Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi Overview

About the trek
Nestled in Uttarakhand, the Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a 48 Km long trek that can be completed within 6 days (8 days including driving to and fro). The ascent begins from Uttarakhand and ends in Gangotri, a pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is known for its steep ascent, and the picturesque views of Bhagirathi peaks, Mount Meru, and Mount Shivling.  

During the daytime, the air remains chilly but bearable enough, whereas during nighttime the temperature drops down to the freezing point (0 to -2 degrees Celsius). During winter, many places shut down due to the chilly atmosphere. 

The temperature falls somewhere between -2 to 10 degrees Celsius. During the daytime, the weather is pretty pleasant and bearable. Whereas during nighttime the weather gets mildly chilly. 

During monsoon, the temperature is almost around 15 degrees Celsius. 

Best time for the Gaumukh tapovan trek
The months of September to June are the best to visit Gomukh Tapovan. During this time the glaciers in Gangotri start melting. The views are amazing during this time.  

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Itinerary For Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi


Day 1 - Dehradun to Gangotri


natural hot water springs

  • Your trip will begin from Dehradun where you will be driven to Gangnani. Gangnani is famous for its natural hot water springs. 
  • Upon reaching, check into the Guesthouse and spend the rest of your night there. 

Day 2 - Gangotri to Chirbasa


beautiful Bhagirathi river

  • On the second day, you have to begin your trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa
  • You will be trekking along the beautiful Bhagirathi river.
  • You will be trekking on the beaten trail to Chirbasa, which is present on the tree line.  
  • Upon reaching, set up the tents, and spend the rest of your night relaxing and recovering from the exhausting trek.    

Day 3 - Chirbasa to Bhojwasa


trekking to Bhojwassa

  • After Chirbasa the trail becomes more and more Barren 
  • On the third day, you will be trekking to Bhojwassa through thick forests. 
  • Your campsite will be near a temple in Bhojbasa
  • After reaching you are free to explore the nearby area. You can also witness the beautiful sunset.  

Day 4 - Bhojwasa to Gaumukh & Tapovan


trekking from Goumukh to Tapovan

  • Wake up early in the morning to watch the enchanting sunrise and the view of the Bhagirathi peaks.  
  • After breakfast, you will be resuming your trek, by heading towards Goumukh. 
  • Please make sure that you carry at least 2 liters of water with you, as there won’t be any water resources on the way.  
  • You will be exploring the place and then trekking to Tapovan. On the way, you will find high-altitude alpine meadows. 
  • When you will be trekking from Goumukh to Tapovan, you might experience a steep ascent which would be the toughest part of the entire trek. 
  • Upon reaching Goumukh, you will get to witness the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. 
  • Spend some time there admiring the view, and then head towards Tapovan and spend the night there.    
  • After taking a long and exhausting trek to tapovan, on the fifth day you will be resting and exploring the area around. 
  • The campsite is situated in a very beautiful area which has clear views of Mount Shivling, Meru, Manda, the Bhagirathi peaks, Karchakund, Kedar Dome, and many more.    
  • Tapovan is going to be the highest point of our trek.  
  • Spend your night there. 

Day 5 - Tapovan to Bhojwasa

witness the glorious sunrise

    • Wake up early to witness the glorious sunrise. 
    • After having a scrumptious breakfast head back to Bhojbasa. 



Day 6 - Bhojbasa to Gangotri to Dehradun


trekking to Gangotri

  • You will be trekking to Gangotri in the morning 
  • Prepare to bid goodbye to the amazing trek. 
  • You will arrive in Dehradun by evening   
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Things to Carry

Water bottle
ID Proof
Personal medications (if any)
Essential toiletries
Trekking pole
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Lightweight trekking pants
Warm clothes
Trekking Shoes
Led torch (with extra batteries)

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi Reviews



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Rahul Khemka


It is one of the most beautiful treks in the whole of Uttarakhand and a lot of people came to visit and the weather was also nice and the stay was good. Great recommendation.


Abhishek Biswal

Wonderful Experience

At the top of the mountains, the view was really very beautiful to see and the weather was also nice and the camp site was cool. We enjoyed the whole trip. Highly recommended.


Sagar Pradhan

Good experience

The way of trekking was nice and the viewpoints were also nice, we clicked lots of pictures for over memory and the guide was also friendly with us. Great recommendation.


Vijay Solanki


We enjoyed lots of activities in the camp and the food was also nice and the weather was also good on that day. Great recommendation.

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Gaumukh Tapovan Trek Uttarkashi FAQs

What is the best time for the Gauumukh tapovan trek?

May-June and September-December is the best time for the Gaumukh tapovan trek.  The temperature will get a little chilly at night, whereas during the day you might experience mild sunlight which would be pretty pleasant. 

What is the temperature in Gauumukh tapovan during winters?

The temperature in Gaumukh tapovan trek during winters falls to -2 degrees celsius. The weather gets so chilly during January, that the authorities close down all the treks. 

Is the Gaumukh tapovan trek okay for beginners?

The Gauumukh tapovan trek is NOT recommended for beginners. It is due to its glacier sections which have tricky crossings that make this trek challenging. And even the trail, in general, is very tricky.   

How difficult is the Gauumukh tapovan trek?

The Gauumukh tapovan trek lies somewhere between moderate and difficult. However, it is not suitable for beginners.  

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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