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Best time to visit Chitkul, India

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The best time to visit Chitkul is January

Chitkul is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, January is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 42℃ (107℉) in Chitkul. The weather in the winter, especially around December, can reach a minimum of 15℃ (59℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Chitkul when the days are longest, you should visit in May. On average it rains the most days in September, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Chitkul below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

Chitkul seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chitkul as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chitkul is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Chitkul

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chitkul for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chitkul climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chitkul for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Chitkul in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitkul in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitkul in March

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in March, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Chitkul in April

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 30%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Chitkul in May

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Chitkul in June

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Chitkul in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chitkul in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chitkul in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Chitkul in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Chitkul in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitkul in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitkul in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chitkul is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 40℃ (103℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chitkul is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chitkul is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chitkul, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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