Nanda Devi National Park Summer Trek

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Nanda Devi National Park Summer Trek

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Delhi - Haridwar - Rudraprayag

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    Day From-To Transport & time Description
    New Delhi-Haridwar By train 250 kms App 04 hours Board the fast Dehradun Shatabdi at 0650 hrs (subject to confirmation) in AC Chair cars. Breakfast en-route. Arrive Haridwar 1120 hrs

    • Haridwar (300 m) Rudraprayag (1200m) 160 kms 07 hours drive on mountain roads Transfer to SUVs to drive through picturesque mountain roads to stop for lunch at Kaudiyala. Stop at Deoprayag to see the point where River Ganga or Ganges forms. Overnight Hotel Monal
    • Rudraprayag (1200m) Joshimath (1890m) - Suraithota (2303 m) 150 kms 05-06 hours Start early around 0630 hrs after a light breakfast, Brunch at Joshimath, before driving app 30 kilometres to Suraithota, which takes about one hour.
    • Suraithota (2303 m) Tolma village (2575 m) 03 kms walk up from road head to the Tolma village. App 02-03 hours Reach Suraithota around 1300 hrs to walk up to Tolma a hamlet of 15 homes where people offer basic but very comfortable home stays. Day at leisure to relax, walk around, taste local food and make friends. For the next five days this will be the last human habitation on the trekking route. Overnight in village.
    • Tolma village (2575 m) An easy five kilometre walk across the Lama river to acclimatise and check the surroundings The day largely at leisure to acclimatise and explore the surroundings. Visit the excellent high altitude herbs and medicinal plants garden maintained by the village and meet its knowledgeable keeper. Walk to the river and beyond with the village children as they take the cattle to graze. Look for wild Blue Sheep or Bharal, as they are locally called, on the slope opposite the village. Overnight in Tolma village.
    • Tolma -Karichaun (3030 m) 05 kms (four hours) Start around 0800 hrs on a relatively gentle climb through Deodar, pine, Cyprus and birch forests to a water source called Karichaun for the first day to prepare for the long haul the next day. Relax, acclimatise, bird watch. Overnight in camp
    • Karichaun(3030m)Himtuli(3636) - Jhandidhar (4200) 12 km (08 hours) We start at 0700 after a light breakfast for a climb to Himtuli through shaded birch and Yew forests trying to spot the Monal pheasant, musk deer and others. After lunch and rest at Himtuli we go up a steep climb to Jhandidhar, the entrance of the Nanda Devei National Park. Overnight at Jhandidhar in tents
    • Jhandi Dhar(4200m)- Bagfyana - Satkula - Dharansi Pass (4250 m) 08 kms trek (05nhours) After breakfast trek begins with a steep climb up to Bagfyana pass. From Bagfyana the trail passes through a very narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents to reach the meadows of the Dharansi pass, which is an excellent spot to watch mammals like Blue Sheep, Musk deer and Tahr. Dharasi pass also gives stunning views of Nanda Devi and other peaks. Overnight in tents.
    • Dharansi Pass (4250 m) Debrugheta (3500 m) and back to Dharansi Pass 14 kms (07-08 hours) A day to either relax and spend time in Dharasi to look for wildlife. Best to wake up early and walk around with the guide. For those who are interested, there is a 14 km trek to Debrugheta and back.The Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge, between Dharansi Pass and Debrugheta, drops down to the Rishiganga river in a steep gorge. Till Donidhar is a gradual descent and then from Donidhar to Debrugheta is a steep fall of 750 m till one crosses a makeshift bridge over the stream. Afternoon return trek to Dharansi Pass. Overnight in tents at Dharasi.
    • Dharansi Pass (4250 m) - Satkula, Bagfyana - Jhandi Dhar -Lata Kharak (3689m) 12 kms trek (05 hours) Return through familiar territory and then we branch off from Jhandidhar towards Latakharak continuously descending with a few minor ascents. The forest hut at Latakharak is on a high plateau surrounded by rocky peaks. Overnight in tents or the hut, if it is unoccupied.Latakharak has lovely views of Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi(6003 m) and Dronagiri (7066 m) as well as broad views of Kunwari pass, Auli, and Lata Village.
    • Lata Kharak - Lata village (2317m) 8.5 kms trek (04 hours) After a leisurely morning descend to the Lata village with its unique culture. Visit the famous Nanda Devi temple. Overnight in tents close to the village
    • Lata village(2317) - Lata roadhead (2000m) - Rainee village (1980m) - Joshimath (1890m) - Rudraprayag 1.5 km trek (01 hour) to roadhead - 15 minutes to Rainee village - 40 minutes to Joshimath - 04 hours to Rudraprayag After a quick walk to the roadhead and good byes to the team drive in waiting vehicles to the Rainee village to visit the memorial to Gaura Devi, who organised the women of her village to hug the trees in the nearby forest in protest against their being felled, to start what was later known as the Chipko movement. Continue driving to Joshimath and after refreshments proceed to Rudraprayag, Overnight at Monal 11 Rudraprayag to Haridwar.

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