Gangotri - Gomukh Trek


Area : Garhwal HimalayasGangotri Gomukh Trek
Duration : 7 Days.
Altitude : 3890 mts/12760 ft
Grade : Moderate
Season : May - June & August - Mid Oct

The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows' mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (AC Train) - Rishikesh (25 kms/1 hrs approx)

In the morning take an 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 Rishikesh and check into hotel. Evening free to explore the nearby place. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : 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 03 : 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 visits this shrine. A number of ashrams and Dharamshalas 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 day's trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Day 04: Gangotri (3048 mts) - Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 14 kms trek/5-6 hrs)

Gangotri Gomukh Trek

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 Arctic 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 05 : Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft) - Bhojwassa

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 back to Bhojwassa for overnight stay.

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.

Day 06 : Bhojwassa - Gangotri (Trek 4-5 hrs) - Uttarkashi (95 kms/3-4 hrs)

Gangotri Gomukh Trek

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 07 : 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.

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