Leh Weather Guide 2020 | Climate Condition in Leh
Irrespective of what time you are arriving in Leh, the weather will always play a major role in how your adventure turns out. A remote region on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is as beautiful as it gets. 

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Dusty mountains, snow capped peaks in the distance, blue lakes, green rivers, oasis-like towns, and the colorful monasteries are the best places to visit in Leh which make this place a heaven worth visiting while you are alive. Leh, at the very center of it, is the capital of Ladakh and has somewhat a similar temperature as the rest of the region.
With the coming of every season, Leh dawns on a different color and dazzles everyone who visits or at least wishes to visit here, with pictures coming out of the region and enticing everyone to witness the beauty on their own. 

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Be it the dusty and dry summers with pleasant weather, or the wintery cold sheet of snow of the winters in Leh, the climate has been welcoming visitors to witness the best of it. Although the ways to get to Leh keep changing as per the season, the magnificence of this place keeps getting better with time.

Leh weather guide will be everything you need to know before you start your trip to Leh-Ladakh.
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Leh in Summer

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Leh in Summer
With the ways to get into Ladakh by road opening up, Leh is at its pleasant best-come summers. In the month of May, the winter snow starts to melt and gives Leh a new life. For the next almost 4 months, Leh turns the center seat for all of Ladakh, with tourists pouring in from around the world and wanting to visit various attractions of Ladakh.

The summer average temperature of Ladakh is around 13-degree Celsius, with the lowest hitting 2.8 degrees in the nights of May, and the highs going up to 18-degrees in the days of July. This is what makes summer the best time to arrive in Leh.

When it comes to Leh weather, summer also means that the climate at major attractions like Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake remain at their pleasant best. Also, 
summertime is when there are many amazing festivals actually happening in Leh. Hemis Festival happens in the month of June and the Ladakh festival in the month of September, making summers very much a great time to visit Leh.
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Leh in Winter

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Leh in Winter
In the winter, touring around Ladakh does become a little different from what it is in the summers. With both the major roads to get into Ladakh being closed due to heavy snow, the only way to get to Leh is by air. In the winters of Leh, weather takes a turn for the amazing as you will find the place covered in a white carpet of snow the entire duration you are here.

The dusty mountains turn white, the roads peek out from mounds of snow, and beautiful blue lakes turn into a mix of white and blue ice surfaces. This is because Leh is situated at a height of about 11,400 ft above sea level, where temperatures average out at a -4 degree Celsius for the months of November to March.

At this time, the highest temperature that you will find is about 7.5 degrees in the afternoons of November, while the lows hit -14 degrees in the nights of January. And speaking of January, winters is the time where the most adventurous trek in the world comes into existence; The Chadar Trek.

Adventurers from all over the world come to walk on a frozen River Zanskar for a 10-day trek, which is only possible in the month of January, and in the early weeks of February. Though difficult, winters are not an impossible period of time to explore the pearly white beauty of Leh.

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Leh in Monsoon

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Leh in Monsoon
The rest of North India starts getting the first drizzles in the month of July, but when it comes to Leh, the climate has a different turn to take. Because of being on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, rains are a rare thing to happen in Ladakh.

Though it does rain here sometimes, there is no major change in the overall scenario of the place, and Leh remains to be the pleasant self of its charm. However, the roads leading to Leh, especially the Manali Leh Highway get tricky to traverse on because of frequent landslides. 

Taking it all in, Monsoons are also a great season to visit Ladakh, especially Leh.

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Best Weather to Visit Ladakh

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Best Weather to Visit Ladakh
When it comes to the question as to which season is the best to visit Ladakh, the short answer is the summer season. A more elaborated answer will tell you not the entire duration of summer is as great.

Starting from the months of June and going on till August, visiting Leh is the best thing to do, as the snow has melted, the views are clear, the roads are open and not at all unsafe as there is always a large crowd of people on the way or returning from Ladakh. You will also find easy access to major attractions of Ladakh like Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, Khardung La Pass, Sham Valley, and Kargil which, many of the travelers visit during their Manali Leh Srinagar bike expedition.

The days are longer and there is more light to explore all the major highlights of the area.

