Nandi Kund Trek

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Description

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.

Hindu Mythology

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.

Beautiful Village in Nandi Kund Trek

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 

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

Best Season: May, June, September, and October

Level: Difficult

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

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Day 1 : Dehradun to Mansuna via Ukhimath

Total distance – 250 km

Time taken – 8/9 hours

The vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am. The drive to Mansuna is through some sacred as well as picturesque towns of Devprayag, Rudraprayag & Ukhimath.

The journey is 8 to 9 hours long so have breakfast and lunch en route. Today, the arrangements will be made in a hotel at Mansura. Enjoy your overnight stay there.

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Day 2 : Drive from Mansuna to Uniana and trek to Bantoli

Total distance – 15 km (Drive) 11 km (Trek)

Time taken – 1 hour (Drive) 5/6 hours (Trek)

Start your day young; have breakfast at Mansuna and get in the taxi to reach Uniana which lies 15 km away. Today is the first trekking day which is an eleven km trek to Bantoli.

Have lunch on the way, take short breaks in between and reach Bantoli. Pitch your tents there and enjoy overnight stay in tents.

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Day 3 : Trek from Bantoli to Madhyamaheshwar and a visit to Budha
Madhyamaheshwar

Trek Distance – 8 km (Trek)

Time taken – 4/5 hours

After an early breakfast at Bantoli leave to Madhyamaheshwar, the trek is long and a little tough because of the steep ascent. Madhyamaheshwar is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva.

According to the legend it is built by the Pandavas and navel of the bull which is a form of Lord Shiva that is worshipped in this temple. Reach there in the afternoon and then visit Budar Kedar which is also a pilgrimage site. Interestingly, the shivling present there is the biggest one in Northern India.

Do visit Aarti in the evening there then head towards your camps and comfortably stay there.

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Day 4 : Trek from Madhyamaheshwar to Kachani Dhar

Total distance – 10 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Post breakfast at Madhyamaheshwar start trekking to Kachnai Dhar which is your campsite for today. The trek to Kachnai Dhar is 10 km long and covering the distance will take 5/6 hours.
Packed lunch will be provided, halt for some time and have it on the way. The trail is a combination of some ascents and descents. Reach your campsite, explore the area and retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Trek from Kachani Dhar to Kachani Tal and trek to Pandav Shera

Total distance – 16 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Today, the trek is from Kachnai Dhar to Kachnai Tal and further to Pandav Shera. These places in Garhwal Himalayas have stories steeped in Hindu mythology which are from the era of Mahabharata. It is believed that Pandavas lived here for long.

The trek from Kachnai Dhar to Kachnai Tal is a short one because the distance is 2 km. Reach there, relish the beautiful sight and spend some time there. Afterward go further to Pandav Shera, the trek is 14 km long, so have lunch on the way.

After a long tiring trek reaches the campsite, relax there, wait for sumptuous food to be served and then retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Trek from Pandav Shera to Nandi Kund

Total distance – 6 km

Time taken – 3/4 hours

Post breakfast, leave to Nandi Kund. It is an attractive 1.5 km long glacial lake located at a very high altitude of 4,805 m. Start trekking from Pandav Shera through wide meadows and dense forests. Cross some steep ascents and descents.
Reach Nandi Kund and get the pleasure to camp near this extremely beautiful glacial lake. Enjoy your dinner and comfortably stay in tents for the night.

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Day 7 : Trek from Nandi Kund to Dwari Gad

Total distance – 12 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Have breakfast early at your campsite and leave early for Dwari Gad because the distance is 12 km and the trail is steep through verdant dense forests and wide beguiling meadows.

Reach Dwari Gad, your campsite for today. It is a beautiful place to spend time in serenity, explore the surroundings and after you have food, comfortably sleep in tents.

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Day 8 : Trek from Dwari Gad to Dhaula Udiyar

Total distance – 13 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Post breakfast, the trek starts to Dhaula Udiyar which lies 13 km away from Dwari Gad. The distance is long and the trek isn’t an easy one so packed lunch will be provided.

Pass through dense forests and witness a variety of Flora and Fauna on the way. And, also take short breaks on the way. Reach Dhaula Udiyar, set up your camps and retire for the night.

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Day 9 : Trek from Dhaula Udiyar to Bantoli

Total distance – 14 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Today is the second last day of your trek, enjoy trekking through forests and stare at the high Himalayas. After having breakfast, leave early in the morning because the distance from Dhaula Udiyar to Bantoli is 14 km long.

Have lunch on the way. Bantoli is the same campsite which was on your day second. So, enjoy your overnight stay here in tents.

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Day 10 : Trek from Bantoli to Uniana and Drive to Ukhimath

Total distance – 11 km (Trek) 35 km (Drive)

Time taken – 5/6 hours (Trek) 2 hours (Drive)

Today you will be staying in Ukhimath which a very famous and sacred town in Uttarakhand. After breakfast, start the trek from Bantoli to Uniana which can be reached in 5 to 6 hours after covering the distance of 11 km.

From Uniana vehicle will be arranged till Ukhimath, you can have lunch on the way. After a 35 km long drive reach this beautiful town and get in the arranged hotel. Comfortably relax and spend your night there.

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Day 11 : Ukhimath to Dehradun

Total distance – 220 km

Time taken – 8/9 hours

Today you will be staying in Ukhimath which a very famous and sacred town in Uttarakhand. After breakfast, start the trek from Bantoli to Uniana which can be reached in 5 to 6 hours after covering the distance of 11 km.

From Uniana vehicle will be arranged till Ukhimath, you can have lunch on the way. After a 35 km long drive reach this beautiful town and get in the arranged hotel. Comfortably relax and spend your night there.

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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