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

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

When to go to Tawang, India

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

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

January

January here is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Tawang during March, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tawang is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Tawang is a perfect temperature. 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:

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

June

If you are traveling to Tawang in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July 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:

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

August

If you visit Tawang during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. 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:

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

September

In September, Tawang is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Tawang, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Tawang during October, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 sometimes. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Tawang is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Tawang in December, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

  • 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 Tawang

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