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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarakhand

Gaumukh is among the revered pilgrimage sites for the Hindu community and is also a major trekking destination for avid trekkers. It is located at an altitude of 3,889 m above sea level in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Every year a huge number of adventure enthusiasts trek to Gaumukh to enjoy the sights of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of mountains.

Snuggled at an altitude of 4,300 m above sea level, Tapovan is placed at the base of Mt. Shivling. The place is well-known for its impeccable scenery and pristine landscape. Gaumukh Tapovan trek starts from Gangotri and ends at Bhojbasa. The trek is full of scenic surroundings along with thrilling adventures. The difficulty level of this trek ranges from easy to difficult, but it is suggested that only experienced trekkers should go for this trek. The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek tour offers an amazing experience for lifetime. You can book this trek with us and embark on a journey, which you can cherish forever.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Details

  • Duration – 5 days / 4 nights
  • Altitude – Gaumukh – 3889 m and Tapovan – 4300 m
  • Level - Easy to Tough
  • Season - May - October
  • Region - Garhwal Himalayas
  • Trek Distance - 46 km
  • Nearest Railway Station – Rishikesh is the nearest railhead.
  • Nearest Major Town – Rishikesh is the nearest major town, which is well-connected with Delhi by buses.

Best Time to Visit Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Summer is the best time to visit Gaumukh Tapovan. From May-end to June, the region enjoys comfortable weather for trekking. The clear skies in summer offer breathtaking views of the scenic surroundings. Trekkers can also choose to embark on this trek in September to October when the region transforms into a paradise after the monsoon. The pleasant climatic conditions remain pleasant and favorable for outdoor activities.

Where is Gaumukh Tapovan Located?

Blessed with natural bounties, Gaumukh Tapovan is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is snuggled in the lap of the mighty mountains in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The trek to Gaumukh Tapovan trek starts from the holy town of Gangotri. Bhagirathi River originates from Gaumukh Glacier, which merges with Alaknanda in Devprayag and forms River Ganges.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Gangotri - Chirbasa (8 km / 3 – 4 hours)

On your arrival at Gangotri, meet our tour representative and start your trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa. It is an 8 km trek, which takes three to four hours to complete. Night stay is scheduled at Chirbasa.

Day 2: Chirbasa – Bhojbasa (5 km / 2 – 3 hours)

Today, from Chirbasa you trek to Bhojbasa covering 5 km in two to three hours. Home stay at Bhojbasa.

Day 3: Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan (9 km / 4 hours)

On day 3 of your Gomukh Tapovan Trek tour continue your trek from Bhojbasa to Gaukmukh. On entering Gomukh you get to enjoy the serenity and scenic views of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of mountains. Later, you proceed ahead and trek to Tapovan. At Tapovan, adore the vast expanse of the place which majorly consists of impressive greenery. Overall, it is a 9 km trek, to be covered in four hours. Overnight stay at Tapovan.

Day 4: Tapovan – Bhojbasa (9 km / 3 hours)

Day 4 is set to start the return trek from Tapovan to Bhojbasa covering 9 km in three hours. Stay overnight at Bhojbasa.

Day 5: Bhojbasa – Gangotri (13 km / 4 – 5 hours)

On the 5th and last day of your trek tour, you trek back from Bhojbasa to Gangotri. It is a 13 km trek, which takes four to five hours. Upon reaching Gangotri, you can travel on your own for your onward journey.