Overview

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 (Gomukh) 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.


Note:

  • 50% advance payment confirms your booking.
  • We will transport all your belongings for you so that you only have to carry your day pack with camera, water bottle and jacket.
  • We serve three meals a day including snacks and drinks. We provide a variety of tasty healthy food including Indian, Chinese and Western meals with lots of vegetables and fruit.
19 Nights 20 Days Gangotri, Uttarakhand
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

Transportation:

  • Rishikesh-Mussoorie
  • Mussoorie - Syana Chati
  • Syana chatty to /from Hanuman Chatti
  • Sangam Chatti to Uttarakashi
  • Uttarakashi to Dharali
  • Dharali to Gangotri
  • Gangotri to Chamba
  • Chamba to Haridwar

 

Accommodation:

  • Rishikesh- 2 nights in Hotel Great Ganga (B,L,D)
  • Mussoorie- 1 night in Hotel Padmini Niwas
  • Syana chatti- 2 nights in Hotel Kalindi (B,L,D)
  • Uttarakashi- 1 night in Hotel Shivlinga (B,L,D)
  • Dharali- 1 night at Camp Char Dham (B,L,D)
  • Gangotri- 1 night in Hotel Mandakini (B,L,D)
  • Chamba- 1 night at Hotel Classic Hill Top (B,L,D)
  • Haridwar- 2 nights in Hotel Ganga Lehari. (B,L,D)

 

Meals:

  • All Meals from Day 01 Lunch to Day 20 Breakfast while on the trip

 

Beverages: 

  • Tea and Coffee is included throughout the trip
  • Softdrinks / Water in Bottle / Wine and beer not included

 

Equipment: 

  • High altitude tents (4 season) on twin share basis
  • kitchen tent with all the utensils
  • Dining tent
  • Toilet Tent
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress,
  • Table and chair
  • Water Filter

 

Camp Staff:

  • One Lead guide and one trip leader (English Speaking)
  • One Cook
  • Two Helper

 

Support Staff:

  • 8/10/12 Horses with horse men for Dodital trek
  • 16/24/32 High Altitude porters for Gangotri Trek

 

Permissions:

  • Forest Permits
  • Camping fee
  • Foreign Nationals entrance Fee
  • Indian staff entrance fee
  • Eco Fee
  • All road taxes
  • Parking Fees

 

What is NOT included in the tour

COSTS exclude: 

  • Transportation from Delhi to Rishikesh and Return
  • Personal clothing
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • All sort of beverages
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Medication if any 
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Tapovan Base Camp
  • View of Bhagirathi and Shivling Mountain- 6500m
  • Gangotri Shrine- One of the Famous 4 Pilgrimages
  • Yamunotri Shrine- One of the Famous 4 Pilgrimages
  • Dodital Lake
  • Darwa Top
  • Interaction with Sadhus/ Sants and their lifestyle
  • A great views of Source of Ganga - Gaumukh
  • Highest point 4500m
Itinerary

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.

Day 03 :

TREK TO CHEERBASA:

After breakfast, start trek to Cheerbasa. We have lunch on the way and reach at a small isolated forest of pine at Cheerbasa. After dinner overnight stay in camp at Cheerbasa.

Day 04 :

TREK TO BHOJBASA:

Day starts with small uphill to the main trail and then trail gets gradual up to Gaumukh. It is about 9km and takes about 4-5 hours to reaches Bhojbabsa. Bhojbasa has a small temple there. Our camp is at Bhojbasa for overnight stay but we go up to Gaumukh for acclimatization as it is 4000m and then return to our camp. Dinner, Overnight Stay at Camp.

Day 05 :

TREK TO TAPOVAN:

Till Gaumukh, it is a well-defined trail. But after Gaumukh, it is full of boulders on Glacier. After crossing the moraine and glacier, we finally reach the place from where we leave the Gangotri glacier below and climb very steep uphill to reach Tapovan from where rises the Shivling Peak (6543m) flanked by Meru (6630m) and Kedar Dome (6808m). Tapovan is surrounded by many famous peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. You can see the peaks of Bhagirathi & Sudershan from Tapovan, a base camp of Shivling Mountain. The view from Tapovan is definitely worth the effort. We set up camp and spend the rest of the day exploring the area. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.

Day 06 :

TREK TO CHEERBASA:

Morning after breakfast we start our 13 km trek back to Cheerbasa. On arrival, have dinner and overnight stay at Cheerbasa.

Day 07 :

TREK TO GANGOTRI AND DRIVE TO UTTARAKASHI:

Morning after breakfast trek back to Gangotri and board to our vehicles & drive to Uttarakashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Day 08 :

DRIVE TO RISHIKESH:

Morning after breakfast it takes 7 hours to drive to Rishikesh from Uttarakashi. Lunch is served on the way. Trip ends after arrival at Rishikesh.

Location
Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India View on Map