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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek





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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gangotri Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas. Basically this glacier is located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state of India. By the way, Gangotri Glacier holds religious importance as well as being geographically important for India. The place where Gangotri Glacier ends in the Himalayas looks like the mouth of a cow.

Cow is considered as mother in Hinduism and for this reason the mouth of Gangotri glacier is known as Gaumukh. Apart from this, Gaumukh is also the origin of the most important water stream of Ganga, which is known as Bhagirathi River, the holiest river of Hinduism. Due to which the religious importance of Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier) in Hinduism increases even more.

History of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

The Gangotri Glacier is a major Hindu pilgrimage site and is the major source of the Bhagirathi river making important tributaries of the gangs. Hindu people devotees in the icy waters near Gangotri town. Hindu visitors say that Gomukh  Glacier  Glacier is one of the best holiest places Uttarakhasi. and Indian tourists and other country tourists who come to Gomukh and witness the beauty and take blessings of Maa Ganga. Gomukh nearest place to the Tapoven and the entire place such a beautiful and breathtaking place. Gaumukh is the best trekking destination in Uttarakhand. (Gaumukh located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand)

Gomukh and Gomukh in the Puranas. it is said that a guide boy searching for his lost sheep reached near this glacier in Gangotri, the snout or terminus of which exactly looked like the mouth of a cow and he started calling it as “Gaumkh” and  got its name Gomukh,

Mountain ranges visible from Gaumukh Tapovan

The trail towards Tapovan is considered as one of the most inspiring. It also offers you the overwhelming peaks of the Himalayas. From the top, one may also see the sight of the Mount Bhagirathi and Mount Meru peaks.

Why you should go for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan is one of the most rewarding treks you will ever do. There are summit views and there are 'big' summit views. On the Gaumukh Tapovan trek, you don't just see the best views of Mt Shivling. You see Mt Shivling right from the base to its summit.

The best part of History Gaumukh or Topvan Trek

The special thing about the Gaumukh and Tapovan treks is that these treks are very ancient and religious, these treks we have heard for centuries that the sages and saints here used to meditate and meditate on the Lord. This is known as Tapo Bhoomi, hence the name Tapovan, And it is also said that the Bhakt Bhagirath did penance here to bring Mother Ganga from heaven to earth,

That is why today the beautiful stream that is fading of the Ganges is also the gift of Bhagirath Ji, So whenever you go trekking to Gaumukh and Tapovan, you will see and hear all these things from Gangotri itself. These treks are amazing, the climate and temperature here; the weather makes it very enjoyable. All around is the feeling of peace

Why should Tapovan trek?

What you will find and never say in Tapovan trek, these treks are treasures connected with spiritual and popular, In Gaumukh and Tapovan trek, you will find yourself in an environment where people yearn to come from Gangotri, When you go from Gangotri to Chirbasa, you have to trek along the Ganges River from the very beginning, This route will awaken even more desire in your mind for the days ahead, what will happen next. In this trek, you will initially see only pine trees and rhododendron trees and food, and other wild species.

When you move from Chirbasa Camp to Bhojbasa Camp, you will start to see very beautiful mountain range, this route becomes a little easy and I will see you and wild sheep which are also known as mountain goats. Bhojbasa is a beautiful camp where there are also ashrams of Rishi muni.

Tapovan  trek in April to June ?

Tapovan Trek Month in April and june gives a slightly different experience to Trekkers because in May you start getting snow bhojbasa Camp

The Tapovan trek starts from Gangotri  in Uttarakhand which comes in Gangotri National Park Range

In April, May and June, you get a combination of both greenery and snow, which makes the trek very spectacular. The weather in April, May and June is quite good and trek friendly, which makes trekking a lot of fun.

During the day the temperature of Tapovan trek is around ( 5°C to 10 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -1 °C  to -3 °C  which is not bad.

Views and treks in Tapovan trek provide a lot of peace to the mind during the day, while you wake up from one wake to another, Gaumukh and Tapovan trek  can always be one of the most close treks in your heart.

