Source of the Ganges - Tapovan Trek
Fixed Departures : 2023
May : 15th
June : 12th & 19th
October : 2nd & 16th
Source of the Ganges trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas is one of the finest experiences while trekking in India. The trek takes you to the source of the holy mother Ganges, the life giving river of north India. Starting from Gangotri, one of the four most important pilgrimage of for Hindus in India, the trek takes you to Gomukh the Glacial source of the Ganges and further traversing the Gangotri glacier to finally reach Tapovan, the meditation ground for the Gods and Mystics as well as the base of dream mountain, the Shivling and many more high Himalayan peaks in India.
Source of the Ganges Trek is an epic journey to the heart of Himalayas, the abode of Sages & Mystics, rare high altitude Himalayan flora & fauna, as well as the birth place of Yoga & Ayurveda.
Enjoy 8 nights 9 days trip to the heart of majestic mountains, and trekking to the source of Ganga, the most important river and the living Goddess of India, the Ganges. We make exclusive walks to the base of high peaks to witness the outstanding sun rise and sun set on Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks. We enrich our experiences with meditation at Tapovan, as well as exploring the chances of witnessing sages, saints and mystic yogis making penance in the caves of the area.
DAY 01. RISHIKESHArrive Rishikesh & report to our office / Eco Lodge High Bank Peasants Cottage. Arrive & check in to High Bank Peasants cottage , our peacefully located Eco Lodge in Rishikesh.
Evening visit the Ghat's s to encounter evening Ghat life as well as special Arti "The Prayer dedicated to Goddess Ganges" " the town of ashrams and temples, Ghats and pilgrims, mountains and the holy Ganges. When global orange sun suspended, waits low amid the red/yellow streaked horizon, then all these combine to give this town a very special evening. The temple bells roar, priests enchant mantras. Immersed in sublimation stand the pilgrims. Cupped leaves, with saffron marigold petals and a small candle flame, flickering ride the current of water of wisdom. Suddenly the sky darkens, spreading a blanket of stillness. Everything stops, except the sound of current, which has just sunk the tiny flames of cupped leaves, few minutes back. After experiencing above we trace ours steps back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight High Bank Peasants Cottage. .
DAY 02. RISHIKESH\UTTARKASHI DRIVE 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT RIVER SIDE RESORTEarly morning drive to Uttarkashi. Arrive and transfer to river side nature Resort. Remaining day to Relax and to acclimatize. Evening visit the famous Vishwanattemple & the town market. Dinner and overnight rive side resort.
DAY 03. UTTARKASHI/ GANGOTRI DRIVE: 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT HOTEL.Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. may make a comfort stop at Gangnani hot springs. Those who want can have a quick refreshing bath in the pool\ shower. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to hotel. Visit Gangotri temple for Arti, evening prayer dedicated to goddess Ganges. Dinner and overnight hotel.
DAY 04. GANGOTRI\ BHOJBASA TREK: 5- 6 HRS. OVERNIGHT CAMPMorning after breakfast visit the famous Gangotri temple. Later we trek to Bhojbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi river.Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 05. BHOJBASA\ GOMUKH\ TAPOVAN TREK:5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT CAMPMorning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh, the source of the Ganges. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. Today we traverse the entire Gangotri glacier to reach Tapovan. ArriveTapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight camp.
DAY 06. TAPOVAN/ UPPER TAPOVAN/TAPOVAN TREK:5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT CAMPEarly morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek to upper Tapovan, base camp of high Banks
DAY 07. TAPOVAN/BHOJBASA TREK : 4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT CAMPEarly morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek to down to Bhojbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Dinner and overnight camp.
DAY 08. BHOJBASA\ GANGOTRI/ NETALA (UTTERKASHI) TREK: 4-5 HRS. DRIVE 4 HOURS OVERNIGHT HOTEL. Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri. After lunch drive to Netala. Arrive & check in to hotel. Meals and overnight hotel.
DAY 09. NETALA\ RISHIKESH DRIVE: 5-6 HRS.Early morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Packed lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh.
Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh.
Altitude: Gangotri: 3148 Mts. , Bhojbasa :3792mts. , Gomukh 3,898 Mts. Tapovan 4460 Mts
INR* - 39,999 Per Person
The package costs are inclusive of :
1. Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary. Single room can be provided on a supplementary cost.
2. All meals during the entire trip- from dinner on day 01 till lunch*on day 09.
3. Transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by Toyota jeeps
4. Services of English Speaking trekking guide during the entire trip.
5. Portage of 01 piece of personal rucksack (15 Kgs. ) on the trek.
6. Trekking permits & fees on the trek.
7. Portage of camping equipment, food, kitchen equipment on trek.
8. All tourist taxes on the trip.
9. Visit to the entire place as per the itinerary.
The Package costs Do Not Include:
1.Items of personal nature e.g table drinks, telephone, insurance, medical services, evacuation and services in landslides & unforeseen Circumstances.
2. Riding ponies on the trek.
3. Services other than specified above.
The Package costs are :
1. Subject to government GST which is at present 5%
2. Nett. & non commissionable.
3. Valid for trekking season of 2019 from March to November.
Number of Persons on the trek: To ensure low impact treks & personalised services Maximum number of person on any trip goes to 09.
Food on the trek: We emphasize on clean and hygienic meal s on the trek . Breakfast & Dinner are full hot meals. Lunches are picnic lunches as we driving or trekking that time.
Water on the trek: we carry ample of bottled water in the jeep which can be used for the driving days. For the trek we use boiled stream water, which is equally good or some time better.
Your accommodation during the trek: To get the real experience & feel of trekking, we fix camp every evening at every destination.
Your accommodation in Rishikesh before & after the trek: We have our own best located guest house in Rishikesh , which you can use before and after the main trek. Please visit us to get the details www.highbank.in
Your Travel to Rishikesh - As we have a fleet of cars & jeeps, we shall be happy to provide you pickups from Delhi & Dehradun Airport. We shall also help you arrange you flight or train tickets from Delhi to Haridwar & Dehradun.
First Aid on the trek: we carry a good first Aid Kit on the trek, however it is recommended to carry your own specific requirements.
Package Tariff -The above package tariff is for standard option. You can also opt for customized options with luxury transport, better accommodation & meal options & highly professional staff on the trip.