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13 Days Source of Ganges Trek and Beyond


Destination Covers: Delhi - Rishikesh - Gangotri - Gaumukh - Tapovan
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Source of Ganges Trek takes us beyond Gaumukh - the source of River Ganges. You can reach meadows of tapovan which is also the base camp for quiet a few peaks in the area, after crossing over Gangotri Glacier... 

Early morning ( 6.55 am ) departure Delhi to Haridwar by train and on arrival transfer to Rishikesh. On arrival check in deluxe River beach camp on the banks of River Ganges. Spend the afternoon preparing for your onward journey and trek.

Drive to Uttarkashi and on arrival check in hotel Shivlinga. Meet your mountain guide and get the briefing on the trek. Spend the evening in the town. One can also visit Vishwanath temple one of the most important Lord shiva temples in India and the famous Nehru Institute of mountaineering which has produced various Everest climbers. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast drive to Harsil and on arrival check in guest house. Spend the day in one of the most scenic spots on the whole route. Located at a height of over 9000 ft in the Bhagirathi valley it gives you a great opportunity to acclimatized as well spend some time in one of the most beautiful valley in the world.

Drive in the morning to Gangotri ( 20 kms ) and then start with trekking. Reach Bhojbasa by afternoon, where you can stay in a guest house or otherwise you can also camp. Overnight.

First 3 kms trek to Gaumukh ( The source of Ganges ) and then after spending some time here, traverse the Gangotri Galcier to reachGaumukhTapovan by afternoon. The pastures of Tapovan are a trekkers delight and icing on the cake is the welcoming smiling faces of saints who live here. Have some nice tea with one of the saints and then camp overnight.

Full day free in Tapovan.

Trek back to Bhojbasa and overnight again in guest house / camp.

Trek back to Gangotri and then drive back to Harsil in nice surroundings in Bhagirathi valley and relax after a great trek.

Drive back to Rishikesh. On the way drop your mountain guide in uttarkashi. Arrive in Rishikesh and again check in river beach camp. Overnight.

Spend the day in Rishikesh & Haridwar exploring the local culture in these two most famous spiritual towns. Come back to camp for a fun filled evening with bon fire and barbeque. Overnight at camp.

Early morning leave for Haridwar and visit Chandi Devi through ropeway for the last grand view of high Himalayas and then leave for Delhi in the afternoon. Enroute lunch in Cheetal Grand. On arrival check in Hotel The Park.

After breakfast leave for Agra by Road and on arrival check in hotel Jaypee Palace / Hotel Taj view. Visit the Red Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah's tomb in the afternoon. Evening free for Shopping and picking souvenirs. Overnight at Hotel.

Early morning leave for Taj Mahal and have a great view this beautiful monument of love in the sunrise. Come back to hotel for breakfast and then check out from hotel to leave for Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar the great. After that leave for Delhi. Tour ends on arrival.

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