Nanda Devi Trek

  • Tour Duration

    14 days /13 Night
  • City

    Munsiyari
  • Tour Price

NANDA DEVI  TREK
The three week long Nandadevi Rajjaat is one of the world famous festival of Uttarakhand. People from entire Garhwal-Kumaon as well as other parts of India and the world participate in Nandadevi RajJat Yatra.
Goddess Nanda Devi is worshipped at dozens of places in Kumaon, but the region around Mt. Nanda Devi and its sanctuary, which falls in the districts of Pithoragarh, Almora and Chamoli, is the prime area related to Nanda Devi. In Chamoli Nanda Devi Rajjaat is organized once in 12 years. The jaat starts from Nauti village near Karanprayag and goes up to the heights of Roopkund and Hemkund with a four horned sheep. After the havan-yagna is over, the sheep is freed with decorated ornaments, food and clothing's and the other offerings are discharged. People also celebrate the annual Nanda jaat.
General Information
Location:Garhwal Himalaya
Grade:Moderate
Altitude:4150 mts. / 12654 ft.
Best Season:April - June , September - October
Duration:15 Days
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

AREA COVERED: DELHI – KATHGODAM – MUNSHIYARI  – DARKOT – LILAM – BUGDIYAR– RAILKOT - MARTOLI - MILAM - LWANI - NANDA DEVI - MARTOLI - RAILKOT -  LILAM - MUNSHIYARI - KATHGODAM -  DELHI

DURATION: 14 NIGHTS/ 15 DAYS

Delhi - Kathgodam

Board Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station at 2245 hrs and reach Kathgodam early next morning at 0600 hrs.

Day1: Kathgodam - Almora – Munsiyari (2290 m/7512 ft)

Traveling Distance: Approx 300 kms  From Kathgodam drive towards Munsiyari via Almora. This will take about 8-9 hrs.

Day 2: Munsiyari – Darkot (1800 m/5904 ft) - Lilam (1850 m/6068 ft) (15 kms/ 5-6 hrs) Trek

Start trekking towards Darkot, 5kms from Munsiyari. From Darkot we start the descent to the Gori Ganga and continue descending until we reach the River at Jimighat. This is the lowest point of the trail and from here we start climbing to Lilam. On arrival setup camp for overnight stay.

Day 3: Lilam – Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) (15 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

Head for Bugdiar. 5 kms from the start we cross the confluence of Ralam River and Gori Ganga. Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival set up campsite. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4: Bugdiar– Railkot (3100 m/10168 ft) – Martoli (3430 m/11250 ft) (14 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

We descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further we will reach the village Milam. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5: Martoli – Milam (3450 m/11316 ft) (11kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

We descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further we will reach the village Milam. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam (6 kms /3-4 hrs) Trek

After breakfast trek towards the Glacier. Visit the Glacier and the magnificent peaks of Rishi Pahar (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishuli 1 (7074 M). Later start retracing steps towards Milam village. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7: Milam

Day for rest/acclimatization/exploration.

Day 8: Milam – Camp (Lwanl) (14 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

We start to descend towards Lwani today and Camps opposite the settlements of Lwani. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 9: Camp (Lwanl ) – Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4150 m/13612 ft) (14kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

Start trekking towards base camp following the Lwan valley. The trail passes through a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M) and Naspanpatti (3850 M) finally leads to the Nanda Devi East base camp. The meadows at the base camp are a sight to see. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 10: N D East Base Camp – Towards Nanda Devi East – N D East Base Camp (6 kms/3-4 hrs)

Today we trek about 3 odd km towards southeast of the Nanda Devi East. Explore the terrain and return back in the afternoon. This is the route leading to Trails Pass that links the upper Lwanl valley with the Pindari valley. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 11: Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Martoli (3430 m/11250 ft) (15 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek

Start retracing steps towards Martoli. Its generally downhill and is an easy leisurely walk. Overnight stay in tents

Day 12: Martoli - Railkot (3100 m/10168 ft)- Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) (14 kms/4-5 hrs) Trek

Trek towards Bugdiar passing through Railkot. This will take approximately 5 hrs. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 13: Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) – Lilam (1850 m/6068 ft) Trek

Start trekking towards Lilam. It’s mostly downhill and will take around five hours at an leisurely pace. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 14: Lilam – Munsiyari (2290 m/7512 ft) Trek

Last day of the trek. We start leisurely towards Munsiyari. The walk is comfortable and takes around five hours. Overnight stay in Guest house.

Day 15: Munsiyari – Kathgodam

Early morning drive from Munsiyari towards Kathgodam to board Ranikhet Express for Delhi at 2040 hr




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