Drive Dehradun To Gangotri
We will meet at a predesignated point in Dehradun at around 7:00 a.m. and from here we board a vehicle and drive up to Gangotri. This is a long but very beautiful drive specially after Uttarkashi as you enter the upper Bhagirathi valley. We check into a guesthouse/lodge at Gangotri and savour the spectacular surroundings. In the evening visit the mother Ganga (Gangotri) temple and take a stroll in the Gangotri market. You can do your last minute shopping here if you have missed out on carrying any items. Overnight in the lodge.
Trek Gangotri To Chirbassa
After breakfast, set out on the trek towards Chirbassa. This trek is mostly on even terrain with mild gradient. The views of Sudarshan peak early in the trek is quite nice. Today’s hike is a very pleasing one with interesting sights throughout. The forest campsite at Chirbasa next to the Ganga river is a fabulous spot and one is going to completey enjoy the camping experience here. The area is surrounded by Pine (Chir) trees from where it gets its name. Overnight in tents.
Trek Chirbassa To Bhojwassa
After breakfast, we continue ahead to Bhojwassa. The area gets its name from the bhojpatra or bhoj leaves that were used for writing purposes as paper during the ancient times. The walk from Chirbasa to Bhojbasa is a short and delightful one. Today you get very good views of the Bhagirati peaks and the Gaumukh glacier ahead. Bhojbasa is a very small settlement with a couple of ashrams and govt. guesthouses. After a brief rest at the campsite and lunch we suggest that one hike up towards Gaumukh and return to the campsite towards evening. This will assist in acclimatization and give one great opportunity to take pictures. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Bhojwassa To Gaumukh & Tapovan
After an early breakfast we start on our hike to Gaumukh and from there to Tapovan. Today’s trek is a challenging one and gets difficult as the gradient increases after Gaumukh. Getting to Gaumukh will take around an hour or so we will spend some time here and take blessings of the Ganga ma(mother). Sight of the source of Ganges or rather the source of life for many, is a truly spiritual experience. From here we will have to traverse the gigantic Gangotri glacier to cross over to the other side and climb up to tapovan. The route has changed from what it used to be couple of years back and that’s why the distance is more now. All the sweat and hardwork of reaching Tapovan is rewarded manifolds as one this is a spectacular bugyal (high altitude meadow) situated at the base of the Shivling peak and is surely one of the top places to visit across Himalayas. The circle of giant mountains around this meadow with very close views of Bhagirathi peaks, Mt. Meru & Mt.Shivling is a sight to behold. After spending some time exploring the meadow we will trek back to Bhojwasa. It’s a complete downhill till Gaumukh and from here it’s a gradual walk all the way to Bhojwasa. Overnight in tents.
Bhojwassa To Uttarkashi
After breakfast we will trek down to Gangotri. We will have hot lunch at Gangotri and after that we will board the vehicles and drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Uttarkashi To Dehradun
After breakfast drive back to Dehradun. TRIP ENDS HERE.