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Gomukh Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Winter : -2°C to -5°C
Summer : 5°C to 12°C

DURATION

06 Days Dehradun to Dehradun/ Rishikesh

LEVEL

Moderate

Gomukh Trek – A marvellous trek to watch holly rivers

Gomukh – Source of River Ganga 

 

Gomukh is in Garhwal Himalayas, it is the source of River Bhagirathi and further becomes River Ganges. It is known as Gomukh because from where the river originates that snout looks like a cows mouth; Gau- cow Mukh- face. This place is a holy site which is worshiped by people along with Gangotri, which is also a holy pilgrimage site.

 

Gomukh is India’s second largest glacier

 

Gomukh is India’s second largest glacier and it needs to be traversed to reach. Here will come across many saints living here on permanent basis in caves, they come here for meditation. From here you will get magnificent views of mountains like Mt. Shivling, you get the best sight of it from here. Mt. Meru, Bhagirathi group of peaks are also visible, you get the chance to witness these peaks from very close.

 

Thrilling Trail

 

The trail is exciting and on the way you will see many flowing streams and some alluring vast meadows, after crossing the area with alpine vegetation you will come to boulder zone and go through landslide prone areas, weather is not predicted so be careful on these places. It is a moderate trek with some thrills.

PITCH FACILITIES

Duration:06 Days Dehradun to Dehradun/ Rishikesh

 

Best Season:  May, June September and October 

 

Level: Moderate

 

Highest Points, Altitude: (4500 Mt) Gaumukh Trekking distance (total):- (46 km.)

 

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season

 

Winter temperatures: -2°C to -5°C

 

Summer temperature: Tapovan Trek (Day time 5° C to 12°C)

 

Location Chart: Drive – Dehradun, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Chirbasa, Bhojbasa Goumukh – Tapovan.

It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting close to China border, heading east and then south

 

Starting point: –Picks you up from Dehradun, Railway Station or (I.S.B.T)

 

 

Gomukh Trek Short Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (10-12 hours)

 

Day 2: Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (09 km), (4/5 hours) (Altitude 3800 mt.)

 

Day 3: Chirbasa (11,761 feet) to Bhojbasa (5 km) (3/4 hours) (3820 mt.)

 

Day 4: Explore Gomukh and back to Bhojbasa Camp

 

Day 5: Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours) (3000mt.) 

 

Day 6: Back to Dehradun

 

 

Gomukh Trek Details, Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Gangotri by taxi (245 km) (10-12 hours)

 

Our team members will meet you at Dehradun Railway Station and then drive to Uttarkashi, Tehri Dam is on the way. This journey is of 10 – 12 hours but you will go through some picturesque places so you will not get bored. The journey will be along the banks of River Ganga, if you ever feel that you are losing energy just have a look at the water of sacred river Ganga it will refresh you as the water looks so clear and refreshing.

 

On the way visit Gangnani; hot spring. You will go through lush green forest which will soothe your mind and from the places where you will get the views of the great Himalayas and Harshil. Reach Gangotri, which is famous for a holy pilgrimage. Go to a hotel rest there for some time and then explore this place on your own. Ganga Aarti is very famous here don’t miss to attend that.

 

Day 2: Gangotri to Chirbasa (09 km), (4/5 hours) (Altitude 3800 mt.)

 

In Chirbasa there are pine trees all around so it is named as “Chirbasa” meaning of Chir is Pine. You have to go through a market and from that trail you will come to a forest area and when you enter there you will have some majestic views of peaks in front, they look mesmerizing as you get the front view of mountains. Today’s trek is an easy one as you have to walk on leveled trail. Cross a bridge over a stream and after few minutes a valley unfolds which looks beautiful and picture perfect.

 

After crossing ridges and going through dense pine forest, you will come across many boulders and the way is between two big boulders, you will stones and rocks on the way, this can also be called boulder zone. Walk carefully on that path so you don’t get slipped because of the rocks, continue walking on the same trail to reach Chirbasa.

 

The way to Chirbasa is through pine forest, we are going to reach there in few minutes. Chirbasa campsite is surrounded by pine trees and Bhagirathi rivers flows near. From here you can have glance of Gaumukh glacier and Bhagirathi group of peaks. Start setting your tents, relax there and dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 3: Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (5 km) (3/4 hours) (3820 mt.)

 

Today’s trek is easy and you can reach Bhojbasa with no difficulties. Have your breakfast and start your trek. The path is not narrow and the trail will take you through some landslide prone areas. The peaks glitter in front of you as you go higher Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks attracts as they are calling you.

