Destination Gaumukh

Gangotri Gaumukh Glacier Trek
                                                                 Gangotri - Gaumukh Trek at High altitude
Another day in the office reached to its conclusion and evening made me realize that I am sticking in a rut yet again....On the spur of moment, I folded my travel belongings in the backpack and hit the railway station to catch an overnight train to Dehradun.... I was not very much certain about the exact destination but it has to be somewhere in Himalayas and Dehradun is the best base to weigh different options....Was it a relentless pursuit for unknown or just the restlessness which led me to do something random ? Nope. Yes. I am not sure..... whatever was the reason but one has to get slightly out of one's head for walking 38 km straight in a day at an elevation of 4000 meter....
On the way to Uttarkashi
                                                             On the way to Uttarkashi
After getting down at Dehradun, I hit my friend's place to take a quick nap and freshen up before boarding the shared jeep to Uttarkashi. My initial plan was to make to Gangotri on the same day but It's nearly impossible to have a direct journey of more than 250 km (Via Chamba) to Gangotri in single day with public transport.... you should start very early in the morning from Rishikesh/Dehradun to reach Gangotri on the same day.

 River Ganga on the way to Gaumukh from Gangotri Gaumukh Glacier
                                                  River Ganga on the way to Gaumukh from Gangotri

If I look back to the motivation which led me to this rigorous journey then it was surely not my fickle faith in religion, superstition of cleansing sins or mythological stories. I was more fascinated about snow-capped Himalayas and about materializing a dream of being at the bank of Ganges emerging out from a Glacier. Through-out the journey I was imagining that sublime photograph of thin water stream of Ganges. In the back seat of fully packed Tata Sumo, Journey to Uttarkashi was not as comfortable as I expected while boarding the vehicle however route was stupendously scenic.

Narrow River Snaking through mountains
                                                         Narrow River Snaking through mountains

Road winds uphill and always followed the bank of some river or another (most of them are tributary of Ganges). As we climb higher, transformation of landscape into lush green valley was truly overwhelming. In the Jeep I met some locals who gave me fair idea about the present situation at Gaumukh and warned about about chilly weather. They also kept quenching my incessant curiosity about flora, fauna, water falls or about any water stream falling on the way. Along the way we stopped at many villages set in the lap of mother nature narrating their glory. While navigating through this route, you will definitely swing into mood of spirituality..... and will be mesmerized by the natural beauty of surroundings...

Herd of Blue Sheep
                                                                        Herd of Blue Sheep

In the later part of the journey, I was hypnotized with the reflection of dusk on those snowy peaks of Himalayas and could not remember when I reached to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi was the town where I was supposed to stay for a night.... breaking my journey... It was already sun down by the time I made to Uttarkashi so lodged into a hotel and logged the day off...

Snow Clad mountains near Gangotri
                                                      Snow Clad mountains near Gangotri

Mostly in news due to landslides, flash flooding. Uttarkashi is a spectacular little town amid lush green valley on the bank of River Bhagirathi (Ganga is known as Bhagirathi in that region )...Next morning, I roamed around in the town... went to the forest department office for getting permission for Gaumukh trek....

River Ganga Near Tehri Dam
                                                            River Ganga Near Tehri Dam

Shortly after getting the permit,i caught a shared Jeep to Gangotri

. Luckily I met a fellow traveler for the journey ahead from Uttarkashi. A solo traveler from South Africa who was primarily into landscape photography. Departure time of these shared taxis can be annoying. They primarily follow 2 rules of departure.
1) Taxi will only depart when it is full..
2) Taxi will never be full....

Shivling Peak enveloped with clouds
                                                                

Shivling Peak enveloped with clouds

After waiting for couple of hours and taking 2-3 circle of the town of Uttarkashi, Jeep took the road to Gangotri. On the way we stopped at Harshil which is a picturesque hamlet on the bank of river Ganges. Harshil is also popular fo apple orchards and Rajma. After 6-7 hours of bumpy ride we made to Gangotri which was quite chilly. After lodging into a room with basic amenities, we both roamed around in Gangotri. My religious side (or perhaps adventours side) inspired me to take a dip in Ganga's freezing water. Visited the main temple, offered my prayers and took part in the evening Arti. Gangotri is a serene village surrounded by snow capped Himalayas and remains colder through out the year. Next day I was supposed to visit Gaumukh and return back so i hit the hay little early after having light dinner at Gangotri.

