Temple to Visit
Gaumukh The most famous of all excursions from Gangotri is Gaumikh, meaning cow's mouth. At an altitude of 4200 metres above the sea level is Gangotri Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Himalayas and source of River Ganga. 18 kilometres of uphill trek will bring you to Gaumukh. Nandanvan The place is at a distance of 6 kilometre long trekking route from the glacier. The place gives view of the Shivling. In case you plan to get adventurous a bit, there are places nearby. Harsil, Vasuki tal, sattal, Badrinath, these places around Gangotri glacier can be visited. Though transport is not available and one has to take a trek. Nandanvan is also the base camp for trek to Bhagirathi peaks. A short trek will bring you to a beautiful meadow called Tapovan which encircles Shivling peak. Uttarkashi The place is 99 kms from Gangotri. The place has some notable temples like Vishwanath temple, Ekadash Rudra temple, Gyaneshwar temple and Kuteti Devi temple. Kedar Tal It is a beautiful lake 18 kilometres from Gangotri, 4425 mts above the sea level. A mountainous trail will lead you to Kedar tal, one might need a local guide also. Kedar tal also serves as a base camp for treks to surrounding peaks. Dayara Bugyal Another interesting excursion from Gangotri is Dayayra Bugyal. 93 kilometres from here at an altitude of 3048 kms. It is a beautiful meadow and the route to Dayara also offers equally beautiful sights. The place in winters is covered with snow and many skiers come here for skiing during that time. On route to Dayara lies the famous Sheshnag temple.