The Shivling mountain, so-called because of its status as a sacred symbol of the Hindu god, Shiva, literally means 'the phallus of Shiva'. Considered one of the most stunning peaks of the Garhwal region, the mountain soars 21,329 feet high. The Tapovan meadow which lies between Shivling and Gaumukh has become a popular pilgrimage site due to the stunning view of the mountain from that location.
Named Fitz Roy by Francisco Moreno after the Beagle's captain Robert FitzRoy, the mountain is isn't the tallest peak in the region and is less than half the size of some of the Himalayan peaks. However, extreme weather conditions and the difficulty of the climb has won the mountain the reputation of being extreme. The mountain is alternatively known as Cerro Chaltén.