Below are some photos of the snowfall at Khardung La this year in the first week of September. These were clicked at the top of the peak and this was the first snow season for this season. It usually starts to snow at Khardung La in mid-September; bringing the temperature down a bit, even in lower areas like the city of Leh and other villages in the Nubra valley.
Snowfall at Khardung La
If you were planning a trip to Ladakh in the coming weeks; so be sure to pack carefully. There is a definite chill in the air and the nights have already started to get very cold. The weather will continue to get colder from here with each passing day. A pair of thermal and wool clothing accompanied by a heavy, warm and windproof jacket is a must. Don’t forget to carry a pair of gloves, muffler and some cold cream too.
The Ladakh festival will take place between September 20 and 23, and this is another great reason to plan your trip in September. If the idea was October, it would be better to plan the trip only on the side of Srinagar. The Rohtang Pass has seen its first snowfall this year and just days before Baralacha La also witnessed snow. In October, the road from Manali to Leh becomes a little too risky to move on.
All internal roads in Ladakh, however, will remain open. You cannot reach Ladakh by road in the peak winter, but you can definitely travel through Ladakh; to places like Nubra and Pangong. There may be a temporary blockage due to snowfall at Khardung La and Chang La; but the army paves the way as soon as possible; and restore connectivity