Gaumukh Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
  • Gomukh Trek
  • Gomukh Trek
  • Gomukh Trek
  • Gomukh Trek
  • Gomukh Trek


Gaumukh Trek : A Journey to the source of River The Holy River Ganga in Uttarakhand, Himalaya, 

Gaumukh Trek – The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh at the Gangotri glacier.

The glacier follows  Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the Group.

This is the only Ganga valley from where one can see Bhagirathi peak – I, II, III, Shivling Peak and Matri Peak, Raktvan. , all together. One can also see the Tapovan and Nill Tal (4400 mt) peaks from here.

The trek takes one to Gaumukh or moumukhi maa Ganga   Bhojbasa after TM Program and breakfast.

You enter the national park, walk on side of Bhagirathi River in a breathtaking scenery, a magnificent view on Shiv Ling Mountain, meeting pilgrim’s including Sanyasis and Sadhus. There is possibility to rest and take hot drinks and water in various places in comfortable small tent shops.

All along the way there will possibility to continue the trek on mule back. On arrival, TM program, enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Shiv Ling Mountain.

Tapovan (Sanskrit) comes from the two root words tapas – meaning pain or suffering, and by The trekking usually starts from Gaumukh and the trek was considered moderate to difficult prior to the destruction of much of the trail from Gangotri


Gangotri – The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by Deodars (Cider) and Chir (pine).

The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa after his conquest of the Garhwal area! 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 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 Gaumukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

The Gaumukh, the source of the River Ganga and Raktvan river, and amer Ganga, itself is reason enough to do this trek. Gaumukh is a sight on its own.

Only when you get close to it do you realize how big and magnificent the glacier is! I am not surprised this is the most often repeated trek by trekkers.

Every time you visit, there is something new to take back. For this trek


Sun setting on the greater beautiful Mountain range in Gaumukh Trek

Tapovan camp. Which is located on the confluence of the Ganga Valley River at Gangotri right The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh at the Gangotri glacier.

The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group so looking four nice view for Himalayas and .

Evening time which is a good time after sneaks lookout sun setting on the greater beautiful Mountain range. Shivling at Tapovan

Beautiful Campsite of Gaumukh Trek

The Chirbasa or Bhojbasa   trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks.

The camps of Chirbasa and Bhojbasa are very beautiful, the trek route here is very nice and beautiful, here you will see the view very different, both these camps are near the Ganges River, where you can clearly hear the sound of the river’s flowing water at night.

Best Time to Do Gaumukh  Trek ?

Gaumukh trek  is a very beautiful  trek in the District Uttarkashi Uttarakhand Himalayas, The Tapovan Gaumukh trek  is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life. Gaumukh trek  is such a trek where you get to see more than one Himalayan mountain range.

We are the local people in uttarakhand District of Uttarkashi  who are doing this trek for years, we have every experience related to this trek.

The right time to do Gaumukh trek  is from April 1st week to the last of June and then from the last of August to the last month of October.

specially in the months of April, may,  and June, snow is found in abundance here, which makes your trek very memorable and also a little difficult after Gaumukh Glacier. So this trek should not be considered too easy

Remember, you will need a permit to go to Gaumukh, so it is considered a crime to go here without a permit, so take the permit with you, you get the permit from the Uttarkashi Forest Office.

Gaumukh trek  in April to June ?

Gaumukh trek  Month in April and june gives a slightly different experience to Trekkers because in April you start getting snow bhojbasa Camp, near by Gaumukh Glacier

By the way, Char Dham Yatra also starts here from April last weekend  itself, Mother Ganga has a special significance here, Gaumukh is the special place from where Mother Ganga originates.

The Gaumukh trek  starts from Gangotri  in Uttarakhand which comes in Gangotri National Park Range

In April, May and June, you get a combination of both greenery and snow, which makes the trek very spectacular. The weather in April, May and June is quite good and trek friendly, which makes trekking a lot of fun.

During the day the temperature of Gaumukh trek  is around ( 5°C to 12 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 5 °C  to -3 °C  which is not bad.

Views and treks in Gaumukh trek  provide a lot of peace to the mind during the day, while you wake up from one wake to another, Gaumukh Glacier  trek  can always be one of the most close treks in your heart.

You will never consider yourself boring in Gaumukh trek  this trek can give you nothing but joy, You will get to see the Garhwal culture in this trek which will always keep you connected towards the mountain. Himalayas

Gaumukh trek  in September or October

Gaumukh trek  is a little different in the months of September and October, this is because you will  find snow only Gaumukh Glacier

But the beauty of the trek will not be lacking, the trek and nature adorn themselves with time and in different colors. Month of September and October are very good days to trek, at this time total greenery and at the end of October sometimes you can get to see live snow fall.

