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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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This Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is considered one of the most well-known Himalayan treks that will take visitors to some of India’s holiest and most mysterious places. Doing this trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will not be missed! The trek starts at Gangotri and goes towards the source of the River, Gaumukh. The trek also takes you to Tapovan, the meadow, where spiritualists and sages sit. An 8-day journey blends spirituality, mythology, and thrilling adventure, and The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek takes you through the Gangotri glacier to the spot that is thought to be the source of the holy River Ganga. It’s a trek that trekkers have loved from across India for centuries. When you stroll in the meadows and fields around Tapovan, you’ll get glimpses of the imposing Shivling Peak and the Bhagirathi sisters from the top. The views from these mountains are breathtaking. The meadows also belong to many saints who meditate and stay here forever. The trek to Gaumukh is arduous and deemed easy to moderate by the experts. With proper planning, even a novice can successfully complete the process.

Trek Route

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri

Day 2: Gangotri To Chirbasa By Trek

Day 3: Chirbasa to Bhojbasa -5km By Trek

Day 4: Acclimatization At Bhojbasa

Day 5: Trek from Bhojbasa to Tapovan

Day 06: Tapovan to Bhojbasa by 5.9 kms trekking through Gaumukh

Day 07: Bhojbasa To Gangotri

Day 08: Gangotri To Dehradun By 280 kms drive

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Adhish | Head Of Mountain Experts

Adhish

Adhish

Adhish was born and brought up in the Pauri Garhwal region. Since childhood, he has had an inclination towards Mountains. To fulfil this dream, Adhish did his Basic mountaineering Courses from Nehru institute of mountaineering, Advance mountaineering courses from Himalayan mountaineering institute Darjeeling and Skiing courses from ABVIM Manali. He has done various expeditions in the Himalayan region. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.

Why You Should Do Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

1. Tapovan

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a fantastic trek in the Bhagirathi valley of the river. It takes you to the summit of Mt Shivling and the Bhagirathi sisters. It is among the most exciting and thrilling hikes in India.

On the first day, when the trek begins at Gangotri, trekkers can walk along the riverbank and climb up to a high meadow in the alps known as Tapovan. This meadow with high altitude is the ideal spot to camp, and it serves as the base for mountaineering trips up to Mount Shivling and Mt. Meru.

The trek will take you amid mountains and a wide range of natural beauty. The hike traverses through grasslands and forests, and the view is stunning.

On your trek’s third and final day, You will arrive at the Bhojbasa campsite. The campsite is quite secluded; however, the views are breathtaking. You can enjoy a relaxing time in tents.

2. Gangotri Glacier

The Gangotri glacier is believed to be one of the biggest in the Himalayas. It’s it is a water source for the Ganges River. The Ganges is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus. But, scientists note that it is currently in retreat and melting faster than before.

According to researchers who study this issue, the reason is that there is less ice being formed to replace the melting glaciers caused by global warming. This process is speeding up due to causes like burning in agriculture and forest fires that cause the glacier to heat up.

Thus, the most suitable season to travel to Gangotri is mid-April, from June through September and November. The weather during this time isn’t too cold and neither too hot. It means it is safe to trek.

From Gangotri, you’ll trek through the gurgling Bhagirathi river to Gaumukh, where you will see the glacier and witness the beginning of this holy river. The trek takes you through the stunning Tapovan meadow, frequented by thousands of pilgrims and mountaineers throughout the year.

3. Neel Taal

From the starting point of Gaumukh from the base of Gaumukh to Tapovan, The trek is both a spiritual and exciting journey. The hike is moderately complex to hard; therefore, it needs a good fitness level and previous experience. Spectacular mountain views enhance the drive. From this point, it is possible to view the Shivling summit, the Bhagirathi group of peaks, and other snow-covered mountains. It is also possible to view the Neel Taal and its surrounding lakes. It’s a great spot to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Best Time to Do Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Summer Season ( May & June )

The Gaumukh Tapovan trek enjoys increased popularity during the summer, particularly among trekkers who relish the opportunity to traverse snow-covered terrain. During the beginning of summer, snow will be on the trail. This is also when you cross the Bhagirathi River using the naturally formed snow bridges. The snow persists until Gaumukh and sometimes even extends beyond until the middle of May.