Ganga Basin near Gangotri - Gaumukh
                                                              Ganga Basin near Gangotri - Gaumukh

Next morning at 5'o clock, we began hiking to Gaumukh. Gaumukh is 18 km from Gangotri (Not very steep hike). Initial stretch of the Gamukh trail passes through alpine forest and then green pasture replaces the landscape. Gaumukh falls into Gangotri Forest reserve hence you won't be finding villages enroute. The absolute wilderness of ethereal mountains are truly fascinating and I even came across the herd of Blue sheeps. High altitude and Thin air also discourage inhabitation in this part of Himalayas. In between we stopped at many places..... sometimes appreciated the absolute wilderness around us.....suddently i felt like a dreamer trolling through a narrow trail among high boulders set there since ages and the rippling of a river was the only sound in that lifeless terrain....Sky was partially clear and snow capped mountains were dominating the horizon....and I was the only one in that dream land walking to reach somewhere or may be nowhere... After 5 hours of exhausted walk,I made to the source of River Ganga......at an elevation of 4000 meter, It was Gaumukh... Felt lucky to be there and was among very few travelers who made to Gaumukh that day....

Ganga Origin at Gaumukh Glacier
                                                                   Ganga Origin at Gaumukh Glacier

In fact i was the only one in that cold and arid landscape near Gaumukh. I laid on a boulder at the bank of Ganges and stared at the blue sky. In the state of blissful contemplation, I felt like i am the only one breathing on this planet...the absolute serenity of the place brought my senses into some sort of synch but I knew it was all temporary. I will again get distracted to the world. Keeping my incessant thoughts on hold I took bath at the holy place. It was time to fold the journey because it would be dark very soon and dangerous too considering that wilderness,altitude and inclement weather.I took the same trail in reverse and reached Gangtori by evening. Next moring, I caught the first Jeep to Uttarakashi and then a connecting bus to Dehradun....

Finally caught a night train back to New Delhi....

Gangotri- Gaumukh Trek , Gaumukh Glacier, Ganga Origin
                                                                       Gangotri- Gaumukh Trek
This amazing journey to Gaumukh left its footprints on my head. Even today, I can feel every water stream,wooden bridges,glaciers,snowy breeze,cold desert....

How to reach Gaumukh: Known as the source of River Ganges, Gaumukh is 18 km trek from Gangotri. Gangotri is some 270 km from Rishikesh and can be approached by early morning taxis from Rishikesh. There are very few direct taxis so this journey can not be done in a single day. Most of the trekkers break their journey at Uttarkashi which is some 170 km from Rishikesh. You can get busses/shared jeep on this route. Uttarkashi is also the place to get permits for Gaumukh trek. Next day, board a shared jeep to Gangotri from Uttarkashi and start trekking day after that.

Gangotri to Gaumukh trek is not a steep hike and generally done as a 2-3 days trek with overnight stay at Bhojwasa which is 4 km before Gaumukh.

 

-Timing of Busses from Haridwar to Uttarkashi is 6-9 A.M
-Forest Department Uttarkashi Opening timings 10 AM to 5:00 PM
-From Uttarkashi to Gangotri most shared jeeps starts around 6 AM but you can get those till 10 AM (If there are enough travelers)
-Permissions can also be obtained from Gangotri early morning and evening 5 PM to 7 PM
-Indian-150 INR for two days, after 2 days 50 INR for each extra day, Foreigners 600 INR first two days and then 150 INR for extra days.

- you can get a locker facility in Gangotri.

 

Forest Department Uttarkashi Opening timings 10-17h.
DFO – Uttarkashi, Tele Fax no 01374-223693.
ID Proof Photostats are required to procure permit.

Dear Sir We are two couples

Dear Sir

We are two couples and 2 kids each aged 10 and 14 years planning to go Gangotri to Gaumukh trek 

Please suggest is it possible to take kids to this trek and also what all precuations,equipments , clothes should we carry for the trek 

If you have any list do share it with me

Thanks and Regards

Rahul Sogani

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Hi Rahul, 10 and 14 years old

Hi Rahul,

10 and 14 years old kids should not have problem trekking to Gaumukh however everything depends on individual case. Gaumukh is not a steep hike and relatively easy trek. Usually people get acclimatized after spending a night in Gangotri. Avoid going there during monsoon time. I would personally recommend to go during Autumn (Septmeber-October). You do not need any equipment. Carry woolen cloths as it can be freezing at times.

