Ladakh Temperature - All Month Weather Guide of Ladakh 2021
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Ladakh Temperature

Ladakh needs no introduction to travel enthusiasts as visitors from across the globe come to the place for its breathtaking beauty at different times of the year in different Ladakh temperature. Also known as the ‘cold desert’, Ladakh has beauty, which is difficult to put into words. Buy the 12 Days Manali Leh Bike Trip Package to experience the surreal beauty of nature.

The region is landlocked and lies between the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram Range. The insane landscapes, the high altitude mountains, the saltwater lakes and the cold desert – what else can you ask for? While Tibet lies to the east of Ladakh, the Kashmir valley is towards the west.

Spiti and Lahaul is to the southwest of Ladakh. For adventure enthusiasts, Ladakh is as good as paradise. Ladakh climate has extremities – both in summers and winters. There is practically no rainfall and the place is dry and arid. It is better to know about the weather conditions of each month and then plan your Ladakh trip accordingly. 

Here is a full guide to know about Ladakh temperature:

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January and February

January and February are extremely cold months in Ladakh, with temperatures dropping much below the freezing point. There is constant heavy snowfall in these months leading to freezing temperatures. Adaptation and survival become truly tough during these months.

While the minimum temperature can drop to well -15°C, the maximum temperature remains close to -2°C. Winter is practically unbearable for people who cannot handle and withstand the freezing temperatures. Water and electricity supply is vastly affected due to the chilling weather conditions.
 
However, these are the two months for the Winter Chadar Trek. Adventure enthusiasts select the time from mid-January to mid-February for trekking on the frozen Zanskar River. The Tso Moriri and Pangong Lake also have different shades.

The lakes are frozen with ice and suitable for trekking. Various kinds of festivals in Ladakh are also held in these two months. Snow Leopard Trekking is a popular trek in the winters in Hemis National Park. The numbers of tourists are quite less because bearing the cold is not that easy. 
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March

During the month of March, the weather gets a bit better when compared to the chilling and freezing winter months. However, even this weather seems to be extremely cold for the majority of the travelers and tourists visiting the place. As the sun comes out well in March, the days become sunny.

Ladakh temperature during winters rises to about 6°C during the daytime. But during the night, the temperatures drop again and go below freezing point to almost -5°C, making the nights extremely chilling. The highways are still closed for traveling and the only way to reach Ladakh is by flight from Srinagar or Delhi. Camping is also not feasible at Nubra and Pangong. 
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April

Travel to Ladakh and get mesmerized with its magnificent beauty! It is from the month of April that travelers and tourists start coming to Ladakh. It is because April marks the onset of summer in Ladakh. Heavy snowfall practically stops in April, though occasional snowfall can be experienced. While the maximum temperature remains in the range of 10-15°C, the minimum temperature can drop below freezing point to -1°C.

If you expect the weather to be pleasant and warm, you will be disappointed. The mountains remain covered in snow and the lakes in Ladakh begin to melt by end of April. You will have clear sky at this time, but you will need to put on abundant warm clothes to be comfortable. 
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May

The thawing of snow begins in mid-May. Even in the month of May, you will feel that winter has not gone completely. There is a certain amount of chilliness in the breeze, which persists. The sun shines brightly during the daytime and Ladakh temperature reaches up to 16°C in the day.

The minimum temperature remains in the range of 3°C. Since the snow starts melting, the roads become pretty slippery. By the end of May and beginning of June, the Leh Highway opens up. However, the Manali-Leh highway still remains closed. Air travel is the best way to reach Ladakh, as many roads are still closed. There are many hotels in Leh available for stay round the year.  
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June

By early June, all the roads open up to Ladakh and the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh circuit can be completed. Initially, the conditions of the roads are not that good for the snow melts, but by mid-June, things start coming under control. The snow melts and small streams are seen flowing across the roads in many places.

Ladakh climate at this time is quite interesting and comforting. During the daytime, the sun shines brightly and temperature remains in the range of almost 21°C. However, at night, there is the sudden drop in temperature till almost 7°C. A blanket is needed to keep oneself warm. Majority of the festivals and trekking expeditions in Ladakh begin at this time. 

Manali to Leh road trip tour packages will enchant your life for months to come with its magical and ravishing memories. A journey where you ride at your own speed and cherish forever.
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July and August

If you want to see Ladakh in the best manner, July and August are the months to be there. The land of passes presents a majestic view at this time of the year. All the roads and passes which are there for reaching Ladakh open at this time of the year. All kinds of travelers and tourists visit Ladakh at this time and enjoy the scenic splendor that the place offers.

Lose yourself in the tranquil and serene ambiance of the grand mountains. July and August are monsoon months in India, but Ladakh remains completely dry opening up its doors for visitors. 

