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Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan Trek (6 Nights / 7 Days)

Tour starts from : ex - Gangotri
Destinations covered : Gangotri
Theme : Trekking Tours In India
Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan trek is one of the most thrilling treks in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. T... more

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  • Gangotri valley
  • The trek to Tapovan
  • Views of Shivling peak,

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Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan trek is one of the most thrilling treks in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The trek starts from Gangotri and ends at the same place. It covers a lot of places like Gangotri, Bhojwasa, Tapovan, Gaumukh, Chirvasa, etc. On this trek, you come across many beautiful glaciers, high altitude meadows, crystal clear tranquil water, alpine mountains, and a scenic view. On this trek, you get to experience the picturesque glaciers like Gangotri glacier, Kirti Bamak glacier, Meru glacier, etc. You also witness some high raising peaks like Gangotri group of peaks, Shivling peak, Bhagirathi group of peaks and Kedardome peak. The best time to go for this trek is during summer, from May to October.The difficulty level of Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan trek is moderate to difficult. A lot of adventure enthusiasts come here from across the globe to experience the beauty of this place. So pack your rucksack and go ahead for this much adventurous trek.

Itinerary Details

Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Arrive at Gangotri (3042 m.)

The assembling point for Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan trek is Gangotri. (All the arrangements of arriving till Gangotri, have to be done by trekkers themselves)

Gangotri is easily accessible by road from major cities in Uttarakhand. Distance from Rishikesh to Gangotri by road is 244 km. which takes about 4.5 hours of drive to reach. The distance between Dehradun and Gangotri is 279 km. and takes around 5.5 hours of drive to reach. You can also reach Gangotri from Haridwar, which is at a distance of 286 km. and takes approximately 6.5 hours to reach. The nearest airport to Gangotri is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun located at the distance of 250 km.

On arrival, get in touch with our representatives and they will guide you towards your overnight stay arranged at Gangotri.

Day 2: Gangotri (3042 m.) to Bhojwasa (3792 m., 13km.)

After breakfast, we commence a 13 km. trek from Gangotri to Bhojwasa via Chirvasa(3600 m.).

Gangotri is located at an altitude of 3042 m. and Bhojwasa at 3792 m. above the sea level. The trek route from Gangotri to Chirvasa goes by a well-formed track with patches of pine trees en route. With every step taken, there is a gentle incline along the beautiful Gangotri valley. The entire trek route is very peaceful and follows a parallel course along the Bhagirathi River.

One you move ahead from Chirvasa to Bhojwasa, the walking trail passes through a dense forest. There is a small temple here which is considered very sacred. Bhojwasa is the last oasis and last inhabited place on this trekking route. You come across a lot of trees here, but beyond this point, the entire terrain is desolated, sandy and barren.

In the evening, enjoy the magnificent view of the sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Explore the surroundings and take pictures for the rest of the evening.

Your overnight stay is arranged at Bhojwasa.

Do you know?: There is a small patch en route called silent zone, which is very fragile. Even a loud noise or a thunder sound can cause a rockslide from above, so you have to be very cautious while you trek from this point.

Day 3: Bhojwasa to Tapovan (4463 m.)via Gaumukh (3969 m.)

Have your breakfast relishing the magnificent view of Bhagirathi group of peaks.

This morning the trek begins from Bhojwasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh which is 9km. of total distance and roughly takes 4 hours to reach. Gaumukh is located at an altitude of 3969 m. and Tapovan at 4463 m. above the sea level.

At Gaumukh, the water from the glaciers trickles down to form Ganga River. This place is considered very sacred and a lot of devotees come here to have a holy dip in the River.

The trek to Tapovan witnesses a steep ascent over the corners of the glacier. There are high altitude alpine meadows encircling the entire place and replete with wildflowers. From here you get a panoramic view of all the surrounding peaks and Bhagirathi I, II and III. On the mountains, you often get to see herds of blue mountain goats. It is a perfect location for peace and adventure lovers.

After the adventurous day, take rest and stay overnight in the tent at Tapovan.

Day 4: Acclimatization in Tapovan

After having wholesome breakfast, you have the entire day at leisure to relax and acclimatize at Tapovan.

