Shivling (6,543 m)

Shivling is a mountain in the Gangotri Group of peaks in the western Garhwal Himalaya, near the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. It lies in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of the Hindu holy site of Gaumukh (the source of the Bhagirathi River). Its name refers to its status as a sacred symbol of the God - Lord Shiva's Shiva Linga. It was called "Matterhorn Peak" by early European visitors because of its similarity in appearance to that Alpine peak. While not of locally great elevation, it is a dramatic rock peak, and most visually striking peak seen from Gaumukh; that and the difficulty of the climb make it a famed prize for mountaineers.

Image From Flickr: Anirban Biswas, Prathyush Thota , Sanjeev Asher, Sandip Sengupta, William Nicholas CA Mssrinivas

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
6,543 m / 21,467 ft
Latitude:
30.876944
Longitude:
79.065556

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