Start From:12,700/-

Goumukh Tapovan-End of the Gangotri Glacier

Start From:12,700/-

The Gomukh Tapovan trek is a thrillfest with gigantic views of the Gaumukh Glacier which is also one of the main water sources of the holy Ganges. Embark on the trek at an altitude of 14,200 ft. that offers breathtaking views of the peaks of Gangotri peaks - Shivling, Thalay Sagar, and Meru. The Gomukh Tapovan Trek is scenic with nature's bounty and is decorated with fragrant flowers, snow-capped peaks, and similar jaw-dropping views. Take a dip in the holy Bhagirathi River, which is considered one of the sacred rituals. During the trek, one can also immerse in the divine aura of the pilgrim cities, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, and Bhojwassa.

Short Itinerary

Day 1-Dehradun to Gangotri drive

Day 2-Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m) - 6 h trek

Day 3-Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m) - 3 h trek

Day 4-Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h

Day 5-Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day

Day 6-Tapovan to Bhojbasa- 5-6 h

Day 7-Bhojbasa to Gangotri- 5-6 h

Day 8-Gangotri to Dehradun drive

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Dehradun to Gangotri drive

Dehradun to Gangotri drive. 7/8 hours drive of 242 km. From Dehradun we drive to Gangnani via Uttarkashi. Gangnani is known for the natural hot water spring baths it has. We drive to Gangotri on this day itself. We stay at a guesthouse overnight.

Duration:3 hours

Day 2

Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m) - 6 h trek

On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,650 m). 9km trek in 6 hours. From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on a tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.

Duration:3 hours

Day 3

Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m) - 3 h trek

Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest. 5 km trek in 3-4 hours. In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. In the afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi's group of peaks.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 4

Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h

Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast, we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges. We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has a steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. They appear to be just a stone's throw away. It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer months.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 5

Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day


This day is free for us to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow-capped peaks, flora, fauna, and mountain landscape. This land is frequented by some of the greatest contemporary mountaineers. The Shivling peak stands tall in front of us. Behind Shivling, towards the right is Meru. A little towards the left of Shivling is Sumeru. The Bhagirathi peaks are visible further to the left. Bhagirathi III, Meru (Central Peak), and Sumeru have some of the hardest climbing routes in the world. We can visit the Meru Glacier and return to our campsite.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 6

Tapovan to Bhojbasa- 5-6 h

Early in the morning, we enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast, we trek down to Bhojbasa.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 7

Bhojbasa to Gangotri- 5-6 h

We trek to Gangotri in the morning. Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 8

Gangotri to Dehradun drive

Early morning after breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun and arrive by evening.

Duration: 3 hours

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Other Information

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Dhaula to Sangla (VEG).
  • All accommodation from Dhaula to Sangla.
  • All campaign equipments Medical Kit.
  • Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff) All forests permits

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies.
  • All Meals from Kathgodam-Lohajung & Lohajung-Kathgodam
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage Single room accommodations
  • Hard Drinks (This also includes undistilled fermented beverages)
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Day touring as per the itinerary.

20 Reviews

4.3 Excellent
  1. This was my 2nd experience with them. It was educational, benefitial, reflective, fun, interesting, friendly, disciplined .. Considering the fact that it was in the remote hills, yet The Mountain Trekker provided such splendid facilities, I'll add luxurious.

  2. Sumit was awesome, awesome being an understatement. He not only was informative regarding the trees, environment, birds, mountains, trails, Gaia, local language, rock climbing

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