Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan is picturesque trek located in Uttarkashi. It is one of the most rewarding and popular treks for trekking enthusiasts. These trek showcases the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas and few other remarkable peaks like Mt. Shivling, Mt. Bhagirathi and Mt. Bhrigupanth.

Gaumukh is the pout or terminus of the pristine Gangotri Glacier and is also the source of the Bhagirathi river. This snow-capped spot is located at a height of around 13,200 ft and is also known to be a haven for the pilgrims as it is the source of Ganga.

Trickling from Gangotri glacier through Gaumukh, meaning “cow’s mouth”, the river has a different name- Bhagirathi, and becomes the Ganga, the life vein of the northern plains of India only after flowing in with another headstream, Alakananda at Devaprayag- the key confluence point of Ganga before it pours into the plains.

What to Watch Out For:
  • Gaumukh Glacier – I have not stood at the snout of such a gigantic glacier in my life. The Gaumukh glacier snout must be as high as a ten-storey building. Big chunks of ice, as big as cars, continuously fall with thunderous sounds from the mouth of the glacier.
  • Towering Mountains – The trek is verily a raging visual thrillfest with rising mountain behemoths such as the Bhagirathi twin peaks, and Mount Meru, besides the ever present Shivling.
  • Beautiful Mt. Shivling – There are summit views and there are ‘big’ summit views. On the Gaumukh Tapovan trek, you don’t just see the best views of Mt Shivling. You see Mt Shivling right from the base to it’s summit. And if you don’t know about Mt Shivling, it’s one of the most beautiful looking mountains in our country.
  • The night view of Mt Shivling and Bhagirathi sisters – If you are lucky to be there on a cloudless night, for heaven’s sake don’t be inside your tent! Mt Shivling and the Bhagirathi sisters on a cloudless night, will give you goosebumps. Right there, from the inky darkness of your camp, you can see the snow whites of these mountains glistening in the night — every gully, crag and ridge visible.

Harshil Valley with Kyarkoti Trek

A trip to Harshil Valley, Nelong Valley, Gartang Gali, Gangotri, and Kyarkoti trek is an adventure-packed journey through the rugged terrain of Uttarakhand, India.

Harshil Valley is a picturesque valley nestled in the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of towering peaks, lush green forests, and meandering streams. Visitors can take leisurely walks, enjoy birdwatching or simply soak in the natural beauty of the valley.

Nelong Valley, a remote and unexplored valley, is known for its unique geological features, barren landscapes, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The valley is located in the Gangotri National Park, where visitors can spot rare wildlife such as snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan tahr.

Gartang Gali is a high-altitude mountain pass located in the vicinity of Gangotri, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas. Visitors can take a scenic drive to the pass and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Gangotri is a holy town situated on the banks of the Ganges river, where visitors can explore ancient temples and take a dip in the sacred waters. The town is also the starting point for the popular trek to the Gangotri Glacier.

The Kyarkoti trek takes you through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. The trek starts from Harsil and takes you through dense forests, alpine meadows, high altitude glaciers, and gushing streams.

This trip is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone seeking to explore the hidden gems of the Himalayas.