Nandi Kund Trek – Adventurous trails steeped in Mythology
Nandi Kund Trek is situated in the Himalayan Mountains of Garhwal. Amidst the serenity, Nandi Kund is a 1.5 km long glacial lake situated at an altitude of 4,805 m which is also the origin of Madhyamaheshwar River.
With abundant scenic beauty and majestic vistas, this trek offers the opportunity of exploring Hindu mythology.
And also, trekkers will come across the sacred places, temples and quaint monuments on the way. During the summer season, this region remains at full bloom! The lush wide meadows, verdant forests and the view of high Himalayas make this trek really a picturesque one and great for nature lovers.
Nandi Kund trek is not only picturesque but also adventurous because of the steep ascents and descents, sharp turns and narrow ridges that provide the thrill of the perfect adventure.
On Nandi Kund trek get a chance to visit Madhyamaheshwar; it is one of those five sacred places where Lord Shiva appeared in front of Pandavas.
The legend says that Lord Shiva was hiding from the 5 brothers because they did not want to forgive the”m for the sin which they committed; it was killing their own brothers “Kauravas” in Mahabharata.
So, he disappeared from the shrine and appeared from the ground but in 5 parts of a bull and Madhyamaheshwar is the stomach and navel in Lingam’s form which is worshipped by the devotees.
Why Choose Nandi Kund Trek?
Get spellbinding sight of Chaukhamba peaks, Mandani, Neelkanth and Panpatia glacier.
Pass through verdant forests, wide meadows and explore a variety of Flora and Fauna on the way.
Witness and visit sacred Hindu sites, especially Madhyamaheshwar which is also the main part of Panch Kedar yatra.
Nandi Kund trek is great not only great for nature and adventure but also for devotees.
come across the sacred places, temples and quaint monuments on the way
Near Nandi Kund is a small Nanda Devi’s temple, you can see swords present there which are believed to be of Pandavas.
Key Points of Nandi Kund Trek
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.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.
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Duration: 11 days
Best Season: May, June, September, and October
Highest Point: (4,805 m)
Total Trekking Distance – 120 km
Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to season.
Summer temperature: (5°C to 12°C)
Starting point: Mansuna
Short Itinerary of Nandi Kund Trek
Day1 – Dehradun to Mansuna via Ukhimath
Day2 – Drive from Mansuna to Uniana and trek to Bartoli
Day3 – Trek from Bantoli to Madhyamaheshwar and a visit to Budha Madhyamaheshwar
Day4 – Trek from Madhyamaheshwar to Kachani Dhar
Day5 – Trek from Kachani Dhar to Kachani Tal and trek to Pandav Shera
Day6 – Trek from Pandav Shera to Nandi Kund
Day7 – Trek from Nandi Kund to, Gad
Day8 – Trek from Dwari Gad to Dhaula Udiyar
Day9 – Trek from Dhaula Udiyar to Bantoli
Day10 – Trek from Bantoli to Uniana and Drive to Ukhimath
Day11 – Ukhimath to Dehradun