Ladakh Temperature - All Month Weather Guide of Ladakh 2020
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.

Steal the deal: 12 Days Manali Leh Jeep Safari Tour Package at Rs. 37,900/- only.
Deal of the day: FLAT ₹5000 OFF on Leh Srinagar Bike Trip

Spiti and Lahaul is to the south west 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. 
01

January and February

Send Enquiry
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. 
Send Enquiry
02

Best Offers on Ladakh Tour Packages: Enquire Now

Send Enquiry
Best Offers on Ladakh Tour Packages: Enquire Now
Send Enquiry
03

March

Send Enquiry
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. 
Send Enquiry
04

April

Send Enquiry
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. 
Send Enquiry
05

May

Send Enquiry
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.  
Send Enquiry
06

June

Send Enquiry
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.
Send Enquiry
07

July and August

Send Enquiry
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. 

Send Enquiry
08

September

Send Enquiry
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
Send Enquiry
09

October

Send Enquiry
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.

Send Enquiry
10

November

Send Enquiry
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. 

Here are a number of attractions in Leh Ladakh that are filled with extreme pristine beauty, the list is inclusive of well- known ancient monasteries, other religious sites.
Send Enquiry
11

December

Send Enquiry
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. 

Experience world's most thrilling, scenic and adventurous bike trip with this 10 days motorcycle trip to Ladakh via Leh Manali highway. Enquire now about the best Leh Ladakh bike trip package.
Send Enquiry
12

Best Time to Visit Ladakh

Send Enquiry
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.
Send Enquiry
Newly Added Ladakh Tour Packages

Trending in Ladakh

Attractions in Ladakh

Explore All (62)
Explore All (62)

Trekking in Ladakh

Explore All (71)
Explore All (71)

Camping in Ladakh

Explore All (85)
Explore All (85)

Tent Stays in Ladakh

Explore All (34)
Explore All (34)

Homestays in Ladakh

Explore All (16)
Explore All (16)

Ladakh Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Ladakh

Popular Related Destinations