This has to be one of the most satisfying treks in the Garhwal Himalayas where you not only camp at the foot of lofty Himalayan peak but also cross the massive Gaumukh Glacier, the origin of Ganga River. The best way to put this trek in three words would be – the holy trail.
One of the sacred Char Dham, Gangotri Temple is a key attraction of this trek. Gangotri is the place from where the Bhagirathi River descends. It is situated at an altitude of 3,048 mts above sea level and acts as the base camp of the trek to Gaumukh Glacier.
Gaumukh is the second-largest glacier of India, the first one being Siachen. Gaumukh Glacier is 30 kms in length and approximately 4 kms wide. The Himalayan peaks visible during this trek are Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi sisters, Kharchkund& MORE. The trekking route is open for trekkers and pilgrims from May to October. Gangotri National Park remains closed during winters as it is prone to heavy snowfall.