Yamunotri is a village within the Barkot municipality, which is located in the north of Uttarkashi district. Yamunotri is a symbol of faith in India as the origin of Mother Yamuna. The main source of Yamuna is Bandarpuch Peak, which is situated at a height of 1 km from Yamanotri. To reach Yamanotri, devotees have to travel 5 km on foot from Janaki Chatti.
The location is just near to GMVN TRH Gangotri. It is such a beautiful place to see... and continuously gaze at the thunderous crystal clear water descending down from various glaciers. One can easily be mesmerized with a continuous flow of water striking the surround rocks making big sounds of water flow. Surya Kund has formed an almost big pit-like area formed due to erosion of stones and due to steep waterfall. The location is like one has reached in heaven.
You will have to stay a minimum of 2 nights in Gangotri for acclimatizing yourself before going to Gomugh trekking. On day two you can visit the Pandava Guha in the cedar forest. Walk 3 KM along river Ganga. You will reach the cave somewhat opposite to the bus parking on the main road. It's not the rock cave that attracts you but the Baba living inside. A real yogi. My Yoga group from Germany had many things to ask him. His insight into the Indian philosophies opened my friend's eyes.
Gangotri temple, as the name suggests is one of the Dham recognized for pilgrimage. The temple is located at a heavenly place with all-around high mountains and snow-clad peaks. The temple is located at the bank of River Ganga descending from high mountains and flowing peacefully nearby. While reaching there one has to pass through the high mountain road, partly tarred partly barren. There are frequent episodes of landslides during monsoon month and the road is blocked. During the visit there, one can feel reaching to the heavenly place of God.