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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh tapovan
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calendar6 Daysmountains14,600 ft.distance46 Km

bootModerate to HardstateUttarakhand

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flagsStart : GangotriflagsEnd : Gangotri


Transport ( +INR 2500)
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BackPack Offloading ( +INR 2100)

Trek Highlights
  • Tapovan is a high altitude alpine meadow.
  • A wonderful place to camp and spend the night.
  • You could see Blue sheeps also called Bharal in Tapovan.
  • Mt Shivling can be seen radiating its glory.
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Gangotri

Day 2 : Gangotri to Chirbasa

Day 3 : Chirbasa to Bhojbasa

Day 4 : Bhojwasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh and Back to Bhojwasa

Day 5 : Bhojwasa to Gangotri

Day 6 : Gangotri to Dehradun

You will be staying in a geust house at Gangotri. Accommodation on all other days will be in tents (2-3 per tent).

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is for all the adventure seekers it has everything spirituality, adventure to fun, though trekking in India is well known to everybody and the treks in India are the dreamy destinations people would love to visit therefore when it's primarily about trekking in Uttarakhand the hub of trekking then there is no doubt that trekking to Gaumukh Tapovan is an over worthy thing, nestled in Uttarakhand is the beautiful trek for the trekkers as it has all the adventure in the lap of Himalayas.

The trek offers the ultimate experience of the mountains ranges, forests, grasslands, spirituality and the high elevation adventure; the Gaumukh Tapovan trek is the blend of many exotic surroundings and tricky patches with a thrill in each step.

The word Gaumukh is named after the mouth of the cow as per the Hindu mythology, and In Honor to the great saint, Tapovan Maharaj Tapovan gets its name.

The splendid vistas of Bhagirathi River and later Bhagirathi peak along with the snow capped mountains of the Himalayan range will blow your mind, and you will be amazed by the vista that will be so contrasting and will give you the ultimate natural beauty.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek in Uttarakhand is the well-known trek amongst many India's trekking destinations; it is also the most adventurous trek in India and Uttarakhand Trekking destinations, as it has the spiritual domination.

The beauty that it consists is thicker and denser forests of alpine that looks so creative, and art itself, the Silent beauty seems so soothing and the sharp edges at high altitude, the snow-clad peaks all around seems so mesmerizing.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek altitude is 14,600 Ft. and therefore it could be tricky for the beginners, but at the same time, it is the most spine-tingling trek, and Gaumukh Tapovan cost is 10,500/- INR only.

The flabbergasting view of Gaumukh Tapovan trek nestled at a higher altitude will give you the fantastic view, and it would look amazing, Gaumukh Tapovan trek package can be a terrific choice in the months from May to September as it is the Gaumukh Tapovan best time to visit.

Difficulty Level : Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan trek could be the most sublime and incredible journey for the trekkers amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, but again the difficulty is still there as the pathway will be little ticklish for the beginners to walk, and high altitude of 14,600 Ft. climb can make it an arduous trek for the trekkers.

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite quickly, but can be a little hard trek for the beginners as the pathway has steeps and the hard descent; trekker should know some techniques before picking the trek.

The patches will create little hurdles for beginners to trek towards Gaumukh Tapovan, but one can do it with the organized itinerary of Gaumukh Tapovan trek without being tired.

Is it suitable for children's?

Yes, the trek is favorable for children's who are up to 15 years old as the difficulty level is higher.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

This Himalayan trek is graded as moderate to difficult, so can be a choice for a family but depends on the fitness level, as the Gaumukh Tapovan trek has tricky patches, but a well-planned Gaumukh Tapovan itinerary will make it less tiring for the trekkers.

Altitude : Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

The altitude of Gaumukh Tapovan trek is 14,600 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature.

The trek will open up the glimpse of the Bhagirathi river, and peak and Meru glacier along with many other renowned peaks, and on the higher altitude you will be able to admire the beauty in everything.

The thing that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing it is always better to keep your medicines.

According to your health as this trek is moderate to difficult so Hydration is the most important thing when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Best time is between May to June and mid-Aug to Oct; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the goal glows the most.

Whereas in other months this glorious destination is not so accessible, but in these months one can behold the beauty in abundance, the destination offers the splendid view.

The landscape is beyond imagination; the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing.

Enriched by the glory of nature trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons, where this trekking destination Gaumukh Tapovan is no doubt a delightful one.

