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Climate in Leh Ladakh

The climate in Ladakh varies from enjoyable to extremely challenging. This is a high-altitude region popularly known as the cold desert and is located in the rain shadow region in North India. In winters, from October to March, 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 degrees Celsius.

Mountaineers and trekkers enjoy the climate of Leh Ladakh to the fullest! Considering the extremities you face here, make sure to carry winter shields, woolen wear, and snow boots. During December and January, the inflow of tourists is comparatively low. However, the peak season in Ladakh starts in April and runs till mid-May. Thus, the well-planned Ladakh tour packages witness a huge demand during these months. You can book your Ladakh trip with us and enjoy a hassle-free vacation!

The remaining year is hotter in the hills and temperatures in summer go up to 30 degrees 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 Ladakh: Besides a stunning landscape, Leh Ladakh temperature has a great diversity. 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. The summer season lasts from May to September. Glaciers in Leh take the entire season to melt.

Ladakh Temperature

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. Temp. (°C)

-8.6

-5.8

-0.3

5.3

9.8

13.7

17.4

16.8

12.9

6.4

0.3

-5.1

Min. Temp. (°C)

-14.2

-12

-6.5

-1.3

2.8

6.6

10.3

9.6

5.4

-0.9

-6.7

-11.4

Max. Temp. (°C)

-3

0.4

6

11.9

16.8

20.9

24.5

24

20.5

13.8

7.4

1.2

Avg. Temp. (°F)

16.5

21.6

31.5

41.5

49.6

56.7

63.3

62.2

55.2

43.5

32.5

22.8

Min. Temp. (°F)

6.4

10.4

20.3

29.7

37

43.9

50.5

49.3

41.7

30.4

19.9

11.5

Max. Temp. (°F)

26.6

32.7

42.8

53.4

62.2

69.6

76.1

75.2

68.9

56.8

45.3

34.2

Precipitation / Rainfall (mm)

12

10

10

7

7

4

14

16

11

3

3

6