Kedarnath, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kedarnath, India

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

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

January

January in Kedarnath can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Kedarnath is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

March here is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat

April

If you go to Kedarnath in April, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

May

May is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

June

June is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

July

July in Kedarnath is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you vacation in Kedarnath during August, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

September

If you go to Kedarnath in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

October

If you visit Kedarnath during October, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

If you visit Kedarnath during November, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

If you visit Kedarnath during December, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kedarnath, India

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Kedarnath
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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