Gangotri Glacier is a well-known glacier in Garhwal Himalaya, situated in Uttarkashi district. The glacier roiginates at the northern slope of Chaukhamba range of peaks. This is not a single valley glacier, but a combination of several other glacier that are fed to it and form a huge mass of ice. Bhrigupanth (6772m), Kirti stambh (6285), Sumeru Parvat (6380) respectively and Ratavana Bamak, Chaturangi Bamak and Swachand Bamak lie on the northeast slope of Srikailash, Man parvat, Satopanth and an un-named group of peaks. The glacier lies within a span of 28kms. and terminates at Gaumukh(4000m). The glacier flows at a gentle slope except for a few ice walls and crevices developed in the upper regions of the glacier where, as in the lower part (above the snout), the glacier is covered by debris, which imparts a muddy appearance to its surface. The glacier is easily approachable. It is well connected by motorable road upto Gangotri temple and from there a 17kms, long bridle path follows along the right bank of the Bhagirathi river to Gaumukh, the snout of the glacier.
TREK : BASE CAMP GANGOTRI GLACIER Gangotri temple to Gangotri Glacier 17kms.
By Road :
• Gangotri to Uttarkashi 99kms.
• Gangotri to Tehri 173kms.
• Tehri to Rishikesh 85kms.