What is the best time to visit Kinnaur?

Although the entire year is a suitable time to visit Kinnaur, the spring and summer seasons are supposedly the best. The months from April to October experiences mild and pleasant which is suitable for local sightseeing. Monsoons should be avoided; winters too, if you cannot handle extreme weather conditions.

Weather in Kinnaur


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Monthly Weather in Kinnaur

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 2 18
February 5 23
March 7 28
April 13 35
May 15 34
June 18 37
July 21 32
August 20 29
September 19 31
October 11 28
November 5 26
December 2 21

Kinnaur in Summer (April - June)

Summers are considered the best time to visit Kinnaur. This is the peak season in Kinnaur when the region witnesses a high footfall of tourists. The temperature in Summers ranges from 8 to 30 degrees Celsius, which is preferred by most of the tourists for visiting Kinnaur. Some link roads to various nearby villages and sightseeing places are open during this time so that you can plan your trip accordingly. Since summer is at its peak all over the country, people travel to Kinnaur to get away from the heat, soak in the cold air, and chill out in a pleasant environment.

Over the years, Kinnaur has been receiving right amounts of pre-monsoon showers in June, and it has resulted in some tragic flash floods in the district as well. The weather tends to remain unpredictable during these months; thus it is better to check weather updates before you embark on a journey to Kinnaur.
Road to Kinnaur
Road to Kinnaur

Winters begin in Kinnaur from October, and the region faces harsh and extreme snowfall. The temperature in Winters can drop as low as -5 degrees Celcius in Kinnaur. Tourist face difficulties with basic necessities like running water supplies in toilets or hotels, as the water freezes in sub-zero levels. However, if you wish to see the snow and relax indoors, travel to Kinnaur in early winters.
Kalpa, Kinnaur
Kalpa, Kinnaur

Due to high chances of rainfall in the Kinnaur district, it is advisable not to visit Kinnaur in the monsoon season. The chances of landslides and cloudburst are high in the region during this time. Even the roads are in an awful condition as compared to the rest of year.
Furthermore, apple season starts in Kinnaur in the month of August. As a result of which, the region faces severe traffic jams as increased number of trucks ply on the roads to transport the apples. Do not forget to buy few cartons of red apples and golden apples from Kinnaur!
Sangla Bus Stand, Kinnaur
Sangla Bus Stand, Kinnaur

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