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Monk at Goumukh glacier, the source of the river Ganga, seen in this picture. The glacier is about 30 kilometres long (19 miles) and 2 to 4 km (1 to 2 mi) wide.The Gangotri glacier is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site. Devout Hindus consider the trek to Goumukh to be a holy ritual.In recent times, it has been pointed out that the retreat of the glacier has quickened significantly.
This photograph was taken by our kalindi pass expedition member Dr.Meenakshi Sarkar.

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