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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek







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Expert and mountaineering course qualified trek guides with extensive experience in the mountains.
Time conscious and responsive staff.
Small group size of not more than 15 persons
This trek takes you to the high altitude Kedartal lake, from where you get magnificent views of Thalay Sagar.
Trek Type High Altitude Trek
Minimum Age 12 years
Trekking days 4 days
Trekking Distance 148 km
Transportation Mahindra Bolero or Equivalent. Non-AC
Food Locally Available Food.
Accomodation Camping in tents.
Travel FROM Uttarkashi to Gangotri
Expert guide, staff and porter or mule charges
All permit and camping charges
All meals for the trek duration.
Sleeping Tents, Dining Tents, Toilet Tents, Sleeping bag, Mattress

The reporting of the trek will be at Uttarkashi. If needed pick up can be arranged from Dehradun, Haridwar or Rishikesh at extra cost, to avail pick up from here you would have to inform us at least 10 days prior to the trek reporting date.  The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a very beautiful trek which has jungles, wildlife and beautiful meadows. This is on a mythological route of historical significance. The Gaumukh Glacier has its own charm on this trek. We will see the origin of the Ganga river on this trek, the Ganga river is called the Bhagirathi river from the point of origin till it joins the Alaknanda river at Devprayag and becomes the river Ganga. We get majestic views of Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi I, II & III from Tapovan, its doubtful if we can get such majestic views at any other point. On this trek the meadows and the blue sheeps (Bharal) on them have got their own mythological significance.

  • Day 1

    Uttarkashi to Gangotri

    Maximum Altitude: 3060

    Distance Covered: 100 km

    Accomodation Type: Hotel in Gangotri

    On the first day we will set forth from Uttarkashi, after you have finished your breakfast. We travel to Gangotri, the travel will take us about 3 to 4 hours. After reaching Gangotri, we could visit the attractions around it, like Suryakund, Gaurikund, Temple. We will spend the night at a hotel.

  • Day 2

    Gangotri to Bhojwasa

    Maximum Altitude: 3805

    Distance Covered: 14 km

    Accomodation Type: Camping in tents

    We will start the trek after breakfast, we will carry packed lunch with us. Today we will trek for about 6 to 7 hours to reach Bhojwasa. The trek from Gangotri to Bhojwasa is a gradual climb. We could see Blue sheeps (Bharals) or Himalayan birds on this day.

  • Day 3

    Bhojwasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan

    Maximum Altitude: 4463

    Distance Covered: 10 km

    Accomodation Type: Camping in tents

    After breakfast we will start our trek, we will carry packed lunch with us. Today we will trek for about 6 to 7 hours. After a 2 hour trek we will reach Gaumukh. This is the point at which the River Ganga Originates. We will spend a little time here. We will then set forth towards Tapovan, which is 4 km from here. The route to Tapovan will be over a glacier. We will have to be careful while we cross this stretch. as the glacier could also have crevasses. There will be a 1.5 km ascent to reach Tapovan.

  • Day 4

    Tapovan to Tapovan

    Maximum Altitude: 4463

    Distance Covered: 0 km

    Accomodation Type: Camping in tents

    Tapovan is a large meadow. It is a different kind of Joy to roam these meadows. So on this day, we will visit the surrounding areas of Tapovan during the day. We will come back to the camp for hot lunch. On this day, you could also pay your visit to Mouni Baba who lives and meditates in these meadows.

  • Day 5

    Tapovan to Chirbasa

    Maximum Altitude: 4463

    Distance Covered: 15 km

    Accomodation Type: Camping in tents

    We will start our trek back after breakfast. It will be about 6 to 7 hours of trekking today to reach Chirbasa (Chirvasa). We will carry packed lunch with us. We will start the trek with a steep descent, we will help you to navigate this descent carefully with the help of our expert guides who have vast experience in the field of trekking. After crossing the glacier, we could relax a bit at Gaumukh and then proceed on to Chirbasa.

  • Day 6

    Chirbasa to Gangotri to Uttarkashi

    Maximum Altitude: 3612

    Distance Covered: 9 km

    Accomodation Type: None

    After breakfast we will start our trek to Gangotri. We will take 3 hours to reach Gangotri. From Gangotri we will take a vehicle back to Uttarkashi.

  • Trek Ends Here