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Best time to visit Kedarnath, India

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The best time to visit Kedarnath is February-March

Are you looking for the best time to visit Kedarnath? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Kedarnath is a great destination to visit almost all year round, February-March is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 16℃ (61℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 19℃ (66℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Kedarnath is around -13℃ (8℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Kedarnath are usually in June, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Kedarnath falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

June

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Kedarnath seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Kedarnath

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 Kedarnath 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.

Kedarnath 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 Kedarnath 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

Kedarnath in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in March

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in May

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 7 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in June

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kedarnath in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kedarnath in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 21 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kedarnath in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kedarnath in September

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

Kedarnath in October

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in November

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Kedarnath in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kedarnath 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 Kedarnath is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (61℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kedarnath 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 Kedarnath is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kedarnath, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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