The Ganges is one of the holiest rivers in India and its source, a sacred pilgrimage for devout Hindus. The trek follows the Ganges to its source at Gaumukh, the snout of the river Ganges. Legend is that Goddess Ganga descended here from heaven after prolonged penance of King Bhagirath.
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar – Uttarkashi
Morning transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi train to Haridwar. Upon arrival in Haridwar, you will be met and driven to Uttarkashi. The drive along the ridgeline to Chamba, affords panoramic views of the high mountain peaks of Garhwal. Then down to Tehri to join the Bhagirathi river valley, which we follow up to Gangotri.
Day 02: Uttarkashi – Gangotri 3048 mts.
Drive 5 hours (100 km). Following the torrential river up stream, the road winds up the valley past the hot sulphur springs at Gangnani, to climb steeply up a series of hairpin bends to the village of Sukki. Arrive Gangotri.
Afternoon free to explore the Gangotri. Thousands of Pilgrims arrive here in summer to wash away their sins in the holy Ganga, it is said that Lord Shiva sat at the base of this fall to take the Ganga into his locks, for otherwise her descent from the heavens would have split the earth.
Day 03: In Gangotri
Visit the Temple & Ashram. Explore the near by places.
Day 04: Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Rishikesh 255 Km
Drive to Rishikeh via Uttarkashi 8 hours. On arrival check into hotel. Evening free for personal activities.
Day 05: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi
Morning free. Afternoon drive to Haridwar railway station and from Haridwar catch train for Delhi (End of Services)