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Anal Pothuvaal

5.0

WOW! Yes, the trekking was just wow. I had a really nice time with the trek. I loved it completely. I am spellbound by the fact that this trek was inex...

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Anasooya Jain

5.0

Gangotri Trek To The Source of Ganga is an amazing and out of the world experience. As a traveller, Gangotri trek is something that I always wanted to ...

Overview

About the Destination: 

River Ganges is considered as the most sacred river in India. In fact, the identity of India is synonymous with this holy river. The length of the river is 2525km and Gangotri glacier is one of the primary sources of Ganga. There are many mythological stories associated with the origin and descent of Ganges. Among those, the most popular one is the legend in which it is said that River Ganges descended on earth in the place called Gangotri (the Gangotri glacier). The temple situated at Gangotri marks the religious importance of the place, the legend and the river. The original source of River Ganges however, is 19km from Gangotri, in a place called Gaumukh.

About the Activity: The tour starts from the sacred city of Rishikesh, which is also known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas”. After reaching Uttarkashi which is the base for many trekking expeditions, you reach Gangotri. The Gangotri Gaumukh trek starts from here which will take you through Bhojbasa as you walk alongside River Bhagirati. Get close to the mountains when you cross the Gangotri glacier and reach Tapovan known for its scenic landscape. The mighty Bhagirathi group of peaks and Neelkanth Peak are a spectacular view from here. The entire Gangotri Tapovan trek is through pine forest and flowering valleys. Gangotri is one of the destinations of the ‘Chota Char Dhaam’ pilgrimage tour. Apart from religious belief, if you are an ardent nature lover, then this trip will give you a mix of both spiritual fulfilment and instant gratification of your finer senses.

Total Trekking Distance: 47km (approx.)

Maximum Altitude: 4,400m

Temperature Range: May to June: 11 – 23 degree, October to December: 3 – 19 degree

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi (1,150m) (195km/7-8 Hours by Road)

    Sightseeing in Uttarkashi, Nehru Mountaineering Institute

    The day starts with an early morning drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi, which is known as the footstep to trekking towards Gangotri. After reaching Uttarkashi, a sightseeing programme is scheduled to visit popular locations like India's premier mountaineering institute 'Nehru Mountaineering Institute'; overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri (3,048m) (90km/3-4 Hours by Road)

    Start from Uttarkashi and reach Gangotri

    The journey begins early morning with a drive up to Gangotri which is a place of immense religious significance. It is believed that Gangotri is the home of Goddess Ganga and it is from this place that the trek begins. Situated on the banks of the holy River Bhagirathi, it is one of the ‘Char Dham’ or the four destinations of pilgrimage of Uttarakhand; overnight stay in a tourist lodge.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Gangotri – Bhojbasa (3,658m)

    14km Trek, Bhagirahi River, Neelkanth Peak

    Today, a 14km trek will take you to Bhojbasa, a place known for the coniferous birch trees. The trek takes course along River Bhagirathi on the right and is mostly an uphill climb. The climb may at times leave you a little breathless but the wonderful view of the Neelkanth Peak more than makes up for the physical toil. Enjoy the sunset views from the camp and retire for the night early as it has been a long day.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan (4,400m)

    10km Trek, Sunrise View, Gangotri Glacier, Mt Shivling

    After enjoying the splendid sunrise view early morning, get ready to climb further uphill to Tapovan; today is the last day of ascent! You have to cross Gaumukh to reach Tapovan. The terrain is a bit rocky here and you should be careful with your steps. The Gangotri glacier looks intimidating and a sense of humbleness reigns over all your feelings. You have to cross over from the right bank of the glacier to the left and then continue with the climb through the glacier moraine to reach Tapovan, which is also the base camp for avid trekkers who go further up to Mt. Shivling. View from Tapovan is exhilarating, especially the Bhagirathi Peaks; overnight stay in tent.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Tapovan - Bhojbasa – Chirbasa (3,300m)

    14km Trek, rek back to Chirbasa from Tapovan via Bhojbasa

    From today the downhill trek commences which makes the journey less exhausting. The return trek takes a different route and you reach Chirbasa via Bhojbasa; enjoy the last night in a camp.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Chirbasa – Gangotri, Drive from Gangotri – Uttarkashi (90km)

    9km Trek

    Today’s trek is a relatively shorter one as you trek further downhill to Gangotri. Upon arrival in Gangotri, take a drive towards Uttarkashi and retire for the day in a resort.

