Ganga a holiest river drains a large portion of India, hence worshiped as mother Ganga. It rises in the icy caves of Gaumukh in the snout of the Gangotri. Groups of pilgrims and saints (Sadhu) can be seen paying homage in various temples and on the banks of the Ganges .After Gangotri glacier, Tapovan has attracted the trekkers since time immemorial because of its sheer captivity beauty with Gangotri glacier and high mountains around.
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Day 2: Delhi to Rishikesh, 224kms
Day 3: Rishikesh-Ghuttu (1500m) 156kms
Day 4: Ghuttu-Bhairon Chatti (2400m) 5 to 6 hrs. trek 1
Day 5: Bhairon Chatti to Buddha Kedar (1500m), 5 to 6 hrs. Trek 2
Day 6: Buddha Kedar to Belak (2400m), 6 hrs. Trek 3
Day 7: Belak to Malla (1500m)4 hrs. Trek 4 & Drive to Gangotri (3100m), 80 km/3 to 4 hrs.
Day 8: Gangotri to Bhujbasa (3800m), 5 hrs. Trek 5
Day 9: Bhujbasa to Tapovan (4400m) 4-5 hrs. Trek 6
Day 10: Tapovan (4400m) 5 hrs. Trek 7
Day 11: Tapovan-Chirbassa (3100m) 6-7 hrs. Trek 8
Day 12: Chirbassa-Gangotri-Uttarkashi, 100 km. 4-6 hrs. Trek 9 & Drive
Day 13: Uttarkashi—Rishikesh, 150 km. 5-6 hrs. by road
Day 14: Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23kms
Day 15: Haridwar-Delhi, 240 km. 6 hrs. by train
Day 1:-Arrive at Delhi
Reception at the airport, transfer to the hotel, overnight at hotel
Day 2:-Delhi to Rishikesh, 224kms
Drive to Rishikesh, afternoon check in at the hotel.
Explore Rishikesh: “Sanctuary of Saints and Sadhus” Rishikesh is situated on the bank of river Ganga and is surrounded on three sides by the Himalayan ranges. It is a great pilgrimage centre of India, also visit ancient temples and Ashrams. At Trivani Ghat, by the evening is held the “Ganga Aarti”, which is most fascinating religious ritual in the world. The Grand Aarti is the prayer in which the religious songs are chanted in the praise of the Goddess Ganga, the pilgrims light a bowl of butter lamp with fresh flowers in it and offer it to the Goddess by floating to into the river.
Day 3:-Rishikesh-Ghuttu (1500 m), 156kms
Departure, early morning by the road to Ghuttu, overnight stay in the lodge or campsite in Ghuttu.
Day 4:-Ghuttu-Bhairon Chatti (2400 m), 5 to 6 hours; trek 1
The trek begins going through farms, fields and many villages and temples. Arrival at the top of a peak, we will carry out a walk through a Pine forest before reaching Bhairon Chatti. Camping
Day 5:-Bhairon Chatti to Buddha Kedar (1500 m), 5 to 6 hours; Trek 2
Slope down through forest and fields. Crossing of the Ball Ganga River, camping beside the traditional village of Budha Kedar, we will visit the temple dedicated to Shiva.
Day 6:-Buddha Kedar to Belak (2400 m), 6 hours; Trek 3
Climbing to the last pass of this first trek, partly through the forest. Slope down through the fields and some villages. Camping close to the village of Belak
Day 7:-Belak to Malla (1500 m) 4 hours; Trek 4. Gangotri (3100 m), 80 kms, 3 to 4 hours by the road
Slope down through many villages until Bhagirathi River. Climbing to the village of Malla, end of the first trek, transfer by vehicle to the temple of Gangotri. Overnight stay in a lodge
Day 8:-Gangotri to Bhujbasa (3800 m), 5 hours; Trek 5
Upstream to Bhagirathi River, passes through the Chir Bassa (Pine Jungle), further Bhujbassa (Birch Jungle), this trek is a beautiful feeling of spirituality. The sun kissing Himalayan peaks all above 6000m, stand over there as sentinels of valley of Gods, overnight in camp or lodge.
Day 9: Bhujbasa to Tapovan (4400 m), 4to 5 hours; Trek 6
The climbing continues in the direction of Gaumukh (3900 m). Around 4100m, it is necessary to cross the glacier to gain the left bank. Follow a short but stiff slope to the meadows of Tapovan, ultimate goal of our tour.
Day 10:-Tapovan (4400 m), 5 hours; Trek 7
Full day to explore the beautiful place in the lap of Shivling peak, this is an excellent place to feel pin drop silence of majestic Himalayas and supernatural powers. One can trek towards Meru glacier, up to 5000mtrs.
Day 11:-Tapovan-Chirbassa (3100m), 6 to 7 hours; Trek 8
Trek back to Chirbassa, overnight at camp
Day 12:-Chirbassa-Gangotri-Uttarkashi, 100 km; 4 to 6 hours; Trek 9 and Drive
Trek to Gangotri, a small animated city, which extends till the Ganges edge. Many temples are disseminated in the city, overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13:-Uttarkashi—Rishikesh, 150 km; 5 to 6 hours by road
Road in direction of Rishikesh, afternoon visit the Temples and the Ashrams, rest time at leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14:-Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23kms
Full day excursion to the ancient temples and Ghats.
Haridwar: Haridwar literally means, “The Gateway to God”. Town stands on the right bank of the Ganges at the foot of Shivalik mountain. It has been a sacred place from time immemorial and is one of the most important pilgrimage on the Ganges. It is one of the four pilgrim Centre (others are Prayag, Ujjain and Nashik) where Kumbha is held every twelve year. According to mythological belief millions of Hindus take a holy dip in the sacred river of Ganges, seeking emancipation from the worldly sins. Meditation or worship at Har-ki-Pauri is one of the most fascinating religious ritual in the world. The Grand Aarti (religious prayer) on the Ghat of the Ganges when charged with the emotions, the air resounds with the music and the chants offored as a worship to the Goddess Ganga. By the evening the pilgrims float hundreds of little flower bowls into the river with oil lamps. Also visit the Daksha Mahadevi temple; night in hotel.
Day 15:-Haridwar-Delhi, 240 km; 6 hours by train
Morning train to Delhi, check in at the hotel, half day visit to the Red fort, Jama Masjid and Shanti Van; rest time free, evening transfer to an international airport, flight to onward destination.
Ground transport as per itinerary.
Airport / Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
Train Delhi- Haridwar-Delhi
AC chair car seat in train.
English speaking local Guide
Twin sharing room in a 3 star hotel
Twin sharing specious tent & foam mattress
Dinning tent for 4 person onward, 2/3 person will eat in kitchen tent.
All meals during trekking-lunch will be served as packed
During the trek transport by jeep/pony, mule or porter
Kitchen team with all necessary items
Camping fee / permit
Medical box with oxygen cylinder
International flight ticket,
Visa and airport tax.
Beverages and personal expenses.
Medical expenses and evacuation.
Porters to carry your personal gears
Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
Region: Uttranchal (Garhwal)
Season: May- June & September to October
Duration: 15 days
Grand Pilgrimage centers of Haridwar, Rishikesh and Gangotari
Terraced fields and typical villages.
Trekking following the pilgrimage trail till Gangatori glacier (Gaumukh) and above.
Interaction with pilgrims and holy Saints ( Sadhu )
Stunning view of mighty Himalayan peaks from Taopban .
Participating the evening ceremonies at the pilgrimage site.