Nanda Devi Peak Overview

A majestic peak nestled in the quaint hill station of Auli, Nanda Devi is renowned as the Goddess of Himalayas. Counted among the many popular UNESCO sites, it is the second tallest peak in India flaunting the surreal backdrops of Garhwal. It stands at an altitude of 7817 meters above the sea level and lures the visitors with its awe-inspiring views.

The peak is surrounded by Nanda Devi National Park where one can bask in nature’s glory and catch the bewitching sight of exotic flora and fauna. Nanda Devi mountain range has two peaks including Western and Eastern peaks. While the eastern peak is named after Goddess Nanda, the western peak is popularly known as Sunanda Peak.

Apart from its natural splendour, the place has also gained massive popularity for its religious significance. Nandadevi is hailed as the Goddess of Uttarakhand and abode of Lord Shiva, which is why it is frequented by a large number of devotees.

This Himalayan beauty is equally popular among adventure enthusiasts and travel buffs for its enthralling trekking routes and serene villages which provide the much-needed relaxation after a hectic day of sightseeing. The 55 Km trek to Nanda Devi flags off from the beautiful town of Lata, takes you through Dharansi Pass, Debrugheta, and Hitoli, and ends at Joshimath.

During the trek, you will get an opportunity to interact with the natives of Himalayas and learn about their lifestyle and culture. You will also get to see the confluence of sacred rivers Nandaprayag, Rudraprayag, and Devprayag.

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Nanda Devi Peak FAQs

Is Nanda Devi Peak a volcanic peak?

No. Nanda Devi Peak is not a volcanic peak.

How do I get to Nandadevi mountain?

One can reach Nandadevi mountain by air, rail, and road. Once you reach the Joshimath, the remaining distance can be covered by trekking towards the peak.

Where is Nanda Devi situated?

Nanda Devi is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttaranchal state. It is snuggled in the Upper Himalayas in the Garhwal region.

Is Nanda Devi a K2?

No. Nandadevi is not a K2. K2 is taller than Nanda Devi. The height of the Nandadevi peak is 7816 meters, while K2 stands at an altitude of 8611 meters.

Who climbed Nandadevi?

One of the highest Himalayan peaks, Nandadevi was first climbed in 1936 by an American-British team. The climb was made by Noel Odell and Tilman. The second climb to Nandadevi was done in the year 1964.

How high is Nanda Devi?

Nanda Devi is one of the highest peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is nestled at an altitude of 7816 meters above sea level.

Which is the second highest peak in India?

With a height of 7816 meters, Nandadevi is the second highest peak in India and 23rd highest peak in the world. The highest peak is Kanchenjunga which is cradled at an altitude of 8611 meters.

Nanda Devi Peak Reviews

Amrit Mehra
Reviewed: 16 Mar 2020
My 18 days expedition to Nanda Devi East Base Camp is definitely among one of the best memories of my life. However, I would not have enjoyed the trip without Thrillophilia’s great assistance. The company stands true to its name and gives you a comfortable yet adventurous trek in an affordable price... Read More
Kashyapi Agarwal
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2020
The trans-Himalayan Nanda Devi Trek may be one of the most challenging treks in India. But, with Thrillophilia’s booking services and other aids for trekking, trekking, lodging, medical assistance, etc. have smoothened my experience. The service offered by the agency is perhaps one of the best in it... Read More
Geetika Masand
Reviewed: 04 May 2015
During the total of 9 days of trekking and 2 days for transportation, our entire group enjoyed a lot. Luckily, most of our group members were from hilly region and we were able to get acclimatised to the climate easily. Keeping all these aside, the trek was truly and purely an enthralling experience... Read More
Ankur Rao
Reviewed: 07 May 2015
I am still not done with Nanda Devi for sure, such a beautiful place…totally spell bounding. The whole trek was like I walking on some movie set.
Tanvee Jain
Reviewed: 07 May 2015
I had the best time of the year, well spent vacations in a stunningly terrific place. This is the best trek for beginners as well take it off guys.
Kunal Mehta
Reviewed: 07 May 2015
Beautiful is a small word, Nanda Devi is that awesome. What lovely huge trees. I still have the fallen rhododendron flowers as memoirs of my trip in my novels

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