The path from Tapovan leads back to Gomukh and towards Nandanvan (14,327 ft) involving some difficult glacier walks. Overall this trek scores high in lieu of picturistic landscape, beautiful peaks, glaciers and lake. Tapovan and Nandanvan are at the high grounds placed adjacent to each other with nothing but a 2.5 km broad Gangotri glacier between them.
The Gangotri Glacier is around 30 km long and begins further up in a cirque below Chaukhamba group of peaks. This trek goes through the end of Gangotri Glacier known as Gaumukh. The trek in that sense is also known as sources of Ganges Trek. And is an excellent trek for both the religious minded and travel enthusiasts.
Day 01: Haridwar
Arrive Haridwar. Meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar - Gangotri Drive (220 kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to reach the Gangotri via Uttarkashi and a beautiful valley Harsil. Enroute take a holy dip in Gangnani hot watersprings. Arrive at Gangotri by evening. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 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.
Day 03: Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) - Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 13 kms trek/5-6hrs)
Morning after breakfast we commands our trek further to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). 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 Camp.
Day 04: Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760ft) - Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)
Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges.Gomukh is where the water of Ganga trickles downfrom the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gomukh', because in the distant past, it probably appearedlike a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpinemeadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. The appear 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 bythe 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. Tapovanis located on an altitude of 4463m / 14640ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for Shivlingapeak 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 and trekking.
Day 05: Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)
Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora and Fauna and mountain landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 06: Tapovan - Nandanvan (Trek 4-5 hrs)
We trace back to Nandan van via Gomukh glacier. The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gomukh turn towards Nandanvan (4340m) and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. The glacier walk is very slippery and a slight lack of concentration would be dangerous. Huge crevasses gaped here and there. After a walking for about a kilometer there is a vertical ascent. Big rocks enroute offer grips and foot - holds but many of them are deceptive too. Dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
Day 07: Nandanvan - Bhojwassa (Trek 4-5 hrs)
Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa. Arrive Bhojwassa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 08: Bhojwassa - Gangotri (Trek 4-5 hrs) - Uttarkashi
Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri, where our car will be waiting for us. Then drive toUttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 09: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh (145 kms/5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check in to hotel/camp. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Rishikesh
Morning After B/fast Start Rafting trip OR Local Sight Seeing and Temples.,lunch, Tour Terminate. End of the Services.