Gangotri Glacier, Uttarkashi
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Gangotri Glacier is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering China. This glacier, one of the primary sources of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. The glacier is about 30 kilometres long and 2 to 4 km wide. Around the glacier are the peaks of the Gangotri Group, including several peaks notable for extremely challenging climbing routes, such as Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. It flows roughly northwest, originating in a cirque below Chaukhamba, the highest peak of the group.The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is said to resemble a cow's mouth, and the place is called Gomukh or Gaumukh . Gomukh, which is about 19km from the town of Gangotri, is the precise source of the Bhagirathi river, an important tributary of the Ganges. Gomukh is situated near the base of Shivling; in between lies the Tapovan meadow.Make Gangotri Glacier part of your personalized Uttarkashi itinerary using our Uttarkashi itinerary planner.
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A Trek to 15000 feet covering a total of 50km by walk and sometimes by climbing at almost 70 degrees. When my friend Rajesh jokingly challenged me to join him for Trek to tapovan, 4600m above, in Hima... read more »
Chardham yatra was excellent Our grandparents had dharshan in relaxing way. Would recommend ppl to visit chardham yatra but in planned way
Visited the gangotri glacier when I was in the area doing a yoga course. It is truly beautiful and so green. The place really makes you appreciate nature and the outdoors!
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