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Gaumukh
 
Location : Uttaranchal
Altitude: Between 3,892 m to 4,000 mt.
Best Season : June To October.

This is the snout of the Gangotri glacier and the present source of the Bhagirathi river. It is held in high esteem by the devotees who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. The 18 km distance from Gangotri haste be covered on foot or by ponies. The trek is easy and many people come back to Gangotri the same day. Porters and ponies are available for excursions to Gaumukh and other trekking routes at Gangotri. There is a Tourist Bungalow at Bhojbasa, 14 km from Gangotri where lodging and other facilities are available.

GAUMUKH TREK

Ganges is one of the holiest river in India and its source, a sacred pilgrimage for devout Hindus. The trek follows the Ganges to its source at Gaumukh, the snout of river Ganges. Legend is that Goddess Ganga descended here from heaven after prolonged penance of King Bhagirath. Further up from Gaumukh is Tapovan , a trekker’s paradise and base for many challenging mountaineering expeditions.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE - 7 Days

Day 1 : Departure Arrive Rishikesh 230 km/6-7 hr & overnight stay arranged at hotel with dinner

Day 2 : After Breakfast arrive at Uttarkashi (4100 Ft.) 155km/4-5 hr. Stay at Shikhar Nature Resort with Lunch & dinner.

Day 3 : Breakfast then drive to Gangotri (3040 Mt.) 95 km /3-4 hrs stay arranged at hotel /T.Banglow. Carry Pac Lunch & have dinner at hotel.

Day 4 : Start 14 km/4-5 hr Trek to Bhojbasa (3658 Mt) along river Bhagirathi. Pac Lunch for trek & hot dinner at Bhojbasa Camp.

Day 5 : Morning after breakfast begin 3 km/1-2 hrs day return trek to Gaumukh (3892 Mt.) source of holy Ganges. Lunch & dinner at the Camp.

Day 6 : Early breakfast & trek back to Gangotri. Arrive and drive back to Resort, on the way visit Harsil 20 km from Gangotri. Dinner & overnight stay at Shikhar Nature Resort.

Day 7 : Morning at Leisure. After lunch return journey to Delhi

ROAD TO UTTARKASHI
Uttarkashi is well connected by road 155 km from Rishikesh.Shatabdi Train has daily morning service to Haridwar (D0710/A1122) & then take a taxi to Rishikesh 29 kms.From Rishikesh local busesand jeeps are avail able for Uttarkashi.The driving Route to Shikhar Nature Resort is: (Delhi-Rorkee-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Narendernagar-Chamba-Dharasu-Uttarkashi)


 
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