Weather in July is little hot in Ladakh as the sun scorches pretty well. Ladakh temperature during the day might rise up to 25°C in the daytime. At night too, it remains in the range of 10-12°C. By mid-August, Ladakh starts getting cold again and it is recommended to take proper woolens and unexpected temperature drops have been experienced many times.

If you are taking road trips from Manali or Srinagar, leave early so that you can avoid rush and traffic at Rohtang Pass and Sonmarg respectively. Know more about the road trip to Ladakh and book the best package before its too late. 

Here's our full guide on delhi to Leh-Ladakh trip that will immensely help you in your journey. 

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September

September is the month when you can enjoy an excellent landscape view of Ladakh with lesser numbers of tourists in the place. If you travel to high altitude passes like Chang La and Khardung La, you might experience snowfall in mid-September. In this month, Ladakh already experiences the winter season; the chill can be felt already.

The waters in the various lakes are still liquid and glimmer in the sunshine. During the daytime, the sunlight is quite strong and the weather seems pleasant with temperature in the range of 20-22°C. At night, temperatures fall down to almost 6°C. Ladakh looks grand and magnificent in this month. 

Leh Ladakh is a well-known destination among adventure enthusiast. There are numerous activities in Ladakh to enjoy like river rafting, trekking and so on
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October

Winter life is in full swing during October in Ladakh. Though the highways remain still open, the roads are often covered in snow. Snowfall is common with cold breezes blowing particularly in the high altitude areas. Usually, adventure lovers and passionate travelers explore Ladakh in October.

Ladakh temperature during the daytime remains in the range of 12-14°C, while during the night it drops to 0°C or even below that. Diskit Festival, a monastery festival is hosted in this month. 

Ladakh monasteries are among the best things to see in the Himalayan region of India. The monasteries in Ladakh are breathtaking and enchanting structures that still hold the Buddhist heritage alive and fresh.

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November

All highways leading to Ladakh are closed in November. Airway is the only mode of transportation available. November is complete winter month in Ladakh and temperatures remain well below freezing point in the place. While maximum temperature reaches to just 7°C, minimum temperature can drop down to -6°C.

Freezing of the lakes is seen at this time. Water scarcity is also an impending problem at this time. Electricity also comes for just 6 hours in the day during evening time. Padum and Thiskey festivals are poplar during the month of November. 

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December

When it comes to Ladakh temperature, this month has the scariest figures. It is the coldest month of the year, when the temperature drops down well below the freezing point. During the day time, the maximum temperature hovers in the range of just 1-2°C. This is still bearable. However, at night, the minimum temperature is freezing at around -15 to -13°C.

It extremely chilling and uncomfortable. All highways remain closed as there is heavy snowfall and roads are blocked. Rivers and lakes have thick covering of ice on them. Since the weather seems unbearable by the common man, there are practically no tourists in the area during this time of the year. Golden Namchot and Losar are poplar festivals during December. 

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Best Time to Visit Ladakh

Now that you have detailed idea about Ladakh climate and weather conditions and the temperatures during each month of the year, planning a trip becomes easier. Depending the way in which you wish to go to Ladakh will decide your best time. For instance, if you want to avail the roadway, June to September is the best time as the highways remain open and accessible.

If you want to visit Ladakh on a bike trip, June to September is the best time as well. Magical panoramas can be enjoyed and experienced at this time of the year. If you want to travel by air, you can go to Ladakh at any time. 

