Yamunotri Enclave, Face 3, Dehradun
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Yamunotri Enclave, Face 3, Dehradun
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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek




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About the Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek:


Feel the trans-Himalayan trekking journey as you trek via Bogudiar, Railkot, and Ghangharia with in a single day stays in tents each night. From Pachu Glacier, you will discover the base camp for a day and thrilling trek to Martoli, Rargari, and Munsiyari, staying at each and every location. The second-highest height of the country, the Nanda Devi is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalayas. This Nanda Devi East Base Camp trek leads you to the base camp on the jap face of the peak, which is additionally the domestic to amazing Pachu Glacier.


Trek Plan

Day 1

Drive from Kathgodam to Munsiyari (2,290m) (277km – 8 Hours by Road)
  • Highlights: Kumaon Countryside, Chaukori Tea Gardens, Acclimatization
  • Details: After your arrival at Kathgodam railway station, take a drive through the country roads and the stunning Kumaon Himalayas.
  • Pass through the lovely township of Almora and obtain necessary permits for the Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek.
  • Drive to Chaukori, a small hamlet famous for its tea gardens established by the British.
  • From here the spectacular 175 deg view of the snow-clad Nanda Devi, Trishul, Panchchuli, Nandakot, and Maiktoli peaks are phenomenal.
  • Reach Munsiyari after a short halt at Chaukori and check-in into a guesthouse.
  • The rest of the day will be vested to get acclimatized to the high altitude climate; overnight stay in the guesthouse.

Day 2

Trek from Munsiyari to Milam Village (1,850m)
  • Highlights: 7km Trek, Local Life in Milam
  • Details: After breakfast in the guesthouse, prepare for your first trekking episode in the region!
  • Pass through the bustling marketplace as the trail leads onto an open path.
  • A fairly easy walk for about 4-5hrs with steady descent takes you to Milam, the winter home of the local villagers.
  • Spend the day learning about the traditional migration of the villagers during summer months, their cultures, traditions, and cuisine; overnight stay will be in Milam.

Day 3

Trek from Milam to Bogudiar (2,609m)
  • Highlights: 12km Trek, Confluence of Poting & Gori Ganga Rivers
  • Details: Although a long-distance one, today’s trail will take you through a dense forest of Utis trees, which is common to the sub-tropical Himalayas.
  • Stop by at the meeting point of the Ralam rivulet and the Gori Ganga. Follow a steep uphill ascent to reach Bogudiar village as the sun almost sets.
  • The confluence of Poting and Gori Ganga Rivers at this location is the Day highlight; overnight stay at Bogudiar.

Day 4

Trek from Bogudiar to Railkot (3,130m)
  • Highlights: 12km Trek, Stunning Trans Himalayas, Nanda Kot Glacier, Railkot Ruins
  • Details: Today’s 12km trek takes you through the true panorama of the Trans Himalayan region.
  • Experience the natural beauty of this landscape as the route takes a detour around Laspa Village.
  • Further north is the popular trekking trail to Pindari Glacier lying between the Nanda Devi and the Nanda Kot ranges.
  • Arrive at Railkot Village situated above the Alaknanda River and get into the tents by the riverside.
  • Spend the daylight hours exploring ruins around Railkot and return back to the tents for an overnight stay.

Day 5

Trek from Railkot to Ghanghar (3,300m)
  • Highlights: 13km Trek, Pachu Valley, Alpine meadows, Jauhar houses
  • Details: Begin the day with a delicious breakfast and follow the typical landscape of the Trans Himalayan region.
  • Walk through sunny meadows as the crisp mountain air accompany you all the way to the ancient Ghanghar village.
  • Enter the Pachu Valley territory that will lead to the final destination of Nanda Devi Base Camp in the Ghanghar village; situated at an altitude of 3,300m, this exciting village is where the Johar tribe set up their winter homes.
  • You can also embark on a short local exploration tour and spend overnight in the hamlet.


Trek from Ghanghar to Pachu Glacier (4,000m)
  • Highlights: 7km Trek, Stunning Nanda Devi, Rhododendron Forests, Pachu Glacier
  • Details: After breakfast in the Ghanghar camp, begin on a trail that will take around 5 hours and will take you to the Pachu Glacier.
  • The highlight of today is the stunning view of the Nanda Devi peak, which keeps getting clearer and stronger with every step you take towards the Pachu Glacier.
  • Pass through rolling high-altitude forests of rhododendrons along the way.
  • Coupled with fresh green birch forests, pink and white exotic flowers, this stretch of the trek is truly magnificent; overnight stays will be in tents.

Day 7

Exploration day at Nanda Devi Base Camp
  • Highlights: Nanda Devi Peak, Scenic Beauty, Local Exploration
  • Details: Waking up in the morning, get refreshed and energized with a breakfast.
  • Today will be dedicated to exploring the vicinity and getting close to the fascinating Nanda Devi Peak.
  • Spend the entire day exploring and discovering the magical beauty around and call it a day before you settle down in the camp.

Day 8

Trek to Pachu Glacier to Martoli
  • Highlights: 17km Trek, Ancient Indo-Tibetan Trade Route, Village Life
  • Details: Begin the day with a down trek towards the ancient trade route along the Indo-Tibet border.
  • Following the trail, arrive in Martoli, a scenic village jotted with rustic houses with exquisite wooden carvings.
  • