Source Of Ganges Tour

Source of Ganga Trek

Source of Ganges Trek is a beautiful and Introductory trip of Himalayas. Ganges is our National River and it holds great importance to the Hindus. This trek follows the Ganges to its source at the massive Gaumukh glacier, which somewhat resembles the mouth of a cow. ( Gau-mukh implies the cow’s mouth in Hindi ).

After crossing the Gaumukh Glacier Tapovan , a trekker’s paradise and base for many challenging mountaineering expeditions.

The trek will give a complete experience, right from self supported journey to camping in deep Himalayas. The itinerary is easy paced, and will give ample time to the participants to enjoy the surroundings at leisure. We have 2 category for the Package of Source of Ganges Trek Tour.


Tour Duration:07 Days / 06 Nights

Destinations Covered : Delhi – Haridwar – Utterkashi – Gangotri  – Cheerbasa – Bhojbasa – Goumukh – Gangotri – Utterkashi –  Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi.     

Special Features:

  • Ganga Arti of Haridwar Gangotri Rishikesh.
  • Introduction of Indian spirituality.
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Luxury Category :- In luxury Category of Source of Ganga trek, We are using the Best Camps with the combination of Luxury Hotels.  Advance booking is Must.  

Deluxe Category :-  In Deluxe Category of Source of Ganges Trek , We are using Deluxe Hotels and Camps. Advance booking is Must.

 Note : – It is very very important to get the advance permission for doing this special trek . As now limited persons are allowed to go. Glaciers are  melting every year so it is our duty to save our Glaciers, Gangotri Glaciers and Gaumukh Glacier are the most holy and important for us..

Source of Ganges Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs) – On day 1 of Char Dham Yatra – Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Later drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.  

Note: Here we can also arrange AgraMathuraKhajorahoRajasthan etc. side seen  by expending 4-7 days extra , before Char Dham or After. Ask for the cost accordingly. (link to Delhi tours)

Day 02: Haridwar – Utterkashi (195 kms/ 8hrs)- Start Drive after the breakfast, En route enjoy the beautiful Lake of Tehri Dam. Lunch will be en route. Letter drive to Utterkashi, Evening visit Shakti Temple and Vishwantah Temple. Over night at Hotel. 

Day 03: Utterkashi – Gangotri (100 kms 5 hrs)-  Start early morning drive to Gangotri , En route visit the beauty of Harsil valley . While reaching check in at Hotel. Evening visit Ganga Arti , Over night at Hotel. 

Day 04: Gangotri  – Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Bhojbasa – (19 + 4 Kms Trek  10 – 12 hrs ) – This day you have to start trek early morning , Breakfast will be en route. En route you will see some beautiful peaks and also the beauty of nature. Explore the Source of Ganga and come back to Bhojbasa at your camps or Dormitory of GMVN. Over night at Bhojbasa.  

Note : –

  1. Note it can be 10 – 12 days plan , if you like to add  from Gangotri – Cheerbasa ; Cheerbasa – Gaumukh ; Gaumukh – Tapovan ; Tapovan – Nandanvan ; Nandanvan – Bhojbasa  and from Bhojbasa – Cheerbasa and then back to Utterkashi.

Day 05: Bhojbasa – Gangotri ( 14 kms down trek  5 hrs) – Utterkashi ( 100 kms 4 hrs ) – This day you start your down trek to reach Gangotri , While reaching have your lunch and letter drive back to Utterkashi. Over night at Hotel.

Day 06: Utterkashi – Rishikesh ( 185 kms 7 hrs ) – Start drive after having breakfast to Rishikesh , While reaching check in at Hotel. Evening visit Gaga Arti.

Note : – This day  if you wish you can also relax at Chamba Resort. Need 1- 2 more days extra.

Day 07:  Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi –  Check out from Hotel, Leeter drive to Haridwar and letter get your train to Delhi at Evening. Tour End.

   Note : – It is very very important to get the advance permeation for doing this special trek . As now limited persons are allowed to go. Glaciers are  melting every year so it is our duty to save our Glaciers, Gangotri Glaciers and Gaumukh Glacier are the most holy and important for us..

Best Season to visit Gaumukh Trek : – April to mid June & Mid August to September, we will give you all the information about source of ganges trek , trek to source of ganges, source of ganga trek , guide for source of ganges trek, map of source of ganges trekking tour.



 About Gangotri : This shrine, situated at an altitude of 3,200 mt. is the source of the river Bhagirathi. The mountain peaks of Shivling, Satopanth and Bhagirathi sisters are surround it. Accessible by a motorable road, it is one of the most pious Hindu pilgrimages. The River From Heaven– According to the Indian mythology King Sagar had 60,000 sons. He defeated all the Asuras (daemons) in the earth and wanted to stage an Ashwamedha Yagya to declare his supremacy. He sent his horse with an open challenge across the earth accompanied by his sons.


The King of Heaven, Lord Indra feared from the power of King Sagar. To stop him, he stole the horse and tied it to the ashram of Sage Kapil. When the 60,000 sons saw the horse in Kapil’s ashram they got furious and started to attack the hermitage. Sage Kapil was in deep meditation and on hearing the disturbance he opened his eyes in anger and all the 60,000 sons of King Sagar were reduced to ashes, except prince Anshuman 

Anshuman, the grandson of King Sagar brought the horse back from the Sage and asked for his forgiveness. Sage Kapil told him that the sons could be brought to life only if Ganga is brought from heaven to earth. Neither Anshuman nor his son Dilip was successful in this task.  But Dilip’s son, Bhagirath was determined to get this task done. 


He started meditating intensely for several years and finally Ganga got pleased and descended to the earth. To prevent the earth from flooding, Lord Shiva received Ganga on his matted locks. King Bhagirath then worshipped Lord Shiva and Shiva blessed him and released Ganga from his locks in seven streams.  The water of Ganga touched the ashes of Sagar sons who rose to the their eternal rest in heaven. 

The seven streams of Ganga are Bhagirathi, Janhvi, Bhilangana, Mandakini, Rishiganga, Saraswati and Alaknanda, which merge into Ganga at Devprayag. The rock, on which King Bhagirath is believed to have meditated, is called Bhagirath Shila and is located near the temple of Ganga.  

To this date the water of holy Ganga is believed to have Amrit (nectar) in it. It has been studied by Scientists that the water collected from Ganga at its origin is in a pure state and even after being kept for several years, does not get contaminated. These medicinal properties of Ganga-Jal are attributed to the medicinal secretions of herbs and mineral content, which get mixed with the water. 

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