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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek, Uttarakhand

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Highlights

  • Experience a maximum altitude of 14,222 ft.- and participate in the holy ritual of taking a dip in the Bhagirathi river

  • Catch the glimpse of magnificent Bhagirathi group of three soaring peaks during your journey

  • Witness the short trek to Bhojwassa which is studded with trees and is mostly barren and often compared to the Arctic Tundra region

  • The Gomukh Gangotri trek takes you through many of the significant pilgrimage spots of Hindu devotees such as Gangotri Glaciers, Gaumukh, Bhagirathi Sisters, etc.

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Overview

About the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek:

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day Gaumukh Tapovan Trek in the Indian Himalayas, filled with stunning landscapes, challenging terrain, and unique experiences. Trek through the meadows of Tapovan, see the source of the Bhagirathi river at Gaumukh glacier, and gaze at the majestic Mt. Shivling. Relax by the Bhagirathi river at Bhojwasa, and immerse yourself in the local culture of the Himalayas.

Quick facts about Gaumukh Tapovan Trek:

Duration Of Gomukh Trek: 8D/7N

Maximum altitude: 14222 ft.

Gomukh Tapovan trek gradient: Moderate

Gomukh Trek route distance: 46 Km

Temperature: Day: 18°C to 12°C and Night: 5°C to -5°C

Best time for Gangotri Gomukh trek: May end to June, September to October

ATM: Uttarkashi

Start Point/End Point: Gangotri

About the Activity:

  • Your trek begins at Gangotri, a small town located at an altitude of 3,048 meters in the state of Uttarakhand in India.
  • Relax by the Bhagirathi river at Bhojwasa, a scenic campsite where you can unwind and soak up the beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Your experienced trek guide will enlighten you about the major attraction that you will encounter on your way.
  • Pass through some of the most beautiful and remote regions of the Indian Himalayas, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks.
  • While trekking, challenge yourself physically as you navigate the rocky terrain & high altitude, and gain a sense of accomplishment by finishing the Gaumukh Tapovan trek.
  • Trek through stunning meadows of Tapovan, where you'll be surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, including the majestic Mt. Shivling.
  • So, grab the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek package and have an amazing experience of trekking with your folks.

How to reach Gangotri:

By Rail:

The nearest railway station to Gangotri is Rishikesh 234 km before Gangotri on NH58 and is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, and many other destinations to Gangotri.

By Air:

How to reach Gangotri by Air- The nearest airport to Gangotri is Jolly Grant Airport which is located around at the distance of 250kms. This airport is well linked to Delhi and there are numbers of daily flights to Delhi which connects to major parts of the country.

By Road:

Gangotri can be reached only via road in a bus, privately operated jeeps, SUVs/ other vehicles. The journey from Rishikesh takes about 12 hours. Taxi/Jeeps are also available from Taxi Stations in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Dehradun. Tourist cabs are available from Dehradun/Rishikesh.

Gomukh Tapovan Trek Inclusions:

1. Accommodation – Tented accommodation throughout the Gomukh trek.

2. Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the Gangotri Gomukh trek.

3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

4. Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

5. Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

6. Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

7. Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on the Gomukh Gangotri trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.

Starts at
33% off
/per Adult
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Itinerary
Dehradun to Gangotri drive.
Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m) - 6 h trek
Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m) - 3 h trek
Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h
Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day
Tapovan to Bhojbasa- 5-6 h
Bhojbasa to Gangotri- 5-6 h
Gangotri to Dehradun drive

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Package Options

Gomukh Tapovan Trek from Gangotri

per Adult

Gomukh Tapovan Trek from Gangotri


Accommodation will be in tents/guesthouses on sharing basis


(Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek


All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included

Tour Leader

Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers


Trekking, Camping

Gomukh Tapovan Trek from Dehradun/Rishikesh

per Adult

Gomukh Tapovan Trek from Dehradun/Rishikesh


All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.


Accommodation will be in tents/guesthouses on sharing basis. Accommodation for 1st and Last day at Gangotri is also included.


Day 1 Dinner to Day 8th Breakfast

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner all included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek


Camping, Trekking.

Tour Leader

Experienced trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff to help trekkers


Transport support from and to Dehradun/Rishikesh: starting from the pickup on day 1 to drop on day 8.

Must Know Before You Go for Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and the use of masks are recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced drivers especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for this trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for Gangotri Gomukh trek.
  • Avoid using earphones during Gomukh Glacier trek, this might hinder your audibility.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Back pack (50-60l)
Water bottle
Extra pair of socks
Fleece jackets and thermals
Hiking shoes
Mosquito & insect repellent
Warm clothes
Day pack (20-30l)

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Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Policies

Confirmation Policy

The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.

In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

All applicable refunds will be done in the traveler's Thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking