MT. SHIVLING EXPEDITION
20 Days - 19 Night
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MT. SHIVLING EXPEDITION
Mt. Shivling (21,467 FT), situated in Tapovan in the Western Garhwal Himalaya, is undeniably one of the most stunning mountains on the earth. The “Indian Matterhorn” was once known for its tooth-like jagged snowcapped peak. Shivling’s monstrosity is best seen from its base camp Tapovan, which rises to a dizzying height of 6543 meters. Climbers must have previous technical skills and mountaineering experience, as well as knowledge of roping up techniques, ascending and descending, and the use of crampons and jumars, to complete the summit climb. Gangotri Glacier, the source of the Bhagirathi River, is situated near the peak’s base. Read More This pyramid-like conical-shaped peak, popular among mountaineers for its difficulty, is a treat for climbers looking for a challenge to push their limits and train for 7000M+ peaks. The trail to Mt. Shivling follows the well-known Gangotri trail, which features heavenly vistas and landscapes unique to this part of the Indian Himalayas. Tapovan’s base camp is unquestionably one of the most stunning campsites on the planet, with towering peaks on all sides. Take on the Mt. Shivling expedition to satisfy your lifelong desire.
This pyramid-like conical-shaped peak, popular among mountaineers for its difficulty, is a treat for climbers looking for a challenge to push their limits and train for 7000M+ peaks. The trail to Mt. Shivling follows the well-known Gangotri trail, which features heavenly vistas and landscapes unique to this part of the Indian Himalayas. Tapovan’s base camp is unquestionably one of the most stunning campsites on the planet, with towering peaks on all sides. Take on the Mt. Shivling expedition to satisfy your lifelong desire.
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Day 1: Arrive in Gangotri
Gangotri can only be reached by road. The road journey can begin in either Dehradun or Gangotri, but with a new route now available, Dehradun is the faster choice (around 242 Kms). By 3 p.m., you should be in Gangotri. We will give you details about accommodation in Gangotri via email. Check into the Guest House/Hotel once you arrive. Rest for a while. The evening can be used to visit the local market, temples, and other attractions.
Day 2: Acclimatization in Gangotri
Spend the day in Gangotri, India’s holiest city. In the evening, go to Surya Kund and spend some time on the banks of the Bhagirathi River.
Day 3: Gangotri to Bhojwasa (12,440 FT) via Chirwasa (11,811 FT). 14 km trek.
We begin our trek towards Chirbasa after breakfast in the morning (3600mt). You can travel from Gangotri to Chirbasa, which is on the tree line, by following the beaten path. The Bhagirathi River flows through the entire trek until Chirbasa. In Chirbasa, we will eat our packed lunch. Today we resume our trek from Chirbasa to Bhojwassa. For the rest of the day, the hike will be mild. After Chirbasa, the landscape becomes bleak and barren. Many hikers have referred to it as Arctic Tundra. Until Bhojwassa, the entire path passes through thick forest. Near the river, there is a small temple and a possible campsite. A nice spot to set up camp for the day.
Day 4: Bhojwasa (12,440 FT) to Tapovan/Base Camp (14,642 FT) via Gaumukh (12,770 FT)
On this day, we fly to Tapovan, the Mt. Shivling base camp, through the Gomukh glacier. Cutting through Gangotri’s glacier and moraines, you’ll arrive at Tapovan’s huge alpine meadow. We set up camp and begin our acclimatization process. Plan the expedition days ahead of time by observing the path and weather conditions. Start the safety briefing and techniques. Take it simple. Dinner is served, and then it’s time to call it a night. Tents would be used for the night.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Tapovan/Base Camp
Spend the day at Tapovan Base Camp acclimating. The lake of Neel Tal is worth a visit.
Day 6: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (ABC) and back to Base Camp
We load the ferry from Base Camp to ABC today and then return to Base Camp for the night.
Day 7: Base camp to ABC
We’re moving to ABC today to set up camp. Return to your room for the night. Enable your body to properly acclimate.
Day 8: ABC to Camp 1 (17,400 FT) and back to ABC
Today we load the ferry from ABC to camp 1 and then return to ABC for the night.
Day 9: ABC to Camp 1 (17,400 FT)
Today, we set up Camp 1 and move from ABC to it. Dinner is served, and then it’s time to call it a night.
Day 10: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (19,193 FT) and back to Camp 1
Today we load the ferry from camp 1 to camp 2 and return back to camp 1 where we take a rest for the night.
Day 11: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (19,193 FT)
We move from camp 1 to camp 2 and spend the night here.
Day 12: Camp 2 to Summit Camp and back to camp 2
Today we load the ferry from camp 1 to camp 2 and then return to camp 1 for the night.
Day 13: Camp 2 to Summit Camp
Today, we set up Summit camp and install ropes as required. Spend the night in this place. Get ready for the summit movement the next day.
Day 14: Summit Camp to Summit (21,467 FT) and back to Camp 2
We begin the summit push at 2 a.m., and once there, we appreciate and treasure the spectacular views of the Gangotri range of peaks. Make your way down to Camp 2, where we’ll be spending the night.
Day 15: Camp 2 to Tapovan/Base Camp
We make our way down to Tapovan, which will serve as our base camp. Dinner is served, and then it’s time to call it a night.
Day 16: Rest Day at Base Camp
Today will be a day of rest and preparation for your return trip to Gangotri.
Day 17: Base Camp to Bhojwasa
Return to the Bhojwasa campsite by retracing your steps. Return to your room for the night.
Day 18: Bhojwasa to Gangotri
Make your way to Gangotri by descending. Spend the night rejoicing and having plenty of rest.
Day 19: Gangotri to Dehradun
Drive from Gangotri to the Dehradun ISBT.
Day 20: Reserve Day
If the previous day’s summit attempt was unsuccessful due to bad weather, this day will be used.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.