Trek from Gangotri to Nandanvan and Tapovan

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#46 Apr 5th, 2011, 17:34
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Hmm, in that case I would recommend that Freespirit confirms this at Uttarkashi - nobody will want a nasty surprise at Kopang, losing a day to go back and get an ILP.

DFO permit is a different matter of course.
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Can anyone share Uttarkashi DFO contact number ?
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Tel: 01374-222444
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Thanks a lot for the numbers...
Just had a word at DFO office....they suggested the offices would be closed on Sunday...so if I reach Uttarkashi on Sunday , I would not be able to get a permit on Sunday.Alternatively if someone else could collect the permits on our behalf it would work.

Now starts a search for a guide...anyone has a good/trusted contacts in Uttarkashi who could help us with guide ?
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Nandanvan

Just adding my little bit

Whatever be the itinerary..be careful while planning a stay at Nandanvan. The place has very little water. Except for monsoons, you have a problem of water there. If by any chance there is a mountaineering expedition in the area, they would be holed up at the scarcely available water hole.

Also the crossing of the glacier from Tapovan to Nandanvan is a tricky one. Preferable to take a guide along.

Neeltaal is a nice evening excursion once u are camping at Tapovan. Its in the Tapovan meadow area only.

Even at Tapovan u have limited watersupply in the Akashganga- the little meltwater stream form Shivling. It has timed water supply. Water comes in around 8/9 in the morn and stops around 8/9 in the evening- even the Municipal water supply of Delhi cant beat its timings :-)
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Totally agree with Ashu - I personally feel that if you dont want to go beyond Nandanvan towards Vasuki tal, I dont see any reason to actually go to Nandanvan. I would rather spend one more day at Tapovan. I am not saying that Nandanvan is not good but the pains of getting there and then carrying all the stuff (tents, rations etc) is not worth it.
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Ok I m trying to get my itenary right...

How far is Vasuki tal from Nandanvan...
Can we manage tapovan--Nandanvan--Vasuki tal in single day..

Another option can we do Bhojbasa--Nandanvan--Bhojbasa in a single day

Moreover as has been suggested if I plan to keep my trek uptill Tapovan do I need Tents and porters, as I have read there is already an ashram in Tapovan (maybe we can stay there)

If at all I decide to stay at Tapovan for couple of days what all spots can we move around Tapovan
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@Freespirit

Hi
I followed a similar itinerary starting from Tapovan and attempting to be at Vasuki Taal and back in a single day. U can scan through the relevant article in my blogsite
http://snowscapes.blogspot.com

Click on the relevant link on the contents list in righthand sidebar.

Net net I think its doable if u start early at about 6 in the morning weather permitting.
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Inspirational indeed...awesome blog..good precise and informative coupled with excellent pics...
U are the man Ashutosh!!!


My itinerary for trek..let me know if any modifications are needed...
Day 1 :23rd April: Start from Delhi(morning 5'o clock)--Reach Uttarkashi (evening)
Day 2 :24th : start for Gangotri
Day 3 :25th : Start Trek - overnight at Bhojbasa
Day 4 :26th : Nandanvan Via Gomukh - overnight at Nandanvan
Day 5 :27th : Nandanvan -Vasuki Tal-Nandanvan
Day 6 :28th : Nandanvan-Tapovan (overnight)
Day 7 :29th : Tapovan to Bhojbasa to Gangotri (long day)
Day 8 :30th : Gangotri To Delhi late night(15 hr drive)
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Free spirit, you will not be able to go further Gaumukh as lots of snow is still present ahead Bhojbasa.. and also permits will NOT be issued. GNP would be issuing permits for tapovan in first week of May. till then you can ONLY go till Gaumukh.. have second plan inhand..
call at GNP office, UK at 01374-222444 for clarity ...
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Originally Posted by Freespirit1 View Post Inspirational indeed...awesome blog..good precise and informative coupled with excellent pics...
U are the man Ashutosh!!!


My itinerary for trek..let me know if any modifications are needed...
Day 1 :23rd April: Start from Delhi(morning 5'o clock)--Reach Uttarkashi (evening)
Day 2 :24th : start for Gangotri
Day 3 :25th : Start Trek - overnight at Bhojbasa
Day 4 :26th : Nandanvan Via Gomukh - overnight at Nandanvan
Day 5 :27th : Nandanvan -Vasuki Tal-Nandanvan
Day 6 :28th : Nandanvan-Tapovan (overnight)
Day 7 :29th : Tapovan to Bhojbasa to Gangotri (long day)
Day 8 :30th : Gangotri To Delhi late night(15 hr drive)


Hi Freespirit,

Did you do the Gangotri-Vasuki Tal trek?
I am planning to do the same this May-June 2012.
How was the experience? How did you arrange for the permits?
Also can you provide me the contact details for the guide you hired & how much were the rates for the same.

Eagerly awaiting your advice.

Cheers
Amar
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Originally Posted by AmarjeetThakur View Post Hi Freespirit,

Did you do the Gangotri-Vasuki Tal trek?
I am planning to do the same this May-June 2012.
How was the experience? How did you arrange for the permits?
Also can you provide me the contact details for the guide you hired & how much were the rates for the same.

Eagerly awaiting your advice.

Cheers
Amar
Hello Amarjeet,
I did this trek last year. We got the permission from DFO office Uttarkashi. Guides and porters can be arranged from Uttarkashi. Rates vary depending upon the services/equipment you require.
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Originally Posted by HimalyanStallion View Post Hello Amarjeet,
I did this trek last year. We got the permission from DFO office Uttarkashi. Guides and porters can be arranged from Uttarkashi. Rates vary depending upon the services/equipment you require.
Thanks HimalayanStallion,

Can you provide me with the contact number of your guide?

Any tips/precautions for this trek?

Thanks once again

Cheers
Amar
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how is the current condition of Gomukh-Tapovan route?
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Bit Difficult last year
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