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Trekking

Nanda Devi National Park (World Heritage Site)

Spread over an area of 630 sq. km., adjacent to the NandaDevi Peak, is the Nanda Devi National Park. It was established in 1980. The park area can be approached from Joshimath or Nandprayag in Chamoli district. A difficult trek has to be negotiated to reach this National Park. A unique mix of flora and fauna is characteristic of this park. The fauna includes the Brown and Himalayan black bears, Himalayan tahr, Snowleopards, Serow and Chir pheasants.

The amazing variety of flora and fauna, set amidst largely unspoiled environs has made this one of the great Biosphere Reserves of the world. The jewel in it's midst is Nanda Devi,which at 7817 m may not be the highest, but has been described by mountaineers as the most beautiful mountain peak in the world. Lately, the Sanctuary zone has been closed to trekkers as successive expeditions took an unsustainable toll of the flora and environs and left behind debris which was sought to be cleared by a recent expedition mounted by the Garhwal Rifles Regiment in 2001.

 

Itenerary Full Detials

 

Day

From –To

Drive/Trek (Kms)

Description

 

Delhi
Rishikesh (340 m)

260 Kms drive

Pick up from Delhi Airport / Railway / ISBT. and Drive to Rishikesh. Lunch in route, Over night stay at Rishikesh.

 

Rishikesh(340 m)
Joshimath (1890 m)

253 Kms drive

After breakfast drive to joshimath 253 kms. Lunch in route. Over night Xtreme Holiday Resort, Joshimath.

 

Joshimath

 

Day for obtaining final permission to venture into NDNP from forest authorities, Joshimath. Overnight Joshimath.

 

Joshimath
Lata Road Head (2000 m)
Lata Village (2317 m)

25 kms drive to Lata village road head and 1.5 km 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 the region. Visit Lata village and the famous Nanda Devi temple. Overnight in village.

 

Lata village
Lata Kharak (3689 m)

8.5 kms 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. 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 at 3689 m and high plateau surrounded by towering rocky Pinnacles. Overnight in Hut / Tent.

 

Lata Kharak
Jhandi Dhar
Bagfyana
Satkula
Dharansi Pass
(4250 m)

10 kms trek

Wake up at down to breath taking views of Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ronthi Peak (6003 m), Dronagiri (7066 m) and the vast view of Kunwari pass, Auli, Urgam valley and Lata Village. After breakfast trek begins with steep climb upto Jhandi Dhar and further up to Bagfyana pass. From Bagfyana the trail passes through a very narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and finally one arrives at the meadows of Dharansi pass where we stop for the overnight near the water point. Overnight in tents.

 

Dharansi Pass
Debrugheta (3500 m) and back to Dharansi Pass

14 kms trek

Like the inner sanctuary, the outer sanctuary also divided by the prominent Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge, between Dharansi Pass and Debrugheta. Both these ridges form magnificent cliffs terminating into the Rishi gorge. In the beginning the trail from Dharansi Pass to Rani Kholi and upto the 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.

 

Dharansi Pass (4250 m)
Satkula, Bagfyana Jhandi Dhar, Hitoli Compsite

12 kms trek

Return trek upto Jhandi Dhar of about 7.5 kms and then further steep descent of 4.5 kms through the rich forest of Rhododendron, Birch and Ragafur.
Overnight in tents at Hitoli campsite.

 

Hitoli Campsite
Tolma village, Surai Thotha (2161 m) road Head,
Joshimath

8 kms trek
and 30 kms drive

After breakfast 5 kms trek down to Tolma village through the rich forest of Thuner, Kail, Devdar and Surai. Then further trek down 3 kms to road head Surai Thotha. Drive to Joshimath 30 kms. Overnight in Xtreme Holiday Resort, Joshimath.

 

Joshimath
Rishikesh

253 kms drive

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh 253 kms. Lunch Enrotue. On arrival Rishikesh tour / trek concludes.

 

Rishikesh
Delhi

260 kms drive

Drive to Delhi. Lunch in route, Tour concludes.

@ per day- pre person = Rs = 2640 /-

Note : Package include , Transpoartion Rishikesh to joshimath by Innova /Tavera etc. joshimath to Auli- n- Tapovan to joshimath by Jeep or Summo. All three meals, Accumodation on twine shearing bases, treckking equipments (like Tents, Sleepingbag, ceremat, first aid kit, etc..) English speaking Guide n other trekking staff.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENTS :
Personal clothing, including woolen shirts, pullovers, T-shirt, shorts, leather jacket, long-johns, socks, personal toilet items, camers and film, should be included to suit the duration and altitude bags to collect and carry away garbage.
TRIP GRADING (Grade Description) :
Low altitude excursion, with or without trekking is appropriate for anyone in good health.

  1. Trekking below 5250m. upto six hours a day requires some trekking experience, through not essential. It would facilitate orientation.
  2. Trekking routes going above 5250m. thereby require greater physical activity, including sustained periods above the tree line. So, previous trekking experience is preferable.
  3. Good physical condition and basic mountaineering skills are essential.

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Useful Information

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