Gangotri - Gomukh -Tapovan Trek

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#121 Jul 25th, 2012, 17:23
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thanks sharma ji. I think you should get answers to most of your question by doing some research here at IM. all of these questions have already been answered by vterans here. I will answer risk question for you. beyond Gomukh, word 'risk' becomes part of your life. you have to cross glacier and then steep ascent... 'bloody hell' was the word that came out of my mouth when I was told by my guide to begin ascent...
if it rains while you are there then I will advise you to a abandon your plans... i will try to find a photo to explain...

NOTE: perception of Risk is very subjective.
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see the mound towards right of gomukh.. in general, you have to cross glacier and then climb mound tha side. now people do it so dont be scared. but it's tough and risky. I had to give up half way towards tapovan due to altitude sickness but AMS doesnt affect everyone so you should be fine. carry necessay medicine with you. please check the thread regarding AMS
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Sir,

I went through complete thread, there are answer to queries but specifically need answers for below queries as per rush time in august.

2. Pony/Porter need to be booked in advance or we can book in Gangotri, not mentioning utterkashi as we are going first to Yamnotri & then Gangotri.
3. How many porter will be required.
4. Average Cost of 1 pony & 1 porter.
5. How to arrange accomodation/food during trekking. Cost for the same.
6. Can we book permit online.

sorry to make u uncomfortable with my questions. also what are the chances of heavy rain/snow during august
#124 Jul 26th, 2012, 00:45
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Better to arrange a porter at Uttarkashi, his name will have to be on the permit.

You can't apply online for the permit, but can get it done quite quickly at Uttarkashi.
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Hi, Done this trek in june 2012 and find below
1. For Monsoon period i am not confirmed about conditions,however there ia a strech after crossing chirwasa of around 2 Km where land sliding is active and its quite dangerous crossing this.
2. Pony/Porter can be booked in advance in Gangotri, Strictly only 15 pony's and 150 people's are allowed a day.
3. I don,t think you require porter or may be 1 is enough.
4. Average Cost of 1 pony one side is Rs.1100/- and for return same day is Rs. 1600/-, Porter is approx Rs.800/-
5. Permit can be applied at forest office at gangtri, cost will be approx Rs.200/-
6. I always stays at Bhagirathi Sadan and the staff there is very cooperating.Stay one night at gangotri for acclimatization.
7. Whole strech is clear and empty sheltors only, no vendor's for water or eatable's available before Bhojwasa. Carry water and snacks.

We complete this trek in 1 day only. Done this trek on pony till bhojwasa and then trekking till gaumukh. started early morning at 6 on ponies, reached bhojwasa at 10:30, leave pony there, start trekking to gaumukh and back by 1:30 pm at bhojwasa, take pony and reached back gangotri by 6:30 pm.
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thanks a lot rajj sir, gr8 information and u did in 1 day wow.

can you please share any good porter contact number or they are awailiable in volume at gangotri..
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Available easily...
#128 Jul 26th, 2012, 22:01
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Smile there is a shop now

@Raj and Deepaksharma,
update for you. Later last month officially one shop has opened in chirbasa. I think tender had gone out couple of months back for that. so shop is up and running. I was the first customer of that shop. Maggie @ Rs60 and tea for Rs20.
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Originally Posted by Rajj View Post Hi, Done this trek in june 2012 and find below
1. For Monsoon period i am not confirmed about conditions,however there ia a strech after crossing chirwasa of around 2 Km where land sliding is active and its quite dangerous crossing this.
this is the section that Rajj is talking about ( between chirbasa and bhojbasa )
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Dear chandan

In this pic called kadi dhang ( vertical loosing wall stand on rolling stone).
and for all trekker in monsoon ( rainy season) on the trek gomuk and any high attitude trek rain never too much , but only the low attitude like road side have slide problems.
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Originally Posted by himalayanincounter View Post Dear chandan

In this pic called kadi dhang ....
perhaps its called Kacchi Dhang...
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Great pics, and some very valuable insights you provide there, chandanprakash. Many thanks.

I plan on doing Gomukh-Tapovan trek late September. Anyone else heading that way around that time?
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@deepaksharma2605

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2. Pony/Porter need to be booked in advance or we can book in Gangotri, not mentioning utterkashi as we are going first to Yamnotri & then Gangotri.
If you want to visit only Gomukh then no porter guide needed just reach Gangotri, on the bus stand area you find forest office, collect the permission (Rs.150/person for Two Days extra 50/day)and start trek on next day

If you want to go upto Tapovan then Guide Porter needed

- Pony/Porter not to be need booked in advance, You can get easily in Gangotri bus stand area.


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3. How many porter will be required.
Its depend on your Capabilities if you can load your own materials then i think 1 porter/ 2 person other wise 3 Porter/ 2 person


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4. Average Cost of 1 pony & 1 porter.
For Pony already you get from Rajj and For 1Porter approx Rs.600 (Depends on your Bargaining skills)

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5. How to arrange accomodation/food during trekking. Cost for the same.
1st night you can stay Bhojbasa GMVN guest house http://www.gmvnl.com/newgmvn/touristbunglows/ or Lalbaba Ashram (300/day including meal)
For Tapovan
2nd night Mouni baba Ashram or Bangali Mayer Ashram otherwise tent.

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6. Can we book permit online.
You already get from Dilliwala ji.
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@ chandanprakash2002

Thanks for your Bengali Mayer Pic
May'12 we visit Tapovan Here is her Asram
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Originally Posted by dip0404 View Post @ chandanprakash2002

Thanks for your Bengali Mayer Pic
May'12 we visit Tapovan Here is her Asram
was she there at that time.she told me that sshe fractured her leg around that time. infact i initially didnt know who she was. it was late second day when she mentioned that she has lived in tapovan for 20 years or so and that she is bengali mai. I found her bad tempered and not very helpful.
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