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NANDA DEVI EAST BASE CAMP TREK (UTTRAKHAND)

DURATION:17 NIGHTS /18 DAYS DESTINATIONS:DELHI- KATHGODAM – ALMORA – MUNSYARI- KATHGODAM MAXIMUM ALTITUDE 4150 M (NANDA DEVI EAST BASE CAMP)

Introduction

This is a very high adventure trek which starts at Munsiyari (2290M), situated at a distance of about 120 kms from Pithoragarh. Munsiyari is a small beautiful hamlet with a scenic array of waterfalls and home to the Johari Tribe who are famed for their ayurvedic medicines and woolen shawls. Breathtaking views of Panchchuli can be seen from here and Munsyari is the base for trekkers to Milam, Namik, Ralam glaciers & the Nanda Devi Peak. The views from Milam Glacier of Trishuli, Hardeol and Rishi Paharare are worth beholding. The whole trip is dotted with many such sightings, but one of the best highlights remains in the beautiful meadows at the Nanda Devi Base camp that would delight one and all. If luck is favoring you on this trip you might even sight the elusive Snow Leopard or the Himalayan musk deer.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

On your arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be greeted by our officials who will transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02: In Delhi

Have breakfast in the hotel. Follow it up with full day sightseeing tour of Delhi via metro or auto-rickshaw. Have a glimpse of the splendid architecture of Old Delhi built by late Emperor Shah Jahan. The city is full of Vibrant people. Visit the biggest Mosque of India- Jama Masjid which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. It took almost six years to complete the mosque which featured three Gateways and two towering Minarets standing tall at 40m. Then You shall be taken aback with the fact that around 25,000 worshipers can offer prayers at the same time in this majestic Mosque. Not only this, one can even have a panoramic view of the colonial Delhi from the top of southern Minaret. After that the travelers shall be moved to seeing monuments like Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar.
Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Kathgodam

We shall board Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station at 2245 hrs and reach Kathgodam early next morning at 0600 hrs.
Overnight in the Train.

Day 04: Kathgodam - Almora –Munsyari (2290 M/7512 FT)

Travelling Distance: Approx 300 kms From Kathgodamwe shall drive towards Munsyari via Almora. This will take about 8-9 hrs.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 05: Munsyari – Darkot (1800 M/5904 FT) - Lilam (1850 M/6068 FT) (15 KMS/ 5-6 HRS)

We shall start trekking towards Darkot which is 5kms from Munsyari. From Darkot we will start the descent to the Gori Ganga and continue descending until we reach the River at Jimighat. This is the lowest point of the trail and from here we shall start climbing to Lilam. On our arrival, we shall setup a camp for overnight stay.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 06: Lilam – Bugdiar (2500 M/8200 FT) (15 KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

On this day, we shall head for Bugdiar which is 5 kms from the start. On the way, we will cross the confluence of Ralam River and Gori Ganga. Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival, we shall set up campsite.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 07: Bugdiar– Railkot (3100 M/10168 FT) – Martoli (3430 M/11250 FT) (14 KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

We shall continue trekking along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges. This beautiful trail passes through gorges and meadows leading to Railkot. The trek continues to the village Martoli situated at the edge of Lwan Gad Valley.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 08: Martoli – Milam (3450 M/11316 FT) (11KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

We shall descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we shall cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further, we will reach the village Milam.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 09: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam (6 KMS /3-4 HRS) Trek

After breakfast we shall trek towards the Glacier. We shall visit the Glacier and the magnificent peaks of Rishi Pahar (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishuli 1 (7074 M). Later, we shall start retracing steps towards Milam village.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 10: Milam

would be the day for rest, acclimatization and exploration.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 11: Milam – Camp (LWANL) (14 KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

We would descend towards Lwani and Camp opposite the settlements of Lwani this day.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 12: Camp (Lwanl)–Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4150 M/13612 FT) (14KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

We shall start trekking towards the base camp following the Lwan valley. The trail passes through a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of SartolKharak (3650 M) and Naspanpatti (3850 M) finally leading to the Nanda Devi East base camp. The meadows at the base camp are a sight worth seeing.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 13: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Towards Nanda Devi East – Nanda Devi East Base Camp (6 KMS/3-4 HRS)

Today we shall trek for about 3 odd km towards southeast of the Nanda Devi East. Further, we shall explore the terrain and return back in the afternoon. This is the route leading to Trails Pass that links the upper Lwanl valley with the Pindari valley.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 14: Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Martoli (3430 M/11250 FT) (15 KMS/5-6 HRS) Trek

We shall start retracing steps towards Martoli. It is generally downhill and is an easy leisurely walk.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 15: Martoli - Raikot (3100 M/10168 FT)-Bugdiar (2500 M/8200 FT) (14 KMS/4-5 HRS) Trek

We shall trek towards Bugdiar passing through Railkot. This will take approximately 5 hrs.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 16: Bugdiar (2500 M/8200 FT) – Lilam (1850 M/6068 FT) Trek

We shall start trekking towards Lilam. It’s mostly downhill and will take around five hours at a leisurely pace.
Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 17: Lilam – Munsyari (2290 M/7512 FT) Trek

It will be the last day of our trek. We will start leisurely towards Munsyari. The walk is comfortable and takes around five hours.
Overnight at the Guest house

Day 18: Munsyari–Kathgodam-Delhi

Early morning we shall drive from Munsyari towards Kathgodam to board Ranikhet Express for Delhi at 2040 hrs. You shall be transferred to the airport and then let you board the flight for your way back to home.

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STANDARD HOTELS (3*& GUEST HOUSES) HOTEL GRAND PARK INN OR SIMILAR, DELHI TENTAGE CAMPING IN WHOLE TREK TOUR COST USD 2099 PER PER’S
DELUXE HOTELS (4*&HERITAGE) QUTUB RESIDENCY OR SIMILAR, DELHI TENTAGE CAMPING IN WHOLE TREK TOUR COST USD 2199 PER PER’S
LUXURY HOTELS (5*&HERITAGE) HYATT REGENCY DELHI OR SIMILAR, DELHI TENTAGE CAMPING IN WHOLE TREK TOUR COST USD 2299 PER PER’S
Included Meals
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Dinner
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TRANSPORT TOYOTA ETIOS/TOYOTA INNOVA/ LUXURY BUS TOUR STAFF DRIVER(S), EXPLORE TOUR LEADER OR GUIDE GROUP SIZE GENERALLY 02 PAX TO 22 PAX Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Meals plan will be on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • English speaking guide/escort
  • All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature like mineral water, beverages, alcoholicdrinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc; Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’