Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan Trek

 Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan Trek

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Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan Trek 

06 Nights 07 Days, Uttarakhand, India

Gangotri, one of the largest and holiest glaciers in the Himalayas, is the source of the Bhagirathi river. With the extension of a road till the temple at Gangotri, it has become easy to visit. However, travellers who wish to trek ahead of the Gangotri temple to Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan trek, should first acclimatise themselves to the altitude, since the ascent by road is rapid. Trekkers should spend at least two nights in Gangotri before venturing higher.

Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan trek takes you to the very source of the holy Ganga river. The trek is on a rocky terrain beyond Bhojbasa which tests the fitness level and stamina on the trekker.

Who can do Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan trek ?

Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan trek is a moderate level trek which can be done by a person with average fitness level and free from any heart disease or hypertension. Gaumukh trek is recommended for children who are 12 years or above as younger kids will get exhausted on trek due to high altitude.

17,750 per person

Trek Dates 

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

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Best things about Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan trek

  • Camping beside the gushing Bhagirathi river
  • Crossing rocky glacier
  • View breathtaking scenery from Tapovan
  • Scale the Gangotri Glacier
  • Catch a glimpse of Sudarshan, Bhagirathi & Mount Shivling peaks

Day 1 : Reach Gangotri (3,050 m)

Drive from Rishikesh to Gangotri via Uttarkashi

Gangotri is one of the char dhams of Uttarakhand and has a famous Gangotri temple. It is 98 km by road from Uttarkashi.

Day 2 : Gangotri to Chirbasa

Altitude - 3,600 m Trek - 7 km Time - 3 hours

Walk on the wide and flat pilgrim trail. Chirbasa is an open ground with a small rest house. One can stay here or proceed to Bhojbasa.

Day 3 : Chirbasa to Bhojbasa

Altitude - 3,790 m Trek - 7 km Time - 3 hours

Continue on the wide trail. As you approach Bhojbasa (place of bhoj or birch trees), the views of the peaks on the Gangotri glacier open up. Rest house available.

Day 4 : Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan

Altitude - 4,460 m Trek - 6 km Time - 6 hours

Proceed to Gaumukh, popularly known as 'Gomukh' (3,890 m), which is about 2 km away. Cross to the left bank; a steep trail takes you to Tapovan (4,460 m). The Shivling peak rises sharply above Tapovan campsite. This is a historic and holy place to stay.

Day 5 : Tapovan to Bhojbasa

Altitude - 3,790 m Trek - 6 km Time - 3 km

Return directly to Bhojbasa.

Trekking Option 1 : Nandanvan

Altitude - 4,570 m Trek - 6 km Time - 7 hours

Go across the Gangotri glacier to Nandanvan on the right bank.

Nandanvan is a lovely plateau on the right bank of the Gangotri glacier, at the entrance of the Raktavarn glacier. It is a green grazing ground and has a different view of Mount Shivling & Bhagirathi peaks. From here one can return directly to Bhojbasa via Gomukh.

Trekking Option 2 : Vasuki Tal

A physically fit & well equipped trekking group with more time can visit Vasuki Tal (4,800 m), which is ahead on the Raktavarn glacier. This trail has an extremely rocky terrain.

Day 6 : Bhojbasa to Gangotri

Altitude - 3,050 m Trek - 14 km Time - 6 hours

Trail down from Bhojbasa to Gangotri.

Day 7 : Gangotri to Rishikesh

Drive back from Gangotri to Rishikesh via Uttarakashi

Duration - 06 nights 07 days

Trek Distance - 55-60 km

Level - Moderate to Tough

Best Season - Aug / Sept 

Minimum Age - 15+ yrs

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