Nanda Devi Trek

Nanda Devi Trekking Tour

Nanda Devi is the name of the sacred Goddess that signifies as “Bliss Giving Goddess”, is the name actually being idolized to India’s highest peaks being bordered by Kanchenjunga. This huge white double Pyramid Peak rises from the gigantic ring of high mountains bringing the sacred Garhwal at its backdrop and the high mountaineering routes bring perfect Nanda Devi trekking opportunities for all.     

Nanda Devi arises from a gigantic ring of high mountains to form the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, an amphitheater of seventy miles in perimeter and 6000 m high in altitude, lying adjacent to the Rishiganga valley.  The ultimate height of this peak encouraged many to climb the hills and made multiple unsuccessful attempts to cross the peaks but finally in 1934, Bill Tilman accompanied by Eric Shipton reached the sanctuary and then in 1936 climbed the summit with Noel Odell. With this ascent, Nanda Devi became the highest peak attained by man, a record which remained until the 1950 ascent of Annapurna.

Nanda Devi trekking tour takes the enthusiastic trekkers to the tremendously unapproachable basin being named as 'Nanda Devi Sanctuary'. The Rishi Ganga River originates here and then flows down from Nanda Devi to create a deep valley.

Nanda Devi East at the height of 7434 m is a supreme summit that closes the Sanctuary from the east. It is joined to the main summit by a spiky, 3 km edge almost entirely at a height of over 7000 m to bring perfect Nanda Devi trekking routes. For Hindu devotees, Nanda Devi is a blessed mountain, the name of which can be translated as follows: Nanda is one of the nicknames of the Goddess of Death, the wife of Shiva, while Devi means 'Goddess'. This region has been recognized as one of the most beautiful land in the mountain ranges and dense forest has immense opportunities for adventurous acts in its magnanimous trekking routes. Trekking options in Garhwal are unlimited which are not bound by any season and one can enjoy the Garhwal Himalayas trekking at the most. 

ITINERARY

Day 1   Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
In the morning catch AC Train for Haridwar at 06:50 hs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. Meet our guide here and drive to Rishikesh and check into hotel. By evening visit the Ganga Ghat for Aarti ceremony. Overnight stay.

Day 2  Rishikesh - Joshimath (245 kms/8-9 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag. Lunch enroute. Upon Arrival at Joshimath check into hotel. Evening explore Joshimath. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3   Joshimath - Lata Village (2317 mts/7599 ft) (2 kms/ 1 hrs)
An hour's drive takes you to the Lata Village road head. Then trek to the village. Visit The Nanda Devi Temple and get a first hand experience of the distinctive culture of the region. Overnight in the village

Day 4  Lata Village - Lata Kharak (3689 mts/12099 ft) (9 kms/4-5 hrs)
Today's trek is a steep incline. The going is arduous but very satisfying as the trail unfolds before ones eyes. Lata Kharak is a high plateau with high peaks surrounding it. Trekking time could vary from 5 - 7 hrs! Overnight in Camp.

Day 5   Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass (4250 mts/13940 ft) (10 kms/4 -5 hrs)
A good nights sleep and what a morning! Towering snow clad peaks all around. Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi and many more. The trail today takes a steep climb to Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. From here on it ascends and descends through the narrow gorge of Satkul to Dharansi Pass. Over night in Camp.

Day 6  Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta (3500 mts/11480 ft) - Dharansi Pass (6 kms/3 -4 hrs)
On today's trail the Malthuni - Bethratoli Ridges of the inner and outer sanctuary form a magnificent pass up to Rani Kholi and Donidar.The trail is a steep descent of about a kilometer to Debrugheta. Return to Dharansi Pass by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp

Day 7   Dharansi Pass - Hitoli Camp Site (2900 mts/9512 ft) (12 kms/5-6 hrs)
Today we go through Jhandi Dhar a steep descent of 4.5 km to the Hitoli camp site through thick forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. Overnight at Camp.

Day 8  Hitoli Campsite - Joshimath (1890 mts/6199 ft) (8 kms/3-4 hrs)
The trek goes through the village of Tolma to the road head from where it is a 30 km drive to Joshimath. We will trek through thick forests of Rhododendron, birch and many others. Upon arrival at Joshimath check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9   Joshimath - Rishikesh
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Nandprayag, Karnprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Upon arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10  Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar to catch same train for Delhi at 10:30 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 14:45 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxes. Overnight stay at hotel.

Cost includes
• Train:
AC Chair car Train from Delhi to Haridwar and back to Delhi.
• All road transfers by a Mahindra Max car from and back to Haridwar.
• Accommodation in a hotel at Rishikesh, Joshimath & Karnprayag on double/twin sharing basis with breakfast. While on trek Dome/Alpine tents will be provided.
• Meals:  At Rishikesh, Joshimath & Karnprayag only breakfast will be serving. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared by mix of Indian, Chinese and Continental.
• Camping equipment like tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stools, table, toilet tent etc.
• Professional and experienced local English speaking trekking guide who knows the area very well.
• Cook & porters for carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 14 kgs).
• Entry fee and permission of the park
• Trekking & camping fees
 
Cost does not include
• Enroute meal
• Air fare
• Any meals / services not mentioned above
• Liquor, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any expenses rising due to bad weather, landslides, etc.
• Travel insurance

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Nanda Devi Trek
  • Duration:9 Night/10Days