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Vasukital Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : -2° C to -5° C

DURATION

11 Days Dehradun to Dehradun

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Moderate

Welcome to Team – Har ki dun Protection & Mountaineering Association – Vasukital Trek In Uttarakhand (India) – The best Summer trek in the Himalayas Uttarkashi District (Uttarakhand)

Vasukital Trek : A Journey to the source of River The Holy River Ganga

The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh at the Gangotri glacier. … The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group. …
This is the only Ganga valley from where one can see Bhagirathi peak – I, II, III, . Shivling Peak and Matri Peak , Raktvan . , all together. One can also see the Tapovan And Nill Tal (4500 ,Meters ) peaks from here.

 

The trek takes one to Gomukh Bhojbasa after TM Program and breakfast. You enter the national park, walk on side of Bhagirathi river in a breathtaking scenery, a magnificent view on Shiv Ling Mountain, meeting pilgrim’s including Sanyasis and Sadhus. There are possibility to rest and take hot drinks and water in various places in comfortable small tent shops. All along the way there will possibility to continue the trek on mule back. On arrival, TM program, enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Shiv Ling Mountain. Tapovan (Sanskrit) comes from the two root words tapas – meaning pain or suffering,

Trek Information

Duration:  11  Days Dehradun to  Dehradun

 

Best Season:  May, June,  September, October

 

Level:  The trek experience, Moderate

 

Highest Points  (4980, Meters )

 

Trekking distance (total): (78 km.)

 

Weather:  Gangotri , Gomukh , Tapovan, Nandanvan , Vasukital , trek .base night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season

 

Summer temperatures:  Vasukital  Trek ( Day time  -2° C  to -5° C)

 

Location Chart: Drive – Dehradun, Mussorie.  Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Chirbasa , Bhojbasa Goumukh – Tapovan – .Nandanvan , Vasukital

 

Started point:  Pick up to you Dehradun, .Railway Station and (I.S.B.T)

 

Short itinerary Vasukital Trek

 

Day 1:  Pickup to you from  Dehradun Railway Station – Reach Gangotri; 10-12 hours drive from Dehradun Transport will be arranged from Dehradun  Railway Station at 6.30 am. .

 

Day 2: After breakfast Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (11,761 feet); 6 hours, 9 km

 

Day 3: After breakfast  Chirbasa (11,761 feet) to Bhojbasa (12,761 fit); 3 hours, 5 km.

 

Day 4: After breakfast  Bhojbasa (12,450 feet) to Tapovan (14,202 feet) via Gaumukh 6/7  hours 7  km

 

Day 5: After breakfast  Explore Tapovan and nill tal chokhamba shivling base

 

Day 6: After breakfast  Tapovan (14,345 feet) to Nandanvan  camp  (4810 , Meters ) 5 hours 8  km

 

Day 7:  After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Vasukital   (6 km.) (6/7hrs) (4978mt)  over night stay in tents

 

Day 8:  After breakfast form  Vasukital  to Nandanvan . (6 km.) (4/5 hrs) over night stay in tents

 

Day 9: Day 6: – After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Bhojbasa camp  . (12km.) (6/7hrs) over night stay in tents

 

Day 10: After breakfast  Bhojbasa camp  (12,763 feet) to Gangotri (10,145 feet); 6/7 hours, 14 km

 

Day 11: After breakfast  Depart for Same way Dehradun . Cab cost per vehicle will be Rs.6 500 (6-7  seater). You will reach Dehradun  between  7.00 pm.

 

 

Vasukital Trek – Day by Day Itinerary

 

Day 01:- Pick up to you from DehraDun   to Gangotri  by taxi (245km) (8/9hrs) .Over night stay in hotel  

Today our first day start journey  meet the guide and Drive to  Uttarkashi . via the hill towns of Mussoorie / Uttarakashi  & i which takes 5-6 hrs. The Chinyali saur  near by Tehri Dam with a capacity to generate 2400 MW of electricity and the massive Tehri Daam  can be seen during the journey. .

Then drive to Gangotri nice drive along right bank of river Ganga ( Bhagirathi ) in the mid way visit Hot spring and teak sulfur bath in Gangnani . On the way beautiful view of Grater Himalayas ,Harshil and green forest . On arrival check hotel in evening visit holly city Gangotri ,7pm see nice Siromani {Arti} of Goddess GANGA Dinner and overnight at the hotel .

