Gomukh is the source of the holy river Ganga situated at a hight of 13200 ft in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand. The way up to Gomukh is 15 km long from Gangotri, but the natural scenery is so enchanting that one doesn’t mind. Go” means “cow” and “mukh” means “face” or “mouth”. “Gomukh” (or “Gaumukh”) literary means “cows face” or “cows mouth”. The glacier is called thus, since it looks like that.
Gomukh is the Himalayan glacier believed to be the true source of the Ganga (Bhagirathi). Here, the river is still clear, cold and pristine, unspoiled by pollution and runoff from the monsoon .