Gangotri Dham with Gaumukh Trek | Trekveda

March 21, 2020

Gangotri Dham with Gaumukh Trek OverviewGangotri, a blessed Hindu pilgrimage is the source of river Ganga. Gangotri is a marvelous place which becomes highly packed during the months of May-June. Gaumukh means Cow's mouth and trek from Gangotri having a stable but gradual climb. Holy River Ganges and her tributaries flow fromChar Dhamthat are located in Uttarakhand, India. It is believed that Goddess Ganga descended upon the Earth in the form of a River to help the suffering humanity. It was split into four channels that include Alaknanda, Mandakini, Bhagirathi, and Yamuna. Each is blessed with spellbinding scenic beauty and countless ancient temples. Every year, countless tourists from across the world, visit here in search of peace and tranquility. Gaumukh is also famous because of its mystery that no one has reached to its root phase till yet.

Trek Itinerary : GangotriDham with Gaumukh

Day 1 :Haridwar to GuptkashiAltitude :11,204 Ft.Time Taken :10 hrs Drive

On this day you will head towards Gangotri from Haridwar, the journey will start early, and it will be a journey of 241 Km to Gangotri. The whole journey will be of 8 hrs besides mountains, and the way will pass from Mussoorie, the famous hills station encompasses by the Shivalik Range. Later the attractions in the way will be Dhanulti, Chamba and after crossing these, you will reach Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi the land of god that lies on the bank of the river Bhagirathi, you will be able to witness many temples along the way, later you will see the sight scenes of the Harshli village. The Harshil village is known for apple orchards everywhere that will treat your eyes better. As you move further after a long ride, you will reach Gangotri located on the bank of the Bhagirathi River, and you can stroll to the local market and admire the beauty of mountains. The network availability will be good there, so you can take pictures and upload them instantly.

Day 2 :Gangotri to BhojbasaAltitude :12,385 Ft.

On this day trek to Bhojbasa from Gangotri. In the morning visit the shrine of Goddess Ganga. Start your trek and later you will realize that the vegetation is decreasing. As you continue trekking so you reach Chirbasa. In the way you get to cross some streams, as you reach Chirbasa so there are 5Km ahead is Bhojbasa alongside the Bhagirathi peak will be constantly visible in front of you.

Day 3 :Bhojbasa to Gaumukh to Bhojbasa.Altitude:13,200 Ft.

On this day start your trek in the morning to Gaumukh from Bhojbasa. On arrival Gaumukh explore Gaumukh. Than trek down to Bhojbasa. Overnight stay in Bhojbasa. Gaumukh is where the waters of Ganga trickle down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gaumukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth; though today it no longer appears so. The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devouts who do not miss the opportunity to have the holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 kms. From Gangotri. There is a Tourist Bungalow at Bhojbasa, 14 kms. From Gangotri where lodging and other facilities are available. From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on the tree line. From here, we can get a clear view of the Bhagirathi Peak.

Day 4 :Bhojwasa to Gangotri.Altitude:12,385 Ft. to 11,204 Ft.

On this day you will head towards Gangotri back from Bhojwasa as you have completed the whole trek. It would be better to wake up early so that you can cherish the few last moments in the holy mountains shining bright in front of you. As you will see Mt. Shivling looks magical, and connecting to other peaks and the whole mountains range looks Bewitching. Later on, have your breakfast and get ready to trek back to Gangotri from Bhojwasa, carry enough water bottles as you won't get any water sources in between. And the path will go like you have to cross the rocky terrain and moraines of the glacier. There will descend; you will come across boulders, so take step gradually and carefully.

Day 5 :Gangotri to HaridwarTime Taken :10 hrs

On this day the trek will be the end day as you drive back to Haridwar from Gangotri, have the final look over the mighty mountains with a sip of tea and say goodbye to the mountains. It will be of 8 hrs Drive from Gangotri. Collect the memories with you and the life experience with you in this journey of Gaumukh trek in Uttarakhand.