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Gangotri and Gaumukh, Uttaranchal , India


 The Ganges at Gangotri

Gangotri village

Gangotri temple

of river Goddess Ganga

Ganges valley

From the trekking route

Waterfall near Gangotri

Chiseled stone

Nature's sculpture

Water cutting through rocks.

Base camp

Base camp after first day

Hiker

before final climb

Gangotri glacier

Close to the Indian border with China


Glacier fields

Walking over them is treacherous -- one can disappear with one false step.

Indian and Brazilian hikers

Mt. Kailash in the backdrop

Mt. Shivling from Tapovan

Tapovan, at the base of Mt. Kailash

Gaumukh: source of the Ganges

The river Ganges begins right here!

 

 

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