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Trek to Source of River Ganges

Trek to Source of River Ganges

Duration: 14 days / 13 Nights
Price: $ On Request
Best Season: SEPTEMBER- NOVEMBER & MARCH - JUNE

Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the most meaningful and attractive trekking destination to explore the Himalayan foothills. It is famed for the sacred abode of Gods is also popular for astonishing trekking experiences. Tapovan has attracted travelers and trekkers since time immemorial only because of its sheer captivating beauty with the Gangotri glacier falling thousands of feet below, melting as Bhagirathi at Gaumukh. Gomukhi is the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi River, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft (4,023 m)

 

River Ganges is the national river of India and Gangotri one of the holy places for Hindu pilgrims who travel to this place to see the origin of Mother Ganga. The Sources of Ganges trek follow the Ganges and will take you to its source at Gomukh. This tour will give a lifetime experience. This trek offers enthralling views of Gangotri groups of peak and Mount Shivling. It is one of the beautiful treks that give a brief introduction about the Holy River Ganges.

 

Dayara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The trek goes through open land and dense forest at different places ending up at at the vast expanse of lush green meadows.  This breathtaking location is nestled amidst towering snow-peaked mountains Amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most breathtaking.

TREK TO SOURCE OF RIVER GANGES

GARHWAL HIMALAYAS IN UTTARAKHAND

(DISTRICT UTTARKASHI, GANGOTRI REGION GREAT HIMALAYAN RANGE, UTTRAKHAND)

BEST SEASON -  SEPTEMBER- NOVEMBER & MARCH - JUNE

NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 14 Days/ 13 Nights

ACTIVITY: Trekking, Cultural, Historic Temples, Heritage

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

               * 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

               *  White water rafting at Rishikesh.

 

DAY

SKETCH ITINERARY

MEAL

1

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

2

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

Breakfast

3

Drive from Haridwar to Harsil (189 KMS/6-7HRS)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9

Acclimatization Day & Explore  Bhujbasa & Gaumukh [3892M]

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10

Trek to Tapovan (4500M] (9KMS/ 5HRS)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11

Tapovan & around exploration day

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12

Descend down to Chirbasa  (10KMS/ 4HRS)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

14

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

Breakfast,

Day 01:  Arrival at Haridwar Railway Station/ Dehradun Airport & Arrive Haridwar/Rishikesh & Transfer to Hotel 

* Arrival at Haridwar Railway station/ Dehradun Airport& transfer to Rishikesh.
* Late afternoon, Visit Lakshman Jhulla, Market, Shwargashram, Ram Jhulla, Gita Bhawan and Parmarth Niketan. At sunset, watch and participate in “Aarti” at Triveni Ghat.
* Dinner and Overnight stay in Rishikesh

Meals: No Meal 

DAY 02: CULTURAL VISITS - HARIDWAR WALK TOUR

* In the morning a basic Yoga session for an hour at the river banks
* Breakfast at Hotel
* Proceed to explore Haridwar by walking.
* Enjoy the most beautiful places.

HARIDWAR WALKING TOUR: Starting from Kotwali police station walk in Bara Bazaar Street. Later visit Mansa Devi Temple by cable car.
* Come back to the hotel.
* Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Meals: - (Breakfast Only)

Day 03:  Drive Haridwar – Harsil

* We leave for the base camp early morning around 7 a.m.
* Lunch en route ahead of Harsil.
* Over Night stay

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04:  Drive to Base Camp at Barsu/ Start Trek to Barnala Tal 

* We leave early morning around 7 a.m.
* Arrive at the base camp at village Barsu (2100m) around 8:30 a.m. and Start trek to Barnala Tal Camp I.
* Over Night stay

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek to Dayara Bugyal

Trek to Dayara Bugyals is one of the less known & most spectacular and impressive treks of the Gangotri Region. In local dialect, Bugyal means ‘high altitude meadow’. In other words, Dayara Bugyal is to Uttaranchal what Khajjiar (Dalhousie) is to Himachal Pradesh.

Day 05: Camp IN – Dayara Bugyal (Camp Ii) Trek

* After camp I, the route is a lovely gradual traverse climbing to Dayara Bugyals. Fantastic views of the Himalayan range.

* Finest day that everybody will look forward to. Closest views of Mt. Bandarpoonch range of peaks, Mt. Sri Kanta, Mt Gangotri group of peaks and Mt Jaonli.

* Dinner and overnight in tents

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Day Hike Towards Bakariya Top for Fine Photography Session

* Day free for exploring the high altitude meadows with spectacular views of the Gangotri glacier peaks.

EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAN PEAKS

MT. KALANAG (6387M), MT. BANDARPOONCH-II (6316M), MT. WHITE PEAK (6102M), MT. SRI KANTA (6132M), MT. GANGOTRI-I(6672M), MT. GANGOTRI-II (6599M), MT. GANGOTRI-III(6577M), MT. JAONLI(6632M), MT. DRAUPADI KA DANDA(5724M).

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Trek to Village Barsu  & Drive to Harsil

* A very interesting descends and then traversing to the base camp via camp - This area is rich in birdlife.
* Drive to Harsil
* Arrive by afternoon and check into the fixed camp/ lodge.
* After lunch at leisure to walk around & explore
* Dinner and overnight stay at the base camp

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Harsil – Gangotri Start Trek to Bhujbasa

* Post Breakfast, drive to Gangotri
* Start trek to Bhujbasa
* Starting with an easy climb, the route is filled with unexpected delights as the gorgeous and magnificent scenery unfolds itself with every step. Five kilometers from Gangotri, clothed in the greenery of the pines and close to the imposing pillars of glacial clay, is Chirbasa. An excellent camping spot

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY / EXPLORE  BHUJBASA & GAUMUKH  

* Explore the Bhujbasa & Gaumukh

DAY 10: TREK TO TAPOVAN

Tapovan has attracted travelers and trekkers since time immemorial only because of its sheer captivating beauty with the Gangotri glacier falling thousands of feet below, melting as Bhagirathi at Gaumukh. If you are trekker have you ever visited Tapovan if not holiday moods is giving you a chance to trek at Gaumukh

Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 11: Tapovan & Around Exploration Day 

Day 12: Descend Down to Chirbasa

Day 13: Descend to Gangotri  DRIVE TO HARSIL

Day 14 Drive Harsil to Dehradun & Departure 

* Post breakfast, drive to Dehradun
* Drop at Dehradun Airport/ Haridwar Railway station to board the Train for onward destination

Meals: - (Breakfast)

* We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics 

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

Prices Inclusions

 

PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON BASIS (IN USD)

On Request

PRICE INCLUDES


*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

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