Kashi Vishwanath Temple : The famous kashi vishwanath temple is the most important and holy shire dedicated to lord Shiva in the region. Within the courtyard is the SHAKTI Temple dedicated to goddess of strength.
NIM : Nehru Institute of Mountaneering : •NIM is one of the few mountaineering institutes in India. It conducts various mountaineering and climbing training courses and besides organising climbing expeditions. Bachendri Pal, India's first woman to climb Mount Everest, is an alumnus of NIM.
It is the spiritual source of Ganga, the holiest river in the country and is one of the 'Char Dhams' of Uttaranchal. The Gangotri temple is situated at an altitude of 3048 metres, about 99 kms from Uttarkashi.
Gaumukh (18 kms) : The Gaumukh glacier is the physical source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is of great importance to the pilgrims. One has to trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh
Gaumukh glacier resembing a cow face situated 18 kms. From Gangotri. It’s the second largest glacier of India.The trek to Gaumukh is easy but it goes through a rocky surgace, enroute Bhojvasa. You can encounter several majestic himalayan peaks like Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, Bhagirathi III etc.
(28 kms) : Bugyal or a "high altitude meadow" at an altitude of 3048 metres affords awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas. There is also a small lake here. The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari, 28 kms from Uttarkashi on Gangotri road.
This is one of the quaintest high altitudes meadows in the holy town of Uttarkashi. The beauty of this meadow is unparallel to another region and renders a unique distinctiveness. The meadow is also known for the mountain and its slopes that are perfect for skiing in the in the winter months. There is a small lake that is located which is perfect for those who are in awe of the great outdoors and are ready to pitch camp there.
This is one of the most serene and tranquil locations in Uttarkashi. This is one of the fresh water sources in the region. Apart from that the Dodi Tal is also believed to be the place where the birthplace of the Lord Ganesha. Situated at an elevation of 3,048 meters above sea level the Tal of the lake is known for the pine, oak and other deciduous trees of the region. The place is also known as the ecology habitat of the Himalayan trout that is a breed of fish. However the depth of the lake is not known and there are many factors that are largely unknown to the region. Despite the concealed facts the lakes with its pristine beauty and charm certainly enamors the visitor.
Bhojvasa : on the way to Gaumukh, Bhojvasa is 14kms trek from Gangotri at an altitude of 3775 mts. above the sea level. The trek goes through rugged terrains along the Bhagirathi river. It’s the last point of accommodation on the way to sacred Gaumukh Glacier.
Harsil : a bhutia inhabited valley has now days become one of the happening destination getting popular with time, can say an unspoilt hidden jewel in the garhwal himalayas,.. situated bang on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. The elevation for Harsil is 2600 mts. above the sea level. Several adventure trekking routes that can be explored in an around Harsil.
Sattal :- A seven kms trek from Harsil, Sattal is a cluster of seven lakes which is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. An idel place for day excurion or overnight camping. The journey is simply beautiful. It is a mysterious gathering of seven lakes with picturesque surroundings. The easy 3km trek to Sattal can be easily reached within two hours. Backpack and enjoy your lunch at the scenic Sattal.
Dharali: is a picturesque spot situated only 3kms from Harsil and it can be easily approached through motorable roads. Mukhwa village is the home of Goddess Gangotri during winters, situated one kilometer from Harsil.
KedarTal: Kedar Tal is a captivating sight offering crystal clear icy cold water. The strenuous trek to the picturesque Kedartal initiates from Gangotri. Kedartal can be reached by a difficult 14km trek via Bhoj Kharak and Kedar Kharak. Do book a guide while visiting Kedar tal. The immaculate water of Kedartal is situated at an elevation of 4,250mts above sea level.