India’s highest mountain base camp trek in Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi Base Camp (7816 Meters) is the second-highest mountain Located in Uttarakhand Himalayas, India. It comes in Kumaun Garhwal which starts from a small city Munsiyari. This peak has extreme beauty and is very important to the locals. Nanda Devi Base Camp is on the eastern side of the peak and Pachu Glacier lies there. Go from the trade route, there was a civilization in ancient times; it leads to Nanda Devi Base Camp.
Nanda Devi base camp trek is very difficult to trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas, only good and knowledgeable trekkers can do this trek, which has knowledge of high treks,
Nanda Devi Peak is of two peaks, which are thus Nanda Devi is East (7,434 m) and the second and Nanda Devi is west (7,816 m). Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek, we have seen and found that this is the right way to get a close look at the beauty of these beautiful peaks.
Kathgodam is the starting and endpoint of this trek, you will see the diverse Flora and Fauna, nature is outstanding and from Munsiyari the trail takes you through thrilling passes, green forests, and surreal meadows. Also, experience the cultures and lives of people in the mountains. From Pachu glacier the next day you will explore the Base Camp of Nanda Devi.
The Nanda Devi base camp trek, these treks are considered very special because these treks are a fantastic expedition in themselves; they are very popular and difficult trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas.
View Points of Nanda Devi Base Camp
One of the most beautiful base camps of Uttarakhand Himalayas, in India, The Nanda Devi East Base Camp. An amphitheater with peaks almost around 270 degrees has an unparallel beauty of nature. Here it is the left side of the base camp.
And this view is in the early morning from our campsite with Nanda Kot clearly visible and Mt. Changuch at the right is hidden behind the clouds. This base camp has any significance, such as climbing many peaks like Changuch, Nanda Bhanar, Nanda Lapak and above all majestic 7434 m Nanda Devi East, also climbing of 5910 m Long staff Col (or Nanda Devi Khal) and 5312 m Trail’s Pass.
The base camp can be reached in 4 to 5 days from Munsiyari, in Uttarakhand Himalayas. This was shot during our expedition to Long staff Col.
After all, Why? Is the Munsiyari best place you should Visit Here?
The Nanda Devi Base Camp trek starts from Munsiyari Village. From here you can see before you the beautiful mountain range of its four Himalayas, which offers an excellent view of Panchachuli peaks from here and then from Sri Ramganga and most the likable Saryu passes through the valleys.
Which seems like a hypothesis of its own, Munsiyari Hill Village has become home to the Johri tribe in a small beautiful place, which is quite beautiful and attracts itself to you, the people here collect herbs from the mountains and Ayurvedic Medicines are also used a lot and the trekkers who come here also take with them they are quite beneficial and are famous for woolly shawls from sheep goats hair.
Munsiyari, today is one of the most liked places of people, people also come here for a winter trek, treks originating here like Milam Glacier, and, the base for trekkers of Namik Glacier, Ralam Glaciers and Nanda Devi Peak. This area comes in the Nanda Devi National Park, which enhances the splendor of the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
It also has the most magnificent forests and perspectives for bird watching. It is home to a variety of wild flora and wild fauna. Snow leopards and mountain goats, Himalayan musk deer can also be found here. You must come here and witness this unique beauty of our Uttarakhand.
How should you do the Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek along with the local?
Note: – Whenever you do this Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek, Do it with the local people here Munsiyari or with experienced people like us who are local here. Many local people working with Himalayan Hikers, Whoever can help you from the local here, no one else can give you, and it will be useful for you all the time.
This is why we have to say that sometimes there are seasonal changes in nature, for which we all have to be ready, this is the law of adventure.
Must Read about Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
Duration – 13 Days from Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
Best Season – May 15th to June last week and September or October 1st week
Highest Point- 4,000, Meters
Trekking Distance – 112 Km on foot and By taxi 554 Km
Weather: Nights are cold and the day temperature is pleasant during the season. It is unpredicted and can change anytime so do keep an extra day in the itinerary
Temperature: (2°C to -10°C)
Key Points about Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
Level: Difficult (so first-timers trekkers should avoid)
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Group size minimum of 03 maximum of 10 people
Need proper Expedition gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
Shoes are the single most important equipment
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains, the region is prone to landslides
Phones don’t work on the trek, we provide to you Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication
A beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg to 15 Kg)
Keep an extra day in your itinerary for an attempt to summit account for bad weather
If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals. Some groups come with us for the Expedition and high altitude treks
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed in during the Expedition
Short Itinerary of Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
Day 1 – Pickup to you from Kathgodam to Munsiyari (277 km) (9/10 Hours) (2290 m) overnight stay Hotel
Day 2 – Trek from Munsiyari to Lilam (7 km) (4/5 Hours) (1850 m) overnight stay camp
Day 3 – Trek from Lilam to Bogudiar (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (2609 m) overnight stay camp
Day 4 – Trek from Bogudiar to Rilkot (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3130 m) overnight stay camp
Day 5 – Trek from Rilkot to Ghanghar (13 km) (5/6 Hours) (3300 m) overnight stay camp
Day 6 – Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day 7 – Trek from Ghanghar to Pachu Glacier (7 km) (4/5 Hours) (4000 m) overnight stay camp
Day 8 – Exploration day the Nanda Devi base camp (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (4000 to 5400 m) back to camp
Day 9 – Trek from Pachu Glacier to Martoli camp (17 km) (7/8 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 10 – Trek from Martoli camp to Rargari (20 km) (7/8 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 11 – Trek from Rargari to Munsiyari (14 km) (6/7 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 12 – Drive from Munsiyari to Kathgodam (277 km) (9/10 Hours)
Your Travel Plan for Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.
The Nandadevi Devi base trek will be of 10 days and 2 days of your journey from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Kathgodam in the morning.
A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to Kathgodam railway station.
Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Munsiyari from Kathgodam railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Kathgodam. The taxi includes your package.
In Kathgodam railway station you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure.
Planning your onward Air flight/train/ Bus booking
If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked yourself the Ranikhet Express,
Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam (Train no is 15013 Departure 10:05 pm: – Reached Kathgodam 5:05 am the train starts from Jaisalmer city. This is the best option for you
Option 02:- By Bus
You can reach Kathgodam from Delhi by a bus, board it from Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT, it is good if you are book the seats. Directly bus stand. But to get the bus tickets booked you have to come to the bus stand a little early
The bus leaves from Kathgodam from Delhi at around 9.00 pm. frequent buses are available until midnight. It is a journey of about 8 hours to 9 hours.
(Reach Kathgodam Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
When you leave for the Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek, you bring the cash according to your requirement and if you want to get the cash in the way, then you will have to go to Kathgodam and there will be no bank ATM to take the cash. (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Delhi)
The phone does not work in during the Nanda Devi trek, so any necessary calls you make from Munsiyari base camp will not be networked further. You can give your family members contact at our head office to talk about an emergency.