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Gangotri Glacier, Uttarakhand
Gangotri Glacier: is a famous glacier in Garhwal division of the Uttarakhand, located in Uttarkashi district. Gangotri glacier originates at the northern angle of Chaukhamba range of peak. Gangotri Glacier is not a solitary valley glacier, but it is a grouping of various other glaciers that are feed to it and form a huge accumulation of ice.
It is one of the most significant glaciers in Garhwal district as it is dependable for feeding the head tributary of the holy river Ganga.
Bhrigupanth (6772m), Kirti stambh (6285), Sumeru Parvat (6380) in that order and Ratavana Bamak, Chaturangi Bamak and Swachand Bamak be positioned on the northeast undulation of Srikailash, Man parvat, Satopanth and an un-named faction of peaks. Gangotri Glacier lies within duration of 28kms. It is terminates at Gaumukh(4000m).
Gangotri glacier flows at a moderate gradient apart from for a few ice stockade and crevices developed in the higher regions of the glacier where, as in the lower part of the glacier is roofed by fragments, which imparts a grubby emergence to its surface. Gangotri glacier is straightforwardly accessible. It is well linked by motor able road up to Gangotri temple and from there a 17kms, long restrain path follows along the right bank of the Bhagirathi river to Gaumukh, the nose of the glacier.
BASE CAMP GANGOTRI GLACIER
We can make our base camp at the Gangotri glacier. The distance between to Gangotri temples to Gangotri Glacier is 17kms.It is one of the famous trek in Uttaranchal.It counts in a adventurous tour in uttaranchal(India).
How to reached
Gangotri to Uttarkashi 99kms.
Gangotri to Tehri 173kms.
Tehri to Rishikesh 85kms.