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  • Activity Information

    The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi and is revered by the devout, who do not miss the opportunity to take a holy bath in the bone biting ice water. Gaumukh is the location where Ganga water flows down from the glaciers. The sages named it 'Gaumukh' because it resembled a cow's mouth in the ancient past. Tapovan is a wonderful destination for those seeking both tranquilly and adventure. Tapovan is 4,463 metres / 14,640 feet above sea level. Tapovan is famous for its magnificent meadows that ring the Shivling summit base camp. It's full with bubbling streams, wildflowers, and campgrounds. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a familiar sight from here.

  • Additional Information
    • Day 1:- Dehradun to Gangnani/Gangotri drive
      7/8 hours’ drive 190/242 km
      From Dehradun we drive to Gangnani via Uttarkashi. Gangnani is known for the natural hot water spring baths it has. We can also drive till Gangotri on this day itself. We stay at a guesthouse overnight.
    • Day 2:- Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m)
      6 hours trek 9 km
      On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,650 m). From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.
    • Day 3:- Bhagirathi peaks as seen from Chirbasa
      Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m)
      3 hours 5 km
      Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest. In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. In afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.
    • Day 4:- Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)
      7 hours 9 km
      Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges. We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area.

             The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. They appear to be just a stone’s throw           away. It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer months.

    • Day 5:- Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day
      This day is free for us to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow-capped peaks, flora, fauna, and mountain landscape. This land is frequented by some of the greatest contemporary mountaineers. The Shivling peak stands tall in front of us. Behind Shivling, towards the right is Meru. A little towards the left of Shivling, is Sumeru. The Bhagirathi peaks are visible further to the left. Bhagirathi III, Meru (Central Peak) and Sumeru have some of the hardest climbing routes in the world. We can visit the Meru Glacier and return to our campsite.
    • Day 6:- Tapovan to Bhojbasa
      5-6 hours trek 7 km
      Early in the morning we enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast we trek down to Bhojbasa.
    • Day 7:- Way back to Gangotri
      Bhojbasa to Gangotri
      5-6 hours trek 14 km
      We trek to Gangotri in the morning. Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse.
    • Day 8:- The reservoir at Tehri
      Gangotri to Dehradun drive
      9 h drive 245 km
      Early morning after breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun and arrive by evening.

  • What to Expect

    INCLUDED  :-

    • Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
    •  Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
    •  All necessary entry fees and permits.
    •  Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
    •  Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
    •  First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
    •  Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
    •  AH Staff Insurance.
    •  Porters/mules to carry central equipment.



    • Any kind of personal expenses.
    • Food during the transit.
    •  Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
    •  Insurance.
    •  Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

    Note : Normally AH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
    Charges of offloading backpack:-

    • INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
    • INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
      The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
  • Fine Prints
    • Best time for this trek is from May end to June and September to November
  • The Activity Provider

    Gurudev Rana

    Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
    Language : English
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Gomukh & Tapovan Trek

Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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