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Gangotri Gaumukh Trek Garhwal

Name of Program : Gangotri Gaumukh Trek Garhwal 
Best Time : May-June & Sep-Oct (Except Monsoon).
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Nature of Trek : Moderate
Destinations : Rishikesh(01)-Uttarkashi(02)-Gangotri(01)-Bhojbasa (02)-Tapovan (02)

DAY 01: ARRIVAL HARIDWAR (BY SHATABDI TRAIN, 05 HRS) – RISHIKESH (24 KM):
On arrival at Haridwar Railway station, meet to our representative, transfer to city centre for lunch, after lunch commence local sightseeing of Haridwar. Evening witness the Ganga Aarti (Ganga Ceremony) later drive to Rishikesh, check in hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 02 : RISHIKESH – UTTARKASHI (169 KMS)
After an early breakfast drive to Uttarkashi via Chamba, Tehri, en route several stop for photos, on arrival check in hotel. Rest of the time visit local market.

DAY 03 : UTTARKASHI-GANGOTRI (90 KM):
After an early breakfast drive to Gangotri. En tour visit Gangnani : Further up on way to Gangotri about 26 kms from Maneri is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the Kund called Rishi Kund. There is also a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Harsil : Harsil is a beautiful spot to see the colors of the nature. The walks, picnics and trek lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land. Harsil is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Sighting here includes the Wilson Cottage, built in 1864 and Sat Tal (seven Lakes).

Gangotri : The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by deodars and pines. The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and dharamshalas are located on the other side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gaumukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

DAY 04: GANGOTRI(3048 MTS) – BHOJBASA (3792 MTS) (13 KMS TREK/5-6 HRS)
After breakfast trek further to Bhojbasa via Chirbasa (3600mt). From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the thunderous Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes desolate and barren. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojbasa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojbasa, there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 05: BHOJBASA-GAUMUKH (3890 MTS)-TAPOVAN (4463 MTS) (10 KMS 05 HRS)
Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gaumukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gaumukh is where the water of Ganges trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gaumukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. The appear to be just a stone's throw away. Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) is a common sight from here on mountain ridges. It is also the little wonder where Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer month. Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

DAY 06: TAPOVAN (4463 MTS)
Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora & Fauna and mountain landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 07: TAPOVAN - BHOJBASA (12 KMS 06 HRS)
Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 08: BhOJBASA – GANGOTRI (14 KMS & 7 HRS) - UTTARKASHI (90 KMS)
Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri, Then drive to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 09: UTTARKASHI – HARIDWAR (170 KMS)
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival transfer to railway station to catch Dehradun Shatabdi train for Delhi or onward destination….

 
 
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