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Best time to visit Kargil, India

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The best time to visit Kargil is March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, March is the best time to go to Kargil.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) in Kargil. The average low temperatures in winter float around -5℃ (22℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -9℃ (15℉).

The days are longest in Kargil in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in February, 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.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Kargil, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

July

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Kargil seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kargil as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kargil 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 Kargil

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 Kargil 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.

Kargil 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 Kargil 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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Kargil in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Kargil in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Kargil in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kargil in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kargil in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.

Kargil in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kargil in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kargil in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kargil is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kargil is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kargil is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kargil, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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