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Hi Vishnu , really an

Hi Vishnu , really an informative blog . Just wanted to know can we do Gangotri to Gaumukh and back in one day ? And are there guides availiable at gangotri who will take us to gaumukh or we have to pre book them before , although I want to do gaumukh and back in one day but just in case , are there any halting places enroute . Please suggest what is best ? Also after coming back from gaumukh wanted to go to Kedar Tal from gangotri . How much time for that and will I get guides on the spot ? Last question if we book a cab from Haridwar can we get to gangotri on the same day with a stop at Uttarkashi for permit .

 

 

thanks waiting for your reply !!!

Gangotri-Gamukh-Gangotri in a

Gangotri-Gamukh-Gangotri in a day is the most hectic walk you can do.. it is almost 36 km 2 ways. I would not recommend it at all. Guides are available in Gangotri. Yes, there are halting places in between. Bhojwasa is your best pick. Gangotri is a small pilgrim village so you will have to try little bit in finding a Guide. Yes, you can book a cab from Haridwar and also can take a pitstop at Uttarkashi.

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Hi Vishhu Bhai, Thank you for

Hi Vishhu Bhai,

Thank you for creating and maintaining this blog.

Are the number of permitsto Gaumukh limited?  What is the likelihood of obtaining a permit (in Uttarkashi) the day prior to the expected trek?  Do they ever run out of permits?  If so, is there a way to secure permits prior to the anticipated trek?

Thank You!

Yes. Number of permits to

Yes. Number of permits to Gaumukh are limited for each day. Generally you can get a permit from Uttakashi for the next day. Highly unlikely that they will run out of permit. I never heard such case for Gaumukh

Hi Vishnu,  Nice blog and

Hi Vishnu, 

Nice blog and pictures. Very well written; encouraged me to plan my next trip to Gaumukh. Before that I have few queries, help me to resolve that-

1. What are the options to reach to Uttarkashi from Harsil?

2. If I take the first jeep from Harsil, will I be able to board 1000 hrs bus from Uttarkashi to Rishikesh?

3. What are the frequencies?

4. Is shared jeeps available from Gangotri to Harsil?

Looking forward to your kind response.

Thanks & regards

1. What are the options to

1. What are the options to reach to Uttarkashi from Harsil?

There are shared sumos

2. If I take the first jeep from Harsil, will I be able to board 1000 hrs bus from Uttarkashi to Rishikesh?

that would be little tight because early morning jeeps get late

3. What are the frequencies?

No idea

4. Is shared jeeps available from Gangotri to Harsil?

Yes. From Gangotri, you can get shared jeeps to Harsil and Uttarkashi. if you take early morning shared jeep from Gangotri then most likely you can get afternoon bus from Uttarkashi which reaches Dehradun by evening

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Hi Vishnu, I am  a

Hi Vishnu,

I am  a professional from Delhi ,aged 43 yrs. I am not a trekker but an avid nature lover. Last year, I trekked valley of flowers from ghangaria but  me and my daughter (13 yrs) could not trek till Mary's grave. However, my husband comfortably did it. This year we are planning to trek till Gomukh from Gangotri. I am already taking an evening walk daily so that it becomes easier for me to trek. 

Please advice if it is possible for me and my daughter to trek till gomukh , given the fact that we were unable to make it ti Mary's grave in valley of flowers last year.

Best regards

Mahua

Valley of flowers is

Valley of flowers is relatively steep trek if you compare it with Gaumukh trek. I do not think it would be a problem for a 13 year old kid to trek to Gaumukh. besides, there is a place where you can stay overnight, take rest and come back in case you feel uncomfortable.

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Hello Sir.I am glad that you

Hello Sir.I am glad that you wrote this blog.

i am really excited to doa trek.Like you I am alos a solo traveller but with no treaking experiance.Can anyone do a solo treaking there ?

I am planning to visit there in may.Will that be a good period ? how should I plan?

 

Please hep me out with this sir

 

 

Best Regards,

Amrendra Kumar

 

May is not the best time.

May is not the best time. there will be a lot of snow but less touristy. Yes, you can very easily go solo all the way till Gaumukh.

Hello Vishnu sir, Thanks a

Hello Vishnu sir, Thanks a lot for this wonderful and decriptive post. we two friends, inspiried by your post, have planned this trek in May 2017. I have a few queries -

1. We have planned going on our own. So, from where can we get porter, guide,  sleeping bags, other essentials ?

2. How many porters we need? ( we are only two persons)

3. How much a guide cost per day? and for porters?

4. Tent/ other accomodations are available enroute or shall we have to carry it from Gangotri?

5. We have planned for Gangotri- Gomukh-Tapovan. We want to stay at Tapovan for 2 nights. Do they give permission for that?

6. What will be the approx. cost per person for the entire trek if our itenerary is like - Gangotri (1 N/S)- Bhojwasa (1N/S)-Tapovan (2 N/S) and then back to Bhojwasa (1 N/S)- Gangotri(1 N/S)?

Please do reply.

Regards

Suman Mallick

1. We have planned going on

1. We have planned going on our own. So, from where can we get porter, guide,  sleeping bags, other essentials ?

You would need guide/porter/sleeping bags if you want to go till Gaumukh only. If you go beyond Gaumukh then you should try Uttarkashi. You can also try porter/guide/trekking accessory in Gangotri but might be little difficult

2. How many porters we need? ( we are only two persons)

3. How much a guide cost per day? and for porters?

I am not sure about current rate

4. Tent/ other accomodations are available enroute or shall we have to carry it from Gangotri?

No need. You can stay at Bhojwasa ashram

5. We have planned for Gangotri- Gomukh-Tapovan. We want to stay at Tapovan for 2 nights. Do they give permission for that?

Yes, you can get permission for that from Forest department, Uttarkashi.

6. What will be the approx. cost per person for the entire trek if our itenerary is like - Gangotri (1 N/S)- Bhojwasa (1N/S)-Tapovan (2 N/S) and then back to Bhojwasa (1 N/S)- Gangotri(1 N/S)?

Depends on your style of traveling. You will be having a guide/porter/cook for 3 nights so that will add to your cost.

Thanks Vishnu sir for your

Thanks Vishnu sir for your advice. Still we need a few more info regarding the itenerary.

1. As you mentioned that we need guide, porter and cook for 3 nights, but its obvious from our mentioned itenerary that in between Gangotri and Gangotri we have to stay at least 4 nights in other places. Is our tour planning is not feasible?

2. Do we need different persons as guide, porter and cook? Or, one person can fit into three-in -one role?

3. What were the rates for guide/porter/cook when you visited?

4. Can you provide some contact number who can help us in arranging essentials, guides etc ?

5. It's clear from your reply that we need to make arrangements at Uttarkashi only which means we have to stay 1 night at Uttarkashi also. Shall we have to search and book online for that stay or easily avialable in the month of May?

Thnks & regrds

 

1. As you mentioned that we

1. As you mentioned that we need guide, porter and cook for 3 nights, but its obvious from our mentioned itenerary that in between Gangotri and Gangotri we have to stay at least 4 nights in other places. Is our tour planning is not feasible?

Sorry, My mistake. Yes, you would need guide and portal for 4 nights

2. Do we need different persons as guide, porter and cook? Or, one person can fit into three-in -one role?

It is very difficult. you will at least need 2 people. Guide can cook but generally porter will take a different route then you. it is very difficult to find someone who can do all 3 roles.

3. What were the rates for guide/porter/cook when you visited?

I did not visit Tapovan so did not require a guide. as for other treks in Uttrakhand, i think Guide charged me 800 INR per day.

4. Can you provide some contact number who can help us in arranging essentials, guides etc ?

Unfortunately i do not have any contact number at this moment

5. It's clear from your reply that we need to make arrangements at Uttarkashi only which means we have to stay 1 night at Uttarkashi also. Shall we have to search and book online for that stay or easily avialable in the month of May?

Accommodation is easily available in Uttarakhand.

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Hi Vishnu, Wanted some

Hi Vishnu,

Wanted some information regarding buses from Dehradun.
1. Is there a direct bus from Dehradun to Gangotri?
2. If yes, what is the ticket cost and time taken?
3. If there is no direct bus, what is the ticket cost and time taken from Dehradun to Uttarkashi and Uttarkashi to Gangorti?
4. Are there overnight buses from Dehradun to Uttarkashi/Gangotri? 

1. Is there a direct bus from

1. Is there a direct bus from Dehradun to Gangotri?
I do not think. there is one from Uttarkashi sometimes

2. If yes, what is the ticket cost and time taken?
there is no direct bus

3. If there is no direct bus, what is the ticket cost and time taken from Dehradun to Uttarkashi and Uttarkashi to Gangorti?
Most of the travelers generally take a bus to Uttakashi and then a Jeep/shared sumo to Gangotri

4. Are there overnight buses from Dehradun to Uttarkashi/Gangotri?
Yes. to Uttarkashi

hi Vishnu, iam from Kerala.we

hi Vishnu,

iam from Kerala.we are planning for char dham yathra in the month of may.. our group consist of 8 people including my father.. he underwent bypass surgery 8 years before..but he doesn't have any health problems now.. will he get permission for trekking?

