Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is around 275 kms, Haridwar is around ( 275 kms ), and Rishikesh the nearest railway station at a distance of 250 km from Gomukh. Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place.
Necessary permits are required in order to trek to Gomukh form the DFO Office Tekla, Kotbangla Rd located in Uttarakashi.
The trek starts from just around 100 mts behind the Gangotri Temple
One has to trek ( 20kms ) from Gangotri - 7 kms - Chirbasa - 5 kms - Bhojbasa - 4 kms - in order to reach Gomukh.
Carry ample dry fruits, chocolates, food packets ( that can be cooked in boiling water ) and drinking water.
Heavy Woollens and Good shoes
Gaumukh Trek is around 7 - 8 hrs one side.
Uttarakashi is well connected by trains to nearest destinations Haridwar from New Delhi and other major cities. i.e Mumbai, Lucknow etc
There are lots of buses available from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi nearest destination Rishikesh, Haridwar and Uttarkashi. These buses depart every half hour 24X7.
The state transport bus terminals in Uttarakhand are located just outside the railway station. They are a cheap and economical mode of transport if on budget.
Private taxi or cab fare is anywhere between 1200 - 1500 for a one way journey from Uttarakashi to Gangotri.
Heavy snowfall during winters and landslides during rainy season can disrupt your visit to this shrines so the summer season from May to June is the ideal time to make this holy journey.
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