Trek The Himalayas is a leading adventure company in India with a team of experienced and well equipped personnel. We have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions for decades spanning multiple regions in the Indian Himalayas. Our deep local knowledge and experience in the Himalayas ensure that our itineraries factor in the local sensibilities and ground realities. We are very grounded, and have grown over the years while learning from our mistakes and incorporating comments and suggestions of our valuable clients. Our experienced team of local guides and sherpas work overtime to ensure that we provide high quality experiences of exceptional value with no hidden costs. Whether you are the greenest of beginners or one of the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can cater to your needs.
Here is a list of our credentials
ISO 9001: 2008 certified company
Certified Member of ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Led by a team qualified with Basic Mountaineering Course and Advanced Mountaineering Course
Organising fixed departure treks across the Himalayas in Jammu & Kashmir, Himanchal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim
Organising expeditions at over 100 peaks across the Himalayas that are permitted by IMF
Trip Terms & Conditions
Cancellations prior to 07 days from the start of the Trek: Get a full refund (minus 5% trek cost). The money will be transferred to the same bank account from where the transaction was made.
Cancellations prior to 06 days from the start of the Trek: 100% full refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Cancellation on Start of Trek date: Get 20% refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
Cash Voucher Terms:
This is a non transferable voucher
The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is one of the most preferred and oft-trekked routes by the Indian hikers and trekkers. You should also embark on the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek if you want to satiate your inner callings to visit sacred sites and ancient pilgrimage centers apart from the fantastic adventure experience that this trek offers. You can also do the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek solo. Enchanting views of Mt. Shivling and the Bhagirathi Sisters, forming a massif, bordering this region is enough for you to embark on this trek. And if that is not enough, then there lies the highest-altitude grassland of Tapovan and the second-largest Indian glacier-Gaumukh. The latter is the origin of the holy Ganges.
The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek best time lies around the pre-monsoon/summers and the post-monsoons/autumns. The summer season stretches from mid-May to the end-June and offers daytime temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees Celsius near Gangotri, but the campsites might be colder. There could be occasional occurrences of precipitation as the weather is unpredictable. Thus you should always be prepared for early-monsoon or late-spring rainfall. On the other hand, the post-monsoon/autumn season that stretches from mid-September to the end of October is a little colder but has a more stable weather condition. Till Chirbasa, the forest section offers you natural insulation. After this point, you encounter a drastic change in temperature between the day and the night, around 15 degrees Celsius during the day and 3 to 0 degrees Celsius at night.
The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek has been rated moderate to difficult by most of the experienced trekkers and hikers. The sheer gain in altitude increases the difficulty level of the trek, though the trail is mostly straightforward. The round course starts and ends at Gangotri, taking you across 46 kilometers and a height of 4463 meters over eight days. Amongst those eight days, at least one day is reserved for high-altitude acclimatization. You can also stay at picturesque campsites in Chirbasa and beyond, which is included in the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek cost if you travel with reputed tour operators and travel agencies.
Like other treks that fit beginners and first-time trekkers can attempt, the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek can also be done by them. You need to prepare yourself physically and mentally well in advance for the trek. The physical preparation includes custom training and fitness regime like brisk walking, running across undulating topography, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc., amongst other indoor and outdoor activities.
Like all other high-altitude adventures, you should concentrate on getting yourself a pair of sturdy, well-made hiking boots with defined ankles and good grips. Apart from this, a good-quality, sturdy walking stick is one of the essential items to carry. A 50-60-liter backpack, 20-30 liter daypack for offloading purposes, warm clothes consisting of a couple of full-sleeved quick-dry shirts, insulation layers- 2 light fleece layers and one light, full-sleeve sweater, an outer, regular padded/shell jacket, raincoats/ponchos, windcheaters and a pair of quality hiking pants made from the same quick-dry, waterproof material as your full-sleeved shirts should be in you packing list.
You should also carry other essentials, including a pair of sunglasses for UV protection, suncap, balaclava, synthetic and woolen hand gloves, a few pairs of underwear, extra pairs of socks, sports bra (for women), rain cover for the backpack, essential toiletries like biodegradable soaps, excess toilet paper, and wet wipes, sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizers, personal medicines, and a first-aid kit. The best thing to do is carrying your own water bottles and hydration packs to avoid littering the serene Himalayan sceneries with disposable plastic bottles.