Gaumukh Tapovan Trek, Uttrakhand

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Availability : Sept. & Oct. 2019 (Refer Available Dates Section; Booking Open)
Min Age : 14+
Max People : 20

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Difficulty Level:
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult
Available Dates
4 Oct. - 9 Oct.(Open)
11 Oct. - 16 Oct.(Open)
18 Oct. - 23 Oct.(Open)
24 Oct. - 29 Oct.(Open)
Trek Summary

Region: Uttarakhand
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Max Altitude: 14,600 Ft.
Trekking Km: 46 Km.
Trail Type: Back and Forth. The trek starts and ends at Gangotri
Railway Station: Dehradun, Haridwar & Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to the base camp
Air Port: Jollygrant airport is the nearest airport
Road : Dehradun is well connected to Delhi
Base Camp: Gangotri
Best Season: May, June, Mid August to October
Snow: Mid December to Mid June
Services from: Dehradun to Dehradun
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg)
Stay: Guest house, Camping

Please note the trek price excludes 5% GST

2019 - Best Trekking locations of Uttrakhand

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek, Uttrakhand

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek takes you encompassing the Gangotri glacier to the site traditionally believed to be the delta of the holy river Ganga. 

The Gangotri glacial area is nearly 24 km long and 6 to 8 km wide, rising from Gaumukh and stretching as far as the Chaukhamba around Badrinath. The enchanting beauty of the trek is a feast for the eyes with the immense backdrop of Mount Shivling.

Departure & Return Location

Dehradoon, Uttrakhand

Departure Time

The taxi will depart from the Dehradoon Railway Station at 7 am. Requesting the trekkers to arrive half an hour prior.

Mandatory Documents

1 Passport Size Photographs

Medical Certificate

Disclaimer Document

One Government Id Proof (Aadhar/Voter ID/Driving License)


Transportation Details from Dehradoon to Gangotri


Bolero/Sumo – INR 5500 (7 seats)
Innova- 9000 (7 seats)

Tempo Traveller

INR 9000 (11 seats)

Swift Dzire

INR 5500 (4 seats)

*The contact details of the driver along with the registration number of the vehilcle will be shared one day prior to all the trekkers via mail and text message by the Devadars Team. 

Please note that the transportation cost will be shared among the trekkers equally. The transportation sumtotal amount has to be given to the vehicle driver only.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Itinerary

Day 1Dehradoon to Gangotri (241 Km Drive | 7-8 Hours)

The journey for Gaumukh Tapovan will start from Dehradoon. All the participants have to reach Dehradoon Railway station at 6 am. From there a ride of 241km to Gangotri will begin. This ride will be 8 hours accustomed in the slopy mountains. The route followed: Route: Dehradun – Mussorie – Dhanulti- Chmba- Uttarkashi- Harshil – Gangotri. The local network will be available throughout.

The first major attraction of the way will be Mussorie – Queen of Hills. The Hill station offers the grand sight of Shivalik Ranges. Here we will halt for lunch break and a bit of sight-seeing through Dhanulti, Chamba, you will arrive at the land of Gods, Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi lies on the banks of river Bhagirathi. The river Bhagirath takes you to the picturesque Harshil village. Harshil is known for apple orchards.

Gangotri has situated the banks of river Bhagirathi, penetrated by pilgrims. You can wander in the local market, interact will local people. In the night have great homemade dinner and rest in the guest house. Network connectivity is adaptable here.

Day 2Gangotri to Chirbassa (4-5 Hours Trek)

After breakfast, we will commence our today’s trek in Gangotri National Park. The trail will follow through the pine forests alongside the Bhagirathi river. Today trek will have an easy ascends and will get covered in 4 – 5 hours. Enchanting Sudarshan Parbat (21,345ft) will accompany you throughout the trek. You will also come across some waterfalls and streams; refill service can be done here.

Campsite offers the first views of the Bhagirathi Sister peaks, Bhagirathi I, II and III ( 6856 m, 6512 m, & 6454 m respectively) sharing space with Manda Peak, Bhrigu Parbat etc.

Freshly prepared lunch will be served at the campsite. Overnight stay is accommodated in tents amidst Pine Forest.

Day 3Charibassa to Bhojwasa (2-3 Hours Trek)

The filtered morning rays will be your alarm clock today!! Today’s trek is of easiest ascend with gradual ascend (2-3 hours). The trek will give will you closer look to Bhagirathi peak. Once the trek is completed, you will land on plain terrain that is Bhojwassa. The tents for this day will be placed here.

Here you will find ashram, police post, and rest house, also some igloo-like houses. You can opt to stay in those houses but that require permissions.

Hot lunch will be served at the campsite. The rest of the day is to your self. Enjoy the splendid view and cold weather!

Day 4Bhojwasa - Tapovan - Bhojwasa via Gomukh (18 km | 10-11 Hours)

Today will be a demanding and longest day of the trek. So have proper food before and take some energy bars, packed lunch and enough water supple. There will be no refill service available on the way.

The trek will head to Tapovan today and coming back to Bhojwasa as well. First, the trek will go to Gomuk from Bhojwasa (5km). This will be a fairly easy trek. Gomukh is the end of the Gangotri glacier and hence the source of the divine Ganges river.

The trail from Gomukh gets steeper and filled with rock fieldstones. The rock moraines on the glacier make the climb difficult, but it also means there is no need for technical equipment. You can use a trekking pole to ease the climb. The final trek to Tapovan is rocky terrain, once you cross it you will be pleased to be in the best-known meadows with a closer view of the magnificent Mt. Shivling.

Tapovan is famous for the Sadhus who come here for meditation. It is also the base camp for the expeditions going to Mt. Shivling. It offers the direct, bigger sight of Mt. Shivling which is considered one of the most sacred and beautiful mountain.