Where do you want to trek.

Where do you want to trek. Except Yamunotri there is no trek in Chardham. for Yamunotri, you can hire a porter. rest everywhere you can go by road or by chooper (Kedarnath)

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Hello Sir,  Very good and

Hello Sir, 

Very good and informative Blog and it is very helpfull for visitors.

Iam planning to do  Gomukh-Nandavan trek during First week of May 2017. 

Is it possible to do trek in this time and kindly tell about accessories to be with us during this trek.

MAy is not the best time for

MAy is not the best time for Nandavan because there will be lot of snow on the trail. If you want to do it in May then i would suggest to hire an experienced guide, porter.

Hi Vishnu, My friends and I

Hi Vishnu,

My friends and I are planning to do the gangotri-gaumukh trek in the last week of January. We are a group of 5 people. We have our own vehicle. Following are my queries:

 

1. Is it possible to do the trek by reaching on the night before the trek day ?

    In other words, can permission be obtained on the trek day itself ? As you have mentioned that the permission can also be obtained from Gangotri, in the morning 5am- 7am.

2. Are there any restrictions for doing this trek in January, as there would be snow?

 

Thanks in advance Smile

Gaumukh trek is not open in

Gaumukh trek is not open in January. You can reach til Gangotri only if roads are open.

Excellent blog. Planning trek

Excellent blog.
Planning trek to gaumukh oct 16 th onwards.(2016) from gurgaon. Own vehicle till uttarkashi . anybody wanys to join in?

I hope you had an amazing

I hope you had an amazing trek.

I am going to do this trekk ,

I am going to do this trekk , will start on 11th OCT, we are two friends already done few trekks but need more people for this trekk so that we can decrese cost of taxi.

If interested please ping me neerajvayu123@gmail.com

Good luck with your trek. i

Good luck with your trek. i hope you can find fellow travelers through this forum.

Hi        I want to do Gomukh

Hi

       I want to do Gomukh trek.Can i stay for a night near Gomukh in tent and is there are tents on rent at Gangotri

There are no tents on Rent at

There are no tents on Rent at Gaumukh. You can find an Ashram at Bhojwasa which is 4 km before Gaumukh.

We will decide to trek at

We will decide to trek at Gomukh & Tapoven of the month of Oct2016. We have 6 persons in our team (2 nos child, 2 nos ladies & 2 nos Man). Youngest person of our team is 5 years old.

 

Now give me the information can we get the permission of 5 years old boy? And what is the procedure to get the permission.  

Hi Goutam, my and my wife are

Hi Goutam, my and my wife are also doing this trek on first week of Oct , 2016 and will start from Gangotri on 1st Oct. Uor plan is to go till Tapovan. Since we dont have any team , we can join your team if no issues from your side. It will a good team altogether in this moderate to difficult trek route and also can share some of the cost.If you are okey with it, can send me a whatsup/text message on my number - 09591683988. Suryasish,Kolkata

Good luck with your trip. I

Good luck with your trip. I hope Goutam has contacted you.

Please try to call the number

Please try to call the number provided (DFO Uttarkashi) and check if permission for 5 year old can be obtained. In my opinion it should not be a problem because its a place of religious significance and also not a technical trek.

I also trekked in June 2016

I also trekked in June 2016 and today when I am reading your blog it seems a live telecast to me. Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for your comment. keep

Thanks for your comment. keep dropping by.

Hello, Glad to see your blog.

Hello,

Glad to see your blog. I understand Gangotri-Gaumukh-Gangotri is doable in 2 days and 1 night. Is this walking trail open in Mid-October? I was planning to do on 14th and 15th Oct. If you can throw a light, it will be nice.

 

Thanks,

Yes, it is open till October

Yes, it is open till October mid. it is really a nice trail.

Hi Vishnu,   Hope you doing

Hi Vishnu,

 

Hope you doing well. 

 

Actually i need your help regarding information on Uttarkashi and Gangotri and Gaumukh.

I am travelling in Month of mid August to Uttarkashi, Gangotri and Gaumukh and Stay is booked (Solo).

As i am a photographer and working on the project.  

Need some info 

* I would be travelling from Haridwar to Uttarkashi stay for 2 nights and than to Gangotri stay and gaumukh mostly travel would be by public transport.

