Himalayan Trek Ganges Glacier

Himalayan Retreat Ganges Glacier – 2023

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Date(s) - September 23, 2023 - October 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Himalayan Trek – Ganges Glacier: An Amazing, Challenging Journey in the Mystical Himalaya’s

Our 2023 trek is confirmed, we are excited!

23 September to 1 October 2023

The Himalayan Trek – Ganges Glacier is one of the most exciting & spiritually enlightening trails in the Himalayas.  This life changing experience  takes you to the source of the River Ganges. Walking in the shadow of the greatest mountains on earth (altitude ranging from 3000 meters to 4450 meters), it is the ultimate thrill for both spiritual & adventure seekers.

Located in the extreme terrain of the Uttarkashi Himalayan Range, the Ganges Glacier is a 28 km long and almost 4 km wide. This Glacier borders China (Tibet) and is enveloped by multiple Himalayan Peaks – Bhagirathi III, Meru, Shivling and Thalay Sagar. The mountain peaks, lush meadows and majestic landscapes along the trek make for unforgettable memories. You also meet cave dwelling Yogis who may choose to share their practices with you.

Our Retreat begins in Rishikesh – the home of Yoga and concludes in the Glacial Himalayas. We will be staying in ashrams in Rishikesh & Gangotri & camping during our trek. Please note that during the trek we will be walking for approximately 8 hours per day. The trek is challenging but enjoyable. It is recommended that you become comfortable walking 5-10 km per day to prepare for this life-affirming adventure.

Total Price – £2500.00

Deposit of £500 is required to confirm your booking & the balance is due by 30 July 2023.
Please note – that your place will only be confirmed after the deposit is paid.

Included:

Accommodation in Ashrams, mountain lodges & tents.

All meals & drinks daily.

Daily Yoga (am & pm).

Guides to assist you during trek.

We carry all equipment, tents, food & drinks – you will carry just a small backpack with personal belongings (not more than 5kg is recommended)*.

We obtain all passes & clearance for trekking in the Himalayas.

We require you to provide the appropriate documents to our team. Please note that each person is assessed on an individual basis and identity documents, health certificates etc. may be require to complete your clearance. 

Marmapuncture & Wellbeing Workshops to assist with muscle aches & altitude sickness.

Spiritual & Yogic Workshops with Cave Dwelling Yogi’s.

Transfers from Dehradun Airport or Rishikesh Railway Station, India.

*We will provide a recommended packing list.

Not Included**:

**International Flights

**Visa’s

**Travel Insurance

 

Our Itinerary:

Day One:

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier
Aarthi at Parmath Nik                                                    We stay in an ashram on the banks of the Ganges, attend Ganga Aarthi & relax.

 

 

Day Two:

We travel to Gangotri (altitude 3,100m or 10,200 feet). There are multiple stops along the way to enjoy the various peaks & spectacular views. Lofty mountain peaks, glaciers, deodars, and stunning vistas are observed throughout the drive. Thin air and holy river flowing around seem to cleanse your mind & body as you prepare mentally for the glorious trek in days to come.

Day Three:

We rest & acclimatise at Gangotri (3,100m oe 10,200 feet). We will visit various Yogis & spiritual teachers in the caves around Gangotri.

Trek Begins

Day 4:

Trek Gangotri to  Chirbasa.

Altitude: 3,550m or 11,700 feet
Distance: 9 km, Time taken: 5-6 hours. The trek begins from our ashram to the Gangotri National Park & Forrest checkpoint. Here your permits will be checked. You will walk through a pine forrest alongside the Bhagirathri rive. There will be gradual ascents & you will discover many waterfalls and natural streams. Throughout the route you will view the beautiful Sudarhan Parbath Peak (21,345ft). You will spend the night in a tent with warm sleeping bags. Lunch & Dinner will be freshly prepared by our chefs who travel with us.

 

Day 5:

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier
The view from our campsite at Bhojbasa

Trek Chirbasa to Bhojbasa

Altitude: 3,800m or 12,500 feet
Distance: 5 km, Time taken: 3-4 hours. Gradual ascents, flat descents and jagged pathways, this trail here will test you on many levels. Bhojbasa is the widest point in the valley and you will be awestruck by beauty of the campsite here.

Day 6:

Trek Bhojbasa to Tapovan via Gangotri Glacier

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier
Camping in Tapovan in the Winter

Altitude: 4,450m or 14,600 feet
Distance: 9 km, Time taken: 8 hours. Another day of negotiating turns, bends, and climbs. Falling rocks make this patch an exciting one. In the evening you get to appreciate Mt. Meru, from here it is the most closely observed. The views are breath-taking. Campsite lies tucked in the meadows below Mount Shivling which is considered one of the most beautiful and sacred mountains. With imposing vistas all around, this place is made for photography. Tapovan is a spiritual seekers paradise with many Sadhus residing in the caves in this area and deep in meditation.

Day 7:

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier - Mt Shivling
Mount Shivling at Sunrise

Trek Tapovan to Bhojbasa

Altitude: 3,800 m or 12,500 feet
Distance: 10 km, Time taken: 6-7 hours

You have already walked this trek. The continuous descent can take a toll.  Hence we take it slow and enjoy the vistas. The moderate descent is steady and gradual. There are streams en route for you to splash your face with glacial water sourced from the Himalayas. This trek spanning 4 days would be one of the most memorable journey you ever took.

Day 8:

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier
Our camp site in the pine forrest

Trek Bhojwasa to Gangotri

Altitude: 3,200 m or 10,200 feet
Distance: 14 km, Time taken: 6-7 hours

You once again enter the Gangorti National Park and make your gentle descent with the incredible views delighting your senses.

Day 9:

Himalayan Yoga Retreat Ganges Glacier - Mount Meru
Mount Shivling and Mount Meru

Travel from Gangotri to Dehradun.

Distance 240km Duration 8 hours

Relaxing drive down with our experienced driver. There will be frequent stops, lunch & tea breaks.

Bookings

Tickets

Inclusive of trekking, accommodation, transport to Gangotri and back, passes, clearance, all food, porters & guides, sleeping bags, walking sticks, Yoga & Pranayama instructions.

£2,500.00

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