Tapovan Trek

Tapovan Trek

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Trek to the Basecamp of Mt. Shivling

Tapovan trek is the most loved trek in Uttarakhand.  Meaning of Tapovan is a holy tranquil place, where sages meditate to attain spirituality.

It is a high altitude meadow at an height of 14,345 ft. It lies on the bank of large Gangotri glacier and  at the base of lofty Shivling peak. This trek starts from Gangotri and goes through adventurous regions of the Himalayas.

Tapovan Trek

Mixture of Spirituality and Adventure!

During your trek, go through the source of River Ganga “Gomukh”. It is the snout of Gangotri Glacier. The trail makes its way through dense verdant forests and the adventure begins. It is a great trek for adventure lovers because it includes crossing moraines, steep climbs and traversing an amusing glacier.

So, Tapovan trek is for both devotees and avid hikers. It is a mixture of both spirituality and adventure.

Tapovan Trek

A Moderate trek with Enticing Views

Most importantly, Mt. Shivling accompanies you until you reach the celestial meadow of Tapovan. Moreover, other peaks visible form Tapovan are – Jogin peaks and Bhagirathi group of peaks with several more snow covered mountains.

But, the beginners should choose some easy level treks and avoid treks like Tapovan. However, if your fitness is good and you are capable enough then you can choose to taste its adventure.

So, if you are looking for some easy beginners treks, then here are some – Kedarkantha, Phulara Ridge & Nag Tibba.

 

Key Points of Tapovan Trek

Level: Moderate to Difficult

During the trek 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.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.

 

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Tapovan Trek Fee:

Rs 20000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)

Duration: 8 Days Dehradun to Dehradun

Highest Point: (4,500 m)

Best Time: May, June, September and October

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Trekking distance (total) (46 km)

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 12°C) Night (2°C to 5°C)

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Overview

Short Itinerary Tapovan Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (10,145 ft.) (245 km) (10/11 hours)

Day 2: Gangotri (10,145 ft.) to Chirbasa (11,761 ft.)

Day 3: Chirbasa (11,761 ft.) to Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.)

Day 4: Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.)  to Tapovan (14,345 ft.) via Gomukh (13,959 ft.)

Day 5: Exploration Day (Tapovan & Neel Taal)

Day 6: Tapovan (14,345 ft.) to Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.)

Day 7: Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.) to Gangotri (10,145 ft.)

Day 8: Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/11 hours)

Tapovan Trek
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The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌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

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

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.

 

Tapovan FAQ’s

Q 1. How many people will accommodate in one tent and are there separate tent for couples?

2 people will share one tent, it is on twin share basis and when the temperature gets very cold three people can share one tent.

Yes for couples separate tents are provided.

Q 2. What food will be served there?

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 which are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Q 3. What are the summer temperature of Tapovan?

Summer temperature – (5° C to 12°C)

Q 4. Where is the last ATM point?

Withdraw money before your trek, Uttarkashi is the last ATM point.

Q 5. Are there mobile networks and electricity on this trek?

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.

Q 6. Are there washroom facilities?

In Sankri there are washrooms and we will set up 2 toilet tents in every campsite separate for Men and Women. (Carry your own toiletry items)

Q 7. What is the minimum and maximum age to go on this trek?

The minimum age is 8 years and the maximum depends on your fitness level.

Q 8. We have to buy trekking equipment or we can get on rent?

You can do both; buy and get on rent, we own a shop in Sankri where every trekking equipment like hiking pole, jackets, shoes, gloves, muffler and caps are available.  Crampons and Gaiters are included in package cost.

Q 9. Where are we going to accommodate?

On Day 1 and Day 7 in our hotel “Swargarohini” and on other days in tents. (Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  1. Day1 Dehradun to Gangotri (10,145 ft.) (245 km) (10/11 hours)

    The pick-up point is Dehradun Railway Station and the basecamp of Tapovan trek is Gangotri. Leave between 6:30 – 7:00 am and enjoy the drive is along bank of River Bhagirathi.

    Visit Gangnani en route, ahead go through the forest of Harsil and great views of Himalayan peaks. Reach Gangotri and do not miss to attend the Siromani Arti of holy River Ganges in the evening. Today, the arrangements will be made in a hotel at Gangotri.

  2. Day 2 Gangotri (10,145 ft.) to Chirbasa (11,761 ft.)

    Post breakfast, head to Chirbasa. The meaning of Chirbasa is abundant pine trees – Chir (Pine). Today, the walk is easy on levelled trail. Cross the market area and further enter into a forest and relish the sight of snow covered peaks.

