Yamunotri Worshipped as the source of the holy Yamuna River, it lies high up in a deep cleft on the western face of the Banderpunch peak , 3293 m above sea level. Famous for its thermal springs and glaciers, Yamunotri is very close to the Indo-Chinese border. Technically the source of the river is on the Champasar glacier at Saptarishi Kund (12 km further up at a height of 4421 m), but it is at Yamunotri that pilgrims come to worship the Goddess Yamuna and bathe in its chilled waters 223 km from Rishikesh, this mountain shrine is one of the most difficult to access. http://www.indiayogi.com/content/pilgrimages/dham.asp