Altitude :3084 m.
Climate :Pleasant during day, cold at night.
Season :April to October.
Clothing :Heavy woollens throughout the season.
Languages :Hindi, Garhwali and English.
By Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 17 km from Rishikesh and 265 km from Gangotri.
By Rail : Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 248 km away.
By Road : Gangotri is connected by road with Rishikesh, at 265 km away.Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam organises different package tours through 2X2 dlx / coach and other cab tours, other bus services are available - Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyawastha Samiti connect Gangotri with many centres in the region like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Uttarkashi etc..