Yamunotri Weather by Month

In the serene Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri Dham is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Devotees. It is one of the prominent Char Dham destinations. Devotees from all across the globe come to Yamunotri Dham to worship the river goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is renowned as the origin point of the river Yamuna. This sacred river Goddess showers her blessings on devotees who come to pay their respects and purifies their souls with her holy embrace. The sacred Yamunotri Dham is located in a high-altitude area. So, proper planning is very important to reach here. To help you plan your visit effectively, here is a comprehensive guide to Yamunotri Dham’s weather by month:

Yamunotri Weather by Month

Yamunotri Monthly Weather at Glance

Yamunotri Temple Weather Condition Month Maximum Temperature Minimum Temperature Open/CloseBest Time
Covered in SnowJanuary3°C-2°CClosedNo
Covered in SnowFebruary 4°C-1°CClosedNo
SnowfallMarch 9°C3°CClosedNo
SnowfallApril 13°C4°CClosedNo
Clear WeatherMay 17°C 


Clear WeatherJune19°C10°COpenYes
RainJuly 18°C10°COpen Not very favorable due to the Rain
Rain August17°C9 °COpen Not very favorable due to the Rain
Post Monsoon Rainfall is expected but goodSeptember17°C7°COpen Yes
Post Monsoon Rainfall is expected but goodOctober13°C3°COpen Yes


  • May is an ideal time to plan your Char Dham Yatra as it is the best season for a pilgrimage journey.
  • The weather in Yamunotri during May is pleasant for sightseeing and Darshan. The temperature ranges from 17°C to 6°C.
  • Nights, however, can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C. Keep warm clothes and layers to keep yourself protected.
  • This month is ideal for pilgrims to take the divine blessings of Goddess Yamuna.
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  • June is the peak summer season in Yamunotri Dham which makes it an ideal month for the darshan of Goddess Yamuna.
  • The temperature in June ranges from 19°C to 10°C, offering pleasant weather for darshan and sightseeing.
  • Nights are relatively milder compared to May, with temperatures around 10°C. It is essential to keep warm clothes even in summer.


  • July rejuvenates the soul as it is the season of Monsoon.
  • The temperature during this time ranges from 18 °C to 10°C range.
  • The heavy rainfall makes the environment beautiful with lush greenery.
  • The constant rain can make outdoor activities challenging but it is an ideal time for nature photography.
  • The time is not very favorable for pilgrimage travel. Due to heavy rainfall, the area is prone to landslides and roadblocks. So, check the weather and travel updates before planning your visit.


  • August continues to be a monsoon month in Yamunotri.
  • Rainfall makes it the wettest month of the year.
  • The temperature ranges from 17°C to 9°C.
  • Take care of slippery paths and road conditions during this time.


  • September is the beginning of the post-monsoon season. So, you might expect rainfall during this month also.
  • The weather is very pleasant and refreshing for darshan and sightseeing.
  • Daytime temperatures remain in the 17°C to 7°C range.
  • It is a good time to think about and plan the Yamunotri Pilgrimage journey.


  • October is the beginning of the pre-winter season in Yamunotri.
  • During this time the days are sunny and the temperature ranges from 13°C to 3°C.
  • At night, the temperature drops down to sub-zero levels. Keep warm clothes to stay protected from extreme cold weather.
  • This is a good time to visit if you prefer milder weather and fewer crowds.


  • The month of November is the winter season in Yamunotri Dham.
  • Daytime temperatures range from 9°C to -1°C, and nights become very cold which is difficult to bear.
  • The entire landscape of Yamunotri Dham is covered in snow. Snowfall starts in late November, making it challenging to access the temple.

December to February

  • December to February are winter months in Yamunotri, and the temple remains closed due to heavy snowfall.
  • The temperature during this time drops down to sub-zero levels. Daytime temperatures rarely rise above freezing, and nights are bitterly cold. (6°C – 1°C)

March to April (Late Winter/Early Spring)

  • March is the transition phase from winter to spring.
  • The temple may still be closed early in the month.
  • Cold temperatures with daytime highs gradually rise from 13°C to 3°C.
  • April can still be quite cold, with snowfall in some areas. It is still a good time to visit the temple for darshan.

The weather of Yamunotri Dham is diverse. People experience a different range of weather throughout the year. From the refreshing lush greenery of the monsoon season to the serene beauty of winter, the vibrant atmosphere of Yamunotri always attracts devotees. The best time to visit depends on your preferences, but the peak pilgrimage season is typically from May to October when the weather is most favorable for travel and temple visits.

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