Nanda Devi Trek is a trans-Himalayan trek which commences at Munsyari(2290 mts) and the course ascends up the Gori Ganga river gorge which separates the Nanda Devi group from the gorgeous peaks of the Panch Chulli group. The initial part of Nanda Devi Treks leads you from side to side the high Himalayan ridges to open up into the wide area of the gentler trans-Himalayan area. There is quaint Himalayan settlement on the way and villages like Rilkot and Martoli have houses that are at least one hundred and fifty years old reminding all one of the extent of Indo-Tibetan trade from side to side the old silk route. Five days of steady walking takes you to Pachu(3950 mts) the base camp area for Nanda Devi East.
The location is beautiful and we usually spend a full day over here. The return trip is finished in four days from here back to the Munsyari Hotel.
Day 1: Haridwar - Joshimath (1890 M/ 6197 FT)
After an early breakfast drive 270 km to Joshimath. Overnight in hotel at Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath
Clear all legal official procedure at Joshimath and visit the Badrinath temple. Overnight in guesthouse at Joshimath.
Day 3: Joshimath - Lata Village (2317 M / 7646 FT)
An hour’s drive takes you to the Lata Village road head. The trek to the village is 1.5 km. Visit the Nanda devi Temple and get a firsthand experience of the distinctive culture of the region. Overnight in the village.
Day 4: Lata Village - Lata Kharak (3689 M/ 12174 FT)
Today's trek is an 8.5 km trek with a steep incline. The going is difficult but very satisfying as the trail unfolds before one’s eyes. Lata Kharak is a high flat terrain with high peaks nearby it. Trekking time could vary from 5-10 hrs! Overnight in Camp.
Day 5: Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass (4250 M / 14025 FT)
A good night’s sleep and what a morning! Towering snowstorm clad peaks all around. Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi and many more. The trail today takes a steep scale to Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. From here on it ascends and descend through the Narrow ravine of Satkul to Dharansi Pass. Today's trekking distance is a total of 10 km. Overnight at Camp.
Day 6: Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta - Dharansi Pass (4250 M / 14025 FT)
On today's trail the Malthuni - Bethratoli Ridge's of the inner and outer refuge form a magnificent pass upto Rani Kholi and Donidar. The trail is a steep fall of about a kilometer to Debrugheta. Return to Dharansi Pass by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp.
Day 7: Dharansi Pass - Hitoli Camp Site (2900 M / 9570 FT)
A total of 12 km is covered today. From Jhandi Dhar a steep fall of 4.5 km to the Hitoli camp site through thick forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. Overnight at Camp.
Day 8: Hitoli Campsite - Joshimath (1890 M/ 6197 FT)
The 8 km trail takes one from side to side the village of Tolma to the road head from where it is a 30 km drive to Joshimath. The trek is from side to side thick forests. Overnight at guesthouse in Joshimath.
Day 9: Joshimath - Haridwar
After an early mealtime force down to Haridwar. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free O/N stay at Hotel.