Gangotri Tapovan Vasuki Tal Trek
Area : Garhwal Himalayas
Duration : 14 Days
Altitude : 4463 mts/14638 ft
Grade : Moderate to Tough
Season : Mid April - June & August - Mid Oct
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport meet Peak Adventure Tour executive and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Rishikesh (225 kms/6-7 hrs approx)
In the morning transfer to railway station and from here board AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. On arrival meet Peak Adventure Tour guide and drive towards which is 25 kms and will take an hrs. Check into hotel. Evening free to explore the nearby area by your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (180 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast meet our guide and transfer to Uttarkashi (1150 mt) via a hill town of Chamba & Tehri which takes 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival at Uttarkashi check-in at Hotel. Evening free to explore the surrounding by your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Uttarkashi is the principle town in the region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 04 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 m/ 10,000 ft) Drive (95 kms).
In the morning view the sun rise on high hills with a cup of tea. Later after breakfast drive towards Gangotri via a beautiful valley of Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs. On arrival check-into Guest house. After relax visit the temple for pray. Overnight stay.
Gangotri : The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by deodars and pines. The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and Dharamshala are located on the other side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.
Day 05 : Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) - Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 14 kms trek/5-6 hrs)
In the morning meet our trekking crew and start your trek towards Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 06 : Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft) - Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)
Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gomukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. The appear to be just a stone's throw away. Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop. It is also the little wonder where Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer month. Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Gomukh : The Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout that do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water.
Tapovan : Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Tapovan is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14640ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for Shivlinga peak in Uttrakhand hills. One can also have a nice view of Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan Meadow. Every year this place has been visited by thousands of tourist including foreigners for adventure activity like mountaineering & trekking.
Day 07 : Tapovan (4463 mts/14640 ft)
Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora, Fauna and mountain landscape. Explore the Kriti & Meru Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 08 : Tapovan - Nandanvan (4340 mts/14235/Trek 4-5 hrs)
We trace back to Nandanvan via Gomukh glacier. The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gomukh turn towards Nandanvan (4340m) and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. The glacier walk is very slippery and a slight lack of concentration would be dangerous. Huge crevasses gaped here and there. After a walking for about a kilometer there is a vertical ascent. Big rocks enroute offer grips and foot - holds but many of them are deceptive too. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 09 : Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal (4880 m/16000 ft) Trek (6 kms / 4-5 hrs).
Morning trek along with Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasuki Tal, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.
Day 10 : Vasuki Tal - Nandanvan
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Nandanvan. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 11 : Nandanvan - Bhojwassa (Trek 5-6 hrs)
Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa. Arrive Bhojwassa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 12 : Bhojwassa - Gangotri (Trek 4-5 hrs) - Uttarkashi (95 kms/3-4 hrs)
After breakfast get ready for trek down to Gangotri and from here drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival at Uttarkashi check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 : Uttarkashi - Haridwar - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh. On arrival at Haridwar transfer to railway station and from here catch an AC train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs. in Delhi you will be pick up by our executive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14 : Delhi Departure
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
Trip & Services Ends Here.