Ladakh Weather in July – A Guide to Ladakh Weather Conditions in July
Ladakh weather in July is considered as the most vibrant and colourful period to plan a trip to this fantasyland. This is the month when the region hosts almost the largest number of visitors from all across the globe. This is also the time, when visitors not only tour around the region, but also participate in an array of fun-filled and adventurous activities.
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Well, having said that July could be the best time to visit Ladakh, there are lot of factors that one should know and consider before planning their trip to Ladakh. In this blog, we will talk in details about all the Ladakh weather conditions in July, and offer you a comprehensive guide to plan your trip with ease!
As July is one of the peak bright months in the valley, the snow blanket is completely gone by the beginning of this month. Furthermore, as summer has already arrived in the region, the days remain considerably warmer than other months. Though the mornings could be a bit cold, temperature gradually starts rising as the sun rises overhead. On a whole, temperature during the day should reach up to 15 to 23 degrees with afternoon recording the highest. By late afternoon, temperature takes a slow dip, and can fall up to 10 degrees.
However, by the time it’s late evening; or night, temperature could fall somewhere between 5 to 8 degrees. Though the night temperature or Ladakh weather in July promises warmer nights than other months, one should definitely consider getting acclimatised to such low temperature at nights. And the best possible way to get acclimatised to such low temperature would be spending some time at lower altitudes. Maybe, one can spend a day or two in Srinagar valley or in Manali to get properly acclimatised with Ladakh weather in July.
Also, July is the month that marks the beginning of monsoon in the Himalayas. Keeping this in mind, if you plan a road trip to Ladakh via Manali-Leh Highway, you should be extremely careful as there are chances of landslides in this route. Though the route remains fully operational, landslides brings down the traffic to a halt. At times, traffic congestion may last up to hours, and this might make the journey difficult for the visitors.
On the other hand, the Srinagar-Leh Highway offers zero hassles in the month of July. Thus, this route is preferred by many to reach their favourite destination. However, in the entire course, you may have to go through some uneven trails near the Zoji La Pass, but then, it is quite well manageable.
Ladakh weather in July can also get rainy at time as July is the monsoon time in Himalayas. One should be prepared to experience sudden rainfall while touring around the region.
Also, as the snow and the glaciers are under complete meltdown in July, you may have to come across water patches in the midst of your journey. Locally called as ‘nullahs’, these water crossings or streams could be found all across Ladakh. Though not considered as extreme, at times, they could offer you much of challenges in crossing them; especially if you are travelling on motorcycles. For other vehicles; hatchbacks, SUVs, and other 4-wheelers, ground clearance could become an issue. And to be precise here, the small rivulets or nullahs could be found all across Leh-Ladakh region during the month of July.
In case, you want to avoid all these hassles, you should book direct flights to Leh Airport. You can book flights to Leh from almost all the major metropolitan as well as major cities in India.
Lastly, while planning a trip to Ladakh in the month of July, you should also pay attention to what and how to pack. As already explained, July month showcase a mix of warmer as well as rainy days. Hence, along with warm clothes, you should also consider packing waterproof jackets, umbrellas, and any type of clothing that you think can keep you dry even while the monsoon shows its glory in the region. Do ensure to carry woollen clothes, warm jackets, ponchos, hand gloves, warm caps, good-quality trekking shoes, and anything that can keep you warm.
Also, do not forget to check our guide to how to plan a trip to Ladakh in July to plan an exciting and enthralling trip to the magical locales of Ladakh!
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