GAUMUKH TREK

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GAUMUKH TREK

TREKKING
10 Nights / 11 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

NORTHERN INDIA. The Ganges is considered the most sacred river in India. The legend is that the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from heaven at Gangotri and so the Gangotri is considered as Source of Ganges. There is a temple at Gangotri dedicated to Mother Ganges. Gangotri is one of the holy place and a Dham among Char Dhams. The actual source of The Ganges is known as Gaoumukh which is 19 km from Gangotri. Orignal name of the stream is Bhagirathi which is originating from Gaumukh Glacier. The trek follows the river upstream to the actual source at Gaumukh. The tour starts from the holy city of Rishikesh, known as 'Gateway to Himalayas'. Uttarkashi is the another holy town on the way. This exiting trek offers fantastic view of beautiful mountains like Shivling (6543 m) , Meru, Kedardom, Sudarshan and Bhagirathi group of mountains. Places on the way of this tour are Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Chirbasa, Bhojbasa, Gaumukh. Best time to travel - May, June, September & October.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT DELHI

Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - RISHIKESH

Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 3: RISHIKESH - UTTARKASHI

In the morning drive (175 km) to Uttarkashi (1150 m). Uttarkashi is the base of many trekking and mountaineering expeditions in Gangotri valley. Also India's premier Mountaineering institute 'Nehru Mountaineering Institute' is situated at Uttarkashi. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Resort.

DAY 4: UTTARKASHI - GANGOTRI

In the morning drive (90 km) to Gangotri (3048 m). Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on earth from heaven. Its also the road head for the trekking in Gangotri valley. Visit the temple of Goddess Ganga. Overnight stay in tourist lodge.

DAY 5: GANGOTRI - BHOJBASA

Trek 14 km to Bhojbasa (3658 m) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank. The trek is gradual ascent for most of the part. From Bhojbasa you can have majestic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 6: BHOJBASA - GAUMUKH - TAPOVAN

Trek to Tapovan (4400 m) via Gaumukh - the source of river Ganges. From Gaumukh climb over to Gangotri glacier and cross it from righ to left bank before climbing over to lateral morain to reach Tapovan. Tapovan is large high altitude meadow and base camp for climbing Mt Shivling and Mt Meru. Overnight stay in tented camp.

DAY 7: TAPOVAN - BHOJBASA - CHIRBASA

Return trek to Chirbasa via Bhojbasa. Chirbasa is a beutiful camping place surrounded by Chir (pine) forest. On arrival, set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 8: CHIRBASA - GANGOTRI - UTTARKASHI

Trek back 9 km to Gangotri. On arrival drive (90 km) to Uttarkashi and check-into resort for overnight stay.

DAY 9: UTTARKASHI - RISHIKESH

Return drive to Rishikesh. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 10: RISHIKESH - DELHI

Drive to Delhi. En route stop at Haridwar to visit Har-ki-Pauri ghat and temples. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 11: DEPART - DELHI

Day at leisure. Optional sightseeing tour of Delhi. Later transfer to international airport to board flight to onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:   

  • Accommodation on Dbl/Twin Sharing Rooms in hotels/guest house and tents as per program
  • Meals as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of Local Guide for the trekking as per the itinerary.
  • One-time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  •  Transport will be using air conditioned tourist vehicle (ac will not work on hilly area)
  • Trekking equipment.
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION

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Terms & Conditions


Booking

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Payments

For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

Our Liabilities & Limitations

Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.

We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.