Gangotri Yatra Trek ,find the source of ganga

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Haridwar, Uttarakhand – India  
Duration: 1 day
Maximum Number Of Travelers: 9

Prices Start At          ₹ 14,800  INR /  214$ USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Ganges is considered as the most sacred river in India. In fact, the identity of India is synonymous with this holy river. The length of the river is 2525km and Gangotri glacier is one of the primary sources of Ganga. There are many mythological stories associated with the origin and descent of Ganges. Among those, the most popular one is the legend in which it is said that River Ganges descended on earth in the place called Gangotri (the Gangotri glacier). The temple situated at Gangotri marks the religious importance of the place, the legend and the river. The original source of River Ganges however, is 19km from Gangotri, in a place called Gaumukh.

 The tour starts from the sacred city of Rishikesh, which is also known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas”. After reaching Uttarkashi which is the base for many trekking expeditions, you reach Gangotri. The Gangotri Gaumukh trek starts from here which will take you through Bhojbasa as you walk alongside River Bhagirati. Get close to the mountains when you cross the Gangotri glacier and reach Tapovan known for its scenic landscape. The mighty Bhagirathi group of peaks and Neelkanth Peak are a spectacular view from here. The entire Gangotri Tapovan trek is through pine forest and flowering valleys. Gangotri is one of the destinations of the ‘Chota Char Dhaam’ pilgrimage tour. Apart from religious belief, if you are an ardent nature lover, then this trip will give you a mix of both spiritual fulfilment and instant gratification of your finer senses.

Total Trekking Distance: 47km (approx.)

Maximum Altitude: 4,400m

Temperature Range: May to June: 11 – 23 degree, October to December: 3 – 19 degree

 

 

 

 

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Gangotri Temple, Gangotri Village, Gangotri India

Day 01:Haridwar – Uttarkashi (170kms/5-6hr) Height: 1352 MTS.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Uttarkashi.
Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its
similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi,
town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.
Vishwanath temple – Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern
India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient
architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic
of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple
complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the
temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and
evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the
abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple – Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big
‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though
there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made
up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the
devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is
erected over here.
Uttarkashi Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35
degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, Cold in winters.
Day 02: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side) Height: 3048 MTS.
Early morning (packed breakfast) drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip
in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for
its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On
arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called
Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the
lovely surroundings. Later drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple: The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa
in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Gangotri Weather – The maximum temperature during summer can go up to 20° Celsius.
Summer nights can get cooler with a minimum temperature of 10° Celsius. Light woolen
clothes are required while visiting Gangotri during summer. Winter season is very chilly
in Gangotri. Gangotri will be covered in sheets of snow during winter. Pilgrim centers
remains closed throughout winter due to heavy snow falls.
Day 03: Uttarkashi – Haridwar (170kms/5-6hr)
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘place of sages’ is a
celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of
the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God
appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as
Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla,
Ram Jhulla. Drop at Haridwar.
Rishikesh: Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in
the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the
world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga
Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation
classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart
from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre,
backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Tour end with sweet memories.

Important Information:
Details
  • Departure: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any Hotel In Haridwar

 

 

Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

 

  • Not wheelchair accessible

 

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

 

  • Most travelers can participate

 

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because

 

  • the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

 

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Inclusions
  • Hotel accommodation as per package same or similar hotels.

 

  • Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.

 

  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances.

 

  • All applicable hotel and transport taxes.

 

Exclusions
  • Lunch & Snacks does not include in Package.

 

  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.

 

  • Medical and travel insurance.

 

  • Tips, travel insurance, medical insurance, laundry charges, mineral water,

 

  • telephone charges.

 

  • All items of personal nature.

 

  • Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, train tickets, air tickets charges (If any).

 

Return Details

 

  • Returns to original departure point
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gangrotri trek

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