As the summer months approach (late May or early June), the last remnants of snow disappear, revealing the valley’s sparse vegetation. The limited greenery that can be found along the trail, particularly on the path to Chirbasa, begins to flourish. As the snow starts to melt, it contributes to the increasing size of the Bhagirathi, which starts to flow with great force. This can be observed directly at Suryakund in Gangotri.

The pre-monsoon showers in the valley amplify the river’s power. By July, the monsoon season is in full bloom, bringing incessant rainfall that makes certain parts of the trail vulnerable to landslides and rockfalls, rendering the hike hazardous.

Autumn Season ( September & October )

As the seasons change, autumn takes centre stage, offering the perfect opportunity to embark on the Gaumukh Tapovan trek. The panoramic views of the valley are unparalleled during this time, making it a photographer’s paradise. The trail is adorned with vibrant hues as the vegetation transforms into shades of yellow, brown, and maroon. The Bhagirathi River, which flows gently, takes on a deeper blue hue, adding to the breathtaking beauty of the landscape.

The water flow becomes restricted during autumn as the drop in temperature causes the glaciers and streams to freeze, which adds a touch of colour to an otherwise barren valley. The autumn season on the Gaumukh Tapovan trail is shorter compared to summer, lasting only 4 to 5 weeks. This is because the cold temperatures cause the water flow to slow down, leading to a quicker end to the season.

Snowfall in the area usually occurs in October, particularly at higher-elevation campsites such as Bhojbasa and above. As a result, trekking becomes impractical after mid-October due to the weather conditions. Consequently, the season comes to an end until the following summer. Tapovan is not as widely visited as other pilgrimage sites, so you’ll find fewer people there during the autumn.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun To Gangotri - 280 km By Road (7-8 Hours)

  • Height: 3,093 meters / 10,147.64 feet.
  • The pickup time will be 6:30 A.M at the Prince Chowk Dehradun Railway Station.
  • It will be 250 Kms which takes 8 to 9 hours.
  • Night stay will be in a hotel or guesthouse.

Driving to Gangotri from Dehradun is one of the most beautiful roads in the country. It is a must-see route for every traveler who wishes to explore the picturesque hilly regions of Uttarakhand. Set out to begin your journey from Dehradun early at 6.30 A.M. The trip will last longer since you will travel 250 kms from Dehradun to Gangotri. It is an incredible eight hours of riding through the majestic mountains. We begin early to reach Gangotri at the end of the day. Gangotri is the principal pilgrimage town in India and is among the Char Dham Temples. It is situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. Just 35kms away from Dehradun, the first important attraction is Mussoorie, The well-known hill station. The Hill station has stunning views of the Shivalik Mountains. After a lunch break and some exploring throughout Dhanulti, Chamba, you will arrive at the Land of the Gods, Uttarkashi.

Located in Uttarakhand, Uttarkashi is a sacred spiritual town on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. It is a famous pilgrimage spot, with thousands of devotees visiting yearly. Vishwanath Temple of Lord Shiva is one of the major tourist spots in Uttarkashi. The river Bhagirathi will take you to the beautiful Harshil village. Harshil is famous for its apple orchards everywhere, providing an opportunity to relax your eyes. Harshil is the perfect spot to spend a peaceful evening in the mountains. There is the Holy Gangotri City. Located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, Gangotri is known as a popular location for pilgrims coming from India. It is a vital part of the Char Dham Yatra circuit. Many devotees from across the nation come to this holy town to offer their prayers and bathe in the holy water of Ganga. Enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by our cooks in the evening and relax in the guesthouse.

Day 2: Gangotri To Chirbasa By 9 kms Trek

On the first day, your trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa is about 9 kilometers. The route starts by following the Bhagirathi River and climbing to the woods’ top. The path is well-defined and includes several stops to rest and admire the magnificent panorama of the Himalayas.

