This trek combines the experience of mountain
climbing, rock climbing, boulder-hopping and glacier traversing. The trek is not a
very rigorous one and is easily negotiable by non mountaineers too. It passes
through orchards of coniferous pine trees at Chir-basa and birch at Bhojbasa. From
Gaumukh to Nandanvan, one traverses along the Gangotri and Chatturangini Glaciers.
Pitch a camp at the junction of Chatturangini and Bhagirathi-Gangotri glaciers. From
Nandanvan, view the Dhivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana, Thelu peaks and Kedar Dome.
Cross the Gangotri glacier and rocky face before arriving at the lush green meadows
of Tapovan, surrounded by many named and unnamed peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Herds of Bharals (Blue mountain goats) on mountain ridges are a common sight here.