As the name states the Yatra constitutes of four holy shrines Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri where all tucked at great elevations amidst the Garhwal Himalayan Ranges. It is believed that while covering these holy sites one gets an auspicious chance to witness the rich culture, history, and the divinity rooted to the destinations.
However, Char Dham Yatra is said to be one of the most enchanting and enriching one but as the devotees had to travel across the rugged mountainous roads, steep and rocky slopes, and the challenging trekking routes. Being these holy abodes tucked at great elevations, these are prone to natural calamities including caused due to insane climatic conditions including cloudburst, landslides, heavy snowfall, and rainfall leading to obstacles like blockage of roads with fallen trees and slippery roads. This is why one needs to stay tuned with the recent weather updates of the state.
Climatic Conditions of Char Dham in Summer
During the summer months, the regions look so stunning and beautiful and also the weather is so favorable and pleasing in this season. The temperature ranges around 17 degree Celsius which makes the weather so moderate and favorable to cover all the sightseeing destinations, temple visit, and also the city excursion. As mentioned in the above paragraph the climatic conditions of these regions are not good to explore during the monsoon and winter months due to the unexpected and intolerable climatic conditions. During the monsoon months, the helicopter services are not available as the sky is unclear and filled with black clouds. And during the winter months, these destinations are covered with thick and white sheets of the blanket.
Due to unfavorable weather conditions and unclear sky, helicopter services for Char Dham Yatra becomes temporarily unavailable especially in the last week of July and complete August. It again starts in September and continues till the temple gets closed.