Trekking in Nandadevi Tours In Indian Himalayas
TREKS IN GARHWAL HIMALAYAS
In contemplating the eternity and beauty of the Himalayas…
our soul rises up to God, the creator and Lord of Nature " .
Awesome, serene and inspiring snow bound Himalayas of Uttaranchal one of nature's most beautiful gift to mankind. Green Garhwal is the place where the dreams of trekkers and nature lovers come true. There are many treks situated to every kind of trekker, of whatever age. We have deign a tailor made fix departure trips for trekking in Garhwal & Kumaon Himalayas. There is many opportunity in all types of trek , to see the most diverse kinds of flora and fauna , a life time experience to meet the wonderful villages and friendly people, there culture, who share with you their simple variety of food and simple pleasures
"NANDA DEVI CLASSIC TREK"
This classic trek retraces the pioneering steps of Shipton and Tilman through the Garhwal Himalaya. It takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Trail leads among beautiful dense and oak forests, crossing passes , springs , beautiful tiny villages and enchanting green grassy meadow.
During the trek there are many views of the
surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama
of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m),
Dronagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).
The immediate landscape has been beautifully tamed by centuries of low-key habitation and cultivation but the constant backdrop of the mighty Himalayan peaks makes for a magnificence unrivalled elsewhere in the region.
"NANDA DEVI CLASSIC
Region : Garhwal Himalayas.
Duration : 10 / 12 Days
Altitude : Max. 4400m.
Grade : Moderate
Place Covered : Rishikesh : Mundoli (1750m) : Wan (2450m) : Bedni Bugyal (3354m) : Sutol (2192m) : Ramni (1982m): Dhakwani (2286m) : Kuaripass (4268m): Tapovan (1829m) : Joshimath (1890m.
Best Season : April / May / June / August / September / October / Mid November
Day 01: Rishikesh /
Joshimath - Mundoli (264 km), 1350 m.
We follow the gently winding road into the heart of the Garwhal foothills, pass Rudraprayag with its memorial stone to Jim Corbett and the famous man eating leopard and we go up to the Pindar valley. We camp above the road-head near Mundoli. O/N - Camp.
Day 02: Mundoli - Wan
(13 km), duration 5 / 6 hours, 2450 m.
An excellent start to the journey through rhododendrons forest, hand-tilled fields and small friendly villages. We camp near an old Forest Rest House with impressively large deodars.
Day 03: WAN/BEDNI/NANDA
GHUNTI TREK (12 km) : Duration 6-7 hrs.(3354 m). O/N:CAMP
Today involves a long climb to the magnificent bugyal or grazing meadow of Bedni. Here we are rewarded with startling views of Trisul (7120m) and Nanda Ghunti (6390m). A tougher day of steep ascent and descent. O/N -Camp.
Day 04: Nanda Ghunti -
Kanol, (10 km), duration 6 / 7 hours, 2086 m.
Classic walk as we head north for rolling meadows bordered with ancient rhododendron trees which give the most wonderful display of colours in spring. The trails are good and the scenery magnificent.We camp near a river beside the village of Kanol. O/N - Camp.
Day 05: Kanol -
Nandakini Valley (13 km), duration 6 / 7 hours, 1982m.
We start the day by trekking up and out of the Nandakini valley, a tough climb along good trails. Birds of prey such as Lammergeyer, Golden Eagle and Himalayan Griffon are common in this area.Camp in a peaceful and wonderful meadow for the night. O/N - Camp.
Day 06: Nandakini Valley
- Nanda Devi (Semkharak) (12 km), duration 7 / 8 hours, 2060 m.
A day traversing one of the main valleys near the Inner Sanctuary of the Nanda Devi.A steep descent to our campsite above the gorge of the Bharagithi. O/N - Camp.
Day 07: Nanda Devi -
Pana (14 km), duration 7 / 8 hours, 2448 m.
We cross the river on a splendid suspension bridge. Shipton and Tilman were not so fortunate and had to improvise a crossing out of fallen trees, trunks and ropes. From the river we climb steeply to a level trail to the next camp, in sight of the Kuari Pass.
Day 8 : Pana - Dhakwani
(15 km ), duration 8 / 9 hours, 3668 m.
An easier day: we camp at Dhakwani near the base of the Kuaripass in preparation for an early start the next day.
Day 09: KUARI PASS ( 12
km), duration 5/6 hours, 4268m.
We make a pre-dawn start for the pass to gain the best views. We follow the zigzag path to the top of the pass. The route is not difficult and the views that unfold at the top are unrivalled anywhere in the Himalayas. A stunning panorama of snow covered 6000 and 7000m peaks stretches as far as the eye can see. After savouring this moment we descend to a sheltered grazing meadow to watch the peaks fade into the twilight. O/N- Camp.
Day 10: Kuari Pass -
Joshimath, duration 8 / 9 hours, 1871m.
The final day of our classic trek. We descend further the Alaknanda valley and the small settlement of Tapovan where we meet our transport to Joshimath,the important halting point for Shipton and Tilman during their explorations...
Day 11: JOSHIMATH/RISHIKESH
DRIVE:08-09 HRS O/N: HOTEL
We continue our journey to Rishikesh. O/N - Hotel/Camp.