During the day the temperature of Gaumukh trek  is around Day time  5°C to 15 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 7 °C  to – 2 °C  which is very conformable,

Gaumukh Trek

How Difficult is  Gaumukh trek 

Gaumukh trek  is Moderate trek , this trek comes in a moderate level, people who are trekking for the first time, we have done the entire trek, they used to need help somewhere, which we and our team used to help.

Anyway, here you will find peace and relaxation, along with the wind waves of Mother Ganga, you are going on a trek, at night, during the day you will continue to feel the waves of the Ganges.

Gaumukh Glacier Gradual uphill  trek  but if your fitness is good and you have it in your mind that I want to trek then you can do it absolutely. Where help is needed, our guides will support you, you just have to be strong and capable of the trek. One thing is that all you can do is to have courage and I myself am passionate.

 Gaumukh trek safe for me ?

Yes Gaumukh trek is a safe trek if you are going with a good trekking team which you must know before booking yourself, It is important for you to know that the bow trekking organization with which we are going is right or not,

And if possible, trek with local trekking organization, you can do the same help all the time. then your trek can be very good and memorable

The minimum age required to trek Gaumukh trek  is 10 years and maximum 65 years. The rest depends on your fitness .

We are Per Day Climb Altitude for Gaumukh Trek

Note: – Level: The trek experience and moderate Gaumukh & Tapovan, Nandanvan Trek is classified Trek .We are going about. In altitude per day.

Gangotri -10,145 feet

Chirbasa camp   – 11,761 feet

Bhojbasa camp – 12,450 feet

Gaumukh – 13,200 feet

Key Points of Gaumukh Trek

Duration: – 06 Days 5 Nights from Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season: – April, May, June, September, October,

Level: – The trek experience, Moderate,

Trail of type: – Trek Start. Dehradun is the beautiful city near rail head and base camp .Gangotri base camp

Highest Points: – 13,215 feet

Trekking distance   – 36 km.)

Gaumukh Trek Route Location: –Dehradun,  Gangotri, Chirbasa, Bhojbasa, Gaumukh Glacier 

It is located in the northeastern part of Uttarakhand starting from close to the Chaina border, heading east and then south

Started point: – Pick up to you Dehradun, .Railway Station and (I.S.B.T)

  • You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.
  • I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

How to reach dehradun for Gaumukh trek

  • The easiest way to reach Dehradun is by flight, Direct flights are always available for Dehradun from Bangalore, Chennai , Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Gujrat, more
  • You can also easily reach Dehradun by train Via Delhi . Trains are available from all states India.

Train name is

  1. Nanda Devi Express -12205 ( New Delhi to Dehradun ) · Classes: 1A,2A,3A ·
  2. Trains from Dehradun DDN to Howrah Jn HWH DDN SPL 02327)
  3.  Doon Express -13010
  4. Mussoorie Express -14041 ( Delhi S Rohilla to Dehradun )
  5. Dehradun Shatabdi Express, 12017
  • Himalayan Hikers will arrange transport for you to go from Dehradun to Gangotri dham
  • Mode of Transport is Tempo travelers and Bolero taxi, Swift taxi, more
  • Gangotri  is our main base Camp of Gaumukh trek and Tapovan trek, Kedartal trek, Vasukital trek, Kalindi pass trek, nandanvan trek,  more than 7 expedition
  • You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, Kashmiri Gate  it is good if you are booking the seats.

(Reach  ISBT between 5:30 am to 7:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

How to Reach Gaumukh Trek

  1. For Gaumukh trek, you have to come to Dehradun before arriving home by flight or train.
  2. Dehradun is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand, which is a beautiful city. The easiest way to reach Dehradun is by flights and then by train which will take you directly to Dehradun.
  3. Dehradun is our head office where you will be a member of our team who will keep taxi ready for you
  4. From Dehradun you have to come by taxi to Gangotri Dham, And from Dehradun it will take you about 10 to 11 hours to reach Gangotri base Camp
  5. From Dehradun, you will get to see some small markets via Mussoorie, Suwakholi, and on the way. You will stop for breakfast in Rautuki Valley after that continue your onward journey, Uttarkashi is a Beautiful market where you will stop for lunch of the day
  6. For evening snacks 5:30 Pm. you will reach Gangotri Camp where Team Himalayan Hikers will be ready to welcome you.

Day 1:   Pickup to you from Dehradun Railway Station – Drive to Gangotri overnight stay Hotel

Day 2: Trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (11,761 feet); 6 hours, 9 km

Day 3:  Trek from Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (12,761 fit); 3 hours, 5 km.

Day 4:  Trek from –   Explore Gomukh .Glacier back to camp

Day 5:  Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (10,145 feet); 6/7 hours, 14 km

Day 6:  Depart for Same way Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun between 7.00 pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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