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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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rated : 4.0
The Gangotri Trek was sheer brilliance. It was very much enjoyable and interesting. We had a fabulous time during the journey. The weather was good and supportive. The trekking was quite difficult though. Even for us who were into trekking for months now, it was quite tough. Of course there were few pro trekkers who did do this trek with ease and they gave a lot of tips and shared their tricks for a comfortable and safe trekking experience. That is probably the best thing about going to trek as a gang of trekkers; people care and share. I enjoyed the experience. I am so glad.
Rated : 4.0
Gangotri Trek To The Source of Ganga was the best trek ever. This trek is probably the best experience ever. It was sheer divinity. A lot of people who I know told previously that this is kind of a spiritual tour. However, I just brushed away those thoughts. Even some of the trekkers shared how this place is not like any other treks. They were indeed right. This trek is sheer divinity and spiritual. I felt great positive vibes despite the tiring and tedious trek ahead. I so strongly recommend this trek to all of you.
Rated : 4.0
Trekking is an awesome sport. It is a great hobby both for mind and body. I always prefer trekking than instant adventure sports. Gagngotri trek was something that I wanted to take for a long time now. I had a lovely trek recently and it was indeed a brilliant and exciting experience. I loved it totally. The trek was enticing and exciting. As a traveller, I was more than happy about the trek. The trekking is quite tough but good practice at strength training and ample trekking experience, you can enjoy the trekking completely. It is indeed a lovely surroundings and landscape too.
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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