The average maximum temperature of Gangotri is about 10 to 15 degrees Celsius while the average minimum temperature easily goes below the zero degree mark. Warm and woolen clothes are a necessity almost all round the year, in Gangotri.
The summers in Gangotri are cool and winters are very cold, with rains in the months of May and June. The gates of Gangotri temple open during the start of summers. The weather is pleasant with observed maximum temprature around 25°C and can get very cold at night. This is the best season for pilgrimage and sightseeing trips.
Monsoons in Gangotri region starts from late July to August, and it makes difficult to reach the temple due to various landslides. Pilgrims are suggested to avoid travel during monsoon season.
Winter season starts from November to April, and the weather is freezing cold with heavy snowfall. Gangotri temple is closed during this period. Only pro-trekkers and mountaineers visit the area for various trekking expeditions near Gangotri.
The best time to visit the holy city of Gangotri is from April to June and September to November. The temple is open from last week of April to second week of November.
|Gangotri in May||The Gangotri temple is open now and snow starts to meld in the area. It ideal for Char dham pilgrimage and sightseeing near Gangotri.|
|Gangotri in June||June is one the best month to visit Gangotri and Gaumukh.|
|Gangotri in July||The weather in July is very good and clear for most parts of the day, but unexpected rains may cause landslide.|
|Gangotri in August||During August month, the weather is warm but occasional rainfall can cause disruption on your trip. Landslides is common in the area and the tour can be avoided.|
|Gangotri in September||The temperature starts to dip during September month. the days are pleasant and nights are moderately cold. Ideal for pilgrimage as well as sightseeing.|
|Gangotri in October||Weather is Very Cold with chilly nights, October is the best time for visiting Gangotri Dham.|
|Gangotri in November, December, January, Febraury, March, April||During this period the Gangotri area is under freezing cold with heavy snowfall. The weather is extremely cold and frost bites are common. The Gangotri temple is closed during this period.|