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6 Nights Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking Tour from Gangotri

Package Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Package Starts From Gangotri to Gangotri
₹ 30,000onwards

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Gaumukh - Tapovan Trek - 6 Nights Package 
Cost Per PersonRs 30000

Note: The costing is for Indian Nationals only,   as per group size. Additional charges will apply for Foreign Nationals   due to permits and camping/entry fees.

*Foreigner Surcharge will be Rs. 2500 per person extra including GST
*Bag Offloading Charges Extra: Rs. 600 per bag per day (upto 10kg)
*Customised Trek with limited batch size
*Single Occupancy Charges Extra

GST @5% is applicable on above price.

Package Highlights

  • Visit the sacred Gangotri Temple
  • Trek to the source of sacred Ganga River - Gaumukh Glacier
  • Camp at the foot of celebrated Himalayan peaks.
  • Small batch size with freedom to explore more

Gaumukh - Tapovan Circuit Trekking Tour

This has to be one of the most satisfying treks in the Garhwal Himalayas where you not only camp at the foot of lofty Himalayan peak but also cross the massive Gaumukh Glacier, the origin of Ganga River. The best way to put this trek in three words would be – the holy trail.

One of the sacred Char Dham, Gangotri Temple is a key attraction of this trek. Gangotri is the place from where the Bhagirathi River descends. It is situated at an altitude of 3,048 mts above sea level and acts as the base camp of the trek to Gaumukh Glacier. 

Gaumukh is the second-largest glacier of India, the first one being Siachen. Gaumukh Glacier is 30 kms in length and approximately 4 kms wide. The Himalayan peaks visible during this trek are Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi sisters, Kharchkund& MORE.  The trekking route is open for trekkers and pilgrims from May to October. Gangotri National Park remains closed during winters as it is prone to heavy snowfall.

Note: In recent times, the retreat of the glacier has quickened extensively. Major steps have been taken by the government of Uttarakhand towards this severe problem. Now only 100 persons can trek to Gaumukh each day.

Short Itinerary of Gangotri-Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Gangotri
Day 02: Gangotri – Bhojwasa
Day 03: Bhojwasa – Tapovan
Day 04: Tapovan Rest Day
Day 05: Tapovan – Bhojwasa
Day 06: Bhojwasa – Gangotri
Day 07: Departure

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Gangotri


Arrive at Gangotri, meet our trek representative/Guide at Gangotri. Check in your hotel. Visit Gangotri Temple for evening aarti and buy trek essential items (if any) from Gangotri market. Dinner and night stay in Gangotri Hotel.

Check how to reach Gangotri : How to reach Uttarkashi.

Day 2
Gangotri – Chirbasa - Bhojwasa

Trek14 kmStayCamps

Visit the sacred shrine of Goddess Ganga - Gangotri Temple and buy all the necessary items from the market. The trek starts with a decent trail and it remains the same till further 2 km where you need to show permits. As you walk deep into the valley the vegetation also decreases. Continue trekking to reach Chirbasa which is situated 9 kms from Gangotri Town. Cross small streams en route to Chirbasa. Chirbasa is a good campsite and the last point where you’ll see good vegetation.  Chirbasa is situated at an elevation of 3580 mts above sea level.

Bhojwasa is located 5 kms from Chirbasa. Bhagirathi Peaks stands high above the ground and is constantly visible during the trek. The trail not only goes through rugged terrains along with the Bhagirathi River but also climbs up to rugged mountains. Bhojbasa is a vast open expanse of land in the valley, situated at an elevation of 3,800 mts above sea level. Camping at Bhojwasa.

Day 3
Bhojwasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan

Trek9 km

There are two routes by which you can reach Tapovan. First, one being the classic route via Gaumukh Glacier for which you need to follow the trail going to Gaumukh which can be seen on the left side from Bhojbasa. Gaumukh Glacier is 4 kms from Bhojwasa. But due to the recent collapse of the snout of the glacier, it is in a delicate state. 

The second route requires crossing the Bhagirathi River from Bhojwasa itself. You need to walk on moraines for many kilometers with a constant view of Gaumukh Glacier from distant. Climb the ridge covered with snow to reach Tapovan. Tapovan campsite is located at the foot of Mount Shivling (6,543 mts), just a glance of this mountain is a priceless gift of this trek. And if the Shivling peak is not enough then Kharch Kund & Meru Peak will definitely leave you speechless.

From Gaumukh we will trek towards Tapovan and night stay in camps in Tapovan.

Note: Guide/Trek Leader will decided which route to be finalized depending on the snow, weather conditions and ability of trekkers. 

Day 4
Rest in Tapovan

You can either rest in Tapovan or explore around Tapovan. 

Day 5
Tapovan - Bhojbasa

Trek9 km

We will trek back to Bhojwasa from Tapovan. The trek starts off with rugged terrains and moraines. The descent on moraines will require extra attention from your legs while trekking. Trek slowly and take a break after you reach the snout of Gaumukh Glacier to experience its massiveness.

Note: for add-on days (charged extra), you can explore Meru Glacier or just relax in Tapovan.

Day 6
Bhojwasa - Gangotri

Trek14 km

Enjoy the last day of trek from Bhojbasa to Gangotri. In the evening you can visit Gangotri temple for evening aarti. Night stay in Gangotri hotel.

Day 7
Departure from Gangotri

Check and departure from Gangotri after breakfast. Our trek services for this Gamumuk-Tapovan Trek will end at Gangotri.

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Gangotri
  • All Meals during the Trek
  • Trek Fees, All Trekking equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags. etc)
  • Porter, Cook & Mule charges (for trekking equipment)
  • Forest Camping Charges, Entry Fees & Permits
  • Mountaineering Certified Guide with Services of Experienced Trek Leader

Package Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above Inclusions
  • Taxes Extra

Important Information

Note: Important Things to Carry during trekking
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Why we prefer private and small groups? We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small groups are also eco friendly, less noisy, safe, friendly, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective, which is to enjoy being in the nature. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to the specific needs.

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6 Nights Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking Tour from Gangotri

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Seeded in 2003, eUttaranchal is a travel company specializing in Char Dham Helicopter Tours and Trekking across Uttarakhand. We are registered as an Adventure Tour Operator with Uttarakhand Tourism. We are also one of the most followed pages of Uttarakhand on social media.

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