The trails mostly have low inclines and are level. Continue for another 20-30 minutes, and you’ll be able to witness another stream flowing beneath a rusted bridge. Once you cross the bridge, the valley widens and then turns left. Take in the various mountain ranges covered in snow along the right-hand side. After about 20 minutes of trekking from the forest check post, you will spot three major streams along your route. Sudarshan Parbat is not visible anymore. The trail now swivels to your left as you traverse the third ridge. It gives you a stunning panorama across the valley. Relax in the calming presence of silver birch trees surrounding you.

After a couple of hours of hiking, you’ll arrive in Chirbasa, Chirbasa located in an altitude range of 3,280 meters. Chirbasa is a small town with a couple of shops and basic guesthouses. It is possible to stay the night in Chirbasa’s guesthouses or tents and take in the tranquil surroundings. The campsite here has a fantastic view from the Bhagirathi, the group of mountains as well as Bhrigu Parvat. Today’s walk is easy but traverses 8-9 landslide-prone bends. It is essential to take plenty of water on this trek.

Day 3: 5.3 km Trek from Chirbasa to Bhojbasa

  • Height: 3,555 meters / 11,714 feet
  • Trek Distance: 5.3 km | 5 hrs approx
  • Today trek will be in Gangotri National Park
  • Stay will be in tents.
  • Lunch at the campsite.
  • Trek will be moderate.

Is trek between Chirbasa to Bhojbasa is a strenuous but rewarding adventure. On the trek, you’ll enjoy views of several breathtaking Himalayan mountain ranges, such as Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III.

The first couple of miles is smooth and marked. After that, the trail gets rocky and steep at a few locations. You might have to go boulder hopping in some spots; however, this part of the trail is worth it when you view the breathtaking views you’ll get.

In this area, observing the Bhagirathi collection of mountain peaks and the Gangotri Glacier is possible. Take some time to take in the beauty of this area.

We’ll spend the night in Bhojbasa If you want to. A small temple, an Ashram, and a GMVN rest House exist.

The trek from Chirbasa to Bhojbasa is shorter and covers about 5 km. Suppose it can be completed in 3-4 hours. The route is well-marked and mostly flat, which makes it a simple trek. However, it’s essential to know the necessary precautions since the altitude could affect certain hikers.

The trail starts from Chirbasa, located at 3,660 meters above sea level. From Chirbasa, you’ll trek through the Bhagirathi River, which flows through stunning deodar forests and pine trees. Also, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains.

After trekking for about 2 hours, you’ll arrive at Bhojbasa, 3800m above sea level. Bhojbasa is a gorgeous meadow that is surrounded by mountains. It is an ideal location for camping.

During the trek, it is possible to experience many of the breathtaking scenery in the region, such as the Bhagirathi River and the Gangotri glacier, and stunning images from The Himalayan mountains.

Day 4: Acclimatization At Bhojbasa

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During an acclimatization day, trekkers are advised to take a break and drink plenty of water and avoid vigorous activities so that their bodies can adjust to the altitude. An acclimatization day aims to prevent the effects of altitude sickness and ensure an enjoyable and safe trek.

Day 05: From Bhojbasa To Tapovan through a 6.1 kms trek

  • Today trekking will take about 9 hours
  • Distance of trek: 6.1 kms
  • Height of Tapovan: – 4,451 meters / 14,611 feet
  • Stay: will be in tents
  • There are no water points. It is recommended to carry at minimum 2 two liters of water.
  • Today trekking will be Moderate, Plus
  • Keep energy bars, water & ORS
  • Trek starts over boulders. It then gets steeper slowly over the rocky terrain.
  • The river can be crossed employing the trolley.
  • There are mountain goats or Ibex close to your campsite.
  • You will see Mt. Shivling, Meru, Manda and the Bhagirathi bunch, Kedar Dome, Kharchakund, and many more from the Tapovan campsite of Trekup India.

