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5-days-excursion: Gangotri & Gomukh


Gomukh is located in the foothills of Bhagirathi at a height of 4255 m (18 km from Gangotri) and is the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. This glacier, source of the Ganges, is one of the largest caves in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. Gomukh is also referred to as “Gaumukh” or “Gomukhi” – the word “Gomukh” (go + mukh) literally means “Mouth of a Cow”. Many saints, religious people and travellers went there to worship the place. The trail to Gomukh is ideal for trekking. It begins from Gangotri and is about 19 km long.

Gangotri Glacier is located in the Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, a region bordering China. It is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site. Devout Hindus consider bathing in the icy waters near Gangotri town to be a holy ritual, and many make the trek to Gomukh and Tapovan. 

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