Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking - Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Packages
Gomukh is place in Gangotri glacier where the Bhagirathi river originates. Bhagirathi River is also famous as River Ganges. The official river Ganges starts at Devprayag when Bhagirathi river merged with river Alaknanda. The Gaumukh is located at at the height of 13,200 fts. Gomukh means "Mouth of a Cow". Gomukh is 18 kms far from Gangotri town by walk. The trek is very hard and only a few people dare to reach here, thats why the whole area is still best for nature lovers without pollution. Trekking permit is required to reach Gaumukh which is issued at Uttarkashi.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
Gangotri is exquisite alpine country. Deodars march in serried ranks and gorges plunge,sliced by the bustling Bhagirathi. The drive will take you past the settlement of Bhairon Ghati and into the single traffic-choked streets of Gangotri. Here the river is joined by its tributary, the Kedar Ganga, rising in the glacier lake of Kedar Tal. Together they gush down the toffee-colored rocks of Gauri Kund and flow down the Himalayas. Here too. Celebrated in Hindu mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the "Abode of the Gods". The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury. The Nandan Van trek should really be called the Gangotri-Gaumukh-Nandadevi-Tapovan Trek. It is particularly interesting because it offers a wide variety of Himalayan trekking experiences: rock climbing, and glacier traversing. Nevertheless, it is considered to be a trek which even non-mountaineers can undertake fairly comfortably. You can place yourself in the hands of one of the many competent trekking outfits.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek best time is during 25 April, May, Jun, July, Sep, Oct.
Altitudes: Harsil (2,620 meter), Gangotri (3,415 meter), Bhojbasa (3,775 meter), Gaumukh (4,000 meter), Tapovan (4,463 meter)
Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Delhi to Haridwar
Meet our representative at delhi and drive start for Haridwar 230 km from Delhi 5-6 hrs. Arrival Haridwar chick in your hotel. Evening visit famous Ganga ghat for Ganga aarti. Overnight at Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar to Harsil
Morning after breakfast check out your hotel and drive for Harsil 210 km from Haridwar 7-8 Hrs drive. Arrival at Harsil check in your hotel. Visit local Apple orchid in Harsil. Overnight at Harsil.
Day 03: Harsil to Gangotri to Chirbasa/ Bhojbasa
Morning after breakfast check out hotel and drive for Gangotri 55 km drive 1-2 hrs. and take Darshan Gangotri temple and trek start for Bhojbasa /chirbasa 14 km trek. Overnight at camp in Bhojbasa/chirbasa.
Day 04: Chirbasa/ Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan
Morning after breakfast packed your camp and trek start for Tapovan (08Km Trek) via Gaumukh. Arrival at Tapovan choose your camp side and put your camp. Overnight at camp in Tapovan.
Day 05: Tapovan to Chirbasa/ Bhojbasa
Morning after breakfast packed your camp and trek start for Bhojbasa/Chirbasa (08Km Trek) via Gaumukh. Arrival at Bhojbasa /Chirbasa and put your camp. Overnight at camp in Bhojbasa/Chirbasa.
Day 06: Chirbasa/ Bhojbasa to Harsil
Morning after breakfast packed you camp and trek start for Gangotri (14 kms Trek) and drive for Harsil 55 km drive 1-2 hrs. Overnight at hotel in Harsil.
Day 07: Harsil to Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast check out your hotel and drive for Rishikesh (190 km from Harsil 7-8 Hrs drive). Arrival at Rishikesh check in your hotel. Visit local Laxman Jhula and Ram jhul and Ganga Aarti . Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 08: Rishikesh to Delhi
Morning after Breakfast Drive start for delhi(250 Km / 6-7 hrsdrive). Arrival at delhi drop station/ Hotel/ Airport for your onward Journey.
FAQ for Gaumukh Tapovn Trek
Q 01: Best time to visit Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?
Ans: You can start you tour after 05 may every year. But July and august is monsoon season so please avoid. Till last month of october can go there.
Q 02: Which type of accomodation is available in bhojbasa?
Ans: If you are going with alone so you have to stay GMVN tent or Ashram with basic food. You can carry your tent and food also.
Q 03: How many days trekking for Gaumukh & Tapovan?
Ans: If you are a good trekker then you can complete your trek 04 days from Gangotri. You have to stay 02 nights in bhojbasa & 01 night in Tapovan.
Q 04: Do group tour also go there?
Ans: Yes. Many company organize the group tour for gaumukh and tapovan trek. But the date for group departure is decided in advance.
Q 05: Do Solo traveller also go there?
Ans: Yes. Trek is very safe from all the side. we lose extra take care of solo traveller. Please check the reputed company for single traveller.