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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Dehradun to Gangotri

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Gangotri

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Gangotri to Chirbasa
    Day 3 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Chirbasa to Bhojbasa
    Day 4 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan
    Day 5 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Rest day at Tapovan
    Day 6 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Tapovan to Bhojbasa
    Day 7 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Bhojbasa to Gangotri
    Day 8 of the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Gangotri to Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Gaumukh Tapovan trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveller.
    • Gaumukh Tapovan Himalayas Mountains Snow Dehradun Uttarakhand Trekking The Great Next
    • Gaumukh Tapovan Himalayas Mountains Snow Dehradun Uttarakhand Trekking The Great Next
    • Gaumukh Tapovan Himalayas Mountains Snow Dehradun Uttarakhand Trekking The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Dehradun and back in SUV, tempo traveller or a similar private shared vehicle

    • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 8
    • Accommodation for 7 nights in guesthouse/tents on triple/quad sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek, if needed
    • Oxygen cylinders
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel between your home city and Dehradun

    • Meals during the transit
    • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, extra meals and beverages, etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Accommodation in Dehradun
    • Porter/mule service to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 250 per day per bag not exceeding 12 kgs)
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Long sleeve t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Downfeather or hollofil jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support and flip flops
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.
    • Restrictive clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport vehicle from Dehradun to the start point and back
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek, if needed
    • First Aid Kit, including oxygen cylinder

    You need to get

    • Backpack (with rain cover)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottles
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, dry fruits etc.)
    • Cold cream
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towels and napkins
    • Sun-cap/sunglasses
    • Towel
    • Personal medical kit (Diamox, Crocin, Avomine, Avil 25mg, Combiflam, Disprin, Digene, Norflox TZ or Lomofen, ORS, Omes, Gauze, Band aids, Cotton, Betadine, Moov or Volini, Knee caps, etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.