Average Temperature : Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

The average temperature in the day time will be about 12°C-17°C and in the night time, it can be a slow as 2°C-7°C and can drop to -2°C - 3°C at Tapovan.

One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that the trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, and when it's about the trek to Gaumukh Tapovan as it is the higher altitude trek, so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.

Therefore it is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.

What Makes this Trek Different?

Gaumukh Tapovan altitude is 14,600 Ft. Gaumukh Tapovan trek is the most beautiful trek that offers the unusual mix of breathtaking adventure and fun along with spirituality in each step you count.

The entire journey of Gaumukh Tapovan trek doesn't just a mesmerizing experience, but it makes one forget all the fear in them and give strength to conquer the difficulties as it makes one spiritual and the essence of spirituality makes one stronger.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand, as Uttarakhand has bunches of goal for trekking and there is no Doubt that each one is thoroughly entrancing.

The Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India is famous for its adventure.

The most exotic trek that opens up the perspective of very enchanting mountain peaks, Where Guamukh Tapovan trek in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way it won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination, and every vista towards Gaumukh Tapovan will energize you to achieve the goal.

Trek Itinerary : Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Day 1 : Dehradun to Gangotri

Altitude : 10,170 Ft.

Time Taken : 8 hrs, 241 Km (Drive)

On your 1st day of Gaumukh tapovan trek, you will head towards Gangotri from Dehradun, the journey will start early, and it will be a journey of 241 Km to Gangotri.

The whole journey will be of 8 hrs besides mountains, and the way will pass from Mussoorie, the famous hills station encompasses by the Shivalik Range.

Later the attractions in the way will be Dhanulti, Chamba and after crossing these, you will reach Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi the land of god that lies on the bank of the river Bhagirathi, you will be able to witness many temples along the way, later you will see the sight scenes of the Harshli village.

The Harshil village is known for apple orchards everywhere that will treat your eyes better.

As you move further after a long ride, you will reach Gangotri located on the bank of the Bhagirathi River, and you can stroll to the local market and admire the beauty of mountains.

The network availability will be good there, so you can take pictures and upload them instantly.

Day 2 : Gangotri to Chirbasa

Altitude : 11,680 Ft.

Time Taken : 9 Km, 5-6 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate level of gradual ascent

Water sources : Spring and manmade water point are available

On your 2nd day of Gaumukh Tapovan trek, you will head towards Chirbassa from Gangotri, after having lunch you will start your trail.

Be ready for the entire thrill and adventure on your 2nd day of Gaumukh Tapovan trek, as you will start the trail you witness the pine forest, passing through the soothing green environment will be so magical and relaxing.

Along the way, Bhagirathi River will flow beside you so that it will be so amazing as well as spiritual for the trekkers.

The whole trek for the 2nd day will be a gradual ascent; it won't be so tiring, though it will be long but not exhausting.

The trek will be easy and relaxing the whole day, where it will be of around 4 to 5 hrs trekking along with Mother Nature all around, it would be a wonderful feeling.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek in Uttarakhand has the ultimate beauty as it is also a sign of spirituality for Hindus, so the destination bright more.

On the way towards Chirbassa, Sudarshan Prabhat will be alongside in your way, you will be able to see the Sudarshan peak, and it would be a magical feeling.

Few waterfalls, stream will come to your way, where you can refill your water bottles, and the whole trail will walk under the Gangotri National park.

As the trail will nearly towards the end you will be able to witness the Sudarshan peak properly, then you will finally reach the destination for 2nd day Chirbassa campsite from where you will be able to behold the beauty of Bhagirathi sisters peaks 1, 2, 3.

Day 3 : Chirbasa to Bhojbasa

Altitude : 12,435 Ft.

Time Taken : 5 Km, 2-3 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate level gradual ascent

Water sources : Get the water sources nearby

On your 3rd day of Gaumukh Tapovan trek, you will head towards Bhojwasa from Chirbassa.

Waking up in the lap of Himalayas will be so beautiful and an experience of a lifetime for you, as the sun will be so near to you resting in the mountains.

The whole scenario will give you the most exotic feeling and as you will start your trail towards Bhojwasa.

The trail will be easy to climb, and it would be the 2 to 3 hrs trek gradual ascent, you will be able to walk easily with the stunning vistas around you.

