I am planning to go in June'15. Are there any lodges or hotels to stay in near Gangotri Temple. We are planning a trek to Gomukh and wish to complete it within a day and return back.
What are the tariffs and do we need to book in advance or it can be done once we reach there?
There are many small hotels and dharamsalas now near the Gangotri temple. But I think you have to phone and book them in advance.
The temple darshan including bathing in Bhagirathi and looking at nearby attractions will take about 3 hours.
So if you want to visit Gomukh( 14 kms from temple) then the best plan is to reach Gangotri before evening.Stay the night.
Next day early morning start for Gomukh by walk or horse and return by afternoon.Then visit the temple and return back. You can visit the temple first also, but getting back from Gomukh before dark is essential.
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