Gangotri-Gaumukh trek

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#1 Mar 11th, 2009, 21:39
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I am planning a trek to Gangotri-Gaumukh on 20-30 May 09, How tough is this rout? How much one has to walk on glacier? How cold will be the climate? I am 47 yr old and do trekking in Sahyadri ranges(maharashtra) regularly, but my wife does it occasionally, give some advise
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Gangotri-Gaumukh is 18 kms of moderate trek. In end-May, you may not have to walk much on glacier unless you wish to go on top of the Gaumukh to view Nadanvan side. The day time will be pleasant with cold breeze blowing sometime. Night temperature could be around 5C in Bhojbasa.

Considering the altitude, I would advise you to take overnight halt at Gangotri and also at Bhojbasa while going towards Gaumukh for acclimatisation. You can do the return trek from Gaumukh to Gangotri in one day.

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About Trake from Gangotri to Gomukh

[QUOTE=kvsathe;681836]I am planning a trek to Gangotri-Gaumukh on 14-06-09 to 18-06-2009 and back to Gangotri on 08-06-2009 (A/N), How tough is this rout? How much one has to walk on glacier? How cold will be the climate? I am 59 yr and in service. I wish to know the procedure about the permission for this.
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From Gangotri to Gomukh

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Please let me know abot the procedure of permission about the trek From Gangotri to Gomukh from 14-06-2009 to 18-06-2009
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gangotri-gaumukh trek is moderate one and we did it last year in the first week of june.
permission: we faxed the letter to the DFO office at uttarkashi for the permission. they wont send you anything in return. you have to collect the permission from their (DFO) office at tekla-kotbangla which is 15 min from uttarkashi.

The gate at gangotri national park opens at 6 a.m. you have to show your permit there.
if you are taking a guide/ porter with you, be sure to mention that in your permit. daily 150 people are allowed to enter.

for elderly it is advisable to take a guide, because there are certain stretches after chirbahasa where loose boulders keeps falling from the top of the slopes.

waterbottles and some food like dryfruits, biscuits are required as ther is no refreshment availbale in the entire route.

for anything more u can mail me.
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Gangotri-Gaumukh Trek

Thank you so much about the information provided instantly.
I will get back once again if needed.
Thanks once again.
#7 Mar 24th, 2009, 20:03
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I have seen your advise. We (9 members) like to go next May to Gangotri & Gomukh. But please let me know, how to collect permit from Uttarkashi. Because we shall go by bus. The bus will stay for us to collect the permit. Please send your valuable advice to my e-mail - das_bishu@rediffmail.com or das_bishu@yahoo.com at your earliest. I am looking forward for the advise.


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Originally Posted by wandering_soul View Post gangotri-gaumukh trek is moderate one and we did it last year in the first week of june.
permission: we faxed the letter to the DFO office at uttarkashi for the permission. they wont send you anything in return. you have to collect the permission from their (DFO) office at tekla-kotbangla which is 15 min from uttarkashi.

The gate at gangotri national park opens at 6 a.m. you have to show your permit there.
if you are taking a guide/ porter with you, be sure to mention that in your permit. daily 150 people are allowed to enter.

for elderly it is advisable to take a guide, because there are certain stretches after chirbahasa where loose boulders keeps falling from the top of the slopes.

waterbottles and some food like dryfruits, biscuits are required as ther is no refreshment availbale in the entire route.

for anything more u can mail me.
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Where in Uttarkashi do you apply for a permit? In 2004 when I did this, I just had to check in at the forest gate checkpoint at the beginning of the trail (Gangotri), and then ok to hike on to Gomukh. I was thinking of going all the way to Tapovan this fall.
kvsathe- From Gangotri to Gomukh there is no walking on glacier. If you want to go on past there then you start walking on the glacier. I remember there being quite a few tea houses set up when I was there (May) along the way. I stayed in Chirbasa (at a tea house) the first night, and took my time getting there. the 2nd night I stayed in the tea houses above Bhojbasa. Then took my time and stayed over in Chirbasa again on the walk out. The valley you go through is amazing & beautiful!!! Oh and I did bring snacks (biscuits, chocolate, etc. & water) for the hike. Enjoy
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as i hav stated earlier the permit has to collect from the DFO office which is in kotbangla. from uttarkashi it is approx 2km on tekla route. either faxed them an application letter or directly mail them or thru gmvnl u can send the request. u hav to collect the letter from there only.
gangotri-gaumukh trek is restricted to 150 person a day. if u dont hav the permit they will restrict you at the gate. u can plead to them (endlessly), but will not allow to enter before 11am that too after checking the no of trekkers. so choice is yours!!!!
the whole trek route is bereft of any eating or tea stall, even gmvn resthouse at bhojbhasa is closed. only lal baba and raam baba ashrams r there.
happy trekkink
#10 Mar 26th, 2009, 21:08
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gomukh permission

You can fax a letter and post it as well to following address

Chief Wild Life Warden,
5 Chandanbani,
Mohabewala,
Dehradun 248001
Fax no 0135-2644691
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A Travelerís Notes on Uttarkhand

I have been meaning to write my trip report from 2008 for quite some time.
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http://travel.saffronstreaks.com

Hope you all find this useful.
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Originally Posted by wandering_soul View Post even gmvn resthouse at bhojbhasa is closed. only lal baba and raam baba ashrams r there.
happy trekkink

Are You sure that the GMVN resthouse @Bhujwasa is closed.
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Yes I am sure that the GMVN Rest House is closed. Only Lal Baba Ashram and Ram Baba ashrams are open.
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Yeah I too checked online and it says 'Not operated during this season'

If someone goes to Dehradoon office and apply for permit ..will they give there ?? I have to mention Guide name right ?
I have some relatives in Dehradoon I can ask to collect the permit (planning trek in Sep) and hence saves all the hassle ..
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Originally Posted by das_bishu View Post Yes I am sure that the GMVN Rest House is closed. Only Lal Baba Ashram and Ram Baba ashrams are open.
This is not a good news as we were hoping to stay at the GMVN rest house at Bhojbhasa for one night.
What is the sleeping arrangement at Lal Baba Ashram? Do we need to carry our sleeping mat and blanket?
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