Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek (Jauhar Valley)

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Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek (Jauhar Valley)

ABOUT THE TREK

This is a trans-Himalayan trek in the heart of Kumaon Himalayas. Nanda Devi the second highest peak in the Indian Himalayas and touted by many as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. The trek is through the Jauhar valley the center of ancient Indo Tibetan trade route. Once upon a time, this was one of the most important commercial centers with a throbbing civilization influenced by the Tibetan culture in so many ways.

At 2290m Munsiyari is on the arterial water body of the Goriganga, which emerges from the Milam glacier system of the eastern flanks of the Nandadevi sanctuary, fed also by the Kalaband glacier and Panchchuli from the east.

The Jauhar valley is on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi sanctuary. Apart from the spectacular views of the famous peaks such as the Nada Devi and Nanda Kot, the trek is along the river Gori Ganga through ancient villages and rolling grassy meadows.

The Martoli village, one of the centers of the Jauher valley, represents the ruins of the history of the Indo – Tibetan trade. Once a big village, one can clearly see in the ruins stories of a mighty commercial center Martoli was a long time back in the heart of Himalayas.

No. of days – 10

Max. Altitude reached – 4955 mts.

Date:  09 – 18 June 2018.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: (09 June)
KATHGODAM – MUNSIYARI (2290 m) 210 km by road
Arrival at the station early in the morning. Transfer to the base camp Munsiyari, one day journey. Overnight in tents/rest house.

Day 2: (10 June)
MUNSIYARI- BOGUDIYAR (2450m) 16 km trek
In the thick forest of Utes trees, the Ralam rivulet meets the Gori Ganga. After a steep uphill climb one reaches Bogudiyar where the Poting river meets the Gori Ganga. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: (11 June)
BOGUDIYAR – RILKOT (3200m) 12 km trek
En route one can divert to the Laspa village and further to Northern glacier of Nanda Kot. Rilkot village is situated above the river and one can visit the ruins of old Rilkot Overnight can be in a camp set up near the river.

Day 4: (12 June)
RILKOT – MARTOLI (3374M) 8 KMS
Easy hiking day to the picturesque Martoli village. Nanda Devi glimpses from the temple in the village.

Day 5: (13 June)
MARTOLI – NASPANPATTI (4225m) trek 15 km
We now wind our way up the Martoli Gad via Lawan village (located in the Martoli gad (river) which is one of the rivers from the Nanda Ghunti glacier at the base of Nanda Devi east) to Naspanpatti which is very near the base camp for Nanda Kot. From here we get spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Khat peaks.

Day 6: (14 June)
NASPANPATTI – BHITALGWAR (Nanda Devi(e) Base Camp) (4625 m) trek 10km
From Naspanpatti we make a day trek to Bhitalgwar, the Nanda Devi East base camp. From here one gets a very close view of one of the peaks of the Indian Himalayas, the Nanda Devi East.

Day 7: (15 June)
BHITALGWAR – LAWAN (3600m) 20 km trek
Easy downhill trek to Lawan.

Day 8: (16 June)
LAWAN – BOGUDIYAR 20 km trek (downhill).

Day 9: (17 June)
BOGUDIYAR – MUNSUYARI 12 km trek.

Day 10: (18 June)
Drive back to Kathgodam to take the train back.

Cost:

Rs.25,250/- per adult

+ GST @ 5%

Includes:

  1. Facilitation of the Trek as per itinerary.
  2. All meals during the trek, stay at camp and journey.
  3. Guides, porters, mules and all equipment like sleeping bags, tents etc.
  4. Pick n Drop from Kathgodam – Munsiyari – Kathgodam.
  5. Internal Jeep transfers during the programme.
  6. Complete safety and field equipment for adventure sports
  7. Adventure Instructors, wildlife experts, mountain guides and other personnel.

Does not Includes:

  1. Personal expenses.
  2. Insurance of any kind.
  3. Train Ticket from Delhi – Kathgodam – Delhi by Ranikhet Express.

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