Only way around this is if someone can get the permits stamped on your behalf and courier them to you. 1. BSNL has the widest coverage and will work in most of the areas in Ladakh. I will personally not recommend going rafting in October. If traveling in October, unless you were traveling in the first week of the month, chances are that you will have to completely exclude it from your itinerary and stick to the Srinagar route. More importantly what type or car would u recommend ? Please take a look at Clothes for Ladakh Trip: What to Pack for more details. The temperature at night in Ladakh drops below freezing point and as a result, it forms black ice on the roads which can be extremely dangerous. There are plenty of tourists in Ladakh in October so you really have nothing to worry about. Rest, arrange permits and taxi 5th oct – Tso moriri to Leh But you must also know that October is not really the tourist season in Ladakh and there will be a few challenges that you must be prepared for. Just keep these off your itinerary. Snowfall is common with cold breezes blowing particularly in the high altitude areas. In October, the average Leh Ladakh temperature is somewhere between 15 degree celsius and minus 1 degree celsius. That is not correct. I understand it’ll be difficult considering the snow, winds and bad weather. At elevations higher than 3000 meters, there aren’t too many days you won't feel cold. So if you were thinking that you will be the only ones in Ladakh in October then you are wrong. Hotels, restaurants, roads, and pretty much everything will still be open. 2 – Diskit to Turtuk to Panamik Since this this our first experience and the unconditional climate, we are looking for a team where we can travel together from delhi to ladakh. Awaiting your response! On an overall basis, would you call October a good month to go or a bad one? If you still want to take a chance then ensure you get complete information about the weather and road condition first. We’ll be there on Oct 16’th morning. Of the two roads leading here, one gets declared closed for the year and Ladakh becomes accessible by road only via Srinagar. How sunny is it in Leh in October? Thank you so much for taking the time to drop a note and let me know. These charts show the evolution of average minimum/maximum temperatures as well as average daily precipitation volume in Ladakh in october. Most of the small water streams just vanish by October. Q2.Pangong to Tsomoriri , road will opened? Like Pangong and Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri will also remain open in October. 4th – Leh to Diskit The place where you may struggle a bit was Manali Leh Highway. The fact cannot be denied that even Ladakh these days can get a bit crowded in peak tourist season. Thanks for that. 2000 depending on the type of bike you chose. Better to do it the way you planned it. It is a very remote road that only a few tourists or locals travel on. It is a possibility that you were visiting Nubra valley and cannot return from there as planned; because the road across Khardung La was blocked due to recent snowfall. You are welcome !!! Hi Vargis. Thanks! The hospitals in Leh City remain open for all 12 months. M landing in leh on 29 Sept and flying out on 3 oct. Really looking forward to your response. 5th – Diskit to Pangong to Leh Please take a look at the articles below. The bus service to Pangong from Leh remains operational throughout October. No you cannot go there without geting your permits stamped at Leh first. Sahil – I replied on your email with my number. The only time it could be inaccessible by road is if there was early snow and you were traveling towards the end of October. We can complete the circuit.. thanks again. A great risk during a road trip. But when the plan was hatched; I just couldn’t resist saying Yes. For more details, please read How to travel directly from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri. One or two jackets are enough to cover the trip ? https://vargiskhan.com/log/leh-ladakh-in-6-days/, Sir we r planning explore Delhi to ladakh and back to Manali by Royal Enfield Byk in the month of October 15th this year So kindly advice some valuable tips. The nights are back to being bitterly cold and you would need a desi angeethi to warm things up inside. If you were coming from the Manali side, you can visit Tso Kar while coming to Leh by taking a short diversion from Debring. It would be very helpful if you could give me some information on this. Srinagar had minus 1.5, Pahalgam also had minus 1.5 while Gulmarg had minus 5.0 as the minimum temperature. 3rd – Leh to Lamayuru to Leh Stay at Hunder/Diksit. Hello Mr.Vargis Khan – I am a solo traveller and will be flying into Leh on the 27th morning. Several tourists have lost their lives because of AMS, including a friend of mine. Leh to Nubhra to Pangong is on our mind. If you were renting a motorcycle of booking a private cab, then you can modify the plan to something like below. 