Source of Ganges (Gomukh)

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In India, Ganga is considered as living goddess. The river is originated from Gomukh glacier in Himalayas. It is the popular pilgrims of the nation and people visit this place to see the source of holy river Ganga. This river occupies the special importance in Hindu religion as they believe it is the only goddess that is visible. Its water is used to pure homes and soul. Gaumukh is the center where Ganga originates itself from the glacier of Himalaya. Indian mythology believes that Garhwal Himalayas is the base of gods as several pilgrims initiate from here. During invasion to these destinations, you will reconnoiter about the formation of river Ganga. According to the history the national river of India came down on earth after extended liturgy of Bhagirathi at Gangotri. From here this place is known for orientation of Ganga. Trek starts from Gangotri and then you take little up to Gaumukh which is the source of Ganga. It is situated at the elevation of 3,890 meters and as compare to other treks it is challenging. It is good to trek this route during the months of March to November because winters causes snowfall, landslides and other problems. This relishing terminal offers some awesome views of different alluring peaks including Mt. Shivling also see green forests and shining meadows. Pure your mind & get salvation by seeing the deity of Hindu mythology with the elegant package of 'Sources of Ganges (Gaumukh)' via Royal India Travel.

Days-1 : Arrive Delhi.

Our representative will meet you at the airport on your arrival to Delhi. You will make a check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Days-2 : Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh.

After breakfast, we will take you drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar, upon reaching to Rishikesh you will be check in to hotel. In the evening, discover the local sightseeing /nearby places. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Days-3 : Rishikesh – Uttarkashi (170 kms/ 4-5 hrs) Panch-kedar.

Post breakfast, we will start the 3rd day with drive to Uttarkashi, which will take approx 7-8 hours to reach. You will be transfer to hotel, after arrival to Uttarkashi. For local sightseeing evening time is kept vacant. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.

Days-4 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri (3048 m/ 10,000 ft) Drive (95 kms)

We will proceed to Gangotri enroute to Harsil early in the morning which is approx 25 km prior Gangotri (3048 mt) by covering approx 95km in total 4 to 5 hrs. Check into the hotel for night stay upon arrival.

Days-5 : Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) – Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 13 kms trek/5-6 hrs)

After breakfast, journey heads to Bhojwasa via Chirbasa (3600 mt.) We will proceed towards Chirbasa track from Gangotri, which is on tree line. Today’s trek is around the crispy river of Bhagirathi. The terrain ahead of Chirbasa is so infertile. Many trekkers named this barren land as Artic Tundra. A further trek to Bhojwasa begins from Chirbasa. Decked up with dense forest, upon arriving to Bhojwasa, there is a small temple, near the river you can position campsite. We make our camp base down the river side for adventure. Explore local in the spare time of afternoon. Enjoy the sunset on the Bhagirathi group of peaks. Overnight stay in tents with dinner served.

Days-6 : Bhojwassa – Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft) – Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft) Panch-kedar.

We will proceed to Gomukh trek, the source of the Ganges (3890 mt) after having breakfast. After traverse through Gomukh, we will move to the pleasant spot laced with bubbling streams and large meadows of Tapovan. One can locate blue mountain goats on the mountain ranges. Overnight stay at the camp with Dinner.

Days-7 : Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)

Discover the Meru & Kriti Glacier, relax and acclimatize in the middle mountain landscape, magnificent peaks clad with snow and flora & fauna. Night halt in the camp with dinner provided.

Days-8 : Tapovan – Bhojwassa (Trek 4-5 hrs) Panch-kedar

Enjoy the sunrise on high peaks fresh in the morning. Trek down to Bhojwassa after breakfast. Upon reaching to the destination camp at Bhojwassa, enjoy the overnight stay at the camp with dinner.

Days-9 : Bhojwassa – Gangotri (Trek 4-5 hrs)

Welcome morning with the shine of sunrise, trek down to the Gangotri, camp is available for dinner and night halt.

Days-10 : Gangotri – Uttarkashi.

In the morning, drive to Uttarkashi, after breakfast. Upon arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Days-11 : Uttarkashi – Haridwar – Delhi.

Via Haridwar, drive to Delhi after morning breakfast. Transfer to hotel on arrival for overnight stay.

Days-12 : Delhi Departure.

As planned schedule, transfer to international airport to catch your flight.

- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)

- Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)

- Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)

- All necessary permits and entry fees.

- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

- Mountaineering qualified professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.

- TTH Staff insurance.

- Any kind of personal expenses.

- Food during the transit.

- Insurance.

- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.

- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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