Sources of Ganges, Gomukh Tapovan Trek with Golden Triangle

DURATION

14 NIGHTS 15 DAYS

START CITY

DELHI

END CITY

DELHI

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi - haridwar - Rishikesh (25 KMS/45 Mins Approx)

In the morning take a drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar at 07:30 hrs. Arrival at Rishikesh by road. On arrival check in to hotel. In the evening visit the Parmarth Ashram for world famous Ganga Aarti on holy river Ganges. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (1150 Mts/3772 Ft)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi via Chamba. One can see a panoramic view of the high mountain peaks of Garhwal. Upon arrival at Uttarkashi check in to hotel. Evening free to explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 Mts/9998 Ft)

In the morning drive to Gangotri via a beautiful Harsil valley. Enroute take a holy dip in hot Sulphur springs at Gangnani. Upon arrival at Gangotri check in to hotel. Evening free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/TRH.

Day 4 Gangotri - Bhojwassa (3350 Mts/10988 Ft)

The walk begins with gradual ascent through pine trees, alongside the roaring Bhagirathi River with towering cliffs on your left-hand side. Soon after you leave Gangotri, you pass a check post for the Gangotri Conservation Project. The money they collect from your guide trees and an awareness campaign for trekkers on eco-sensitive tourism. Today’s walk is quite short to help with acclimatisation. Chirbasa means pine trees. Here you have superb views of Hanuman Tibba (17,186 ft/5366m), Bhrigu Parbat (19,217 ft/6000m), Bhagirathi I, II and III (21,958 ft/6856m, 20,857 ft/6512m, and 20,671 ft/6454m respectively). You could well spot herds of Bharal roaming the hillside above Chirbasa.

 
Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Bhojwassa.
Day 5 Bhojwassa - Gomukh 93890 Mts/12760 Ft) - Tapovan (4463 Mts / 14640 Ft)

Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh (3890mt), the source of the 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. They 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 pleasantly surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Herds of Bharal (blue mountain goats) is 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.

Day 6 Tapovan

Early in the morning full days excursion to Kirti Bamak glacier and from here you can see the Kedardome peak (6850 mts/22468 ft), Kirti Bamak (6500 mts/21320 ft) and a magnificent view of Shivling from the east. After exploring the area return to Tapovan for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 Tapovan - Bhojwassa (Trek 4-5 Hrs)

Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast trek down to Bhojwassa. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 8 Bhojwassa - Gangotri (Trek 4-5 Hrs) - Uttarkashi

Morning after breakfast trek down to Gangotri, where our car will be waiting for us. Then drive to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9 Uttarkashi - Haridwar (205 Kms/6-7 Hrs) - Delhi

Morning after breakfast drive 195 kms to reach Haridwar. Arrivals at Haridwar by late afternoon and from here drive to Delhi. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 10 Delhi City Sightseeing Tour

Start your day with a delicious breakfast after which you will embark upon a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Today, cover places such as India Gate war memorial, Parliament House, President’s House, Secretariat Building, Jama Masjid. Lotus Temple, and Qutub Minar. You will also drive past Red Fort, Rickshaw Ride at Famous Chandni Chowk market, as well as Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and Shanti Vana, the cremation site of Jawahar Lal Nehru. After an eventful day of sightseeing, return to the hotel for a relaxing night stay. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 11 Delhi - Jaipur (250 Kms/Approx 5 Hours Drive)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Birla temple, Nahargarh Fort (sunset view over the city). In the evening, you are free to explore the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 Jaipur City Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Enjoy an elephant ride up to the famous 17th century Amber Fort. Thereafter, visit the enchantingly beautiful City Palace, a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, now housing a museum containing rare armoires, manuscripts, and paintings. Later, visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the landmark architecture of Jaipur built of pink sandstone. You will also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 12 Jaipur City Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Enjoy an elephant ride up to the famous 17th century Amber Fort. Thereafter, visit the enchantingly beautiful City Palace, a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, now housing a museum containing rare armoires, manuscripts, and paintings. Later, visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the landmark architecture of Jaipur built of pink sandstone. You will also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 13 Jaipur - Agra (250 Kms/Approx 5 Hours Drive)

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Agra. En-route, visit the Fatehpur Sikri and visit Panch Mahal, a five storied building, Buland Darwaza, which was built to celebrate victory of Akbar, Jodha Bai Palace, made for Queen’s of Akbar with blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Check into the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 14 Agra Sightseeing - Delhi

In the morning, visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is made of white marble and it took 22 years to get it constructed. You will also visit the magnificent Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-Aam (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience). Later, drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel.

Day 15 Departure - Delhi Airport Drop

After buffet breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi Airport to board your flight for the respective hub, with memorable experiences of Tour My India.

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