Summary of

Nanda Devi Trek

Duration: 11 Days/ 10 Nights

Major Attractions: Legendary villages of Rainee and Lata, Witness the rare and endangered mammals of the Indian Himalaya like the musk deer, blue sheep, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and Thar, Opportunity to witness of around 100 species of high altitude birds, Opportunity of interaction with locals and villagers

Destination Covered: Delhi, Haridwar, Joshimath, Lata Village, Lata Kharak, Dharansi Pass, Debrugheta, Dharansi Pass

Tour Summary

The Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek is a very popular trekking route in the Garhwal Himalayan region that takes you to the sacred Goddess Nanda Devi's abode. Idolizing India's highest peak Nanda Devi, rises and shines at an altitude of 7,816 meters. The trek's main attraction is a hulking high pyramid peak emerging from a vast ring of high mountains with the sacred Garhwal in the background. High mountaineering routes and trekking opportunities abound in the region. The Nanda Devi trek takes you through the opulent Nanda Devi Sanctuary, a seventy-mile-long amphitheater that extends to 6,000 meters above sea level and is situated adjacent to the Rishi Ganga valley.

The Nanda Devi trekking tour brings the trekkers to the completely inaccessible basin known as the ‘Nanda Devi Sanctuary.' The Rishi Ganga River starts here and flows down to Nanda Devi, forming a deep valley. The supreme peak of Nanda Devi East, which rises and shines at an elevation of 7,434 meters, encircles the Sanctuary from the east. It is linked to the main summit by a spiky, 3-kilometer edge that runs almost entirely above 7,000 meters, providing ideal Nanda Devi trekking routes.

The Nanda Devi trek begins in Lata, a small village located about 2 hours north of Joshimath. The trek starts from Lata village and heads to Lata Kharak, which is at an elevation of 3,689 meters, before turning towards Dharansi Pass, which is at an elevation of 4,250 meters. The rewarding view of the snow-capped peaks of Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi, and others can be captured from this vantage point. From Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass, the Nanda Devi trek follows a steep climb that passes via Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. Following that, from Dharansi Pass, the journey descends steeply to Debrugheta before returning to Dharansi Pass. The downhill trek continues at 2,900 meters to Hitoli and then to Joshimath.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi Arrival

On arrival at Delhi airport you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

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DAY 2

Delhi - Haridwar

After breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Later enjoy visit to different sacred ghats of Haridwar. Evening visit Haar Ki Pauri to witness Ganga Aarti – a very spiritual experience. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 3

Haridwar - Joshimath (270 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.

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DAY 4

Joshimath - Lata Village (2317 mts/7599 ft) (2 kms/ 1 hrs)

The Lata Village road head is an hour's drive away. Then make your way to the village. Visit the Nanda Devi Temple to get a firsthand glimpse of the region's distinct culture. Stay in the village for the night.

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DAY 5

Lata Village - Lata Kharak (3689 mts/12099 ft) (9 kms/4-5 hrs)

Today's hike will take you up a steep incline. As the trail unfolds before one's eyes, the going is tough but rewarding. Lata Kharak is a high plateau surrounded by high peaks. Trekking time can range from 5 to 7 hours! Stay in camp for the night.

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DAY 6

Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass (4250 mts/13940 ft) (10 kms/4 -5 hrs)

Have a leisure breakfast. You will witness towering, snow-capped hills all around. To enter Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass, the trail climbs steeply today. It then climbs and descends to Dharansi Pass via the Satkul gorge. Stay overnight in camp.

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DAY 7

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. Stay overnight in camp.

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DAY 8

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. Stay overnight in camp.

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DAY 9

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.

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DAY 10

Joshimath – Rishikesh

After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Nandprayag, Karnprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Upon arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel. Overnight stay in your hotel in Rishikesh.

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DAY 11

Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi

In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar to catch an afternoon train to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi railway station, you will be assisted and transferred to Delhi airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.

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