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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Vasuki Lake is a thrilling adventure which is quite unique from other treks in the region. It lets you experience the varying landscape of the Himalayas. The trek begins in a dense forest and goes through desolate desert, over surreal glaciers and high altitude meadows. It also offers some of the most stunning views of the Himalayas, including the famous peaks of Mt. Shivling, Mt. Thalay Sagar, Mt. Meru and the Bhagirathi group. You will visit the source of the Ganga River, spend a night in the shade of Mt. Shivling, and trek across the Meru Glacier and through the lush meadows of Tapovan. The highlight of this trek, however, is the high altitude Vasuki Tal, from where you will get some of the most dramatic views of the Himalayas.

    Destination

    On this 9-day trek to Vasuki Tal, you will visit and explore some brilliant landscapes of the Himalayas. You will summit Vasuki Tal which is a high altitude glacial lake at 14,200 feet. It is at the foot of Mt. Satopanth and Vasuki Parbat. You will also visit Gaumukh which is the source of the Ganga River and a holy site for Hindu devotees. And you will trek through Tapovan, which is a high altitude meadow dotted here and there with wildflowers. Explore the dramatic Himalayan landscape on this trek to Vasuki Tal.

    Destination highlights

    Spend a night at the foot of Mt. Shivling. | Trek across the sprawling Meru Glacier. | Visit the source of the Ganges River at Gaumukh. | Trek to the high altitude Vasuki Tal. | Explore the lush meadows of Tapovan.

    Activity Details

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    14200

    11204

    66 kms

    37 hrs

    11 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Arrive in Gangotri

    You'll report at the hotel in Gangotri by 15:00 hrs and check in. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Gangotri. Be sure to visit the local market and the temples in town. Overnight in hotel at Gangotri.

    Overnight in hotel at Gangotri.

    No meals will be provided at the hotel.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Gangotri

    Gangotri

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Acclimatization
    Day 3 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Gangotri to Bhojbasa via Chirbasa
    Day 4 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Bhojbasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh
    Day 5 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Tapovan to Nandanvan via Meru Glacier
    Day 6 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Summit to Vasuki Tal
    Day 7 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Nandanvan to Chirbasa
    Day 8 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Chirbasa to Gangotri
    Day 9 of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: Depart from Gangotri
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-29 days before departure of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    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

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Insurance is mandatory for all international as well as domestic travellers (can be arranged for INR 734)

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek. Travellers with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, blood pressure, heart ailments or spinal problems are advised to consult with their personal physician before booking this trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Vasuki Tal via Tapovan trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
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    • Vasuki Tal Tapovan Gaumukh Ganga Meru Glacier Shivling Peak Lake Snow Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Vasuki Tal Tapovan Gaumukh Ganga Meru Glacier Shivling Peak Lake Snow Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Vasuki Tal Tapovan Gaumukh Ganga Meru Glacier Shivling Peak Lake Snow Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Vasuki Tal Tapovan Gaumukh Ganga Meru Glacier Shivling Peak Lake Snow Uttarakhand The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Dome tents on twin sharing basis, including sleeping bags and mattresses

    • Hotel stay in Gangotri for Day 1, 2, and 9 on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Meals as per menu during the trip starting from lunch on Day 3 to dinner on Day 9
    • Safety and trekking equipment: microspikes, gaiters, helmets, harnesses, etc. as required
    • Services of certified and experienced trek guide and support crew
    • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies and equipment
    • All required camping equipment
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Hotel meals in Gangotri

    • Transport from home city to the starting point
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, gratuity tips, etc.
    • Meals during road journeys/drives, if any
    • Any kind of insurance (can be arranged for INR 734)
    • Offloading of personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 4284)
    • Inner line permits for foreign nationals
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof down jacket
    • Inner thermals
    • Sweater
    • Woollen cap
    • Sunglasses/sun-cap
    • Muffler
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Woollen socks
    • Trekking pants
    • Full sleeved t-shirts
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Gaiters/balaclava
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Demins or any other restrictive clothing
    • Shorts, slippers/sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc.
    • First aid kit
    • Safety and trekking equipment: microspikes, gaiters, helmets, harnesses, etc.
    • Services of certified and experienced trek guide and support crew

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (50-60 ltrs)
    • Cold cream
    • Water bottle/bladder
    • Waterproof bags
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Power bank
    • Government issued ID card
    • Personal toiletries including toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Dry snacks and electrol powder
    • UV sunglasses
    • Trekking pole/stick
    • Medical and disclaimer certificate
    • Travel insurance

    Medical Kit

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