Is Gomukh and Gangotri same?

Gomukh is 18 km from Gangotri in the foothills of Bhagirathi at a height of 4255m. It is the snout of the Gangotri Glacier.

Where is Gomukh situated?

Uttarkashi district
Gomukh is the source of the Bhagirathi River in Gangotri Glacier, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft (4,023 m) in Uttarkashi district.

Why is Gomukh famous?

Gomukh is a beautiful place which marks the end of the Gangotri Glacier. It is located in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. This place is situated near the Shivling Peak, which is well known for its challenging climbing trails. River Bhagirathi, an important tributary of River Ganga, originates at Gomukh.

Where is Gangotri and Gomukh?

Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand
Gomukh aka Gaumukh is the pout of Gangotri Glacier. It is located 18 km from Gangotri, at a height of 13200 ft above sea level, in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand in India. It is the source of Bhagirathi river, and is one of the holiest places for the Hindus though there is no temple here.

Can I visit Gomukh?

As stated earlier, the trek to Gaumukh starts from Gangotri. One can take the path up on the left immediately after the entrance aris, or one can visit the Gangotri temple first and just after the temple, on the left, there is a series of steep steps/stairs that lead to the trail of Gaumukh trek.

What is the temperature of Gomukh?

Temperature is around 15°C, and it only gets colder from here.

Is Gomukh trek difficult?

Difficult. Gradual ascent for 2.5 hours. 2 hours glacier walk followed by 1 hour of moderate ascent. Final 1.5 hours is a steep ascent.

How difficult is Gomukh trek?

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is rated as moderate-difficult and you need to be physically fit to complete this trek.

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How can I reach Gomukh from Haridwar?

Gomukh Hotels Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is around 275 kms, Haridwar is around ( 275 kms ), and Rishikesh the nearest railway station at a distance of 250 km from Gomukh. Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place.

Does Gangotri have snow?

Winter season in Gangotri starts in the month of November and lasts till March. Winters here are too chilly accompanied by heavy snowfall. The roads to the shrine remain blocked, thus the visitors are advised not to plan a journey to this place in the winter season.