Nanda Devi National Park Trekking
The Nanda Devi National Park is a national park situated around the peak of Nanda Devi, 7,816 m (25,643 ft) in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India that was established in 1982. Along with the adjoining Valley of Flowers National Park to the northwest, it was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Day 1 : Rishikesh (340 m) to Joshimath (1890m) (253 km drive )
After breakfast, drive to Joshimath 253 km. Lunch on route, overnight TRH Joshimath.
Day 02 : Joshimath
Day for obtaining final permission to venture into NDNP from forest authorities, Joshimath. Overnight Joshimath.
Day 03 : Joshimath Lata Road Head (2000 m) Lata village (2317 m) 25 km drive to Lata village road head and 1.5 km trek to Lata village
This is the last human habitation on our trekking route. Trekking would be given on exposure with the unique culture and customs of the region. Visit Lata village and the famous Nanda Devi temple. Overnight in village.
Day 04 : Lata village Lata Kharak (3689 m) (8.5 km trek )
The first day of the trek is probably the toughest and involves a steep ascent of almost 1524 m with a break at Belta. Todays 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 3689m and high plateau surrounded by towering rocky Pinnacles. Overnight in Hut/tent.
Day 05 : Lata, Kharak, Jhandi Dhar, Bagfyana Satkul Dharansi Pass (4250 m) (10 km trek)
Wake up at down to breath taking view of Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi Peak (6003 m) Dronagiri (7066 m) and the vast view of Kunwari pass, Auli, Urgam Valley and Lata Village. After breakfast trek begins with a steep climb up to Jhandi Dhar and further up to Bagfyana pass. From Bagfyana the trail posses through a very narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and finally one arrive at the meadows of Dharansi pass where we stop for the overnight near the water point. Overnight in tents.
Day 06 : Dharansi Pass Debrugheta (3500 m) and back to Dharansi Pass (14 km trek)
Like the inner sanctuary, the prominent Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge, between Dharansi Pass and Debrugheta, also divides the outer sanctuary. Both these ridges from magnificent Pass to Rani Kholi and up to Donidhar is a gradual descent and then from Donidhar to Debrugheta is a steep descent of 750 m till one cross the improvised bridge over the stream. Afternoon return trek to Dharansi Pass. Overnight in tent.
Day 07 : Dharansi Pass (4250 m), Satkula, Bagfyana, Jhandi Dhar, Hitoli Campsite (12 km trek)
Return trek up to Jhandi Dhar of about 7.5 km and further steep descent of 4,5 km, through the rich forest of rhododendron (burans), birch and raga fur. Overnight in tents at Hitoli campsite.
Day 08 : Hitoli Campsite, Tolma village, Surai Thotha (2161 m) road head, Joshimath (8 km trek and 30 km drive)
Ater breakfast 5 km trek down to Tolma village through the rich forest ot Thuner, Kail, Ddevdar and Surai. Then further trek down 3 km to road head Surai Thotha. Drive to Joshimath 30 km. Overnight in TRH Joshimath.
Day 09 : Haridwar – Rudraprayag (165 kms / 6 Hours)
After breakfast to Rishikesh 253 km. Lunch enroute. On arrival Rishikesh tour / trek concludes.