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Mountain Name(s): Mt. Shivling, Shivling     Geology: Please update
Elevation: 6543.01 m / 21466.5 ft     Snow line: Please update
Summit(s): Please update     Prominence: Please update
Location: India     Isolation: Please update
Latitude/Longitude: 30°52'36.998''N
79°3'56.002''E
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    Climbing Season(s): Please update
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Dehradun Airport (DED);
Range: Please update     Convenience Center(s): Gangotri;
First Ascent: Please update     National Park(s): Gangotri National park;

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Shivling is a mountain at tapovan 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 -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.... Read more

Description Edit

Shivling forms the western gateway for the lower Gangotri Glacier, opposite the triple-peaked Bhagirathi massif. It lies on a spur projecting out from the main ridge that forms the southwest side of the Gangotri Glacier basin; this ridge contains other well-known peaks such as Bhagirathi, Thalay Sagar and Meru.

Location Edit

It lies on the north eastern Indian state of Uttarakhand and lies 6 km south of Gaumukh( the source of River Ganges)

Getting there Edit

Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Capital city for Indian State of Uttarakhand. Nearest Airport is Dehradun

Asia, India:

  • Mt. Shivling
  • Hiking - 7 Day(s)
  • 28 Apr - 4 May
  • Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

India:

  • 28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
  • Mt. Shivling(6543.01 m)
  • Mt. Shivling Base Camp
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• It was called "Matterhorn Peak" by early European visitors because of its similarity in appearance to that Alpine peak

 

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