 

 

Day 2:– After breakfast from Gangotri  to– Chirbasa  (09 km), (4/5hrs) on trek, Altitude 3800, Meters )over night stay in tents

Today after breakfast from gangotri Start trek to Chidbasa camp  after .You enter the national park, The trail to Chirbasa goes through a Forest Check Post around 1.5  km from Gangotri  Our Mandakini Hotel . A trail goes up from the bus stand towards the left side inside the forest. The trail runs on the left side of the market area and one can take multiple trails from inside of the market to connect with the trail. Walk till you reach the Forest Check Post.walk on side of Bhagirathi river in a breathtaking scenery, a magnificent view on Shiv Ling Mountain, meeting pilgrim’s including Sanyasis and Sadhus.

There are possibility to rest and take hot food  and water in various places in comfortable small tent shops. All along the way there will possibility to continue the trek on mule back. On arrival, TM program, enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Shiv Ling Mountain, dinner and rest under tent . Overnight stay Camping Side Chidbasa .

 

 

Day 3:– After breakfast from Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (5km) (3/4hrs) (3820, Meters) Over night stay in tents

Start trek to Bhojbasa, a magnificent view on  Shiv Ling Mountain, meeting pilgrim’s including Sanyasis and Sadhus. There is possibility to rest and take hot drinks and water in various places in comfortable small tent shops. All along the way there will possibility to continue the trek on mule back. On arrival, start the trek towards Bhojwasa via Chidbasa (3600, Meters ).

From Chidbasa one moves along the well formed track towards Chidbasa , a small patch of Pine trees en route. The entire trek follows a parallel course along the roaring Bhagirathi River steadily gaining altitude with every step taken.

The trek further to Bhojvasa is along a the path that slowly flattens out and dips suddenly to reveal Bhojvasa with a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. The  camp is set up near the  river. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi 03 peak group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

 

Day 4:–After breakfast from Bhojbasa to  Gomukh – Tapovan (8,Km) (5/6hrs) ( Altitude 4,500 ,Meters ) over night stay in tents

After breakfast, Trek to Gomukh, Puja, Dip and Group Meditation. This the snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the present source of Bhagirathi River, which joins with Alaknanda River, to form Ganga at the craggy-carved town of Devprayag. Gomukh is the spot where the water from the glacier trickles down to form the river.

The sages called it ‘Gomukh’, because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area.

The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is a steep ascent over the side of the glacier, and as one climbs, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer.  It is particularly auspicious to take a dip at the Source of the Holy Ganges. Then trek to Tapovan (Altitude 4500, Meters ), “the Abode of the Gods”. The trail is passing over the Glacier over Gomukh.

 

 

Day 5:– Rest day and around the trek nill tal and close to Shivling  , 1 day in Tapovan at full moon over night stay in tents

After  Barkfast then visit Himalayan Tapovan (Altitude 4500, Meters ), “the Abode of the Gods”. The trail is passing over the Glacier over Gomukh, then 400,Meters  steep. Tapovan is a very special place where Yogis and Sadhus recluse meditate in surrounding caves.

The day is spent on acclimatization, relaxation and enjoying a view of the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora, fauna and the mountain landscape. Explore the Kriti & Meru Glaciers.Tapovan has Heavenly Lakes and is at the foot of the majestic Shivling Peak.

 

 

Day 7: – After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Vasukital  . (6 km.) (6/7hrs) (4980, Meters )  over night stay in tents

Today Morning trek along with Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasuki Tal, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.

But this was also going to be the hardest and longest day as well. In a typical itinerary for Kalindi Pass trek, one days is kept for trekking from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal camp site,

Walk was not difficult, but the problem was it seemed never ending. Our porter kept pointing to some rock telling that we had to go just till then and descend to Vasuki glacier. We kept walking, almost non-stop, for one and half hours, and we grew very impatient. It appeared to be common practice to say, oh! it .

 

 

Day 8: – After breakfast form  Vasukital  to Nandanvan . (6 km.) (4/5 hrs) over night stay in tents

Morning Barekfast and then 4hrs trek down to Nandanvan  There were several tents pitched at that nice ground. There was an army expedition attempting to climb Satopant peak. They were very warm folks, and offered us tea. Budhi started telling us that we should head back, as weather could turn bad very quickly. Vasuki Tal and climbed back to the ridge.

