Trek - Trekking
Celebrated in Hindu
mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the
"Abode of the Gods". The river Ganges takes its source in this
remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down
to the plains in a torrential fury. Many trekkers follow this
itinerary which will lead to one of the most important spots of
Hindu spirituality, where you will experience a strange
atmosphere of religious fervour.
Gangotri, where the trek starts, takes one on the slightly
uphill route to Gaumukh, close to the Source of the Ganges, One
might get to see half-naked Sadhus meditating in the lotus
position near the raging torrents emanating out the Gaumukh
glacier. Further up, Tapovan is a grassy area with numerous
brooks, surrounded by snowy peaks.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport meet Peak
Adventure Tour representative and thereafter
transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight in the
Day 02 : Delhi - Haridwar (AC Train) - Rishikesh
(25 kms/1 hrs approx)
In the morning take the AC train for Haridwar at
06:50 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs.
Upon arrival meet Peak Adventure tour guide and
drive towards Rishikesh followed by hotel check
in. Evening free to explore the nearby place.
The evening Ganga Aarti (prayer devoted to
mother Ganges) is a sight worth seeing, and
provides a phenomenal display of sights, sounds,
chanting, and floating oil lamps! Dinner and
overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (180 kms/ 5-6
Morning after breakfast meet our guide and
transfer to Uttarkashi (1150 mt) via the hill
towns of Chamba & Tehri taking 5-6 hrs driving
time. Upon arrival at Uttarkashi check-in at
Hotel. Evening free to explore the surrounding
by your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Uttarkashi is the principle town in the region.
Home to a lot of very ancient temples, Ashrams,
and Dharamshalas, this town is also home to the
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Uttarkashi
also acts as a gateway to many mountaineering
and trekking expedition in the Gangotri area.
Day 04 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 m/ 10,000
ft) Drive (95 kms).
In the morning view the sun rise on high hills
with a cup of tea in hand. After breakfast drive
towards Gangotri via the picturesque Harsil
valley approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mt) by
covering 95 km in 4-5 hrs. On arrival check-into
Guest house. After relaxation visit the temple
for prayers. Overnight stay in hotel.
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 far side of the river. It is
believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship
Lord Shiva sitting on a slab of rock called the
"Bhagirath Shila" situated a short distance away
from the temple. Submerged in the river there is
a natural Shivling (called Jalmagna 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.
Day 05 : Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) -
Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 14 kms trek/5-6
In the morning meet the trekking team and start
the trek towards Bhojvasa via Chirvasa (3600mt).
From Gangotri one moves along the well marked
and equally well trodden path towards Chirvasa,
which is almost at the end of the tree line. The
entire trek goes parallel to the roaring
Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirvasa the terrain
becomes really desolate and barren, and the soil
sandy and unstable. In fact, the last two kms
before reaching Bhojwasa are known to be prone
to landslides, and require extreme caution. The
path suddenly dips on the last stretch to arrive
at Bhojvasa; there is a small temple and a
potential campsite near the river. The camp is
established near river bank. Spend the afternoon
to explore the area and to enjoy excellent
sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and
overnight stay in tents.
Day 06 : Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft)
Enjoy a sunrise view of the Bhagirathi group of
peaks. Post breakfast, trek to Gomukh (3890mt),
the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is the spot
where the water trickling down from the glacier
forms the Ganga river. The sages called it 'Gomukh',
because in the distant past, it probably
appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area
and trek back to Bhojvasa for overnight stay.
Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi
(Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the
devout who do not miss the opportunity to take a
holy dip in the bone chilling waters.
Day 07 : Bhojwassa - Gangotri (Trek 4-5 hrs) -
Uttarkashi (95 kms/3-4 hrs)
Post breakfast get ready for trek down to
Gangotri and upon arrival at Gangotri, drive to
Uttarkashi. Check in to hotel upon arrival at
Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at the
Day 08 : Uttarkashi - Haridwar - Delhi
Post breakfast, drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh.
On arrival at Haridwar transfer to railway
station and from here catch the AC train for
Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45
hrs. Pick up by our executive and transfer to
hotel for overnight stay at Delhi
Day 09 : Delhi Departure
Transfer to airport according to your flight