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.
BEST SEASON : September - November & March - June
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 )
CHECK LIST FOR THINGS TO CARRY
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
Pairs of clothing (cotton shirts/T-shirts, cotton pants)
Full sleeve sweater/ fleece jacket -1