In the Gaumukh Tapovan trek on Tapovan day, following a 20-minute walk from Bhojbasa Campsite, We created a Tyrolean traverse to traverse the Bhagirathi river. There is also a small zipline set up by the forest authorities. It will assist you in crossing the river. It takes about one hour for all the participants to traverse. Following that, you begin the trek, which will take around 2.2 kms and is on an obvious path with stones and rocks. Afterward, it becomes a gradual climb. Then, you have to climb the rock face to reach Tapovan.

The climb is near Akash Ganga, which runs vertically down the rock face. Make sure to climb this section before lunchtime to avoid rockfalls and to reduce the amount of water flowing through Akash Ganga. The climb can take about an hour to two hours, depending on the weather. After about 100m of a climb, you will find places to traverse Akash Ganga. If the water is very high, removing your shoes and walking across the stream is necessary. In other cases, the boulder-hopping option is feasible. Stop for a break when you cross the stream. Lunch can be served here. Tapovan is a grueling climb from this point. It can take approximately 1.5 hours to get there. Find an appropriate camping site and then camp out for the night.

The views of the mountains from the Tapovan campsite are breathtaking. It is possible to see Mt Shivling to the right. Meru is located to the right of Shivling. The left-hand side is Shivling; just a bit to the left is Sumeru. To the left, you can see Bhagirathi Peaks, Thenu, and Sudarshan Parbat. If you go to the ashram accessible from the camping area, Shivling appears even closer.

Tapovan is an alpine at high altitude meadow beneath Mt. Shivling and monopolizes the terrain. Tapovan is stretched in 1.6 kms. While it’s broad, level terrain but only some pieces of terrain are convenient for camping. The region near Mount Shivling is saturated in the summer because of melting glacial waters. Many saints have used these areas to contemplate over time. Numerous holy men reside in permanent residence at Tapovan.

A 1.2-mile trek from Tapovan to the adjacent peak goes Neelatal and leads you to a viewpoint from which you can enjoy stunning panoramas of Meru. It takes around two hours to get to the camp. After it, you must walk up the ridge to get to Neelatal or continue along that similar trail until Tapovan.

Day 06: Tapovan to Bhojbasa by 5.9 kms trekking through Gaumukh

  • Location of start: Tapovan is a high-altitude meadow at 4,463 meters above sea level. The trek starts at Tapovan and descends downhill to Bhojbasa.
  • Distance: The distance between Tapovan towards Bhojbasa is about 5 km.
  • Level of difficulty: The hike is moderately strenuous and suitable for those just beginning. It is marked, and the terrain is relatively easy. However, hikers must be aware when they descend because the trail could be slippery at specific points.
  • Duration: The trek lasts 3 and 4 hours, depending on the hiker’s fitness level and speed.
  • Terrain: The path from Tapovan towards Bhojbasa is a descending trail, a mixture of grassy meadows. It is also possible to traverse through a river on their route.
  • Highlights: The trek provides incredible panoramas of Himalayan mountain ranges, which include Shivling, Meru, and Bhagirathi. These meadows between Tapovan and Bhojbasa are also fantastic sights to behold.

The trek begins at Tapovan, at an altitude of 4,463 meters (14,640 feet). You’ll have to walk around 14 km (8.7 miles) to get to Bhojbasa, 377 meters above sea level (12,385 feet). The hike is as moderate to challenging and ideal for those with experience. The path winds through steep hills, rocky ground, and narrow pathways. We suggest you know the dangers and carry all equipment and gear to complete the hike. During the trek, you’ll travel across The Gangotri National Park, home to various wildlife and plants. Also, you’ll be able to witness many spectacular images of the Bhagirathi mountains, including Shivling, Thalay Sagar, and Meru.

