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Mt. Bhagirathi II Expedition

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer :(-2°C to 15°C)

DURATION

23 Days

LEVEL

Difficult

Bhagirathi II is the second Highest Peak in Bhagirathi Group

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.

 

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.

Trek Information

Duration – 23 days

 

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

 

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 Panadavas 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 market and pass through forests section and boulder zone to reach Chirbasa. From here you can have 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 is 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 start the 100 metre climb to Nandanvan through 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, setup 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 start 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. Setup 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 get 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

 

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. Setup 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.

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.

 

INFORMATION

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

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.

 

What is the best time to go for the thrill of this trek?

May, June, September and October

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

No, this is not for beginners because of the difficult level and high altitude of this trek.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

– Gangotri (3092 m)
– Bhojbasa (3769 m)
– Nandanvan (Base camp) (4337 m)
– Advance Base Camp (4800)
– Camp 1 (5199 m)
– Summit Camp (6000 m)
– Bhagirathi Peak (II) (6512 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Permits and Entrance fees.YES
  • All taxes and travel from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Accommodation (Hotel) in . Gangotri YES
  • Accommodation (Hotel) in Gangotri YES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each others YES
  • All technical mountaineering gearYES
  • Sharpa for expert Technical Guide YES
  • Medical kit YES
  • Oxygen Cylinder YES
  • Porters for expedition. YES
  • Accommodation in tents on share basis during Expedition YES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other person -10 Km range YES
  • You will be charged extra for your own personal porter.NOT
  • Tips for Guides and Porters or staff.NOT
  • Any additional equipment that you will need to rentNOT
  • Medical certificateNOT
  • Personal Insurance.NOT
  • Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitNOT

180,000 Rs / Person

(Includes all costs of the expedition from DEhradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

AVAILABLE DATES 2018

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A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

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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