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Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek

Taking yourself deep into the core heart of the Indian Himalayas in the wild Gangotri National Park

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 10 days 10 nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4810m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Gangotri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Gangotri
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

5 Popular Peaks:
Meru Peak ( 6803m ), Satopanth ( 7075m ), Shivling ( 6543m ), Sri Kailash ( 6932m ), Thalay Sagar ( 6904m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Vasuki Tal ( 4914m )
1 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Gangotri Glacier
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Bhagirathi
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Gangotri National Park

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 2
D2Uttarkashi
Day 2
Gangotri
Day 2
Gangotri Dham
Day 3
D3Gangotri
Day 3
Chirbasa
Day 4
D4Bhojbasa
Day 4
Gamukh
Day 5
D5Tapovan
Day 6
D6Tapovan
Day 7
D7Nandanvan
Day 8
D8Vasuki Tal
Day 9
D9Bhojbasa
Day 9
Gangotri
Day 10
D10Uttarkashi
Day 11
Rishikesh

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Rishikesh. Drive From Rishikesh To Uttarkashi ( 180 Kms,7 hours )

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Uttarkashi (1150m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Lunch, Evening Tea, Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: YES

Today we take the winding drive to Uttarkashi via the magnanimous Tehri Lake where we spend enough time enjoying the vast and beautiful lake. From here, we move further towards Uttarkashi - the hub of mountaineering in Uttrakhand. We check in to our beautiful hotel and rest for some time and freshen up. In the evening we pay a visit to Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering.

Day 2

Exploration Day


Excursion to Gangotri Dham. Return To Gangotri ( 100 Kms,5 hours )

Day 2
1150 - Uttarkashi
Day 2
3100 - Gangotri
Day 2
3050 - Gangotri Dham
Day 2
3100 - Gangotri


100Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Acclimatize, Small Walk Arounds Day
Overnight In: Gangotri (3100m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we drive up the winding roads to Gangotri. It's a beautiful drive passing by the orchard village of Harshil, beautiful Gngnani before we reach Gangotri which is at an altitude of 3048 meters. It is an important day today from an acclimatization perspective, especially after the hectic drive the previous day. We need to make sure that we rest enough as it helps us acclimatize well for the trek preventing us from any sickness. After lunch, we take out some precious time to visit Gangotri Dham - one of the purest shrines of Hindus

Day 3From Gangotri To Bhojbasa, Via - Chirbasa ( 14 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 3
3050 - Gangotri
Day 3
3600 - Chirbasa
Day 3
3795 - Bhojbasa


14Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bhojbasa (3792m )
Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
Meals Included: All Meals

We trek on the well laiden trail beside the Baghirati river, through the dense forest up till Chirbasa, beyond which the barren trail on both sides reveal itself.

Get great views of Bhagirathi peaks and the gorge of the Bhagirathi river on the way.

Chirbasa is a lovely campsite surrounded all round by the beauty of the Himalayas. There is a government run Tourist Rest House there. 

  • day3 photo - enroute bhojbasa
  • day3 photo - bhaghirathi river gushing down the valley
  • day3 photo - baghirathi group of peaks seen on tapovan trek

Day 4From Bhojbasa To Tapovan, Via - Gamukh ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 4
3795 - Bhojbasa
Day 4
3890 - Gamukh
Day 4
4465 - Tapovan


10Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Tapovan (4463m )
Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we trek to Tapovan which is the basecamp for Shivlinga (6543m.), Meru (6660m.), Manda I, II & III (6856m, 6512m & 6529m). We mostly climb for the day. As we start the day, we come across Gaumukh -The source of Bhaghirathi river believed as the source of river Ganga, which is considered the lifeline of India. 

The trail climbs further steeply to over the glacial moraine and climbing up a steep ridge by the waterfall of Akash Ganga, opening up to a wide beautiful meadow, marked by the towering Shivling over it. Mt. Meru hovers behind you Here we camp for tonight. We are gifted with great views throughout the day.

  • day4 photo - shivling from tapovan
  • day4 photo - goumukh the snout of bhagirathi river
  • day4 photo - bhagirathi peaks near gaumukh on tapovan trek
  • day4 photo - ibex seen on tapovan trek
  • day4 photo - trek to tapovan

Day 5

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 5
4465 - Tapovan
Day 5
4465 - Tapovan


8Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Acclimatize and Explore Day
Overnight In: Tapovan (4463m )
Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
Meals Included: All Meals

We are in a wonderland, and it will be a misery of us on us if we do not explore this place to our heart's content. Tapovan being the base camp to so many mountains Shivlinga (6543m.), Meru (6660m.), Manda I, II & III (6856m, 6512m & 6529m), there are lots on offering for us. We may go to the Meru Glacier and to the Advanced Base Camp of Shivling. There is a lake around if we like to visit.

The glacial system of Gangotri used to be a tributary system of more than 10 other glaciers. Now as if in its ruins, it has fallen down to just about 5.  

The tranquility of the place gets us lost into our own world, appreciating the beauty and roughness of the Himalayas. Infact, roughness can only be glorified by the mighty Himalayas

Day 6From Tapovan To Nandanvan ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 6
4465 - Tapovan
Day 6
4340 - Nandanvan


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Nandanvan (4340m )
Accommodation: Tents / Nandanvan
Meals Included: All Meals

Today's trail will become one of the most cherished experiences of you life.. However, be careful and remain alert to tell your tale to others..  Till now you might have seen a rough glacier from distance, or might have even walked by it, but today you will traverse it !!

As you start the day, we descend down to the glacier, and then start our thrilling trek to cross the wide glacier with its roughness in form of crevasses, tarns, huge boulders, loose rocks, and beneath is an unstable moving river of ice..  Be careful !!

It takes immense energy and good motivation to cut cross the wide glacier. After crossing it, we start our steep climb to Nandanvan, a beautiful meadow surrounded by giant peaks and glaciers.

Day 7From Nandanvan To Vasuki Tal ( 7 Kms,5 hours )

Day 7
4340 - Nandanvan
Day 7
4880 - Vasuki Tal


7Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Vasuki Tal (4880m )
Accommodation: Tents / Vasuki Taal
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we negotiate the fairly easier Vasuki Glacier and climb us a steep ridge to the other side taking us to Vasuki Taal, the base camp for Satopanth ( 7075m). With hovering peaks of Satopanth and Vasuki Parbat above you, there is an immense sense of pleasure reaching this place, witnessing the beauty created by the landscapes around.

Day 8From Vasuki Taal To Bhojbasa ( 16 Kms,8 hours )

Day 8
4880 - Vasuki Taal
Day 8
3795 - Bhojbasa


16Km, 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bhojbasa (3792m )
Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
Meals Included: All Meals

We start retracing our steps back to civilization today with an intermediate stop in Bhojbasa. We don't forget to keep looking behind, a little excited and a more sad about having to return. This would be our last campsite on this trek and we make it as special as we can.

Day 9From Bhojbasa To Uttarkashi, Via - Gangotri ( 14 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 9
3795 - Bhojbasa
Day 9
3050 - Gangotri
Day 9
1450 - Uttarkashi


14Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Uttarkashi (1450m )
Accommodation: Hotel / Uttarkashi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We trek down to Gangotri from where we go down to Uttarkashi to end our super adventurous trek.

Day 10Departure From Uttarkashi

Activity: Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: YES

Today we bid goodbye and end our memorable journey to the Himalayas.

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • Up close views of  Mt. Shivling ( 6543 mtrs) ; Bhagirathi I ( 6856 mtrs) ; Bhagirathi II ( 6512 mtrs) ; Bhagirathi III (6454 mtrs) ; Mt. Meru(6660 mtrs) ; Mt. Satopanth ( 7075m) and  Kedardome ( 7904m)
  • The pious and serene lake of Vasuki Taal Gaumukh - The source of Baghirathi river considered as the source of rive Ganga - The lifeline of India.
  • Viewing, traversing negotiating the Gangotri glacier and Chatturangini glacier Gangotri is one of the 4 holy shrines of the Hindus.

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek - An Elaborate Description

The Gangotri Tapovan, Nandanvan Trek is one of the few treks in the Indian Himalayas which offers a combinationn of beauty and roughness to its best.

With giant, beautiful peaks of the Gangotri region namely Shivling, Bhagirathi hovering over you throughout the trek, the mere glance of these elegant peaks wins your heart right away. The campsite of Tapovan is probably one of the best in the Himalayas of Garhwal with Shivling towering over you. It is also the base camps of over 5 / 6 himalayan peaks. We have a buffer day in our itinerary to explore the vast and the beautiful region of Gangotri near Tapovan.

tapovan nandanvan Trek
Majestic Shivling Seen From Tapovan

The Gangotri Tapovan, Nandanvan Trek requires negotiating the volatile glaciers and their moraines. It is always advised to hire a proper knowledgeable guide for this trek. The Gangotri Tapovan, Nandanvan Trek also takes you to the serene lake of Vasuki Tal and other small meadows of the otherwise silent, rough looking terrain. 

Panorama From Tapovan Nandanvan Trek
Panorama From Tapovan Nandanvan Trek

Are you a trekker who loves to talk with the silence offered by the Ultra Himalayan Landscape ?Does a scary looking sight excite you ? Or do you enjoy accepting the challenges offered by a difficult trail?

