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

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

When to go to Nubra Valley, India

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

What to wear/what to pack for Nubra Valley, India by month

January

If you go to Nubra Valley in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Coveralls
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Nubra Valley is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters

March

If you are traveling to Nubra Valley in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you go to Nubra Valley in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Nubra Valley is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Nubra Valley is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Nubra Valley in August, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Nubra Valley during September, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Nubra Valley is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Nubra Valley in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella

December

December in Nubra Valley is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Nubra Valley, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nubra Valley, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Nubra Valley is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness.

For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Nubra Valley
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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