Source of Gange


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Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. Trail takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.
Ganges or Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Day Itinerary:-

  • Day 1

    Rishikesh/ Uttarkashi

  • Drive 6-7 hours journey

  • After morning breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Lunch on the way, stop at zero point to see the view of Tehri Jheel, Arrive Uttrakashi and transfer to the guest house. Remaining day to rest and evening time visit to Vishwanath temple, Meals and over night in guest house. Uttrakashi is the principle town in Garhwal region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking journey in Gangotri region.

  • Day 2


  • Drive 4-5 hours journey

  • After morning breakfast, drive to Gangotri. After long drive stop at Gangnani hot spring. Those who want can have a speedy refreshing bath in the pool. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to hotel. Visit Gangotri temple. Evening prayer dedicated to goddess Ganges, Meals and overnight hotel.

  • Day 3


  • The Day is spent exploring this place of pilgrimage. 1000s 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. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

  • Day 4

    Gangotri/ Bhojbasa Trek

  • 5-6 hours overnight camp

  • After morning breakfast, trek to Bhojbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unfrosted valley. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and evening enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 5

    Bhojbasa / Gaumukh / Tapovan

  • 4-5 hours overnight camp

  • Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gaumukh, the source of the Ganges. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan. One of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. Today we traverse the entire Gangotri glacier to reach Tapovan. Arrive Tapovan and camp, Dinner and overnight camp.

  • Day 6

    Tapovan overnight camp

  • Day free to explore the area, one can read, meditate, walk to the base of high peaks and explore high altitude flora and fauna. Evening encounter the most panoramic sunset on high peaks. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 7


  • 5-6 hours

  • 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), Meals and overnight in camp.

  • Day 8

    Nandanvan/Basuki Tal/Nandanvan

  • 7-8 hoursS overnight camp

  • A full Day walks to the picturesque Vasuki Tal. The trail follows a grassy ridge running parallel to the Chaturangi glaciers, across a small glacieroded valley to Vasuki tal. It then continues along the lateral moraine of the Chaturangi glacier to views of Mt. Satopanth. Return to camp. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 9


  • 4-5 hours overnight camp

  • Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks, After breakfast trek to down to Bhojbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 10

    Bhojbasa / Gangotri / Uttarkashi

  • 7-8 hours overnight Guest House

  • Morning after breakfast trek to down to Gangotri. Latter drive to Uttrakashi, Enroute stop at Gangnani for a refreshing bath. Arrive Uttrakashi and check in guest house. Meals and overnight guest house.

  • Day 11

    Uttarkashi/ Rishikesh

  • 6-7 Hours

  • After morning breakfast, drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute, Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrivel at Rishikesh.