Source of Legendary Ganges Retreat

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Retreat Source of Legendary Ganges (Gaumukh)

The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion. Gaumukh (Cow’s mouth) from where the Ganges originates is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganges. Gangotri -Gaumukh trek is an enchanting, adventurous & divine trek to the source of the Ganges the holiest of the rivers.

Starting from Gangotri, the trek takes you to Gaumukh where you will see Ganges coming out of the Rocky Mountains. The Ganges, the holiest of the rivers, springs from an expanse of ice measuring 8 km by 24 km, the Gangotri Glacier. This is the source of the Bhagirathi, which joins with Alaknanda to form Ganga at Devprayag. From Devprayag, the river flows 2,480 km to the Bay of Bengal. To the left, in the north, are the towering vertical faces of the Bhagirathi massifs.

Across the Bhagirathi, in the south, the screen slopes sweeps up into the distinctive pyramid of a Shivling, topped by its signature overhang. And, at eye-level, is the little entrance to an icy cavern, the mouth of the glacier – Gaumukh. Crafted in opaque ice of white and green, the glacier issues from its dark recesses the little trickle that has for millennia drawn to it the waters of a thousand streams and the faith of countless millions.

Retreat Facts:

  • Retreat Area:  Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand Himalayas
  • Retreat Duration:  11 nights / 12 days
  • Retreat Grade:  Moderate
  • Retreat Type: Yoga, Meditation, Spiritualism, Hiking, Cultural, etc
  • Highest Point:  3890m (Gaumukh Galcier)
  • Highest Camping Point:  3500m (Bhojbasa)
  • Accommodations: 04 nights’ hotel in Rishikesh, 03 nights guest house Harsil Valley, 03 nights trekking tents in Gaumukh Valley, 01 night glamorous camping in Kanatal Valley 
  • Highlights:  Intro to Rishikesh (“the birth place of “Yoga”), Harsil Valley, Local Culture, lifestyle, Holy Ganges Temple, Source of Ganges, Uttarkahsi town, Bhagirathi peaks, local traditional meals, rafting on Ganges, and much more…

Includes:

  • 11 nights/ 12 days retreat
  • All Accommodation (Hotel, Lodges and Nature Camps)
  • Transportation according to route & itinerary
  • Trekking in Harsil & Gangotri valley, Garhwal Himalayas- North india
  • All Meals
  • Porters and ponies
  • All yoga & meditation sessiona
  • English speaking trekking guides
  • White water rafting down the Ganges
  • Transfers from Dehrandun airport Rishikesh
  • All national park fees

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Personal porters and ponies
  • Emergency evacuation expenses

 

“An open heart and mind is a must for this retreat”