Nanda Devi Trek Adventure Tour Package6 night - 7 daysPackage Code: HTPC000552
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Nanda Devi Trek Adventure Tour Package.
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve consists of Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park and is admired for its trekking locations. It also hosts few of the very popular pilgrimage routes, passing through some of the most breathtaking and scenic locations that includes a huge range of varying flora and fauna.
Nanda Devi reserve provides an excellent location for trekking, birding and photography. This place is a must visit for adventure seekers and trekking enthusiasts. Legend says that that a marauding prince demanded to marry Nanda Devi that resulted in war. Nanda Devi fled after her father was killed. She escaped to the top of the mountains where she was protected by a ring of mountains to a stretch of around 110 km and 12 peaks of 6000 mt in height that stand today as a part of the Mighty Himalayas.
Why you should visit Nanda Devi National Park
This 7 day trip package is designed to fill your hunger of adventure and lust to explore the nature in its full form. Nanda Devi NP as said is the home of natural untouched beauty so if you are looking for a vacation filled with adventure in the lap of scenic and majestic Himalayas and have a taste of adrenaline in your system then this trek is made for you. This trek is an excellent opportunity for wildlife enthusiast, birders, photography enthusiasts and people looking for some time alone in the wilderness of the nature.
The flora and fauna found in abundance in this region is listed below.
The buffer zone of the forest houses mountain trees and flowers like fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper. The region around the Nanda Devi Glacier is relatively dry compared to the outer trekking zone and hence there is not much vegetation. Nanda Devi Biosphere is home to around 312 floral species and around 17 of which are considered rare.
Nanda Devi is an excellent location for wildlife and birding enthusiasts. This park inhibits around 80 species of animal population like bharal, Himalayan tahr, serow, goral, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, common langur, Himalayan musk deer etc.
Also there is around 80 species of birds spotted in this park that includes warblers, gresbreaks, rose finches and Himalayan kingfisher.
Places Around Nanda Devi National Park
Joshimath is an important point of stoppage from where trek to Valley of Flowers and travel to Badrinath begins. It is at a distance of 23 km from the Nanda Devi National Park. The Nanda Devi peak is itself a challenging mountaineering location that invites mountaineers from all around the world as it is one of the toughest peaks to climb in the world.
Best time To Visit
Nanda Devi has a very distinct climate. For six months of the year after Oct/Nov, the area is covered with snow, while for the rest of the year it is has a dry climate with heavy rainfall from June to August. April to June is the best time to visit the park when there is a minor rise in temperature and snow melts giving time for beautiful flora to grow around.
Nanda Devi Trek Adventure Tour Package- Overview
Nanda Devi National Park is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The spectacular panoramas of peaks encircling the National Park are Trishul (7120 m) Dunagiri (7066 m) Nanda Devi (7817 m) Nanda Devi East (7430 m) Bethartoli (6352 m) etc. The beautiful surroundings is filled with rare and beautiful varieties of flora and fauna like Brahma-Kamal and Bharal (blue mountain goat) making this sanctuary worth visiting.
Sir Edmund Hillary has described that the Nanda Devi Sanctuary as “God-gifted wilderness-India’s-training ground for adventure” in his biography.
Nanda Devi Trek Adventure Tour Package – An Overview
Nanda Devi National Park (N30 25 7.00 E79 50 59.00) is spread in an area of 71,210 ha and is surrounded by a large buffer zone of 514,857 that is home of rare wildlife and mountain flowers in this region. This area is located within the Western Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA) is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it inhibits mountain animals like snow leopard, Bharal etc.
How to Reach
By air - The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant at Dehradun at a distance of around 295 km from the Nanda Devi National Park. There are regular flights to Delhi from this airport. The Nearest International airport is in New Delhi and is about 500 km away from Joshimath.
By rail - The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh but the number of trains coming here is less, Haridwar is the main station that is connected to all the major cities of the country. From here you can visit Joshimath by road.
By road - Metaled roads are there till Joshimath from where one has to trek to reach this place. The place is inaccessible for six months of the year and it is only in summers that treks to this region can be organized.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Hotels or camps.
- All meals (veg), tea and coffee.
- SUV and Volvo charges as per itinerary.
- All forest entry fee.
- Guide fee.
- Still camera charges and all taxes.
- Porters and ponies. (Ponies will carry one luggage each from member that must not exceed 20 kgs.)
- Camping equipments including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping liners, sleeping mats, toilet tents, cooking Gear etc.
- Kitchen Staff that will accompany the team.
- Flight/Train fare to Delhi, although can be arranged on special request.
- Additional meals and beverages/alcohol (although it is not recommended to consume alcohol during the trek.)
- Trip insurance.
- Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls etc.
- Extra Porters or mules if one wants to hire.
- Extended stay due to bad weather will not be covered in the itinerary.
- Rescue and medical charges.
- Your accommodation in New Delhi is not covered in the package but will be arranged if requested. Minimum hotel price starts from 2000 rs.
Recommended trekking Gear
- Back pack – 60 liters recommended. (Will be carried by a porter or pony.)
- Waist Pouch for medicines, quick cash etc.
- Clothing – 2 set of trousers, thermal wear, extra underwear, 4 t-shirts max, jacket or sweater, ear bands, raincoat.
