Nanda Devi Base Camp

11 Days 10 Nights
  • Nanda Devi Base Camp

Description

Camp on Eastern side of the Peak

Nanda Devi Base Camp is the second highest peak in India located in Uttarakhand. 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 civilization in the ancient time, it leads to Nanda Devi Base Camp.

About Nanda Devi Base Camp

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.

Key Points of Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Level: Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights

Best Season: Starting of June and August – September

Level: Difficult

Highest Point: 13123 feet  

Weather: Nights are cold and the day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature: (5°C to 8°C) (0°C to -5°C)

Starting point: Kathgodam

Short Itinerary of Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Day1 – Kathgodam to Munsiyari (277 km) (2290 m)

Day2 – Munsiyari to Lilam (7 km) (1850 m)

Day3 – Lilam to Bogudiar (12 km) (2609 m)

Day4 – Bogudiar to Rilkot (12 km) (3130 m)

Day5 – Rilkot to Ghanghar (13 km) (3300 m)

Day6 – Ghanghar to Pachu Glacier (7 km) (4000 m)

Day7 – Explore the Base Camp

Day8 – Pachu Glacier to Martoli (17 km)

Day9 – Martoli to Rargari (20 km)

Day10 – Rargari to Munsyari (14 km)

Day11 – Munsyari to Kathgodam (296 km)

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Day 1 : Kathgodam to Munsiyari (277 km) (2290 m)

Arrive Kathgodam and go through Kumaon hills to reach your Munsiyari. Chaukhori is a famous spot for tea gardens and an enthralling view of Himalayas.

Spend the rest of the day in a guesthouse. Dinner and overnight stay in the pre-booked accommodation.

2

Day 2 : Munsiyari to Lilam (7 km) (1850 m)

Lilam your campsite for today is a mini village with few houses. Post breakfast start trekking towards it, the trek today is an easy one.

Get some wonderful views from here, set up your camps and after having delicious food rest for the night.

3

Day 3 : Lilam to Bogudiar (12 km) (2609 m)

Post breakfast start your trek towards Bogudiar. Go through forests with bent trees. Small rivers of Gori Ganga and Ralam meet in this forest section.

Continue your trek and ahead see River Poting and Gori Ganga meet. Bogudiar village is marked from here.

Reach there, set your tents and retire for the night.

4

Day 4 : Bogudiar to Rilkot (12 km) (3130 m)

Today’s trek will disclose the Himalayan adventure, trekking from this point becomes tough. Start after having breakfast and you will reach a place from where the routes divert.

En route to Laspa village, there will be a short diversion which leads to Northern Nanda Kot Glacier. Continue the trek and reach Rilkot.

Set your camps beside the river and after having salubrious food retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Rilkot to Ghanghar (13 km) (3300 m)

Bid goodbye to Rilkot and after a short hike you will be entertained by the Martoli Peak views and the trail further opens up to beautiful landscapes.

Before reaching Ghangar the walk is through amazing meadows which is a great relief for the legs. From this village, the beginning of the Pachu valley is marked.

At Ghanghar village you can see quaint wooden houses and a temple which is worshipped by the villagers. Set up your tents at this culturally rich village and retire for the night.

6

Day 6 : Ghanghar to Pachu Glacier (7 km) (4000 m)

The climb to Pachu glacier is steep so be prepared, have breakfast and towards the campsite.

Trek through the Rhododendrons forest and get closer views of the peak. Reach the campsite Pachu Glacier after 5 hours trek which lies on Nanda Devi’s Northern face.

Set up your camps here and retire for the night.

7

Day 7 : Explore the Base Camp

Today you can explore the surroundings. Have your breakfast and go for a hike on the glacier and explore the surroundings.
From the glacier, you can have close views of the peak. Come back to the back to the campsite and settle for the day.

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Day 8 : Pachu Glacier to Martoli (17 km)

Today on the trek first you will descend for long and then the ascending trail starts. Martelli lies on a trade route and there are many old fashioned houses with wooden carvings.

Mantelli gets the extremely beautiful views of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. Set up your camps here and overnight stay in tents.

9

Day 9 : Martoli to Rargari (20 km)

Post breakfast the trek starts and it will lead you close to Munsiyari when you reach Margarita.

Trek after breakfast takes you closer to Munsiyari as you arrive at Margarita. Today you will be staying in huts. Set up your tents here and retire for the night.

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Day 10 : Rargari to Munsiyari (14 km)

You can reach Rargari to Munsiyari after having breakfast. Have dinner there and spend your night in a guest house or tents.

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Day 11 : Munsiyari to Kathgodam (296 km)

Have breakfast and drive back towards Chaukori and from there depart to Kathgodam.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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