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Source of GangePilgrimage trail and base of Shivaling peak-Tapovan

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.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

  • Departure Dates: Season: PricePersonTotal
    09 June - 23 Sept  2,355.00
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    6 Sept - 20 Sept  2,355.00
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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost per person—- €2470 based on 3 person
Cost per person—- €2665 based on 2 person

Formed groups: If the proposed dates doesn’t suite to those who are already formed group of individuals, families, friends, club or corporates, we can tailor their trip for the date that match to their holidays schedule for the suitable period when your trip can be conducted.

Cost Include

  • 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

Cost Exclude

  • International flight ticket,
  • Monument fees.
  • Visa and airport tax.
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and evacuation.
  • Porters to carry your personal gears
  • Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
  • Tipping



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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

3: Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub to change in case of strike, civil war threaten, you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience and co-operate with the situation, while travelling to rural and isolated area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone. Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

It is h3ly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in Delhi / Rishikesh / Haridwar, In hilly area there are limited choices of accommodation sub. to the each places. Neat and clean local standards of hotels, Fixe camps or guest houses will be provided.

While traveling Indian vegetarian meals is served, Non veg. is strictly forbidden due to religious mater. Indian recipes are bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub. to the schedule.

While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen team with all necessary items including two men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items. Our chef will prepare verities of Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian meals, Chefs on trek are used to cook for the western guest and pay their attention to dose the spice, Breakfast and dinner will be served at camp, lunch is always packed, Afternoon snacks is served with hot beverages as of tea and coffee.

Sub. to the number of person in group, for 2 to 4 + guide by Toyota Innova / Scorpio / Zylo. for more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns, winter and spring season, when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicle have the heating facilities except while uphill drive .

When trekking your baggage will be transported by Mule / horse and Porters for second part from day 8 onward.

you can face land slide due to rainfall and can be blocked for a days or more, you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Here road are rough, and are being widen, So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.
Warm jacket type of gore axe or else ,Pull over, Trek suite, Raincoat, trekking shoes, Sneakers for river crossing, Camp shoes, Gloves, pairs of warm socks + normal socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, Sun hat + cap, sun cream, stick to protect the lips, long and short sleeves Shirts- Loose trousers, breathable water proof over , trousers , Washing kit, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, battery Charger , day sac, water bottle, pair of gaiters , walking sticks if one required, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Sleeping bag (-10/-15°C ) small pillow if you required , A light towel, a knife, a role of toilet paper, a plastic bowl for shaving ( for men, a large plastic bag to protect your clothing inside the bag, wet tissue paper, fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money, Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it .