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gaumukh tapovan nandanvan trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Nandanvan Trek

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  • 7 days
  • 12-15 persons
  • Camping based trek
  • Moderate-Tough
  • Gangotri / Dehradun
  • Min Age: 15+

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.

Starting Point

Gangotri (105 km / 3 hrs from Uttarkashi)

Nearest Roadhead

Gangotri

Nearest Railhead

Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant near Dehradun

Price Inclusions

  • all veg snacks & meals during trek
  • camping equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bags etc.)
  • camp tent accommodation for 6 nights (2-3 per tent)
  • forest camping & trek permits (INDIANS ONLY)
  • services of trek leaders, trek guides, cook, helpers

Price Exclusions

  • any kind of personal expense on food or medicines
  • any kind of travel, lodging or medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek
  • any kind of hotel or lodge stay
  • porter charges apply in case a trekker is unable to carry his / her backpack & wants to offload it on mule / porter (₹ 250-300 per backpack per day)
  • any thing which is not mentioned in the inclusions

What To Expect

  • 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
Itinerary

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 ChirbasaAltitude - 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 BhojbasaAltitude - 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 TapovanAltitude - 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 BhojbasaAltitude - 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 GangotriAltitude - 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

Nandanvan - Trek Map
FAQs

Is it necessary to hire a guide on this trek ?

Yes, it is absolutely essential to take a guide for this trek whether you are trekking solo or in a group.

What is the best season for this trek ?

The best season for Nandanvan trek is from July to mid October.

Is this trek suitable for kids ?

It is ideally recommended for 15+ age. Nandanvan is a high altitude trek which is not suitable for children below 15 years.

Is this trail safe for women & solo travelers ?

Yes, in fact all the Himalayan trails are quite safe for women & solo travelers. People of the region are very warm, caring & hospitable in nature.

What type of accommodation is available during this trek ?

Camping tent accommodation (2-3 per tent).

Do we have to give tip money to guides / porters ?

Guides & porters in the region will never demand any tip money from you. They just need their daily wages paid by the trek operator. However, it is always encouraging if one can give a little tip to them if they provide good services.

Which currency is accepted during transit or in nearby villages on this trek ?

Indian currency is accepted