As you move further, you will be able to behold the Bhagirathi Peak clearly, and it would stand till proudly offering the ultimate blend of spirituality and adventure.

On your way, you will see some landslides sections too, be careful while walking and listen to your trek leader as well.

As you reach Bhojwasa after a trek you will reach a plan terrain, so it will be easy to walk, and you won't feel more exhausted.

The word Bhojwasa is named after Bhopatra trees or says Birch trees and these trees are in Abundant there.

As you reach Bhojwasa you will see the widest part of the Mount Shivling, along with that Ashram, and rent houses.

Bhojwasa will be your campsite for the 3rd day, after reaching the campsite relax and have your dinner.

Day 4 : Bhojwasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh and Back to Bhojwasa

Altitude : 14,600 Ft.

Time Taken : 18 Km, 10-11 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : rocky boulders and becomes noticeably steep gradually over the rocky terrain

Water sources : No water points, it’s advisable to carry at least 2 liters of water

And here comes the most strenuous and the longest day of the trek. Fill your tummies with a power packed meal, get your lunch boxes packed and don't forget to carry your water bottle.

Get some snacks and energy bars packed to ensure you don't run out of energy and excitement throughout the day.

On the 4th day of the trek, we will head to Tapovan and came back to Bhojwasa. The Gomukh Tapovan trek is relatively easy.

Gomukh is the end of the Gangotri glacier and hence the source of the divine river Ganges. Gomukh means a cows mouth. It is believed that the snout looked like a cow's mouth in the past.

Most people feel blessed by the lord if they get to visit the river Ganges. Even if you happen to be an atheist, you must have a look at the snout and witness the mighty nature.

From this point onwards the trail gets steeper and rockier. The boulders and the rock moraines on the glacier play an essential role in making this climb difficult, but the presence of these rocks and boulders also means that there would be no requirement and burden of the extra weight of technical equipments.

At most, trekking could be used to ease the climb. The final trek to Tapovan is rocky terrain, once you are on the other side of the terrain you will be pleased to be in the best-known meadows which also offer you a closer look of the magnificent Mount Shivling.

Tapovan is also famous for the Sadhus, the Indian Hindi saints who come here for meditation. It is also the base camp for the expeditions going to Mt. Shivling. It offers a direct and closer look of Mt. Shivling which is considered one of the most sacred and beautiful mountain.

Other than this Mt. Meru and Bhagirathi peaks are also worth having a look at.

After the gruelling trek, Tapovan serves as a perfect place for solitude.

Flora and fauna of this place make it more beautiful. Head back to Bhojwasa once you are done with all the adventures and rest.

Day 5 : Bhojwasa to Gangotri

Altitude : 12,450 Ft. to 10,055 Ft.

Time Taken : 5 hrs, 7 Km

Trek Gradient : Moderate to Difficult. The level trail to Chirbasa.

Water sources : Carry 2 litres of water. You can refill your water bottles at streams along the trail.

On your 5th day of Gaumukh trek, you will head towards Gangotri back from Bhojwasa as you have completed the whole trek.

It would be better to wake up early so that you can cherish the few last moments in the holy mountains shining bright in front of you.

As you will see Mt. Shivling looks magical, and connecting to other peaks and the whole mountains range looks Bewitching.

Later on, have your breakfast and get ready to trek back to Gangotri from Bhojwasa, carry enough water bottles as you won't get any water sources in between.

And the path will go like you have to cross the rocky terrain and moraines of the glacier.

There will descend; you will come across boulders, so take step gradually and carefully.

Day 6 : Gangotri to Dehradun

Time Taken : 8 hrs

6th day of Gaumukh trek will be the end day as you drive back to Dehradun from Gangotri, have the final look over the mighty mountains with a sip of tea and say goodbye to the mountains, as your drive back to Dehradun will start.

It will be of 8 hrs Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun passing Bhagirathi River.

Collect the memories with you and the life experience with you in this journey of Gaumukh trek in Uttarakhand.

Why Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan trek in Uttarakhand is a stunning trek for treks to visit, Trekking in Uttarakhand is a lifetime feeling, and Gaumukh Tapovan trek is amongst the one in Uttarakhand that offers the blend of adventure, spirituality, and fun to the fullest.

Gaumukh Tapovan trek is one of the most challenging treks that is graded as moderate to difficult and recommended to only the trekkers having prior experience in trekking.

