What is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

April to June is the best time to visit Kedarnath, offering pleasant weather and accessibility for pilgrims and tourists alike. During this period, the temperature ranges from 5°C to 20°C, the snow begins to melt and the famous Kedarnath Temple becomes accessible to devotees. May is a peak month and remains crowded. The doors of the revered Kedarnath Temple open in late April or early May, marking the commencement of the pilgrimage season. The pre-winter months from September to October is another good time to visit Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath remains closed for 6 months from November to March each year due to snowfall in the region (Exact dates are announced every year). After November, the region experiences heavy snowfall, making it challenging and unsafe for travel. During this time the temperature ranges from around 5 degrees Celcius to 18 degrees Celcius. The monsoon season in Kedarnath lasts from July to August and brings heavy rainfall, causing landslides and hindrance.

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Monthly Weather in Kedarnath

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January -3°/ -10° 17 days
February 1°/ -9° 9 days
March 2°/ -6° 20 days
April 5°/ -3° 23 days
May 9°/ -1° 14 days
June 11°/ 3° 15 days
July 12°/ 6° 28 days
August 12°/ 7° 28 days
September 12°/ 5° 22 days
October 8°/ -1° 2 days
November 5°/ -4° 10 days
December 1°/ -8° 6 days

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Kedarnath in Summer (May - June)

As Kedarnath is always a certain degree of cold, the summer months of April, May and June are cool, pleasant, and perfect for sightseeing. The average temperature is around 17 degree Celsius while the range lies from 15 degree Celsius to a maximum of 30 degree Celsius. Individuals visiting Kedarnath at this time are bound to partake in either the visitation of the various temples dedicated to different gods from the Hindu religion or sightseeing and trekking up the various trails scattered around the town.
Kedranath Temple
Kedranath Temple

Kedarnath in Monsoon (July - August)

The monsoons in Kedarnath begin in July and end somewhere in Mid- September. From here on till November (winter time), Kedarnath?s weather is at a middle ground and also the peak season for visiting the town. The monsoons in Kedarnath brings heavy rainfall and occasional landslides making it less than ideal to visit the town. The temperature also maintains a steady average of 12 degree Celsius. It is considered as a flood-prone area, considering 2013 floods, so the temple is shut down during monsoon.
Kedranath Temple at night
Kedranath Temple at Night

Kedarnath in Winter (November - April)

Kedarnath during the winter months of November to March is practically inaccessible due to heavy snowfall which leads to most of the roads being blocked for individuals. The temperatures go below sub-zero levels with heavy rainfall. Many people make it a point to leave the town before the onset of winter, making it a ghost town. The heavy snow is piled up in sheets and covers every inch of the town. The Kedarnath temple, Kedarnath?s main attraction, also remains shut during this time of the year.
Kedarnath temple and the Himalayas
Kedarnath temple and the Himalayas

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