COVID-19 : MCLEODGANJ is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MCLEODGANJ?
  • thermal screening will be conducted by state health authorities upon arrival.
  • No e-pass required to for Inter-state travel to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Entry/Exit from state borders will be allowed only from 6am to 8pm.
  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public. Fine of Rs 1000 to be imposed on those not wearing masks.
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state. However, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Night curfews (8pm-6am) declared in Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and Kullu till Jan 5.
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • E-passes/ permissions not required for inter-state travel.
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • 14 days of institutional quarantine is required for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.
Flights

The nearest airpost to Mcleodganj is Dharamshala. Domestic flights are operational to the airport from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Trains

Himachal has two important railway stations in Solan and Una. Passengers can alight at these two stations from Pathankot, Punjab and Delhi.

Buses

Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Famed as “Little Lhasa” this quaint land can be visited in the months from October to February as this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. These are winter months when the temperature ranges between -1 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees celsius and views of snow-capped valleys are quite pleasing.

Apart from this, the months March to June are also great months for touring the region as the temperature bar rises to a maximum of 25-degree celsius which is tolerable and pleasing for the visitors.

Monsoons are not that great in McLeodganj and one must avoid visiting at that time as the heavy rain shut down the tourism and the region faces a lowered number of tourists. Whether you are planning a visit for an adventure-filled holiday or a vacation along with the soothing vibes, then this is the right place for you to witness.

Here are the best seasons to visit Mcleodganj:

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Mcleodganj in Winter

Mcleodganj in Winter

The aura of Mcleodganj changes entirely when the winter strikes as the cool breeze keeps flowing and the soft shiny snow cover the valleys. In the end months, the snowfall is quite frequent while the early months are accompanied by a spine chilling breeze. Be it the shiny snow or beautiful views here you can witness each one of them.

- Months:

The months from October February mark the winter months in the geography of Mcleodganj and in the later months, you can witness the sparkling white snow. While the beginning months are not that cold but by the end, it gets quite chilling.

- Why you should visit in Winter or Why you should not:

If you are a snow lover then this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj as the valleys are arched with trails pines and shiny white snow enhances the beauty of the region. Apart from this, in the winter months, the most important festivals of the region are celebrated namely International Himalayan Festival and Himachal Winter Carnival.

The entire region is filled with jolly vibes and this becomes a great time to visit this place.

- Places to visit and activities to do during Winter:

There are a number of places that you can visit in the winter months like the Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunag Temple, Tibetian Museum, and various other serene places. In winters’ you can also head for Triund trek but make sure you are comfortable with the freezing temperatures as the mercury bar hovers between extreme 2 degrees to -4 degrees celsius.

- Average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature in winters hovers between -1 degrees celsius to a maximum of 9 degrees celsius. The cold weather is accompanied by a spine chilling breeze, so make sure that you carry enough warm clothes with yourself.

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Mcleodganj in Summer

Mcleodganj in Summer

In the summer months, Mcleodganj turns up life with the right amount of sunshine and splendid views. This is the best time to visit here as the entire country faces the scorching hot sun while this quaint town has quite mild temperatures.

The tourism of the region is on a constant hike at this time and is well-suited for sightseeing. If you are planning a visit in summer then make sure you visit the nearby trekking trails as the pathways are well defined and the entire routes turn up beautiful.

- Months:

The months from April to July are the summer months when the temperatures are quite soothing in comparison to other towns and cities. The temperature ranges between 17 to 36 degrees celsius with 90 mm precipitation.

- Why you should visit in Summer or Why you should not:

Planning a visit in the summer months? Well, this is a choice with no regrets as you can witness a beautiful version of the town. From the range of beautiful flora to the budget-friendly stays, here you can find everything in these months.

- Places to visit and activities to during Summer:

There are a number of places you can visit in summer like the Bhagsu falls where you can refresh with the striking waters or can visit the Namgyal Monastery for the right dosage of serenity.

Apart from this, you can head for Triund trek which is one of the best things to do in Mcleodganj in summer. Not only this but you can also go for Indrahar pass as Mcleodganj serves as the base camp for the trek. Make sure that you witness the celebrations of Buddha Purnima as the temples are well decorated and aura is filled with joy.

- The average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature ranges between 17 degrees celsius to a maximum of 33 degrees celsius. In the later months, it even reaches 36-degree Celsius but the nights are quite cooler.

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Mcleodganj in Monsoon

Mcleodganj in Monsoon

The entire suburb revives with the onset of monsoons and the atmosphere is filled with the fresh soothing smell of nature. Though this is not a great time for sightseeing as the showers are quite a lot and the misty dew covers the entire region. Apart from this, what makes it a good choice is the price drops as this is a shoulder season and there are fewer tourists.

