GAUMUKH

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Location: Uttranchal
Altitude: 12960 Feet
Significance: Source Of River Ganga
Distance from Gangotri: 18 kms

Gaumukh, the source of river Ganga, is situated at a height of 12,960 feet. The Gangotri Glacier, which lies at a height of 13,662 ft beyond Chaukhamba, extends as far as Gaumukh. The Ganga gushes out of the glacier, here.

Gaumukh - The Source of River Ganga, Uttranchal  This is the snout of the Gangotri glacier and the present source of the Bhagirathi River. The devotees, who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone-chilling icy water, hold it in high esteem.

The 18 km distance from Gangotri has be covered on foot or by ponies. The trek is easy and many people come back to Gangotri the same day. Porters and ponies are available for excursions to Gaumukh and other trekking routes at Gangotri.

There is a Tourist Bungalow at Bhojbasa, 14 km from Gangotri where lodging and other facilities are available.


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