Bringing back the vigor of younger days, the once-in-a-lifetime experience will make you come across breathtaking sights. It also gives you the much-needed nudge to be physically fit before you even get there. Explore a thrilling holiday with various Leh & Ladakh tours packages.
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"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.
11 July 2019
Excellent
We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
We had a wonderful experience with Thrillophilia Out tour was Leh-Ladakh 6N7D, which includes Leh Sightseen, Nubra Valley Overnight Stay, Pangong Overnight Night. 1. First of all you should know that Thrillophilia doesn't have its own Travel Team. Thrillophilia actually linked up with several local Travel Agency. Once your Tour is booked Thrillophilia tagged one local Travel Agency for your Tour and that particular travel agency will take care of your entire tour. Our travel manager is Lobzang Tseldon. She is very helpful and you will not face any problem in your entire tour. 1. Hotel provided in Leh: Ladakh Heights. The hotel was very good,neat and clean.It is a new hotel so you don't found any pics in the internet. But lobzang will send you the pics of the Hotel. There is a canteen within the hotel where you will be having complimentary breakfast and dinner. Non Vegetarian please let Lobzang know that you want non-veg items as well.they generally prepare veg items only.but on request they will provide you omlette in breakfast and chicken/mutton in dinner. So if anyone wants to book Thrillophilia please ask Thrillophilia to tag you to the travel agency that offers non veg items too. The Hotel Ladakh Heights is a bit far from the main city but don't worry Lobzang will provide you car for visit to Leh market whenever required and she will not charge you for that. You will get a beautiful view from this hotel but if you want to stay near the main city you will not get any view from the hotel. 2. The stay at Nubra Valley was awesome. They have Royal Camp in Nubhra and it's is a nature-friendly camp. You will love it, I can guarantee you. 3. They stay at Pangong was okay. You can understand that at that altitude you will not get luxury.so the camp provided at Pangong was good for 1 night stay. Overall my experience with Thrillophilia was very good. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot to Lobzang Tseldon for the wonderful arrangements of our tour.
"Trip was really awesome. I feel everyone should consider this trip at least once in their lifetime. My eyes were never tired of looking around at such beautiful and scenic views. I would like to extend my special thanks to Tour leader Mr. Jigmet Tandar. He is highly trained professional. The way he lead the tour made us have more fun. Thanks to the whole crew Jigmet, Stanzin, Wangyal, Kaushal, Tundoop. Made a lot of new friends. One suggestion to Thrillophilia team: Since this is not just any casual trip that anyone can go through please consider keeping a screening process for people who opt for it. This is one of the most extreme adventures where your body and mind will go through a lot of challenges, one can successfully complete this trip only if they are determined and well prepared."
03 June 2019
Excellent
An exhilarating life-changing experience. If you are able bodied, a biking lover, a landscape / scenery admirer and a crazy adventure seeker, this is a must try for life. Our group of bikers were fun-loving yet very responsible riders. We became friends on the very first day and all of us enjoyed every moment, giving mutual respect at every instance, having each other's backs at every dangerous turn. Even elderly couples in the group made amazing memories with all the young folks! The Ladakhi food, the heritage site visits, the campfire dancing, the photos, the market shopping, the music, the hikes, the snow, even the adorable mountain dogs, furry yaks and double-hump camels, every-bit was amazing. The road team was extraordinary, specially Tani (captain) and Shashi (bike repairman). They were very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and also helpful at every step. We had a truck carrying our luggage all along, running behind us all through the roads, making sure no one is left behind. Jigmet has a lot of local connections, so you will be well taken care of at camps and hotels (even Jain food, on request).
24 October 2020
Excellent
I had a wonderful trip with Thrillophilia. Hotel provided in Leh was clean and good. All sightseeing places covered as per itinerary. The camping stay at Nubra Valley and near Pangong lake was awesome. We enjoyed a lot and overall experience was great.
The Sham Valley Trek was one of the most enjoyable treks I have undertaken in the last few years, and all the credit goes to Thrillophilia. The booking experience was extremely smooth and I would highly recommend this company for all your travels in the valley.
17 November 2019
Superb
It was an awesome experience. Completed the tour in July 2019. We had booked for 8 persons on Thrillophilia. The facilities were good, Tani-the tour guide, was superb. Amazing tour, to say the least. I have penned down my entire experience of Ladakh bike tour on my blog. Sharing the link here.
17 November 2019
Excellent
When we made the booking for 6-days trip to Ladakh via Thrillophilia, we had a lot of questions in our mind on how it's going to turn out, especially on whether it's a suitable honeymoon destination even for those who love a bit of adventure. That is primarily because the reviews of Ladakh were a bit scary. Almost all of the people who wrote reviews had a lot of things to warn you about- the extreme climate, sudden decrease in Oxygen levels, deserted/uninhabited places where it's difficult to get some help from anyone in case of any issues and so on. And there were some people who wrote bad reviews about Thrillophilia for some negative experiences they had to endure from the operators. But it was reassuring to see how Thrillophilia answered all the reviews, even the negative ones. They clarified how they assign tour operators based on customer reviews and in case of any negative experiences from the operators, there is not much Thrillophilia can help with apart from not assigning those operators anymore. As we were getting immediate response from Amit on all our queries on a timely basis, we decided to book the package. Cutting to the chase, we were contacted by the operator(Thupstan) the day before our arrival and he ensured that there was a taxi to pick us up on time. The tour guides and the driver of the backup vehicle he assigned for our group were so experienced that all we had to do was to keep riding until they ask us to stop. The halts were all well planned that we didn't have to worry about anything. And they were so approachable in case of any issues. And whenever we rode for a long time, they would come and inspect each bike and fixed any issues immediately. They were always willing to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. Let me quote an instance here - The driver of the backup vehicle had an issue with Blood Oxygen level when we reached Pangong. We had enough stock of Oxygen cylinders in the backup vehicle. But he didn't consider using it and hence took one of the bikes and rode to where he could find a pharmacy to get an Oxygen cylinder for himself. When one of us asked him on why he didn't use one of the cylinders that we had carried, he told us that the cylinders are just for our use and himself or any of the guides won't use that. Such was the concern they had for everyone in the group. In case anyone reading this still has a question regarding whether it's a suitable place for couples, the answer is YES. The accommodation they provide is suitable for couples as well. Even the tents are nice and safe. I could go on like this and I never thought this review is going to be this long when I started writing it. As others have mentioned in the reviews, it's such a beautiful destination and the experience is awesome. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Ladakh, go ahead and embark on this beautiful journey with Thrillophilia. I'm sure that you won't regret it.
"it was a very well organized trip,the hotel was very good,the tent in nubra was lovely and the food was good too..overall a good experience "

