Gaumukh Tapovan

Journey To The Origin Of  The Ganga

Gaumukh Tapovan

Journey To The Origin Of  The Ganga

Base Camp

Gangotri

Region

Garhwal Himalayas

Trek Grade

Moderate

Trek Distance

48 Kms

Trek Duration

7 Days

Highest Altitude

14,200 ft

Best Season

April To October

Pick & Drop Point

Dehradun

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Railway Station

Dehradun

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₹ 16,950

₹ 14,950

+5% GST

Region

Garhwal Himalayas

Base Camp

Gangotri

Trek Grade

Moderate

Trek Distance

48 Kms

Trek Duration

7 Days

Highest Altitude

14,200 ft

Best Season

April To October

Pick & Drop Point

Dehradun

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Railway Station

Dehradun

Contact Us

₹ 16,950

₹ 14,950
+5% GST

About Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

An eight days itinerary combining myth, holiness, and thrilling adventure, the Gaumukh Tapovan trek takes you around the Gangotri glacier which is believed to be the mouth of the holy Ganga river.  This beautiful place is located in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Tapovan is the area above the Gangotri Glacier and is a base camp for numerous mountaineering treks.

An eight days itinerary combining myth, holiness, and thrilling adventure, the Gaumukh Tapovan trek takes you around the Gangotri glacier which is believed to be the mouth of the holy Ganga river.  This beautiful place is located in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Tapovan is the area above the Gangotri Glacier and is a base camp for numerous mountaineering treks.

During the Gaumukh Tapovan trek, you don’t just get the stunning views of Mt Shivling but you see Mt Shivling starting right from the base to the summit. Along with Mt Shivling, you also get the chance to see the Bhagirathi sisters from top to bottom. You need to know that the Tapovan area is filled with beautiful meadows, flowering plants, and streams, and the meadows here are considered the most attractive high-altitude meadows in India. The entire region abounds with high spiritual zeal. The spiritual vibrations of the Gaumukh Tapovan trail cannot be denied. This is the reason why most trekkers come to the Himalayas frequently to experience Gaumukh Tapovan. Though treks like Roopkund, Rupin Pass, and Humpta Pass have attained a lot of fame in recent years, but Gaumukh Tapovan trek still remains the choice for several trekkers around the globe.

The complete distance of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek from Gangotri is almost 48km which takes the time of 08 days to complete. This beautiful trek starts from Gangotri which is considered an important pilgrimage site for Hindus across the world. People from all over the country come here just to witness the origin of the mighty river Ganga and pray. While trekking, you will pass through the forest of pine trees and a valley below. Don’t forget to admire the beauty of nature. The trail will also take you through the rare flora and fauna that are found only in this region. While trekking, try to look closely at the birds who sing beautifully in the morning. As you keep climbing, the valley widens and offers mesmerizing views of snow-covered peaks. One of the best parts about Gaumukh Tapovan trek is how the color keeps on changing. Right from the green forests to rocky landscapes and snowy mountains, it feels that nature has sprayed colors all over the canvas and created something dramatic.

After reaching Gaumukh, you can find Bhagirathi gushing out of a muzzle like opening. The remarkable sight is admired by everyone. The area here is very peaceful and dreamlike, offering a marvelous view of the Bhagirathi sisters, Mt. Shivling, and even Mount Meru. After a sharp climb from Gaumukh, you will reach Tapovan where an alpine meadow that surrounds the base camp of the Shivling peak. Remember Mount Shivling is the most gorgeous mountain in our country that you must visit at least once in your life. The sunrise and sunset at Mount Shivling are something you cannot miss and remember throughout your life. The Gaumukh Tapovan trek has several stories to tell you. These stories are mainly from the Puranas about how the sages mused here and also the stories about how several trekkers overcame their terrors to go on the beautiful Gaumukh Tapovan trek.  

So, if you have a passion for trekking and want to gain new & thrilling experiences in your life then plan for a Gaumukh Tapovan trek today.

