Gangotri-Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a well-known trek in Uttarakhand kingdom of India. Located at the bottom of the Gangotri glacier, Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is a supply of holy river Ganga. On the alternative hand, Tapovan is located above the Gangotri glacier. This trek will pass vacationers thru glaciers. Therefore, it is truly one of the splendid treks great supposed for journey fanatics from across the globe. This trail is rated as moderate and therefore may be undertaken by using mountaineers and non-mountaineers with unique country-of-health.
At Ramble Tour and Travels, we we set up a distinct Gangotri-Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking tour of 8 days for hiking lovers. You will begin your adventure from Gangotri and surrender here. You will bypass via many lovely glaciers like Gangotri Glacier, Meru Glacier, and Kirti Bamak Glacier at the same time as trekking on this trek. Also, you will witness the stunning perspectives of a number of the main peaks like Mt. Shivling Peak, Gangotri agency of Peak, and Kedardome Peak. This trek will give you a risk to visit Bhojwassa from in that you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi organization of peaks. You may additionally get an possibility to cautiously view Tapovan, a beautiful excessive altitude meadow. You can see Blue Mountain goats (Bharal in close by language) on the mountain ridges on this path.
Get ready to begin the adventure from Dehradun at morning 6. The day may be longer as you'll cover 241km to Gangotri. It may be a outstanding eight hours ride alongside the strong mountains.
Located at only 35kms from Dehradun, the first main attraction can be Mussorie, the famous hill station. The Hill station gives an imposing sight of Shivalik Ranges. After a damage for lunch and a bit of sight-seeing thru Dhanulti, Chamba, you will arrive at the land of Gods, Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi lies at the banks of river Bhagirathi. You will see all of the temples and religious humans around, making you agree with that you actually are within the land of God. The river Bhagirath takes you to the scenic Harshil village. Harshil is known for apple orchards everywhere giving a retreat on your eyes. Harshil is the satisfactory area to revel in the serene nighttime amidst mountains.
Even after a long experience to Gangotri, you would want it shouldn’t end. Gangotri is at the banks of river Bhagirathi, pervaded by using pilgrims. You can roam inside the local market, interact will neighborhood human beings and share fantastic pictures on your friends, because of the best network availability. At night time have a wonderful selfmade dinner and relaxation inside the guest house.
Have breakfast and experience the whole day simply being alive within the religious vibes. Now that you are at 10171 ft height, Today is for acclimatization. Acclimatization is sort of a health complement to your body to get used to the environmental and occasional temperatures. While doing that, you could take advantage of being in Gangotri, one of the four Char Dhams. The Gangotri temple is the most important temple which changed into built inside the 18th century. Apart from that, you can visit the BhagirathShila, a holy rock wherein King Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva and PandavaGufa wherein Pandavas were rested.
You will see many foreigners meditating and roaming around. Spend the night inside the guest residence and get prepared for the approaching trek.
Have full breakfast and take steps in advance to embark the trek via the mountains. You can be strolling through the pine forests along the astounding Bhagirathi river. There can be gradual ascents but it will be easy 4-5 hours trek. Throughout the route, lovely Sudarshan Parbat (21,345ft) will accompany you. You will also come across some waterfalls and streams at which you top off your water bottles. The complete stroll could be within the Gangotri National Park.
Towards the stop of the trek you will be welcomed by way of boulders of the Sudarshan peak, simply go them and you will reach the campsite.
This will be the maximum scenic campsite, with the Bhagirathi river gushing at the right, mendacity in among the mountains under the pine trees. Campsite offers the first views of the Bhagirathi Sister peaks, Bhagirathi I, II and III ( 6856 m, 6512 m, & 6454 m respectively) sharing space with Manda Peak, Bhrigu Parbat.
Revive yourself by means of having lunch. Enjoy the pleased evening by way of the aspect of the Bhagirathi river, you could also take acclimatization stroll to discover the area. To make the day more adventurous you may be spending the night inside the tents. Of course, besides the flowing river, among the mountain peaks, beneath the pine trees…!!!
