Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. This place is situated near the Shivling Peak, which is well known for its challenging climbing trails. The word Gau- meaning cow, and Mukh - meaning mouth, the end of the Gangotri glacier, is in the shape of a cow's mouth, and hence the name Gaumukh. It is a serenely beautiful place. It is both a popular religious spot and a trekking destination.
The Gangotri Glacier is one of the prominent tourists' attractions among them. This is one of the biggest glaciers in the Himalayan region and is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. The Gaumukh trek is one of the most arduous treks in Northern India. The path is heavily strewn with rocks and boulders. Trekking to Tapovan and Nandanvan also starts in Gomukh. However, as is said of most treks, the longer and tougher it is, more rewarding is the destination, so is the case for this instance of adventure.
One of the holiest lands in Uttarakhand, Gaumukh is thronged by devotees mainly for its serenity and pious mythological history.