This place is located in the lap of myriad snow clad peaks. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Shivling peak, Kirti glacier, Meru glacier, Bhagirathi I, II, III and other Peaks surrounding the area. Tapovan has rich and diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy rolling on the soft carpeted grassland.

The charm of this place is trekker’s paradise and a true delight for the shutterbugs.

After a tiring day, enjoy the delicious local meal and overnight stay is arranged in the tents at Tapovan.

Day 5: Tapovan to Bhojwasa

Start this beautiful day with hot and delicious breakfast,while enjoying the mesmerising view of thesunrise on the high peaks.

Today we make our journey backward. We trek back from Tapovan to Bhojwasa. It is roughly 9km. of distance, which approximately takes 4 hours to reach. It is a downhill trail till Gaumukh and the next 4 km. from there is a seamless flat walk which can be covered in a matter of hours.

The patch from Tapovan to Bhojwasa is breath-taking and full of high altitude flowers and beautiful meadows.

Once you reach Bhojwasa, take rest and we have arranged for overnight tent stay.

Day 6: Bhojwasa to Gangotri

Enjoy early morning breakfast witnessing the golden rays of rising sun on the Shivling peak. Today we retrace our track back to Gangotri from Bhojwasa. The total distance is 13 km., which can be covered in 4 to 5 hours. The walking train is continuous downhill and is very effortless. Enjoy clicking a lot of pictures on the way. After a long day, take rest. We have arranged for your overnight stay at Gangotri.

Day 7: Gangotri to Haridwar/ Dehradun

Get up early in the morning and have breakfast. We drive back from Gangotri to Haridwar / Dehradun following the same route of the Bhagirathi River. The driving time and distance between Gangotri and Haridwar is 6.5 hours to cover 286 km. and from Gangotri to Dehradun is 5.5 hours to cover 279 km. The adventurous trek ends here as we drop you to Haridwar or Dehradun. Board your respective trains or flights to reach back home.

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    Room Sharing Basis
    • 2 Persons – 1 Double Room
    • 3 Persons – 1 Double Room with extra bed
    • 4 Persons – 2 Double Room
    • 5 Persons – 2 Double Room with extra bed
    • 6 Persons – 3 Double Room
    • 7 Persons – 3 Double Room with extra bed
    • 8 Persons – 4 Double Room
    • 9 Persons – 4 Double Room with extra bed
    • 10 Persons – 5 Double Room
    • 11 Persons – 5 Double Room with extra bed
    • 12 Persons – 6 Double Room
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    • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
    • For upto 3 persons, AC Indica Car or similar vehicle shall be provided. In case you wish to upgrade to Innova car it can be done by paying extra cost.
    • For 4-6 persons AC Innova car or similar vehicle shall be provided.
    • For 4 persons in case they wish to take AC indica, extra charge per person shall be less in the per person price.
    • For 7-12 persons AC Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle shall be provided.

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    Travel Tips For Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan Trek


    Rare Facts

    • The Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan trek gives you a unique chance to witness the Himalayan blue goat, Bharal which is only found at an altitude of 3000 meters and above.
    • This trek is a challenging experience and involves hiking almost 10-12 kilometres daily.
    • The best time to opt for the Gomukh Tapovan trek is in the months of May to June or August to October.
    • The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is recommended only for physically fit children who are 14 years and above.
    • This is an ideal trek for trekkers having a good hiking experience and are physically active and healthy.
    • You can witness an extremely high altitude of 4,463 meters on the Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan trek.


    Tips for the Trek

    • The Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan trek involves steep climbs and tricky glacier sections. Therefore, make sure you have built up your cardiovascular endurance prior to the trek with physical activities like jogging, cycling, swimming and stair climbing.
    • Water resistant trekking shoes are recommended for the trek. Ensure that the shoes are not extremely old or fairly new. The shoes should be well broken into.
    • Microspikes or gaiters are a must carry for trekking in the snow months. This trek goes onto high altitudes where snow can be found even until the month of May.
    • A trekking pole is a must carry as it not only provides balance and stability but also reduces fatigue.
    • The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is conducted through eco-friendly zones; thereby making sure you do not litter the local sights or campsites.
    • Stock up on some energy bars and snacks to carry on your trek.
    • Be attentive and pay heed to your trek leader at all times to ensure you have a safe and sound trek.