The Gomukh Tapovan trek is scenic with nature's bounty and is decorated with fragrant flowers,
snow-capped peaks, and similar jaw-dropping views. Take a dip in the holy Bhagirathi River,
which is considered one of the sacred rituals. During the Gomukh glacier trek, one can also
immerse in the divine aura of the pilgrim cities- Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, and Bhojwassa.
Marvel at the sight of the Bhagirathi sisters to experience the summit views.


  • Altitude: 14600 Ft

  • Trek Length: 46 Km.

  • Duration: 8 Days

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

  • Base Camp: Uttarkashi

  • Pick & Drop: Rishikesh To Rishikesh

  • State: Uttarakhand

08 Days
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
INR 18,500  per person + 5 % GST.


Tour Itinerary 

Day 1 Dehradun to Gangotri drive. (7/8 hours drive of 242 km)
• From Dehradun we drive to Gangnani via Uttarkashi.
• Gangnani is known for the natural hot water spring baths it has.
• We drive to Gangotri on this day itself. We stay at a guesthouse overnight.



Day 2 Gangotri (3,048 m) to Chirbasa (3,600 m) - 6 h trek
• 9km trek in 6 hours.
• On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,650 m).
• From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on a tree line.
• The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.
Day 3 Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,800 m) - 3 h trek
• 5 km trek in 3-4 hours.
• Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren.
• In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers.
• From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest.
• In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river.
• In the afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi's group
of peaks.



Day 4 Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)- 7 h
• Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Tapovan, 7 hours 9 km
• Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks.
• After breakfast, we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges.
• We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the
• The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has a steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the
surrounding peaks becomes clearer.
• They appear to be just a stone's throw away.
• It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the
long summer months.



Day 5 Tapovan (4,463 m) rest day
• This day is free for us to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow-capped peaks, flora,
fauna, and mountain landscape.
• This land is frequented by some of the greatest contemporary mountaineers.
• The Shivling peak stands tall in front of us. Behind Shivling, towards the right is Meru.
• A little towards the left of Shivling is Sumeru.
• The Bhagirathi peaks are visible further to the left.
• Bhagirathi III, Meru (Central Peak), and Sumeru have some of the hardest climbing routes in the



Day 6 Tapovan to Bhojbasa- 5-6 h
• Tapovan to Bhojbasa, 5-6 hours trek 7 km
• Early in the morning, we enjoy the sunrise on high peaks.
• After breakfast, we trek down to Bhojbasa.



Day 7 Bhojbasa to Gangotri- 5-6 h
• Bhojbasa to Gangotri, 5-6 hours trek 14 km
• We trek to Gangotri in the morning.
• Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse.



Day 8 Gangotri to Dehradun drive
• Gangotri to Dehradun drive, 9 h drive 245 km
• Early morning after breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun and arrive by evening



  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay on a triple/quad sharing basis. 5 Nights Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

  • Transportation: Surface transfer from Dehradun to Dehradun by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveller (Depending on the number of travelers).

  • Meals: All Meals from (day 1 dinner to day 8 Morning tea Only) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

  • Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks.

  • Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Sitting Stools.

  • Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

  • Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

  • Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

  • Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

  • Guide ratio: 1:10



  • Any expenses of personal nature.

  • Meals during transit.

  • Insurance of any kind.

  • Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

  • Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Cancellation Policy


The Trans Himalayan reserves the right to cancel trips. The Trans Himalayan is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by preparing for the trip (for example non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, clothing, equipment, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.).

  • If you cancel or leave a multi-day trip for any reason:

  • More than 60 days prior to the trip start date, we will grant you a full refund less a INR 2500 per person administrative fee.

  • Between 59 and 30 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 25 percent of the trip cost

  • Between 29 and 15 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 75 percent of the trip cost.

  • Less than 15 days prior to the trip start date, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.

  • Day Hike Cancellation Policy: 50% refund with 48 hours notice; no refund within 48 hours

Things To Pack

  • Thermals (Upper & Lower)

  • Down Jacket /Main Jacket

  • Clothes

  • Socks

  • Undergarments

  • Gloves

  • Slippers

  • Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

  • Hats/Caps

  • Daypack

  • Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

  • Sun Glasses

  • Torch

  • Water Bottle

  • Power bank

  • Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

  • Raincoat

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Toiletries

  • Cold Cream

  • Lip Guard

  • Sunscreen Lotion

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