Nandanvan and Tapovan are located at a distance of 6 km from Gangotri, opposite to the Gangotri glacier. Nandanvan offers the magnificent view of peaks like Shivling, Bhagirathi, Kedar Dome, Thalay Sagar and Sudarshan. This place serves as a base camp for trekking to the peaks like Satopanth, Kharchakund, Kalindi Khal, Meru and Kedarnath, to name a few.
Trekkers can trek alongside river Bhagirathi and see Gomukh. It is one of the most famous treks, which involves mountain climbing, boulder hopping, glacier traversing and rock climbing. The Trekking route passes through pine trees and birch shrubs at Chirbasa and Bhojbasa respectively. The trek route leads to Lanka and Gomukh from Bhojbasa. Trekkers pass through Gangotri Glacier and Chaturangi glacier on their way to Nandanvan. The trekking route from Nandanvan passes through rocky terrains finally leading to the lush green meadows of Tapovan.