Category: Moderate Adventure
The Ganga in India has a legend, a story and a belief attached to it at every other step of its course and its source at Gangotri glacier is no different. Gaumukh (Cow’s mouth) from where the Ganga originates too has a pilgrimage value and a legend attached to it. It is said that King Bhagirath got the Ganga down here from the heavens so that salvation could be bought for his sons. True or not Gaumukh with its icicle Gangotri glacier is a challenge for every trekker and adventurer, most of who like to go beyond the Gaumukh point to camp right at the base of Shivling peak from where one also gets to see a magnificent view of Bhagirathi peaks.
- 50% advance payment confirms your booking.
- We serve three meals a day while on the trip.
What is included in the tour
- Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car.
- Hotel accomodation in Uttarakashi and Gangotri
- Tented Accommodation at Bhojbasa during trekking- (Dormitory)
- All meals (Day 1 Lunch to Day 6 Lunch)
- Permits and Entrance fees.
- Good English speaking guide
What is NOT included in the tour
- Accommodation in Rishikesh.
- Personal Insurance.
- All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.
- Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.100 per day.
- bottled water
- Porter for personal luggage.
- View of Bhagirathi and Shivling Mountain- 6500m
- Gangotri Shrine- One of the Famous Four major Pilgrimages
- Interaction with Sadhus/ Sants and their lifestyle
- A great views of Source of Ganga- Gomukh
- highest point 4000m
Day 01 :
DRIVE TO UTTARAKASHI:
Trip Starts from Rishikesh drive to Uttarakashi. It is spectacular drive which views Bhagirathi valley. Bhagirathi River is dammed at Tehri and it forms a reservoir of 22km behind the dam. It takes us 7 hours to reach Uttarakashi. Uttarakashi is a big town of this valley which supplies essential stuff to the villagers of nearby areas. Upon arrival, we check in to our room and rest of the day is spent in exploring the surrounding. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 02 :
DRIVE TO GANGOTRI:
The Source of Ganga, Gaumukh is 18km further upstream from Gangotri. The trek to Gaumukh is gradual, and several pilgrims undertake the journey to pay homage to the river at its known source. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Gangotri is one of the major 4 Hindu pilgrimages of Uttarakhand, where it is believed that Ganga river originates & came first time into earth. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga - the daughter of heaven, took the form of a river to absolve the sons of King Bhagirath's predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries. Lord Shiva received Ganga into his matted locks to minimize the impact of her fall. This small town is centered on a temple of the goddess Ganga, which was built by the Gorkha General, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century.
GANGOTRI – TO BHOJBASA (3800MT- 13KM/ 6HRS):
After breakfast, we start trekking to Cheerbasa. We start with an easy climb where the route is filled with breathtaking sights as the magnificent scenery unfolds itself at every step. We have lunch on the way and reach at a small isolated forest of pine at Cheerbasa. We have our pack lunch here.
We continue on trail and then trail gets gradual up to Bhojbasa. It is about 13km and takes about 4-5 hours to reach Bhojbabsa. Bhojbasa has a small temple there. We set up camp at Bhojbasa for overnight stay.
BHOJBASA – GAUMUKH- BHOJBASA (13 KM/5-6HRS):
Till Gaumukh, it is a well-defined trail. We walk 4 km to Gaumkh after breakfast. We spend some time there and then we ahead back to our camping at Bhojbasa. We trek for 4km back to Cheerbasa. There is possibility to go up to Tapovan base if some one want to. It will additional 12 km up and down. At arrival back at camp, we have dinner and overnight stay at bhojbasa.
BHOJBASA – GANGOTRI & DRIVE TO UTTARKASHI (6-7HRS):
Morning after breakfast, we trek back to Gangotri and board our vehicles & drive to Uttarakashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
DRIVE TO RISHIKESH (4-5HRS):
Morning after breakfast 7 hours to drive to Rishikesh from Uttarakashi with scenic drive. Lunch on the way and trip finish on arrival in Rishikesh.