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Gangotri Vasukital Kedartal Trek
Gangotri is exquisite alpine country.Deodars march in serried ranks and gorges plunge,sliced by the bustling Bhagirathi.The drive will take you past the settlement of Bhairon Ghati and into the single,traffic-choked,street of Gangotri.Here the river is joined by its tributary,the Kedar Ganga,rising in the glacier lake of Kedar Tal.Together they gush down the toffee-coloured rocks of Gauri Kund and flow down the Himalayas.Here too. Celebrated in Hindu mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the "Abode of the Gods". The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury.
Day 01: Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3140 mts) Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to Hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Day 02: Gangotri - Bhojbasa 5-7 Hrs Overnight tents. 3792mtrs./14kms.
Morning after breakfast trek to Bhojbasa, the entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi river. The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforest valley. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and evening enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi groups of peak. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 03: Bhojbasa (Day free)/optional if don't need this can proceed further. :
Today is day free for acclimatization or one can trek to Gaumukh and step back to camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 04: Bhojbassa to Tapovan : 6 t 7 hrs 10kms 4463mtrs.
Morning break fast afterward trek to Gomukh & then climb uphill till Tapovan where one can feel the mighty Shivlinga 6592 mtrs peeping out.
Day 05: Tapovan - Nandanvan : 6 to 7hrs 4337mtrs/ 7kms.
The entire trek is gradual ascent & descend till Nandanvan. Traverse the Gangotri glacier and cross the Raktavan stream after two hours walk, another one hour walk bring you to the head of the Chaturangi valley. Traverse the icy glacier to reach the top. Make camp at the junction of Gangotri and Chaturangi glacier in a green meadow. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 06: Nandanvan - Vasuki tal Trek 6 -7 hrs. 4898mtrs/11kms.
Morning after breakfast trek along the stream with view of Mt Meru and Bhrigupanth, after two hours we by pass the out let of the valley leading towards Bhagirathi and come to a deep gorge eroded by the glacier. Descend diagonally towards the snout of the lateral glacier to reach vasukital. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 07: Vasuki tal to Nandanvan :
Trek downwards around 7 Hrs walking. Meals and over night camp.
Day 08: Nandanvan to Cheerbasa 7hrs 3606mtrs/15kms.
walking to the midcamp towards Gangotri if you feel the trek long can be stayed at Bhojbassa again.
Day 09: Cheerbasa to Gangotri 9kms 3hrs do further preparation for Kedartal trek & enoy the evening Aarti of Ganga .
Day 10: Gangotri - Bhoj Kharak (3640 mts) (5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast trek to Bhoj Kharak. The steep ascent to Bhoj Kharak starts as we leave the camp. After an hour climb we travers kedar gorge to reach Bhoj kharak. The entire trek is along Kedar Ganga , through fir (cedus ) and Bhoj (birch) trees. The bark of birch was used as paper for ancient manuscript in India . Arrive Bhoj Kharak and camp. Overnight: Tent
Day 11: Bhoj Kharak - Kedar Kharak (4238 mts)(4-5 hrs)
Today we leave the tree line and trek through a long meadow with Bhrigupanth peak in backdrop. Arrive and camp near the gushing stream in the meadow.
Day 12: Kedar Kharak - Kedar Tal (4701 mts) (4-5 hrs)
Today the trek is very steep and through boulders and stones. After 3-4 hrs walking on difficult terrain we reach Kedartal . Arrive and camp. Enjoy an excellent sunset on Thaleysagar peak with its reflection in the lake. Overnight: Tent
Day 13: Kedartal - Bhojkharak (4-5 hrs)
Early morning witness special sunrise on the peaks and lake. After breakfast trace your steps back to Bhoj kharak. Lunch at Kedarkharak. Arrive Bhoj kharak and camp. Overnight: Tent
Day 14: Bhoj Kharak - Gangotri (4-5 hrs)
Early morning start trekking down to Gangotri . Witness evening prayer at Gangotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganges .