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Gangotri Tapovan Nandanvan Vasuki Taal Trek

- Popular Names: GangotriTapovanNandanvanVasuki Taal

Gangotri Tapovan Nandanvan Vasuki Taal Trek

- Popular Names: GangotriTapovanNandanvanVasuki Taal

A Himalayan High Experience
  • baghirathi group of peaks seen on tapovan trek
  • shivling from tapovan
  • ibex seen on tapovan trek
  • goumukh the snout of bhagirathi river
  • enroute bhojbasa
  • bhaghirathi river gushing down the valley
  • Duration: 10 days/ 10 nights Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 4810m
  • Grade: Moderate + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Meadow, Forest
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Gangotri
  • Ends At: Gangotri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
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WE MOSTLY ORGANIZE CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE GROUPS FOR THIS TREK.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK TO REQUEST US A CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TREK EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR TEAM.ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR REQUEST, WE WILL REVERT BACK WITH THE ENTIRE PLAN AND COST DETAILS AS PER YOUR EXPECTATIONS, REQUESTED SERVICES AND TEAM SIZE.

ALSO, If we have a OPEN GROUP TO JOIN CLOSER TO YOUR PREFERED DATES, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IN REPLY TO THE REQUEST FORM

Introduction To The Gangotri Tapovan Nandanvan Vasuki Taal Trek
- Popular Names: GangotriTapovanNandanvanVasuki Taal

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.

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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.

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Want Us To Help you Arrange For This Epic Journey ?

We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for the Gangotri Tapovan Nandanvan Vasuki Taal Trek. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this trek for you.

You can use the link - Customized Plan For Gangotri Tapovan Nandanvan Vasuki Taal Trek to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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Lakes At Glance: Vasuki Tal ( 4914m )

Glaciers At Glance: Gangotri Glacier

Rivers At Glance: Bhagirathi

National Parks / Forest Reserves: Gangotri National Park

  • 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.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Rishikesh To Uttarkashi

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  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1822 feets
  • Uttarkashi: 1450 meters / 4785 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 145 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 - 8 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

Take your winding and climbing mountain drive to Uttarkashi early morning. Witness the vast Tehri Dam and the vivid streets of Uttrakhand on the way befor reaching Uttarkashi. Checkin to the hotel and take a tour of the locality if time and body permits.

Uttarkashi is a host to the most mountaineering institutes in our country - Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. You may visit the institute. Also, here you get trekking and climbing gears. So if you still need to buy something, you may by it here. Though we advice you to get all your essestials with yourself.

Evening we will get introduced with the team and the trek plan will be shared and discussed.

Accommodation: Hotel / Uttarkashi
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Photos From The Day:

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Day 2From Uttarkashi To Gangotri

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Today morning, we take our drive the starting point of this trek - Gangotri. Gangotri is only of the most holy shrine of the Hindus. Its also at altitude above 3000 meters and we rest here for a day to give our body the much needed time for the most important thing - Acclimatization. 

We may visit the temple, know the Sadhus more or take a local tour of the place.

Accommodation: Hotel / Gangotri
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 3From Gangotri To Bhojbasa, Via - Chirbasa

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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. 

Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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

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Day 4From Bhojbasa To Tapovan, Via - Gamukh

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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.

Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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

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Day 5Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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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

Accommodation: Tents / Tapovan
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 6From Tapovan To Nandanvan

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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.

Accommodation: Tents / Nandanvan
Meals: All Meals

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Day 7From Nandanvan To Nandanvan, Via - Vasuki Tal

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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 lasnscapes around.

We retrace our trail back to Nandanvan.

Accommodation: Tents / Nandanvan
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 8From Nandanvan To Bhojbasa

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We start retracing our steps back to civilization today. We dont forget to keep looking behind, a little excited and a more sad on having to return.

Accommodation: Tents / Bhojbasa
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 9From Bhojbasa To Uttarkashi, Via - Gangotri

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  • Bhojbasa: 3792 meters / 12514 feets
  • Gangotri: 3048 meters / 10059 feets
  • Uttarkashi: 1450 meters / 4785 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 14 Km
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Accommodation: Hotel / Uttarkashi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Photos From The Day:

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Day 10From Uttarkashi To Rishikesh

Quick Information:
  • Uttarkashi: 1450 meters / 4785 feets
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1822 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 150 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

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