This trek and tour visits a remote and highly spectacular part of the Indian Himalaya. Garhwal, celebrated in Hindu mythology and religion is locally known as the ‘Abode of the Gods’. In this massif, beyond the Hindu shrine at Gangotri, the mighty Ganges River has its source. Emerging from a glacier, this great river rushes down to the plains in a torrential flurry. Our itinerary includes two short treks. The first trek is a warm up and takes us off the beaten track from the small village of Raithal to Dayara Bugyal “Nature's Own Gardens” and Bakaria Top for great panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalaya. We then move on to Gangotri where the trek starts from Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Mother Goddess Ganga on the bank of Bhagirathi River which is the main tributary of Ganga River. Winding through Bhojbasa, Gaumukh source of the Sacred Ganges, and continue trek to The massif overlooks the sprawling meadow of Tapovan at 4,463 meters, which is considered as one of the alpine meadows in India and is crisscrossed by several small streams and dotted with flowering plants. And where Shivaling and other mighty peaks are almost close enough to touch. We also visit the holy town of Haridwar where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas' and 'Yoga Capital of the World'..
Fantastic view of mighty Himalayan peaks from Tapovan Mt.Shivling, Bhagirathi groups, Meru, Satopanth, Kedardome etc.
Trek to the source of the Sacred Ganges. (Gomukh)
Grand Pilgrimage centers of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi and Gangotri
Terraced fields and typical villages.
Trekking following the pilgrimage trail till Gangotri glacier (Gaumukh) and above.
Interaction with pilgrims and holy Saints (Sadhus)
Witness the soul-soothing Ganga Aarti ceremonies in Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Visit culturally & spiritually important cities.
Visit best meadows in the world.
Optional tour to Agra & Jaipur to see the beautiful Taj Maha & Pink city.
Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Trek & Tour Duration: 17 Days
Trek Grade: Tough
Altitude: maximum 4,500, average 3,300m
Travel: by bus, Car, bus and on foot
Activity: Trekking & Sightseeing tours