Ladakh Weather Guide 2020 | Climate Condition in Ladakh

Ladakh weather is no mystery to the travelers for its extreme nature. From temperature variation of -20 degrees to 22 degrees Celsius throughout the year, this high-altitude place offers arid air, direct sunlight and harsh cold to its visitors and residents most of the times.

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However, varying characteristics can be noticed during the change of seasons in this cold desert climate zone. Summers, early winters and extreme winters show the magic of nature distinctly and this feature attracts tourists at a large scale from all over the world. 

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Winters can be harshly cold when the temperature sets very well below the freezing point and summers heat up the terrain with a lens like sunlight and aridity. Ladakh climate invites rains on a very low scale, rather very irregular on the other side and this feature brings many changes to the picture perfect location.

Here are the best seasons to visit Ladakh:

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Ladakh in Summer

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Ladakh in Summer
The summers of Ladakh ranges from the month of May to August, roughly. Calling it a summer as the temperature ranges from 3 degrees at night to 16 degrees in the morning in May. As June arrives, highest shoot up goes with 21 degrees in daylight.

Though the area remains cold in general, direct sunlight and its exposure give sunburn and skin damage easily.With the onset of July, the warmest phase of Ladakh climate appears and a maximum of 25 degrees is easily noticeable. The snow caps melt and zone get rush of travelers at the fastest pace.

By August, the chills in Ladakh weather starts to show its face again. In short, the place doesn't allow one to sleep without blankets in the night due to fall in diurnal temperature as the night rises, even in months of June and July.

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Ladakh in Monsoon

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Ladakh in Monsoon
Well, honestly Ladakh weather is quite plucky and shows a different attitude in Monsoon. As the major zone falls in rainshadow region, usually drizzles to light rain are faced here. But, the roads that take one towards Ladakh turn ugly with landslides and rock breaks.

So, it is better to plan the trip with precautions during months of late July and August.

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Ladakh in Winter

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Ladakh in Winter

Let’s give Winters a little division to understand the Ladakh Weather in detail.

-Early Winter: From September to November, the slight winter onset is well noticeable. There will not be almost any day when you will not feel cold. A pleasant Ladakh climate could be seen when days bath with sunshine and temperature goes between 20-22 degrees.
But nights are again bitter cold and needs your warm clothes to be unpacked. By the time November is invited, the aura gets murky and rush gets lower.

-Frosty Winter: As December, January and February stick the calenders, Ladakh freezes deep and the temperature begins to mingle around -20 to -10 degrees. The zone begins to experience snowfall, especially in January and brings in a rush amongst adventurous trekkers who wish to cover naturally hidden and frozen treks.

The ice sheets and thick river surfaces get nakedly visible and the highways and roads connecting Ladakh get blocked. Bring a huge set of good warm clothes, comfortable boots, and thermo
wears if wish to see snow-capped paths and peaks. As February rises up, the respite and some sunshine provide a sense of relief to the frosty skin, body, and soul.

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Late Winter: It is still a chilly Ladakh Weather when March arrives. But surely not as much as previous months. Ranging from -5 degree to 10 degrees, a little snowfall could still be experienced. The weather again turns exciting for travelers and roads begin to unblock. Hop in the zone for fun and excitement and enjoy the scenic beauty with bare eyes.

However the weather is, Ladakh is a wonder on Earth and a blessing to nature. Once in a life, the place must be explored by everyone whether a wanderer, adventurer or a couch potato. Get the soul rejuvenated and obtain peace at nature’s lap.

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