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Gangotri Glacier, Uttarkashi
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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.
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  • overall experience is satisfactory with Mahima resort at Netala, uttarkashi has added some extra colours to our trip. The resort is located at a scenic backdrop and its worth for its tariff and qualit...  more »
  • After a long planning and preparation I(54yrs) along with my wife aged 51 years and mother aged 71 years started my chardham yatra on 28 September 2016 when we reached Dehradun AIRPORT. From there we ...  more »
  • We started walking from Gangotri town to reach Gomukh. Road condition is too bad and dangerous. Our experience doesn't match with those of our friends and family members who visited earlier.