Often dubbed as the Indian Matterhorn, Mt. Shivling is a part of Gangotri group of peaks. At an elevation of 6543m, Mt. Shivling is a twin-summit, which by the way looks single when viewed from Gaumukh. Covered with layers of snow, this gigantic mountain peak forms the western gateway for the lower Gangotri Glacier and is located just opposite the triple-peak Bhagirathi Massif. The trek to Mt. Shivling is a challenging one and requires ample of efforts if one decides to attempt summit bid. A 33-days trek might get hectic but is worth every effort as it allows witnessing the unexplored beauty of Garhwal Himalaya. Walking along the meandering River Ganga, the splendid views of snow-clad mountains, visit to the one of the Chardham – Gangotri, challenging gradients for summit bid and the pitching of tents under the open sky are the highlights of the Mt. Shivling Trek. Here is a detailed itinerary for you:
On arrival, you shall be met by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Today we will visit the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for the briefing and shall complete all the formalities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Delhi – Rishikesh (230km/6hrs approx)
After the breakfast, we shall drive to Rishikesh. On arrival, we shall check-in to the hotel. Evening will be free to explore the tourist attractions in Rishikesh. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Rishikesh – Uttarkashi
Today, after the breakfast, we will head out for Uttarkashi. The arrival in Uttarkashi is likely to be by the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel in Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi – Gangotri
We shall drive to Gangotri (3048m) from Uttarkashi today. The total distance is around 90km from Uttarkashi and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach. On arrival at Gangotri, we shall check-in to the guest house. The day will be kept free for exploring the nearby areas and to get acclamatized. In the evening, we shall be visiting the temple of Gangotri. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Trek Gangotri – Bhojwassa (3790m)
Trekking will begin from today. After breakfast, we shall be trekking to Bhojwassa (3800m) and shall walk along the river Bhagirathi and cover an area of around 14km. Through the entire trek splendid views of snow-clad mountain peaks are guaranteed. Upon arriving Bhojwassa, we shall be pitching our tent for the overnight stay.
Bhojwassa – Gaumukh – Tapovan Base Camp
Our trek will be towards Gaumukh today. After the breakfast, we will head out towards Gaumukh, which is around 5 km from Bhojwassa. Gaumukh is the place from where River Ganga originates. After a halt at Gaumukh, we shall continue our trek towards Tapovan (4400m). The trek will be about 6 km long and would require atleast 3 to 4 hours. Tapovan is the base camp of Shivling Peak. Overnight in the camp.
8 to 30
Day 30: BC – Summit – BC
We shall be attempting summit bid and will pitching tents from time to time for taking rest.
Base Camp – Chirbasa
Our representative will meet you at the Base Camp and shall assist you to transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Chirbasa – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
It shall be the last day of trekking and we shall be covering about 8km stretch, which might take about 3-4 hours. Upon arriving at Gangotri, we shall prepare to head out for Uttarkashi by a car on the same day. After reaching Uttarkashi, we shall check in to the hotel and stay overnight.
Base Camp – Advance Base Camp (5130 M)
After the breakfast today, we shall drive back to Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh, we shall check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Advance Base Camp (ABC)
Today, we shall drive back to Delhi after the breakfast. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Today morning right after breakfast, we shall visit IMF for debriefing. The day will be kept free for exploring Delhi. Later, you will be assisted to the international airport to board the flight for onward destination.