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

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

When to go to Kinnaur, India

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

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

January

If you vacation in Kinnaur during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits 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 occasionally. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Kinnaur during February, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet occasionally. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Kinnaur during March, you are likely to find that it is 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kinnaur during April, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Kinnaur during May, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kinnaur is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kinnaur is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kinnaur is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kinnaur, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Kinnaur during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Kinnaur during November, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Kinnaur during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kinnaur, 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 Kinnaur
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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