 

You can spot Saints on the way in caves, they live permanently here so you take inspiration from them. Small tent shops are on the way where people who come here to worship have tea coffee or other things.

 

As you go higher the trail becomes barren and rocks are everywhere, bhojbasa campsite is a barren land but the views from there are clearer and spectacular and Bhagirathi River flows beside our campsite. There is a small temple, when you reach there you can explore that area. The sunset from here looks mesmerizing. Enjoy the scenic views then dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 4: Explore Gomukh and back to Bhojbasa Camp

 

Gomukh is the source of River Bhagirathi and further becomes River Ganges. It is known as Gomukh because from where the river originates that snout looks like a cows mouth; Gau- cow Mukh- face. People come here to worship this place along with Gangotri.

 

This holy site is captivating and very famous so spend some time here capture moments, explore this area to the fullest and return to Bhojbasa. Reach Gomukh on time so that you reach your campsite on time embrace these places because you don’t get such divine environment everywhere. Return Bhojbasa dinner and overnight stay there.

 

Day 5: Bhojbasa to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours) (3000 mt.)

 

Today trace back to Gangotri, the holy city. Descend is not easy because you will be crossing some place some moraines on which you have to walk carefully. Today will be the last sight of Mt. Shivling, it is the most beautiful peak visible from here and the most beautiful mountain.

 

Enjoy the last day of such close views of the mountains, capture them and take memories with you. Descend and reach Gangotri city there is a Shiva temple which you can visit if you want. Then dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Day 6: Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Dehradun/ Rishikesh (270 km) (12 hours)

 

After morning breakfast, Drive from Gangotri to Uttarkashi, have your lunch there and then drive from Dehradun (270 km)

 

Our service ends here.

PARTICIPANTS:-  What to take on the  Mountain

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the below documents.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- ( Adhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  3. Risk Certificates

Participants must bring:
Sturdy hiking boots:

preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.

  1. Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  2. Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  3. Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  4. Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  5. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  6. Warm shirts & pants for camp: 1 each
  7. Rain cot 1 each
  8. Warm Jacket: 1
  9. Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  10. Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  11. Under wear: 2-3 changes
  12. Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  13. Sun hat: Cotton or nylon.
  14. Sun Glasses:Preferably with an anchor
  15. Sun Protection Lotion: optional
  16. Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  17. Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  18. Head lamp / flashlight:  Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  19. Toilet articles: Tooth brush, Tooth Paste  etc
  20. Packet Knife : Optional

How HPMA- is making your trek safe in mountain and Our Team Experience:- 

Note: – Important:-   our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid” and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself. This is very important for us nothing else! We are help you all time –

 

 

Specially H.P.M.A

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association  trekking Company  in uttarakhand ,Himachal , india that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition  rafting, s . Featuring More Than 100 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, .7 High Altitudes Expedition .  For Schools, family package and Colleges beside other outdoor activities. Only for Customized package

 

 

Technical Safety in the mountain:- 

We have a huge team of more than 100 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi and Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie , we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.

 

“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP MOST PRIORITY”

With our local knowledge and fluent hindi and English, we will ensure your trip runs smoothly and that your health and safety is our number one priority. All our team leaders have under gone professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, Environmental Awareness Training, Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine and CPR. We carry a comprehensive first aid medical kit on all our trips as well as Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC Bag) and medical oxygen for all high altitude treks.

We specialize in all sorts of group adventure holidays – be it family groups, friends, or school groups. We have a wide range of travel options to suit all travelling styles and fitness level. We lay much emphasis on group size so that every individual gets personal attention

 

 

 

The team for last 29 years has been dedicated to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and Customized trekking package , adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly in Uttarkashi, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks.
  2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable porters guides, instructors, equipments and management services.
  3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.
  4. To explore new trekking routes and tourists places and popularise them.
  5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.
  6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights and social justice.
  7. To facilitate strengthening and protection of local culture through organizing songs and dance competitions, mela (fete) showcasing woodcraft, local food preparations, costumes & soon.

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 20,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun/Rishikesh)(5% GST Extra)

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days:  90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days:  50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 –  No Refund

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Short Itinerary

 

 

Day 1- Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (10-12 hours)

 

Day 2- Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (09 km), (4/5 hours) (Altitude 3800 mt.)

 

Day 3-  Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (09 km), (4/5 hours) (Altitude 3800 mt.)

 

Day 4- Explore Gomukh and back to Bhojbasa Camp

 

Day 5- Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours) (3000mt.) 

 

Day 6- Back to Dehradun

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HPMA

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