Mt. Gangotri Peak Climbing (6577m.)
Maximum Altitude: 20,187 feet
Best time to visit: Between June and September
Duration: 20 Nights and 21 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Today we will visit the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to complete any required formalities. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Relax in your hotel or explore the many sights of Delhi: India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens, and many more.
Overnight at hotel, Delhi
Day 2: Delhi to Rishikesh
Make the seven hour drive from Delhi to Rishikesh. Check in to your hotel, and spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the holy town of Rishikesh. From Laxman Jhula and Shiva Mandir, to the evening aarti and adrenaline activities. There is plenty to do in town.
Overnight at hotel, Rishikesh
Day 3: Rishikesh to Uttarkashi
After an early breakfast we will depart Rishikesh and make the picturesque drive to Uttarkashi, situated on the banks of Bhagirathi river. Today we will complete any local administration and Forest visiting the top mountaineering institute of India, the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, the mountaineering aficionado's dream, of climbers past and present.
Overnight at hotel, Uttarkashi
Day 4: Uttarkashi to Gangotri
After early breakfast we will depart Uttarkashi and take the beautiful six hour drive to Gangotri (10,200 feet). If time allows we may stop and Gangnani where we have a holy dip in the famous hot springs. This will be our greatest climb today, so it is essential not to exert yourself too much so as to properly acclimatize to the altitude.
Overnight at Hotel, Gangotri
Day 5: Gangotri – Nala Camp
Today we will trek to Nala Camp (12,000 feet) where we stay for a night to reach our Base Camp the following day. It’s less than an hour trail to reach Rudugaira river from where there is a steep ascend to reach Nala Campsite. The camping site is quite nice & beautiful with easy access to running water. The campsite is situated on a lush green meadow on the bank of Rudugaira river.
Overnight Stay at Nala Camp
Day 6 - 7: Nala Camp to Base Camp(14770 feet).
On this Day 6 of our expedition we reach our Base Camp where stay for a few days to get acclimatise, test our technical skills and plan for our further expedition as per the current weather conditions. During our stay in Base Camp, we will study the local weather forecast and the gradient of the route, based on this we plan our further days of the expedition. Equipment distribution, route planning, team planning (advance team + backup team) revising technical skills, studying tricky passes, and making plans to tackle them. The most fundamental days at the base camp, we build a strong relationship with the team with good understanding which is essential for upcoming days
Today you will practise:
Day 8: Stay at BASE CAMP: LOAD FERRY to the ABC and come back to BC.
Overnight stay at Basecamp
Day 9: BASE CAMP to ADVANCE BASE CAMP(ABC)
This day we will leave our Base Camp and setup up Advance Base Camp for following days.
Overnight stay at ABC.
Day 10: Rest day at ABC
Another rest day today for acclimatization, Go for a short height-gain and return to ABC for the overnight stay.
Overnight stay at ABC.
Day 11: LOAD FERRY TO SUMMIT CAMP and back to ABC
Overnight stay at ABC
Day 12: Setting Up SUMMIT CAMP
This day we will leave ABC and climb up to SUMMIT CAMP, we will set up our SUMMIT CAMP today.
Overnight Stay at Summit Camp
Day 13: THE SUMMIT DAY (6512 m)
This is our first day when we attempt for Summit, on our successful attempt we will go back to SUMMIT CAMP.
Overnight Stay at SUMMIT CAMP
Day 14: Reserve Day for Summit
Day 15: Summit Camp to ABC.
Overnight Stay at ABC
Day 16: Descend to BC.
Overnight Stay at BC
Day 17: Rest day - Debriefing.
Overnight Stay at Base Camp
Day 18: Base Camp – Gangotri.
Overnight Stay at Hotel , Gangotri
Day 19: Gangotri to Uttarkashi
Day 20: Uttarkashi to Delhi by road
Day 21: Delhi
In the morning, make a visit to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to complete any formalities, before our group departs.
Your White Peaks Adventure ends here.
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