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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Available Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Treks

Group Size
6-12 persons

Difficulty
Moderate

Highest Point
4,400 M

Duration
6 Days

Cost
13,800.00

No Experience Needed

No Mountaineering Certification Needed

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

The Most Sacred and Mystical Trek in Northern India

(Gaumukh Tapovan Trek ) The Garhwal is perhaps one of the most sacred and mystical northern India, fascinating area from the point of view of nature with meadows, forests and the majestic peaks of the Shivling and Meru, Kharchkund , Bagirathi Peaks. Gaumukh Tapovan trek takes us to Gaumukh, the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh , blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims ‘cleanse themselves of their sins’ in freezing water. The Gangotri glacier’s melting water forms the Bhagirathi River and at this point the river parklets and starts its rapid descent through the mountains.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is a 46 km trek hiked over a period of 6 days in the Greater  Garhwal Himalayas.Gaumukh Tapovan trek starts from Gaumukh glacier, the mythological origin of the river Ganges.

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Trek Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Shivling and the Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan meadow
  • Atmospheric Gangotri and its pilgrimage temples
  • Hike from Bhojbasa to Gaumukh and the source of the Ganges
  • Bhagirathi river accompanies us right to its source in the snout of Gangotri glacier at Gaumukh.

Trek Itinerary

Altitude: 3,772 ft (1,150 Mt.)
Travel/ Duration: 239km./9hrs.
Accommodation Type: Hotel /Guest House 

After breakfast drive to Gangotri Via Uttarkashi (1150 m). Gangotri is the starting points for this trek. Here you will meet your trekking crew and porters. In the evening, you will witness the puja and aarti at Gangotri temple – one of the four sacred dhams for Hindu in the Himalayas.  Overnight stay & Dinner at Hotel/Guest House

Altitude: 12,437 ft (3,792 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 14km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

The walk begins with gradual ascent through pine trees, alongside the roaring Bhagirathi River with towering cliffs on your left hand side. This trail keeps following the river and just short of Cheerbasa,  Beyond Cheerbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic tundra by some trekkers. We continue our walk and reach the campsite of Bhojbasa, home of birch (now only a few left in the much denuded area) and setup camp.Take an evening stroll to one of the high points close-by for better acclimatization of the body to the surroundings. We may get a chance to see a group of ibexes or capture a beautiful sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks and take a glimpse of the majestic mt.Shivling peak. Overnight in tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 14,596 ft (4,450 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 7km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Walk about 2hrs to reach Gaumukh (4000m), the source of the Ganges. The day is suppose to be a challenging one, given the steep climb to reach Tapovan in the last stretch. But before that, the main obstacle is to cross river Bhagirathi,  cross the river  in a manually operate trolley. It approximately take more than hour for do that one crossing, as at a time only two people along with luggage can do the crossing. Spend time admiring the beauty and the power of the nature. It’s a visual treat and an experience in itself to watch the Ganga gush out of the snout of the Gangotri glacier. From here we will have to traverse the gigantic Gangotri glacier to cross over to the other side and climb up to Tapovan. Tapovan is rewarded manifolds as one this is a spectacular bugyal (high altitude meadow) situated at the base of the Shivling peak and is surely one of the top places to visit across Himalayas. The circle of giant mountains around this meadow with very close views of Bhagirathi peaks, Mt. Meru & Mt. Shivling is a sight to behold. Overnight in tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 11,808 ft (3,600 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 12km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

 Another boulder hop along the Gangotri glacier to its snout at Gangotri & Trek down to Cheerbasa via Bhojbasa.Overnight in tents & Dinner at Cheerbasa.

After breakfast carry on the trail to reach Gangotri (3hrs) and board the waiting vehicles to drive back to the Harsil or the comforts of hot shower & Comfortable rest at hotel/Guest house. Overnight hotel & Dinner.

After breakfast drive from Harsil to Dehradun and  end services here and after own your program .

Inclusions

What is Included in the Trek

  • Transport by Mountain Bolero Jeep non Ac Uttarkashi to Harsil/Gangotri, and Gangotri to Uttarkashi.
  • Twin/four Share accommodation for hotel/Guest House in Harsil on Room basis.
  • Twin three Share (using 02 men four season dome tent) accommodations in tents with sleeping bag and mat entire the trek.
  • Entrance fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
  • Twin three Share (using 02 men four season dome tent) accommodations in tents with sleeping bag and mat entire the trek.
  • All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs
  • Experienced local mountain guide with Assistance guide
  • A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, and Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • Common trekking equipment's
  • Medical Kit with oxygen cylinders.

Exclusions

What is Not Included in the Trek

  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Items of personal clothing Travel/ Personal Insurance.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading)
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control

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HIKING STICK & GLOVES

PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE

POWER BANK OR SOLAR CHARGER

DOWN JACKET & SNOW PANT

PERSONAL SLEEPING BAG

CAMERA KITS & SUNGLASS

2 SET SOCKS & WORM CLOTHS

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