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People Also Ask About Ladakh

  1. How to reach Ladakh?

    There are three kinds of transportation services available to finally reach Ladakh:

    By Air: The easiest way of solving the problem of how to reach Ladakh is to travel through air. Air services are the quickest and simplest way to reach anywhere and in case of Ladakh, various aircraft carriers ply on a daily basis. Almost every urban hub of India is well connected to Ladakh through air. The only airport located in Ladakh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which is also used as a military base.

    By Road: There are only two possible routes to reach Ladakh, one is from Srinagar and the other is from Manali. The average distance from Srinagar is around 460 KM and on your way you can enjoy various blissful sceneries of majestic himalayas. If travelling from Manali, you can take the newly made Atal Tunnel which has reduced the distance between both the places. The tunnel is just 9.02 KM long and this distance can be easily covered within 20 minutes.

    By Rail: If thinking about how to reach Ladakh by rails then you might get a little disappointed. The nearest railway station is located at a distance of 700 KM away from Ladakh thus making it the least chosen service of transportation. However, this station “Jammu Tawi” is well connected to all major stations of the country and you can easily reach here.

  2. How to reach Ladakh from Delhi?

    The ones thinking about how to reach Leh Ladakh from Delhi can avail the benefits of newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel. The distance between Delhi to Ladakh is around 1023 KM and to make it less, you can travel via Manali. You can reach Manali from Delhi by taking a train or booking cabs. Once you have reached Manali, you can travel through this 9.02 KM long tunnel and reach your destination within 20 minutes.
  3. How to reach Ladakh from Mumbai?

    The basic answer of how to reach Leh Ladakh from Mumbai can be through air. This kind of travel is hassle free and much more comfortable. However, the airfare can be very costly depending on the date of travel. In this case, the journey through the road comes to the rescue and provides you a more scenic and pocket friendly travel option.

    The distance between Ladakh and Mumbai is around 2000 KMs and can be best covered by travelling through Manali. You will have to cover 1024 KMs to reach Manali, from where you can change your route towards Atal Tunnel and cover the remaining distance within 20 minutes.

  4. How to reach Ladakh from Pune?

    If thinking about How to reach Ladakh by road then the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel comes to the rescue. The tunnel has shortened the distance between Manali to Ladakh to 9.02 KM which can be covered in 15 to 20 minutes. One can easily reach Manali, followed by finally taking the Atal Tunnel. If thinking about How to reach Ladakh by flight then you can easily find daily operating flights to Ladakh Airport from all metropolitan cities of India.
  5. How to reach Leh Ladakh from Delhi by bike?

    A bike trip to Ladakh is a dream of many and some of them have experienced this thrilling journey. What makes it a must do adventure are the panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, the rugged terrains and the unpredictable weather.

    If travelling from Delhi, you can take two routes, one from Manali and the other from Srinagar. If you are interested in a small trip, you can avail the route through Manali which goes through Atal Tunnel. In case you want a more scenic and adventurous route, the one going through Srinagar is recommended.

  6. How to reach Ladakh by road?

    To reach Ladakh by road, you are provided with two routes:

    From Srinagar: This route is the bigger one and provided you with a 460 KM long ride. The route is loaded with beautiful panoramas of the mountains and various beautiful passages.

    From Manali: The route from Manali is much smaller and goes through the tunnel which is 9.2 KM long. This reduces the distance of around 500 KM to mere 9.02 KMs

  7. How to reach Leh Ladakh from Manali?

    The distance between Manali to Ladakh is around 473 KM and it took around 9 to 10 hours to cover this distance through roads. However, the newly made Atal Tunnel has reduced this distance to just 9.02 KM which can be easily covered within 20 minutes. If travelling from Manali to Ladakh, taking the roads is the best option you have.
  8. What is the best time to visit Ladakh on a bike?

    The best time to visit Ladakh on a bike are the months between Mid May to October. Around this time, the weather stays comparatively warm and you can easily cover the roads without feeling cool breezes.

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