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Gaumukh Bhojbasa Tapovan

The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gaumukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.

(From 23rd April 2012 Onwards)


Day 01): Delhi –Haridwar–Rishikesh (250kms/7hrs)

Arrival pickup from Delhi Airport/Railway Station later drive straight to Rishikesh via Haridwar. Check in at hotel. Later in the evening visit Parmarth Ashram for Ganga Aarti, back to your hotel for dinner & night halt.


Day 02): Rishikesh–Uttarkashi – Harsil (260kms/8hrs)

After breakfast drive to Harsil via Uttarkashi. The drive is along the river Bhagirathi. Enroute to Harsil,Gangnani, a place for hot water spring for a holy & refreshing dip. Check in at your well appointed Lux camp. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Gangnani: Further up on way to Gangotri about 26 kms from Maneri is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the Kund called Rishi Kund. There is a temple near the Kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Harsil: Harsil is a beautiful spot to see the colors of the nature. The walks, picnics and trek lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land. Harsil is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Sighting here includes the Wilson Cottage, built in 1864 and Sat Tal (seven Lakes). The adventurous tourists have the choice to set off on various treks that introduces them to beautiful meadows, waterfalls and valleys. Situated amidst the incredible beauty of mountain peaks, Harsil is counted amongst some of the most beautiful places in the Garhwal region.


Day 03):Harsil–Gangotri(3048 M/10000 ft)–Bhojbasa (3792 mts) 14 kms trek.


In the morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri (30kms). Our trekking team will meet you at Gangotri, after darshan & prayer at temple we proceed to Bhojbasa. Lunch will be served enroute to Chirbasa (3600mts). From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side.Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Gangotri:The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by deodars and pines. The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and dharamshalas are located on the other side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock “Bhagirath Shila” situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.


Day04):Bhojwasa–Gaumukh(3890mts/12760ft)–Tapovan(4463 mts)

Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gaumukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it ‘Gomukh’, because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clear & appears to be just a stone’s throw away. Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop. It is also the little wonder where Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer month.Arrive Tapovan and camp.Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Gomukh: The Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water.

Tapovan: Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Tapovan is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14640ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for Shivlinga peak in Uttrakhand hills. One can also have a nice view of Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan Meadow. Every year this place has been visited by thousands of tourist including foreigners for adventure activity like mountaineering & trekking.


Day 05): Tapovan(4463 mts / 14640 ft)

Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora & Fauna and mountain landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.


Day 06): Tapovan–Bhojbasa /Chirbasa

Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa OR Chirbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa/Chirbasa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.


Day07):Bhojwassa–Gangotri(Trek4-5hrs)–Uttarkashi (100kms drive)

Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri, where our car will be waiting for us. Then drive to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.


Day 08): Uttarkashi–Haridwar (190kms/5-6hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Later in the evening visit Ganga Aarti at famous Har Ki Pauri. Back to your hotel for dinner & night stay.


Day 09): Haridwar–Delhi (230 kms/6-7hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi, transfer to the airport/Railway Station in time to catch flight/Train for onward destinations.

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

Total Pax.

(Min.)

Transportation

(Exclusive)

LUXURY PACKAGE

(Cost Per Person – APAI)

DELUXE PACKAGE

(Cost Per Person – APAI)

02

Indigo / Logan

Rs. 49,967/-

Rs. 35,750/-

02

Toyota Qualis/Tavera/ Xylo

Rs. 37,667/-

Rs. 38,450/-

02

Toyota Innova

Rs. 33,567/-

Rs. 39,350/-

04

Toyota QualisTavera/ Xylo

Rs. 30,992/-

Rs. 29,075/-

04

Toyota Innova

Rs. 31,442/-

Rs. 29,525/-

06

Toyota Qualis/Tavera/ Xylo

Rs. 28,692/-

Rs. 26,775/-

06

Tempo Traveller

Rs. 30,792/-

Rs. 28,875/-

08

Tempo Traveller

Rs. 28,942/-

Rs. 27,025/-

10

Tempo Traveller

Rs. 28,007/-

Rs. 26,090/-

Extra Bed / Extra Person

Rs. 17,730/-

Rs. 16,450/-

APAI: All Meals

HOTELS DETAILS : –

Destination

LUXURY PACKAGE

Hotels / Camps (APAI)

DELUXE PACKAGE

Hotels / Camps (APAI)

Rishikesh Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) / Ganga Kinare (A/C) Hotel Narayana Palace / Divine Resort (A/C)
Harsil Chardham Camps (Lux. Swiss Tents) Chardham Camps (Lux. Swiss Tents)
Bhojbasa / Tapovan / Chirbasa Alpine / Dome Mobile Camping Alpine / Dome Mobile Camping
Uttarkashi Chardham Camps (Lux. Swiss Tents) Hotel Shivlinga (S. Dlx)
Haridwar Hotel Ganga Laheri (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier) / Country Inn Suites (A/C) Park Grand (A/C) /Hotel Lakshay (A/C) / Hotel Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C) / Grand Basant (A/C)

COST INCLUDES:
++
Accommodation on twin sharing & on APAI Basis.

++Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

++ Service of trekking team including guide, cook and helpers from day 03 to day 07 only.

++Permission and entrance charges for Gaumukh and Tapovan.

++Camping equipments with sleeping bags and mattress during trek.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

++2.58% Govt. Service Tax,

++Meals other than mentioned above,

++Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, travel insurance, ivacuation charges (if any),

++personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather,

++road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.