Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is a popular trek, takes you through the picturesque view of the Himalayan ranges and surrounded by dense forest. This trek is worth cherishing because trekkers not only get to see peaceful aura but the highest mountains as well like Mount Meru and Bhagirathi I, II. Gaumukh Tapovan trek is one of the best summer treks in Himalaya, suited for those trekkers who are interested to explore splendid peaks. And, trekkers also get an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful environment and explore the area from the top. It is one of the most thrilling and exciting treks. The trek is surrounded by beautiful surroundings. Gaumukh is considered the true source of the river Ganga.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek in Uttarakhand is a well-known trek amongst many trekking destinations in India. And it is also the most popular Trek in the Uttarakhand state of India. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is located at the base of the Gangotri Glacier.  The Gaumukh is also known as “Mouth of cow” and is a place in Gangotri Glacier where the Bhagirathi river originates. And, it is located at a height of 13200 feet.


Tapovan trek is a very popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand. It is a seasonal whom to Manasa Dhanush living in caves. Trekkers from the different places come to see the fantastic view of the Tapovan trekking trail. That is decorated with flowers, mountain ranges, grassland. It is located at an elevation of 14,640 feet above sea level near the famous Gangotri Shrine.
The trekking trail to Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan is pass through many beautiful glaciers like Kirti BhamakGlacier, Mere Glacier and Gangotri Glacier. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek offers the fantastic view of the forest, Majestic Mountain peaks like- Gangotri group of peaks, Mt. Shivling peak and kedardome peak. Gangotri Gaumukh Tapovan Trek will also give you an opportunity to visit bhojwasa. From where, trekkers can enjoy the close view of tapovan, high altitude peaks and also Bhagirathi group of peaks.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult level. The trekking trail also offers fantastic opportunities for trekking in Garhwal Himalayas in the tremendous surrounding areas of snowy peaks. There are many good reasons to leave home for a few days. You can also make Gaumukh Tapovan trek videos with the beautiful scenery. On Himalayan treks, as the temperature falls your battery would discharge even without using and electricity is a rare thing. So, don’t forget to carry a camera with an extra battery.


Day 1: Gaumukh Tapovan Trek – Dehradun to Gangotri

Altitude: 10171 ft

Distance: 241 km drive

Time Taken: 9 hours

Drive from Dehradun to Gangotri, takes you through the picturesque view of the Harshil Valley. Gangotri is a place where people from all around the world to visit. And, located at an altitude of 3200 meters. Arrival at Gangotri by 5 pm. And then prepare for the next day.

Day 2: Gangotri to Chirbassa

Altitude: 10171 ft to 11,680 ft

Distance: 9 km

Time Taken: 5-6 hours

Gangotri to Chirbassa, the trail is surrounded by the forest of pine trees with the Bhagirathi river another side. And through the Gangotri National Park which is one of the main highlights of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek.

After 5 hours’ gradual ascent towards Chirbassa campsite takes you through the adoring streams. Where trekkers can relax and refill water bottles. You can also pitch a tent near a flowing river.

The campsite of Gaumukh Tapovan Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular, which also offers the magnificent beauty of the surrounding mountains like Bhagirathi I, II, III. Once you reach the campsite, explore the area and then enjoy the night in the tents near the river.

Day 3: Chirbassa to Bhojwasa

Altitude: 11,680 ft 12,435 ft

Distance: 5 km

Time Taken: 2-3 hours

An easy trail from Chirbassa to Bhojwasa takes 2-3 hours through the birch trees to reach the Bhojwasa campsite. The Gaumukh tapovan trekking trail offers the first view of the Mt. Shivling. And also capture the entire valley on the way to Gaumukh tapovan trek.

Experience the adventurous and witness the highest peak from the campsite.


Day 4: Bhojwasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh and back to Bhojwasa

Altitude: 12,435 ft to 14,600 ft via 13,452 ft

Distance: 18 km

Time Taken: 10-11 hours

The strenuous climb to Tapovan from Bhojwasa, the picturesque trail follows with gorgeous valleys and rocky terrain. This adventurous trek is well suited for nature lovers and also the photographers.

After that, the sight of the Gaumukh showcases the colorful flora and one can spot the fantastic view of the bird species. The trail towards Tapovan is considered as one of the most inspiring. It also offers you the overwhelming peaks of the Himalayas.

From the top, one may also see the sight of the Mount Bhagirathi and Mount Meru peaks. And explore the surrounding area then back to Bhojwasa.


Day 5: Bhojwasa to Gangotri

Altitude: 12,435 ft to 10,171 ft

Distance: 14 km

Time Taken: 6-7 hours

The entire Gaumukh Tapovan Trekking trail will take about 6-7 hours to reach Gangotri. Trek goes through the Bhagirathi River and also the panoramic scenes of the trail are treat to your eyes. Follow the same route till Gangotri. Gangotri has many sightseeing places around. And also this place is a very popular destination for all tourists.


Day 6: Gaumukh Tapovan Trek – Gangotri to Dehradun

Distance: 240 km

Time Taken: 8 hours

Drive back to Dehradun, the journey takes 8 hours through the mountains and Bhagirathi River to reach the city.

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Duration6 days
LocationUttrakhand, India
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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