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The Holy Ganges River is the most sanctified river according to Hindu belief. Its believe Gaumukh (Cow’s mouth), the point from where the Ganges initiates, it is considered as one of the most divine spots for Hindu devotees. Thats why the water that flows in Gangotri is termed as the purest to be used in religious rituals. During this trek tourists reach to the source of Ganga River which is originated from Gaumukh Glacier.
Gaumukh Trek includes 5 days of trekking in the marvelous Himalayan Ranges. Gangotri at an elevation of 3159m (10365) feet is in a amazing setting marking the meeting of Kedar valley and the sacred Bhagirathi River. The route of the trek passes through the abundant jungles and therefore the beautiful pastures. Best months to trek in Gangotri ar might, June and so Sept to Oct. If you choose for this Gaumukh Trek package it will be a adventurous tour for life time. You will get a chance to visit Origin of Holy Ganga River.
Pick-up from Haridwar Railway Station / Hotel and proceed to Uttarkashi. On arrival check-in to the hotel and enjoy the climate present in the region. Overnight stay at the hotel and Uttarkashi with dinner.
Early morning take (packed breakfast) and drive towards Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Around 11:00 ‘O’ Clock trek towards Bhojbasa via Chirbasa the entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Stay overnight at Bhojbasa camp.
Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it ‘Gomukh’, because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth. Later trek to Tapovan. Explore the area and trek back to Bhojwassa for overnight stay.
Tapovan is a naturally diverse area carpeted by the lush green grasslands that are considered to be the best high-altitude grasslands in India. It is perched at an elevation of 4463 metres about 14,640 feet above sea level and is situated near the famous Gangotri shrine. At the foot of Shivling peak, Tapovan is a seasonal home to several sadhus living in caves, huts etc.
Gomukh : The Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout that do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water.
After breakfast get ready for trek down to Gangotri and from here drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival at Uttarkashi check in to hotel. Stay overnight at Uttarkashi.
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Haridwar. En-route visit Rishikesh. On arrival get dropped at your place for the onward journey.