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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India
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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek


5°C to 25°C


46 km


14600 ft.

Best Time

April-May-June, Sept-Nov


6 days




Gaumukh Tapovan trek is one of the picturesque treks in Gangotri national park. You may have never been exposed to such a high mountain in your life. In the past few years, Tapovan has emerged as a popular trekking destination and people from far-off places come to see the enchanting grasslands of Tapovan that are decorated with flowering plants.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a famous pilgrimage route in India. Right from the Tapovan the base camp of Mount Shivling, most astonishing & loved mountain in India. Gaumukh Tapovan trek distance is 46kms, which takes 5 to 7 days to complete. During this trek, you’ll cover the Gaumukh, which is a holy place & major source of River Ganga.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek difficulty is easy to moderate and it’s good for all age groups. We welcome all solo trekkers for Gaumukh Tapovan trek.

Tapovan is a naturally diverse area carpeted by the lush green grasslands that are considered to be the best high-altitude grasslands in India. Gaumukh Tapovan trek height is 4463 metres about 14,640 feet above sea level and is situated near the famous Gangotri shrine. At the foot of Shivling peak, Tapovan is a seasonal home to several sadhus living in caves, huts etc.

Best time for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is April, May & June, September, October and easly November. November is cold and chances of snowfall is high.

The Gaumukh Tapovan trek is beautiful and filled with nature’s abundance, including fragrant flowers, snow-capped peaks, and other breathtaking views. Peaks like Bhagirathi Sisters, Mount Shivling, Thalay Sagar, and Meru can all be seen from the trek.

Gangotri is gateway to many high altitude trekking and Mountaineering expeditions like Kalindi Khal, Kedartal, Auden’s Col, Rudragaira Peak, Mount Satopanth, Kedardome, Mount Shivling & many. Gangotri is one of the Char Dhams.



– Wear Mask
– Maintain Social Distance
– Double Vaccination
– Wash Your Hands & carry sanitizer
– If you feel anything bad inform Trek Leader/Guide or visit nearby hospital or doctor



Gangotri is the starting & end point of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek. Gangotri is well connected and the road distance is 265 km from Rishikesh. Gangotri is a holy place and one of Uttarakhand Char Dham. Team HRI will provide the pick and drop from ISBT, Rishikesh.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport. There are daily flights operating from Delhi to Jolly grant airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh junction is the closest railway station.

Road Connectivity: Rishikesh is well connected with national capital Delhi through highway. Delhi is 265 km from Rishikesh. Booking a cab to reach Rishikesh or overnight Volvo bus is the most convenient mode of travel to reach here from Delhi.


Documents Required for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

– Valid Govt. ID  (any of Aadhar Card/Passport/Driver’s License/Voter’s Card)

– Passport Size Photo
– Valid Insurance (min. 2.50 lakh) optional
– Medical Certificate by registered medical practitioner min MBBS.
– Double Dose Vaccine Certificate or Negative RT-PCR report or SOP during travel.


Facts About Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Duration: 6 Days
Trek Distance: 46km
Region: Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand
Max Altitude: 14,600 ft
Stay: Room, Camping

Gaumukh Tapovan Temperature: 0°C to 25°C

Pick/Drop: Tapovan, Rishikesh

Best Time: April-May-June, Sept-Oct-Early Nov



Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is ideal trekking for all age groups, even for first timers can do his trek. If you’ve any further query please feel free to contact us. What’s App to +91 73800 87934

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Day 1: Rishikesh to Gangotri | Drive 10-12 hrs.

