What is the best season to visit Leh-Ladakh?

The best season to visit Leh-Ladakh is during the summer and the start of monsoon, that is, from the months of May to August. Summertime is the most pleasant time, when it comes to the temperature and overall climate of the region. The temperatures do not go below 15 degrees Celsius and do not exceed 30 degrees Celsius, making for wonderful weather.

Why travel to Leh-Ladakh?

Leh-Ladakh is a place like no other. A high altitude desert region in the Himalayas, Ladakh is unique in its topography as well as culture. Perhaps like no other region in our country, Leh-Ladakh is replete with unique geographic and natural phenomena that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations. With its crystal clear lakes, its vast desert plains, its high passes and valleys, and of course, its world famous monasteries, Leh-Ladakh is a treat for all types of visitors. 

What is the weather like?

While it is well known for its natural beauty, Leh-Ladakh is also known for its extreme temperatures. The overall climate tends to be quite low due to the region’s high altitude. The winters are quite extreme, with temperatures going down to 0 degrees Celsius and not exceeding 15 degrees Celsius in the winter months from October to March. Even monsoons are quite cold, with average temperatures ranging between 3 degrees Celsius and 17 degrees Celsius. 

What are the benefits of visiting during the summer?

During summertime, as mentioned earlier, the average temperatures during the day range between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. This means that the days are warm and sunny, ideal for sightseeing or stepping out and enjoying the scenery. This time is also the period when the nature of Leh really blooms. As the snow melts, there is a lot more vegetation and flora to be seen, with various colourful flowers and greenery all around. Similarly, rivers and streams swell with the melted ice, making it a marvel to be observed. The spectacular lakes like Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri also melt and showcase crystal clear waters that give a sense of complete peace and serenity. 

The skies are clear and there is no chance of snowfall or rain during the period from May to August. Since the climate is agreeable, tourists should make the best of it and venture out for nature walks and simple hikes, to truly experience the nature of Leh. Similarly, this is the perfect time to visit monasteries like Shey Monastery, Stongdey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, etc. 

Summer time also brings with it a lot of fascinating cultural events in Leh-Ladakh. Tourists who visit the area during this time and experience festivals like Yuru Kabgyat and Saka Dawa, taking place in the month of June. The Hemis Festival, which is held in the honour of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism is a must-see for those interested in the rich heritage of Buddhism in that area. There are performances with dance, music, drama and colourful masks and costumes which can be enjoyed by all. 

Why Choose Pravas The Journey?

Since the months of May to August are the best season, they are also characterised by the highest number of tourists visiting. This is why, if you are planning to visit Leh during the month of July & August, it is best to plan and book flights and accommodation well in advance and that’s where we, Pravas The Journey, come in. 

At Pravas The Journey, we offer our travellers group tours, honeymoon tours as well as customised tours of Leh-Ladakh, which will fulfil all their desires. Those opting for the group tour can enjoy the beauty of the region with visits to places like the Pangong Lake, the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, while passing through the magical mountains and valleys of the place. You can also experience the region’s rich culture, with visits to places like the Lamayuru and Likir Monastery, Shanti Stupa, the Leh Palace and much more. We take care of all the bookings and planning, while you get to simply lay back and give in to the serene nature. 

For those who like their trips to be individualistic, we also offer customised tours that are tailored to your needs. We will plan and execute the dream Leh-Ladakh trip, with all the nature, adventure, relaxation and peace you desire. Leave all the hassle of planning and bookings to us and simply experience the magic of Leh-Ladakh.