Mt. Bhagirathi II Expedition

Temperature

Summer : -2°C to 15°C

Duration

23 Days | 22 Nights

Level

Difficult

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

Short Details for Bhagirati Peak 2 Expedition

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

Day 2: Acclimatization Day

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

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

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

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

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

Day 8: Acclimatization Day

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

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

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

Day 12: Ascent from Camp 1 to Camp 2

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

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

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

Day 16: Extra Day for summit climb

Day 17: Extra Day for summit climb

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

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

Day 20: Rest Day

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

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

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

Bhagirati Peak 2 Expedition Details 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: Ascent from Camp 1 to Camp 2

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)

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.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude 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

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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