Gangotri III Peak

Gangotri III Peak

120000

Gangotri to Gangotri

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Brief Description

Mt. Gangotri III at 6577 M, is one among the group of three Gangotri peaks namely Gangotri I (6672M), Gangotri II (6590M), and Gangotri III (6577M). This Gangotri Group of mountains is a subdivision of the Garhwal Himalaya in the state of Uttarakhand. Rising from the Rudugaira Bamak Glacier, Gangotri III is bound by Mt. Rudragaira to its right and the mighty Auden's Col Pass to the left. The base camp of Gangotri III peak showcases the visually stunning array of majestic peaks in the vicinity, surely a jaw-dropping experience for an adventurist. This thrilling expedition is meant for aspiring mountaineers with prior experience of roping up procedures, use of ice axes and crampons and have to be technically sound to undertake this expedition. The terrain comprises of rocky moraines, traversing the might Gangotri glacier, crevassed snowfields and an arduous climb to the summit, thus demanding one to be mentally and physically fit to undertake this expedition successfully. The Gangotri III expedition is perfect for anyone looking to graduate to climbing 7000M+ peaks. Stay on this page to find out the details of the Gangotri III Peak expeditions, the itinerary involved, the eligibility criteria and FAQs.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on just reaching the summit, but also help you develop technical mountaineering skills like :
    • Ascending and Descending on technical terrain
    • Using technical mountaineering equipment like mountaineering boots, ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ascenders and descenders.
    • Acclimatisation process for extremely high altitudes.
    • Camping and staying warm at extreme altitudes.
  • Safety :
    • We have mapped the region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocol.
    • We carry an extensive first aid kit including oxygen cylinders, HAPO/gamow bags and high altitude medicines.
    • We carry UIAA certified rescue equipment including ropes, axes, harnesses, carabiners, jumars, pulleys and descenders.
    • We have a dedicated rescue team at Base Camp for all mountaineering expeditions.
    • We provide comprehensive adventure insurance with air evacuation and AMS coverage.
  • IMF Regulations:
    • We are an IMF registered adventure tour operator.
    • Our mountaineering expeditions are led by IMF certified mountaineering leaders and technical guides.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1 - Assembly of team in Gangotri.
2 Day 2
Day 2 - Equipment Testing & Distribution. Stay in Gangotri.
3 Day 3
Day 3 - Gangotri (3100 m) to Nala Camp (3750 m)
4 Day 4
Day 4 - Nala Camp (3750 m) to Gangotri BC (4450 m)
5 Day 5
Day 5 - Rest and acclimatisation at BC
6 Day 6
Day 6 - Load ferry to ABC (5050 m)
7 Day 7
Day 7 - BC (4450 m) - ABC (5050 M)
8 Day 8
Day 8 - Route opening & Load ferry to Camp 1
9 Day 9
Day 9 - ABC (5050 m) - Camp 1
10 Day 10
Day 10 - Camp 1 - Summit Camp (5900 m)
11 Day 11
Day 11- Summit Attempt. Return to ABC (5050 m)
12 Day 12
Day 12 - Reserve Day
13 Day 13
Day 12 - Reserve Day
14 Day 14
Day 14 - Back to Base Camp
15 Day 15
Day 15 - Return to Gangotri

Frequently Asked Questions

Packing List: What to pack

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Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

June or September

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

In accordance with the rules and regulation set forth by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for mountaineering expeditions, out of 12 seats per batch:

- 6 seats are reserved for aspirants with a certificate in Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC)

- 4 seats are reserved for aspirants with a certificate in Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC)

- The remaining 2 seats are reserved for aspirants with previous trekking experience of expeditions above 5500 - 6000 meters

Foreign Nationals - Due to a specific set of guidelines for Foreign Nationals it is recommended to call our support team to gain information on the list of documents and procedure involved in booking a mountaineering expedition with us.

Gangotri III is made only for experienced trekkers who want to test their limits. The challenges faced in the trek should not be underestimated. You should attempt this trek only If you have already done a trek that climbs to 4700-5000 metres. It is recommended not to opt this trek if you cannot get acclimatized in high altitudes. Besides you need to have a strong physical endurance to complete this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

A basic mountaineering course is recommended though not mandatory in case of highly experienced & skilled trekkers. At least 2-3 challenging treks along with 20 – 25 total trekking days in the Himalayas. Medical fitness certificate from CMO of a recognized hospital.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and
Hold your breath for 40 seconds and
3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and
Push Ups – 10 and
Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Gangotri III Expedition - Garhwal Himalayas

Gangotri Group of mountains is a subdivision of the Garhwal Himalaya in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It rings the Gangotri Glacier, and contains peaks that are notable. The Gangotri groups of peaks are approached from Rudugaira Bamak (Glacier) and stand next to one another at the height of – Gangotri - I 6672m, Gangotri - II 6590m and Gangotri - III 6577m.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base for Gangotri III expedition is Gangotri, around 500 km from Delhi.
Reach Gangotri By Air: At a distance of around 226 km from Gangotri is located the closest airport named Jolly Grant Airport. Situated in Dehradun, the airport has regular flights from India's capital city of Delhi. So, you can catch a flight to the airport and then you can hire a cab from there to reach the sacred town of Gangotri. Taxi or cab charges will cost you around Rs 4,000.
Reach Gangotri By Train: If you like traveling by train, you'll need to reach the Rishikesh railway station which is also the closest at 250 km from Gangotri. After arriving at the railway station, you'll see plenty of cabs ready to take you to your destination. You'll need to pay anywhere between Rs 3,000 and Rs 4,000 as cab charges.
Reach Gangotri By Road: The holy town of Gangotri is also well connected by road with all the popular tourist places in the state of Uttarakhand and outside the state. From places like Yamunotri, Mussoorie, and Tehri, you can easily catch tourist buses to reach Gangotri. There are both private deluxe buses and state buses to reach the town.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Gangotri has coverage for all major networks.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Gangotri Temple: Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda.
Places to visit near the Gangotri Temple
Bhagirath Shila is believed to be the holy rock where King Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva.
Pandava Gufa, located 1.5 km from Gangotri, is the place where the Pandavas are believed to have meditated and rested en route Kailash. Pilgrims will have to trek up to the Pandava Gufa.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • 4 season Dome Tents, Thermal rated Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Expedition guide, cook, helpers, HAP and LAP for carrying common supplies
  • Course certified & experienced Expedition Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • Technical Equipment - PP Ropes, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Snow Stake, Dead Man/Boy
  • Peak Booking Fee Charges (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

What's not Included

  • Portage of personal bags during the expedition
  • Meals during road journeys from Dehradun to Gangotri
  • Meals during hotel stay in Gangotri
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • IMF Peak Booking Fee for foreign nationals (roughly USD 250-300 per person)
  • Forest Permit / Camping Fee for foreign nationals (USD 880-1000 upto group of 10)
  • Mandatory Liaison Officer Fee for foreign expeditions ( ~USD 500 for group of 10)

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