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25 June 2018
Excellent
"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.
05 October 2017
Excellent
First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.
It had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping battling the cold at night I was could see those ice sheet right in front of my eyes. We were walking on ice, we were drinking those ice (of-course the boiled one), but the most exciting part was that we were never complaining even under these extreme condition. Thank to these amazing group of people I was travelling with. The support staff, the organiser and each and every people related to this trip were an amazing host. They made us feel at home, they fulfilled almost all our demands. I had done 2 treks before with other organizations, but these people were the best. The fun we had is quite vivid with this picture, but trust me nothing can be explained in words, you just have to feel it. Keep yourself fit and go for it . It will change the way you see nature , it will change your perception towards people and many more things. Stay happy and keep trekking
12 February 2019
Excellent
Being a fauji kid i always dreamt to do something adventurous and so i chose the most dangerous most exciting chadar trek as my first trek. After reaching the hotel in LEH i was welcomed by Satya sir and guess what we both shared common backgrounds i.e. fauj. After having breakfast i went to the room and slept for an hour or two. In the evening we were briefed by Satya sir and Shashank sir about the trek which actually helped me during the trek. We were a group of 14 among which 8 came solo just like me. At night we introduced each other and slept. Next morning we went for sightseeing and explored beautiful Shey palace and monasteries and by that time we all knew each other names. On day 3 we all went for medical checkups and every member from our group was fit for the trek. In the meantime we went to LEH market for some shopping. We were again briefed by Satya sir , Shashank sir and Sonam Sir and guess what we slept in the tents with our sleeping bags. Next day we started our journey from LEH to Chilling . After reaching chilling we were all set to step our foots on chadar for the first time and that feel was amazing. We walked for 3 hours and reached our first campsite. After having a lovely dinner by our porters we sang songs and went to sleep. Next morning i experienced first snowfall of my life and everything all around us appeared to be white and ahhh what an amazing feel i had that time. By God's grace we all successfully made it to Nerak on day 6 and saw that frozen waterfall for the first time. The josh and the deshbhakti inside me came out, i removed my jackets and stuff, wrapped myself in INDIAN FLAG and waved it at NERAK. I cannot describe that feeling until you experience chadar trek, we spent two hours at Nerak. Alright we made it to Nerak so easily and we all were like wow that was easy but nah something was about to come. After having lunch at Tibb caves we started our journey , after an hour there was a patch when our trek leader Dorge sir saw that chadar is weak ahead and went solo upto 50-80 meters & came back and said we cannot go from here, so we climbed up the hill carefully as it was all covered with snow. And again after this we saw the same thing but this time we couldn't go through the hills as those were standing hills. And at this point we all thought one thing that we all made it to nerak so easily, this has to be happened. Dorge sir again went solo up to 50 meters to check the chadar and suddenly his legs went inside the chadar upto knee. Being an experienced trekker he immediately came out and changed his socks. We didnt have any option so we started walking on the chadar. I being second last in my group saw my group mates how carefully they were walking on chadar, I heard the satisfying sound of crushing the chadar when my right foot went inside the chadar and my gumboots was filled by water. Ah i didn't went mad but stayed calm, my friend Dev behind me shouted Dorge sir come here, and he within 30 seconds came back to me removed my gumboots and helped me to change the socks. We successfully made it to our tents that day and the rest of the journey. All I want to say is we were a group of motivators, we became a family and from day 1 to day 9 we all were positive and supported each other. Much thanks to all the porters who made such yummy foods for us. Thank you to dorge sir & Sonam Sir who always said we will go to Nerak. Thank you to Satya sir and Shashank sir who's briefings really helped me during the trek. I wish again to be with this group because we became a family. Thankyou Thrillophilia for such a wonderful journey on chadar. I will be uploading my chadar trek journey on youtube soon i.e. PUNEET VLOGS. Peace
16 July 2019
Excellent
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.
16 March 2020
Excellent
Kang Yatse Trek has been one of the most satisfying explorations of my life. My trek through Thrillophilia has made it all the more satisfying and happening. Starting from checking into the hotel at Leh, it has made sure the travelers had the most happening treks of their lives. The impeccable arrangements at the hotel and the routine trek plan under experts made the trek absolutely hassle free.
26 February 2020
Excellent
"It was really amazing and wonderful experience. Briefing about Chadar Trek by Kavish and Rizwan really helped. Both are really very supportive. Tour operator Mr. Thupstan also very supportive and he managed the trek very well. All staff of trek including guide, chef, porters were very experienced, capable and supportive. Overall it was great experience."
17 February 2020
Superb
I did many treks with thrillophilia till now, and chadar was one of my life time experiences. I don't want to talk much about the trek as many people here shared their trek experiences, I will share my experience with thrillophilia and our vendor. So unlike other treks and camps we got the best food here (even in this freezing -20 to -30 degrees temp.), we got the best guide here (who made all the efforts to reach until last point where we can place of foot), best views here (trust me the images you have seen are not enough compared to the real time experiences). The only reason I strike out a star here is its price. I am more of a 'travel new spend few' kind of person, so I just felt the pricing over the scale.
16 February 2020
Excellent
I am very happy with the experience I got with thrillophilia. Everything was managed very well and all the requirements were taken care of. The arrangements were more than my expectation. And out trek guide Sam was very calm, fun loving person who was always ready to help. The trek was amazing and would like to continue with thrillophilia for my upcoming treks.
13 February 2020
Excellent
Extremely challenging trek but worth the money. Thanks to the operator Salamat for doing the best arrangements in Leh and on the trek. Thanks to Rizwan and Kavish for setting our expectations right and guiding us about tye trek challenges, Dos & Don'ts, things we need to take care of and the gears related help. It helped a lot with the trek. Overall a very nice experience with Thrillophilia!

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