Best Time to Visit Dak Lak: When to Go & Monthly Weather Averages

Dak Lak Weather At A Glance

Since Dak Lak belongs to the highland region, geographic location does pose an influence on the land. Dak Lak has two distinct seasons in a year, the rainy season from May to October, and the dry season lasts from November to April.

Under the influence of the Southwest windflow, the rainy season, especially July to September, can see the highest rainfall, accounting for 80% of the total annual number. The temperature also reaches the highest point, ranging from 32 to 39 degrees Celsius on June's scorching days.

The dry season is the most comfortable time of the year for Dak Lak. The average temperature hovers around 25 degrees Celsius at the maximum and does go under 20 degrees on the low. In general, the decrease in humidity will create a light drought, mild pleasant weather, making an extremely comfortable opportunity to explore Dak Lak.

Best Time To Visit

You should visit Dak Lak from December to March of the next year to avoid the rainy season. 

As Dak Lak is all forest and mountains, conquering the land during the rainy time can be extremely hard with the high chance of sloppy road and downpour. On the other hand, your trip to Dak Lak in the dry season will be promised with sunshine, a cool climate, dry wind, flower oceans, and a vibrant Central Highland festive atmosphere.

Late December to January is the blooming season of wild sunflowers. All the roads leading to famous attraction sites such as Mother Elephant Stone, Don village, Lak Lake, Draynur fall, are covered in the bright golden color, creating a blissful harmony with the green foliage and the clear blue sky. February till March is the peak time of cultural festivals and also the time for coffee flowers to whiten the mountains. 

Following are some of the major festivals in Dak Lak at this time:

  • Don village elephant racing festival: Don village host an elephant racing festival every two years in lunar March to honor loyal elephant friends and organize activities to show the Central Highland culture.
  • Bo Ma festival: this festival of the deaths starts every year in lunar September to October for Bana people and lunar calendar January to February for J'rai people. The location is on ethnic group villages and graveyards.
  • New Rice festival: the festival takes place after the harvest, around late December till February, to send thanks to the gods for a good crop year and hope for a better next.
  • Water worship festival: the traditional Ede people festival is held every year around February in the Ede community to pray for the good weather and plentiful crop storage.

Monthly Averages

Find below detailed guide for monthly weather in Dak Lak

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