Nanda Devi Base Camp Trekking at Rishikesh

Adventure India
USD1400
  • 18 days
    (Duration)
  • Very Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trekking at Rishikesh by Adventure India



Description

This classic trek that retraces the pioneering steps of Shipton and Tilman through the Himalayas. The centerpiece of the Garwhal region is undoubtedly the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Until 1934, the gorge of the Rishiganga River and the immediate area around Nanda Devi peak was one of the least known and most inaccessible parts of the Himalayan region. In the Sanctuary, the mountains stand in a vast amphitheatre, seventy miles in circumference and about 6,000m high. The Nanda Devi Sanctuary is drained in part, by the Alaknanda and Saraswati rivers.

It was in 1934 when Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman eventually managed to find their way to the Sanctuary, which was unexplored till then. This paved the way for the Anglo-American mountain expedition of 1936 to ultimately climb the peak. When Tilman and Odell reached the top of Nanda Devi on 29th August 1936, they had reached the highest point ever climbed by man till then. And this height record stood till the French stood on top of Annapurna in Nepal in 1950 - the first 8,000m peak to be climbed by man.


Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Delhi- Once you arrival at Delhi airport, you will meet our representative who will respectfully escort you to your hotel.

  • Day 2:

    Delhi – Kathgodam (300 Kms by train)- In the morning half day sightseeing at Delhi and by evening transfer to railway station to board Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station at 2245 hrs and reach Kathgodam early next morning at 0600 hrs. Overnight journey.

  • Day 3:

    Kathgodam - Almora – Munsyari (2290 Mt) 300 Kms/8-9 hrs.- Upon arrival at Kathgodam drive to Munsyari via Almora. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight.

  • Day 4:

    Munsyari - Lilam (1850 Mt) (14 Kms/ 5-6 hrs)- In the morning we will start our first day trek to Lilam via Darkot. From Darkot the trek is descent to the Gori Ganga and continues descending until to the River at Jimighat. From here trek upward to Lilam. On arrival setup camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 5:

    Lilam – Bugdiar (2500 Mt) (12 Kms/5-6 hrs)- In the morning we will trek up to Bugdiar. Enroute we will cross the thick forest of Utees and other trees. After an upward trek we will reach Bugdiar. Here we can see Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival set up campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 6:

    Bugdiar– Martoli (3430 mt) (14 Kms/5-6 hrs)- We continue trekking along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges. This beautiful trail passes through gorges and meadows leading to Railkot. The trek continues to the village Martoli situated at the edge of Lwan Gad Valley. Overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 7:

    Martoli – Milam (3450 Mt) (11kms/5-6 hrs)- 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 8:

    Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam (6 Kms /3-4 hrs)- After breakfast trek towards the Milam Glacier. On arrival explore the glacier; one can view the magnificent peaks of Rishi Parvat (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishul I (7074 M). Later trek back to Milam for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 9:

    Milam- The day is to relax/exploration activities at individual level. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 10:

    Milam – Lwani (13 Kms/5-6 hrs)- After breakfast trek down to Lwani. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 11:

    Lwani – Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4150 Mt) (13kms/5-6 hrs)- In the morning we will start our trek to base of Nanda Devi east. The route is full of thrill and we will pass a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M) and Naspanpatti (3850 M) in Nanda Devi. Set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 12:

    Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Nanda Devi East (3 Kms one side/3-4 hrs)- In the morning we will set out a trek for Nanda Devi east. Explore the terrain and return back in the base camp for dinner & overnight stay.

  • Day 13:

    Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Martoli (3430 Mt) (14 Kms/5-6 hrs)- After an early breakfast trek to Martoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 14:

    Martoli - Bugdiar (2500 Mt) (13 Kms/4-5 hrs)- In the morning after breakfast trek down to Bugdiar via Railkot. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 15:

    Bugdiar – Lilam (12 Kms/4 hrs)- Trek down to Lilam. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 16:

    Lilam – Munsyari (2290 Mt)- This is our last day trek to Munsyari. This is another easy day to reach Munsyari. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

  • Day 17:

    Munsyari – Kathgodam- Early in morning drive to Delhi. Overnight journey.

  • Day 18:

    Delhi Departure & fly out- Arrive at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel to relax yourself. In the evening you will be escorted to the international airport for your flight back home.


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