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Nanda Devi Trek

11 Days
  • 13,622 ft
  • 55 km
  • Hard
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek

Nanda Devi is a sacred mountain in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and is also the second-highest mountain in India. The Nanda Devi trek takes trekkers through the Nanda Devi National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The area has historical significance as it was once the site of the Chipko movement, a non-violent protest against deforestation in the 1970s.

The trek is known for its beautiful scenery, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and spectacular views of the Nanda Devi peak. The region is home to several ethnic communities, including the Bhotias, who have a long history of trade with Tibet. Trekkers can experience the rich cultural heritage of the region by visiting ancient temples, traditional villages, and monasteries.

The Nanda Devi trek is also an important pilgrimage route for Hindus, who consider the mountain to be the abode of the goddess Nanda Devi. Every year, a festival is held in the nearby village of Nauti to honor the goddess. The festival is a colorful affair and features traditional dances, music, and religious rituals.

Overall, the Nanda Devi trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and religious significance, making it a popular destination for trekkers and pilgrims alike.

Nanda Devi Trek Highlights

  • Trekking through the beautiful Nanda Devi National Park.
  • Exploring the charming villages and interacting with locals.
  • Witnessing the breathtaking views of Nanda Devi and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Crossing the challenging high-altitude mountain passes.
  • Camping amidst the stunning natural landscapes.
  • Spotting rare and exotic wildlife such as the snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear.
  • Visiting the ancient and sacred temples and shrines along the way.
  • Learning about the local culture and traditions.

Nanda Devi Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Arrive in Haridwar and transfer to your hotel.
Attend the Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri in the evening.
Rest and prepare for the upcoming trek.

Distance: Approximately 270 km
Duration: 9-10 hours
Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath, a picturesque town.
Check into your hotel and acclimatize to the altitude.

Distance: Approximately 30 km
Duration: 2-3 hours (Drive)
Altitude: 2,200 meters (Lata Village)
Drive to Lata Village, the starting point of the trek.
Begin the trek to Lata Kharak, a distance of approximately 6 km.
Altitude: 3,658 meters (Lata Kharak)
Camp at Lata Kharak and enjoy the stunning views.

Distance: Approximately 10 km (round trip)
Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 4,240 meters (Dharansi Pass)
Trek to Dharansi Pass, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
Return to Lata Kharak for an overnight stay.

Distance: Approximately 7 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3,350 meters (Tolma Village)
Trek to Tolma Village, passing through lush meadows.
Camp at Tolma Village and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

Distance: Approximately 12 km
Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 3,560 meters (Kuari Pass Base Camp)
Trek to Kuari Pass Base Camp, ascending through scenic landscapes.
Set up camp and rest for the night.

Distance: Approximately 10 km
Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 4,200 meters (Nanda Devi Base Camp)
Trek to Nanda Devi Base Camp, offering spectacular views.
Camp at Nanda Devi Base Camp and enjoy the majestic surroundings.

Spend the day exploring the Nanda Devi Base Camp area.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Nanda Devi peak.
Overnight stay at Nanda Devi Base Camp.

Distance: Approximately 10 km
Duration: 6-7 hours
Descend back to Kuari Pass Base Camp.
Camp at Kuari Pass Base Camp for the night.

Distance: Approximately 7 km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 2,800 meters (Auli)
Trek to Auli, a popular skiing destination.
Reach Auli and rest in comfortable accommodation.

Distance: Approximately 260 km
Duration: 8-9 hours
Drive back to Haridwar.
Conclude your Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek with cherished memories.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to complete the Nanda Devi trek?

The duration of the Nanda Devi trek varies depending on the route chosen, but it generally takes around 7-10 days.

Is a permit required for trekking in the Nanda Devi region?

Yes, a permit is required for trekking in the Nanda Devi region, and it can be obtained from the local authorities or forest department.

What are the common starting points for Nanda Devi treks?

Lata Village, Joshimath, and Munsiyari are common starting points for Nanda Devi treks.

Do I need prior trekking experience for Nanda Devi trekking?

Yes, prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended for Nanda Devi trekking due to its challenging nature.

Are there any age restrictions for Nanda Devi trekking?

While there are no specific age restrictions, trekkers should be physically fit and able to handle the demanding terrain.

Are there any risks of altitude sickness during the Nanda Devi trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the Nanda Devi trek, and it is essential to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.

What should I pack for the Nanda Devi trek?

Essential items include trekking gear, warm clothing, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, and sufficient food and water.

Is it necessary to carry cash during the trek?

It is advisable to carry sufficient cash as ATMs may not be available along the trekking route.

Are there any medical facilities available during the Nanda Devi trek?

Basic medical facilities may be available in some villages, but it is recommended to carry a personal first aid kit and any necessary medications.

Can I do the Nanda Devi trek solo?

While it is possible to do the Nanda Devi trek solo, it is safer to trek with a group or experienced guide due to the challenging nature of the terrain.

Are there any wildlife or flora attractions during the trek?

The Nanda Devi region is known for its diverse flora and fauna, including alpine flowers, rare orchids, and species like Himalayan musk deer and snow leopard.

What is the difficulty level of the Nanda Devi trek?

he Nanda Devi trek is considered to be challenging

Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,622 ft
  • 55 km
  • Hard
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60