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Dehradun

Highlights

Witness the culture and tradition of the Bhotia Tribes in Harsil.

Opportunity to witness the source of River Ganga at Gaumukh.

Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi.

Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh.

About

Situated at a height of 4255 m, the Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh is the source of holy Ganga. Gaumukh, which is around 18 Km from Gangotri, is generally accepted as the physical source of the holy river – Ganga. It is said that a shepherd boy discovered this place while searching for his lost sheep. Gaumukh is the place where Gangotri glacier terminates is said to resemble as cow’s mouth in the distant past, therefore called Gaumukh (Gau means cow, and mukh means mouth); though today, it no longer appears so. From Gangotri, you move along the beaten trek towards the tree line from where you can have a clear view of Bhagirathi peak. Further to this, the terrain becomes really desolate and barren; therefore it has been referred to as the Arctic Tundra peak by many trekkers. When you reach Gaumukh and take a detour to Nandavan, you can get the first glimpse of Shilvling peak (in the picture). It is a nice cream cone rising towards the sky. Nandavan is situated at the base of the Bhagirathi group of peaks and can be reached after crossing the Gangotri glacier. Nestled in the shadow of the Bhagirathi peaks, Nandanvan is an alpine meadow.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Dehradun (By Flight) | Dehradun – Mussoorie (Drive, 35 km / Approx. 1.5 hrs)

    Arrive at Dehradun airport, meet our representative and drive to Mussoorie. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Evening, you will be briefed about the trek. Later, if time permits, you can walk around the Mall Road. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Mussoorie.

Day 2 : Mussoorie – Harsil (Drive, 190 km / Approx. 7 hrs)

    Morning, after breakfast, drive to Harsil. Harsil, the hidden jewel of Uttarakhand is the picturesque valley that is inhabited by the Bhotia Tribes. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Harsil.

Day 3 : Harsil – Gangotri (Drive, 25 km / Approx. 1 hr) | Gangotri – Chirbasa (Trek, 9 km)

    Post breakfast, drive from Harsil to Gangotri. On arrival, visit Gangotri Temple, the prominent temple of Goddess Ganga which was built in the 18th century by a Gorkha General, Amar Singh Thapa. After offering prayers, get ready for trek to Chirbasa, the first campsite for Gaumukh trek. Chirbasa is a magnificent place surrounded by dense thick lofty blue pine or chir trees. Overnight stay is at the camp in Chirbasa.

Day 4 : Chirbasa – Bhojbasa (Trek, 5 km)

    Today morning after breakfast, start your trek to Bhojbasa. The place got its name from Bhoj leaves which were used as a paper to write scripts in ancient times. This is the widest part in the valley serving you the first view of Mount Shivling. After lunch, take some rest and in the evening you can chill around the campsite. Overnight stay is at the camp in Bhojbasa.

Day 5 : Bhojbasa – Gaumukh (Trek, 5 km) | Gaumukh – Tapovan (Trek, 5 km)

    Today after early breakfast, start your trek to Gaumukh – the source of river Ganges. Gaumukh basically means the mouth of a cow, it is believed the snout looked like cows mouth in the past. Later, continue the trek to Tapovan. Tapovan is located at the foot of Mt. Shivling and offers a mesmerizing scenic view around. Overnight stay is at the camp in Tapovan.

Day 6 : Tapovan – Nandanvan (Trek, 7 km)

    After breakfast, continue the trek to Nandanvan. The view of Shivling peak from Nandanvan is a lot different than what is visible from Tapovan and both the views are awe-inspiring. Crossing the massive Gaumukh Glacier is the highlight of this trek. On arrival at Nandanvan, have your lunch and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay is at the camp in Nandanvan.

Day 7 : Nandanvan – Bhojbasa (Trek, 12 km)

    Today morning after breakfast, trek back to Bhojbasa via Gaumukh. Reach Bhojbasa and post-lunch, take some rest in the campsite. Later, in the evening, you can explore the surroundings of the campsite. Overnight stay is at the camp in Bhojbasa.

Day 8 : Bhojbasa – Chirbasa (Trek, 5 km) | Chirbasa – Gangotri (Trek, 9 km)

    After breakfast, trek down to Gangotri via Chirbasa. By afternoon, reach Gangotri and check-in at the hotel. In the evening you can again visit Gangotri Temple for prayers after successfully completing the Gaumukh -Tapovan trek. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Gangotri.

Day 9 : Gangotri – Uttarkashi (Drive, 100 km / Approx. 4 hrs)

    Morning, after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. Situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi river, Uttarkashi is famous for temples and ashrams. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In the evening, proceed for a visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, an ancient holy shrine dedicated to Lord Vishwanath. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Uttarkashi.

Day 10 : Uttarkashi – Rishikesh (Drive, 175 km / Approx. 6 hrs)

    Today after breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to Rishikesh. Apart from being a religious site, Rishikesh is well known for Yoga and Meditation. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Evening, proceed to Triveni Ghat to witness Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 11 : Rishikesh – Dehradun Airport (Drive, 18 km / Approx. 30 min.)

    Morning, after breakfast, transfer to Dehradun airport to board the flight for your onward journey. ***Tour Concludes***

Inclusion Exclusion

  • 04 nights' accommodation in a well-appointed hotel room in Mussoorie, Harsil, Uttarkashi and Rishikesh.
  • 03 nights' accommodation in camps at Chirbasa and Bhojbasa as per the program.
  • All three meals during the tour programme.
  • Necessary permits and entrance fees for the trekking programme.
  • All road transfers by private vehicle as per the programme.
  • Toll taxes, parking charges and driver's allowances.

  • Any flight or train tickets.
  • Any meals, other than the one mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, personal medication, souvenirs etc. 
  • Tips to guide, supporting staff, porters, driver etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • 5% GST