  • Day 7 - Drive from Uttarkashi to Rishikesh/Haridwar

    Tour Ends Here

    Today morning, you will be driven to Rishikesh/Haridwar. With your arrival, this astounding Gangotri Gaumukh trek will come to an end.

Stay

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  • Tents/Camps

Meal

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  • Vegetarian
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  • All meals during the trek (Day 02 dinner to Day 06 lunch)

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • All camping gear
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  • Experienced trek guide and their charges
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  • Cook and porter to carry camping equipment and ration

Transport

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  • To and fro transportation from Haridwar

Things To Carry

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  • Warm jacket to protect against cold wind
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  • Torch
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  • Umbrella and caps
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  • Extra pair of socks and a waterproof jacket
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  • Comfortable trekking shoes
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  • Personal medication
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Spare mobile battery as you will not get any chance to recharge your phone en route

Advisory

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  • You should be with the group and not wander off on your own.
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  • Follow the diktat of “short steps and deep breaths” while trekking uphill.
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  • Alcohol is not permitted in this area so avoid carrying any.
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  • Do not leave behind any garbage in the campsite or along the trail and litter the mountains.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Anal Pothuvaal

     Rated : 5.0

    WOW! Yes, the trekking was just wow. I had a really nice time with the trek. I loved it completely. I am spellbound by the fact that this trek was inexpensive yet so brilliantly. I recommend this to all trek and travel lovers.

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    Story by Anasooya Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    Gangotri Trek To The Source of Ganga is an amazing and out of the world experience. As a traveller, Gangotri trek is something that I always wanted to take. It is a really tough trek and it is even considered as a milestone of the trekking history by many. That being said, it is definitely an enjoyable and amazing trek to take. Trekking Gangotri was something that gives you fun, spirituality, and inner peace. The place is so unadulterated, calm, and peaceful that it is so divine and poignant. I had a really wonderful and memorable time with this trek.

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    Story by Ritesh Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    The trek is as mighty as it sounds to be. Gangotri trek is like a dream come true for me. I had like an amazing and an enticing experience with the trek. It was the best trek ever. I wish I could be part of more such treks in the future. I loved it.

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    Story by Chidananda Kakkar

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a good trek. I would say that it was out of the world & was definitely a good trek. I am recommending this. If you are trekking freak then this trek is something that you will definitely love. Don’t miss this trek at any cost.

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    Story by Bhaves Abbott

     Rated : 4.0

    I am so out of words to say how great this trek is. I had a great time here. It was a lovely experience. I was very interested with this trek. My wife and I took this. We both are adventure freaks and even for our honeymoon we trekked in Chikmagalur. This was something that we were hoping forward too, and it was a nice experience. I totally loved it.

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    Story by Dhananjay Banerjee

     Rated : 4.0

    Trekking was awesome here in Gangotri. This trek is worthy only when it is combined with various other travel plans like Rishikesh, and the rest as the travel from Bangalore to here was costly. We took this and one more travel pack in Rishikesh. If planned well, this trek is totally worth every penny. Planning well is the key here. It was indeed a nice and a memorable trip for us.

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    Story by Abhirath Prajapat

     Rated : 4.0

    This is one of its kind of trek. When I say one of its kind, I truly mean it. This trek is one of the nicest treks that I have ever been. Not every day we come across treks that are so different and unique. Yes, there are treks that are unique in its own way but this trek is unique in all ways. This trek is something that you will never ever regret taking. It is fun in its own way. Plan this trek in a way where you can go along with a lot of people and also make it a long vacation this way it is more enjoyable and fun. I love this trek and it was lovely experience. We all had lots of fun without burning a big hole in our pocket.

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    Story by Satish Talwar

     Rated : 4.0

    I recently took this Gangotri Trek To The Source of Ganga after reading reviews on this site. This trek was not that a great experience. It was just about average and fine. I was expecting a great trek experience. That being said, the climate played a huge spoil sport too.

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    Story by Amarnath Pillai

     Rated : 4.0

    Gangotri Trek is an amazing and enticing trek to every trekker. While I started trekking, I had a sole goal in my mind: to trek Gangotri trek. Now that after 5 years of trekking in various spots, we have finally reached our dream. It was a really nice experience. I am surely going there again soon.

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    Story by Shashi Naik

     Rated : 4.0

    We had an awesome trek at this place. I was wanting to take this trek for few months now, but it kept on being postponed. Finally, I did happen to go here for a second honeymoon with my wife. I am happy about my decision.

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