Although we had to return after a disappointing incomplete trek to the Gaumukh, we did bring lots of memories from there. Few years back, the glacier existed till the gates of the Gangotri National Park, from the place where we started our journey. Global warming has pushed the glacier more than 20 Kilometers back.
The snow clad mountains will be remembered forever
We had to reach there. Not exactly there because somewhere near the foot of the mountains is Tapovan, where the glaciers actually melt and whose water comes out from the cave in Gaumukh
That is a really big rock
Animals survive in this difficult habitat
That’s called balancing with confidence. A small rock supporting a very very big rock
That’s a long way down
I had trouble carrying my own bag but these porters carry hundreds of kilos of weight and climb these treacherous mountains. Horses are banned in these mountains and everything has to be carried to the top by men.
It was still a long way back!!