About Chirbasa

Chirbasa, a dense thicket of lofty blue pine or chir trees is located about 9 km ahead of Gangotri. This magnificent place is perched at an altitude of 3,580 metres above sea level. Girdled by the Elysian natural beauty, Chirbasa makes a perfect campsite for the trekkers heading to Gaumukh-Tapovan trek.

In Gangotri National ParkOn the way to Gaumukh & Tapovan

Chirbasa in Gangotri National Park

Trek route of Chirbasa

Chirbasa is a well known campsite of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek. The trek to Chirbasa starts from Gangotri and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. This exhilarating 9 km trek is an easy gradient and can be completed in a day or two, depending upon your stay. Before setting your foot on the Chirabasa trail from Gangotri at 3,415 metres, you can take the blessings of the revered Ganga shrine located about half a kilometre upstream. Follow the swift trail which remains the same for further 2 km, where you need to show the permit.

Keep up your pace and you’ll notice the forest thinning rapidly as you move closer to a rugged landscape, relieved by an eternal brook flowing below and the cluster of dusty mountains in the front. As you move further the long-leaf Indian pine trees will open up to the view of exotic Chirbasa camping site. It is one of the best camping sites where you can see lush vegetation. You can pitch your tents here, crash into your sleeping beds or roll under the cluster of stars and talk with the gentle winds.

Location of Chirbasa

Chirbasa is located in In Gangotri National Park ( On the way to Gaumukh & Tapovan).

Location & How to Reach Chirbasa

Chirbasa is located about 9 km ahead of Gangotri in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. If you are commencing your journey from Delhi, then buses to the nearest city Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. From Rishikesh, local buses and taxis to Gangotri are easily available. The nearest railhead to Gangotri is at Rishikesh about 264 km away via NH34. Jolly Grant airport at 268 km away is the closest air connectivity to Gangotri via Mussoorie road and NH34. Taxis and buses to Gangotri are available from the Jolly Grant airport.

Read How to Reach guide for Gangotri National Park.

What is Chirbasa famous for?

Chirbasa is popular place for following activities/ interests - Trekking.

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