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Nandanvan Vasukital Trek

Available Nandanvan Vasukital Trek Treks

15 Sep, 2022 to 21 Sep, 2022

Group Size
6-12 persons

Difficulty
Moderate

Highest Point
4,850 M

Duration
8 Days

Cost
22,500.00

No Experience Needed

No Mountaineering Certification Needed

Nandanvan Vasukital Trek

A Very Popular and Spiritual Trek In The Central Garhwal

Nandanvan Vasukital trek with unique visuals where you walk over glaciers for miles & camp at the foot of towering Himalayan peaks like Mount Shivling.This high altitude trek in the Gangotri National Park takes us to touching distance of the most iconic peaks of the Indian Himalayas – Shivling, Bhagirathi, Meru, Satopanth, Manda, Chautrangi, Chandra etc. You also get to trek on the Gangotri Glacier & visit Gaumukh, the source of the Ganges. In order to Nandanvan Vasukital Trek, you must have some prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

The trail of Nandavan Vasukital Trek goes through Gumukh – the source of mighty river Ganga and Tapovan – the gorgeous alpine meadow of religious significance for Hindus. Since this trek is still less explored, it gives the trekkers a unique chance of experiencing nature at its best.

The best time to do Tapovan  Nandanvan Vasukital Trek Trek is May – June, and September – October. On this page, we have covered everything you need to know – Vasuki Tal Trek route map, itinerary, temperature and altitude charts, photos, and reviews.

Best time to visit: May-June and September-October. Expect hiking on the snow at the beginning of May. September and October is a pleasant time to trek here. After October, it is generally not advisable to trek alone due to the extreme cold. After November, expect heavy snow in the area.

Trek Highlights

  • Trek along Chaturangi Glacier to reach the base camp of majestic Mt Satopanth.
  • Spectacular views of Shivling and the Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan/ Nandanvan meadow.
  • Live the experience of sages as you spend time in their favorite surroundings
  • Stay in the holy town of Gangotri which has its own aura to it.
  • Witness the spectacular source of Ganga river at Gaumukh the snout of Gangotri glacier .

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 Chirbasa 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 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: 14,235 ft (4,340 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 4km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

After Morning Breakfast our trek to head to Nandanvan via Gangotri glacier. The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. The glacier walk is very slippery and a slight lack of concentration would be dangerous. Huge crevasses gaped here and there. A lack of attention can risk your life. Thus, it is important to be alert and walk carefully. After walking for around one km, there is an upright climb. Overnight hotel & Dinner.

Altitude: 15,908 ft (4,850 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 12km./7hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Start the hike along a gentle stream with views of the Meru and Bhrigupanth. After about an hour and half, we reach a deep gorge eroded by the Vasuki glacier. We descend diagonally into the glacier and then after a short climb we can see the Vasukital Lake. The lake also serves as a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki The trek is steady upward. Do lunch and explore the area with some beautiful pictures and back down to Nandanvan camp site. Overnight hotel & Dinner.

Altitude: 11,808 ft (3,600 Mt.)
Trek/ Duration: 14km./6hrs.
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 Harshil or the comforts of hot shower & Comfortable rest at hotel/Guest house. Overnight hotel & Dinner.

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

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2 SET SOCKS & WORM CLOTHS

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