- Footwear – Extra pair of socks (Woolen + Cotton, a pair each), sport shoes or trekking shoes (woodland/reebok/nike)
- Misc. – Torch, Swiss knife/pen knife, sunglasses, water bottle, camera with extra batteries and memory cards,
- Toiletries – Toothpaste, toothbrush, bath soap, paper soap, sunscreen, insect repellent etc.
- Medical – Aspirin, pain relief spray, band air, cotton, antacid tablets, other medicines if recommended by doctor (in such case also bring your medical certificate.)
7 day Trip Itinerary
Delhi – Rishikesh (255 kms/8hrs)
Our representatives will pick you up from New Delhi airport/station and arrange your travel to Rishikesh by AC Volvo bus where you’ll be transferred to a hotel for stay and freshening up. Afternoon you are free for sightseeing in the city or go for river rafting. Stay and sightseeing in Rishikesh will depend on your arrival timings.
Rishikesh- Joshimath (220 kms/7 hrs)
After some local sightseeing we will leave for Joshimath by road and will stop Dev prayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet and become to holy River Ganga. After reaching Joshimath you will be transferred to the hotel and we will obtain final permission to venture into NDNP from forest authorities while you will be free for sightseeing around Joshimath area and enjoy the beautiful scenic surroundings around the Himalayan valley.
Joshimath was established by Adi Shankaracharya as a religious centre and serves as home of Sri Badrinathji during winters. You can visit temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh in this area. Vistors admire Joshimath for its scenic beauty.
Joshimath to Lata village (25 km drive to Lata village road head and 1.5 km trek to Lata village)
We leave Joshimath after early breakfast and reach Lata to trek upto Lata village that a 1.5 km walk. Visit ancient Nanda Devi temple en route and explore the culture and heritage of this region. Lata is the birthplace of the Chipko movement in the Himalayas along with treks through the forests that they hugged and protected.
Overnight stay and dinner in village.
Lata Village – Lata Kharak (8.5 km trek/ 9 hours)
Start for another 8.5 kilometer steep trek upto Lata Kharak that takes around 9 hour to complete. Overnight stay and dinner at Lata Kharak Camp.
The walk from Lata village is beautiful and serene where you pass in between of forests of Oak, Rhododendron and Pine. Trek to Lata Kharak is probably the toughest part of entire Nanda Devi Biosphere trek that involves a 1524 m steep ascent with a break at Belta.
The peaks of Nanda Devi such as Ronthi & Nanda Ghunti, Bethartoli, Nanda Khat can be seen from very near at Lata Kharak along with panoramic views of Lata village, Tapovan, Dhak & Bhavisya Badri.
Overnight stay and dinner at camp.
Lata Kharak – Dharani Pass (4250 mts/13940 ft) (10 kms/4 -5 hrs)
Morning starts with a clear view of the Himalayan ranges and we start to climb on the route to Jhandi Dhar. We can visit Tolma village in the route followed by a steep trail to Bagfyana Pass that continues upto 500 meters. After Bagfyana pass you pass the Satkul gorge to reach Dharani pass via a continuously ascending and descending trail. From here you can get a majestic clear view of Nanda Devi peak. The vast panoramic views of Kunwari pass, Auli, Urgam Valley and Lata Village can also be seen from here.
Overnight camping at Dharani Pass.
Dharani Pass – Debrugheta – Dharani Pass (14 km trek/8-10 hours both ways)
Trek in the morning begins for Dharanai pass via Malthuni - Bethratoli ridges of the inner and outer sanctuary that form a magnificent pass. This pass descents upto Rani Kholi and up to Donidhar. There is a steep descent of 750m from Donidhar to Debrugheta. Depending on your luck you can spot the mountain animals like black bear, musk deer and monal pheasant in this area. Debrugheta is a beautiful dense forest location as a part of Nanda Devi reserve. After spending time at Debrugheta we will return to Dharansi Pass where we will spend the night and dinner in tent.
Dharani Pass – Hitoli (12 km trek/7-8 hours)
We return to Jhandidhar by a 7.5 km trek followed by a 4.5 km steep trek to Hitoli taking a route between the forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. These forests provide an excellent location for birding. After crossing the forest we reach Hitoli campsite for overnight stay and dinner.
Hitoli – Taloma Village – Joshimath (8 km trek and 30 km drive/10 hours)
We start early morning after breakfast for a 5 km trek towards Tolma village. We cross the rich forest of Thuner, Kail, Deodar and Surai which is filled with some rare and exquisite species of birds. From here we move to Surai Thotha village by a 3 km trek from where we leave for Joshimath by road for overnight stay and dinner in hotel.
Joshimath – Haridwar – New Delhi
We check out of hotel after breakfast and start for New Delhi via Haridwar by Volvo or SUV depending on your package. Upon reaching New Delhi you get transferred to Airport/Railway Station where your trip ends.
- Hotel Dronagiri – 1500 (Contact - 9410126609)
- Char Dham Camp – 1800 (Contact – 9910384482)
- Himalyan Abode – 1250 (Contact – 9412082247)
- 3/5 Star Hotels
- Cliff Top Club Resort – 9000 rs
Camping charges available at trekking points are included in the package.