Bhagirathi Shivling

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Bhagirathi (6856 m, 22487 ft)The highest peak of the Bhagirathi Group forms a complex and topographically complicated massif.In the Garhwal Himalayas lies the magnificent Bhagirathi group of three soaring peaks � Bhagirathi I, Bhagirathi II and Bhagirathi III, rising to the heights of 6,856 metres, 6,512 metres, and 6,454 metres respectively. The highest peak of the imposing Bhagirathi cluster forms an elaborate and topographically complex mastiff. It stands awe-inspiring and dominates the end of the valley leading up to Gaumukh, which marks the end of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the holy River Ganga. Mount Bhagirathi has three major peaks. It stands at and dominates the end of the valley leading up to Gaumukh which is the end of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the river Ganga. The upper part of the river Ganga is also called Bhagirathi, and both the mountain and the river are named after King Bhagirath.Shivling is a mountain at tapovan in the Gangotri Group of peaks in the western Garhwal Himalaya, near the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. It lies in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of the Hindu holy site of Gaumukh (the source of the Bhagirathi River). Its name refers to its status as a sacred symbol -Shiva Linga. It was called “Matterhorn Peak” by early European visitors because of its similarity in appearance to that Alpine peak. While not of locally great elevation, it is a dramatic rock peak, and most visually striking peak seen from Gaumukh; that and the difficulty of the climb make it a famed prize for mountaineers.

Best Time to Visit

If you’re planning to take a trip to Shivling Base Camp Trek during Summers then consider going between May and June, however, if your plan is to visit the place some other time then you should think about doing so between September and October, when Monsoon has passed.

In Summer:Gomukh Tapovan has a weather that’s largely suitable and pleasant in Summer time. Although, it’s advised that you take along woolen clothes, just in case. The magnificent glory of the Himalayas teamed the feel-good coolness of the wind are set to take your breath away.

In Monsoon:Gomukh Tapovan has a lot to offer in terms of its impressively-generous greenery adorned by raindrops along with its snow-clad mountains at the time of Monsson. You might find hurdles of road-blockage owing to the rains-caused landslides though, also, it’s recommended that you pack along raincoats. Nonetheless, the picturesque appeal of the place is an experience you must take/have.

After Monsoon:Gomukh Tapovan becomes even more gorgeous once Monsoon has passed. The few rain-related hassles are gone and the place is transformed even more beautifully, with its serene, lush greenery and colossal mountains looking all bathed and well groomed. Travelling with thick woolens is strongly recommended as the place gets chilly and perishing after rains.

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