Gangotri - Gaumukh - NandanBan - Tapovan - Trek

This trek is best recommended for adventure lovers fond of rock- climbing, boulder- hopping and glacier traversing. It is also a treat for nature lovers due to the range and diversity of plant and animal life. Herds of Bharal (Blue Mountain Goat) are often spotted on these mountain ridges. Abundance of Silver Birch has given birth to the name Bhojkharak, while chirbasa is also called because of the clumps of blue pine in the region. The trek starts at Gangotri with a pleasant undulating 14 kms walk to Bhojbasa, for an overnight halt.
The next day involves a short 4 kms trek to Gaumukh sources of the holy Ganga, and a 6 kms hike to Nandanvan over boulders and morraine. Tents may be pitched near a beautiful crystal clear stream here. The view of various Himalayn peaks, particularly Shivling is fabulous.
The next day witnesses glaciers traverse as one crosses to over Tapovan, the meditating grounds of sages and saints. A night halt at Bhojwasa, and the trek is completed by returning to base at Gangotri.

General Information

Location: Garhwal Himalaya
Type: Moderate to Strenuous
Altitude: 4500 mts.
Best Season: June & September
Duration: 08 Days
Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Rishikesh - Gangotri
Morning drive to Gangotri 270 kms. Lunch will be served enroute.Dinner & overnight in Gangotri.
Day 2 Gangotri - Bhojwasa
Gangotri Nandanvan Trek, after breakfast we undertake acclimatization/load ferry trek to Nandanvan/ Tapovan (4460 m) with packed lunch at Bhojwasa dinner & overnight stay.
Day 3 Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan
09 Kms trek 03-04 hrs Trek to Gaumukh and Tapovan. From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating, with praying pilgrims and half-naked saddhus meditating along the banks of the tumultuous stream that pours out of the glacier. The trail crosses Gangotri moraines before reaching Tapovan and its gorgeous meadows, furrowed with streams and scattered with flowers.
Day 4 Tapovan
A whole a at Tapovan.
Day 5 Tapovan - Gaumukh - Nandanvan
Trek to Nandanvan 8 kms through Gangotri Glacier, with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.
Day 6 Nandanvan - Bhojwasa
12-km trek to Bhojwasa with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Bhojwasa.
Day 7 Bhojwasa - Gangotri
Trek to Gangotri 14 kms with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Gangotri.
Day 8 Gangotri - Rishikesh
250 kms drive to Haridwar . Lunch en route. On arrival transfer to the station time to catch train for delhi.
Required Trekking Gear
* Trekking Shoes.
* Warm Clothes including Inner, Pullover, Jackets and Cap.
* Trousers, Shorts and T-Shirts, Cotton Socks.
* Wind and Rain Suit.
* Personal First Aid Kit & Personal toiletries.
* Backpacks for Clothes, water bottle, Torch & Camera

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