Ganges; considered to be a sacred river and worshipped as Goddess Ganga, is the lifeline of India. It is a river that gives life to millions of Indians and it is a river where devotees prefer to take their last breath hoping to wash off all sins they committed. Symbolic to Indian civilization and culture, Ganga is a river which has nurtured civilizations and has also caused their destruction. Starting from the glacier in Himalayas, Ganga runs through India and Bangladesh. The trek along the holy river Bhagirathi takes you right up to the source of the river popularly known as Gaumukh (Cow’s snout) at the base of the Gangotri glacier. This trek is for adventure lovers and involves mountain climbing, rock climbing and glacier traverse.
This experience along the Ganges from plains to mountains is all about having a feeling of “eventually all things merge into one”. Come Beyonder and experience the secret of river
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Get transferred to the hotel and explore the towns and its temples at leisure. As the dusk descends, participate in the Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Ganges, a ritual which is both picturesque and spiritually uplifting. Overnight stay at Rishikesh
Drive to Uttarkashi, a small hill town by the Ganges famously known as the Kashi of the North. Explore the town at leisure.
Drive up to Gangotri a small town on the greater Himalayan range. Refresh yourself in the hot water springs and visit the Gangotri temple. Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga is supposed to have descended on Earth from Heaven, and a Temple of Goddess Ganga marks the spot where the Goddess descended to the Earth. Overnight stay at Gangotri.
Trek towards Bhojwassa via Chirvasa along the picturesque Gangotri valley. The entire trek on this day is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Bhojwassa is the last oasis on this route and has a lot of trees, but beyond this point the terrain becomes totally desolate and barren. In fact, it has been compared to the Artic Tundra by many trekkers. Enjoy the sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Overnight stay in a camp.
Trek to Gomukh towards the source of the Ganges. Gomukh is the spot where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers, to descend into the Gangotri valley and beyond. The sages called it ‘Gomukh’, because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth. Trek further to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. Overnight stay in camp at Tapovan.
Make a swift descent to Gomukh and covering the seemingly endless trek in a matter of hours. Overnight stay at the camp in Bhojwassa.
Trek down to Gangotri, a continuous downhill path. Afterwards drive to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Drive to Rishikesh and take time out to visit the Ashrams. Get transferred to Haridwar railway station or Dehradun airport for you journey back home.