Explore Mountaineering Destinations ( 99 )

Chamba
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 28°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 24°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 0°C -7°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Gulmarg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 13°C 0°C 91mm
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)
Dispur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 30°C 16°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 25 to 38°C
  • Winter: 11 to 25°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Vietnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 23°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 24°C 17mm
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
Mysore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 20°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 39°C
  • Winter: 13 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 763 m (2503 ft)
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 18°C 13°C 15mm
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
Tiruchy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 35°C 23°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 6°C 99mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 6°C -5°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 25°C 14°C 125mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Thekkady
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 25°C 39mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2800 m
Cambodia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 23°C 40mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 25 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude:
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Dalhousie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 28°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Mussoorie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 26°C -2°C 57mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - June
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 1 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1876 m
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 36°C 16°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 7°C 36mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 21°C 6mm
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
Mar Array 26°C 19°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
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 18°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Mahabaleshwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 30°C 17°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 15 to 35°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1438 m (4718 ft)
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 18°C 6°C 63mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Bhimtal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 27°C 13°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C 3°C 96mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 4°C 67mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 4°C -4°C 26mm
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
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
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 13°C 3°C 88mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 25°C 39mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Nathula
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 4°C -10°C 26mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Australia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 24°C 11°C 53mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec - Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 50°C
  • Winter: 18 to 23°C
  • Rain: Nov - April
  • Altitude: 2228 m
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 38°C 20°C 26mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
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)
Mcleodganj
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 7°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 23 to 37°C
  • Winter: -1 to 17°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2082 m
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 2°C 190mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C -1°C 10mm
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
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 26°C 11°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 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
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 31°C 16°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 18 to 23°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 24 m
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 18°C 7°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
Rameswaram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 15°C 6mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 9°C 2°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 16°C 83mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 13°C 47mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Thailand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 24°C 36mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Feb
  • Summer: 32 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 316 m
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 16°C 58mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Tawang
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 12°C -7°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 31°C 16°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 23°C 231mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Vrindavan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 30°C 15°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 170 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 36°C 16°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 8°C 57mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 13°C 240mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
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
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 31°C 26°C 114mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Rishikesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 29°C 14°C 34mm
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
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 18°C 13°C 86mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 27°C 13°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
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
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 22°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 7 to 43°C
  • Winter: 0 to 18°C
  • Rain: Oct to April
  • Altitude: 2629 m
Canada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 3°C -5°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to April
  • Summer: 11 to 25°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude:
Garhwal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 27°C 13°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 18 to 33°C
  • Winter: -7 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude:
Indonesia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 30°C 23°C 211mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 23 to 31°C
  • Winter: 22 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude:
South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 25°C 14°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 24°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C 3°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Badrinath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C 3°C 96mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 8°C 3°C 24mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 9°C 53mm
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)
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 25°C 7°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 4°C -8°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
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
Ranikhet
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C 3°C 96mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 34°C 24°C 17mm
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
Mar Array 24°C 5°C 26mm
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
Mauritius
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 24°C 83mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to December
  • Summer: 25 to 33°C
  • Winter: 18 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 828
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 28°C 13°C 23mm
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
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 4°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Darjeeling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 15°C 8°C 52mm
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
Almora
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 11°C 3°C 96mm
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
Kedarnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 27°C 13°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)
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 21°C 6mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Yercaud
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 20°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 14°C 3°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Myanmar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 36°C 22°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 15 m
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
Spain
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 3°C 38mm
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
Munnar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 24°C 14°C 49mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Aug - May
  • Summer: 19 - 35°C
  • Winter: 11 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 2400 m ( 7874 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
Sabarimala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 25°C 39mm
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)
Kullu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 16°C 2°C 14mm
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
Nalanda
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 17°C 7mm
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
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 32°C 17°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kodaikanal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 21°C 10°C 55mm
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)
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Mar Array 33°C 21°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m

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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