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Trek To Source Of River Ganges

time-raw2 weeks
Starting point
Dehradun Airport

Discover the source of India`s national river, River Ganges on a trekking expedition of Uttarakhand. On this trip, you will marvel at the beautiful Gangotri glacier which gives rise to River Bhagirathi at Gaumukh. En route, you will have a view of Gangotri groups of peak and Mount Shivling as you follow the source of this holy River at Gomukh. See other sites including; Pashupati Nath Temple, Gau Ghat & Har Ki Pauri and witness the Aarti ceremony in Haridwar.

What to expect?

BEST SEASON : September - November & March - June


  • Rishikesh visit Lakshman Jhulla, Shwargashram, Ram Jhulla, Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh
  • Evening ceremony of Ganga Aarti in Haridwar
  • Haridwar walk tour- Visit Pashupati Nath Temple, Gau Ghat & Har Ki Pauri.
  • Trekking experience of Dayara Bugyals- Fantastic views of the Himalayan range
  • Spectacular views of the Gangotri glacier peaks


Day 1: Arrival at Dehradun airport/ Haridwar Railway Station and transfer to hotel & experience of “Aarti” ceremony in the evening.

Day 2: Full day explore Haridwar- Cultural visits of temples, ghats, ceremonies etc.

Day 3: Drive from Haridwar to Harsil (189 KMS/6-7HRS).

Day 4: Drive to base camp at Barsu (241KMS/8HRS) / start trek to Barnala tal (Camp I) 2880M TREK 6KMS/ 4HRS.

Day 5: Trek from Camp I to Dayara bugyals (Camp II) TREK 7KMS/ 4HRS- Enjoy the closest views of Mt. Bandarpoonch range of peaks.

Day 6: Day hike towards Bakariya top for fine photography session- Spectacular views of the Gangotri glacier peaks.

Day 7: Trek down the ridge on the route to Barsu village (2620M) & Drive to Harsil (70 KMS/ 3HRS).

Day 8: Drive from Harsil to Gangotri (DRIVE 20KMS/ 1HR) then start trek to Bhujbasa [3792M) & TREK 14 KMS/ 5HRS ).

Day 9: Acclimatization Day & Explore Bhujbasa & Gaumukh [3892M].

Day 10: Trek to Tapovan (4500M] (9KMS/ 5HRS).

Day 11: Tapovan & around exploration day.

Day 12: Descend down to Chirbasa (10KMS/ 4HRS).

Day 13: Descend to Gangotri (9KMS/ 3HRS ) and drive to Harsil

Day 14: Drive from Harsil to Dehradun airport for departure (206KMS/ 6HRS )

What is included?


  • Accommodation on twin/ double sharing basis in unique experiential lodges/ hotels
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Trekking on full board basis
  • 10 Kgs baggage allowance while on the trek
  • Services of accompanying trip leader while on the trek (qualified mountaineering instructor)
  • Services of expert local guides
  • Trekking fees
  • Camping fees

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for small children
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

What do I need to bring?


Approximately 50 - 60 liters personal rucksack/ duffel bag

Approximately 25 liters small knapsack to carry essentials (like water bottle, rain protection, electrol powder, medicines, torch, Sun glasses, Wind-proof cheater, camera and accessories etc) We recommend to invest in LifeStraw water bottles which are perfect for converting any kind of available water into potable safe water. It removes bacteria, protozoa, and it incorporates a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor.

Plate, spoon, mug

  • Personal sleeping bag (Can be provided on request)
  • Carry mattress for camping (Can be provided on request)

Pairs of clothing (cotton shirts/T-shirts, cotton pants)

Full sleeve sweater/ fleece jacket -1

  • Hollofil fiber filled Jacket -1
  • Water-proof wind cheater
  • Woolen Cap / Hat
  • Strong walking boots with hard rubber soles (If possible Vibram)
  • Floaters/ sandals with back strap
  • Pairs of cotton socks
  • Hand gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Poly bags 10 kgs x 5 no. for packing things for rain protection
  • Flashlight/ Head Lamp (with extra cells)
  • Personal Rain protection - Water proof sheet/ poncho
  • Plastic cord (for packing)
  • Dark Sun glasses (not blue)
  • Light towel, personal medicines, toilet kit, toilet paper roll, writing material, cold cream
  • Mosquito repellent, thread, needle, safety pins, buttons, rubber bands, peppermints, small knife
  • Salt, sugar, lime juice, glucose powder etc.
  • Dry ration like toffees, chocolates, namkeen, dry fruits etc.
  • Sun block factor 70
  • Personal medication/ first aid kit
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory card
  • Altimeter / Thermometer

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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