Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country and is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. In 1934 first entry into the inner Sanctuary by Eric Shipton and H. W. Tilman & in 1936 The first ascent of Nanda Devi by Odell and Tilman. Trek to the base of India’s second-highest peak, Nanda Devi at 7816 meters. This trek is the dream of every trekker, after closer to the Nanda Devi’s sanctuary, the Nanda Devi East became the soul of trekkers. Today with an inner line permit it has now become possible to walk up to the Nanda Devi base camp through the Johar Valley from Munsyari.
This moderate to strenuous trek starts at Munsyari 2290 meters, a small town with scenic & breathtaking views of Panchachuli peaks. The route to the massif passes through beautiful Milam valley and through ancient villages, alpine meadows, and glaciated tracks. The trek to Nanda Devi East Base Camp leads off at an altitude of approximately 4,200 meters en route to Milam Glacier. The journey undertaken once remains framed forever with the magnificent view of Rishi Parvat 6,692 meters, Hardeol 7,151 meters, and Trishul I 7,074 meters.
Region – Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand, Duration – 20 days, Max altitude – 4150 meters / 13612 feet, Best season – April to June & Sept to Oct
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Day 02: Train/drive to Kathgodam, drive Almora (1810 m)
Day 03: Drive Munsyari (2050 m)
Day 04: Drive to Dhapa, Trek to Lilam (1850 m)
Day 05: Trek to Bugdiyar (2410 m)
Day 06: Trek to Rilkote (3045 m) – Martoli (3385 m)
Day 07: Trek to Ganghar (3310 m)
Day 08: Trek to Panchu glacier (4150 m)
Day 09: Explore Panchu glacier (3385 m)
Day 10: Trek to Milam
Day 11: Explore Milam glacier
Day 12: Trek to Lwani
Day 13: Trek to Nanda Devi East base camp (4150m)
Day 14: Trek to Martoli (3430m)
Day 15: Trek to Bugdiyar (2500m)
Day 16: Trek to Lilam
Day 17: Trek to Dhapa, drive to Munsyari
Day 18: Drive to Ranikhet – Nainital
Day 19: Drive to Kathgodam, train to Delhi
Day 20: Arrive in Delhi morning. Flight back home.