Gaumukh Glacier. This type of expedition foster a spirit of risk-taking, cooperative team work, the capacity to face and effectively deal with challenging situations with courage and determination.
The origin of the holy river Ganga-the life line of India, is at Gaumukh, 18 kms further uphill from Gangotri. Trekking in this region is a dream for all trekkers.
The Journey from Ajmer to Gangotri was interesting and full of fun and folic. On the way boys enjoyed playing cards, singing songs, delicious food and sleeping. A dip in the sulphur water spring at Gangnani was refreshing. Harsil, which is called mini Switzerland of India was delight to see.
We started our trekking with chanting Gayatri Mantra and praying at Gangotri Temple. Boys were excited and were cheering ‘Go Mayo’. With Mayo Pacharanga in hand, cruising through the serpentine path of Gangotri National Park. We were given instructions to walk towards mountain side and help other fellow trekkers. A halt after an hour helped us to regain energy and motivated the tail enders to catch up with the front group.
On the way sir described about the geographical differences between the three ranges of the Himalayas. Shivalik, Himachal and Himadri. We also learnt about the differences between the Aravalis – the oldest Mountain ranges and the Himalayas- the youngest mountain ranges.