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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Overview

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is the snout of the Gangotri glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi River, one of the prime headstream of river Ganga. Situated at an altitude of 4023 metres in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, it is one of the largest glacier in the Himalayas. The trail to Gaumukh is 18 km long and begins from Gangotri, a small town located on the banks of Bhagirathi river. According to a popular legend, It was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.

  • Region :- Uttarakhand ( uttarkashi)
  • Duration :- 5Night/6Day
  • Grade :- moderate
  • Max Altitude :- 14,700feet
  • Best Season :- Sept – Oct.
  • Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + egg.)
  • Stay :- Guest house/Home stay/Camping
  • Starting point:- dehradun to dehradun

Things To carry on Trek (Basics Gears)

  • Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Liters)
  • Trekking Shoes
  • LED Torch
  • One Water Bottle (one litre)
  • Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
  • Clothes
  • Trekking Jacket
  • Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
  • Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
  • Two collared t-shirts
  • Thermals
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • woolen sweater
  • Accessories
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens Lotion (SPF 50/70)
  • Lip Balm (SPF 30)
  • Sun cap/Normal Cap
  • Synthetic hand gloves
  • Five pair of Socks
  • Raincoat/Ponchos
  • Plastic cover (for wet clothes)

Short Itinerary of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

  • Day 1: Dehradun to Dharali/Gangotri
  • Day 02: Dharali/Gangotri to Chirbasa Via Gangotri,
  • Day 3: Chirbasa to Bhojbasa 6 Km Trek
  • Day 4: Bhojbasa to Tapovan and Back, 12 Km trek
  • Day 5: Bhojbasa to Gangotri/Dharali and Back
  • Day 6: Dharali/Gangotri to Dehradun

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