"The One Glacier"

A Town in Uttarakhand, India
3056 meters

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Gangotri from sea level:  10025 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  30.9951765°N, 78.9386022°E
Ecosystem:  River , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Gangotri

Food Availability:  Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Gangotri?

One of the main religious places among the four Char Dham pilgrimage areas, Gangotri, situated in Uttarkashi, is closely related to Goddess Ganga, the river that we know as Ganges. Gangotri is a popular pilgrim place in India and tourists should not miss booking Nainital packages when holidaying here.

Just the perfect destination to breath in a serene and pious atmosphere, Gangotri has the charm to attract people from all over. The striking presence of the snow-clad mountains in the vicinity and the pure crystal clear water of the Ganges flowing around add to the sanctity of the place. One feels close to God in the high altitude of Gangotri. Vegan food dominates the culture and is available in the local food joints or dhabas. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are a strict no-no.
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4 Places to visit and Things to do in Gangotri

Gangotri Glacier at Gangotri

Gangotri Glacier

The Gangotri glacier is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site. Devout Hindus consider bathing in the icy waters near Gangotri town to be a holy ritual, and many made the trek to Gomukh, with a few continuing on to Tapovan. One needs to trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh, passing Devgadh, Chirbasa, Bhojbasa en route. Currently accommodation is available only at Bhojbasa, although forest check posts are present at both Chirbasa and Bhojbasa.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Gangotri Temple at Gangotri

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gorkha general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Trek to Gangotri Glacier at Gangotri

Trek to Gangotri Glacier

Gomukh, the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originates, is one of the primary sources of the Ganges River. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, along with Gangotri, as well as trekking destination. The complete trek from Gomukh to Gangotri Glacier is 19km. It is a trekking paradise for all the adventurous travellers. The 2013 North India Floods destroyed much of Chirbasa and Bhojbasa trail, and access is now a little difficult beyond Chirbasa due to trail deterioration and a 2 km wide rockfall site.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Gangotri National Park at Gangotri

Gangotri National Park

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Gangotri National Park established in 1989, is situated in Uttarkashi district in the upper catchment of Bhagirathi River covering 1,553 square kilometers area. Variation in altitude starting from 1800 to 7083 meters is majestically decorated by nature with Coniferous Forest, Meadows and Glaciers. The enchanting beauty of the area is highlighted by the snow clad mountains, eye catching springs and tall-dense-green forests which fill you with peace and tranquility. Gangotri National Park has typical high altitude ecosystem, physically and biologically influenced by the trans-himalayan elements to greater extent.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours

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