It is amongst the most adventurous trek in India and Uttarakhand trekking. It is nestled at an altitude of around 14,600 Ft. Gaumukh Tapovan trek.

Gaumukh Tapovan best time is between May to June and mid-Aug to Oct.

Treks in Uttarakhand is a great opportunity, and in its kit of many treks, and trails, Uttarakhand has this beautiful trekking destination Gaumukh Tapovan trek in Uttarakhand.

On the way, the Gaumukh Tapovan that treats the eye of trekkers with soothing green all around seems magnificent beyond your imagination. Heading towards along the way vibrant green follow you with all the enthusiasm and the spirituality of the destination makes your day in the lap of Himalayas with lots of love and integrity.

In Gaumukh Tapovan the primary point of interest in Bhagirathi River, which is always ready to offer the ultimate view and spiritual essence, and fun crossing the high altitude peaks, rugged path.

As nothing comes with instructions, the saying is applied in it, therefore, take care of you and listen to your trek leaders.

The long crossing pathways, the rugged path will not leave you till the end, but along with that, you will have all the fun in the whole voyage.

There will be no way you will feel waste by picking up the Gaumukh Tapovan trek package as it is an amalgamation of bliss, and adventure all around in your voyage.

The stunning scenery will make you behold the beauty peacefully, the peak of Bhagirathi, Meru Glacier is so mesmerizing that it will give the pleasure of being there in each step, the blend of steep slopes, and gradual climbs, snow-clad peaks, and rugged passes will be so thrilling, and loved.

The whole trail starts from Gangotri towards Chirbassa from where you head towards Bhojbassa alongside watching the Bhagirathi River.

The astonish Landscape that is nothing less than a dream of playing in the vast green grounds, the area also enable you to spot some of the most regular species of birds coming to visit the region.

This spiritual, as well as an adventurous destination, will be so mesmerizing, and the best choice to keep.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Essentials

Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers : On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants : Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts : It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers : Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Shades : Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun cap : The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered hand gloves : One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava : You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks (2 sets) : Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED burn : Mandatory

Trekking pole : Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.

Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack : This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries : Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles : To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags : To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.

Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,

Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for High Altitudes

Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.

Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.

What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.

It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.

Risk and Response

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response : If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response : The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response : All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response : We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Route

The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.

Via Train

There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.

Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.

Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.

It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina

Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.

Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:

  • Target completing the distance of 5 km in 35 minutes or less at the beginning
  • Pace up your legs to complete the 5 km in 30 minutes or less
  • Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 km in 60 minutes or less


To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.

Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.


The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.

Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.


Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.


To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 11963/-.00 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Gangotri to Gangotri.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 2,100 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 2400 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 1,790 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation : In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.comor contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.

    Note :

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek : In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness : Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability : Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment : Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

We give 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can without much of a stretch withstand substantial snowfall and tempests. They are sufficiently extensive to accommodate 3 individuals on the double with a vestibule to put the knapsacks. Our resting packs are comprised of Heat seeker Pro manufactured protection that can give you comfort in - 10 degrees Celsius. We likewise utilize extra wool liners to have warm effectiveness even in the extraordinary temperatures of - 17 degrees Celsius. In the event that you convey your own resting sack, you will get a cashback compensate gave that you educate us when you have booked your trek.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. It will protect your belongings from getting damped. In case if you get drenched due to any reason, it’s advised to put off your wet clothes as early as possible because keeping yourself wet at high altitudes can attract unwanted medical complications which may cost you fatal.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Yes, but it solely depends up on the difficulty level of the trek, for some treks the age limit is below 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, Co-guide, cook, Assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek in order to keep you away from gastro-intestinal problems. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek.

Trekking pole is one of the key component as well as companion during the trek when you’re ascending towards submit. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would hinder the trek experience as well.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing fleece with a warmer along with the jacket would do the needful to protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek. Moreover, we ensure the trekkers at the first point via numerous physical and physiological endurance test.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp will be your starting point and ending point can be different. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes (If don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and have to be water proof), trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is protected to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

Trekking Shoes will be best choice, if you don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and water proof. Floaters are not advised to use during the trek because of their slippery soles.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders segregated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents: Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level. In case of emergency, Trekveda takes liability to descend the trekker to the nearby hospital, basecamp or the road ahead.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we tend not to make arrangements for bathing at the higher altitudes.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, it’s strictly prohibited and may entertain severe outcomes.

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