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23 Days 22 Nights
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Max People : 200
Trek Overview

Bhagirathi II is the second Highest Peak in Bhagirathi Group

Bhagirathi group is in the Gangotri valley of the Garhwal region and has three high peaks. Bhagirathi II is the second highest peaks in this group at an altitude of 6512 meters. It rises above Gomukh, source of River Ganga.

The Adventure Trail

Base Camp of this expedition is Nandanvan, a wide grassland with greenery and blossoming flowers. Traversing Gangotri glacier is the thrill and further, after gaining altitude the climb gets difficult. You will be needing proper equipment (ropes, ice axe, crampons etc.)

Amusing Sights

Mt. Shivling with Bhagirathi group of peaks is visible from Day 1 and accompanies you. But, Nandanvan offers excellent views of this peak. Ahead catch the sight of Thalay Sagar and Meru Pass.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Uttarkashi is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – BSNL signals are available at Gangotri, ahead the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

About Bhagirathi Peak II

Bhagirathi group is in the Gangotri valley of Garhwal region and has three high peaks.

Bhagirathi II is the second highest peaks in this group at an altitude of 6512 meters.

It rises above Gomukh, source of River Ganga.

Base Camp of this expedition is Nandanvan

After gaining altitude the climb gets difficult.

You will need proper equipment (ropes, ice axe, crampons etc.)

Highlights of this Trek

Traversing Gangotri glacier is the thrill and amusing sights of Mt. Shivling with Bhagirathi group of peaks is visible from Day 1 and accompanies you. But, Nandanvan offers excellent views of this peak. Ahead catch the sight of Thalay Sagar and Meru Pass.

Duration – 23 days | 22 Nights

Best Season– May, June, September and October

Level – Difficult

Highest Points – (6512 m)

Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season

Summer Temperature – (-2°C to 15°C)

Starting Point –Dehradun

Altitude Covered Per Day

1. Gangotri (3092 m)

2. Bhojbasa (3769 m)

3. Nandanvan (Base camp) (4337 m)

4. Advance Base Camp (4800)

5. Camp 1 (5199 m)

6. Summit Camp (6000 m)

7. Bhagirathi Peak (II) (6512 m)

These points should not be avoided

1. Proper conditioning and training of body required

2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures

3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important

4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization

5. Intermittent or no signals

6. Carry travel light

7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

Meet us at Dehradun Railway Station and then drive towards Uttarkashi to reach Gangotri. The journey will be along the banks of River Ganga. On the way visit Gangnani; hot spring. Pass through lush green forests and get the views of Great Himalayas and Harsil.

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: Acclimatization Day

Today go to nearby places like Pandavas cave. Get yourself prepared for the upcoming days. After your hike and exploring places come back to the hotel.

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

Start the trek from the market and pass through the forests section and boulder zone to reach Chirbasa. From here you can have a glance of Gomukh glacier and Bhagirathi group of peaks. Now, head towards Bhojbasa the path is wide the trail will take you through some landslide-prone areas.

En route relish the views of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks. As you go higher the trail becomes barren and rocky. Bhojbasa campsite is barren but offers clear and spectacular views. Enjoy the scenic views then dinner and overnight stay are in tents.

Day 4: Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (Base camp) (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

First, reach Tapovan, it is famous for its wide grasslands, it is 2 hours away from Gomukh. Ascending is steep but when you reach there the views are striking. Climb the first ridge of Tapovan and cross Akash Ganga before Gangotri Glacier.

Find a route to descent and make sure it is safe. Glacier has thick ice, boulders, and broken rocks, the ice remains slippery so trekking on it becomes difficult.

After the descent starts the 100-meter climb to Nandanvan through the landslide-prone region. Reach the base of Bhagirathi massif and the Nadanvan meadow, you would be surprised by the clear views of Mt. Meru, Kedar Dome, and Mt. Shivling. The meadow is windy, set up your tents and retire for the night.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

Go on a hike today, return before lunch and rest for the day.

Day 6: Load Ferry from Nandanvan (Base camp) to Advance Base Camp (4800) and return

Today Load Ferry from Base Camp (Nandanvan) to ABC which is at an altitude of 4800 meters. Get back to the base camp

Day 7: Base camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4800)

Post breakfast starts the ascent to ABC (4800 m). Overnight stay at Advance Base Camp. Overnight stay at ABC.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day

Get yourself prepared for upcoming days, go on a short hike and adapt the changes. Overnight stay at ABC.

Day 9: Load Ferry from Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5199 m) and return

Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1 and return to ABC. Overnight stay at ABC.

Day 10: Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5199 m)

After breakfast ascent from ABC to Camp 1 which is at a height of 5199 meters. Overnight stay at Camp 1

Day 11: Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 and return

After loading Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 retrace your steps and return. Overnight stay at Camp 1

Day 12 and Day 13 – Reserved for Summit attempt

Leave Camp 1 and head towards Camp 2. Set up your camps there and retire for the night. Overnight stay at Camp 2

Day 13: Load Ferry from Camp 2 to Summit Camp (6000 m)

Load Ferry to Summit camp, it is at a height of 6000 meters and gets back to Camp 2. Overnight stay at Camp 2.

Day 14: Camp 2 to Summit Camp (6000 m)

Descent from Base Camp to Osla village where you stayed on Day 2. Talk to the villagers and know them closely. Leave Camp 2 early to reach Summit Camp, you loaded ferry yesterday, today open the fix ropes and sleep early because tomorrow is the first summit attempt.

Day 15: Summit attempt – Bhagirathi Peak (II) (6512 m)

Start the trek around 3:00 am because the climb is technically difficult and it would take time. Return to summit camp.

Day 16: Extra Day for summit climb

A day reserved for Summit climb if you were unsuccessful in your first attempt due to any reason.

Day 17: Extra Day for summit climb

Extra Day for Summit attempt

Day 18: Summit Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Start the descent from Summit Camp to Advance Base Camp. Overnight stay at ABC.

Day 19: Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Nandanvan (Base Camp)

Today get back to Nandanvan by descending from ABC. Set up your camps there and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 20: Rest Day

Today rest at the Base Camp (Nandanvan) and relax.

Day 21: Nandanvan (Base Camp) to Bhojbasa (12 km) (5/6 hours)

Descent to Bhojbasa and take a break at Gomukh. Retrace your steps and reach the campsite. Setup the camps and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 22: Bhojbasa to Gangotri (13 km) (5/6 hours)

From Bhojbasa descent to Gangotri, downhill trek is steep on moraines. With a smile bid goodbye to Mt. Shivling’s view.

Reach Gangotri and in the evening you can visit the Aarti and Lord Shiva’s temple. Check-in a hotel and retire for the night.

Day 23: Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/12 hours)

Post breakfast, depart to Dehradun.

Include / Exclude

What is Included In this trek?

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

What is not included In this trek

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

Map

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