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 Shivaling, Bhagirathi, Kedar Dome, Thalay Sagar and Sudarshana. This place serves as a base camp for trekking to the peaks like Satopant, Kharchakund, Kalindi Khal, Meru and Kedardom, 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 traverse 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 Chatturangini glacier on their way to Nandanvan. The trekking route from Nandanvan passes through rocky terrains finally leading to the lush green meadows of Tapovan.