Gomukh Trek


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


06 Days | 5 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun



Gomukh Trek – A marvellous trek to watch holly rivers and the 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 In Gomukh Trek

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.

Trek Highlights

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.

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)


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.


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.


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


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


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


Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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