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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek



Moderate to Difficult

No of Days

Maximum Altitude



INR 20,000/- Per Person Haridwar to Haridwar

Available Date

6th May to 14th May 2023


About Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gangotri-Gaumukh-Tapovan (5N/6D)
Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek – No need of any introduction neither Indian nor Foreigners everyone know about this trek. Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is a source of holy river Ganga situated at the base of the Gangotri glacier. On the other hand, Tapovan is located above the Gangotri glacier. The trek start from Gangotri National park, walk on side of Bhagirathi river with a breathtaking scenery, a magnificent view on Mt. Shivling & Mt. Sudarshan. During the trek meeting pilgrim's including Sanyasis and Sadhus. If you are lucky you can see Himalayan Barah, which protected in this National park.  The Gangotri Glacier expanse is nearly 24 KM long and 8 KM wide, beginning from Gaumukh and extending as far as the Chaukhamba Massif around Badrinath.
This is the only Ganga valley from where one can see  many Mountains & Peaks at a closer views Bhagirathi peak – I, II, III, Gangotri  I, II , Kedardome, Mt. Shivling Mt. Sudarshan and Matri Peak, all together. One can also see the Tapovan and Nill Tal (4500 ,Meters) peaks from here.
Tapovan Peak is also known as a Base Camp for Several Mountaineering Peak Expeditions including Mount Shivling, Bhagirathi I, Bhagirathi Twin Peaks II & III, Kedarnath etc.

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Day 01

Day 02

Day 03

Day 04

Day 05

Day 06

Day 07

Day 08

Day 08

Haridwar- Gangotri  (3100m, 250 km, 8-12 hrs)  

Reporting in Haridwar at morning then drive to Gangotri via Uttarkashi and Harshil . Registration and briefing to be completed by Trek Leader in Gangotri and assist to check in Guest house. Dinner and Overnight stay at Gangotri

Gangotri to Chirbasa, (3550m, 9km, 5-6hrs)

We start our trek today after breakfast. The trail is gradual ascent keep walking with your zeal and enjoy the spell bounding view of the nature. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Chirbasa is the last vegetation area in this trek, which is covered by Pine forest. Overnight stay in Chirbasa.

Chirbasa to Bhojwasa (3800m, 5km, 2-3hrs)

Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren.

In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. Today's trail is little tougher than the previous day. Today's trek is through land slide zone and rockfall morraine zone and will have to negotiate through big boulders. Bhojbasa is 5 KM away from Chirbasa. Bhagirathi peak now constantly visible during the trek. Overnight stay at Bhojbasa

Bhojbasa to Gomukh (3890m) to Tapovan (4463m, 13 km trek, 5hr)

Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gomukh' because, in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers, and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop. It is also the little wonder where Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer month. Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Rest Day/Buffer day

This is an extra day reserved in tapovan to explore the surroundings.

Tapovan to Nandanban (4810 m, 6 km Trek, 4 hrs)


On this day we head to Nandanvan via Gomukh glacier. The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gomukh turn towards Nandanvan (4340m) and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. The glacier walk is very slippery and a slight lack of concentration would be dangerous. Huge crevasses gaped here and there. After a walking, for about a kilometer there is a vertical ascent. Big rocks en route offer grips and footholds but many of them are deceptive too. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Nadanban to Bhojbasa  (3800 m, 14 km,  5-6 hrs)


Wake up early in the morning to take pleasure of the astonishing sunrise on the high peaks in magnetic surrounds. After having breakfast we will trek downwards to Bhojbasa. We will reach Bhojwassa in around 4 to 5 hours and camp. Arrangements made for dinner and an overnight stay in camps.

Bhojbasa  to Gangotri  (3100 m, 14 km,  4 hrs)Start your Trek early in the morning so you can reach before the lunch time in Gangotri. In evening you can explore the Gangotri. Overnight stay in Guest house. 

Gangotri to Haridwar  (Drive 250 KM, 9 hr) 
After early morning breakfast ready for departure to Haridwar

"What included"

Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays two night in Gangotri

Cost of transportation from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh to Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh

Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Dinner to Day 7:- Dinner)

Technical Camping equipments:- Tents(sharing basis), Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Utensils, Microspikes, Technical climbing equipments

Guide,Support staff,cook, Supporting crew.

Cost of Permit fees.

"What not included"

Cost of Personal expenses.

Hotel in Haridwar/Dehradun.

Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.

Cost of personal porter for offloading

Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 8)

Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.

Things to carry on a Trek
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Booking Policy:

To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.

One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID). 

Details to be shared on request.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount

  • 15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.

  • Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible

  • In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.

  • One has option to send another person on their behalf.

  • One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for. 

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