Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

A trek to the source of the holiest river of India, Ganges, is an experience of its kind. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek the trek includes mighty peaks, high altitude meadows, a sacred & mighty river, holy temples & exotic campsites. The route to Gangotri is generally a busy route full of pilgrims, sages and sadhus (holy men). From our experience, talking to them is for sure enlightening as well.

It is a difficult trek all the way from Gangotri to Tapovan through Chirbasa (Chir means pine), Bhojwasa (silver birch) Gaumukh (Cow's mouth, glacier that is also the source of mighty ganges). Some other treks in Uttarakhand region would be Har Ki Dun, Kedarkantha Trek, Brahmatal Trek etc.
Day 01: Dehradun – Gangotri(3100 m) (drive/255 kms/9-10 hrs)

We will meet at a Dehradun at around 6:00 a.m. and from here we board a vehicle and drive up to Gangotri. This is a long beautiful drive as we enter the upper Bhagirathi valley. We check into a guesthouse/lodge at Gangotri and savor the spectacular surroundings. We visit the Gangotri temple in the evening and the neighboring market.

Day 02: Gangotri(3100m) – Chirbassa(3600m) (trek /3.5 -4 hrs)

Soon after breakfast, set out on the trek towards Chirbassa. This trek is mostly on even terrain with moderate ascends. The view of Sudarshan peak early on the trek is a memorable sight. Our hike today is an easy one with interesting sights throughout. The forest campsite at Chirbasa next to the Ganga river is a great spot and one is going to completely enjoy the camping experience here.

Day 03: Chirbassa(3600m) – Bhojwasa(3800m) (trek /2-3 hrs)

After nutricious breakfast, we continue ahead to Bhojwassa. The area gets its name from the bhojpatra or bhoj leaves that were used for writing in ancient times.

The trek today is also a moderate one. We walk through and get a glimpse of Bhagirati peaks and the Gaumukh glacier. Reach campsite and relax for the day.
Overnight in camps.

Day 04: Bhojwasa(3800m) – Gaumukh(4100m) – Tapovan(4463m) –Bhojwasa (trek /7 -9 hrs)

After an early breakfast, we set out for the most important day of our trek. The ascend today is going to be a hard and interesting one especially after crossing the Gaumukh glacier. We reach Gaumukh in about 1 hour and spend some time at the glacier. Thereafter we set out for a steep hike to Tapovan. The hardwork pays once we reach the bugyal (meadows) situated at the base of shivling peak. It is a magical place surrounded by Bhagirathi peaks, Mt. Meru & Mt.Shivling. We trek back to Bhiojwasa Campsite: campsite.
Overnight in tents.

Day 05: Bhojwasa – Gangotri

After a nutricious breakfast we will descend to Gangotri. We will have hot lunch at Gangotri and relax.
Overnight stay in a hotel/Homestay.

Day 06: Gangotri – Dehradun (drive/235 kms/8-10 hrs)

After breakfast, drive back to Dehradun. Our trip ends here with fine memories from Gaumukh and Tapovan.


2 guide for the group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
This ensures high safety standard which is the priority for us.
All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in (dome tents) camps/Hotels. On twin/triple sharing basis.
Clean sleeping bags
Camping Mattresses
Toilet Tents (2) with portable toilet arrangements
First Aid
Medical Assistance
All Meals -starting from the beginning till the end. Highly nutritious vegetarian meals.
Forest, camping, trekking charges and licenses
Service Tax


Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.


We believe in absolute comfort wherever possible. Our transport fleet includes good quality Innova, Bolero, Xylo and Scorpio.
Ex Dehradun : INR 15,500/- PP (excl 5% GST)
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of M/S Wanderers payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway.

Bank details:

Yes Bank
New Friends Colony
Account Number: 006961900002710
Account Type: Current Account
Name: M/S Wanderers
IFS Code: YESB0000069
Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.

Cancellation Policy:

45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
15 Days: No refund

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