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Gangotri GaumukhGaumukh- the source of Gangotri glacier and Bhagirathi is situated at an altitude of 4200 meters. The literal meaning of Gaumukh is “cows mouth” needs 19 km to trek from Gangotri. Majestic, unparalleled in stature, the Gaumukh is considered by the travelers to be the most beautiful expanse in the world. It also holds a spiritual history, a mystique pilgrimage center ushers millions of international travelers too. Ganges is the holy river in India and its source, a sacred pilgrimage for devout Hindus. The trek follows the Ganges to its origin at Gaumukh, the nose of river Ganges. According to Hindu Mythology the Goddess Ganga descended from here after prolonged reparation of King Bhagirath. Further up from Gaumukh is Tapovan, a trekker’s paradise and pedestal for many testing mountaineering expeditions.

If the visitors are interested in witnessing the precise source of this holy river, he needs to plan a Tour to Gaumukh. The Gaumukh tour is very tough and challenging one there remains no public means of communication and transportation to reach. Trekking or riding on ponies are most favorable means of communication to Gaumukh. This trekking is very interesting and adventurous for those nature-loving tourist. This trek Tour to Gaumukh has a distinct charisma of its own. Nature is charming and challenging and the visitors will be captivated by its classic beauty and there always exists an irresistible urge to conquer it. Amazing variety of plant and animals is the additional attraction on the way of tour to Gaumukh. This pictorial location is bound to enthrall all tourists it may be the religious devotees coming on ponies or the adventurous trekkers


Gaumukh TempleThe ultimate significance of trekking to Gaumukh lies in the holy dip in the ice-cold water. It is believed to be the wonderful opportunity to take delight in nature’s scenic beauty and thus to achieve the salvation of soul as well. There is no temple at Gaumukh and the forest of Gaumukh having the largest number of Bhojpatra (Himalayan Silver birch) trees, the bark of which are traditionally used for writing ancient texts. Hence the pilgrimage used to take the bark of the tree as the souvenirs. So Gaumukh in Uttaranchal is becoming today an interesting and exiting pilgrimage spot for worldwide travelers.



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