Trek to one of the holiest site of Hindu’s, people worship this place along with Gangotri Gaumukh is the source of River Ganga.
Gomukh Trek Fee:
Rs 13000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 6 Days
Highest Points: (4500 m) Gangotri Gaumukh, Tapovan
Best Season: May, June September and October
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 12° C)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Origin of sacred River Ganga
Gomukh is in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, India. It is the origin of River Ganges but when it comes out from Gomukh it is known as Bhagirathi. This place is named Gomukh because the snout of Gangotri Glacier looks like a cow’s mouth.
A Holy Pilgrimage site
It is one of the holiest site of Hindu’s, people worship this place along with Gangotri, Ganga is a sacred river and Gomukh is the source of River Ganga so people believe that it purifies one’s soul, you can find saints living permanently here, and they come here for meditation. This trek is moderate to difficult as you need to cross Gomukh glacier to reach this place, it is India’s second largest Glacier.
Major Mountain views and Picturesque Places
Before Gomukh you can clearly see Mt. Shivling, you will start getting the sight of it, it is one of the most beautiful mountains and Bhagirathi group of Peaks and Mt. Meru. On the way you will find flowing streams, meadows, boulders and debris and you will go through some landslide prone areas.
Key Points of Gomukh Trek
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Gomukh Trek
Duration – 6 Days Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season – May, June September and October
Level – Moderate
Highest Points – (4500 m) Gangotri Gomukh, Tapovan
Trekking distance (total) – (46 km)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Summer temperature – (5°C to 12°C)
Location Chart – Drive – Dehradun, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Chirbasa, Bhojbasa and Gomukh
It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting close to China border, heading east and then south
Starting point – Dehradun Railway Station
Day 1– Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 2– Gangotri (10,145 feet) to Chirbasa (11,761 feet) (09 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 3– Chirbasa (11,761 feet) to Bhojbasa (12,763 feet) (5 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 4– Explore Gomukh (14763 feet) and back to Bhojbasa Camp
Day 5– Bhojbasa camp (12,763 feet) to Gangotri (10,145 feet) (14 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 6– Back to Dehradun/Rishikesh (270 km) (12 hours)
Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
(All camping gears)
High quality tents
Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
Radio Walky Talky for Communication
Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Crampons and Gaiters
Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Booking gets confirmed only after the Full Payment is made.
Meals We Serve
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Gangotri by taxi (245 km) (8/9 hours)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun or Rishikesh then leaves for Uttarkashi through the route of Mussoorie which takes 8 to 9 hours. You can see Tehri Lake during the journey.
Drive to Gangotri along the right bank of River Ganga (Bhagirathi) in middle of the way visit Gangnani, hot spring you can take sulphur bath in it. On the way you will get the views of Great Himalayas, Harshil and alluring green forest. Check in a hotel and in the evening visit holy city Gangotri, at 7 pm attend Siromani Arti of river Ganga, as Ganga is a sacred river, it is worshiped by people.
In the evening you can explore this place on you own then dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Gangotri to Chirbasa (09 km) (4/5 hours) (3800 m)
Start your trek to Chirbasa, the name of this place is Chirbasa because Pine trees are known as “Chir”in Hindi and you can find pine trees all over here. Now, you have to go through a market then the trail is through forest area, you will see many peaks in front of you and after some time you will come across waterfalls, the trail is levelled and the walk is easy. You have to cross a stream over a bridge when you cross that bridge a valley opens up, the big snow-capped mountains will mesmerise you.
After crossing the third ridge you will reach a valley with pine trees, when you cross this valley you will reach a place where the trail is in between the boulders; it can be called boulder zone, walk carefully as there are many rocks or stones on the way, keep following the trail.
The way to Chirbasa is through forest, it is few minutes away now, and there is a camping ground in Chirbasa near Bhagirathi River which makes this campsite more beautiful. From here you will get views of Bhagirathi peaks and glance of Gomukh glacier. Setup your tents here, overnight stay and dinner in camps.
Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (5 km) (3/4 hours) (3820 m)
Start trek to Bhojbasa after TM Program and breakfast. The trail is widen now and you can easily reach Bhojbasa as the climb isn’t tough. You will come across many landslide prone areas on the way.
As you go higher near Bhojbasa you will encounter breathtaking views of Bhagirathi peaks, and magnificent view of Mt. Shivling, Sanyasis and Sadhus can be seen in the caves. There are places where you can take hot drinks in comfortable small tent shops.
Cross ridges, it will take some time and the trail becomes rocky and barren. Bhojbasa is the widest point in the valley, campsite is in a plain terrain from where you can get magnificent views of the peaks and Bhagirathi River flows beside. Bhojbasa has a small temple, you can explore the area in the afternoon, the sunset in the evening is entrancing, and the sun sets behind the Bhagirathi group of Peaks which makes them look glittering and extremely beautiful.
Relish the beauty enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Mt. Shivling. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Explore Gomukh; and back to Bhojbasa camp
Trek to Gomukh from Bhojbasa it is an easy trek. Gomukh is the source of River Ganga, it is known as Bhagirathi River when it comes out from here, people worship this place, and it appears like a cow’s mouth so it is named as Gomukh. People worship this place along with Gangotri.
Before reaching Gomukh you will start getting the clear sight of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of Peaks the views from here are mesmerising and here is spirituality as this place is related to Hindu mythology and it’s the source of sacred river Ganga, you can see saints meditating they live there permanently in caves.
Spend some time here far from the hustle and bustle of life and hectic schedule, embrace the beauty of nature and beauteous God’s creation. Make sure you reach Gomukh on time so that you can easily return to Bhojbasa camp. Have your dinner there and overnight stay in camps.
Bhojbasa to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours) (3000 m)
Today we will trek down to Gangotri, descend is tough as you have to come down and cross moraines, walk carefully. Today you will get the last sight of Mt. Shivling; one of the most beautiful mountain, enjoy the last day when you are so close to these peaks, capture them in your cameras.
When you reach Gangotri, visit city and Shiva Temple. Then lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Gangotri - Uttarkashi – Dehradun/ Rishikesh (270 km) (12 hours)
After morning breakfast, Drive from Gangotri to Uttarkashi, have your lunch there and then drive from Dehradun (270km)
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.
BSNL networks will be available at Gangotri there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)