    Cross a stream over a bridge and the valley welcomes you with majestic mountain views. Continue hiking and climb up the ridge to get into another valley with abundant tall pine trees.

    Now, the boulder zone starts, be very careful while your ascent because the trail is full of loose rocks. Again pass through picturesque dense forest and reach the Chirbasa ground near River Bhagirathi.

    Chirbasa; your campsite for today offers grand views of Bhagirathi peaks and sight of Gomukh glacier.

    Relax here and settle for the day.

     

     

  3. Day 3 Chirbasa (11,761 ft.) to Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.) 

    Wake up early and catch the Bhagirathi peaks standing strong and spell binding sunrise views. Today, the trail is easy but you will come across many landslide prone areas.

    Start the trek, go higher and get jaw dropping sight of Mt Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks. Witness sages meditating in caves who live there permanently. On the way are also small shops for hot drinks and food.

    Now, you have to cross some ridges and after crossing them the trail turns barren and rocky. Bhojbasa is the widest part of this valley and the campsite is on a plain terrain beside Bhagirathi River from where Mt Shivling and other snow-capped mountains are clearly visible.

    At Bhojbasa is the presence of a temple, explore it and the surroundings. In the evening, do not miss the enchanting sunset views because here the sun sets behind the lofty Bhagirathi group of peaks.

    Relax here and retire for the night.

     

  4. Day 4 Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.)  to Tapovan (14,345 ft.) via Gomukh (13,959 ft.) 

    Today, the trek to Tapovan will be via Gomukh, it is the source of River Ganga, the river is known as Bhagirathi when comes out. The Gomukh name derived from its cow’s mouth appearance.

    The climb from Bhojbasa to Gomukh is an easy one but the trail is steep and strenuous from Gomukh to Tapovan.

    The trail remains covered in snow and there are boulder areas with hard snow which makes today’s trek gradient tough. Now, get ready to traverse glacial moraines and Gomukh glacier, the incline is steep and some areas are slippery.

    Climb higher and reach there by afternoon. Here also some saints can be seen living permanently, the temperature is low and there is chilly cold.

    Head to Tapovan and reach there in two hours after crossing steep ascent. Tapovan is a wide meadows which offers excellent sight of Mt. Meru, Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks.

    Setup your tents in the desired area and relax for the day.

  5. Day 5 Exploration Day (Tapovan & Neel Taal)

    Today’s aim is acclimatization and relaxation.

    Post breakfast, move upwards to the Himalayan Tapovan at an altitude of 4500 m. Tapovan lies below Mt. Shivling peaks and has beautiful lakes, explore the area and head to Neel Taal to get clear views of Mt. Meru.

    Reach there in two hours and return before lunch. Relax and retire for the night.

  6. Day 6 Tapovan (14,345 ft.) to Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.)

    Post breakfast, get down to Bhojbasa via Gomukh. Witness the picturesque lofty peaks and admirable surroundings in the morning and bid adieu to them.

    Retrace your steps, halt at Gomukh and reach Bhojbasa.

  7. Day 7 Bhojbasa (12,761 ft.) to Gangotri (10,145 ft.) 

    From Bhojbasa get down to Gangotri. Relish the last glimpses of Mt Shivling and descend through the steep terrain. Reach Gangotri and visit Lord Shiva’s temple.

    The arrangements will be made in a hotel at Gangotri.

  8. Day 8 Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/11 hours) 

    Post breakfast, leave for Dehradun.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • 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 woolen 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
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows

Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90% of Trek/adventure program cost. 

Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost. 

Cancellation less than 20 days – No refund

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Information

Highlights of Tapovan

  • Traverse Gangotri glacier to reach Tapovan.
  • Beautiful site of Mt. Shivling from base camp to the top.
  • Meadows of Tapovan are perfect for camping
  • Bhagirathi twin peaks can also be seen from here.
  • trek through the source of river Ganga; thrilling and full of adventure

Best time to do this Trek?

May, June, September and October. Tapovan is not accessible in winters because of heavy snowfall and harsh climate.

Tapovan is not for beginners

The level of this trek is not easy, there are many challenges which needs experience and proper knowledge. Altitude of this trek is (4,500 m) which can be traversed by the people having prior experiences.

Altitude we are going to cover

  • Gangotri (10,145 feet)
  • Chirbasa (11,761 feet)
  • Bhojbasa (12,763 feet)
  • Tapovan (14,763 feet)
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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.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

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)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– 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.

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Cancellation Policy?It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund
Note:-The cost is for minimum 5 people. But, if the group size decreases, then by increasing trek cost we can organize a customized package.