Vasuki Tal Trek

11 Days - 10 Nights
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Description

Vasuki Tal Trek – the Most Divine Lake in Himalayas

Vasuki Tal, a holy glacial lake is perched in the remote region of Indian Himalayas at an altitude of 4,978 m. It is formed by the melting waters of Mt. Vasuki and lies 5 km ahead from a famous Hindu pilgrimage site and abode of Lord Shiva “Kedarnath”.

The waters of this pristine lake are clear and the lake got its name “Vasuki Tal” because it resembles snake Vasuki curled around the neck of Lord Shiva.

It lies amidst glaciers and the trekking route is steep. Therefore, it is a great trek for adventure lovers.

Explore the Verdant Beauty of this Remote Region

Vasuki Tal   Trek is an Enthralling Gangotri valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Gangotri National park .No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!

About Vasuki Tal Trek

During the trek, pass through regions with rich vegetation and witness Himalayan Brahama Kamals and rare wildflowers growing around the lake.

According to the legend, Lord Vishnu took bath in it at the time of Rakshabandhan (Hindu festival) which purified this lake.

In addition to its divine beauty, get rewarded by extremely beautiful views of Chaukhamba Peaks and other majestic Himalayan ranges.

Therefore, the famous trekking destinations covered on this trek are – Gomukh, Tapovan and Nandanvan. Vasuki Tal and, further pass through the verdant forests of pine and cedar which ahead merges with the glaciated tracks. Most importantly, come across the colorful beauty of Flora and Fauna while exploring this remote region.

It is home to a number of Himalayan animals and Bharals can be easily spotted here. But, do not miss to witness Sadhus meditating here who permanently live in caves.

 

Vasuki Tal trek

WHY TO CHOOSE VASUKI TAL TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Vasuki Tal   trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 516 Km both side and on foot 68 km which is to be covered into 11 days. . Dehradun to Dehradun

Vasuki Tal trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4978 Meter

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges Gangotri, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

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

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

Vasuki Tal Trek

Altitude we are going to cover

Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Chirbasa – 3580 Meter

Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

Gomukh – 4255 Meter

Tapovan – 4500 Meter

Nandanvan – 4810 Meter

Vasuki Tal – 4978 Meter

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Gangotri

Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Bangalore to Dehradun

Kolkata to Dehradun

Mumbai to Dehradun

Pune to Dehradun

Delhi to Dehradun

Option 02 – Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo 

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1200/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

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

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Gangotri    only Idea and BSNL Airtel, signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points Vasuki Tal   trek

Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: Gangotri

Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 10°C)   Night (-2° C to 6° C)

Vasuki Tal : Altitude: – 4978 Meter

Best Time: May, June, September, October

Trek Level: Difficult,

Trek distance: On foot 68 Km – By taxi 516 km

Group Size: 10 people

Short Itinerary Vasuki Tal Trek –

Day 1 : Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri   – 258 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter

Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri   to Chirbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3580 Meter)

Day 3 : Trek from Chirbasa camp    to Bhojbasa camp   (5 km) (3/4 Hours) (3775 Meter)

Day 4: Trek from Bhojbasa camp   to via Gomukh to Tapovan camp (09 km) (6/7 Hours) (4500 Meter)

Day 5: Exploration Day Nil Tal and Shivling base camp (4619 Meter) back to camp (4/5 Hours)

Day 6: Trek from Tapovan   to Nandanvan camp   (6 km) (3/4 Hours) (4810 Meter)

Day 7 : Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (4978 Meter)

Day 8: Trek from Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan (06km) (4/5 Hours) (4810 Meter)

 Day 9: Nandanvan to Bhojbasa camp (14 km) (5/6 Hours) (3775 Meter)

Day 10: Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 Hours) (3415 Meter)

Day 11: Drive from Gangotri   to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)

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Day 1 : Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Gangotri

Total distance – 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – – By taxi

Altitude – Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Night stay – Our Mandakini Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Gangotri base camp. It is the base camp of Tapovan trek

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at Suwakholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close

Further you will cross the small Chinyalisaur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having Go through the picturesque zig- zag road to Gangotri via Harshil

Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel, Mandakini at Gangotri for dinner.

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Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa camp

Total distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Chirbasa – 3580 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Post breakfast, head to Chirbasa. The meaning of Chirbasa is abundant pine trees – Chir (Pine). Today, the walk is easy on leveled 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.

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Day 3 : Trek from Chirbasa camp to Bhojbasa

Trek Distance – 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 4 : Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Tapovan camp

Trek Distance – 09 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude –Tapovan – 4500 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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. Overnight stay in camp enjoying the most beautiful peaks surrounding Nandanvan camp.

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Day 5 : Exploration Day Nil Tal and Shivling base camp (4619 Meter) back to camp (4/5 Hours)

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 Tal to get clear views of Mt. Meru.

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

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Day 6 : Trek from Tapovan to Nandanvan Camp

Total distance – 06 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Nandanvan – 4810 Meter

Night Stay – on twin share basis

Start the day young and get ready for traversing thrilling Gangotri glacier. Climb a ridge and ahead cross Akashi Ganga stream to reach the glacier.

Descend and further come across hard ice, debris and huge boulders. The glacier is slippery and rocks can fall from above, so be careful while crossing it.

After two hours of crossing, descend and climb up 100 m to reach your campsite Nandanvan, the ascent is through a landslide prone area.

Nandanvan is a beautiful lavish meadow located on the base of Bhagirathi with the magnificent views of Mt. Shivling, Mt. Kedardome and Mt. Meru. The campsite is windy and offers great sight of snow covered peaks. Setup your camps here and settle for the day.

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Day 7 : Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal

Trek Distance –06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Vasuki Tal – 4978 Meter

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

After breakfast trek from Vasuki Tal is the base camp of Mt. Satopanth and Mt. Vasuki. Today, you will be trekking along Chaturangi glacier to reach this sacred pristine lake, it is believed that Lord Vishnu took bath in it.

The aura here is divine, many of the places in Uttarakhand are of great significance to Hindus and Vasuki Tal is one of them. Pass through rocky terrain, ascent isn’t very steep but the distance is long so you may get tired. On the way get entrancing views of Chaturangi glacier.

Vasuki Tal lies amidst snow covered mountains and it remains frozen in winters. Witness rare Himalayan Brahma Kamals and other flowers growing in abundance around this exciting lake. Explore this and relish the beautiful views offered.

Setup your tents near nearby and enjoy your meal there afterwards retire for the night.

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Day 8: Trek from Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan camp

Distance – 06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Nandanvan – 4810 Meter

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Bid adieu to Vasuki Tal and head back to Nandanvan. Start descending early because the weather is unpredictable and can change any time.

Trek back from the same route and reach Nandanvan campsite, have your lunch there. Spend good time together exploring the views. Have dinner and comfortably sleep in tents.

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Day 9 : Trek from Nandanvan to Bhojbasa camp

Trek Distance –14 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 10: Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri

Distance – 14 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Night Stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

Wake up early From Bhojbasa get down to Gangotri. Relish the last glimpses of Mt Shivling and descend through the steep terrain. When you reach Gangotri hotel visit Gangotri temple and witness Ganga Aarti there.

The arrangements will be made in a hotel at Gangotri.

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Day 11: Return – Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi

Distance – 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By Taxi

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a goodbye from Gangotri and Tapovan trek.

scenic drive from Gangotri to Dehradun you are reach Dehradun 6 to 07 pm evening

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Gangotri

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 Include In This Trek?

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

Transport

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