Altitude: 3100m, 10171 ft. | Gangotri |

* Pick up: 6am | ISBT, Rishikesh
* Drive: 240 km | 10-12 hours
* Arrive Gangotri | Check-in & Rest
* Phone network available Jio, Airtel & BSNL
* Briefing/orientation about Trek, check list
* Followed by Dinner & Stay

Day 2: Gangotri to Chirbasa | Trek 9 km

Altitude: 11,680 ft. | Chirbasa

* Attend Morning Aarti at Gangotri Temple
* Breakfast | Trek to Chirbasa
* Easy trek, 9 km 4-5 hours
* Forest Dept. Check Post
* few water points enroute
* hot lunch, pine forest
* Followed by Dinner & Camp stay

Day 3: Chirbasa to Bhojwasa | Trek 5 km

Altitude: 12,500 ft. | Bhojwasa

* Wake up with tea, enjoy sunrise
* Breakfast | Trek to Bhojwasa
* Gradual ascent, 5 km 3-4 hours
* Water available
* Hot lunch, don't miss the sunset
* Acclimatization Walk
* Followed by Dinner & Camp stay

Day 4: Bhojwasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh | Trek 9km

Altitude: 14,600 ft. | Tapovan

* Wake up with tea, enjoy sunrise
* Breakfast | Trek to Tapovan
* Challenging trek | 9 km, 5-6 hours
* Water available
* hot lunch/ Pack lunch
* Bhagirathi Peak, Mt. Shivling, Meru & many peaks
* Followed by Dinner & Camp stay

Day 5: Tapovan to Chirbasa | Trek 14 km

Altitude: 11,680 ft. | Chirbasa

* Wake up & breakfast
* Trek to Chirbasa | 14 km, 5-6 hrs.
* Water available
* Pack lunch
* Followed by Dinner & Camp stay

Day 6: Chirwasa to Gangotri, Drop at Rishikesh.

Altitude: 10,171 ft. | Gangotri

* Breakfast
* Trek to Gangotri | Easy trek, 9 km, 3 hours
* Pack lunch
* Drive to Rishikesh, drop by 10 pm at ISBT, Rishikesh.
* Drive: 240 km | 9-10 hours

See you soon on another Himalayan Trip

  • Accommodation as per itinerary on shared basis
  • Stay 2N-Rooms, 4N-Camps.
  • Healthy & nutritious meals while on trek (Starting from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast).
  • Morning & Evening Tea with Cookies, Maggie
  • Pick from Rishikesh
  • Drop at Rishikesh
  • Daily Snacks & Soup in the evening while on trek
  • Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining equipment etc
  • All necessary Forest, Camping, Trekking Permits & Entry Fees
  • First Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter & Portable Oxygen
  • Certified Trek Leader
  • Support Staff (Local Guide, Cook, Porters, Mule & Helper)
  • Staff Insurance, Equipment, Shoes & Travel (Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi)
  • & followed by full power fun.
  • Any service are not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Insurance, air/train/Volvo ticket costs, hospitalization costs, emergency evacuation costs, Rescue costs, backpack off-loading costs, personal porter costs, mule costs, and so on.
  • Any costs incurred as a result of bad weather, road closures, sudden halt, God Act or other factors beyond our control must be paid by YOU/TOURIST on the spot.
  • Liability for or Insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
  • Any personal expenses not included in the inclusions, such as tip, mineral water, and snacks/meals, Buffer Day.
  • Taxes.
  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, Warm nightwear set.
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Bottom).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles – 1, Trekking Pole – 1 (Mandatory).
  • Personal Medications
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
– Trekker has to carry his/her bagpack by own if someone requires a backpack off-loading, ask while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Charges extra.
– Please don’t come with Sports Shoe, Trolley Bags, & Jeans. Speaker not allowed during trek.
– Pack light as much as you can or ask HRI expert to help you.
  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with a safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. A suitable environment for all members so don’t no worry in that case. We have tremendous experienced leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals. They’ve memorized the safety procedures like the back of their hands. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of Small batches’ that improves quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high-quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes and other technical gear like roped, Microspikes, and gaiters, everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: Team Heaven Riders India is a firm believer in the Leave No Trace philosophy, and we encourage all of trekkers to not toss trash or plastic. Our goal is also to improve the well-being of local people and to keep the Himalayas clean and green. We value nature and are attempting to improve it at the same time.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is high altitude trek so you have to be with good physical fitness. You can gain your physical fitness with workouts & breathing sessions. This expedition goes upto 14,600M there’s altitude gain for that you need to have strong lungs. Also your body needs to be active in such high altitude weather.