* How is weather condition at present or general weather in Mid August would be? Landslide's, Road blocks.

* Is the rain really heavy (Cause i will be carrying my Camera and gear's if Its really heavy so would keep to minimal)

* How is Electricity in the area as i have heard Erratic electricity supply some times low voltage? as i need to charge my batteries and others which is imp)

* I spoke to hotel guy who said Road to Gomukh is closed by athorities for now is it true? But can easyly reach upto Gangotri.  

* Is it tourist, Pilgrim season? As Project also revolves around Pilgrimage this information would help and would prepare for the pictures.

* Can Trek solo if got a opprotunity to Gaumukh Solo or can i get fellow trekkers on the way?

* Should i take a guide along? A friend told me Gaumukh is simple trek and would need assistance only if i go furthur actually?

 

Information would be appritiated and will Help a lot to plan trip accordingly.

 

Cheers!

Sandeep    

Hi Sandeep, My take on your

Hi Sandeep,

My take on your questions..

* How is weather condition at present or general weather in Mid August would be? Landslide's, Road blocks.

I don't live there so can not tell exact stuff but monsoon are generally strong in this part. Landslide and road block are common

* Is the rain really heavy (Cause i will be carrying my Camera and gear's if Its really heavy so would keep to minimal)

Yes, sometimes its intense.

* I spoke to hotel guy who said Road to Gomukh is closed by athorities for now is it true? But can easyly reach upto Gangotri. 

there is no road to Gaumukh. it's a trekking trail so it might get blocked due to landslide or flashflood

* How is Electricity in the area as i have heard Erratic electricity supply some times low voltage? as i need to charge my batteries and others which is imp)

Yes, there are power cuts but still not that bad.

* Is it tourist, Pilgrim season? As Project also revolves around Pilgrimage this information would help and would prepare for the pictures.

August is not the tourist season. it is end of Yatra season as well.

* Can Trek solo if got a opprotunity to Gaumukh Solo or can i get fellow trekkers on the way?

solo trekking is perfectly fine.

* Should i take a guide along? A friend told me Gaumukh is simple trek and would need assistance only if i go furthur actually?

No need for a guide. trail is well outlined. you will also find many fellow trekkers enroute.

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Hi Vishnu , A wonderful site

Hi Vishnu ,

A wonderful site for exchange of information & ideas. Thanks to you once again.

We , a group of 10 members, have planned for Gomukh trek on 16th & 17th Oct 2016 , kindly share the following information :

1) Whether Gangotri - Gomukh trek route will remain open at that time ?

2) What sort of problem may arise in the month of Oct ?

3) Since max. 150 permit is allowed per day , will it be problem to get the same in oct

Thnks

Dipak

Yes. it should remain open

Yes. it should remain open till November end.

October is really good time to visit. It will be little cold but rest is fine.

Getting permit should not be an issue. October is not a tourist season for Gaumukh.

I m going to gomukh from

I m going to gomukh from 24 july 2016 and i want to know about buses from hatidwar

To take to  me and friend from gangotri so please to advice me and get contact number of 

Public transportation

No idea about buses from

No idea about buses from Hatidwar but Yes, from Haridwar there are buses to Uttarkashi then to Gangotri.

We want to  travel gongotri

We want to  travel gongotri to gaumukh by horse.how much time will require to travel.

I think it would be total 2

I think it would be total 2 days and 1 night trip. you can stay in Bhojwasa enroute. Horses are faster but not very comfortable.

Hello Vishnu! Thankyou for

Hello Vishnu! Thankyou for sharing ur wonderful experience ....it was indeed helpful.....i wanted to know about the travel's average expenses per head....

depends on the travel style.

depends on the travel style. it can be cheaper if you are living in basic lodges, taking public transport and eating roadside food.

Hi, Vishnu, Very informativ

Hi, Vishnu, Very informativ blog indeed..

Iam planning my solo trek from ghaziabad to Gowmukh from 2 June night and back by 5th night. Can you help in making my trek itenerary. I wish to enjoy maximum at gowmukh, so Iam ready to take restless travelling till may be gangotri or even beyond if possible. One question, does the DFO issue permits to gaumukh on weekends also??

Will appreciate your early response..

Thanks and Regards.

3 days are not enough. Yes,

3 days are not enough. Yes, you can get permits on weekends also. keep one extra day as Gangotri-Gaumukh-Gangotri itself is 2 days and 1 night.

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