Explore Mountaineering Destinations ( 99 )

Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 7°C -2°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Nathula
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 1°C -17°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 26°C 16°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 26°C 12°C 19mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array -2°C -14°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Myanmar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 18°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 15 m
Almora
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 1°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr to Jun, Sep to Nov
  • Summer: Summer 12 to 28°C
  • Winter: Winter -2 to 15°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sep
  • Altitude: 1651 m
Chamba
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 19°C 4°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Mysore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 29°C 16°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 39°C
  • Winter: 13 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 763 m (2503 ft)
Gulmarg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 0°C -9°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 10 to 37°C
  • Winter: -8 to 11°C
  • Rain: Jul to Aug
  • Altitude: 2690 m (8825 ft)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 15 - 34°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Mexico
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to May
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2421 m
Sabarimala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 23°C 32mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Apr
  • Summer: 23 to 35°C
  • Winter: 17 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 468 m (1535 ft)
Canada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array -1°C -9°C 69mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to April
  • Summer: 11 to 25°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude:
Mahabaleshwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 26°C 13°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 15 to 35°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1438 m (4718 ft)
Spain
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 11°C 0°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June and Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 20°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 650 m
Kullu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 11°C -2°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C°C
  • Winter: 1 to 25°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 33°C 21°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to May
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C°C
  • Winter: 14 to 32°C°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1894 m
Philippines
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 19 to 23°C
  • Rain: April to June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 12°C 4°C 142mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 31°C 17°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 18°C 2°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Kodaikanal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 18°C 8°C 35mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 11 to 20°C
  • Winter: 8 to 17 °C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2133 (6998 ft)
Rameswaram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 27°C 23°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 17°C 4°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Kedarnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 8°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Brazil
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June
  • Summer: 25 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 20°C
  • Rain: Dec to April
  • Altitude: 1000 m
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 1°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 12°C 2°C 84mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 16°C 7°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 3°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Australia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 27°C 13°C 53mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec - Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 50°C
  • Winter: 18 to 23°C
  • Rain: Nov - April
  • Altitude: 2228 m
Dispur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 23°C 11°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 25 to 38°C
  • Winter: 11 to 25°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Ranikhet
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 1°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 25 to 38°C
  • Winter: 11 to 25°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 14°C 3°C 76mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Rishikesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 51mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - Apr and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 21 to 42°C
  • Winter: 5 to 26°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 372 m
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 23°C 84mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Tiruchy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 20°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Darjeeling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 9°C 3°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Dec
  • Summer: 9 to 20°C
  • Winter: 2 to 6°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2050 m
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 2°C -3°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Cambodia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 31°C 21°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 25 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude:
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 2°C -3°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array -4°C -11°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 31°C 17°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 18°C 36mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Munnar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 12°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Aug - May
  • Summer: 19 - 35°C
  • Winter: 11 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 2400 m ( 7874 ft )
Bhimtal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 23°C 162mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 19°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 4°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Indonesia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 29°C 23°C 300mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 23 to 31°C
  • Winter: 22 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude:
Yercaud
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 28°C 16°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 23 to 31°C
  • Winter: 22 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude:
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 10°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Thailand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 20°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Feb
  • Summer: 32 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 316 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 12°C -3°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 33°C 21°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Badrinath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 1°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Tawang
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 7°C -13°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Mauritius
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 24°C 131mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to December
  • Summer: 25 to 33°C
  • Winter: 18 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 828
Mussoorie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C -5°C 51mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - June
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 1 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1876 m
Thekkady
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 23°C 32mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2800 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array -2°C -7°C 49mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March and Jul to Aug
  • Summer: 16 to 24°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 221 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array -2°C -14°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March and Jul to Aug
  • Summer: 16 to 24°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 221 m
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 11°C -2°C 129mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Greece
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 28°C
  • Winter: 6 to 16°C
  • Rain: October to Feb
  • Altitude: 300 m
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 31°C 13°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Garhwal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 18 to 33°C
  • Winter: -7 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude:
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 12°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Dalhousie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 19°C 4°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 7°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 14°C 6°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
Germany
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 12°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Vrindavan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 8°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 170 m
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 28°C 13°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Egypt
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 7 to 43°C
  • Winter: 0 to 18°C
  • Rain: Oct to April
  • Altitude: 2629 m
Mcleodganj
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 17°C 4°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 23 to 37°C
  • Winter: -1 to 17°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2082 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 18°C 12°C 32mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 1°C -9°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 13 to 30°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 43.71 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 19°C 7°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 8°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 19°C 6°C 45mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 19°C 14°C 79mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
United Kingdom
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 18 to 23°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 24 m
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 23°C 9°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 23°C 32mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 33°C 21°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Ooty
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 24°C -2°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - May and Sept- Nov
  • Summer: 12 to 29°C
  • Winter: 5 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2240 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 6°C -2°C 71mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 29°C 20°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 11°C 3°C 30mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Nalanda
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 22°C 9°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Vietnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 21°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m

Mountaineering - Things to do

Mountaineering is more an Art than a Sport

Every man has a dream to touch the clouds, walk through tiny streams, sit in a place of solace and peace, and experience the fresh non polluted air. But only a mountaineer can experience all of them and enjoy it to the fullest. Some take it up as a hobby and some as a full time profession. Long hikes, misty weather, unexplored mountain peaks, are the main subject of interest for a mountaineer. Apart from the normal hike to the top of the mountain, mountaineering can be classified as rock crafts i.e. mountaineering on the rocks and the snow craft i.e. mountaineering on the snow covered mountains or ice. All of these like any other sport need a lot of stamina, training, experience, and knowledge to maintain safety.

 

The back packs on the back, ready to eat energy foods, sleeping bags, tents, and warm clothing in all sets up a perfect mood for mountaineering. The mountaineers have a fixed target and a day to day plan so that they reach the mountain peak within the desired time. They also use different types of shelter depending on the climatic conditions because the weather in the mountain is very unpredictable. If there is an unexpected change in weather the mountaineers take shelter at the base camps built at regular intervals.

                       

Mountaineering is an exciting profession but also considered to be the most hazardous of all. A number of mountaineers lose their lives every year because of natural calamities like falling rocks, avalanches, ice slopes, stormy weather, and equipment failure. Many mountaineers also loose their lives due to a common sickness called altitude sickness. Altitude sickness includes severe headache, sleep problems, nausea, lack of appetite, lethargy, and body ache. The underlying cause for altitude sickness is that, the atmospheric pressure is low at high altitudes and this reduces the amount of oxygen in the air leading to the sickness. Hence the only remedy for this problem is to carry bottled oxygen.

 

Another major problems faced by mountaineers while hiking on the snow clad mountains is the solar radiation. The solar radiation increases considerably as one goes to a higher altitude absorbing less ultraviolet radiation. This leads to sunburn and snow blindness which is also very dangerous and can be fatal. Hence to select and follow a route using one's skills and experience to lessen these dangers is an art by itself and is usually decided by the lead of the group.

 

Mountaineering has become a popular sport throughout the world. Hence the number of students opting for mountaineering as profession has also seen an inclination in recent times. The famous mountaineering institutes in India are Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and the Himalayan institute of mountaineering. Here in these institutes the students are given a sound training on the various safe techniques of mountaineering.

 

Mountaineers are believed to carry a “never to say die attitude” and “never to give up attitude” and reach high heights overcoming all the difficulties which come their way with ease and poise.

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