Nanda Devi Trek Garhwal Himalaya

Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in the Indian Himalayas. A less traveled and still lesser known trek in the vicinity of Nanda Devi Sanctuary. This is one of the most beautiful treks offering close view of peaks like Trishuli (6690 m) , Changabanga (6866 m) and Hardeol (7151 m). Nandadevi trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route we follow was used by Shipton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Doonagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).

Day 1: Arrive - Delhi
Met upon arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3: Rishikesh - Joshimath
Drive to Joshimath (290 km), winter abode of Lord Badrinath and seat of Adi Sankarachrya. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Joshimath
Day for obtaining inner line permit and other official work. Afternoon visit Auli Ski Resort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Joshimath - Jumma - Dronagiri
Drive 47 km to Jumma, the road head for the trek. Start first day trek to Dronagiri village via Ruing and Chiyacha (5-6 hrs). Set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 6: Dronagiri village - Bagni Bamak
Trek 5-6 hrs to Base Camp via Dronagiri Kol and Dronagiri Gad. Set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 7: Bagni Base Camp
Day free to explore the area. This is the base for climbing many mountains in region like Kalanka, Changabang etc. Overnight stay in in tents.

Day 8: Bagini Base - Dronagiri Village
Trek 4-5 hrs to Dronagiri village via Dronagiri Gad and Dronagiri Kol. Arrive and set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 9: Dronagiri - Kanarikhal - Garpak
Trek 4-5 hrs up to Garpak village via Kanari Khal pass. Set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Garpak - Kalla Khal Base
Trek 4-5 hrs to Kalla Khal base. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 11: Kalla Khal Base - Malari
Trek to Malari 6-7 hrs a beautiful village in the Niti Valley. Set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 12: Malari - Joshimath
Drive 65 kms to Joshimath via Jumma, Lata, Rini and Tapovan. Upon arrival check-in the Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 13: Joshimath - Rishikesh
Drive 253 km to Rishikesh. On arrival, check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14: Rishikesh - Delhi
Drive 225 km to Delhi. En route stop at Haridwar to visit Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat. Continue driving to Delhi and on arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15: Depart Delhi
Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later departure transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Jumma - Dronagiri - Bagni Bamak - Bagini Base - Dronagiri Village - Kanarikhal - Garpak - Kalla Khal Base - Malari - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi
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