Dehdradun is easily accessible by road, rail and air from Delhi and other major cities in India.
The Nanda Devi Express , departing from Delhi at night, is one of the recommended options to get to Dehradun.
This 8-day trek is perfect for adventure seekers. The trek begins in Gangotri, from where you trek to Gaumukh and then to Tapovan. This dramatic trek takes you through dense Himalayan forests, by the roaring Bhagirathi River, across the tree line into a dreamlike landscape of the Tapovan summit. You get to take a dip at the origin of the Bhagirathi River at Gaumukh Glacier, spend a day on the surreal meadows of Tapovan and explore its flora and fauna, all the while in the company of some of the most beautiful views of the imposing Himalayan peak.
The two main destinations of this trek are Gaumukh and Tapovan. Gaumukh is a glacier located at an altitude of 12,795 feet. It is the source of the holy river of Bhagirathi which is one of the two headstreams of the Ganges River. It is held in high esteem by Hindu devotees. Tapovan, on the other hand, is an alpine meadow summit, located at an elevation of 14,222 feet. It also acts as a base camp for the Shivling Peak.
You will also see some of the most iconic views on this trek, like the Bhagirathi Peaks I, II, and III, and the famous peaks of Shivling, Meru and Sumeru which are some of the hardest climbing routes in the world.
Bathe at one of the sources of the Ganges River. | Spend a day at the high altitude meadows of Tapovan. | Trek along the roaring Bhagirathi River, through dense forests and across the tree line on the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek. | Experience the surreal landscape of the Himalayas including the Bhagirathi Peaks and Shivling, Meru and Sumeru.
Today, you will be driven to Gangotri from Dehradun. It is an 8 hrs drive of around 242 kms. The route will take you through Uttarkashi. You will even make a stop at Gangnani which is known for its natural hot water springs. Overnight at a guesthouse in Gangotri.
Note: In case the time does not permit, you will spend the night in Gangnani at a guesthouse and drive to Gangotri the next morning.
Overnight at a guesthouse in Gangotri.
Today's meal package includes only dinner. It will be served at the guest house in Gangotri.
For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek: 100% refund.
For cancellations made 15-29 days before departure of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek: no refund.
In case of no show: no refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting the cost of accommodation, travel and other expenses already incurred by the tour operator.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Consumption of cigarettes and other tobacco products is not recommended.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Gaumukh Tapovan trek.