Uttarakhand Gaumukh - Tapovan Trek - Trek'Di

Uttarakhand, Rishikesh, Garhwal, Gaumukh, Gomukh, Tapovan, Uttarkashi
13 days


This trek is for adventure lovers and involves Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing and glacier traverse. Located in Uttaranchal, Gaumukh- Tapovan Trek is a well-known trekking in Uttaranchal. Gaumukh, the snout of the glacier, and Tapovan are the mighty peaks of the Garhwal.
This trek can be undertaken by non-mountaineers with sound health also.

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Brief Event Description

Event Organiser Trek'Di
Event Location Uttarakhand, Rishikesh, Garhwal, Gaumukh, Gomukh, Tapovan, Uttarkashi
Pickup Point Pune/Mumbai
Pickup Time 08 : 00 a.m
Things to Carry NA
Itinerary Day 1:
Start journey from Pune/Mumbai by Railway to Delhi

Day 2:
Arrive Delhi, Proceed to New Delhi raliway station,Delhi - Haridwar by Railway.
We take Jan Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Haridwar at 03:15pm, arrival at Haridwar at 09:15pm, Drive to Rishikesh, overnight stay at GMVN resort at Rishikesh

Day 3:
Haridwar- Rishikesh - Uttarkashi Drive (170 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
Rishikesh is well known for its scenic beauty and the spiritual experience. Flanked by the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. It is fabled that when Raibhya Rishi did a hard penance, God appeared by the name of "Hrishikesh" and this area thereafter came to be known as Rishikesh (Locks of the sage). Overnight in hotel.
Post breakfast - the drive takes one to Uttarkashi along the narrow Ganga and Bhagirathi valleys. The road goes past the sacred confluence of The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag where there is a Lord Rama temple called the Raghunath Mandir visited by the great Hindu philosopher - Adi Shankaracharya in 300CE .This town is the home of the late Acharya Shri Pt. Chakradhar Joshi (a scholar in Astronomy and Astrology) who established Nakshatra Vedh Shala. Evening free to explore the surrounding at your own, overnight at Hotel.

Day 4:
Uttarkashi - Gangotri Drive(3048 m/ 10,000 ft) Drive (95 kms).
After breakfast drive towards Gangotri via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs. Witness and admire the beautiful Gorge at Bhairon Ghati over which there is a steel girder bridge. On arrival check-into Hotel. Overnight stay.
Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven, and a Temple of Goddess Ganga marks the spot where the Goddess descended to the Earth.The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by Deodars (Cedar) and Chir (Pines). The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of Ashrams and Dharamshalas are located on the far side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock known as "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A day's trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Day 5 :
Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) - Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 13 kms trek/5-6 hrs)
Post breakfast the trek commences towards Bhojwassa via Chirvasa (3600mt) along a well trodden and well laid path following a gentle incline along the picturesque Gangotri valley. The entire trek on this day is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Bhojvasa is the last oasis on this route and has a lot of trees, but beyond this point the terrain becomes totally desolate and barren. In fact, it has been compared to the Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirvasa one continues to ascend higher towards Bhojwasa,- the last inhabited place on this route.
The arrival at Bhojwasa is heralded by a descent, that continues for a good 750 meters or so to arrive at a small temple and a potential campsite near the river- the place to hit the sack for the night! Exploration of the surroundings and photography are a must do for the remainder of the day! Enjoy the excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 6:
Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft) - Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)
Enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks while at Breakfast. Trek to Gomukh (3890mt),immediately after that towards the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is the spot where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers, to descend into the Gangotri valley and beyond. 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 ascent crossing over the Gaumukh glacier, and as one climbs, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer, and appear to be just a stone's throw away! Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, visited by hundreds of tourist, mountaineers, trekkers and ascetics every year. The campsite is grassy, with wild flowers as far as the eye can see, punctuated by innumerous bubbling streams, making this a very spectacular area for camping. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here as they clamber the precarious mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop. It is also the little wonder that this tranquility attracts Sadhus and saints for extended meditation during the long summer months. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 7:
Tapovan - Meru Glacier - Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)
Spend the entire day at leisure to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora & Fauna and the mountain landscape afar! This is a golden opportunity for photographers and Painters/ Artists. Explore the Kriti & Meru Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 8:
Tapovan - Bhojwassa (Trek 4-5 hrs)
Enjoy the view of the golden rays of sunrise on high peaks, and the crisp and dazzling morning sunshine on the campsite. Post breakfast make a swift descent down to Bhojwasa, covering the seemingly endless trek in a matter of hours. Arrive Bhojwasa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 9:
Bhojwassa to Gangotri trek down, Drive to Harsil for Stay
This is our last day for the trek. We trace back our own steps. We trek down to Gangotri and drive out of damaged road areas of Gangotri which have tendency to get clogged by pilgrim traffic. We drive to Harsil and stay

Day 10:
Harsil to Uttarkashi
Its a short journey which gives us time to relax also acts as buffer day in case of any emergencies. The accidents, Landlines, too much traffic tend to clog these narrow roads. This buffer day allows us to take in any such delays without damaging our return journey schedule

Day 11:
Uttarkashi to Dehradoon
Its a plain drive back to beautiful town of Dehradoon. Evening we spend in the markets of Dehradoon. We go to bed early as we have to get up early next day.

Day 12:
Dehradoon - Delhi
Wakeup call at 3.45am, reaching Railway station by 4.30am and we Board Jan Shatabdi Express at Dehradoon at 5am, Arrive delhi by 11.45am Board further train to Pune/Mumbai at 3pm

Day 13:
Return to Pune/Mumbai
Instructions & Guidelines NA
Difficulty Level Moderate

Event Description

Located in Uttaranchal, Gaumukh- Tapovan Trek is a well-known trekking in Uttaranchal. Gaumukh, the snout of the glacier, and Tapovan are the mighty peaks of the Garhwal. This trek is for adventure lovers and involves Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing and glacier traverse.

This trek can be undertaken by non-mountaineers with sound health also. Herds of Blue mountain goats - Bharal are a common sight here on mountain ridges. We will explore the Gaumukh Glacier, which is just four kilometers ahead from Bhojwasa. From Gaumukh to Tapovan the climb is steep, and as we climb, the view of the surroundings peaks becomes clear.



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