Utttarakhand Trip Trek: Gaumukh Tapovan  TAPOVAN Gangotri  
Utttarakhand Trip Trek: Gaumukh Tapovan  TAPOVAN Gangotri  
Utttarakhand Trip Trek: Gaumukh Tapovan  TAPOVAN Gangotri 1  
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Gangotri Tapovan Trek – Source of river Ganga

Gaumukh Tapovan

The Gangotri Tapovan Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. This trek takes you to the source of the holy river Ganga (Ganges) and offers breathtaking views of some of the most majestic peaks in the region, including Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks.

Gaumukh: Around 4 km from Bhojbasa, Gaumukh is the “Cow’s Mouth,” which is considered the source of the Ganga River. It’s a glacial terminus and a significant pilgrimage site.

Tapovan: Continuing from Gaumukh for about 6 km, you’ll reach Tapovan. This high-altitude alpine meadow offers stunning views of the Shivling Peak and the Bhagirathi peaks. Tapovan is not only a beautiful place but also holds spiritual significance for many trekkers and pilgrims.


While the trek offers breathtaking scenery and spiritual fulfillment, it’s not without its challenges. The high altitude, variable weather conditions, and rugged terrain can pose difficulties for trekkers.The best time to undertake the Gangotri Tapovan Trek is during the summer months of May to June and the post-monsoon months of September to October. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, and the trekking conditions are favorable.


In conclusion, the Gangotri Tapovan Trek is a remarkable journey that combines adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty. It offers an opportunity to connect with nature, witness the birthplace of the Ganges, and immerse oneself in the serene surroundings of the Himalayas.



Total Trekking

46 Kms.


Moderate To Difficult


14,600 Ft.


8 Days

Minimum Age

12 Year.


May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.


Day 1 - Dehradun – Uttarkashi- Gangotri (250 kms/ 7-8 hrs) (3048 m/ 10,000 ft)

  • Get transferred to Uttarkashi (1150 mt) via a hill town of Chamba and Tehri which takes 5-6 hrs.
  • As you reach Gangotri check-in to your hotel.
  • In the evening, you are free to explore the nearby places on your own. .

Day 2 - Acclimatisation day at Gangotri

  • Have breakfast and enjoy the entire day just being alive in the religious vibes.
  • Acclimatization is like health supplement to your body to get used to the environmental and low temperatures.
  • Gangotri temple- Gangotri is one of Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.
  • Stay in Guest House.

Day 3 - Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) - Chirbasa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 14 kms trek/5-6 hrs)

  • Today, post breakfast, start trekking towards Chirbasa (3600mt).
  • The entire trail passes through dense forest.
  • You can watch a small temple near the destination and a beautiful campsite near down the river in Chirbasa.
  • Enjoy staying at the river side camps.
  • Amble around the picture perfect surrounding and in the evening head to witness the stunning sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.
  • Have dinner and a peaceful stay at.

Day 4:- Chirbassa (11680 ft) to Bhojwasa (12435 ft)

  • After breakfast trek to Bhojwasa (12435 Ft), the source of the Ganges.
  • 5 km trek in 3-4 hours.
  • Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren.
  • In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers.
  • From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest.
  • In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river.
  • In the afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi's group of peaks.

Day 5 Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h

  • Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan, 7 hours 9 km
  • Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks.
  • After breakfast, we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges.
  • We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area.
  • The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has a steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer.
  • Post dinner, retire for the night in your tents.

Day 6 – Tapowan (14600 ft) - Chirbasa (11680 ft) Trek (9 kms / 4-5 hrs).

  • Post breakfast in the morning, trek down to Chirbasa and the downhill trek for 5 to 6 hours will let you reach the Campsite at Chirbasa.
  • Spend the night here.

Day 7 – Chirbasa (11680 ft ) to Gangotri (10171 ft).

  • Post breakfast in the morning, trek down to Gangotri and the downhill trek for 5 to 6 hours will let you reach the Guest House at Gangotri.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse..

Day 8 - Gangotri Dehradun

  • Post breakfast, get a drive to Dehradun and wind up the six day trek beautifully and with plenty of good memories.
Gangotri Tapovan Trek – Source of river Ganga

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Departure Dates

Day 1:- Dehradun to Gangotri
Day 2:- Acclimatisation day at Gangotri
Day 3:- Gangotri to Chirbassa
Day 4:- Chirbassa to Bhojwasa
Day 5:- Bhojwasa to Tapovan to Bhojwasa Via Gaumukh
Day 6:- Tapovan to Chirbassa
Day 7:- Chirbassa to Gangotri
Day 8:- Depart for Dehradun

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am at Rishikesh Bus Stand
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

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