Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

  • Duraration
    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Duration
    7 Days
  • Difficulty
    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Difficulty
  • Distance
    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Distance
    46 KM
  • High Altitude
    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek High Altitude
    14640 Feet
  • Group Size
    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Group Size
    Min. 5 - Max. 12

  • Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Trip highlights

    • Base Camp of Mount Shivling.
    • View of Gaumukh glacier snout.
    • See Moutain goat/Ibex around your tents.
    • You see Mt. Shivling right from the base to its summit.
    • Best views of Bhagirathi sisters massif from bottom to top.

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Trip Description

    The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is best described as a seven-day trek that is the perfect mix of thrills, 

    adventure, and the right dose of mythology. It is a must-visit trek for an undisputable adrenaline rush. 

    Across the Gangotri Glacier, the mouth of the holy Ganges, the trek traverses.  

    While the Gangotri glacier is 24 km long, it is 6-8km wide as well. The trek initiates right from Gaumukh 

    and extends as far as Chaukhamba massif, which is around Badrinath. We now have a trek route that 

    extends to the entire stretch of this storied landscape, thanks to the prolific mountain climbers, Tilman 

    and Shipton.  

    Merely a look at the fleeting glacial hues is an absolute treat for the senses. The views are mesmerizing; 

    in the majestic backdrop of Mount Shivling, which will be visible to us entirely, right from its base to the 

    serrated peak high above in the clouds. Our trek will call of us to descend through the meadows of 

    Tapovan and get back to Gangotri, which will be our destination.  

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is going to be an absolute visual thrillfest. Shivling is going to be in the view at all 

    times. We’d also discern the Bhagirathi twin peaks as they rise.  

    The literal meaning of Gaumukh is cow’s mouth. When the river trickles down the Gangotri glacier via 

    Gaumukh, it is known as Bhagirathi. But as the river ascends, it comes to be known as Ganga or the 

    Ganges. A surprising piece of trivia about the Ganges is that it flows for around 2,252 odd km before it 

    submerges into the oceans. The Ganges is very frequently known as the life vein of the northern planes 

    in India. 

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Trip Itinerary

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    • Guesthouse accommodation on the first two days and last day on a twin sharing basis.
    • All vegetarian meals on trek
    • Professional guide, cook and support staff
    • Clean sleeping bags and mats
    • Good quality A-shaped or dome tents
    • Kitchen tents, common tents, toilet tents with portable toilet seats
    • Microspikes and Gaiters if required
    • Forest entry charges for Indian National
    • For non-Indian passport holders; there will be an additional charge
    • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment and NOT personal luggage
    • Tented accommodation throughout the trek on a twin sharing basis.

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
    • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
    • Any cost or services not mentioned in the Inclusions
    • Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, road blocks etc
    • Porter/mule charges to carry personal luggage

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Things to Carry

    The following is a list of things that we suggest that you carry with you. It is not expected to be a comprehensive list; rather, it is intended to remind those items that we feel are essential for your comfort during the trek. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for clothing, which may be equally appropriate.

    Trekking Gears

    • Backpack with Rain Cover - (Should be more than 50-70 Liters)
    • Daypack 20 Liters -Collapsible (This will require on summit day)
    • Head Torch with Spare Batteries
    • Sunglasses with UV Protection
    • Sun Cap / Hat
    • Trekking Poles (If required)
    • Poncho / Rain Coat (Protect from rainfall and Snowfall


    • Padded / Down Jacket
    • Fleeces Jacket
    • 2 Quick Dry Trek Pants
    • 3 Quick-Dry T-Shirt (full sleeve)
    • Thermals Inners (upper and lower)
    • Woolen Cap
    • Neck Gaiters/Balaclava
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Undergarments
    • Plastic Bags for wet clothes


    • Trekking Shoes (Waterproof & High Ankle)
    • Woollen socks - (2 pairs)
    • Cotton Socks - (3 pairs)
    • Floaters


    • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
    • Sunscreen (40+ SPF)
    • Toilet Paper
    • Lip Balm
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Moisturizer
    • Quick Dry Tawal
    • Soap
    • Sanitary Napkin/Tampons (for female participants)
    • Intimate Wash (for female participants)


    • Personal Medicines prescribed by the doctor, if any (Consult your doctor before coming)
    • Combifilm - Half Strip
    • Digene - 1 Strip
    • Cetirizine - 1 Strip
    • Painkiller Tablet - Half Strip
    • Muscle Relief Spray
    • Knee Cap (if you are prone to knee pain/injury)
    • ORS/ Electrals - 5 Pouch
    • Band-aid - 5
    • Antibacterial Powder


    • Leak-Proof Lunch Box with a spoon
    • 2 Water Bottles/Hydration Pack
    • Plate and Tea Mug


    • TripMoody Medical form signed by the doctor
    • Disclaimer form, signed by the participant
    • Rent Gear Voucher (If you have rented gear from TripMoody)
    • Valid ID Proof Photocopy (that have mentioned Address)
    • Sufficient Cash


    • Camera (optional)
    • Power Bank (optional)
    • Tripod (optional)
    • Protein Bars, Snacks and Dry Fruits

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Basic Instructions

    • Covid-19 guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
    • Do carry a valid ID and undertaking form print at the time of reporting.
    • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes as per trek and the right kind of waterproof high ankle shoes for the trek.
    • Do not carry expensive valuables with you during the trek. Camp does not have locker facilities and take no responsibility for the same.
    • Keep your luggage minimum; the less you carry, the more you hassle-free.
    • Smoking, drinking and any kind of intoxication are strictly prohibited during the trek.
    • Network connectivity is pretty bad after basecamp, please inform your guardians or friends beforehand.
    • Treat the Kitchen and helping staff with respect and speak to them comfortably!
    • On the trek decisions taken by the trek leader are final.
    • Don’t use earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
    • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
    • Keep your snack rappers with yourself during the trek and dump it on the campsite’s garbage bag.
    • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

    How to Reach

    How to reach Dehradun by Bus         

    Dehradun is very well-connected to the important Cities in Uttarakhand (Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi), Chandigarh (150 km), Delhi (Kashmere Gate ISBT-250 km), and Ambala (140 km) by means of state-run and private buses at a reasonable cost. It is advisable to choose Volvo buses over ordinary buses, to ensure a more comfortable journey in the mountainous terrain.

    Note: - The bus journey from Delhi to Dehradun takes 7 to 8 hrs for 250 km and it is advisable to book your tickets around 9-10 pm in the night to reach early in the morning for your treks and to avoid delays.


    How to reach Dehradun by Train

    Dehradun Railway station is one of the biggest and busiest railheads of Uttarakhand after Haridwar. Dehradun Railway Station is connected to all major cities of the country like New Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ajmer, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, circuitously. The railway station is located at the heart of the city which is 2 km away from ISBT and the City Centre. Cabs, auto, sharing rickshaws are easily accessible for exploring all parts of the city. Besides the railway station, there is Dehradun Hill Bus stand which offers regular services to Mussoorie and Dhanolti.


     How to reach Dehradun by Air

    The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant, located approximately 22 km away from Dehradun City Centre. Domestic flights connect Dehradun with Delhi, Chandigarh, Banglore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Once you reach the airport, you can take prepaid taxis outside the airport which can be availed to get transferred to the main city of Dehradun and it has easy access to the holy towns of Rishikesh (25km) and Haridwar (32 km). 

    The major airlines operating in this airport are IndiGo, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and Air India.

    Nearest Airport: - Jolly Grant (DED), Dehradun

    Nearest International Airport: - Delhi International Airport (DEL)

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
    Cancellation Policy

    Amount Refund

    Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
    5% Deduction

    Cancellations up to 15 days prior to departure date
    25% Deduction

    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to departure date
    50% Deduction

    Cancellations less than 7 days prior to departure date
    No Refund


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