Uttarakhand | 7 Days | May-June & Sept-Oct | Moderate To Difficult
Gomukh, also known as "Gaumukh", is the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi River, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft (4,023 m) in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Gomukh is mentioned in the Puranas. It is said there that searching a lost sheep a shepherd boy reached near a glacier in Gangotri, the snout of which exactly looked like the mouth of a cow, and thus it got its name 'Gomukh'. From then many saints, holy travelers, as well as religious people went there to worship the place.
In Honour to the great saint Tapovan Maharaj this area was named as Tapovan. He authored two books on his travels through the Himalayas: "Wanderings in the Himalayas" (Himagiri Viharam) and "Kailasa Yatra." Tapovan Maharaj exhibited a deep love for nature and his accounts of his travels demonstrate such. His autobiography, written in Sanskrit is titled "Ishvara Darshana". After observance of rites and rituals following the Master's last earthly breath (1957), Shri Swami Tapovan Maharaj's body was interred into the holy Ganga by a procession of Sadhus. Reach Escapades Travels on your own and we take care of your all needs for a memorable trip.
We will start early from Dehradun at 6:30 a.m. to Gangotri, which will be around 258km and 10hrs drive approx. After reaching here, check into the Guest House/Hotel. Have some rest. Evening can be utilized to explore the local market, temples, etc.
Stay overnight at the pre-arranged accommodation in Gangotri.
After driving up to 10000ft the last day, we will take a day off in Gangotri to acclimatise.
While doing that, you can take the advantage of being in Gangotri, one of the four Char Dhams. The Gangotri temple is the biggest temple which was built in the 18th century. Apart from that you can visit the BhagirathShila, a holy rock where King Bhagirath worshipped lord Shiva and PandavaGufa where Pandavas were rested.
Basic Trekking Gears :Backpack (50-60 Litres) with raincover
Daypack (20 litres)
Trekking Pole / Walking Stick
2 x 1 litre water bottle
Personal medicine kit (as advised by your Doctor)
3 quick dry full sleeves T-Shirts, 1 half sleeve fleece T-Shirt
3 Trek Pants
Down Jacket, fleece gloves
High ankle trekking shoe with good grip
Accessories- Sunglass, Cap, 2 pair of shocks, Quick dry towel (small size)
Toiletries- Sunscreen (SPF 40+), Moisturiser, Hand Sanitizer, Zip lock bags, toothpaste, toothbrush
By Air :- Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.
By Train:- An excellent rail network connects Dehradoon to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
By Bus:- There are many regular bus services from Delhi to Dehradoon, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest taking only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses drop you at Dehradoon ISBT. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station
Cancellation prior 30 days from date of journey – 75% refund.
Cancellation between 30 to 21 days from date of journey – 50% refund.
Cancellation between 21 to 14 days from date of journey – 25% refund.
Cancellation less than 14 days from date of journey – non refundable.
Price per person:
Package Inclusion:All Accommodation in Lodges/HomeStay/Camps on sharing basis
Trekking with Experienced Guide
All meals (Veg and Egg) on trek
Package Exclusion:Transportation to & from Gangotri
Any personal/food, mineral water/stay expenses
Meals in Journey
Expenses of any extra day(s), if occurred
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions