Tapovan Trek Journey to the Base camp of Mt. Shivling, this is the most loved trek in Uttarakhand.
Tapovan Trek – The meaning of Tapovan is a tranquil holy place, where sages meditate to attain spirituality. It is a high altitude meadow at a height of 4,500 m. It lies on the bank of massive Gangotri glacier and at the base of lofty Shivling peak.
However, Tapovan trek starts from Gangotri and goes through some adventurous regions of the Himalayas, taking one to the base of Mt. Shivling.
Above all, Tapovan Trek is an Enthralling Gangotri valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Gangotri National park. No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate, and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!
The best part of History Gaumukh or Topvan Trek
The special thing about the Gaumukh and Tapovan treks is that these treks are very ancient and religious, these treks we have heard for centuries that the sages and saints here used to meditate and meditate on the Lord. This is known as Tapo Bhoomi, hence the name Tapovan, And it is also said that the Bhakt Bhagirath did penance here to bring Mother Ganga from heaven to earth,
That is why today the beautiful stream that is fading of the Ganges is also the gift of Bhagirath Ji, So whenever you go trekking to Gaumukh and Tapovan, you will see and hear all these things from Gangotri itself. These treks are amazing, the climate and temperature here; the weather makes it very enjoyable. All around is the feeling of peace
Why should Tapovan trek?
What you will find and never say in Tapovan trek, these treks are treasures connected with spiritual and popular, In Gaumukh and Tapovan trek, you will find yourself in an environment where people yearn to come from Gangotri, When you go from Gangotri to Chibasa, you have to trek along the Ganges River from the very beginning, This route will awaken even more desire in your mind for the days ahead, what will happen next. In this trek, you will initially see only pine trees and rhododendron trees and food, and other wild species.
When you move from Chirbasa Camp to Bhojbasa Camp, you will start to see very beautiful mountain range, this route becomes a little easy and I will see you and wild sheep which are also known as mountain goats. Bhojbasa is a beautiful camp where there are also ashrams of Rishi muni,
Trek Route from Bhaojbasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh Glacier
Today is beg day the route from Bhojbasa to Gaumukh and Tapovan is a bit tricky. These are moderate routes, but after the direct route to Gaumukh, you get about 03Km Glacier filled with stones and Cracks in the snow. One has to cross with the help of his guide, after crossing the glacier, there is about 1 km of the steep climb which meets directly at Tapovan, and after completing this climb you will reach Tapovan camp, this is the place where all four and peace Apart from nothing else, Shivling Peak and the Bhagirathi group on its left, which creates a different feeling in your mind that this was to happen, beautiful camp and grassland along which I flow with the Amer Ganga, whose stagnant waters hold the supernatural peace within you Will wake you up this is the best part of this trek
History of Gangotri Dham base camp of Tapovan Trek
Gangotri is a starting point of Tapovan trek, Gangotri is a holy town perched at an altitude of 3,415 m on Bhagirathi River’s banks in Uttarkashi district. According to the legend, it is Goddess Ganga’s shrine, and this holy site is the part of Char Dham, which holds a great place in the heart of Hindu mythology and Hindu devotees.
A temple “Gangotri” is present in this region, which was built by “Amar Singh Thapa” in the 19th Century. Therefore, the purest deity “Ganga” worshipped in this town. Here is the presence of many hot water springs nearby, and it is believed that a dip in the pure water of Ganges washes all the sins.
During Ashwamedha Yagna, King Sagar sent his 60,000 sons along with a horse, and the horse got lost, and the sons went in search of the horse to saint Kapila’s ashram; he was in deep meditation. The saint opened his eyes in anger and turned all 60,000 sons into ashes.
Then, Kapila advised Anshuman (grandson of King Sagar) to request Goddess Ganga to come on earth and cleanse all the ashes and provide salvation, but he failed.
Bhagirathi’s extreme meditation made the goddess Ganga come down to earth. Lord Shiva tied Ganga then distributed the water into many streams to save the planet from the dominant force.
A mixture of Spirituality and Adventure! in Tapovan Trek
During your trek, go through the source of River Ganga “Gomukh.” It is the snout of Gangotri Glacier. The trail makes its way through dense verdant forests, and the adventure begins. It is an excellent trek for adventure lovers because it includes crossing moraines, steep climbs, and traversing an amusing glacier.
So, Tapovan trek is for both devotees and avid hikers. It is a mixture of both spirituality and adventure.
A Moderate Trek with Enticing Views
Most importantly, Mt. Shivling accompanies you until you reach the celestial meadow of Tapovan. Moreover, other peaks visible from Tapovan is – Join heights and Bhagirathi groups 1, 2, 3 of peaks with several more snow-covered mountains.
But, the beginners should choose some Easy Level Treks and avoid treks like Tapovan. However, if your fitness is right and you are capable enough, then you can want to taste its adventure.
Why to Choose Tapovan Trek?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is essential to perceive the reason behind choosing the Tapovan trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 516 Km both sides and on foot 46 km, which is to cover into eight days Dehradun to Dehradun
Although, Tapovan trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4500 Meters – 14640 ft
The Starting trail is moderate as compared to other treks this is a difficult trek. So this trek is Not For Beginners
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
In other words, 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.
In fact, 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
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only
Altitude we are going to cover in Tapovan Trek
Gangotri – 3415 Meter
Chirbasa – 3580 Meter
Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter
Gomukh – 4255 Meter
Tapovan trek – 4500 Meter
Key Points of Tapovan trek
Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun
Base camp: – Gangotri
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2° C to 6° C)
Tapovan Altitude: – 4500 Meter
Best Time: – May, June, September, October
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 46 Km – By taxi 516 km
Group Size: – 15 people
Short Itinerary of Tapovan Trek
Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri – 258 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter
Day 2 – Trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3580 Meter)
Day 3 – Trek from Chirbasa camp to Bhojbasa camp (5 km) (3/4 Hours) (3775 Meter)
Day 4 – Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Tapovan camp (09 km) (6/7 Hours) (4500 Meter)
Day 5 – Exploration Day Nil Tal and Shivling base camp (4619 Meter) back to camp (4/5 Hours)
Day 6 – Trek from Tapovan to Bhojbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3775 Meter)
Day 7 – Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 Hours) (3415 Meter)
Day 8 – Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)
Your Travel Plan for Tapovan Trek
You can book train, air flight, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.
The Tapovan trek will be of 6 days and 02 days of your journey total of 08 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun in Uttarakhand
First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Dehradun in the morning
A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to Dehradun railway station
Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Gangotri base camp from Dehradun railway station
Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Dehradun. The taxi costs include your package for a Sharing Tempo Traveler
In Dehradun railway station you will get our staff that will arranged transport for you
The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will be give you a week ago to your departure
Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan Hikers take all the responsibility of Dehradun from Dehradun, that you will not face any problem
How will you reach Tapovan Trek?
If you are travelling from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked yourself the
Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45 am
Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:00 am
Take the both overnight train Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you.
Train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.
Option 02:- By Air
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun. Located about 27 km for the Dehradun city. There are flights available from all states to Dehradun, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Taxis are available from the airport to Dehradun at all time costs Rs. 800/* one way pay to directly.
Option 03:- By Bus
You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) Kasmiri get ISBT; it is good if you are booked the seats.
(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and vehicle will be arranged from there.)
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Tapovan Trek
Before starting the journey to Tapovan trek , make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way, Uttarkashi market is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM, (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)
The phone does not work on this trek. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls. . So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Gangotri, your device will receive good networks.