Region :- Uttarakhand
Starts From:- Gangotri
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude :- 14,600 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 67 Kms.
Located In:- Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Gomukh-Tapovan is considered as one of the thrilling and adventureous treks which is in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Gomukh means the mouth of a cow. Gomukh Glacier is one of the main water source of the holy Ganges river. While doing this trek one can witness the peaks of Gangotri group – shivling, thalay sagar, meru and Bhagirath III. This is a pilgrimage site for the Hindus and dip in water is considered as sacred ritual. This high altitude trek is located at m. Tapovan means forest of austerities or spiritual practice. In India any place where someone engaged in serious spiritual retreat known as Tapovan. Tapovan is located at the foothills of shivling peak in the height of around 14640ft.
It is 242km distance between Dehradun to Gangotri which is 7 to 8hr drive. Uttarkashi to Gangotri one can witness many holy rivers, forest, mountains etc. while trekking one can witness rare flora & fauna of the region, snow capped mountain, kriti & meru glacier. You will get a chance to do camping at a high summit . one can enjoy the clear night sky from the height.
This trek is moderate to difficult and considered as a challenging route for the trekkers. This trek can be done in any time of the year. Trekkers need to be physically fit and mentally prepare to do this trek. Trekkers can visit to Gangotri temple before starting this trek between may to oct.