The Nanda Devi National Park trek can be best described as a revolving door of imagery. This glacial basin is tucked away towards the the north east corner of Uttarakhand and its rich biodiversity has been well-registered over the past century. In 1988, the Nanda Devi Sanctuary was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and rightly so. The beauty of the terrain is punctuated with the heavenly presence of rhododendron, birch and jupiner forests.
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Duration: 8 Nights - 9 Days
Day 01, Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh:
Take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hours in the morning. After coming in Haridwar, meet our guide
who will help you shifting to Rishikesh, check-in your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02, Rishikesh - Joshimath:
Today, we will drive to Joshimath and en route visits Devprayag (the confluence of Bhagirathi and
Alaknanda River). Upon your coming at Joshimath, check-in your hotel. Evening time is free time to
travel the lovely Joshimath town. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03, Joshimath - Lata Village:
After spending time in Joshimath, we shall leave the national highway & transact on the mountain
roads. The 28 km transact from Joshimath to Lata Village takes about an hour. This En route, witness the
thermal hydro project at the enchanting Tapovan village. At Lata, you will be introduced to the porters
and trekking team. We shall then trek through the fields & derelict houses. Upon arriving at the village,
we are likely to get a warm welcome from the local people. In the evening, visit the Nanda Devi Temple
and explore the beauty of the village. Overnight stay in the village.
Day 04, Lata Village - Lata Kharak:
The trek from Lata village passes through Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests, to a ridge followed by
the crossing of a side stream. After this, the trail again climbs over another ridge & continues to another
side stream. After crossing the second side stream the trail becomes steeper, with a series of
switchbacks. Finally, the trek for today terminates at the campsite at Lata Kharak. Overnight stay in the
Day 05, Lata Kharak - Semi Kharak - Lata Kharak:
Today, on a boulder path we will undertake a trek to Semi Kharak. The trek will take around four hrs. To
complete both ways. Return to camp and enjoy lunch. Evening time is free for leisure activities.
Overnight stay in tents.
Day 06, Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass:
Our trek today will be from Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass. The trail from Lata Kharak is steep till Jhandi
Dhar (Uttarakhand). From Jhandidhar the trail becomes a bit easier for about 1.5 kilometers before it
becomes steep again for 500 meters to reach Bagfyana Pass. From here, we shall ascend & descend
through the narrow gorge of Satkul to reach Dharansi Pass. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 07, Dharansi Pass - Tolma Village:
The trek today is a long pedigree to the village of Tolma. One begins the reverse trek on same trail till
Jhandi dhar. From this point, a new trail which descends down a ridge & continues to descend further
through an Oak & Rhododendron forests finally terminates at the village of Tolma. Overnight remain in
Day 08, Tolma Village - Surai Thotta - Karanprayag:
The trekking trail from Tolma descends through fields to reach Surai Thotta. We will board the vehicles
& transact toward Karanprayag via Joshimath & Nandprayag. Overnight remain in the hotel.
Day 09, Karanprayag - Haridwar - Delhi:
We will transact 195 kilometers in around seven hours. Enroute visit the confluences at Rudraprayag
and Devprayag. Transact at Haridwar by evening & from here catch an AC Train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs.
Coming at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.