Gangotri are the group of 3 peaks:Gangotri I at a height of 6672m,Gangotri II at a height of 6590m,and Gangotri III at a height of 6577m in the Gangotri Group of peaks.Gangotri peaks lies in between Rudugaira Bamak and Jaonli Bamak.
The Gangotri Group of mountains is a subdivision of the Garhwal Himalaya in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It rings the Gangotri Glacier, and contains peaks that are notable either for their religious significance to Hindus, for their difficult climbing routes, or both. Climbs on three of the peaks (Thalay Sagar, Shivling, and Meru) have resulted in the awarding of the prestigious climbing award, the Piolet d’Or.
Gangotri Mountain are couched in the magnificent Garhwal hills at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northermost part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very close to the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. The summers are usually cool and winters are freezing cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the devotes and tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.
This area has loose sand with barely any place to keep a firm foot hold. The Rockfall area is before the waterfall bridge west of this area. Nonetheless one has to cross both areas & there is a warning board at the beginning on each side of this treacherous terrain.