NANDA DEVI TREK- ADVENTURE TOUR FOR NANDA DEVI SANCTUARY
     
   
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NANDA DEVI TREK

IN THE SHADOW OF NANDA DEVI

In the shadow of Nanda Devi (7826 m), the highest mountain of Garhwal, we trek via the mystic lake of Roopkund and Kuari Pass. Most of the famous mountains of Garhwal including, Kamet (7756 m), which is the second highest peak of Garh-wal, Abi Gamin (7355 m), Chowkhamba (7138 m), Neel Kanth (6596 m), Trishul (7125 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m) and many more have an impressive and unforgettable view on our route.

Season: April to November
Grade: Moderate

Day 01: Delhi
On arrival, pickup from the Delhi International airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel


Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar (210 Km/6 hrs)

Drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check into hotel. Late evening you can visit the "HAR KI PAURI" to see the evening prayer ceremony at bank of Ganges.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Haridwar - Lohajung (285 kms / 10 hrs)
Early morning drive to the small hamlet of Lohajung (2213 m), from where the trek begins.
Overnight: Lodge

Day 04: Lohajung - Didina 2439 mts / 06 hrs walk
In the morning our team of porters will arrive and we will set off on the first stage of our trek. We have a steady climb up to the Lohajang Col at 2590m which we cross to reach the valley of the Bedni Ganga. We descend on the north side of the pass down to the river before climbing back up to the little village of Didina (2439m) where we camp.
Overnight: Tent

Day 05: Didina – Bedni Bugyal
Today is a steep trek through oak trees and large stands of bamboo up to Ali Bugyal. From here we can enjoy an expansive view of the Garhwal peaks. We continue trekking through thick forests as far as Bedni Bugyal (Bugyal means meadow in the local Garhwali dialect). Very occasionally the brown Himalayan bear can be encountered on this section of the trail, but it is an elusive animal. From Bedni Bugyal we have an excellent view of the various summits of Trisul (7120m) and the peaks of the north of Garhwal. Bedini Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with a myriad of colourful flowers. There is a lake situated in the middle of the meadow where Hindu pilgrims come to bathe, and nearby is a small temple.
Overnight: Tent

Day 06: Rest day at Bedni Bugyal for acclimatization
Overnight: Tent


Day 07: Bedni Bugyal - Baguabasa (4100 m)

After 2 hours of gradual climb up, uninterrupted views of Trisul range and Nanda Ghunti can be appreciated. The trail crosses a hump to reach Bistola and then climbs up to Baguabasa, an improvised stone shelter that is generally used by local pilgrims.
Overnight: Tent

Day 08: Baguabasa - Roop Kund (5029 m) and back to Baguabasa
Stupendous views of Trisul and the mountains around. An arduous and spectacular trek for about three hours gets us to Roop Kund, a holy lake surrounded by glaciers and high peaks and situated on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Every 12 years thousands of devout pilgrims, carrying a golden idol of the goddess Nanda Devi, undertake a difficult trek to this holy lake from Nauti village, near Karnaprayag.
Overnight: Tent

Day 09: Baguabasa - Wan (2450 m)
Return trek to Badni Bugyal. The trek then makes a long, steep descent through a fine forest of firs and rhododendrons and across a beautiful clearing with much of the track being paved. After crossing a river, a short climb leads to the main valley, at the head of which is Wan.
Overnight: Tent

Day 10: Wan - Kukin Khal Pass (2900 m) - Sutol (2200 m)
Walking on past Latu's temple the path climbs gently up through magnificent cypress trees. After the pass the path drops down to broad meadows. The village of Kunol (2650 m) is set in an idyllic location with stunning views of the high peaks north of Josimath. Above the village rhododendron trees remain in full bloom from april until beginning of june. Further down the trail is lined with orchids and luxuriant ferns as it passes through one of the finest mixed forests in Garhwal.
Overnight: Tent

Day 11: Sutol - Ramni (1982m)
The trek now traverses along the valley with a number of ups and downs and huge drops down to the river gorge below, through forests smelling of fir trees. After dropping to a river, crossed by a green girder footbridge there is a long steep climb to a little temple followed by a gradual climb through forest to emerge near farms and fields, on a ridge with amazing views of Trisul. Ramani, a fairly big village.
Overnight: Tent

Day 12: Ramni- Jhenjipani (2015 Mt)
13 km trek from Ramni to Jhenjipani. A good zigzagging track leads to open grassy grazing meadows. Snow peaks begin to emerge above the forest to the north. We then begin to climb steeply as the path moves diagonally through forests of rhododendrons, pines and holm oak with more pastures and shepherd huts.
Overnight: Tent

Day 13: Jhenjipani- Sinyartoli (2043 Mt)
12 km trek from Jhenjipani to Sinyartoli. The trail carries on down past small farms, through woods, to the spectacular suspension bridge across the Brithi Ganga gorges. After a very steep climb the path is almost flat, passing through fine rhododendron forest, with many streams and waterfalls.
Overnight: Tent

Day 14: Sinyartoli – Dhakwani (3200 m)
10 km trek Sinyartoli to Dhakwani. This is a long, but spectacular day. The route starts a steep climb up into rhododendron forest, then descends gently to open meadows with views across to the Kauri Pass, and finally plunges down a very steep section to a river. From there a final climb brings us above the tree-line to large pastures. Overnight stay tent.
Overnight: Tent

Day 15: Dhakwani - Tali via Kauri Pass (4268 Mt)
12 km trek Dhakwani to Tali via Kauri Pass. The climb up to the pass is made on a zigzag track to the top. From the pass the Himalayan summits seem to be arrayed before us in a stupendous arch. It is often said that this is one of the greatest mountain views in the world.
Overnight tent.

Day 16: Tali - Auli (2519 Mt) – Drive to Rudraprayag
14 km trek from Tali to Auli (a popular skiing zone in India). Arrive Auli and after spending sometime there, you will be driven to Rudraprayag.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 17: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (175 Km / 6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar, you will be transferred to Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Khanna Palace

Day 18: Haridwar – Delhi
Morning transfer to the railway station to board the train to Delhi (Dep. Haridwar: 06:20 am, Arr.Delhi: 11:30 am). Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 19: Delhi departure
Transfer to International Airport

     
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