Begin by jogging 4-5 times each week. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before. Follow by Push UPs, Pull Ups, Leg Workouts, Breathing Exercises, Stair Climbing with 10kg backpack.

We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking money is non-refundable under the partial payment arrangement.

In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative activity or offer you with a voucher (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking cost is non-refundable in any case while using the partial payment mechanism.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid* for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info : Terms & Condition

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. “Heaven Riders India” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. HRI reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

– Strictly Follow Covid Guidelines: Wear Mask, Maintain Social Distancing, Wash your hands, Vaccine

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back
– Carry original and copy of valid ID
– Insurance is mandatory & it’s participants responsibility
– Participants should be 12+ years old with parents consent
– Leader’s decision is final, and have to be followed by all the participants
– Behave well with staff and respect locals, their beliefs & rituals
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during Brahmatal trek
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy
– All Gears will be UIAA Certified. Any loss/damage will be charged @1.5 times of actual value to cover up shipping and custom duties OR you can arrange by you
– No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be Non-Refundable
– In case buffer/reserve day for summit attempt is utilized, an additional amount would be charged
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan/itinerary in case there is danger involved
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the trekker/you
– Carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t wish to carry it, you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay extra on the basis of per day per bag.
– Extreme Himalayan Trips require a good amount of physical fitness, stamina and endurance so prepare accordingly.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund would be provided. Participants have to bear all the cost beyond.

For any further clarifications ask while booking.


What documents I have to carry?
Participant have to carry both original & copy of valid Govt. Id (any of Passport/Aadhar card/Driving License), Medical Certificate from registered medical practitioner MBBS min., NOC form (by participant), 2 passport size photos along with you and submit them after bookings and hard copy to Leader during orientation/briefing at Gangotri.

Follow Covid Guidelines
I'm the solo female trekker, is it safe?
Girls safety is important to us. Our entire mountain staff, leaders, guides are extremely trust worthy. Many solo woman travelers travel with us so there's no worry about it. We would advise all to take care of your belongings.
How can I book Gaumukh Tapovan Trek with you?
After selecting the expedition, you can book by clicking on the Book Now button or you can contact us and we will help you in bookings process.

You can also book through NEFT or UPI.
What things do I have to carry?
Please check things to carry/trek essentials list to pack in your rucksack. Please don't pack unnecessary things & don't forget to pack personal medicines.
What type of transportation will be using on the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek?
We use taxis like Sumo, Force Tempo Traveler, Bolero, Scorpio, Jeep or similar etc. from our vendors. These vehicles are the best in the mountains.
How big are the groups?
We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Max 18 members of group strength that helps trip leader to get connect all members. For special groups like corporates & private groups, there's no limit of group size.

We need at least 5 people to operate our fixed departures. If you're five or more we can organize it on your dates.
What if the trip is cancelled or change in itinerary due to natural calamities?
Trip preparations are already done previously. Forest & other permits would done in advance. We will be offering you any alternate trip or voucher having similar value for money in case of natural calamities.

In case of NO Show, non-completion of trek or change in itinerary due to weather conditions, local developments or any reason beyond our control there wont be any refund.

We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general well being. Expenses arise unforeseen circumstances or Acts of God or beyond our control to be borne by you.
What type of food is served during trek?
We serve healthy & nutritious Indian vegetarian food with eggs. Jain food also available on request, please ask while bookings.
Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?
Gaumukh Tapovan trek is meant for all age groups, like those are with good physical fitness. Yes, Gaumukh Tapovan trek is for first timers.

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Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India


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