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This must be one of the most satisfying treks in the Garhwal Himalayas where you not only camp at the foot of lofty Himalayan peak but also cross the massive Gaumukh Glacier, the origin of Ganga River. The best way to put this Gaumukh Tapovan Trek in three words would be – “the holy trail”. One of the sacred Char Dham, Gangotri Temple is a key attraction of this trek. Gangotri is the place from where Bhagirathi River descends. It is situated at an altitude of 3,048mts above sea level and acts as the base camp of the trek to Gaumukh Glacier. Gaumukh is the second largest glacier of India, first one being Siachen. Gaumukh Glacier is 30kms in length and approximately 4kms wide. The Himalayan peaks visible during this Gaumukh Tapovan Trek are Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi sisters, Kharchkund & More.

The trekking route is open for trekkers and pilgrims from May to October. Gangotri National Park closes during winters as it is prone to heavy snowfall.

Itinerary

Day 0: Delhi to Dehradun

Day 01: Dehradun – Uttarkashi – Gangotri (258 KM)

Uttarkashi is one of the major towns of Uttarakhand thus buses and shared cabs are easily available from Dehradun. You can board shared cabs to Uttarkashi from Rispana Pul in Dehradun. This 5-6hrs drive passes through Mussoorie Bypass Road offering scenic views. The massive Tehri Dam Lake also comes into view as you proceed towards Chilyanisaur.

After a short break at Uttarkashi continue another 4-hour drive to reach Gangotri via Harsil. If you start from Dehradun at around 6am then you will probably reach Uttarkashi by 12 Noon. Take another shared cab to Gangotri from Uttarkashi. Perform evening Aarti at Gangotri Temple and obtain the permits to enter Gangotri National Park. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Gangotri – Chirbasa – Bhojbasa (14 KM)

Visit the sacred shrine of Goddess Ganga and buy all the necessary items from the market. The trek starts with a decent trail and it remains the same till further 2kms where you need to show permits. As you walk deep into the valley the vegetation also decreases. Continue trekking to reach Chirbasa which is situated 9kms from Gangotri Town. Cross small streams enroute to Chirbasa. Chirbasa is a good campsite and the last point where you’ll see good vegetation. You can camp here if there are any signs of AMS. Chirbasa is situated at an elevation of 3, 580mts above sea level.

Bhojwasa is located 5kms from Chirbasa. Bhagirathi Peaks stands high above the ground and is constantly visible during the trek. The trail not only goes through rugged terrains along with the Bhagirathi River but also climbs up to rugged mountains. Bhojbasa is a vast open expanse of land in the valley, situated at an elevation of 3,800mts above sea level. You can visit ashrams at Bhojwasa to perform Aarti or stroll around the Bhagirathi River, gazing at Bhagirathi Peaks in total awe.

Day 03: Bhojbasa – Tapovan (10 KM)

There are two routes by which you can reach Tapovan. First one being the classic route via Gaumukh Glacier for which you need to follow the trail going to Gaumukh which can be seen on the left side from Bhojwasa. Gaumukh Glacier is 5kms from Bhojwasa. Then you need to traverse the glacier and climb the unapologetically steep rugged wall to reach Tapovan. The second route requires crossing Bhagirathi River from Bhojwasa itself. You need to walk on moraines for many kilometres with constant view of Gaumukh Glacier from distant. Climb the ridge covered with snow to reach Tapovan.

Tapovan campsite is located at the foot of Mount Shivling (6,543 mts), just a glance of this mountain is a priceless gift of this trek. And if Shivling peak is not enough then Kharchkund & Meru Peak will leave you speechless. Tapovan is situated at 4400mts above sea level.

Day 04: Tapovan – Nandanvan (7 KM)

This trekking stretch involves long walk over exposed glacier so start early in the morning. The trek starts with steep descent from 

The view of Shivling peak from Nandanvan is a lot different than what is visible from Tapovan and both the views are awe-inspiring. Crossing the massive Gaumukh Glacier is the highlight of this trek. Nandanvan is situated at 4450mts above sea level.

Day 05: Nandanvan – Gaumukh – Bhojwasa (12 KM)

The trek starts off with rugged terrains and moraines. Descent on moraines will require extra attention from your legs while trekking. Trek slowly and take a break after you reach the snout of Gaumukh Glacier to experience its massiveness. This is the point where the holy Ganges emerges from, it all begins here. Further trek down to reach Bhojbasa.

Day 06: Bhojbasa – Chirbasa – Gangotri (14 KM)

Gangotri National Park is rich in wildlife and you will most likely see herd of Bharal’s (Blue Sheep) grazing on the ridges. Enjoy the last kilometers of the trek from Bhojbasa to Gangotri. If you reach Gangotri at around noon and wish to continue traveling till Uttarkashi, then you can hire a cab. But don’t forget to pray at Gangotri Temple after returning.

 

Day 07: Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Dehradun (258 KM)

Drive back to Dehradun and return Delhi via Bus.

Inclusion

  • Road Transfers from Delhi to Gangotri and Gangotri to Delhi.
  • Night Accommodation in Gangotri on Day 1
  • All Accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals during the Trek(Veg).
  • Trek Fees and environmental fees 
  • All necessary Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping Bags) + Additional (Cook & Mule charges)
  • Forest Camping Charges, Entry Fees & Permits
  • Mountaineering Certified Guide
  • Services of Experienced Trek Leader
  • Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Exclusion

  • Any airfare & train fare apart from mentioned above in inclusion.
  • Travel & medical insurance.
  • Any rescue service expenses.
  • Accompanied paramedic/ doctor.
  • Any personnel expenses like, biking gears (optional), drinks, bar & beverages, laundry, telephone, tips, donations, video camera fees, room service, and anything which is not included in the above.
  • Personal porter to carry Luggage

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  •  In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same