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Summert(JunettotSeptember)t-t2°Cttot30°C

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Wintert(OctoberttotMay)t-t(-15°C)ttot10°C

Duringtthetwinterstit’stgettwayttootcold.tThetsnowtfalls,tthetrivertfreezestandtthattplacetbecomestjusttthetperfecttplaygroundtfortthettrekkers.tManytoftthettrekstintZanskartaretcountedtamongsttthetbesttwinterttrekstintIndia.

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SotwhentistthetbestttimettotvisittZanskartvalley?tFewtthingstthattyoutshouldtwhiletplanningtyourtjourneytare,

  1. TheretistjusttatsingletroadtrunningtthroughtSurutandtZanskartValleys,tfromtKargilttotPadum.tTwotalternatetroutestaretcurrentlytundertworktconnectingtZanskarttotLahaultvalleyt(PadumttotDarcha)tandttotLadakht(PadumttotNimmu)tbuttittwilltbetatwhiletbeforetthesetaretcompleted.tFortnow,tthetchoicetonlytremainsttotreachtPadumtfromtKargiltandtreturntviatthetsametroute.
  2. ThetroadtremainstopentfromtlatetMaytortearlytJunettilltOctober.tResttoftthetyear,tthetonlytwayttotreachtZanskartistatlongtandttreacheroustwalktfromtNimmutalongsidetthetfrozentZanskartriver.
  3. ThetnearesttfunctionaltpetroltpumptistintKargil.tWhentItsaytfunctional,tItmeanttheretistatpetroltpumptintPadumtbuttchancestoftittbeingtoperationaltremaintundertquestion.
  4. Roadtconditionstwilltdiffertfromtbadttotworsetandtmosttoftthettimetyoutwilltbettravellingtontatdirtttrail.tFortthetinitialtparttoftthetjourneyt…..
  5. ChancestoftfindingtatmechanictaretalmosttnextttotnonetaftertyoutleavetKargil.
  6. Keepingtalltthetabovetintmind,tthetonlyttimetyoutcantvisittZanskartistbetweentthetmonthstoftAugusttandtOctobertunlesstChadarttrektistontyourtmindtwhichtistattopictItwilltbetcoveringtintatlatertarticle.tLettustbreaktittdowntmonthtbytmonth.


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Januaryt&tFebruary

IftyoutaretplanningttotwalktalongtthetZanskartriver,tthentthetbestttimetwouldtbetearlytintthetyear,tintthetmonthstoftJanuarytandtFebruary.tKeeptintmindtthoughtthattittistathazardousttrektwhichtrequirestthattyoutantexperiencedtguide,tporterstandtcampingtgeartwithtyou.tItwilltprovidetdetailstonthowttotplantatchadarttrektintatlatertarticle.

March,tAprilt&tMay

Roadstwilltbetclosed,tnottransporttavailable,tnothotelstortguestthousestopen,tweathertwilltbetextremelytcoldtwithtverytlesstsnowtsotthesetmonthstaretnottattalltthettimettotplantZanskar.

June,tJuly,tAugustt&tSeptember

ThesetaretthetmonthsttotincludetZanskartvalleytintyourtLadakhtitinerary.tSnowtwilltbetmostlytgonetandtSurutvalleytwouldtbetlushtgreentalltaround.tIftyoutgotearlytintJune,tthetsighttoftfrozentmassivetDrangtDrungtglaciertistboundttotleavetyoutbreathless.tThetbestttimethowevertwouldtbettotplantyourtjourneyteithertintthetmonthtoftJulytortAugust.tWeathertattthisttimetistverytpleasanttandtyoutwilltbetablettotenjoytyourtjourneyttotfullest.tIntSeptemberttoo,tthetroadtremainstopentbuttweathertwouldtstarttgettingtcoldtwhichtmaytnottsuittsometpeople.

October,tNovembert&tDecember

RoadttotPadumtclosestsometimetintOctobertsotittistbesttadvisedtthattyoutdotnottplantyourtjourneytattthisttime.tIftthetroadtgetstsnowedtout,tyoutwilltbetstucktuntilthelptarrivestandtyoutaretablettotmaketittout.tNovembert&tDecembertaretoftcoursetthetmonthstwhentthetvalleytistcuttofftfromtresttoftthetcountrytsottheretistnotwayttotgettintortout.tItdoubtttheretistanyttourtguidetavailabletintthesetmonthstfortChadarttrekttootastthetrivertistnottcompletelytfrozen.

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Sotintmytopinion,tbestttimettotvisittZanskartvalleytwouldtbetintthetmonthstoftJulytandtAugust.tIfttimetallows,tplantyourttriptduringtthisttimetbuttiftthesettwotmonthstaretnottantoption,tyoutmaytplantfortJunetortSeptembertastwell.

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