Update on Gaumukh Tapovan Route 2024

Category >>
Written by: Bhuvi Uniyal
Updated On:

Gangotri National Park opens on April 1 every year. This year with opening up of National Park, people have started asking whether the route to Gaumukh and Tapovan is open or not.

Every year when the National Park opens a team of SDRF, forest officials and local guides go on for a reccy to evaluate the route. After evaluation, a report is sent to DM and then the repair work gets started by local bodies. This whole process takes upto 2-3 weeks and then the route opens up for trekkers and pilgrims.

Usually trek route opens up by mid or end week of April. But this year Himalayas received late snowfall due to weak western disturbances. The months of December and January were dry and snowfall started after the end week of January. Due to late snowfall, snow and glaciers are still on the route.

This month on April 25th a team of SDRF, Forest officials and local trekking associations members did a reccy. They have found glaciers near Bhanglu Basa and Kachi Dhaang. The route is a bit slippery but with proper gears, it can be crossed. Local officials are at repair work and they have stated repair work will be completed within a week. The door of Gangotri Temple will open up on May 10 and with that, the influx of pilgrims and trekkers will begin. That’s why local bodies are trying to get work done before May 10.

SDRF and local association guides on reccy

3 responses

  1. […] year the Gaumukh Trek will open up by May 4, 2024. The trek route could have been opened up by April end week but due to […]

  2. Avatar

    where can we get insurance certificates?

    1. Himalayan Dream Treks
      Himalayan Dream Treks

      Travel insurance can be from providers like Tata AIG, ICICI Lombard, Bajaj Allianz and ASC360.

Leave a Comment

Bhuvi Uniyal

Bhuvi Uniyal

Hailing from Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, Bhuvi Uniyal is a professional marketer and a dedicated trekking enthusiast. Since 2018, he has pursued a career in marketing, all the while nurturing his love for the mountains. At Himalayan Dream Treks, Bhuvi manages the website, leads the marketing team, and strategizes marketing campaigns. Bhuvi shares a deep connection with the Himalayas. Over the years, he has trekked across the Garhwal, Kumaon, and Himachal regions. Additionally, he regularly volunteers with various NGOs that work for the betterment of these majestic peaks.

Latest Posts:

Mount Everest

Himalayan Dream Treks Partners With ASC360

Yamunotri 2024: Why Registration For Has Been Suspended

Trek Gear Rental In Dehradun

A Guide to Hiking vs Trekking