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» Name of trek--------Nanda Devi trek
» Region  --------------- Garhwal Himalayas
» Duratio  -------------- 10 days
» Sector   ---------- Joshimath
» Grade    ----------------- Moderate
» Best season  ----------------  May – June & September - October
» Highest Altitude --------------( 4250 )
 

Nanda Devi National Park Tour And Trek

Nanda Devi National park is situated in chamoli district of Uttaranchal. One can view spectacular panorama of peaks encircling the park ie. Trishul (7120 mts.), Dunagiri (7066 mts.), Nanada Devi (7817), Nanda Devi East (7430 mts.), Bethartoli ( 6352 mts.) etc.  In 1982 access to trekkers into the park was banned to protect its bio diversity.

The Nanda Devi National Park which has been declared a word heritage site has been partially opened recently for restricted number of tourist. Sir Edmund Hillary, in his autobiography , has described that the “ Nanda Devi Sanctuary  is God – gifted wilderness- India’s training ground for adventure” …. mts.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
  Day From - To Drive / trek (Kms.) Description  
           
  1. Rishikesh (340mts.)
Joshimath (1890 mts.)
253 kms. drive After breakfast drive to Joshimath 253 kms. Lunch en route. O/N. Hotel, Joshimath.  
  2. Joshimath --- Day for obtaining final permission to venture into NDBR from forest authorities, Joshimath. Local S/S. O/N. Joshimath.  
  3. Joshimath/Lata village
(2317 mts.)
25 kms. drive to
Lata village road
head and 1.5 kms.
trek to Lata village
This is the last human habitation  on our trekking  route. Trekkers would  be given an exposure with the unique culture and customs of region. Visit Lata village and the famous Nanda Devi temple. O/N. in village.  
  4. Lata village /Lata Kharak
(3689 mts.)
8.5s. The first day trek is probably the toughest and involves a steep ascent of almost 1524 mts  with a break at Belta. Today’s trek can be anything from 6 to 10 hours depending  upon the individual trekkers. However it is an excellent beginning from the point of view of acclimatization. The camp/hut at Lata Kharak is situated on the height of 3689 mts. and high plateau surrounded by towering rocky Pinnacales. O/N. huts/tent  
  5. Lata Kharak/Jhandidha
r/Dharansi (4250 mts.)
10 kms. trek Wake up and down to breath taking view of Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 mts.), Nanda Ghunti (6309 mts.), Dronagiri (7066 mts.) and vast view of Kunwari Pass, Auli, UrgamValley and Lata village. After breakfast trek begins with a steep climb upto Jhandidhar and further up to Bagfyana and trail passes through a very narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and finally one arrives at the meadows of Dharansi pas where we stop for overnight camping.  
  6. Dharansi Pass/ Debrogeta
(3500 mts.) and back to
Dharansi Pass.  
14 kms. trek. Like he inner sanctuary, he outer sanctuary is also divided by the prominent Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge, between  Dharansi Pass and Dibruheta. Both these ridges from magnificent cliffs terminating into the Rishi gorge. In the beginning the trail from Dharansi Pass to Rani Kholi and upto Donidhar is a gradual descent and then from Donidhar to Dibrugheta is a steep descent of 750 mts. till one cross the improvised bridge over the steam. After noon trek return to Dharansi Pass. O/N. tents.
 
  7. Dharansi pass/Satkula
/Bagfyana/Jhandidhar/Hitoli.
12 kms. trek Return trek up to Jhandidhar of about 7.5 ms. And then further steep descent of 4.5 kms. through rich forest of Rhododendron, Birch and ragafur. Overnight in tents Hitoli camp site.  
  8. Hitoli/Tolma village/Surai Thota
(2161 mts.)/ Joshimath.
8 kms. trek and
30 kms. drive.
After breakfast 5 kms. trek down to Tolama village through the rich forest of  Thunner, Kail, Deodar and Surai. Then further trek down to road head Surai Thota. Drive to Joshimath. O/N hotel.  
  9. Joshimath/Rishikesh. 253 kms. drive After breakfast drive to Rishikesh lunch en route. O/N. Tour Concluded.  
  10. Rishikesh -  Delhi --- DEPARTURE…  
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
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