SOURCE OF GANGES & TAPOVAN TREK IN INDIA

The Source of Ganges & Tapovan most beautiful and popular trek in India where breathtaking views of Soaring Himalayan Peaks on this wonderful trip, we begin in the foothills – the holy city of Rishikesh drive to Gangotri to begin the trek right up to the source of the legendary Ganges -(Gaumukh as is known, though many believe that the Ganges can be seen in a liquid state near Nandanvan which would make the Gangotri peak the actual source of the Ganges) passing several beautiful trails through dense forests of Deodar, Cypress, Pine and Rhododendrons. This trail along with the soaring Himalaya is complemented by the glistening glaciers. We go on to Tapovan and Nandanvan which has attracted many travellers and trekkers since time immemorial because of its sheer captivating beauty. The beautiful meadows of Tapovan is a delight to visit as you have the Shivling peak (6543m) - the Matterhorn of India, rising high on one side fl anked by Meru and Kedardome and the peaks of Bhagirathi on the other side.

Bhagirathi one of the most exclusive peaks in Garhwal Himalaya near Gangotri Glacier in Uttarakhand, From left Bhagirathi II (6512m), Bhagirathi III (6454m), Bhagirathi I (6856m). and The upper part of the river Ganga is also called Bhagirathi, and both the mountain and the river are named after great King Bhagirath who brought the River Ganges, personified as the river goddess Ganga, to Earth from the heavens.! View from first campsite Chirbasa "abode of Chir trees".

Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 12Nights & 13 Days / 7 Nights Hotel, 5 Nights Camping, 6 Days Trekking
Best time: April, May, June & September, October and November.

Highlights:
Aarti ceremony in Rishikesh & Haridwar
Temples of Gangotri
Gaumukh – source of the Ganges
Tapovan –The Abode of Lord Shive