Best Season to Visit Gangotri

May to October is Best Season to Visit Gangotri

Peak Season in Gangotri

May to June & September to October is Peak Season in Gangotri

Gangotri Weather

Minimum Temperature in Gangotri

-20°C

Maximum Temperature in Gangotri

15°C

Present Temperature in Gangotri


Winter Season:

Winter is probably the most awaited season of all. The winter months in Gangotri slowly creep in by the beginning of September and go all the way up to March. September to November is known as the spring season in Gangotri. In spring, the flowers and vegetation are in full bloom and the trekkers have much to offer for trekking. October is another best time to visit Gangotri and get rid of the tantalizing heat of summer. The temperature in winter sinks down to 0C and the hill station experiences heavy snowfall at this time. The heavy snowfall prohibits travellers and trekkers from entering the glacier region. This season has a beautiful charm with misty days and cold nights. Heavy woolen clothes should be carried while visiting Gangotri during winter.


Summer Season:

April to June marks the summer season of Gangotri. This is the peak tourism season and the best time to visit the town as the winter snow starts to melt and the temple door opens, which makes it ideal weather for sightseeing. The summer temperature in Gangotri is usually around 25C. The pleasant climate here during these months is a tempting alternative to the plains of India. In June, tourists visit Gangotri in large numbers, as it is a good time to engage in snow-bound activities like skating, skiing and sightseeing. It would be wise to book your hotel rooms and tickets early on as hotels here are almost always completely booked during the summer.


Monsoon Season:

July to August is the monsoon season to visit Gangotri. The climate remains wet throughout as the town receives around 30mm average rainfall. During the monsoon season, the snow on the mountains melted due to unpredictable rains in the region. This makes sightseeing and snow-sports difficult to enjoy. As Gangotri is in hilly terrain, the chances of landslides and roadblocks are increased, making it unsafe for tourists. For the offbeat traveler, the town has lush greenery, fewer crowds, and discounted rates too. For those seeking to travel on a smaller budget, this is the right time to get heavy discounts on hotels and to experience the food, culture, and history of the place.