Gomukh Tapovan

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
  • Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek itinerary

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a world famous trek. Located at the base of the Gangotri glacier. Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is a source of holy river Ganga. Due to offer stunning views of Mt. Shivling and the Bhagirathi group of mountains, fascinating beauty, natural variations and unfavourable conditions this track is known as the most exciting and challenging. At the same time it is also an important pilgrimage place for the Hindus and a dip in its water is considered as sacred ritual.

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Day 1- Rishikesh – Uttarkashi (180 kms, 6 hrs)

After breakfast, drive towards Gangotri(3048 M) via the beautiful Harsil valley- famous for its cedar forests and the famous Apples, approx 25 km before Gangotri by covering 95 km in 4-5 hrs.. On arrival check-into Guest house. After relax visit the temple for pray. Overnight stay.

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Day 2 - Uttarkashi – Gangotri (95 kms)

After breakfast, drive towards Gangotri(3048 M) via the beautiful Harsil valley- famous for its cedar forests and the famous Apples, approx 25 km before Gangotri by covering 95 km in 4-5 hrs.. On arrival check-into Guest house. After relax visit the temple for pray. Overnight stay

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Day 3 - Gangotri– Bhojwassa (14 kms trek

In the morning meet our trekking team and start the trek towards Bhojwasa((3792 M) via Chirvasa (3600 M). From Gangotri one moves along the well formed track towards Chirvasa, a small patch of Pine trees en route. The entire trek follows a parallel course along the roaring Bhagirathi River steadily gaining altitude with every step taken. Beyond Chirvasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. And the ground transforms to sandy and crumbly (a point en route called the silent zone is so fragile, that a loud noise or a thud might initiate a rockslide from above) The trek further to Bhojvasa is along a the path that slowly flattens out and dips suddenly to reveal Bhojvasa with a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. The camp is set up near the river. In evening free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 - Bhojwassa – Gomukh– Tapovan ( 9 Kms trek)

Early morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890 M), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is the spot where the water from the glacier trickles down to form the river. The sages called it ‘Gomukh’, 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 Gomukh to Tapovan is a steep ascent over the side of the glacier, and as one climbs, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer

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Day 5 - Exploring Tapovan

Morning after breakfast packed your camp and trek start for Tapovan (08Km Trek) via Gaumukh. Arrival at Tapovan choose your camp side and put your camp. Overnight at camp in Tapovan.

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Day 6 - Tapovan – Bhojwassa (9 KmsTrek)

Enjoy the early morning sunrise on high peaks, and witness the changing colors of the mountain peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp

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Day 7 - Bhojwassa – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

Prepare to trek down to Gangotri, and take as many pictures en route as the trek is effortless. Upun arrival at Gangotri drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival at Uttarkashi check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 8 - Uttarkashi – Rishikesh

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh, following the route of the river Bhigarathi and then river Ganges.

INCLUDED

What is Included

Transport

Accommodation

breakfast, lunch, dinner

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit