Gaumukh is situated in Garhwal, in northwestern Uttarakhand. It is the source of pious river of Ganges which is the lifeline of North & Eastern India. This trek goes through the part of The Himalayas, which is more captivating and beautiful than other part of Uttarakhand Himalaya. The region is a place of sacred shrines, clear glacial river, beautiful Himalayan villages & the ever smiling people
Area: Garhwal Himalaya India
Duration: 08 Days
Max Camping Altitude: 4400m
Season: May-June, Sep-Oct.
Starting point: Rishikesh
Ending Point: Rishikesh
Minimum group size- 4 pax
Day 01: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (1150 meter; 155 km/5-6hrs)
Early morning drive to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is the base of many trekking and Mountaineering expedition in Gangotri Valley. The scenic beauty will let you forget the fatigue of journey. Will reach Hotel by evening. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 02: Uttarkashi- Gangotri (3048m -3/4hrs)
Today we drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. This is also the road head for trekking to Gangotri valley. Visit the temple of Goddess Ganges. Overnight stay in hotel. The Actual source of Ganges is Gaumukh Glacier which is 19 km from Gangotri. At Gangotri, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddes Ganga.
Day 03: Gangotri - Bhojwasa (3800m/5-6hrs)
Begin with an easy climb, the route providing magnificent scenery with every step to Chirbasa (3600m). Continue through pine forest to the Bhojwasa. It’s a wonderful sight as you see the glaciated boulders and the Bhagirathi peaks towering over the Gaumukh springs. Overnight stay in the tent.
Day 04: Bhojwasa – Gaumukh-Tapovan (4400m/5-6hrs)
From Bhujbasa we trek towards Gaumukh (3890m) we turn towards Nandavan on the glacier. Crevasses mark this trail from where we make a steep ascent from where the trail levels out to Nandavan, also the base of climbing the Bhagirathi mountains. Continue on to Tapovan (4500m), a most awesome sight with the huge plateau being surrounded by Shivling and the Bhagirathi peaks. Overnight stay in the tent.
Day 05: Rest Day
Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snowcapped peaks, flora & Fauna and mountain landscape. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.
Day 06: Tapovan – Chirwasa (3600m/5-6hrs)
Descend towards Chirwasa via Bhojwasa. Chirwasa is a beautiful camping place surrounded by Chir (pine) trees. Set up camp and overnight stay.
Day 07: Chirwasa – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (4-5hrs)
Descend down towards Gangotri the road head and drive to the Uttarkashi. Overnight Stay in a hotel.
Day 08: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh (155km/5-6hrs)
Return drive to Rishikesh. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Trip Cost: INR 29000
Food On The Trip :
Our clients have equated our treks with moving feasts. Five to six different dishes are presented at any one meal. We want you to remain healthy while you savour our food. The ability of our cooks to hygienically prepare healthy, tasty and wholesome food, in even the most remote areas never fails to amaze clients. Vegetarian options are available. Let us know if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary: We’ll make it memorable. Normally non veg food only in the beginning and last day of the trip
We provide client tent on twin sharing bases,a dining tent with dining table and sitting stool,and toilet tent as well.
Day start with Morning bed tea then camp staff will provide hot washing water and then Breakfast. Normally we provide packed lunch,tea on camp arrival soup ,dinner and evening tea.