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Gomukh – To Trek The Trail


Gomukh is a beautiful place which marks the end of the Gangotri Glacier. It is located in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. This place is situated near the Shivling Peak, which is well known for its challenging climbing trails. River Bhagirathi, an important tributary of River Ganga, originates at Gomukh. The place is situated near the Tapovan meadow and enchants visitors with its natural glory.

Tourist Places In And Around Gomukh

Tourists can see various attractions in Gomukh, and the Gangotri Glacier is one of the prominent ones among them. This is one of the biggest glaciers of the Himalayan region and is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. The terminal point of the glacier resembles a cow’s mouth; therefore the place came to be known as Gomukh (meaning cow’s mouth).

This place offers exclusive trekking opportunities to tourists. The popular Trekking route starts in the Gangotri and passes through Gila Pahar and Chirbasa. It is a challenging route full of landslides and stiff slopes. Trekking to Tapovan and Nandanvan also starts in Gomukh.

How To Reach Gomukh

Tourists can reach the destination from the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. Haridwar is the nearest railway station at a distance of 230 km from Gangotri. Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place.

Best Time To Visit Gomukh

Travellers planning for a trip to Gomukh should preferably visit the place during summers.

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How to Reach Gomukh

  • By Road
    Government owned buses are available to Gangotri from cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Tehri and Yamunotri.
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  • By Train
    The closest railway station is located in Haridwar at a distance of 230 km from Gangotri. This station is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, and Allahabad by frequent trains. Tourist can avail taxis from this station to Gangotri.
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  • By Air
    Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airbase located at a distance of 229 km from Gangotri. Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to this airport by regular flights. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to the town of Gangotri.
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