Get up early to enjoy the last few minutes in the shadow of mountains that shine in the blazing sun’s beams. Today will start trekking to Gaumukh Glacier. Mount Shivling appears prettier than ever, and its beauty is passed on to nearby mountains. Together they create an impressive scene. It’s time to bring these moments back after breakfast. We will provide you packed lunch with you and drink as much water as possible since there aren’t any water sources. You’ll need to traverse the rough landscape and elevation of the glacier. It is harder to descend than ascend, and you’ll know this as you traverse the rocks. Be aware and stroll. Make sure to remember the moment as you go back through the steps. Take in the forest areas of Bhojwasa yet again, with its wildlife and flora.

It’s a very steep climb to Gaumkuh, and you’ll be able to view the massive glacier. Gaumukh is the terminus of the Gangotri glacier, the point of origin for the holy Ganges river. Gaumukh is a reference to a cow’s mouth. Many religious people think it a blessing to go to the Ganges. Even if you’re not religious, you’ll be amazed by how large and small the snout faces it.

According to legend, once upon a time, a mighty king named Sagar wanted to carry out the Ashwamedh Yajna with a ceremonial sacrifice horse. Believing that Sagar would be able to complete the Yajna ceremony and be able to complete the Yajna, Lord Indra rode the horse and placed it in the Ashram of Lord Kapila, in which he would meditate. Sagar sent out thousands of his sons to retrieve the horse. His practice was interrupted when they started causing chaos within the Kapila Muni ashram. He resigned every son to ashes and cursed that they could achieve Moksha only when their ashes were buried in the waters of the sacred River Ganga and ascended to heaven. The entire Sagar family members failed to convince Brahma to bring Ganga back to Earth; however, King Bhagirath successfully pleased Brahma and ordered Ganga to flow through Earth. The goddess Ganga was not thrilled with this and spewed forth in such a way that she was set to drown all of the world. Bhagirath then offered prayers for God Shiva, and Shiva was willing to lock Ganga with his hair to manage the force, which is how Ganga was brought back to Earth. One dip in Ganga is considered sufficient to eliminate a person’s sins. Then after a sharp climb to Gaumukh, trek down the hillside along the Bhagirathi River. It’s about a 4.5 – 5.5 hour walk to Bhojwasa. After reaching, we will stay tonight at Bhojwasa campsite.

Day 07:Bhojbasa to Gangotri By 14 kms Trek

  • Location of start: Bhojbasa is situated at 3,775m above sea level. The trek begins in Bhojbasa then descends towards Gangotri.
  • Distance: The distance between Bhojbasa to Gangotri is around 14 kilometers.
  • Difficulty: The trail is moderately tricky and suitable for novices. It is marked, and the terrain is relatively easy. However, walkers must be aware when they descend because the trail may be slippery at specific points.
  • Duration: It will take 5 to Six hours, depending on the hiker’s fitness level and speed.
  • Terrain: The route that runs from Bhojbasa up to Gangotri is a descending trail, which is of forest and rocky areas. The trekkers can also traverse a river along the route.

The distance between Bhojbasa and Gangotri is about 14 km, and it takes 5-6 hours to complete the hike. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, making it ideal for those new to the trek. However, walkers must be cautious when descending because the trail may be slippery in certain areas.

The hike offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, which include Shivling, Meru, and Bhagirathi. The trekkers will also encounter several small waterfalls and streams along the route. The forest areas in the foreground contain a variety of wildlife, including the musk deer and Himalayan Black bears. The natural beauty and beauty within site are stunning, and the hike offers the perfect opportunity to be in touch with the natural world.

When the trek ends in Gangotri, this is an ideal time to discover the spiritual significance of the town. Gangotri is, where the river Ganges was born, considered one of India’s holiest spots. It is the home of many ancient temples and ashrams, and pilgrims travel across the nation to pay tributes to the saint.

In the end, the hike from Bhojbasa through Gangotri is an essential activity for those who want to take in the splendor of the Himalayas and discover its spirituality. With breathtaking views, a well-marked trail, and the chance to learn about the region’s culture, it is an unforgettable trip that you won’t miss.

