The Nanda Devi National Park has been closed since 1982 to protect its bio-diversity and only now parts of the park have been open to the interested tourist. None less than Sir Edmund Hilary has described the sanctuary in glowing terms as "the training ground for adventure in India".
No description of this trek would do justice to the scenery that unfolds in front of your eyes. The snow-clad peaks like Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi Peak (6003 m), Dronagiri (7066 m) and of course India's highest peak Nanda Devi (7817 M) herself in all their Majesty. The trek also offers great views of the Auli Bugyals, Urgam valley and Lata village and moving through forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir.
|Duration||13 Nights / 14 Days|
|Max Altitude||4250 Mtrs.|
|Best Time||April-mid June & Sep. Oct.|
|Places Visit||Arrive Delhi-Hardwar-Rishikesh-Joshimath-Lata Village-Lata Kharak-Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta - Dharansi Pass-Debrugheta-Hitoli Campsite - Joshimath-Ranikhet-Nainital-Delhi Dep.|
Day 01: Arrive Delhi : On arrival meet to or representative and transfer to the Hotel. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi-Hardwar-Rishikesh : Morning Transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station and time to catch train for Haridwar. On arrival meet to local guide at the station, lunch at Haridwar after lunch visit the Ghats, Temples and Ashrams. Late evening witness the Ganga Arti "Ganga Ceremony" than drive to 30km/ 1 hrs to Rishikesh, on arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Rishikesh- Joshimath (1890 M) : After an early breakfast drive 250 km to Joshimath. Joshimath Town has many temples and memorials of "Aadhi Shankaracharya" it is the gate way to Badrinath - Valley of Flower, & Hemkund (Lokpal temple). On arrival check in hotel, rest of the time visit local market and Temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Joshimath - Badrinath – Joshimath (100 km) : After an early breakfast start our journey to Badrinath, the holist place for ever Hindu, full day excursion of "Vishnu Temple" afternoon drive back to Joshimath, overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Joshimath - Lata Village (2345m) : After breakfast an hours drive takes you to the Lata Village. The trek to the village is 1.5 km. Visit the Nanda Devi Temple and get a first hand experience of the distinctive culture of the region. Overnight in the village. Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Lata Village - Lata Kharak (3689 M) : Today's trek is an 9km trek with a steep incline. The way is arduous but very satisfying as the trail unfolds before ones eyes. Lata Kharak is a high plateau with high peaks surrounding its. 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 07: Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass (4250 M) : A good nights sleep and what a morning! Towering snow clad peaks all around. Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi and many more. The trail today takes a steep climb to Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. From here on it ascends and descends through the Narrow gorge of Satkul to Dharansi Pass. Today's trekking distance is a total of 10 km. Overnight at Camp. (5-6 hrs trek)
Day 08: Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta - Dharansi Pass (4250 M) : On today's trail the Malthuni - Bethratoli Ridge's of the inner and outer sanctuary form a magnificent pass up-to Rani Kholi and Donidar. The trail is a steep descent of about a kilometer to Debrugheta. Return to Dharansi Pass by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp. (6-7 hrs trek)
Day 09: Dharansi Pass - Hitoli Camp Site (2900 M) : A total of 14 km is covered today. From Jhandi Dhar a steep descent of 4.5 km to the Hitoli camp site through thick forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. Overnight at Camp. (5-6 hrs trek)
Day 10: Hitoli Campsite - Joshimath (1890 M) : The 8 km trail takes one through the village of Tolma to the road head from where it is a 30 km drive to Joshimath. The trek is through thick forests. Overnight at guesthouse in Joshimath. (5-6 hrs trek/ 1hrs drive)
Day 11: Joshimath - Ranikhet : After an early breakfast drive down to Ranikhet (220km). On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 12 : Ranikhet- Nainital : After leisure breakfast drive 85 km to Nainital, Pm sightseeing of Nainital. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Nainital-Delhi : Early in the morning drive to 310km/ 6-7 hrs to Delhi, on arrival at Delhi, check in hotel for overnight.
Day 14: Delhi Dep. : After breakfast Full day New and Old Delhi sightseeing, visit Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Government buildings, Pm after lunch visit Qutab Minar, Humayu's Tomb, and Lotus Temple, later after dinner drive to International airport. End the Tour.