Gaumukh Trek

The Ganges is considered the most sacred river in India. The legend is that the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from heaven at Gangotri and so the Gangotri is considered as Source of Ganges. There is a temple at Gangotri dedicated to Mother Ganges. Gangotri is one of the holy place and a Dham among Char Dhams. The actual source of The Ganges is known as Gaoumukh which is 19 km from Gangotri. Orignal name of the stream is Bhagirathi which is originating from Gaumukh Glacier. The trek follows the river upstream to the actual source at Gaumukh. The tour starts from the holy city of Rishikesh, known as ‘Gateway to Himalayas’. Uttarkashi is the holy town on the way. This exiting trek offers fantastic view of beautiful mountains like Shivling (6543 m) , Meru, Kedardom, Sudarshan and Bhagirathi group of mountains.

DAY 01:
Depart from the school in the afternoon.  Arrive New Delhi Railway Station to board train for Haridwar. Overnight in the train.



DAY 02:
Arrive at Haridwar and after breakfast board the coach to depart for Uttarkashi. Arrive Uttarkashi and check in to the Shikhar Nature Resort for overnight stay.


DAY 03:
After breakfast depart for Gangotri (3048 M) by covering approx 90 kms in 4 hr. Gangotri is the place where the daughter Ganga descended on Earth. There is a Temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga where thousands of pilgrims throng to pay homage to her. Gangotri is also the road head for climbing expedition to Mt. Shivaling, Thalay Sagar, Bhrigupanth, satopanth, Bhagirathi etc. We visit Gangotri Temple and explore in and around the area. Dinner and Overnight stay at Gangotri.
DAY 04:
goaMorning after breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa via Chirbasa 3600 Mt. following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 10 kms in 4-5  hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snow clapped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight stay.
DAY 05:
Goa carnivalMorning after breakfast start trekking to reach Gaumukh (3892 mt) from Bhojbasa (3792 mt) (with packed lunch). The river Bhagirathi emerges from the Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh. Enjoy the fabulous sight there and in the afternoon return to Bhojbasa for rest and overnight stay.
DAY 06:
Goa seaAfter b/fast start the last leg of trek to Gangotri. On arrival, drive to Uttarkashi and check-into Shikhar Nature Resort for overnight stay.



DAY 07:
Goa seaAfter an early lunch check out from the SNR. Depart for Haridwar. Enroute visit Har Ki Pauri Ghat to see the evening Aarti at Haridwar. After dinner transfer to the station to board Mussoorie Express scheduled at 2320hrs for Delhi. Overnight in the train.



DAY 08:
Goa seaArrive Delhi. Board the coach to transfer to the school.