Shivling is a prominent pyramid-shaped peak in the north Indian part of the Himalayas. The name derives from the Hindu deity Shiva. British alpinists also referred to the mountain as “Matterhorn Peak”. The Gangotri Glacier, one of the largest in the Himalayas, is situated east of the mountain. The headwaters of the Bhagirathi river, one of the headstreams of the Ganges, are formed here which is why a famous pilgrim's way leads into the area. Shivling was first climbed in 1974 by a team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.



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Elevation: 6543 m
Country and region: India, Uttarakhand
Mountain range: Himalayas
Prominence: 850 m
Orometric dominance: 13
Coordinates: 30.880411, 79.063469

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