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Holiday Destination: Gaumukh

The journey to Gaumukh which is 19 km from Gangotri starts from here itself. Gaumukh is at an altitude of 4,255 m on the foothills of the Bhagirathi range. The whole stretch has to be covered on foot though horses, coolies and guides are available. Ganges is one of the holiest river in India and its source, a sacred pilgrimage for devout Hindus. The trek follows the Ganges to its source at Gaumukh, this is origin of river Ganges. Legend is that Goddess Ganga descended here from heaven after prolonged penance of King Bhagirath. Day free to explore the area. One can read, meditate, walk to the base of high peaks and explore high altitude flora and fauna. Evening encounter the most panoramic sunset on high peaks.


Summer : Cool during the day and cold at night. Winter : Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero. .

Tourist Season

May - June & Aug - Oct


Hotels, Inspection Bungalows, private cottages are available which suit all budgets.

General Information Of Gaumukh

Altitude : 4500 mts. Climate Summer : Cool during the day and cold at night. Winter : Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero. Clothing Summer : Light woollens. Winter : Very heavy woollens. Languages : Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Tourist Attraction in or near by Gaumukh



The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water..



Gaumukh Glacier

The snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi river. Pilgrims trek upto the sacred spot on foot or on ponies to take a holy dip in the ice-cold water.



Tapovan is base camp for Shivlinga peak in Uttrakhand hills. One can also have a nice view of Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan Meadow. Every year this place has been visited by thousands of tourist including foreigners for adventure activity like mountaineering & trekking.

TAPOVAN - Nandanvan

The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gaumukh turn towards Nandanvan (4340m) and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier




uttarkashi is well connected by road from dehradun rishikesh haridwar and other major towns



Nearest Airport

For Gaumukh is jolly grant about 162 km from uttarkashi



Nearest Railway Station

For Gaumukh is rishikesh about 145 km from uttarkashi .

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