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

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

When to go to Shey, India

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

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

January

January for Shey can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Shey is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Shey is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Shey during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Shey in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Shey during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy 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 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Shey 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:

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

August

If you go to Shey in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Shey is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Shey is cool. 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:

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

November

November for Shey is cold. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Shey in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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