We three, myself and my 2 buddies, AMRISH &. VIPUL, are comforting ourselves using sitting arrangements done by a small dhaba ( food joint) right on the edge, the entry point of Bhojwasa valley, final stage of our GANGOTRI GAUMUKH TREK;
Far in horizon, one can view magnificent BHAGIRATHI PEAKS - 1,2 &3 partly covered by clouds, glowing in golden yellow. That's where is located GAUMUKH, the snout of 30 kms long BHAGIRATHI GLACIER, ultimate aim to reach for us.
Beginning our GANGOTRI GAUMUKH TREK, and the whole Trek is blessed with treasure of great amount of Natural beauty and experiencing Subzero temperatures;
I have done this Trek twice, once in the beginning of winters and again in mid summer. My buddies were ( during winter) my wife NEETA, Friends HITESH, DESAI FAMILY :MUKULBHAI, BHARGAVI BEN, Torsha, our guide Mahesh ji, ( during summer) Amrish, VIPUL.
GANGOTRI DHAM, starting point for My approx. 38-40 Kms GANGOTRI - GAUMUKH TREK : Bhagirathi river meandering through the valley, coming down from GAUMUKH- GANGOTRI and making it's way towards HARIDWAR, High Himalayan snow peaks start becoming visible above. This is the first stage for Trek, reaching GANGOTRI by road, the base for the TREK traveling almost 300 Kms, from HARIDWAR.
Gaumukh is 18 km from Gangotri in the foot hills of Bhagirathi at a height of4255m. It is the snout of the 30 Kms long Gangotri Glacier.
Ishavasyam Ashram, is high above the opposite bank of BHAGIRATHI RIVER, crossing over that bridge, where I generally stay with my friends and family during visit to GANGOTRI DHAM.
Thank you, my dear, for making our family so happy and complete every single day. On your special day I wish you countless moments of joy ! A very happy birthday, my love.
Always believe in yourself.
Because if you don’t.
Then who will?
The founder of Buddhism, Sidhartha aka Buddha Sakyamuni. You have seen his holy statue in most Buddhist nations. However, this time in Bhutan, it's 169 Mts tall height seated Buddha is the 8th wonders of the world. Situated on a hilltop of Thimphu city, overlooking the entire city view is most popular landmark in Bhutan.
The Buddha facing south east direction of the world to propagate peace and harmony in the world. It's made up of with copper with the donations from Buddhist disciples and the government of Bhutan.
Perfect spot for a jaw dropping photography, and serene to find the inner peace.
Welcome to Buddha Dordema statue in Kuenselphodrang.