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    Duration: 12 Nights 13 days
    Location: Uttarakhand

    Route: Delhi to Haridwar - Risikesh - UttarKashi - Gangotri - Bhojwassa - Gomukh - Tapovan - Nandanvan - Gangotri - UttarKashi - Haridwar - Delhi

    Tour Program

    Arrive by midnight flight in Delhi where our Company Representative shall meet you in the arrival lounge. After a traditional welcome with marigold flower garlanding, you shall be transferred to your Hotel where rooms are booked in immediate occupancy.
    Morning enjoy a relaxed Breakfast at Hotel.Later check out & leave for Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh check in to hotel.
    Afternoon sightseeing of Rishikesh visiting Tapovan, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat & various Ashram. Evening attend Aarti on the Banks of river Ganges.
    Overnight stay at the hotel
    Rishikesh : Rishikesh is popularly known as “Capital of Yoga” among foreigner but for Indians it is considered to be a spiritual place which has all the conditions suitable for spirituality and a natural environment needed for spiritual practices. The physical conditions such as air, water, earth and akash (sky) are pure and soothing to one’s requirement of spiritual practices.
    Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs.
    On arrival check-into Hotel. Overnight stay
    Gangotri is the place where it is believed that the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven. There is a Temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga where thousands of devotees throng to pay homage to her.
    Gangotri : The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by deodars and pines. The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.
    Morning after breakfast we commence our trek further to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt).
    From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest.
    Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.
    Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
    Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks.
    After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the holy river Ganges.
    Gomukh : is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gomukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. The appear to be just a stone's throw away. Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) are a common sight from here on mountain ridges. On the far side of the glacier the Bhagirathi I, II, III (6454mt), provide an equally impressive backdrop. It is also the little wonder where Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer month.
    Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
    Gomukh: The Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water.
    Tapovan: Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Tapovan is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14640ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for Shivlinga peak in Uttrakhand hills. One can also have a nice view of Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan Meadow. Every year this place has been visited by thousands of tourist including foreigners for adventure activity like mountaineering & trekking.
    Free to acclimatize, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped peaks, flora & Fauna and mountain landscape. You have an option for trekking up to Meru Peak Base Camp or reading a book or just admiring the mighty peaks of Bhagirathi, Shivling, Meru and others.
    Being at Tapovan on a full moon night is a mesmerizing experience with the valley in full night & giant Shivling peak glowing in the moon light.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
    We trace back to Nandanvan via Gomukh glacier.
    The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow till down and onto the glacier. From Gomukh turn towards Nandanvan (4340m) and steering on right one will be on top of the Gangotri glacier. The glacier runs between two ranges and the landslides make a layer of rocky moraine on the ice which makes the walking easier. The glacier walk is very slippery and a slight lack of concentration would be dangerous. Huge crevasses gaped here and there. After a walking for about a kilometer there is a vertical ascent. Big rocks enroute offer grips and foot - holds but many of them are deceptive too.
    Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
    Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
    Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri. Here comes to end The Sources of Ganges Trek of Garhwal Himalayas.
    Post Lunch drive to Uttarkashi.
    On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
    Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in at Hotel.
    Evening visit the narrow local markets of Haridwar full of religious articles & later witness the enchanting "Aarti" at "Har Ki Pauri" which captives the beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganges this town has been distinguished for centuries in the Indian society.
    Overnight stay in Haridwar .
    Haridwar Haridwar : Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal. It's also starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to Sage Kapila's curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their ancestors.
    The holy city of Haridwar is home to some of the most sacred Hindu rituals. Round the year, devotees from all over the country flock here in their thousands to perform "Poojas" or prayers. Haridwar is also renowned for the "Maha Kumbh Mela" which appears Every 12 years & is amongst the biggest conglomeration of humanity for religious purpose.
    Morning check out & drive back to Delhi. On arrival you can enjoy a short orientation city tour of Delhi & later transferred to Airport to board flight for onward destination.
    In case you have a next day morning flight, you can plan to stay overnight in Delhi with next morning transfer to Airport.
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