After the difficult trek, Tapovan serves as a perfect place for solitude. Here you will find mountain goats roaming around, just as you are. Head back to Bhojwasa. Overnight stay will be arranged in tents in Bhojwasa.

Day 5Bhojwasa to Gangotri (14 Km | 6-7 Hours)

Today we will head back to Gangotri following the same route. The overall trekking distance will be 14km to be covered in 6-7 hours. Pack your lunch along with and carry some energy bars or ORS for the way. The grade will be of moderate level with a gradual descent. Accommodation will be in Guest House.

Day 6Depart for Dehradun (240 km | 8 Hours)

It is time to bid farewell. Following the same trail, all the participants will be departed to Dehradun latest by 5 pm IST.

Price Includes
  • Accommodation facility at Guest house/Home stay/Camping
  • 3 Major Delicious Veg. Meals in a Day + Eggs
  • Forest Permits and all necessary entry Tickets
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
  • Sleeping bags
  • Toilet Tent
  • Dine-in Tent
  • Crampons/Snow Cleats
  • One Professional Trek Leader, One Local Guide, One Staff member
Price Excludes
  • Personal Luggage Carrying Cost During the Trek
  • Transportation from Haridwar to Sari and Return; refer Transportation details for price breakdown
  • Personal Expense made by Trekker
  • Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation
Network Connectivity
  • N/w Available: Airtel/BSNL/Vodaphone
  • Wifi Available: No

*The network will only be limited to particular location.

To be carried by all trekkers

Trek Essentials

  • Back Pack with Rain Cover: 50 – 60 Ltr. with comfortable strap and back support Trekking pole
  • LED torch: Mandatory
  • Two water bottles: 1 litre each
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
  • T-shirts: 2 Pair of full sleeve and collared t-shirts
  • Woolen layer- 2 Pair
  • Jacket: 1 pair wind & waterproof
  • Track pants: 3 Pair
  • Poncho: 1 Pair
  • Sunglasses: Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  • Woolen Cap or Sun Cap
  • Woollen layer- 2 Pair
  • Synthetic Hand Gloves: One pair of woollen gloves and should be water-proof
  • Balaclava: one pair of Balaclava
Footwear - Mind your Steps
  • Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  • Floaters/flip-flops: 1 pair (optional)
  • Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  • Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  • Gaiters: 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Quick Hand Dry Towel

When is the best time to go for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?

The best time to travel to Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is between September to October.

How difficult is Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?

Pangarchulla Peak Trek has a moderate to difficult level of difficulty. Despite being of moderate level, it is essential to have a good physical fitness, due to weather conditions.

How much distance does a trekker has to complete in a day?

On an average – 10 to 18 Km; in 7-8 hours. The trekking can be strenuous.

Is it too cold in Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?

It is not extremely cold in Gaumukh Tapovan Trek. However, as we go higher the temperature falls to a lower grade. It is recommended to keep woollens handy.

Who will lead our Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?

All Devadars treks are leaded by professional Trek leaders who has completed Basic and Advance mountaineering courses and are certified in first-aid course, along with one local guide, cook, helper, porter and other staff.

What is the total strength of a group?

Normally, we take 10 to 15 people in a batch including males and females. We need minimum 5 to 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customised trip group size doesn’t matter.

If I am the only girl in the batch, how safe it would be for me?

Securing our trekkers is of prime importance for us. We ensure your protection all the while during the trek. There would be our persons as well, joining the trek – such as Trek Guide, Cooks, and Helpers. So there you need not to worry.

What are all the essentials do I need to carry?

All that you need to carry is well documented in the “Essentials” section. Also, once the payment is done, we will send you the list of all the required essentials on your registered email id.

Will there be a porter available to carry my bag?

Yes. However, the luggage carrying cost is not included in the package. For porter service, you have to pay extra. Also, if you think that you will be needing a porter, then it is highly advisable to inform 5 days prior before your trek commence.

Any specific footwear required for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?

There is no such hard & fast rule. For trekking – the footwear has to be good trekking shoes only. Floaters or sandals won’t be an option for trekking. Also, keep 5 pairs of warm socks with you.

What type of food will be served to us during the trek?

There would be tasty and hygienic 3-times Veg. meal that all the trekkers will be availing. Apart from this there would be morning & evening tea – coffee provided. An energy bar will also be given to all the trekkers.

Can I have non-veg. food?

Yes non-veg. food is also available, but it would be charged extra. i.e., 500/head.

Can I have bonfire?

Bonfire is not a part of the package. However, it can be accustomed as an extra demand (Chargeable*).

Do I need to carry any medicines with me?

Well, if you’re sensitive toward cold weather and felt nausea or any sort of allergy. It is advisable to carry some medicines along with you.

Can I modify the Itinerary as per my requirement?

Yes, you can!! Just drop us your requirements at [email protected] or directly call us at +91 9760478880/ +91 9818950210. We will serve you the best suitable itinerary in no time.

What is the minimum and maximum age required to join this Trek?

Minimum age is 9+ and there is no bar on maximum age. The person has to physically fit from all aspects to join this trek.

How will I fetch the details of my trek guide and transportation service?

Once, you have completed the payment process. Our team connects with you, 2 days prior your scheduled date. All the necessary information will be surpassed to you via email and text message. Apart from that our team has 24×7 connect, you may reach us anytime for any clarification.

If I am the only female trekker in the group, do I need to share the tent with mens?

No. Female trekkers will be accompanied in the tent with female trekkers only. The same is the case with male trekkers.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the original mode of payment.

If cancellations are made in the last 15 days in respect with the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, Devadars will provide you with a full amount Voucher, which can be avail on any Devadars Trek. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

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