Gangotri is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. It is also the origin of the Ganges river and seat of the goddess Ganga. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The temple is closed from Diwali day every year and is reopened on Akshaya Tritiya. During this time, the idol of the goddess is kept at Mukhba village, near Harsil. Ritual duties of the temple are supervised by the Semwal family of pujaris. These pujaris hail from Mukhba village.
2 Nights- 3 Days
₹ 9,500/ Person
Pick-up and Drop
Delhi To Gangotri
Delhi to Harsil
Start your journey off early and reach Harsil by evening. Other places you can cover include the Wilson Cottage, or better yet – spend some time at the banks of the Bhagirathi river.
Harsil – Gangotri
Long day for you – and I suggest you start off early in the morning. Cover the 25 km distance to Gangotri, taking about 90 minutes. Spend the afternoon in Gangotri. On the way back, go for an evening stroll and cover Mukhba. Spend a leisurely night at Harsil.
Harsil to Delhi
Head back to Delhi. Keep in mind that this will be a very rushed trip and most of your time will get spent on the road