The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.
Source of Ganges Trek Itinerary:
Undulating high alpine meadows of Tapovan, Standing at the base of Shivling peak (6543m, called the Matterhorn of Garhwal) Source of the Ganges at Gaumukh, the most revered river in the world, Great views of Bhagirathi peaks. Ancient temple at GangotriGreat chances to see Bharal (Himalayan blue sheep) in its natural habitat.
Day 1 : RISHIKESH/UTTARKASHI DRIVE 6-7HRS OVERNIGHT GUEST HOUSE:
Morning after break fast drive to Uttarkashi. Lunch enroute. On the way stop at zero point to see the view of Tehri Jheel, Arrive Uttrakashi and transfer to the guest house. Remaining day to relax and to acclimatize. At evening visit to Vishwanath temple, Meals and over night in guest house. Uttrakashi is the principle town in Garhwal region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 02: UTTRAKASHI/ GANGOTRI DRIVE 4-5 HOURS OVERNIGHT GUEST HOUSE :
Morning after break fast drive to Gangotri. May make a comfort stop at Gangnani hot spring. Those who wants can have a quick refreshing bath in the pool. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to hotel.Visit Gangotri temple. Evening prayer dedicated to goddess Ganges, Meals and over night hotel.
Day 03: GANGOTRI:
The Day is spent exploring this place of pilgrimage. Thousands of Pilgrims arrive here in summer to wash away their sins in the holy Ganga, it is said that Lord Shiva sat at the base of this fall to take the Ganga into his locks, for otherwise her descent from the heavens would have split the earth. Dinner and over night in hotel.
Day 04: Day 04- GANGOTRI / BHOJBASA (3650mt) TREK 5-6 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
Morning after breakfast trek to Bhojbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi river. The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforest valley . Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and evening enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 05: BHOJBASA/GAUMUKH / TAPOVAN 4-5 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP:
Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After break fast trek to Gaumukh, the source of the Ganges. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan. One of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. Today we traverse the entire Gangotri glacier to reach Tapovan. Arrive Tapovan and camp, Dinner and overnight camp.
Day 06 : TAPOVAN OVERNIGHT CAMP :
Day free to explore the area, one can read, meditate, walk to the base of high peaks and explore high altitude flora and fauna. Evening encounter the most panoramic sunset on high peaks. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 07: TAPOVAN/ NANDANVAN 5-6 HOURS :
This Day is largely an exercise is boulder hopping. Crossing the moraine covered Gangotri glacier to Nandawan located at the confluence of the Chaturangi and the Gangotri glaciers. Literally meaning the four coloured glacier. The Chaturangi is truly multi-hued. The massive meadows of Nandavan are situated at the base of the Bhagirathi massif. The area provides excellent sightings of Bharal (blue sheep), Meals and overnight in camp.
Day 08: NANDANVAN/BASUKI TAL /NANDANVAN 7-8 HOURS OVER NIGHT CAMP:
A full Day walk to the picturesque Vasuki Tal. The trail follows a grassy ridge running parallel to the Chaturangi glaciers, across a small glacieroded valley to Vasuki tal. It then continues along the lateral moraine of the Chaturangi glacier to views of Mt. Satopanth. Return to camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 09: -NANDAN VAN /BHOJBASA 4-5HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks , After breakfast trek to down to Bhojbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day10: BHOJBASA / GANGOTR / UTTRAKASHI 7-8 HOURS OVERNIGHT GUEST HOUSE :
Morning after breakfast trek to down to Gangotri. Latter drive to Uttrakashi, Enroute stop at Gangnani for a refreshing bath. Arrive Uttrakashi and check in guest house. Meals and overnight guest house.
Day 11: DAY 11- UTTRAKASHI/ RISHIKESH 6-7 HOURS :
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute, Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrivel at Rishikesh.
Itinerary From Ex. Delhi to Delhi
1 Start Delhi, drive or train to Hardwar, one of the seven sacred
2 Drive to Uttarkhasi, a centre for yoga studies, on the banks of the Bhagirathi River.
3 Spectacular mountain drive to Gangotri, one of the four holy 'dhams' and trek start point.
4 Follow the course of the river valley to Chirbasa.
5 Trek through forests and meadows to Gaumukh, the source of the River Ganges.
6 Free to acclimatise, relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain landscape.
7/ 8 Cross the large terminal moraine field to the high altitude meadow at Tapovan (4350m) below Shivling (6543m) and Bhagirathi 1(6856m).
9/ 10 Return along the river valley to Gangotri via Chirbasa.
11 Leave the high Himalaya and drive to Haridwar.
12 Train or drive to Delhi.
Cost: Rs.49,989 per person (for group of more then 4 pax )
4.08% government service tax and permits fees extra.
COSTS include: Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car, Accommodation in Medium Class Hotels (where applicable) on a twin sharing basis, all Meals, tents on twin share basis, cooking tent and utensils, table and chairs, permits and entrance fees, English speaking guide, cooks and porters/mules. We serve variety of food on our trips which includes Indian, western and Chinese.
COSTS exclude: Accommodation in Rishikesh, Personal Insurance, all alcoholic beverages and Expenses of personal nature.
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