You will never consider yourself boring in Tapovan Trek, this trek can give you nothing but joy, You will get to see the Garhwal culture in this trek which will always keep you connected towards the mountain. Himalayas

Tapovan  trek in September or October

Tapovan trek is a little different in the months of September and October, this is because you will  find snow only summit day. or Gaumukh Glacier and near shivling base Camp Nil tal

But the beauty of the trek will not be lacking, the trek and nature adorn themselves with time and in different colors. Month of September and October are very good days to trek, at this time total greenery and at the end of October sometimes you can get to see live snow fall.

During the day the temperature of Tapovan trek is around Day time  5°C to 12 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 5 °C  to – 1 °C  which is very confirmable,

At this time the weather here will be very good for you , At this time it is even safe to trek here and there is no rain.

Altitude we are going to cover in Tapovan Trek

 Gangotri – 3415 Meter

 Chirbasa – 3580 Meter

 Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

 Gomukh – 4255 Meter

 Tapovan trek – 4500 Meter

Key Points of Tapovan trek

Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun

 Base camp: – Gangotri

 Summer Temperature: – Day  5°C to 10°C) Night  2° C to 6° C)

 Tapovan Altitude: – 4500 Meter

 Best Time: – May, June, September, October

 Trek Level: – Moderate

 Trek distance: – On foot 46 Km – By taxi 516 km

Tapovan Trek Route  – Start from Dehradun, Mussoorie, Suwakholi, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Chirbasa, Bhojbasa, Gaumukh Glacier, Tapovan

Tapovan trek Costs –  Per Person Rs. 20,000.00  Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun, this costs is fixed for per person,

 Short Itinerary of  Tapovan Trek 

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri – 236.7 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter

Day 2 – Trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3580 Meter)

Day 3 – Trek from Chirbasa camp to Bhojbasa camp (5 km) (3/4 Hours) (3775 Meter)

Day 4 – Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Tapovan camp (09 km) (6/7 Hours) (4500 Meter)

Day 5 – Exploration Day Nil Tal and Shivling base camp (4619 Meter) back to camp (4/5 Hours)

Day 6 – Trek from gomukh Tapovan to Bhojbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3775 Meter)

Day 7 – Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 Hours) (3415 Meter)

Day 8 – Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (236.7 km) (10/ 11 Hours)

How to reach Tapovan Trek ?

If you are travelling from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.

Option 01:- By Train

All trekkers booked yourself the

Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45 am

Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:00 am

Take the both overnight train Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you.

Train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.

What should you keep in mind for the Tapovan  trek?

Tapovan  trek  is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Tapovan  trek  is a   moderate trek which starts from from Gangotri via Gamukh and ends after trek  same point Gangotri in Uttarakhand Himalayas

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Tapovan  trek  is one such trek, which you can do this  trek 1st week of April  to Last week of October , this is very safe trek in in District of Uttarkashi Uttarakhand

 Summer  Season

  1. Summer trek to Tapovan trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  2. For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  4. There is a very strong wind in the evening and in the morning in Tapovan
  5. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.
  6. Morning evening and nights are cold in Tapovan trek, so it is necessary to carry some warm clothes, good jacket, warm thermal, this will help you and stay comfortably in the high altitude camp

Monsoon Season

  1. The main reason why you should not do this trek in the monsoon season is that Uttarakhand receives a lot of rain during the monsoon season.month of July and August
  2. Due to which there is a fear of falling stones from the mountains while going from Gangotri to Gaumukh.
  3. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, Trek route, trek map, Temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach tapovan trek , trek Itinerary, trek distance, Location etc, keep this information before going

Winter  Season

  1. Tapovan trek is not in winter trek , the right time to do this trek is from 1st week April to last week of November
  2. It snows around 6 to 8 feet in the winter season and it can be very risky to go here
  3. We have special treks for you for winters that are safe and beautiful

Such as – Kedarkantha Trek, Har ki dun Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Brahmatal Trek, Dodital Trek, Vijay Top Trek, Nag Tibba Trek and many more.



  • Forest Permit and entrance fee
  • Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis
  • All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner
  • Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
  • Medical Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Personal Insurance
  • Medical Certificate
  • Personal toiletry Items
  • Personal Medicine kit

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

Total distance 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – By taxi

 Altitude – Gangotri –3415 Meter

 Night stay – Our Mandakini Hotel – on a twin share basis

The Hidden Himalaya organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Gangotri base camp. It is the base camp of Kedartal trek.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India.

