October marks the beginning of the biting cold season of winter in Ladakh. Once considered the period that hindered the tourist flow in the region, today this season is yet another reason to draw adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Winter is the longer period than the summers in Ladakh, however, this harsh season comes with incredible opportunity to scale new heights of adventure and thrill. Be it walking on the frozen lake in the Chadar trek or attempting submit bids in many lofty mountains, winter only adds to the inspiration of the daredevils. With temperature going as low as -30℃, Ladakh has a different side to exhibit to its ardent lovers.
Along being the perfect time to enjoy trekking, winter also gives tourists the opportunity to understand the Ladakhi culture and lifestyle better. While it gets extremely chilly and the local people have to sit unemployed for sometime, this is your only opportunity to have a better look at the natives’ houses and life. Also, winter is a season a number of celebrations as well. Ladakhi Losar, Spituk Gustor, Thiksay Gustor, Stok Monastery Festival, Matho Monastery Festival and Dosmoche are few of the celebrations that you can be happily a part of. Apart from this, winter is the ideal time for birdwatching in Ladakh and a perfect time for souvenir and handicraft purchase at the best prices.