Morning after breakfast drive to Dehradun via Mussoorie, a beautiful hill station. Make sure to take back loads of adventure filled memories and take a pledge to come back to the mountains. On arrival transfer to Dehradun Airport to catch your flight for Delhi IGI Airport.
The Holy River Ganga is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh from the Gangotri glacier. The glacier measures about 30 kilometers long. The Gangotri glacier is surrounded by peaks belonging to the Gangotri Group of mountains, including some that pose a challenge to mountaineers, such as Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. The glacier follows a N. Westerly route located below Chaukhamba Mountain, the highest peak of the group. Gaumukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes one to Gaumukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganga. The revered shrine of Gangotri is situated at an altitude of 3415m. above sea-level surround by a narrow valley covered by a Pine and Cider forest. The visit to the shrine of Gangotri is one of the most important things to do, Visited by hundreds of thousands pilgrims every year, the 18th century Gangotri temple constructed by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa , is located near the spot where the goddess Ganga is said to have first descended on earth from heaven, as an answer to the prayers of King Bhagriath. Lord Shiva received Ganga into his matted locks to break the great force of her fall, and gently his hair thereby freeing her. From there the Ganga emerged into many streams and the one which started from Gangotri was called Bhagirathi. Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Tapovan is located on an altitude of 4463m above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for shivling peak in Uttarakhand which is known as simply heaven. One can also have a nice view of Bhagirathi peaks from Tapovan meadow. Every year this place has been visited by thousands of tourist including foreigners for adventure activity like mountaineering & trekking. Gangotri glaciers, the original source of the sacred river Ganges, attracts tourists in large numbers every season. Discover the unnerving rivers and attempt to reveal the mysteries of the natural world, which are rare to find elsewhere. Along with the thrill of exploring nature, what one experiences here is the aura that India is totally Indian.