Wake up with the lovely fluorescent views of sun rays at the mountain peaks, get refreshed to trudge again. This might be the easiest 2-3 hours trek having sluggish ascent. The trail widens up now with closer views of the Bhagirathi peaks. You will throughout a few landslide sections easier to stroll upon. After the trek, you will discover a undeniable terrain in which tents will be laid for you, this is Bhojwassa.
The Bhojwasa came from Bhopatra timber or the Birch timber, that are plentiful there. This is the widest part within the valley serving you the primary view of Mount Shivling. You will locate ashram, police post and relaxation house, also some igloo-like houses. You can opt for staying in those houses but that requires permissions.
Chill across the noon after having lunch at the campsite. You can capture the first-rate tenting area, as you stroll into the Gaumukh, the give up of the Gangotri glacier. Spend the cozy cold night inside the tents.
The day has arrived when it will be the strenuous and longest day of the trek, so devour full, get packed lunch, fill water bottles (there aren't any water assets on the route), carry strength bars, and lots of excitement.
The trek to Gomukh in all fairness easy. Gomukh is the cease of the Gangotri glacier and consequently the source of the divine Ganges river. Gomukh basically manner cows mouth, it is believed the snout gave the look of cows mouth inside the past. Most non secular people take into account it as a blessing to visit the Ganges. Even if you are not religious you'll be astonished to peer how massive the snout is and how small you're in the front of it.
The path from here receives steeper and packed with rock boulders. The rock moraines on the glacier make the climb difficult, but it also way there may be no need for technical equipment. You can use a hiking pole to ease the climb. The final trek to Tapovan is rocky terrain, after you cross it you may be pleased to be inside the best-acknowledged meadows with a better view of the extraordinary Mt. Shivling.
Tapovan is famous for the Sadhus who come here for meditation. It is also the bottom camp for the expeditions going to Mt. Shivling. It gives the direct, larger sight of Mt. Shivling which is considered one among the maximum sacred and beautiful mountains. Do no longer miss the sight of Mt. Meru and Bhagirathi peaks.
After the gruelling trek, Tapovan serves as perfect location for solitude. Here you may discover mountain goats roaming around, just as you are. End your strained yet memorable day by resting peacefully in tents
Rise early to cherish the few final moments in front of legendary mountains who are shining in the bright solar rays. Mt. Shivling seems prettier as by no means before, passing its splendor to the adjoining peaks. Together all of them make a brilliant sight. It is then time to take these recollections again after having breakfast. Carry packed lunch and sufficient water as you did in advance due to the fact there are no water sources.
Yes, again you have to move the rocky terrain and moraines of the glacier. Descending is hard than ascending they say, you'll recognize this now as you make manner around the boulders. Watch your steps and flow gradually. Try to relive the moments whilst you retrace the steps.
After steep descend to Gomukh, stroll down the terrain along the Bhagirathi river. It can be a 6-7 hours trek till Chirbassa. Then you will be lower back to the identical pine forests. Not on your surprise, you may be camping near the river, in among the mountains, below the pine trees...!!
Wake up to recognise that this can be the closing day of the trek. Trek for around 4-5 hours masking 9km to Gangotri. You will enter again within the Gangotri National Park. You can seize upstreams and waterfalls to refills water bottles. Say good-bye to the Bhagirathi and different mountain peaks as their sight now disappears.
Have a hot lunch and dinner inside the guest house. Pack to go back to Dehradun and thereby to your lovable homes.
Have a very last cup of morning tea within the strong land of Gangotri. Say a very last good-bye for your fellow trekkers, alternate numbers, and plenty of memories. Take a wonderful group photo and get into the cab so that it will trip you lower back to Dehradun. This will an 8 hours ride, between the mountains, valleys, and Bhagirathi river. The river which guided us for the duration of the trek.
You will attain Dehradun by five PM, from here you can lead your return journey as you have planned. Make certain to take lower back loads of adventure-filled reminiscences and take a pledge to come lower back to the mountains.
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, & dinners (All Veg meals on Trek )
Transortation from and to Dehradun
Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
Any kind of personal expenses.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.