Home to some of the most majestic peaks in the country, Uttarakhand is also the home to the second highest peak of the country, the Nanda Devi. One of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas, the mountain is of significant importance to the locals. This trek leads you to the base camp on the eastern face of the peak, which is also the home to Pachu Glacier. Leading from an ancient trade route that was once home to a large civilization, the trek takes you to the base camp of Nanda Devi.
The trek starts and ends at Kathgodam, passing through Munsiyari, Lilam, Bogudiar, Rilkot, Ghanghar, Martoli, and Rargari. The scenic beauty of the snow-clad peaks, the surreal nature that prevails around the peak, the exotic range of flora and fauna in the vicinity has earned it the fame of being one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. Originating from Munsyai, Uttarakhand, this high altitude trek takes you through some of the exhilarating passes, winding trails, lush forests and several pictorial meadows. Following the ancient trade routes between India and Tibet, this astounding trek also offers glimpses of life in the higher altitudes and several cultures that are indigenous only to the Trans Himalayan Range.
About the Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek:
- The journey starts with your arrival in Kathgodam, from where you will drive towards Munsiyari. After a night in the guesthouse there, you will trek to Lilam the next day. Spend a day in the tents here.
- Feel the trans-Himalayan trekking experience as you trek through Bogudiar, Rilkot, and Ghanghar before trekking to the Pachu Glacier with overnight stays in tents every night.
- From Pachu Glacier, you will explore the base camp for a day, before starting the return trek the next day. You will trek to Martoli, Rargari, and Munsiyari, staying at every location for a night.
- On the last day, you will be transferred from Munsiyari to Kathgodam to bring the trek to an end.
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Altitude: 13,123 ft
Best Time: May to June & September To October.