 

 

Day 9: – After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Bhojbasa . (12km.) (6/7hrs) over night stay in tents

Morning Barekfast and then 4hrs trek down to Bhojbasa with a short stop at Gomukh. Enjoy the early morning sunrise on high peaks, and witness the changing colours of the mountain peaks in the sunrays of dawn. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa On arrival at Bhojbasa and after Program and Rest and Lunch.Retrace the previous day’s route to arrive the camp at Bhojwassa. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp. .

 

 

Day 10:– After breakfast from Bhojbasa to Gangotri ((14 km),(6/7hrs0 (3005, Meters ) over night stay in hotel

After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi, lunch. Visit of the city, Group Meditation at Shiva Temple, ., dinner and rest. Overnight to (GMVN) and Hotel

 

 

Day 11: – After breakfast Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Dehradun/ Risikesh  (270 kms, 12hrs drive).over night stay hotel

Morning Barkfast and then Starta Drive from Gangotri to uttarkashi at lunch and then drive from Dehradun 170km. lang on arrival check hotel .  At evening trek tours service End.

 

Gomukh Glacier

 

The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group so looking four nice view for Himalayas and . evening time which is a good time after sneaks lookout sun setting on the greater beautiful Mountain range.Shivling at tapovan

 

View High Altitude Snow Peak In Nandanvan  

 

It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, This is the only  Ganga valley from where one can see Bhagirathi peak  – I, II, III, . Shivling Peak and Matri Peak , Raktvan   all together. One can also see the Tapovan And Nill Tal  (4600 Meters ) peaks from here.

 

Getting to the base camp  at Gangotri

 

Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to .Barsu camp

HPMA  – Arrange to you transportation for you from Dehradun Railway station to uttarkashi  camp  and back the transport is in Bolero, .Inovva , Tampo  traveller

 

By Air

 

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

Note:-  Bangalore to Dehradun Flight  Available &  Delhi to Dehradun

  1. Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  2. Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

 

By Bus

 

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi, ISBT Kashmere Gate.

We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.

Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station meet us railway stion 6:30 Am

 

Key Points about this trek:

 

  •  Level: Difficult Trek (so first timers should avoid)
  •  Proper conditioning & training of body required
  •  Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
  •  Shoes are the single most important equipment
  •  High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
  •  Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
  •  Phones don’t work
  •  Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
  •  Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg)
  •  Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather

 

Prerequisites of a safe and successful trek of this type, in increasing order of importance, are:

Physical strength

Mental strength and resolve

Capable and trustworthy guide

Luck, helpful weather

 

We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek

 

Note: – Level: The trek experience and moderate Vasukital  Trek is classified Trek .We are going about. in altitude per day.

Like

Dehradun  (730, Meters )

Gangotri    (10,145 feet)

Chirbasa camp  (11,761 feet)

Bhojbasa camp (12,450 feet)

Gomukh (13,200 feet)

Tapovan (14,345 feet)

Nandanvan (4810 Meters)

Vasukital  (4978 Meters)

 

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 –

 

 

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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.

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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. 35,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)(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,/p>

Short Itinerary

Day 1:  Pickup to you from  Dehradun Railway Station – Reach Gangotri; 10-12 hours drive from Dehradun Transport will be arranged from Dehradun  Railway Station at 6.30 am. .

 

Day 2: After breakfast Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (11,761 feet); 6 hours, 9 km

 

Day 3: After breakfast  Chirbasa (11,761 feet) to Bhojbasa (12,761 fit); 3 hours, 5 km.

 

Day 4: After breakfast  Bhojbasa (12,450 feet) to Tapovan (14,202 feet) via Gaumukh 6/7  hours 7  km

 

Day 5: After breakfast  Explore Tapovan and nill tal chokhamba shivling base

 

Day 6: After breakfast  Tapovan (14,345 feet) to Nandanvan  camp  (4810 , Meters ) 5 hours 8  km

 

Day 7:  After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Vasukital   (6 km.) (6/7hrs) (4978mt)  over night stay in tents

 

Day 8:  After breakfast form  Vasukital  to Nandanvan . (6 km.) (4/5 hrs) over night stay in tents

 

Day 9: Day 6: – After breakfast form Nandanvan  –to Bhojbasa camp  . (12km.) (6/7hrs) over night stay in tents

 

Day 10: After breakfast  Bhojbasa camp  (12,763 feet) to Gangotri (10,145 feet); 6/7 hours, 14 km

 

Day 11: After breakfast  Depart for Same way Dehradun . Cab cost per vehicle will be Rs.6 500 (6-7  seater). You will reach Dehradun  between  7.00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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