Region : Uttarkashi district - Uttarakhand
Duration : 8 Days
Level : Moderate to Difficult
Trekking distance :(Approx): 46 Kms
Max Altitude : 4463 Meters
Pickup Point : Rishikesh
Drop Point : Rishikesh
Best Season : May - June & Aug - Oct
Gaumukh Tapovan trek is a world famous trek. Located at the base of the Gangotri glacier. Gaumukh also known as Cow's snout is a source of holy river Ganga. Due to offer stunning views of Mt. Shivling and the Bhagirathi group of mountains, fascinating beauty, natural variations and unfavourable conditions this track is known as the most exciting and challenging. At the same time it is also an important pilgrimage place for the Hindus and a dip in its water is considered as sacred ritual.
Tapovan's basic meaning is through penance or spiritual practice in the forests. The way to reach Tapovan ahead of Gaumukh is full of difficult conditions and it is considered as a challenging way for the trekkers to come here. Filled with grasslands, small mountainous streams, rare wild animals such as Blue Sheep and wild flowers. The area of Tapovan is the base camp for several mountaineering expeditions, in which Shivling peak and Bhagirathi peak expedition are prominent. Its grasslands are considered as the best high-altitude grassland in India.