Expedition to Mount Bhagirathi-II - [May 25th - June 17th 2013] - Registration is ON                                                                                          



The Ganges plunges from the glacial ice at Gangotri. The spectacular setting of this most holy site is dominated by two major mountains in the Garhwal Himalaya - Shivling and the Bhagirathi Peaks. Bhagirathi II is one of the major peak among the Bhagirathi groups of peaks in garhwal himalaya, Bhagarathi I & III are others. This peak is accompanied by nearby towns like Agastyamuni by Ravi Rawat, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag. The snowy peak, Bhagirathi II (6512m) was first climbed by Austrians Edi Ellmauthaler and Toni Messner in 1933.

The trek to Nandanvan is exciting through Gangotri and Bhujwasa and here the climbers can halt for a brief time. Base camp at Nandanvan is a beautiful meadow, lush with Alpine flowers. You find the amazing sight of Shivling and the Bhagirathi mountains from this camp at Nandanvan. After getting one acclimatized, the climbers move ahead to establish the second camps at an high altitude. The initial two hour trek across alpine meadows and sandy flats is deceptively easy towards the base camp which we set for the further acclimatization.The route follows 1000 meters of vertical granite followed by another 200 meters section of mixed rock and ice and a top part of steep ice. Spending time hanging on the wall is thrilling so the challenge lies in its technical difficulty, rather than its heights. Rough, unprecedented climate is a major factor in Bhagirathi peaks, thus the climbers will be heavily depended on good weather.

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Expedition Details:

Type Mountaineering 
Altitude 6,512 metres
Meeting point Uttarkashi
Gradient Technical
Ending point Uttarkashi

Tentative Itinerary:
MAY 25, 2013 -
Stay at Uttarkashi for Marketing and Administrative work.

MAY26, 2013 -
Uttarkashi to Gangotri

MAY 27 2013 - Stay at Gangotri for Acclimatization

MAY 28, 2013 - Gangotri to Bhujbas ( trek 14 km )

MAY 29, 2013 - Bhujbasa to Nandanban. ( trek 9 km)

MAY 30, 2013 - Trek to Base Camp. Establish Base Camp

MAY 31, 2013 - Rest at Base Camp for Re-arrangement of load & Acclimatization

JUNE1, 2013 - Load ferry to Camp I

JUNE 2, 2013 - Load ferry to Camp I

JUNE 3, 2013 - Establish & Occupy Camp I

JUNE 4, 2013 - Load ferry to Camp II

JUNE 5, 2013 - Load ferry to Camp II

JUNE 6, 2013 -
Occupy Camp II

JUNE 7, 2013 - Route opening & Rope fixing to summit

JUNE 8, 2013 - Route opening & Rope fixing to summit

JUNE 9, 2013  -Summit attempt

JUNE 10, 2013 - Summit attempt (Reserve day)

JUNE 12, 2013 - Back to Camp I

JUNE 13, 2013 - Back to Base Camp

JUNE 14, 2013 - Stay at Base Camp for Repacking

JUNE 15, 2013 - Trek to Bhujbas

JUNE 16, 2013 - Trek to Gangotri. Stay at Gangotri. (food is self-sponsored.)

JUNE 17, 2013 - Drive to Uttarkashi. Stay at Uttarkashi for administrative work. (food is self-sponsored.) 


- Every member must have completed a Basic Mountaineering Course or have sufficient knowledge and experience of mountaineering and the equipment involved.
- Every member must have to be mentally and physically fit.
- Specifically this group will be permitted by the IMF (Indian Mountaineering Federation) and the Government of Uttarakhand.


Participation fees: INR - 35,000/-

Cost Includes:

- All taxes and travel from Uttarakashi to Uttarkashi,
- Accommodation(Hotel) in Uttarkashi and Gangotri,
- All technical mountaineering gear,
- Porters for expedition.

Cost Excludes:

- Travel to Uttarakashi.
- You will be charged extra for your own personal porter.
- Tips for Guides and Porters or staff.
- Food on June 16th and 17th at Gangotri and Uttarkashi.
- Any additional equipment that you will need to rent.

Suggested things to carry: The Terms and conditions mentioned below shall apply for the event:
  1. Maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the participant. However, BMC & their management or employees will not be responsible for injuries of any nature, mental or physical, whether caused directly or indirectly due to any adventure sports or their allied activities.
  2. Every participant is required to fill a registration form and indemnity bond prior to the commencement of the trip.
  3. Refund and cancellation:
    - If you cancel 20 days before the trip begins, BMC will retain 20% of the trip cost.
    - If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins, BMC will retain 50 % of the trip cost.
    - If you cancel less than 14 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no refund.
  4. BMC will take every care to ensure that itineraries are followed to the letter but circumstances beyond control may necessitate changes. In case of changes in routes and properties, BMC will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal.
  5. BMC will accept no liability for any damage, losses and expenses suffered by any client as a result of sickness, quarantine, weather conditions, war, strikes, riots or any other cause outside our control.
  6. Any damage, other than that attributable to fair wear and tear, to the equipments by the participants will be billed to you. Our decision on all such matters will be final and binding.

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For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222

BMC Office Address :
No. 1651 , 10th Main, HAL 3rd Stage,
Jeeveanbhima Nagar , Banglore-560075


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