Shivling Trekking


Duration: 12 Days

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.The Mount Shivling trek is not only meant for the enthusiastic trekkers but is also the photographers´┐Ż delights and the charm for the bravo wildlife experts. Mt Shivling trek also attracts the keen devotees and the spiritual beings to explore the ritualistic attractions of the Garhwal Himalayan areas. Most of the places, mountains and glaciers mentioned in the trek are part of the ancient legends and have traditional values attached. Shivling is a two summit mountain which lies not far from the snout of the Gangotri Glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalaya). It is one of the most beautiful peaks in all Garhwal. Due to its unusual shape, it has gained its nickname as ‘Indian Matterhorn’. It has an easy access and easy access, and is very popular among the climbers.