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

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Traveling to Kargil, India? If you're planning to go to Kargil, this article contains 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 Kargil, India

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

Important essentials for Kargil, India

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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 often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

Kargil is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Kargil can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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February

February in Kargil is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Kargil is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows once in a while.

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April

If you vacation in Kargil during April, you will probably see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet regularly. There is frost about a third of the time.

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May

May in Kargil is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June for Kargil is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Kargil in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

If you visit Kargil during October, you will probably find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Kargil in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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December

December in Kargil is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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