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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India
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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek


5°C to 25°C


40 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.


Gangotri is the starting & end point of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek. Gangotri is well connected and the road distance is 240 km from Dehradun. Gangotri is a holy place and one of Uttarakhand Char Dham. Team HRI will provide the pick and drop from Dehradun Railway Station.

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

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun is the closest railway station.

Road Connectivity: Dehradun is well connected with national capital Delhi by highway. Booking a cab to reach Dehradun 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 Aadhar Card/Passport)

– Passport Size Photo
– Valid Insurance (min. 2.50 lakh) optional
– Medical Fitness Certificate by registered medical practitioner min. MBBS.

Facts About Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Duration: 6 Days
Trek Distance: 40 km
Region: Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand
Max Altitude: 14,600 ft
Stay: Room, Camping

Temperature: 0°C to 25°C

Pick/Drop: Dehradun

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 queries, please feel free to contact us. What’s App to +91 73800 87934.

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

Altitude: 3100m, 10171 ft. | Gangotri |

* Pick up: 6am | Railway Station, Dehradun
* Drive: 240 km | 8-10 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 Dehradun.

Altitude: 10,171 ft. | Gangotri

* Breakfast
* Trek to Gangotri | Easy trek, 9 km, 3 hours
* Pack lunch
* Drive to Dehradun, drop by 10 pm at Dehradun Railway Station
* Drive: 240 km | 8-10 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
  • Pick and Drop: Dehradun
  • 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 & Portable Oxygen.
  • Expert Trek Leader.
  • Guide, Cook, Porters, Mule & Helpers.
  • Staff Insurance, Equipment, Shoes & Travel (Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi)
  • followed by full power fun.
  • Any service 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, Snowfall, Rain, Strike, Bandh, Administrative or Govt Ban, Vehicle Breakdown, 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/GST.
  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-1, Down Jacket-1, 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-1, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Face Wash, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brush, Personal Toiletries Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles – 1, Trekking Pole – 1 (Mandatory).
  • Dry Fruits, ORS, Energy Bars, etc.
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs. with raincover.
  • Day Pack 20 Ltrs. with raincover if opted for off-loading
  • Mandatory Documents
  • and most importantly the Adventure Spirit.
– Trekker has to carry his/her backpack 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. Speakers 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 works with 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. Suitable environment for all members so doesn’t worry in that case. We have tremendously experienced leaders and all of them are well-trained professionals. They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of small batches that improve quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connected with all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refine 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 & other technical equipment like rope, micro spikes, gaiter etc. Everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: We at Team Heaven Riders are strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage all our members not to throw garbage & plastic during our trips. Also, our aim is to improve welfare of local people and Keep Himalayas clean & green. We respect nature and work on it simultaneously.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is high altitude trek so you have to be in good physical fitness. You can improve your physical fitness with workouts & breathing sessions. This expedition goes up to 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.

NO REFUND SHALL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE BOOKING AMOUNT FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. HOWEVER, 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 Amount is Non-Refundable.

No cancellations will be taken over call or what’s app msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

In case of government restrictions, bad weather, protests, landslides, road blockage, administrative ban, lockdown, strike or any other unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control, certain activities during the trek/trip/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 (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 amount is non-refundable in any case.

If a trek or trip or expedition cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (bad weather conditions like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, road block, ban, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/bad weather/unforeseen circumstances (rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, ban, road block, bandh, extra stay, food, transportation or taxi cost etc.), Will be borne by customer on the spot. Company will not be liable.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account or UPI 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, porterage, 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. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries. . The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, strike, lockdown, bandh, landslide, snowfall, rain, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, Team HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back.

– Everyone should be on time.

– Carry original and copy of valid ID.
– Insurance is mandatory & it’s participants responsibility.
– Participant should be 15+ years old along with a parent and written consent.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the participants.

– Behave well with staff and respect locals and their beliefs & rituals.
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy to be borne by tourist/you/traveler.
– No show and trip changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be Non-Refundable.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, sudden night stay, vehicle break down, landslide, snowfall, rain, strike, sickness of tourist, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the traveler/Tourist/you.
– In any case, non-completion of trek due to bad weather, rain, landslide, snowfall, strike, bandh, lockdown or any issue which is beyond our control no refund will be processed.
– The trekker should be mentally tough to beat the cold conditions.
– The trekker should carry their water bottle & he must take care to dispose of their garbage in dustbins only.
– Team HRI is not responsible for any mishap, due to weather conditions, natural disaster, any kind of accident, etc.
– We provide sanitized Transportation, follow Covid norms and provide hygienic Stay. Please ensure to bring sanitizers and masks along.
– Charges and trek plans could vary during bad weather conditions or if the tour is extended due to weather or some other mishappening.
– We are not responsible if the tour is extended or the itinerary is changed due to any kind of road blockage, landslide, snowfall, water floods, vehicle breakdown, etc. Extra costs to be borne by tourist/traveler.
 “Availability at hotels/stay” and “rates for this itinerary” are subject to change at the time of booking.
 We reserve the right to change the hotels, sightseeing or the route at any point in time. This is a rare case that happens only in the case of any maintenance work, availability issues, network issues, any natural calamity, road blockage due to landslide/snow or in any other case of a medical emergency.
 Air Conditioner/Heater/Blower in-cab will not be used in hilly/mountain areas.
– If you want to use the heater at a hotel/home stay/cab/vehicle extra charge will applicable.
– All Rates are Non-Negotiable.
 The travelers are responsible for carrying and taking care of their luggage from the vehicle lot to the Hotel/Campsite/Homestay.

– 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 costs beyond including travel, hospitalization, taxi, stay, rescue charges, etc.

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.

Tour's Location

Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India


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