Gangotri remains cold almost round the year, yet the best time to visit this place is in between April and June, and September and October. 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 an observed maximum temperature of around 25°C and can get very cold at night. This is the best season for pilgrimage and sightseeing trips. Monsoons in the Gangotri region start from late July to August, and it makes it difficult to reach the temple due to various landslides. Pilgrims are suggested to avoid travel during the monsoon season. The 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.