The lofty Shivling Peak is perhaps one of the most imposing peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas, positioned at an altitude of 6,543 metres. The Shivling is also known as the 'Mahadev ka Linga . This mountain is an important one in the Himalayan mountain range and can be accessed through the Chaturangi Vamak route The mountain actually has two summits and rises like a pyramid above the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. Its impressive appearance has often been compared to the Matterhorn in the Alps.
Between Gaumukh and Shivling, is the mesmerizing Tapovan meadow which is also a well-known pilgrimage site. The Shivling Peak is surrounded by rocky terrain on three sides. The west side of the peak slopes moderately and this is where snow accumulates. It forms the western gateway for the lower Gangotri Glacier and is a popular climbing peak today, owing to its easy accessibility. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport and the nearest railway station is Rishikesh.
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