‘Mt. Shivling is a challenging 6000 meter plus peak in the Garhwal Himalayas of India .Shivling was first climbed on 3 June 1974 via the west ridge, by a team from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, led by Hukam Singh. Shivling appears as a single pyramid when seen from Gaumukh, but is actually a twin-summit mountain, with the northeast summit being slightly higher than the southwest summit, 6,501 m (21,329 ft). Between Gaumukh and Shivling lies the Tapovan meadow, a popular pilgrimage site due to its inspiring view of the mountain. The trail to Mt. Shivling takes you across the famous Gangotri trail with heavenly vistas and landscapes unique to this region of the Indian Himalayas. The front portion of the Shivling as viewed from Gaumukh (the source of the Ganga) resembles the face of the Indian God Ganesha.
Mt. Shivling is a twin-summit, which by the way looks single when viewed from Gaumukh. The Mt Shivling expedition is not very common among people as it requires prior mountaineering experience along with technical knowledge. Here, one must know about the usage of Ice tools, crampons, carabiners and other climbing anchors.