Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. It is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14638 ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for shivlinga peak of Uttaranchal hills. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks.