Tapovan-Nandanvan is one of the oldest trekking routes in the human civilization. Nandanvan & Tapovan is situated opposite to the gangotri glacier at a distance of 6km from gangotri. Nandan Van is a huge grass meadow with many small glacier water streams. Nandanvan is famous for it s breathtaking view of Great Himalayn peaks like Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana, Thalay Sagar , Kedar dome. Initial trek from Gangotri along the holy river Bhagirathi takes you right up to the base of the Gangotri glacier name ly Gomukh. Farther trek along Gangotri and Chatturangini glaciers takes to Nandanvan. Tapovan is known for its beautiful meadow, gussing streams, rare flowers and great view of Bhagirathi I (22,493 ft), Bhagirathi II (21,365 ft), Bhagirathi III (21,175 ft) , Mt. Meru(21,850 ft) and Mt. Thelu from the Meadow..Tapovan is a base camp for Mt. Shivling (21,467 ft) in Gangotri National Park. Tapovan & Nandanvan are at the high grounds placed adjacent to each other with nothing but a 2.5 km wide Gangotri glacier between them. The route from Gangotri - Gomukh - Nandanvan - Tapovan and back is very popular to trekkers for its picturistic landscape, beautiful peaks, glaciers and lake. The trek from Gangotri till Gaumukh is moderate, from Gaumukh to Nandanvan is tuff.
Haridwar is the nearest rail head to Gangotri, 248 km.ROAD
Buses are available from Anand Vihar ISBT. Take a cab/local bus from Delhi to Gangotri. Delhi to Gangotri is 466 kms by road.