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!
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)