If you answered YES to the questions above, the you need to trek the Gangotri Tapovan Vasuki Taal trek to satisfy your spirits and soul. 

 

 

Gangotri National Park Permit Rules and Fees:

Gangotri Tapovan Vasuki Taal trek fall in the Gangotri National Park is it is one of the well maintained and strict National Parks in our country. The restriction increases the trek operation cost and it often puts the cost out -of-proportion for a smaller sized groups, but looking towards the benefits of restricting over sized trek groups and permit fees levied even on the locals, restricting the entry of mules, etc,  we are much in favour of such restrictions in all of our National Parks.

Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Uttarkashi (1150m )
    Overnight In: Uttarkashi (1150m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Lunch, Evening Tea, Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
  • Day 2

    Drive, Acclimatize, Small Walk Arounds

    From Uttarkashi (1150m ) To Gangotri (3100m ) . Excursion to Gangotri Dham (3050m ). 5 Hrs. 100 Kms
    Overnight In: Gangotri (3100m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Gangotri (3048m ) To Bhojbasa (3792m ), Via - Chirbasa (3600m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Bhojbasa (3792m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Bhojbasa (3792m ) To Tapovan (4463m ), Via - Gamukh (3890m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Tapovan (4463m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Tapovan (4463m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Tapovan (4463m ) To Nandanvan (4340m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Nandanvan (4340m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Nandanvan
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Nandanvan (4340m ) To Vasuki Tal (4880m ) . 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Vasuki Tal (4880m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Vasuki Taal
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Vasuki Taal (4880m ) To Bhojbasa (3792m ) . 8 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Bhojbasa (3792m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek, Drive

    From Bhojbasa (3792m ) To Uttarkashi (1450m ), Via - Gangotri (3048m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Uttarkashi (1450m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Uttarkashi
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 10

    Drive

    Departure Day
    Departure From Uttarkashi
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
From Rs. 88000 To Rs. 28000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12

Cost Terms:

  1. The above-mentioned cost is in a range of minimum to maximum per-person cost for this trek as per 2 - 12 people team. Package Inclusions as per this cost can be read on Cost Inclusions.
  2. Going by our standardized service, appropiate safety measures, quality equipment and ecologically sustainable - small group commitment, higher team size will lower the cost whereas a lower team size will significantly increase the cost.
  3. To get the group segmented cost for this trek, please email or contact us on Whatsapp.
  4. The actual per-person cost of the trek is subject to the actual team size joining the trek. If you make any customizations that drastically change the cost as mentioned here, then it will mandatorily have to be a private group only.
  5. If we have dates listed on our website and it is not marked as private, it means other people have booked this trek for that date and have opened it up for other members to join to lower the cost. You may join that group as well as create your own private group.
  6. At any point, the team size cannot be more than 12 members unless there is a unique exception requested or agreed upon by all the team members.

Customized Private Group For Gangotri Vasuki Tal Trek

Trekking is a very personal activity and is perhaps one of the very few activities that give you enough time to indulge with yourself or your beloved people, group of special friends, or close family members. It helps you transform personal bonds to the next level as it brings out everyone's best and truest self. Trekking is most enjoyed when it is done in a small private group, personalized to serve your specific needs. The Himalayas are best experienced when there is silence and solitude around and when you are surrounded only by your best people. Your trek is most enjoyable when all the pain of arranging a smooth trek is taken care of by us, and you focus just on your trek and yourself. Most importantly, a small private trekking group is very flexible, personalized and more enjoyable, is the safest and follows the principles of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. We specialize in and are more popular for arranging Small Customized Private Trekking Groups to the Himalayas. Enquire For Customized Private Trek





INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to the higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to higher local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals. 

Extra Cost For International Trekkers: Rs. 6000 per person.




 

Booking Process: Booking can only be done after multiple communitation via email / Whatsapp / Calls. After finalization, booking fees can be paid online or through direct bank transfers. International Trekkers can pay the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. The remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader.

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

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We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 nights of the trek cost from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Accommodation In Base Villages (Uttarkashi & Gangotri): 2 nights in Uttarkashi and 1 night in Gangotri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality All Season Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Lunch on Day 1 till Lunch on Day 10 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Gangotri National Park
  • Transfers: All transfers from Rishikesh to Gangotri and back for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small private group of not more than 12 members.

 

 

 

Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 10000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 6000, up to 11 Kgs

 

 

Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 1000
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200
  • Poncho: 200
  • Trek Pole: 200
  • Rucksack: 200
  • Waterproof Gloves: 200

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost at Rs. 6000 per bag weighing not more than 10 Kgs)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Bottled Water and Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Transport to Rishikesh/Dehradun
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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