Mount Shivling Expedition (6,543m)

Mt Shivling is arguably the most beautiful peak in the Himalayan region of India located in the Gangotri Valley. The top of the mountain resembles a Shiv Lingam and hence the name. The front portion of the Shivling as viewed from Gaumukh(the source of the Ganga) resembles the face of the Indian God Ganesha. Hence the peak is greatly revered not only by the locals but also by many trekkers and mountaineers who have been to the region. True to its name, the Shivling is a very challenging and technical peak and requires a good deal of expertise.

Base Camp: Tapovan (4463m)

Camp I: Altitude 5300m

Camp II: Altitude 5900m

Summit: Altitude 6543m


The following is an itinerary for Mt. Shivling expedition. The itinerary can be customized to start from Delhi/Rishikesh /Dehradun at an additional cost. Kindly reach out to us for any customization.



Day 1
Arrive at Uttarkashi

Arrive at Uttarkashi. Stay the night at a hotel / Tourist guest house.

Day 2
Uttarkashi to Gangotri

Today, we’ll drive to Gangotri after breakfast . We’ll stop for lunch enroute at Gangnani and you could even take a splash under a refreshing hot spring. We’ll arrive at Gangotri in the afternoon and we’ll help you check in to your hotel / Tourist guest house. In the evening you will witness the Ganga Arati at Gangotri and the worship of the goddess in the temple.

Day 3
GANGOTRI (for acclimatization)

Today we’ll explore Gangotri. We will visit the Surya Kund where you will find interesting rock formations eroded due to the strong current of the Bhagirathi. We will also visit the Pandava Gufa which is believed to have been the resting place of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. In the evening you can stroll in the market area or simply sit by the banks of the Bhagirathi.

Day 4

We start our day early today and first perform a puja (worship) at the temple for the success of our expedition and safety of team members.
With the blessings of the deity and the presiding priest, we start on our trek to Bhojbasa.

Day 5

BHOJBASA to GAUMUKH to TAPOVAN (4km + 3km) 4463m:

There is a manual trolley using which one needs to cross the Bhagirathi river at Bhojabasa. Once we reach the other side, we will follow the trail that moves along the river Bhagirathi until we reach the source, Gaumukh.
From Gaumukh, about a couple of km ascent will bring us to Tapovan. The last km greets us with a near vertical climb and crossing the Akash Ganga to reach the Tapovan top. Once you reach there, you are greeted by the Great Shivling which you will hope to climb in the coming days. Tapovan will serve as our Base Camp.

Day 6
Tapovan Acclimatization Day

Acclimatization Day at Tapovan

Day 7
Tapovan to Camp 1 load ferry

Tapovan to camp 1 load ferry and back to tapovan

Day 8
Load ferry from Base Camp to Camp I

Load ferry from Base Camp to Camp I (5300m) and back to Base Camp.

Day 9
Load ferry from Base Camp to Camp I

Load ferry from Base Camp to Camp I (5300m) and back to Base Camp.

Day 10
Base camp to Camp 1

Trek from Base camp to Camp 1 we set up our camp here

Day 11
Camp 1 to Camp 2 Load ferry

Camp 1 to Camp 2 Load ferry back to camp 1

Day 12
camp 1 to camp 2 load ferry

camp 1 to camp 2 load ferry and back to camp 1

Day 13
camp 1 to camp 2

Camp 1 to Camp 2 today we set up camp 2

Day 14
Camp 2 to Camp 3 or summit camp

Camp 2 to camp 3 load ferry back to camp 2

Day 15
camp 2 to camp 3 Load ferry

Camp 2 to camp 3 Load ferry back to camp 2

Day 16
Camp 2 to Camp 3 / Summit Camp

Today we set up our Summit Camp here

Day 17
Summit Attempt

Today is D-day. We will make our first attempt at summiting Mt. Shivling 6543m. After Summiting ,we will return to our Camp 2

Day 18
Camp 2 to camp1

Camp 2 to camp 1 Wind up Camp1 and return to Advance Camp

Day 19
Camp 1 to Base Camp Tapovan

Wind up Camp 1and return to Base Camp at Tapovan

Day 20

Rest day at Tapovan

Day 21
Tapovan to Bhojbasa

Tapovan to Bhojbasa

Day 22
Bhojbasa to Gangotri

Trek back to Gangotri

Day 23
Gangotri to Uttarkashi

After breakfast drive back to Uttarkashi

Climbers are advised to have at least 2 reserve days

Cost for Indian Nationals @ INR 145000 per person + 5% GST

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on twin Sharing basis Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi
  • Transport Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi
  • Gangotri National park Parmits
  • All meals Gangotri to Gangotri
  • Sleeping bag tents Mattresses Kitchen tent Dining tent toilet tent and all Expedition Equipment
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • Services of experienced Expedition leader
  • Services of a cook and kitchen staff till base camp
  • porters carrying common trek /Expedition equipment Till base camp

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Transfers to/from Uttarkashi. It can be arranged from Dehradun at an additional cost. Please reach out to us if you need the same.
  • Porters for carrying personal luggage. It can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 3500 per 20kg load of rucksack. Till base camp
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, etc
  • Any other expenses of a personal nature.
  • GST of 5%
  • IMF Peak Booking Fee for foreign nationals USD 350 for a team of 2 members and USD 250 for every additonal member upto 10members.
  • 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)

Trip Facts

  • 6-10
  • 6543m