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The Source of The Ganga Trek

Region : Garhwal Himalayas

Duration :
18 Days

Itinerary :

Jantar Mantar, Delhi ToursDay01 : Arrive Delhi:
On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to the Hotel.O/n stay at Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi/Mussorie 1921 mts
Receive at Delhi railway station and straight drive of 300 km to Mussoorie. The road winds up to Mussoorie, a beautiful summer resort. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03 : Mussorie
Day free at Mussoorie to explore the surroundings. Night Stay at Mussoorie.

Day 04 : Mussorie/Uttarkashi 1150 mts.
Drive 5 hours. The drive along the ridge line to Chamba, affords panoramic views of the high mountain peaks of Garhwal. Then down to Tehri to join the Bhagirathi river valley, which we follow upto Gangotri. Overnight in Tourist Bungalow in Uttarkashi.

Day 05 : Uttarkashi/Gangotri 3048 mts.
Drive 5 hours (100 kms). Following the torrential river up stream, the road winds up the valley past the hot sulphur springs at Gangnani, to climb steeply up a seies of hairpin bends to the village of Sukki.

Day 06 : Gangotri
The Day is spent exploring this place of pilgrimage. Thousands of Pilgrims arrive here in summer to wash away their sins in the holy Ganga, it is said that Lord Shiva sat at the base of this fall to take the Ganga into his locks, for otherwise her descent from the heavens would have split the earth. Overnight in hotel/tourist bunglow.

Day 07 : Gangotri /Chirbasa or Bhojbasa 3350 mts.
An easy walk (13 KMS TREK). The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforested valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbases, literally the abode of pines. Camp on a grassy meadow beside the Bhagirathi.
Trek time : 5 hours, 13 KMS TREK.

Day 08 : Bhojbasa/Gaumukh 3850 mts.
Continuing along the pilgrim grassy hillsides. Trail then curves, to unfold a breathtaking view of wild flowers studded meadows crowned by the Bhagirathi group of peaks Camp on a wide sandy beach at Gaumukh, where the holy Ganga gushes out of the snout of the Gangotri glacier, is set in a wide moraine-stream valley Shivling 6540 m, sits looking down like an old learned man, while the Bhagirathi I, II and III tower above.
Trek time : 5 hours, 4 KMS.

Day 09 : Gaumukh/Tapoban 4350 mts.
The trail leaves its way through the terminal moraine before cutting across the Gangotri glacier and climbing steeply up to the grassy slopes to the vast ablation valley of Tapowan. The vast meadows strewn with wild flowers are situated at the base of Shivling. The Bhagirathi peaks are now almost within touching distance. Camp is set in the heart of high mountains country for 3 nights.
Trek time : 5 hours, 5 KMS TREK.

Day 10 : Tapoban/Kirti Bamak/Tapoban
A full Days walk to the Kirti Bamak glacier and to the base of peaks Kedarnath Dome 6850 m, Kirti Bamak 6500 m and to a view of Shivling from the east. Return to camp.
Trek time : 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK.

Meru Glacier, Uttarakhand ToursDay 11 : Tapoban/Meru Glacier/Tapoban 4800 mts.
Another full Days walk. Crossing the meadows of Tapowan the trail climbs into another ablation valley, which is followed to the base of Mt. Meru 6400 m - yet another of the spectacular Garhwal peaks, it's mythical name is "The mountain of Gold". Return to camp.
Trek time : 5 hours, 6 KMS TREK.

Day 12 : Tapoban/Nandavan 4570 mts
This Day is largely an exercise is boulder hopping. Crossing the moraine covered Gangotri glacier to Nandawan located at the confluence of the Chaturangi and the Gangotri glaciers. Literally meaning the four coloured glacier. The Chaturangi is truly multi-hued. The massive meadows of Nandavan are situated at the base of the Bhagirathi massif. The area provides excellent sightings of Bharal (blue sheep). Overnight in camp.
Trek time : 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK.

Day 13 : Nandavan/Vasuki Tal 4800 mts.
A full Days walk to the picturesque Vasuki tal lake. The trail follows a grassy ridge running parallel to the Chaturangi glaciers, across a small glaciereroded valley to Vasuki tal. It then continues along the lateral moraine of the Chaturangi glacier to views of
Mt. Satopanth. Return to camp.
Trek time : 6 hours, 7 KMS TREK.

Day 14 : Nandavan/Gaumukh
Another boulder hop along the Gangotri glacier to its snout at Gangotri.
Trek time : 5 hours, 13 KMS TREK.

Day 15 : Gaumukh/Gangotri/Uttarkashi
Retrace steps to Gangotri. Drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight in camp or Tourist huts.

Day 16 : Uttarkashi/Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikeh 5 hours.

Day 17 : Rishikesh/Delhi
Drive to Haridwar railway station and from Haridwar catch train for Delhi. On arrival meet at the station and transfer to the hotel.O/n stay at Hotel.

Day 18 : Delhi/Departure
Morning free in the afternoon transfer to the international airport time to catch flight for Onward destinations.

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