Himalayan Trek – Ganges Glacier: An Amazing, Challenging Journey in the Mystical Himalaya’s
2-9 October 2022
The Himalayan Trek – Ganges Glacier is one of the most exciting & spiritually enlightening trails in the Himalayas. This life changing experience takes you to the source of the River Ganges. Walking in the shadow of the greatest mountains on earth (altitude ranging from 4000 meters to 6500 meters), this is the ultimate thrill for both spiritual & adventure seekers.
Located in the extreme terrain of the Uttarkashi Himalayan Range, the Ganges Glacier is a 28 km long and almost 4 km wide. This Glacier borders China (Tibet) and is enveloped by multiple Himalayan Peaks – Bhagirathi III, Meru, Shivling and Thalay Sagar. The mountain peaks, lush meadows and majestic landscapes make for unforgettable memories. You also meet cave dwelling Yogis who may choose to share their practices with you.
Our Retreat begins in Rishikesh – the home of Yoga and concludes in the Glacial Himalayas. We will be staying in ashrams in Rishikesh & Gangotri & camping during our trek. Please note that during the trek we will be walking for approximately 8 hours per day. The trek is challenging but enjoyable. It is recommended that you become comfortable walking 5-10 km per day to prepare for this life-affirming adventure.
Accommodation in Ashrams, mountain lodges & tents.
All meals & drinks daily.
Daily Yoga (am & pm).
Guides to assist you during trek.
We carry all equipment, tents, food & drinks – you will carry just a small backpack with personal belongings (not more than 5kg is recommended)*.
We obtain all passes & clearance for trekking in the Himalayas.
Marmapuncture & Wellbeing Workshops to assist with muscle aches & altitude sickness.
Spiritual & Yogic Workshops with Cave Dwelling Yogi’s.
Transfers from Dehradun, India.
*We will provide a recommended packing list.
*Insurance – Health & Travel
Day One: 2 October 2022
We stay in an ashram on the banks of the Ganges, attend Ganga Aarthi & relax.
Day Two: 3 October 2022
We travel to Gangotri, with multiple stops along the way to enjoy the various peaks & spectacular views. Lofty mountain peaks, glaciers, deodars, and stunning vistas are observed throughout the drive. Thin air and pure waters of the river flowing around you will cleanse your mind & body and prepare you mentally for the glorious trek to follow.
Day Three: 4 October 2022
We rest & acclimatise. We will visit various Yogis & spiritual teachers in the caves around Gangotri.
Day 4: 5 October 2022
Trek Gangotri to Bhojbasa via Chirbasa.
Altitude: 12,450 feet
Distance: 14 km, Time taken: 8 hours. A challenging day, Some steep climbs in the beginning followed by gradual upslopes makes this joyful for trekkers. Bhojbasa is the widest point in the valley and you will be awestruck by beauty of the campsite.
Day 5: 6 October 2022
Trek Bhojbasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh
Altitude: 14,200 feet
Distance: 9 km, Time taken: 7 hours. Gradual ascents, flat descents and jagged pathways, this day will test you on many levels. But then we get to the campsite. Tucked in the meadows below Mount Shivling, with imposing vistas all around, this place is made for photography.
Day 6: 7 October 2022
Trek Tapovan to Bhojbasa
Altitude: 11,750 feet
Distance: 14 km, Time taken: 8 hours. Another day of negotiating turns, bends, and climbs to walk almost 14 km. Challenging descent followed by a few easy ascents make this patch an exciting one. In the evening you get to appreciate Mt. Meru. Mt Meru is most closely observed from this point. The views are breath-taking.
Day 7: 8 October 2022
Trek Bhojbasa to Gangotri
Altitude: 10,050 feet
Distance: 14 km, Time taken: 8 hours
We begin our descent. For many, the continuous descent can take a toll. Hence we take it slow and enjoy the vistas. There are streams for you to splash your face with glacial water sourced from the Himalayas, views and flora to appreciate. This brings to an end your 4 day Ganges Glacier Trek. It would become one of your most memorable journeys.
Day 8: 9 October 2022
Travel from Gangotri to Dehradun where our retreat ends.
Bookings are closed for this event.