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About the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek:
The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a thrillfest with enormous views of the cow-shaped Gaumukh Glacier which is additionally one of the important water sources of the holy Ganges. The trek affords breathtaking views of the Gangotri peaks - Shivling, Thalay Sagar, and Meru.
The Gomukh Tapovan trek is scenic with nature's bounty and is adorned with aromatic flowers, snow-capped peaks, and comparable jaw-dropping views. Take a dip in the holy Bhagirathi River, which is viewed one of the sacred rituals. During the Gomukh glacier trek, one can additionally immerse in the divine air of secrecy of the pilgrim cities- Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, and Bhojwassa. Marvel at the sight of the Bhagirathi sisters to journey the summit views.
Dehradun – Gangotri (260 KM / 8 – 9 HRS) Altitude: 6,150 ft
We will begin the journey from Dehradun at morning 6. The day will be longer as you will cover 241 km to Gangotri. It will be wonderful 8 hours ride along the mighty mountains. You will arrive at Gangotri Dham today and check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the temple and witness the Ganga aarti .
Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m) - 6 h trek
9km trek in 6 hours.
On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,650 m).
From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on a tree line.
The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.
Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m) - 3 h trek
5 km trek in 3-4 hours.
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.
In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river.
In the afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi's group of peaks.
Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h
Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan, 7 hours 9 km
Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks.
After breakfast, we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges.
We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area.
The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has a steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer.
They appear to be just a stone's throw away.
It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer months.
Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day
This day is free for us to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow-capped peaks, flora, fauna, and mountain landscape.
This land is frequented by some of the greatest contemporary mountaineers.
The Shivling peak stands tall in front of us. Behind Shivling, towards the right is Meru.
A little towards the left of Shivling is Sumeru.
The Bhagirathi peaks are visible further to the left.
Bhagirathi III, Meru (Central Peak), and Sumeru have some of the hardest climbing routes in the world.
We can visit the Meru Glacier and return to our campsite.
Tapovan to Bhojbasa, 5-6 hours trek 7 km
Early in the morning, we enjoy the sunrise on high peaks.
After breakfast, we trek down to Bhojbasa.
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