Sources of the Ganges

The River Ganges or the Ganga is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotri glacier is one of the holiest destinations for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. Our trek takes us to Gaumukh (translates to cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh, blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims 'cleanse themselves of their sins' in freezing water.

Tour Information
Season: May to October
Total Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Trekking days: 05 Days
Trekking Kilometers: 56 Kilometers approx
Special Features: Source of the Ganges, Mountain Peaks & Temples
Trek Grade: Moderate
Max Alt.: 4400mtrs

The Journey begins Now!!!

Day 01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Qutub Minar, DelhiYou arrive in Delhi by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representatives would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.

Day 02: New Delhi
Breakfast at the Coffee shop. Rest of the morning at leisure. You will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes visits to India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi-Haridwar (200Kms / 05hrs)
In the morning, we will drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganges. The River Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it becomes very quite and calm here. The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breathtakingly beautiful with thousands of Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges. We visit various places like Mansa Devi temple, Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadev temple etc. In the evening we will visit Har Ki Pauri again. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (175 Kms. / 7-8hrs)
Morning after breakfast start drive with packed lunch to Uttarkashi (1885 M) by covering approx 155 kms in 7 hrs. The road climbs up steadily to Srinagar and then onwards steeply. Arrive and check into tourist bungalow / Camp for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri (101 Kms. / 4-5hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri (4038 M) by covering approx. 101 kms in 5 hrs. En-route visit the Ganganani hot springs, There is a beautiful Gorge at Bhairav Ghati. Arrive and check into tourist bungalow for Lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at the tourist anglow.

Day 06: Gangotri - Bhojwasa (14Kms. / 6-7hrs)
Post breakfast we strat our trek from Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on the treeline. Here we will have Packed lunch. From here we get a clear view of the Bhagirathi Peak. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. Infact, it has been referred to as the Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we reach Bhojwasa. Dinner and overnight in camps.

Day 07: Bhojwasa - Tapovan (10 Kms / 5-6hrs)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to Tapovan (4400 M) by covering approx. 8 kms in 3 hrs. First reach Gaumukh, the source of the river Ganges, cross the Gangotri glacier and climb steeply to reach a beautiful Meadow, Packed Lunch on the way to tapovan, Tapovan with a majestic view of Mt. Shivling Meru etc. Arrive Tapovan, Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 08: Tapovan - Nandanvan (8 Kms/ 5-6hrs)
Post breakfast trek to Nandanvan. Enroute we cross Gaumukh - Gangotri Glacier with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camps.

Day 09: Nandanvan - Bhojwasa (12 Kms/ 6-7hrs)
Post breakfast trek to Bhojwasa, with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camps..

Day 10: Bhojwasa to Gangotri (14 Kms/ 6-7hrs) / Uttarkashi (101Kms. / 4-5hrs)
Morning after breakfast start trekking with packed lunch to reach Gangotri by covering approx. 14 kms in 4 hrs. From Gangotri drive to Harsil by covering approx. 30 kms in 1 hr. Arrive and overnight stay at the Deluxe Camp. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 11: Harsil / Haridwar ( 240 Kms. / 10 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Haridwar with packed lunch, Arrive Haridwar by late afternoon and and check in at your hotel, In the evening perform the Aarti on Har Ki Pauri. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Haridwar - Delhi (200Kms / 4-5hrs)
After breakfast we visit Har ki pauri and then go to Chandi Devi by Cable car After lunch we proceed to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & Check-in at your hotel for Short stay.

Day 13: Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes. Caper thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the International airport for your onward travel to your next destination.


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