- Months:

The showers strike Mcleodganj in June and goes up till September first week. The average precipitation at this time is 220 mm and the entire region is revived with the rain. If you are an avid nature lover then this is the right season for you to visit

- Why you should visit in Monsoon or Why you should not:

If you are a dance lover then you must visit Mcleodganj in these months as the famous Butoh Dance Festival is celebrated in the monsoons months and views of the entire valley are nothing less than paradise. Though the high precipitation can make your trip a little inconvenient but the dropping price and easy access to splendid views is an add on to the trip.

- Places to visit and activities to during Monsoon:

During monsoon, you can visit all the temples and monasteries of the region namely  Bhagsunag Temple, Tibetian Museum, and various others as the vibes here are quite comforting. Apart from this, you can also attend the Butoh Dance Festival where you can witness variants of dance forms.

- Average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature in the monsoons is approximately between 18 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees celsius along with precipitation of 220 mm. The temperature drops at night but is quite pleasing throughout the day.

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03 January 2020
Excellent
31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Excellent
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
11 October 2019
Excellent
This was my first trek and I'm so glad I opt it. In triund is all the nature you can experience at once. The cold breeze, the mountains, the water, the trees, the rocks (they are real beauty of the trek), the clouds/fog, the animals, the people, everything about triund is special. The views were breathtaking, I wanted to capture everything I could in my camera. This is one of a hell experience you should not miss. The camping arrangement was nice. They provide you good tents, sleeping bags, nice and clean. We got snacks and meals and even breakfast and it was unexpectedly awesome. You get less options but you get to choose what you will be eating. This experience made me fall in love with trekking.
21 December 2019
Excellent
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
"It was a 7hrs trek uphill but It'll be totally worth once you reach the top.. it was a great experience"
04 January 2021
Excellent
Trek to laka glacier was first trek of my life and I enjoyed every bit of it... very well managed by thrillophilia team...from accommodation to meals everything was fantastic...our tour guide was very helpful and professional...at this price we cannot find this kind of hospitality... thank you so much team thrillophilia for this wonderful experience.
27 December 2020
Very Good
I think I am the only one saying negative things about this package here. I went for the trek exactly one month back on 23rd November in middle of Covid situation. We were not expecting extraordinary arrangements but some basic needs should be fulfilled. Pros : 1. The guide was super helpful for the slow ones in the group but I think if you aren't a noob then you are good to go even without a guide. 2. Food was served hot even in such harsh weather so hi-fi to cooks !! Cons : 1. No electricity in the whole camp area. Not a single bulb in tent or anywhere else to see help you see your food at least when you eat :P 2. Tents were flimsy and we could feel it can uproot during night when the wind was blowing fast in night. 3. Some of the sleeping bags were torn and for some zip was faulty. Its hard to survive cold if your gear is not proper. (Carry rum !!)
"The All 5 Stars goes For Mr. Rohit(Guide). He was amazing & Very good guide Also Very Helpful. Camp Arrangements Also very Fine. But Stay Location is very Far from the triund hill. Which was Spoiled Our Moods"
28 November 2020
Excellent
Great experience!!!
23 November 2020
Excellent
There are 2 reviews One about the trek Other is about the vendor Trek wound have been an ordinary one if not for the snowfall. It was quite a steep climb and steep descent. Snowfall made it great - made it worth all the effort. The vendor: total 5. These folks help you even after the payment and trek is done. They go out of their way to help you. Extra points for them!!

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  1. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj for a honeymoon?

    The best time to visit Mcleodganj for a honeymoon is between the months of October to February. Around this time, the temperature hovers between -1 Degrees Celsius to 15 Degrees Celsius and is the best time to explore the region at its best. Drop in the degrees and a nip in the air will help the honeymooners to rekindle the romance.
  2. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj to witness snowfall?

    The best time to visit Mcleodganj to witness snowfall is between the months of December to February. Around this time, the place transforms itself into a winter Elysium. Moreover, in the winter months, important festivals like the International Himalayan Festival and Himachal Winter Carnival are celebrated with pomp and glory.
  3. Is December a good time to visit Mcleodganj?

    If you are someone who loves playing with snow and love witnessing their aura, December is a good time to visit Mcleodganj. Since the temperature in Winters hovers between -1 Degrees Celsius to a maximum of 9 Degrees Celsius, make sure that you carry enough warm clothes with yourself.
  4. Which month is best to visit Mcleodganj?

    Although Mcleodganj is a year-round destination, March to June is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. The average temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degree Celsius.
  5. Is July a good time to visit Mcleodganj?

    If you love heavy downpours, misty weather and cloudy skies, visiting Mcleodganj in July can turn out to be a memorable experience for you. The average temperature in the monsoons is approximately between 18 Degrees Celsius to 22 Degrees Celsius along with precipitation of 220 mm. Although the temperature drops sharply at night, it remains pleasant throughout the day.

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