 

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FAQs

The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is considered moderate. While not extremely challenging, it's recommended to be in good physical condition with good cardiovascular endurance, especially for the higher altitudes.

The most pleasant weather for trekking is during the pre-monsoon season, between May and  June, and the post-monsoon season, from September to October.

Yes, obtaining permits is necessary due to a limited number of trekkers allowed each day to protect the environment.

Consulting your doctor before using Diamox is essential. Proper acclimatization to the higher altitude is generally recommended over medication.

Invest in good quality trekking shoes with proper ankle support for the uneven terrain you'll encounter on the trails.

Pack any essential medications you regularly use, including basic first-aid supplies like pain relievers and bandages.

Yes, some tour operators offer customization options for group size and trek style. Independent travel allows for even more flexibility in planning your trek.

The cost varies depending on several factors, including group size, trek duration, inclusions like guide and food, and your chosen travel style (organized tour vs independent travel).

The trek is generally safe with moderate difficulty. However, following safety guidelines and being aware of altitude sickness is crucial for a successful and enjoyable trek.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

(Drive 241 Km/10-11 Hours)

We will start the journey to Gangotri from Dehradun early in the morning. It is going to be a long day because we will be covering 241km. The first major attraction which you will explore is Mussorie then Dhanulti, Chamba, and finally arriving at Uttarkashi. 

We will be reaching Gangotri which is situated on the banks of river Gangotri. You can explore the local market and local culture here.

Get up early in the morning and after having breakfast spend your day in the religious vibes. Now you are almost at 10500 ft height at Gangotri and today will be the day for acclimatization. This is just like a health supplement in which your body will get used to low temperatures and the environment.

(Trek 9km/5-6 hours)

After having breakfast, we will start trekking to Chirbasa where we will be walking along with the pine forests and astonishing Bhagirathi River. We will trek for almost 4 to 5 hours and then have lunch and later enjoy a blissful evening. Spend your night in tents. 

(5km/3-4 hours)

Wakeup and enjoy the splendid views of sunrise and then get ready for the trekking to Bhojbasa. Since the trail will be widened up so you can have startling views of Bhagirathi peaks. After reaching Bhojbasa you will get the breathtaking views of Shivling. The cozy cold night will be spent in tents.

(Trek 10km/6-7 hours)

It is going to be a long and tiring day of trek so make sure that you have lots of excitement inside yourself. The trek to Gomukh is easy and also marks the end of Gangotri glacier. 

You will also explore Tapovan which is famous for meditation. After reaching Khada Pathar, you will stay in tents at night.

Get up early in the morning so that you can have some last views of mountains that are shining in bright sun rays. We will trek to Bhojbasa and stay in tent at night between the mountains.

(Trek 14km/6 hours)

It will be the last day of the trek and we will be reaching back to Gangotri which is a 14km trek. Pack up your bag to return to Dehradun.

We will be having morning breakfast in Gangotri and then driving back to Dehradun which is a 10 to 11 hours drive. Your adventurous trek will come to an end with lots of reminiscences.

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THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

Inclusions

Exclusions

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is considered moderate. While not extremely challenging, it's recommended to be in good physical condition with good cardiovascular endurance, especially for the higher altitudes.

The most pleasant weather for trekking is during the pre-monsoon season, between May and  June, and the post-monsoon season, from September to October.

Yes, obtaining permits is necessary due to a limited number of trekkers allowed each day to protect the environment.

Consulting your doctor before using Diamox is essential. Proper acclimatization to the higher altitude is generally recommended over medication.

Invest in good quality trekking shoes with proper ankle support for the uneven terrain you'll encounter on the trails.

Pack any essential medications you regularly use, including basic first-aid supplies like pain relievers and bandages.

Yes, some tour operators offer customization options for group size and trek style. Independent travel allows for even more flexibility in planning your trek.

The cost varies depending on several factors, including group size, trek duration, inclusions like guide and food, and your chosen travel style (organized tour vs independent travel).

The trek is generally safe with moderate difficulty. However, following safety guidelines and being aware of altitude sickness is crucial for a successful and enjoyable trek.

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