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Climate in Leh Ladakh

The desert type of climate is typical of Leh Ladakh with dry winds blowing throughout the day and summers being hot and humid. On your visit to Leh, you will face the cold desert climate, especially from October to March. In winters the temperatures are extreme in Leh, dipping below freezing point. However, winter days are sunny and bright. The lowest winter temperature recorded in Leh is around minus 23 degree Celsius. Mountaineers and trekkers enjoy the climate of Leh Ladakh to the fullest! Considering the extremities that you face here, make sure to carry winter shields, woolen wear and snow boots. During the months of December and January the inflow of tourist is comparatively low. However, the peak season in Ladakh starts from April and runs till mid-May. Thus, during these months, the well-planned Ladakh tour packages witness a huge demand.

The remaining year is hotter in the hills and temperatures in summer go up to 30 degree Celsius. Though sightseeing in summer can get hectic during the day, you will enjoy the cool breeze at night. Rainfall in Leh averages up to 90 mm every year and is rare in winter.

Climate in LadakhBesides a stunning landscape, Leh Ladakh has a great diversity of climate. Part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh has aptly been called a high altitude desert. Abnormal rains in winter often cause the temperature to dip further. With the winter season lasting more than half the year, summer is a short spell that is mostly dry and windy. Summer season lasts from May to September. Glaciers in Leh take the entire season to melt.