2024 Himalayan Retreat (Gaumukh and Tapovan), August 31st to September 8th

Come along with Spiritual Guru Shailesh and the high initiates of Divine Heart Center on a sacred trip to Gaumukh and Tapovan. Tapovan and Goumukh hold significant cultural and... Read more


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Come along with Spiritual Guru Shailesh and the high initiates of Divine Heart Center on a sacred trip to Gaumukh and Tapovan.

Tapovan and Goumukh hold significant cultural and spiritual importance for many people, not just Yogis. Goumukh, meaning "Cow's Mouth," marks the snout of the Gangotri Glacier, located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is considered the source of the sacred River Ganges, revered by Yogis for its purifying properties. The Ganges is central to Yoga culture, but the glacier's icy waters also attract visitors seeking adventure and natural beauty. Tapovan, translating to "Forest of Meditation," is situated further up the Gangotri Glacier. It is revered as a sacred site where individuals from various spiritual traditions have practiced meditation and sought enlightenment for centuries. Tapovan's serene environment, surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, draws pilgrims, trekkers, and spiritual seekers seeking solace and introspection. Above all, the positive presence of Guru Shailesh - who is unassuming, intense, and jovial at the same time - will keep you encouraged. Advanced initiates of the Divine Heart Center from all over the world will be joining the group. The good company will fill you with enlightening lessons in combining spiritual and material growth, should you wish to learn.

Alternatively, you can stay focused within to explore your inner self. Spiritual healing happens automatically by being in the presence of advanced souls in spiritual settings; even when no words or mantras are exchanged.

Trip Dates:  Saturday, August 31st - Sunday, August 8th, 2024 (9 Days and 8 Nights)

A detailed itinerary will be sent to the registered attendees. 

Registration is open until June 30th, 2024. Space is limited, as travel demand in India post-monsoon is high, especially with the lifting of many COVID restrictions. Please register as soon as possible. The final group selection will be announced by June 15th, 2024. 
Refunds are solely at Divine Heart Center's discretion. There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 15th, 2024, because we will have made payments to our tour operator by then.

Non-members of the Divine Heart Center

Interested participants who are not members of the Divine Heart Center are welcome to join the retreat upon approval from Guru Shailesh. The Divine Heart Center group is easygoing people who don't impose any philosophy on anyone, but spiritual discussions happen during these trips. We also expect attendees to be a little flexible regarding their expectations. Sometimes, travel plans change when we are on the road in India - due to weather or new discoveries, such as finding an interesting temple to explore or a local eatery that should not be missed!
We treat all attendees like family and take good care of everyone.


Travelers embarking on the journey to Tapovan and Goumukh should possess a good level of physical fitness due to the high-altitude trek involved. The ascent to these sacred sites requires traversing rugged terrain, navigating steep inclines, and enduring varying weather conditions. Moreover, altitude gain poses challenges such as reduced oxygen levels, which can lead to altitude sickness if travelers are not adequately prepared. Overall, travelers should prioritize physical fitness and take necessary precautions to fully enjoy the spiritual and natural wonders of Tapovan and Goumukh.


Payments have to be made through this website. Indian nationals residing in India can pay in Indian Rupees to our organization in India. Please email us at services@divineheartcenter.com for details. Use an exchange rate of INR 83 for USD 1.

Tour Itinerary

Day Date Itinerary
Day 1 31st August Saturday Delhi to Dehradun by flight. 
Dehradun to Uttarkashi by Car We will be taking an early morning flight from Delhi (between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). Please plan to arrive in Delhi the night before. 
Day 2 1st September Sunday   Uttarkashi–Harsil
Day 3  2nd September Monday Harsil – Gangotri–Bhojbasa • Darshan At Gangotri Temple
• Harsil To Gangotri By Car 26Km (01Hr)
• Gangotri To Bhojbasa By Trek (14 Km)
Day 4 3rd September Tuesday Bhojbasa (acclimatization at Bhojbasa) • Meditation And Relax
Day 5 4th September Wednesday Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan (9 Km) • Bhojbasa To Gaumukh By Trek (5 Km)
• Gaumukh To Tapovan By Trek (4 Km)
Day 6 5th September Thursday Tapovan – Bhojbasa (9 Km Trek)
Day 7 6th September Friday Bhojbasa – Gangotri–Harsil • Bhojbasa To Gangotri By Trek (14Km)
• Gangotri To Harsil By Car 26Km (1Hr)
Day 8 7th September Saturday Harsil – Chamba (180Km/6Hrs)
Day 9 8th September Sunday Chamba – Dehradun Airport (70Km/2Hrs) Dehradun to Delhi flight



Delhi to Dehradun return flights
Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
Double occupancy lodging in the well-appointed accommodation
Tent lodging in Tapovan


Travel insurance is not included
Tips are not included
Optional donations to temples are not included

Tour Registration

Full Payment Today (due May 11th), Partial Payment 1 - Initial Deposit (due May 11th), Partial Payment 2 -Balance (due June 15th)

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