What is the best time to visit Chamoli?

November to March and July to August are the best months to visit Chamoli. However, this place experiences fantastic weather throughout the year. The summers are pleasant with temperature ranging between 15 to 30 degrees Celcius. The winters in the area receive snowfalls, the temperature dropping to freezing point. However, the monsoon season experiences excessive rain making the area prone to landslides. If your remain purpose to visit Chamoli is Valley of Flowers, the best time would be July to August.

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Monthly Weather in Chamoli

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 16
February 9 21
March 12 23
April 17 28
May 19 29
June 21 29
July 22 27
August 22 27
September 21 27
October 17 25
November 11 22
December 8 20

Chamoli in Summer (April - July)

The summers of Chamoli are pleasant enough to make a trip. Temperatures hardly cross 30 degree celcius at any time and stays between 15° to 32°C on an average. Summers in Chamoli has clear blue skies and pleasant surroundings. The season of summer starts from April and stretches till July. This is a very busy time in Chamoli and you will find most places heavily packed and prices skyrocketing. This is the perfect time for the 14 km trek up to Badrinath without any cold or rainfall, and summer is also the vacation time and tourists from warmer places swarm here to spend a week in the chill of the mountains.
Badrinath Temple, Summer Season, Chamoli
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Chamoli in Monsoon (August - September)

While the monsoon showers make the roads of Chamoli prone to landslides and accidents, it is also true that they wash over the town, leaving it pretty and green. July to August is when the Valley of Flowers is most beautiful to visit. The sun of the summer melts away all the snow, and the monsoon rains turn it green and cover the alpine meadows with endless endemic flora. However, this is not the best time for trekking and regular sightseeing will be disrupted by rain as well.
Valley of Flowers, Monsoon Season, Chamoli
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Chamoli in Winter (October - February)

Winters are heaven-like in Chamoli, as the regular snowfall turns the place into a land of paradise. If you are a regular tourist, then this is the most ideal time for you to visit. Since the Badrinath Temple is closed from November for the next six months, there aren't a crowd of pilgrims and the prices of hotels and airfare drop. Temperature can fall below 0°C at times and stays around 5°-15°C on an average - perfect for a winter holiday trip. November also hosts the famous Gaucher Mela, which is a cultural fest and an industrial fair that you can visit. People participate in adventure activities like skiing during this season. It is indeed the season of enthusiasts in Chamoli.
Snow covered hills, Winter season, Chamoli
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