Gangotri, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gangotri, India? If you're planning to go to Gangotri, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gangotri, India

Based on the climate and weather in Gangotri, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gangotri, India by month

January

January in Gangotri can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February in Gangotri is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

March

March in Gangotri is mild and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

April

If you vacation in Gangotri during April, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

May here is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Gangotri in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

If you go to Gangotri in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

August

In August, Gangotri is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gangotri, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

If you visit Gangotri during October, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

November

November here is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

December

December here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gangotri, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gangotri, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Gangotri
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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