Best Time to Visit Leh

Although there are three seasons in Leh, summer, monsoon & winter, the monsoon is negligible since Leh is located at such a high altitude & it’s a rain shadow area. During summer, the weather is cool & pleasant, while the winters are extremely cold and bring snowfall.

When to Visit Leh for Holidays?

Mid-June to September is the best time to visit Leh, when the weather is cool and pleasant & offers the best conditions for having a wonderful time. Leh has no monsoon, while the winters are extremely cold.

Climate in Leh


Summer Season (March till June, Temperature -1°C to 15°C)

The summer season is the best time to visit Leh as the weather is pleasant & perfect for sightseeing. Much of the snow begins melting by the month of May. Apart from sightseeing, the Hemis Festival is held during the month of June.


Monsoon Season (July to September, Temperature 15°C to 35°C)

Unlike the rest of India, Leh does not receive much rainfall during the monsoon. This is also a great time to visit Leh to enjoy sightseeing.


Winter Season (late October to February, Temperature -2°C to -14°C)

It is not advisable to visit Leh during winters, as both the Leh-Srinagar Highway & Leh-Manali Highway remain closed because of excessive snowfall.