The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty.

Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.
After half an hour, stop at Suwa kholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world.

The break will be of a maximum of 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close
Further, you will cross the small Chinyali saur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch.

After having to Go through the picturesque zig-zag road to Gangotri via harshil
Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for an evening walk but be at the hotel, Mandakini at Gangotri for dinner.

Total distance 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Chirbasa – 3580 Meter

 Night Stay – Our Campsite – on a twin share basis

Post breakfast, head to Chirbasa. The meaning of Chirbasa is abundant pine trees – Chir (Pine).

Today, the walk is easy on the leveled trail. Cross the market area and further enter into a forest and relish the sight of snow-covered peaks.

Cross a stream over a bridge and the valley welcomes you with majestic mountain views.

Continue hiking and climb up the ridge to get into another valley with abundant tall pine trees.

Now, the boulder zone starts, be very careful while your ascent because the trail is full of loose rocks.

Again pass through picturesque dense forest and reach the Chirbasa ground near River Bhagirathi.

Chirbasa; your campsite for today offers grand views of Bhagirathi peaks and sight of Gomukh glacier.
Relax here and settle for the day.

Trek Distance 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

 Night Stay – Wake up early and catch the Bhagirathi peaks standing strong and spellbinding sunrise views.

Today, the trail is easy but you will come across many landslide-prone areas.
Start the trek, go higher and get jaw-dropping sight of Mt Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks.

Witness sages meditating in caves who live there permanently.

On the way are also small shops for hot drinks and food.
Now, you have to cross some ridges and after crossing them the trail turns barren and rocky.

Bhojbasa is the widest part of this valley and the campsite is on a plain terrain beside Bhagirathi River from where Mt Shivling and other snow-capped mountains are clearly visible.
At Bhojbasa is the presence of a temple, explore it and the surroundings.

In the evening, do not miss the enchanting sunset views because here the sun sets behind the lofty Bhagirathi group of peaks Relax here and retire for the night.

Trek Distance 09 km – 3/4 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Tapovan – 4500 Meter

 Night Stay – Campsite – on a twin share basis

Today, the trek to Tapovan will be via Gomukh, it is the source of River Ganga, the river is known as Bhagirathi when comes out.

The Gomukh name derived from its cow’s mouth appearance, The climb from Bhojbasa to Gomukh is an easy one but the trail is steep and strenuous from Gomukh to Tapovan.
The trail remains covered in snow and there are boulder areas with hard snow which makes today’s trek gradient tough.

Now, get ready to traverse glacial moraines and Gomukh glacier, the incline is steep and some areas are slippery.
Climb higher and reach there by afternoon. Here also some saints can be seen living permanently, the temperature is low and there is chilly cold.

Head to Tapovan and reach there in two hours after crossing steep ascent.

Tapovan is a wide meadow that offers the excellent sight of Mt. Meru, Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks. Set up your tents in the desired area and relax for the day.

Today’s aim is acclimatization and relaxation.

Post breakfast, move upwards to the Himalayan Tapovan at an altitude of 4500 m.

Tapovan lies below Mt. Shivling peaks and has beautiful lakes, explore the area and head to Neel Taal to get clear views of Mt. Meru.
Reach there in two hours and return before lunch. Relax and retire for the night.

 Total distance 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

 Night Stay – Night stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Post breakfast, get down to Bhojbasa via Gomukh. Witness the picturesque lofty peaks and admirable surroundings in the morning and bid adieu to them.
Retrace your steps, halt at Gomukh and reach Bhojbasa

 Total distance 14 km – 6/7 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Gangotri –3415 Meter

 Night stay – Our Hotel – on a twin share basis

Wake up early From Bhojbasa get down to Gangotri. Relish the last glimpses of Mt Shivling and descend through the steep terrain.

When you reach the Gangotri hotel visit Gangotri temple and witness Ganga Aarti there.
The arrangements will be made in a hotel at Gangotri.

Distance  258 km  – 10/11 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – by taxi

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with the The Hidden Himalaya team.

The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos, we will bid you all a goodbye from Gangotri and Tapovan trek.

the scenic drive from Gangotri to Dehradun you reach Dehradun 6 to 07 pm evening.


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