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Vipul Vashistha

5.0

Excellent trek for those who want to see the giants os Garwhal Himalayas up and close, we also get to visit the source of Ganga river at the snout of Gangotri glacier and the beautiful and pristine lake known as Vasuki Tal

Overview

About the Activity:

  • Opt for an escapade into nature's wonders. Vasuki Tal is a quite famous high altitude lake situated at the base of Mount Satopanth and a trek to Vasuki Tal is something amazing as the trekkers have praised.
  • Arrive at Dehradun early morning to take part in this trek that takes you through the glaciers of Gaumukh, the snout of Gangotri. Engage in an exciting glacier crossing, boulder hopping and other similar events.
  • Brace yourself before you head to reach the top portions of the glaciers where you will find the best views of some of the famed mountains of the Himalayas such as Mount Shivling, Vasuki Parbat, the Bhagirathi Massif and much more.
  • Watch the mighty Bhagirathi River flowing on your side, cross the rough terrains and conquer the matured steeps during the adventure.

  • Max: Altitude: 4463 mts/14638 ft
  • The short itinerary of the trip is as follows:
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    Dehradun--Gangotri

    Road (256 Km)

    2

    Gangotri acclimatization Day

    Visit Surya Kund and Pandav Gufa

    3

    Gangotri--Bhojbasa

    Trek ( 14kms)

    4

             Bhojbasa—Nandanvan( Via Gaumukh)

    Trek ( 9kms)

    5

    Nandanvan—Vasuki Tal

    6km (4-5hrs)

    6

    Vasuki Tal--Bhojbasa

    Trek (14Kms)

    7

    Bhojbasa--Gangotri

    Trek (14kms)

    8

    Gangotri-- Dehradun

    Road (256 Km)


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Dehradun- Gangotri (256 km, 10-12 hours)

    Board the cabs from Dehradun early morning and travel to the holy town of Gangotri at 1000 feet, this is the road head of this trek.

    The travel would take around 10-12 hours.

    Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and stay overnight.

  • Day 2 - Acclimatization Day

    Today, you are free to explore the region. Get acclimatized and then take a tour of Gangotri.

    Visit the Pandav Cave and also the Surya Kund, a hot water spring.

    Stay overnight at your hotel.

  • Day 3 - Gangotri—Bhojbasa (14 km, 5-6 hours)

    Start trekking early morning, walk around 2 km from Gangotri and enter Gangotri National Park through the campsite at Chirbasa and continue to Bhojbasa.

    Watch the Bhagirathi River runs on your side throughout the trek.

  • Day 4 - Bhojbasa to Nandanvan via Gaumukh (9 km, 4-5 hours)

    Enjoy the trek from Bhojbasa to Gaumukh which is well-defined and not very difficult, however after Gaumukh the trek to Nandavan starts at the left bank of Gangotri glacier.

    This trek has a lot of sights to offer and you may get to engage in boulder hopping and walking up the screes.

    The last portion has a sharp steep and vertical slope which ends at Nandanvan.

    Nandanvan offers beautiful views of Bhagirathi Massif and you can also see Mt Shivling in all its glory.

    Stay overnight at Nandanvan.

  • Day 5 - Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (6 km, 3-4 hours)

    The trek you do today will give you the magnificent views of the Chaturangi Glacier, reach the highest point of the trek at 4880 meters where you may come to witness the high altitude lake, Vasuki Tal.

    The lake also serves as a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki.

    The trek is steady upward.

  • Day 6 - Vasuki Tal to Bhojbasa via Gaumukh (14 km, 5-6 hrs)

    Walk back to Gangotri glacier to the camp site of Bhojbasa through the same route you have covered earlier.

  • Day 7 - Bhojbasa to Gangotri (14 km, 5-6 hours)

    Reach the holy town of Gangotri after walking for 14 km today.

    Stay overnight at hotels.

  • Day 8 - Gangotri to Dehradun (256 km, 10-12 hrs)

    Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Dehradun and wind up the tour.

Stay

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  • Stay in private hotels (accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis)
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  • Accommodation in tents during the trek

Meal

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  • All meals are included during the trip

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • All entry fees and guide charges
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  • Permits and camping charges
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  • All technical and common equipment (tents etc.)
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  • First aid and medical kit
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  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
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  • Services of guides, cooks, helpers, porters
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Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Jackets and sweat shirts
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  • Warm clothes
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  • Water bottle
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  • Caps and hats
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Torchlight
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  • Energy bars

Advisory

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  • Transportation from Dehradun to Gangotri and return can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs.2000 per head

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value 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 booking value 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 booking value 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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     Rated : 5.0

    Excellent trek for those who want to see the giants os Garwhal Himalayas up and close, we also get to visit the source of Ganga river at the snout of Gangotri glacier and the beautiful and pristine lake known as Vasuki Tal

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