Both the Holy River Ganges and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks are worshiped in the Hindu religion. Ganges is the national river of India and Gomukh, is one of the holy places for Hindu pilgrims who travel to this place to see the origin of Mother Ganga. The legend says that the Goddess Ganga came down on Earth from heaven after the prolonged sacrament of King Bhagirath at Gangotri and that's why this place is known as Source of Ganges. However today, the actual Source of Ganges lies 19 km away from Gangotri at Gaumukh (cow's mouth).
The Sources of Ganges trek follow the Ganges and will take you to its source at Gomukh. Move beside the compress path towards Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). The terrain will become barren and isolated from Chirbasa. This trek offers enthralling views of Gangotri groups of peak and Mount Shivling. It is one of the beautiful treks that give a brief introduction about the Holy River Ganges. The best time for Source of Ganges trekking is from May to June and Sept to Oct.
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Duration: 8 Nights - 9 Days
Day 01, Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh:
In the morning, take an Air Conditioner train for Haridwar at 06:50 hours. After arriving in Haridwar
meet our guide who will help you reach Rishikesh and check into your hotel. Evening time is free for
leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02, Rishikesh - Uttarkashi:
After breakfast, we will drive for Uttarkashi, which will take around 7-8 hours to reach. On arriving at
Uttarkashi, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. Evening time is reserved for local
sightseeing. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 03, Uttarkashi - Gangotri:
Today, we will proceed to Gangotri via Harsil (approx. 25 km) in the morning. On coming, check-in to the
hotel & overnight remain.
Day 04, Gangotri - Bhojwassa:
After breakfast, we shall proceed to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa. We will trek along the roar Bhagirathi River
to reach Chirbasa. From Chirbasa, we will trek further to Bhojwassa via a compact forest. Arrive
Bhojwassa and camp on the riverside. The afternoon is free to explore the area and to enjoy the sunset
over the Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 05, Bhojwassa - Gomukh - Tapovan:
Today, after having breakfast, we will proceed to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. After
traveling Gomukh, we will further head to Tapovan. Tapovan is a big lea that is adorned with streams &
wildflowers. Bevy of Bharal (blue hill goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. Dinner &
overnight remain will be at the camp.
Day 06, Tapovan :
The day will be kept free for relaxing. Explore the Kirti & Meru Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay at the
Day 07, Tapovan - Bhojwassa:
Early in the morning enjoy the sunrise over the high peaks. After the breakfast, trek down to Bhojwassa.
Arrive Bhojwassa and camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 08, Bhojwassa - Gangotri – Uttarkashi:
After having breakfast, trek down to Gangotri & from there transact to Uttarkashi. On coming, check-in
to the hotel. Overnight remain in the hotel.
Day 09, Uttarkashi - Haridwar – Delhi:
In the morning after having breakfast, transact to Haridwar & from there; catch AC Train for Delhi at
18:05 hrs. Coming at Delhi by 22:45 hours.