3. You can arrive here either directly from Leh via Chumathang or directly from Pangong Lake via Chushul. Will be very helpful. Sirji what about nubra velly…? Hello – You can visit Nubra and Pangong in Oct 2nd week but your itinerary seems a bit off. Is it safe to visit Chusul area ( upto Mirpal Tso) in last week of October ? Or return flight is on 4th October. We are a group of 20 ppl with teenage kids and want to travel to leh on 15 oct 2018. Hlo sir me and my friends planning to visit leh from 4 oct to 7oct .so i just want to ask that 3 days is enough . Shopping should also be on your list. Really thank you if I could know the difficulties I will encounter on my trip. We managed to do Pangong to Tso Moriri in one day (took us about 8-8.5 hours with plenty of stops though) and thus got ourselves an extra day in Leh for R&R. On average, the recorded minimum temperature is -12°C. 4. As long as your trip is within first 10 days of October then yes, you should be able to complete the entire circuit. After advantages, let me also list down a few disadvantages of traveling to Ladakh in October. Btw, I would take Srinagar Leh highway for to & fro… places to visit: Khardungla, Nubra, Tso Morriri , Hanle. If the above mentioned plan ain’t a better idea can you suggest us a better plan? Your suggestions for any rental agency to hire cars Visit Nubra Valley. Any other suggestions sir ? If you were catching a flight to Ladakh, you can still rent a bike in Leh and then use it for local sightseeing. Not much to write about me really except for that I love to travel around whenever I can and to wherever I can. Please reply soon…. Why is that so? Pls suggest us itienry as this one is our first time. Rest in the morning. Month-wise Weather in Leh-Ladakh. An easy one would be from Lamayuru to Alchi. But on a positive side, this can also be a chance to catch an early snowfall in Ladakh. Is a bike trip to Ladakh possible in October? In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed an act by which Ladakh became a union territory on 31 October 2019. Hello; Most of the year, it remains dry. Similarly, the guest houses, campsat Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri lakes also starts to set up. Only early part of the month can be called a good time. Reach Leh, cover Nubra, Pangong, and Moriri and return. Chances of this happening are more towards the end of October. Leh Climate graph // Weather by Month. As the night sky remained overcast, minimum temperatures improved throughout J&K and Ladakh. For more information on festivals in Ladakh and their dates, please read Festivals of Ladakh: A Colorful Celebration of Life and Ladakh Festival Dates. 1 / 6. As I m doing it solo need info on my planned itinerary With the number of tourists getting sparse and fewer customers, you will be treated well at any hotel or restaurant you visited. And the same way on oct18’th another bike trip to Nubra valley and Khardung La and back to leh on the same day. You can use it for visiting the local market, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, etc. There have been instances when tourists were stranded on the highway or were turned back because the road was snowed out. Mobile :-+919944506111. Days will be dry and cloudy and nights will be freezing. The campsites at Pangong start to wrap up for the season in October and are mostly all gone by early November. Thanks once again for all your suggestions and advice. Plz look into my itinerary : How Indian Army plans deployment in Ladakh with temperatures as low as -40 degree Celsius. For more details, please read How to Plan a Trip to Tso Moriri. Yes but carry some light woolens or Thermals as well Hello sir, Leh to Pangong and back on same day – Yes you can do it. What difficulties do I need to know? Voice clarity can be bad but you will at least be able to send a text message out. Tips to Visit Ladakh in October: Prepare for Cold. The Weather in Ladakh The climate in Ladakh is divided into only two seasons: four months of summer (from June until September) and eight months of winter (from October until May). Thanks again. Baralacha La is usually the first high altitude pass to receive snow on the Manali route. The road from Manali to Leh is one of the prime attractions of a road trip to Ladakh. What to see in Leh Ladakh in October? Your only option would be the bus service provided by HRTC but chances are that this bus as well will not be available after September. please advise weather condition, location we can visit… Chances however are that it will be open at least in early October. Leh is the erstwhile capital of the Union Territory of Ladakh and the most common entry point into the area. You can either travel by your own vehicle or book a private taxi. And on 19th morning we will be back to Delhi. You are welcome !!! For even longer duration and exploring deep into the Himalayas, you can go on a snow leopard expediting. Edited: 3 years ago It is because temperatures may fall to unexpected levels. Jio has good reception and 4G connectivity in Leh. Thank you for the timely reply… For more details, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Pangong Tso Lake. Hello Dhara Bhai – Thank you so much for your appreciate words. 