Kedarnath in Summer - From April till June
The summer season, from April to June, is the best time to visit Kedarnath. The temperature ranges from 15°C to 30°C. The region experiences mild warmth and cool breeze during the summer, making the weather enjoyable. Tungnath Temple, Gauri Kund, and Bhairavnath Temple are the major attractions you can add to your Kedarnath tour package.
Kedarnath Temperature in Summer:
The average temperature of Kedarnath in April ranges from -3°C to 8°C. However, the days remain sunny, and nights experience extreme cold.
In May, the average temperature in Kedarnath ranges from 0°C to 5°C. Kedarnath Yatra starts this month. The weather remains cold, and thus, it is advisable to carry woolens as the temperature dips to 0°C at night.
The average temperature in Kedarnath in June ranges from 4°C and 12°C. The region experiences sunny weather during the daytime. June is the perfect time to visit the Kedarnath Yatra.
Kedarnath in Monsoon - From July till September
Planning a Kedarnath Yatra during the monsoon season, from July to September, is not recommended as the region experiences heavy rainfall. The chances of landslides increase, and blockage of routes can cause several delays in the journey. The temperature of Kedarnath during the monsoon season is between 15°C and 12°C.
Kedarnath Temperature in Monsoon:
The monsoon starts in Kedarnath in July, and the region receives average rainfall. The temperature ranges between 6°C and 15°C. The cloudy and rainy weather makes the Yatra difficult.
- In August, the average temperature of Kedarnath ranges between 8°C and 14°C. The days remain humid, but nights become moderately cold this month. Therefore, it is highly recommendable to carry a raincoat and umbrella.
The average temperature in September in Kedarnath ranges between 3°C and 12°C. The weather remains comfortable this month, and it is an ideal time for the Kedarnath Yatra.
Kedarnath in Winter - From October till March
During the winter season, the region experiences sub-zero temperatures and freezing weather. The temple also remains shut during this time of the year due to heavy snowfall. Sometimes there are sunny days too, and the temperature ranges between 0°C and 20°C. People can visit the Kedarnath region if they wish to explore the enchanting beauty of the snow-clad peaks and the region covered with snow during the winter season from October to April.
In the winter season, the idol of Kedarnath shifts from Kedarnath Temple to Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath. It is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and remains the winter abode of Lord Kedarnath for six months. Omkareshwar Temple is one of the oldest shrines in India and is among the Panch Kedar. Therefore, pilgrims can visit here and seek blessings from Lord Kedarnath in the winter season.
Kedarnath Temperature in Winter:
In October, the temperature ranges from 1°C to 5°C in Kedarnath. The region experiences cold weather. Therefore, it is advisable to carry heavy woolens as the temperature dips at night.
The average temperature in Kedarnath in November ranges between -10°C and 4°C. The region starts receiving heavy snowfall, and temples usually close this month on Bhaiya Dooj.
- In December, the temperature varies between -15°C and -2°C in Kedarnath. The region receives heavy snowfall, due to which the routes get blocked, and Kedarnath Yatra is closed.
The average temperature in Kedarnath in January ranges from -18°C to -4°C. Kedarnath receives heavy snowfall in January, and the temple is closed.
In February, the climate of Kedarnath remains below zero degrees. The average temperature of Kedarnath in February is between -17°C and -3°C. In addition, the region experiences heavy snow showers.
- In March, Kedarnath weather remains chilly, and the region remains closed due to heavy snow. As a result, the region experiences an average temperature from -12°C to 1°C.
Why visit Kedarnath?
Kedarnath is one of the holiest sites of Lord Shiva. It is also among the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand. This holiest pilgrimage is set amidst the mountainscape of the Garhwal Himalayas at the head of the Mandakini River. The temple is flocked by a large number of pilgrims from all over the country every year seeking salvation. Kedarnath Temple remains open for almost six months and closed for the remaining part of the year. So if you want to visit the abode of a supreme being, book Kedarnath Yatra Packages with Indian Holiday today!
In summer, the region experiences pleasant weather, and it is the best time to visit Kedarnath Yatra. However, the monsoon in Kedarnath is not an advisable season to visit for Yatra as the region experiences heavy downpours. The landslides are common due to rainfall, and if you are planning, it is advisable to keep buffer days in case you get stuck. In winters, Kedarnath experiences snowfall and temperature dips below zero. September and October is the best time to visit Kedarnath in winter and after that, the region starts receiving heavy snowfall. The temple closes in November, mostly two days after Diwali on the day of Bhaiya Dooj.
Things to know before you visit Kedarnath
- The temple opens from April to October, and for the rest of the year, it remains closed due to heavy snowfall.
- The best time to visit the temple is from May to June and September to October.
- It is advisable to avoid harsh winters and monsoon seasons. The region receives heavy snowfall in the winter season, and during the monsoon, the heavy rains cause landslides, leading to road blockage. So always keep buffer days if you plan a trip in the monsoon season.
- Always keep buffer days if you are planning a trip in the monsoon season.
- Carry heavy woolens in the winter season. Also, carry sunscreen and sunglasses to avoid sunburn.
- If you are planning to visit in summer, then carry light woolens.
- In the monsoon, do not forget to carry an umbrella and raincoat. In addition, a medical kit with painkillers, antiseptic creams, and tablets for fever, cold, cough, and altitude sickness is a must.
- Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy clothes while trekking.
- Carry a battery-operated torch, fully-charged power banks, and extra batteries for cameras.
- Only BSNL operates here.
- Make sure to book accommodation prior as during the peak season there are fewer chances of getting good accommodation at a favorable price.
- Do not forget to carry important documents including tickets, cash, and photo identity proof.