New Govt Regulation: Restricted Permits at Gangotri National Park

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#286 Jun 12th, 2013, 19:32
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It is better to take a guide with you...There is always a safety issue while traversing the glacier...The question is why to risk your life for few bucks...There is no 2nd time in some cases...
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Originally Posted by RAJIV1818 View Post well ideally speaking u do need a guide form gomukh to tapovan or nandanvan. But practically speaking u do not need any one
That's a rather dumb thing to say- both, ideally and practically

If you managed to follow a group of tourists all the way up there, consider yourself lucky. I remember seeing a solo trekker who had seemingly lost orientation, and yet, just kept moving on unaware, triggering a panic amongst a few guides at the glacier who happened to notice him. Had they not alarmed him screaming their lungs out, he might have been in some serious trouble there. So yes, unless you're a highly professional and skilled trekker aware of traversing unpredictable ice and glacial terrains, a guide to Tapovan is strongly recommended. If not, you'd be better off pulling your stunts elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by RAJIV1818 View Post well ideally speaking u do need a guide form gomukh to tapovan or nandanvan. But practically speaking u do not need any one.
I hav been thr in last may, we just follwed a trail of few people, nd it was all quite easy,
Bt while returning we were all alone crossing the gongotri glacier and evn climbing down from tapovan.

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In 2005 while crossing the Gangotri glacier for Tapovan I too saw a couple from Netherlands to cross the glacier safely without any guide following other groups. But what I felt that the zone was very unpredictable and should not be attempted to cross without guide by ordinary trekkers. On that day we were the second group to reach the glacier and I saw that our guide and first group's guide were worried and consulted intensively between themselves before moving ahead and marked the way with small stones for the other groups behind. After reaching at the foot of Tapovan when we were thinking that we reached in a safe area our guide stepped on a wet spot on the ground and immediately his leg got inside it.However he was quick enough to jumped out of the trap. Next day at the time of returning we saw that the route on the glacier was completely changed.
The point here is though you have crossed the glacier yourself you should not advice others to do so unless you are very knowledgeable about that terrain. Otherwise it may bring trouble for others .
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News we will keep in mind thank you
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Hi

I read we have to be careful with porter because they pretend to be guide to earn more money.

So how can i distinguish a porter of a guide ?

thx !
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Originally Posted by karl1 View Post Hi

I read we have to be careful with porter because they pretend to be guide to earn more money.

So how can i distinguish a porter of a guide ?

thx !
all I can say is that any local there is knowledgable enough to guide you all the way to Tapovan. You need specialised guide for the routes that go beyond Tapovan, towards badrinath ( Kalindi ). I wouldn't worry on this issue for going just to Tapovan. I know it's tough to negotiate the slope just before Tapovan but locals , any one, can help you traverse that rough patch easily.
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Hey Karl,

We contacted several guides but finally went with Balvant Singh when we did Tapovan in 2012, he know's the route well and is good. If the number hasn't changed you can try to contact him on +91-7500164908. Hope this helps.

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Hi some people saying that i can get the permit in Uttarkashi, other in Debrahdun.

In Debrahdun, it says to go at Wild forest camp, but i don't have any address...

Is someone know where i can get the permit ?

Thx
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Originally Posted by karl1 View Post Hi some people saying that i can get the permit in Uttarkashi, other in Debrahdun.

In Debrahdun, it says to go at Wild forest camp, but i don't have any address...

Is someone know where i can get the permit ?

Thx
You can get the permit in Uttarkashi. When do you plan to go? You may not be allowed beyond Gangotri before the opening of the Yatra season without a special permit. This is impossible to get without a local trekking agency following up and accompanying you. The only permit ever given before the yatra commenced for the year was for a group of UK nationals in 2013 and this was handled by Where Eagles Dare, a trekking agency operating out of Uttarkashi.
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Hi,
i will be there in mid of May.

I will come from DheraDun airport to go to Rishikesh. So I would like to know if i should take the permit in Dheradun.

I have that address, but ggole doesn't seems to recognize it .

CHIEF WILDLIFE WARDEN , UTTARKHAND
5, CHANDRABANI
Mohabewala
DEHRADUN 248001
UTTARKHAND, INDIA
#296 Mar 20th, 2014, 15:18
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Dehradun airport is near Rishikesh, not Dehradun. Waste of time to go to Dehradun city for the permit because you'll be going in the wrong direction. Since you have to go to Uttarkashi anyway, better to get the permit there.
I must add that if you're arriving by air and then have to go to Uttarkashi and get the permit, you are unlikely to get to Gangotri the same day by public transport. However, you can apply for your permit by fax as well, that will save you some time at Uttarkashi. Contacts here.
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Hi Dilliwala,

for sure i want to avoid to go to Dehradun city !!!

From the airport, i"m going to Rishikesh and sleep there. The next day i will leave to Gangotri via shared jeep.

I tought we cannot apply for permit in advance. Are you sure we can do it ?

Regards,
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Originally Posted by karl1 View Post I tought we cannot apply for permit in advance. Are you sure we can do it ?
I wouldn't have said so if I wasn't sure.
In any case that info is in this thread, buried somewhere.
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Originally Posted by karl1 View Post Hi Dilliwala,

for sure i want to avoid to go to Dehradun city !!!

From the airport, i"m going to Rishikesh and sleep there. The next day i will leave to Gangotri via shared jeep.

I tought we cannot apply for permit in advance. Are you sure we can do it ?

Regards,
Mid-may, I am sure you could get permit at Gangotri itself. There is a office at Gangotri too, next to bus stand. June is the time when getting permits becomes little difficult due to high number of tourist influx. I was told by the policeman at the main Gangotri National park checkpost that permits could be obtained even at the checkpost as long as daily limit of some figure which I can't recall ( 165, I suppose -excluding guides and porters ) is not reached. 15th June onwards when Kanwarias start flocking the area is when the real issue with permit starts.
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Originally Posted by chandanprakash2002 View Post 15th June onwards when Kanwarias start flocking the area is when the real issue with permit starts.
There is going to be no flocking of the area this season and that's for sure, nobody is expecting any sort of busy season - given the roads condition, fear and apprehension etc.
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