2. Gloves, woolens socks, a woolen cap that can cover both your head and ears are a must. For more details on this, please read What to eat in Ladakh – Foods you must try in Ladakh. Even in the months after October, you can plan a visit to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri. In fact, accommodation choices at Tso Moriri are better than even Pangong. Tarun, Asslamwalekum , bhai we are planning for 29 step to 6 October is it safe to travel by car , we will only take two breaks like first stop is Delhi to mankind then direct leg ,is it good. 3rd oct pang to pangong tso Hi Tarun – Yes it is. Other than this, just relax, do plenty of sightseeing, have fun with your friends and family and enjoy life to the fullest; that is what you should be doing during your trip to Leh Ladakh in April. Arrive in Leh. 1. 9th Oct Srinagar to Katra https://vargiskhan.com/log/visit-leh-ladakh-in-5-days/, Hi, planning to fly leh in first week of oct for 6 days…any suggestions ?? At top of the passes, even during the day, the temperature will remain close to 5°C. Accommodation on this stretch is available at Man, Merak, and Hanle. Chadar tents and campsites on this route start wrapping up in October so you may not find so many places to stay. Once the return flight from Leh to Delhi was canceled so I had to cancel the Delhi to Leh flight as well. Thus, the mean temperature average on this month of october in Ladakh is -9°C. The weather in Ladakh can vary slightly from year to year, but this data should limit surprises. Day 5 (6th Oct) – Hanle to Tso Moriri; night stay in Karzok Manali to Leh Bus Experience – Is it Safe & Comfortable? Leh town of Ladakh had minus 12.7, Kargil minus 16.6 and Drass minus 22.4 as the night’s lowest temperature. I know I said that it is not the tourist season but it is not off-season as well. The first way is that you go back to Leh and then travel from there to Pangong Lake via Chang La the next day. Answer 1 of 15: Planning to visit Ladakh between Oct 12 and 19. 06 Dec 2020, 12:38 PM IST. No, pretty much the same as to what I mentioned in the article. It does not get reception at Pangong or Tso Moriri or any other area though. 2. The only way to include Manali in the trip is if you were traveling early in the month and the weather gods really favored you. You can go towards Chushul but I doubt they will allow you to go towards Mirpal Tso. If any one who is interested please let me know. I will still strongly recommend a visit to the doctor to get a professional opinion and some other tips. 4th oct – Nubra to Tso moriri Nubra valley remains open for tourists in the month of October. We are planning from 10th to 15th of October , sorry , forget to quote that. Kindly comment on this. 6th – Leh to Tso Moriri It has happened to me twice that I booked a flight to Ladakh in the winter months but it got canceled at the last minute. We have planed the tour between 18oct to 24 oct. We are from delhi. By the second week of May, generally, the Srinagar Leh Highway opens, and the influx of tourists starts to get into Ladakh. Email [email protected] We are having several queries You can view the weather statistics for the whole month, but also navigating through the tabs for the beginning, the middle and the end of the month. If you wanted to travel from Manali to Leh then the plan can be like below. Q1.Hundar to Pangong, road will be opened during that time? It would be wise to ask around in Nuba Valley before attempting Wari La in October. Plan to cover you well!. I just have two options in my bucket, month of may and October. In fact, since the number of tourists will be fewer, accommodation at the lake will actually cost you less this month. Coming to your question, if possible at all, please make the trip in October itself. First things first. The weather here is treacherous, unpredictable, and extreme. Hello Naveen – Please try in September. Hi, 7th oct – Back to Delhi Helping you plan your visit wisely, here is a detailed description of the weather and the attractions in Leh-Ladakh during each month. Thanks & regards Avijit, Dear Vargis All the local sightseeing places like Leh Palace, Shey Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, and the local market will be open and can be visited. 2) can I travel to pangong tso from pang without going to leh because I don’t most people prefer the route, 3) I am skipping tso moriri because I need to visit golden temple on my return so in order to get 2 days, https://vargiskhan.com/log/rohtang-permit-2019/, https://vargiskhan.com/log/how-to-get-ladakh-permit/. Highways are covered with snow and remain frozen. 3. There is no public transport available on Wari La and Shyok road though. The third way is the Shyok road which is the shortest and now also the easiest. Hi Vargis, thanks a lot for your feedback! We are planning the trip in October. This is really helpful. Here is the day by day recorded weather in Ladakh in october 2020: Click over cities on the map for information about the weather in october. Hi Savan – Private taxi will be better but will also be costlier. However, it is better to inquire and plan your stay at other places like Nubra Valley, Pangong, and Tso Moriri. But the rest of the Ladakh will not be a problem. Yes, it is. The weather in Ladakh in the month of october comes from statistical datas on the last years. Hence the lif… Visit Likir, Alchi 3. hello sir, please give us your suggestion. 08.October. Petrol / Duesel / four wheel / Bolero or is a sedan good enough … Yes, you will be able to travel from Leh to Pangong lake in October easily. It can be obtained either in person from DM office Leh or applied for online. September third week is best to visit Leh and ladakh? The temperatures in October are cooler than in summer but still very pleasant, around 15°C in daytime. A lot of people travel to Ladakh looking to get away from the crowd; seeking solitude and tranquility. Superb blog with parent like guide …thanks for your valuable inputs …it will be really helpful for adventure lovers …i just want to know one thing …chance of getting share cab to & from Ley towards other destinations ? If yes how many days are required to complete this circuit n if no then any other route if you can suggest. Goa, Kerala, Andaman Islands, Bangalore (Karnataka), Chennai and Pondicherry have a tolerable climate, but better than Ladakh. January (Temperature: Maximum -2°C, Minimum -14°C) The temperature remains sub-zero almost the entire month. Though the markets will not be at their best in April since it is just the beginning of the tourist season, you can still buy some local stuff as a souvenir. Do let me know how your trip went after your return. 3. Vodafone and Idea will only work in Leh City. Autumn in Ladakh (October, November, December) The month of October is a good time to visit Ladakh. Your packing will also vary if you were traveling to Ladakh with family. Even if you had no intention of visiting Nubra Valley, you can still plan a short trip to Khardung La from Leh City and find some snow there. Leh to Manali Bus Service – How to Book and Travel? On rare occasions, like in 2018, it was open even during early December. You can however add or remove places based on your preference and time in hand. However I have a few things to ask. A lot of people travel to Ladakh in October and you can as well. Hello vargis, thank’s for the response. Thus, the mean temperature average on this month of october in Ladakh is 16°F. It is a grand festival that thousands of people attend. Leh town of Ladakh recorded minus 3.7 and Kargil minus 4.2 degree Celsius as the lowest temperatures. Ladakh Temperature The new Union territory of Ladakh is a land of extreme climates with roughly two main seasons. Ladakh appearance grand and sumptuous during this month. The entire region remains open in October and you will be able to cover all the places on your itinerary. 2. But in case of a medical emergency, you can approach the nearest Indian Army post for assistance. Please see this post. It wouldn’t hurt to even book your accommodation in advance. This one I believe goes without saying. Weather data for Ladakh for october are derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Ladakh. Hey thanx a lot vargis, u are doin a great work. Your blogs are really helpful for All the travellers. 1. Temperature in Ladakh in October. From temperature variation of -20 degrees to 22 degrees Celsius throughout the year, this high-altitude place offers arid air, direct sunlight and harsh cold to its visitors and residents most of the times. If all went well and according to the plan, you can use these days in the hand to either rest in Leh, or explore some other areas. 2) is it safe to travel with my kid The Agham Shyok road remains open in October as well? If the dates of your travel are after 10th October, it would be best to keep Manali Leh highway out. It would definitely have received snow in October. Either there will be no transport available at all or it may not be on schedule due to extreme weather or a possible roadblock. and thereafter Srinagar to Delhi by Air. 2 Week Extended Forecast in Leh, Ladakh, India. The only place that you would have to be careful about is the high altitude pass of Zoji La. Is it advisable to travel directly from nubra to pangong . Or you can come back home and rest a while after you returned from the trip. Let me know if you have any further questions. In october in Ladakh, the climate is wet (with 20mm of rainfall over 6 days). 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