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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh is a popular religious site for the Hindu community and is also a major trekking destination for avid trekkers. The location is placed at a height of 3889 m in Uttarkashi district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Every year a huge number of trekking enthusiasts trek to Gaumukh to enjoy the sights of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of mountains and serene ambience. Adding on to Gaumukh trek is Tapovan trek; which is another enthralling trek route. Settled at a height of 4300 m, Tapovan is placed at the base of Mt. Shivling. The place is well-known for its impeccable scenery and greenery.

Gaumukh- Tapovan trek is a must for all trek lovers. The trek starts from Gangotri and ends at Bhojbasa.  The trek is full of scenic surrounding along with thrilling adventures. The difficulty level of this trek ranges from easy to difficult, but it is suggested experts should only go for this trek. The trek tour offers amazing experience for lifetime.

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 constitutes 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. 


Duration – 5 days / 4 nights

Altitude – Gaumukh – 3889 m and Tapovan – 4300 m

Level - Easy to Tough

Season - May - October

Rail Head – Rishikesh is the nearest railhead

Road Head – Scheduled buses are available to Rishikesh from Delhi