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The source of Ganges and beyond

Destinations : Tapovan Gaumukh Gangotri trek.

This tour covers one of the most sacred places for all Hindus, i.e. Gaumukh which is the source of the holy river Ganges. Apart from reaching good heights it also takes you into some of the most beautiful and serene spots in this part of the Himalayas and obviously to one of the most favorite spots of all those visiting India The Taj Mahal, the Monument of Love.

The source of Ganges and beyond

Detailed Program

Day 01, Delhi – Rishikesh ( BY Shatabdi express train, 4 hrs )
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.

Day 02, Rishikeshi to Uttarkashi ( By Road 5 hrs )
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.

Day 03, Uttarkashi to Harsil ( Drive 3 hrs )
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.

Day 04, Harsil – Gangotri - Bhojbasa ( Trek 5 – 6 hrs )
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.

Day 05, Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan ( 4 – 5 hrs )
First 3 kms trek to Gaumukh ( The source of Ganges ) and then after spending some time here, traverse the Gangotri Galcier to reach Tapovan 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.

Day 06,  Tapovan

Full day free in Tapovan.

Day 07, Tapovan – Bhojbasa

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

Day 08, Bhojbasa – Gangotri – Harsil ( Trek 4 – 5 hrs, drive 45 min. )
Trek back to Gangotri and then drive back to Harsil in nice surroundings in Bhagirathi valley and relax after a great trek.

Day 09, Harsil – Rishikesh ( 7 – 8 hrs )

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

Day 10, Rishikesh
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.

Day 11 : Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (250 km, 6 - 7 hrs)
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.

Day 12 : Delhi - Agra ( 210 kms, 4 hrs drive )
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.

Day 13 : Agra - Delhi ( 210 kms, 4 hrs drive )
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.

Tour ends on arrival in Delhi.

For tour costs and other details please contact: Sanjay/Sunil at

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