Temperatures are dropping in the Himalayas. Here’s what you need to do. 

Temperatures are dropping in the Himalayas. Here’s what you need to do. 

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By Latika Payak


With autumn setting in, temperatures are sharply dipping in the Himalayas, especially after the sun sets.

“We are observing a drastic difference between the day-time and night-time temperatures on the treks and even at the basecamps. The difference is nearly 12-15 degrees,” Manisha Hegde, Head of Design at Indiahies, reports from our Sari Campus in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand.

This steep difference in temperature is felt acutely while travelling from the plains to the base camps of the trek. During the day, the temperatures hover around 30°C. But as the sun sets, around the time when you reach the base camps, temperatures dip sharply to 15°C.

If you have a trek coming up, keep your warm layers and woollen head gear handy. Layer up before getting out of the car, and on the trek, before the sun goes down. This helps in trapping body heat to maintain the core body temperature even as the temperature drops outside. 

Learn how to layer yourself correctly

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.