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“"Best place where u can feel nature at its best,also a sacred Hindu pilgrimage gives it an ideal identity "”
Review of Gangotri Glacier

Gangotri Glacier
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Uttarkashi
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

excellent place. Firstly, anyone can visit it for Gangotri Mandir Darshan, but this is not the only thing to do. Try trekking for Gomukh glacier, & this can be the trek of your lifetime. Great sceic beauty, & gives an excellent idea of the origin of any river (so can be useful in knowledge terms).
But make sure to get weather confirmations, have ample of warm clothes, gloves, caps to cover every part of body. Be prepared for rusty weather & snowfalls. Also some breathing problems may occur, so take some medicines.
This isn't an easy trek & is not for everyone, but if u've appetite for adventure & love for nature, u shouldn't miss this !!!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Uttarkashi is a beautiful part of our country. There are several beautiful treks, hikes and walks around the area. This area is only for those who are willing to rough it out and walk up and down mountains. Gangotri is situated on the Bhagirathi river and is about 20 kms down river from the source of the river at Gomukh. The road head for Gomukh is at Gangotri and then it is a up hill walk all the way. Be prepared to carry supplies and sleeping bags etc as yo uwill need to halt at night somewhere. It is a two day trek at the minimum You will need a guide as the path up can be treacherous at places. The trek is long but at the end the reward is spectacular. The trek can only be done in warmer months as the area remains snow bound in winter and the permission to trek up is not granted by the forest office which issues permits to trekkers.

4  Thank psd2408
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were a group of nine people. We started our journey on the first week of June,2012. In the evening we reached there .The place was too much crowded because of some special occasion, ganga puja was on the very next day. On the way, there are high peak of straight mountains range beside the river ganga flows side by side all along. When we were nearest to our destination, we found the glacier mountain range. Wow! what a beautiful scene it was. Sun was setting and when it's rays were reflected on the glacier point, it seemed the peak of the mountains were made by gold.

5  Thank sanaser
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

If somebody is interested to enjoy the beauty of nature, then this is the right place. Month of May or Sep- Oct will be right time to visit the place. It will be very cold hence warm clothes needs to be accompanied. The Gangotri temple is situated in a mind blowing location but once you see the ranges of mountains from there you will be amazed. The trek is a 19 KM medium trek. have to start early in the morning and will reach bhujbasa in the late afternoon after 14 kms trek. Do not carry more plastic as it comes under the Gangotri national park hence you have to keep money deposited for the number of plastics you are carrying with you and you will get it back once you bring the plastics back on returning. The ganges will be in the right side while treking. 1st night stay will be at bhujbasa next day after visting the gomukh staying back in the same place will be advisable and on next day returning to the Gangotri town will be the right choice. Not describing anything regardinng the landscape as the name suggests.

4  Thank sougata6357
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

All faithful go to Gangotri temple, see Gauri or Surya kund waterfall of great river Bhagirathi ganga here. 150 people at most get permission.. Fewer the motivation or courage to cross into the Gangotri national park gates 1.5 kms from Gangotri town toowards snowline. Do it. Walk up taking a guide and two days time to see a great sight of glacier snout so huge that even unbelievers too would see divine in this shrinking marvel of nature thru which Ganga emerges. If you want to go ahead and see more prepare yourself for hard trek up with stay in tents arranged or stay two days mord at a mauni baba, s stone ashram at Tapowan meadows. There at the feet of a beautiful Himalayan peak Shivlinga 6590meters and Meru behind and great Bhagirathi peaks on your left your high Himalayas dream has come true. Our types usually go Prepared in arranged treks. Tilak Soni of Whers Eagles Dare group had arranged all for us four, my sons and son in law this june. Go and fulfill your prophecy.. One day i will be in high mountain s. You will never forget the sights.. Bharal goats, Amar akash ganga which you dare cross as you climb straight up the morraines after the Gaumukh crossing mud boulder hidden ice mass frightfully. Gangotri river like glacier 29kms long is seen from high spot here. Take precautions, exercise, climb stairs, before, acclimatise well lower at spots.. Drink.. Eat sugar.. Smell karpur camphor.. Take oxygen, diamox, paracetamol, anti emetics and good guides.. Before and as you.. Go..you will come in bliss with tired limbs which will recover but soaring spirit whi ch will fly for long.. Till you go upp.. Again.. Read.. All.. Esp maps.. History.. Geography.. Geology.. Photography.. To enrich hour bone breaking but easiest high
Himlayan trek...as i did with my gen next.. Giving us everlasting memories..

6  Thank santhemant
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