Gaumukh glacier: Journey to the source of the sacred Ganges River

Devprayag; Ganges Sangam of
Alakananda and Bhagiratha tributaries


Gaumukh Valley

Ganges River Valley
Approaching Gaumukh

Resting by the Ganges

Resting by the Ganges


Gaumukh Glacier

The Ganges emerges from
Gaumukh Glacier


Tent site next to Bhojabhas;
4 km from Gaumukh


Gaumukh Glacier

Gaumukh glacier
Source of the sacred Ganges River

Bath in Ganges

A "colder than ice" snana (bath)
in the icy Ganges at Gaumukh

Gaumukh top