Day 08: Gangotri to Dehradun By 280 kms Drive

  • The starting point is Gangotri: Gangotri is a small town situated at an elevation of 3,415m over sea level within the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive starts in Gangotri and then descends towards Dehradun.
  • Distance: The distance between Gangotri from Gangotri to Dehradun is around 250 kilometers.
  • Condition of the roads: The route between Gangotri and Dehradun are among the most mountainous roadways, passing through many small towns and villages. The road’s condition is generally good, although some bumps and spots are due to landslides or other natural elements. Time: The drive can be anywhere from 8 to 10 hours based on the road conditions.
  • Highlights: The road offers breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan mountains, which include Shivling, Meru, and Bhagirathi. The route winds through many small towns and villages, where you can taste the local culture and food. It is also possible to go to the Tehri Dam, one of Asia’s most significant hydroelectric projects.
  • Drop Location: Dehradun is a city located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is famous for its mild weather, beautiful scenery, and rich cultural heritage. There are many tourist attractions in Dehradun, such as the Robber’s Cave, Sahastradhara, and the Tapkeshwar Temple. It is also ideal for adventure sports such as camping, trekking, and Rafting.

Conclusion, the trip to Gangotri towards Dehradun is an adventure. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to experience the region’s culture. But, it’s essential to be aware of the dangers and be aware when driving over rugged terrain. With its picturesque beauty and historical heritage, Dehradun is a beautiful place to finish your trek.

Food Provided by Us During Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Trekking with us for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below we have provided the details on everything you should carry; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

  1. Head Lamps – If there are treks which you might do at night and even when camping for the night. Headlamps help a lot.
  2. Hats or Cap – Beanie Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – if you want to carry sunglasses, you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.
  5. T-shirt / Long sleeve shirt – you should carry at least 4 to 5 T–shirts, so if one gets wet or dirty, you can wear another. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays.
  6. Hiking / Trekking Jacket – down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or three-layer jackets.
  7. Thermals – at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  8. Undergarments – you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  9. Gloves – 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  10. Shorts / Legging / Pants – Bring 3 to 4 warm, comfortable shorts. Leggings can be used specifically in the chilling morning and evening to keep your body warm and act as dry. You can carry some nylon blend and light and quick-drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pants.
  11. Socks – you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  12. Footwear – Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  13. Rain Wears – you can carry a raincoat, rain jacket, and pants. During long rains, the waterproof jackets start leaking, but the poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. Rain covers, small waterproof to cover your backpack and a daypack for your gadgets.
  14. Backpack – Make sure your backpack should be comfortable, neither too big nor too small, and for a week’s trek, 60-70 litres of the backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support, and pockets should be accessible quickly.
  15. Daypack – All trekkers should keep in mind that a daypack is very important; this will be a great help to you while on the trek, also every single day, you won’t be carrying your backpack; therefore, for day excursions, shorter hikers, sightseeing, you can carry your stuff in it.

 

Personal First Aid Kit

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue/fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

Gadgets and Other Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
  • Light weight flashlight or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for the camera.
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • 1-litre water bottle
  • A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for the ideal time
  • Get into the habit of keeping a Map and guidebook of the region.

Hygiene & Personal toiletry

  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female travellers)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use daily.

Compulsory Documents to Carry

These files must be submitted to the Forest Department before your trek. With none of these, you will not be permitted to trek. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Ids like Aadhaar, voter id, etc.

Trek Cost Inclusion

  • Stay: 6 Nights in tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on a sharing basis and 2 nights in a guest house.
  • Meals: Trekup India provided freshly cooked meals during the trek, starting with Dinner on Day 01 to tea, coffe on day 8 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Dehradun to Gangotri and return on sharing jeeps  

Trek Equipment’s: 

  • Sleeping bags, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, and Toilet Tents.
  • Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  • Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  • Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee.
  • Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.
  • Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  • Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance) 
  • Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  • Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  • Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  • Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  • Any still / video camera fee 
  • Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  • Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  • Any emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

How To Reach Dehradun?

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun by flight, almost 25km from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.

However, if you plan to reach Dehradun by flight, it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

Two express trains are convenient if you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)

Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Dehradun.

However, taking government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT is always better. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT, and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.

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