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Best time to visit Gangotri, India

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The best time to visit Gangotri is October

If you’re looking to travel to Gangotri for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Gangotri is October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 19℃ (66℉) in Gangotri. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -13℃ (8℉) around January.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Gangotri when the days are longest, you should visit in June. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Gangotri in August. Head over there in October instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Gangotri, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

June

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Gangotri seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gangotri as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gangotri is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gangotri

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gangotri for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gangotri climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gangotri for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Gangotri in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in March

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in May

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 7 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in June

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gangotri in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 21 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gangotri in September

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Gangotri in October

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in November

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gangotri in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gangotri in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gangotri is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (61℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gangotri is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gangotri is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gangotri, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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