GAUMUKH TAPOVAN TREK

The Best of Himalayas

Height

14,200ft

Best Time

May - June & August - October

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Land of rivers and himalayas

The trek to Tapovan not only offers spiritual blessings but also stunning views of the Bhagirathi massif and Shivling peak, the trek involves glacier crossing, boulder hopping and all elements to make it a thoroughly wonderful trip. We get to see the actual source of river Ganga (one of the greatest rivers of the world) at Gaumukh. This trek is a treat for both the spiritual and adventure seekers.

The trek grade is easy going up to Gaumukh, it can be organized separately as well.

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The whole journey was very exciting and exhilarating. Climbing mountains, crossing rivers, the forests , the peace and tranquility of the atmosphere,the sound of the wind ,the sunset, and sunrise,the beauty of the mountains,the valleys and ravines, the waterfalls, the woods, the birds and the animals, the lovely local, the camping , the food and such endless activities were breathtaking.

Tonoya Das

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (256km, 10-12 hrs)

  • We board cabs from the holy town of Dehradun early in the morning and move towards the holy town of Gangotri (1000 feet), the road head for this trek. The journey takes around 10-12 hours.
  • Meals: Welcome drink and dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Hotel/Lodge/Homestay.

Day 2: Acclimatization Day

  • We spend the day for acclimatization, we will visit and take a tour of Gangotri. We will visit the Pandav Gufa (cave) which was resting place of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata according to the legends. We will also visit the Surya Kund a famous hot water spring.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Hotel/Lodge/Homestay.

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhojbasa (14 km, 5-6 hrs)

  • We start our trek early in the morning. About 2 km from Gangotri we enter Gangotri National Park, via the campsite of Chirbasa we walk towards Bhojbasa. The Bhagirathi continues its path along most of this wonderful trek.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in tents or homestay.

Day 4: Bhojbasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh (9km, 4-5hrs)

  • The trek from Bhojbasa to Gaumukh is well-defined and not very difficult, however after Gaumukh the trek to Tapovan is rather adventurous and thrilling. It includes crossing the moraine and a track of boulders over the Gangotri glacier. The last portion of the slope is hailed by a steep vertical slope which ends at Tapovan after crossing the Akash Ganga. Tapovan is surrounded by many famous peaks like Meru (6630m), Shivling Peak (6543m) and Kedar Dome (6808m) and is a visual delight.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in tents or homestay.

Day 5: Explore Tapovan

  • We will spend the day in Tapovan exploring the Neel Tal Lake. At the height of 4800m, the lake has crystal reflection of Mount Shivling in its waters. The day is to be spent exploring Tapovan.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in tents or homestay.

Day 6: Tapovan to Bhojbasa via Gaumukh (9km, 3-4hrs)

  • We trace our route back through Gangotri glacier to the campsite of Bhojbasa.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in tents or homestay.

Day 7: Bhojbasa To Gangotri (14km, 5-6 hrs)

  • Via the same route which we did the first day we reach the holy town of Gangotri, we look back and share experiences of the trek.
  • Meals: All meals.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Hotel/Lodge

Day 8: Gangotri to Dehradun (256km, 10-12 hrs)

  • The trip ends after breakfast.
  • Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND NOT

 

  • Accommodation during Trek (camping) on sharing basis. YES
  • Meals while on trek.YES
  • Qualified and experienced Guide.YES
  • All forest, state, trail permitsYES 

     

  • First aid medical kitsYES
  • Services of an expert support trek team (guides, cooks, helpers)YES
  • Adventure activities and games after the trek if time permitsYES
  • Food during transit is not included (to and fro the base camp)NOT

     

  • Backpack offloading chargesNOT

     

  • No suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.NOT

     

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc.NOT

     

  • Personal expenses of any kind.NOT

     

  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.NOT

     

  • Anything on your behalf NOT

     

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