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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

15999/ Per Person

  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Min People

    1
  • Location

    DEHRADUN, GANGOTRI, CHIRBASA, BHOJBASA, , GAUMUKH, TAPOVAN,

Included

  • 1. Accommodation – Tented accommodation throughout the Gomukh trek.

    2. Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the Gangotri Gomukh trek.

    3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

    4. Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

    5. Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

    6. Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

    7. Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on the Gomukh Gangotri trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters

Exclude

  • 1. Accommodation – Tented accommodation throughout the Gomukh trek.

    2. Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the Gangotri Gomukh trek.

    3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

    4. Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

    5. Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

    6. Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

    7. Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on the Gomukh Gangotri trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.

Tour Plan

DAY-1 DEHRADUN TO GANGOTRI DRIVE

7/8 hours drive of 242 km From Dehradun we drive to Gangnani via Uttarkashi. Gangnani is known for the natural hot water spring baths it has. We drive to Gangotri on this day itself. We stay at a guesthouse overnight.

DAY-2 GANGOTRI (3,048 M) TO CHIRBASA (3,600 M) - 6 H TREK

9km trek in 6 hours. On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,650 m). From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on a tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.

DAY-3 CHIRBASA TO BHOJBASA (3,800 M) - 3 H TREK

5 km trek in 3-4 hours. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest. In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. In the afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi's group of peaks.

DAY-4 BHOJBASA TO GAUMUKH (3,900 M) TO TAPOVAN (4,335 M)- 7 H

Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan, 7 hours 9 km Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast, we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges. We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has a steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. They appear to be just a stone's throw away. It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer months.

DAY-5 TAPOVAN (4,463 M) REST DAY

This day is free for us to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow-capped peaks, flora, fauna, and mountain landscape. This land is frequented by some of the greatest contemporary mountaineers. The Shivling peak stands tall in front of us. Behind Shivling, towards the right is Meru. A little towards the left of Shivling is Sumeru. The Bhagirathi peaks are visible further to the left. Bhagirathi III, Meru (Central Peak), and Sumeru have some of the hardest climbing routes in the world. We can visit the Meru Glacier and return to our campsite.

DAY-6 TAPOVAN TO BHOJBASA- 5-6 H

Tapovan to Bhojbasa, 5-6 hours trek 7 km Early in the morning, we enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast, we trek down to Bhojbasa.

DAY-7 BHOJBASA TO GANGOTRI- 5-6 H

Bhojbasa to Gangotri, 5-6 hours trek 14 km We trek to Gangotri in the morning. Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse

DAY-8 GANGOTRI TO DEHRADUN DRIVE

Gangotri to Dehradun drive, 9 h drive 245 km Early morning after breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun and arrive by evening.

Overview

The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a thrillfest with gigantic views of the cow-shaped Gaumukh Glacier which is also one of the main water sources of the holy Ganges. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Gangotri peaks - Shivling, Thalay Sagar, and Meru. The Gomukh Tapovan trek is scenic with nature's bounty and is decorated with fragrant flowers, snow-capped peaks, and similar jaw-dropping views. Take a dip in the holy Bhagirathi River, which is considered one of the sacred rituals. During the Gomukh glacier trek, one can also immerse in the divine aura of the pilgrim cities- Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, and Bhojwassa. Marvel at the sight of the Bhagirathi sisters to experience the summit views.

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