Dharamsala, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dharamsala, India? If you're planning to go to Dharamsala, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Dharamsala, India

Based on the climate and weather in Dharamsala, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Dharamsala, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dharamsala, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Dharamsala, India by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Dharamsala during January, you might find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

February in Dharamsala is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

If you go to Dharamsala in March, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

April is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May in Dharamsala is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

If you visit Dharamsala during June, you might notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

Traveling to Dharamsala in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August for Dharamsala is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you vacation in Dharamsala during September, you may see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

If you visit Dharamsala during October, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

Traveling to Dharamsala in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

Traveling to Dharamsala in December, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Tibet Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're gonna visit Bhagsunag Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Dharamsala, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Dharamsala.

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