Source of Ganges - Tapovan trek

Grade: Difficult

Number of Days: 09

Number of Nights : 08

Trekking 2017

Fixed Departures 2017

May

1st , 8th, 15th, 22rd , 29th

June

5th , 12th , 19th , 26th

September

4th , 11th , 18th , 25th

October

9th , 9th, 16th , 23th , 30th

November

 

December

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Name of the Trip : " Source of the Ganges - Tapovan : Trek "

 

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Enjoy 8 nights 9 days trip to the heart of majestic mountains, and trekking to the source of the most important river and the living Goddess of India, The Ganges.We make exclusive walks to the base of of high peaks and to witness the outstanding sun rise and sun set on Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks. 

One joins Indian pilgrims doing their pilgrimage to the source of Ganges and encounters Baba's & Sadhus on trek, some of them living round the year in difficult cold conditions doing yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices.

 

 

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Gangotri Temple

Gomukh - The Source of the Ganges

Camp on the trek

 

Itinerary

DAY 01. RISHIKESH

Arrive Rishikesh in 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 RESORT

Early 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 CAMP

Morning 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 CAMP

Morning 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. Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight camp.

 

DAY 06. TAPOVAN/ UPPER TAPOVAN/TAPOVAN       TREK:5-6 HRS       OVERNIGHT CAMP

Early 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 CAMP

Early 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

*Package Tariff*

For Package costs & best Deals, Please Email with the dates / month of travel with number of persons traveling with you

E Mail:  info@rishikesh.in or himalayas@bsnl.in

 

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 (10 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 service tax which is at  present 6%

2. Nett & non commissionable.

3. Valid for trekking season of 2017 from March to November.

 

Number of Persons on the trek: Minimum 04 members are required to run any of the fix departure trips .To ensure low impact treks & personalised services Maximum number of person on any trip goes to 09.

 

Package Tariff -The above package tariff is for standard option. You can also opt for deluxe option with better transport, accommodation, meal options & highly professional staff on the trip. Please let us know.

 

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 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.

 

Garhwal Himalayan Explorations Pvt. Ltd

The pioneer Adventure Tour operator in Himalayas for individuals & groups

About us

Garhwal  Himalayan Explorations is a pioneer company specialized in trekking, rafting, Yoga Retreats, & Yatra (Pilgrimage) tours in Uttarakhand. Handling maximum number of foreign and domestic tourists coming to Uttarankhand (Garhwal) Himalayas for trekking, rafting, pilgrimage, yoga retreats & special interest tours. Started in 1989 GHE has its own fleet of brand new cars, jeeps, and mini buses with latest world class rafting & trekking equipment and above all team of 55 professionals, working day & night to give you a memorable trip.

GHE has its own hotels & best located guest houses camps & Retreats, and do not sublet its clients to other operators.  GHE has

 

World Class Trekking & rafting equipment.

High Bank Peasants Cottage : Best located hotels and guest houses in Rishikesh www.highbank.in

Ganga Nature Camp - Rafting Beach at Brahmpuri.

High Bank Himalayan Retreat On the Ganges - Eco Resort Shivpuri where luxury is blended with pure nature

www.himalayanretreat.in

Himalayan Heights - High Himalayan camp amidst thick cedar forest with breathtaking view of 180

Degrees view of the Himalayan peaks.

Fleet of brand new cars and jeeps.

Sattya Yoga - Retreats, Courses & teachers training. www.sattyayoga.in & www.yogadaindia.com

Above all -Team of dedicated experienced professionals working with the company for more than 25 years.

Safety first Adventures in Ultimate Eco Friendly Environment

Garhwal Himalayan Explorations Pvt. Ltd

Himalaya House , Tapovan - 249192. Rishikesh

(Garhwal Himalayas)  Uttarakhand (India)

Call  Us:  0135-244 22 67, 2442888, 2433155

Cell: 00 91 94120 50478, 98 370 555 78

 

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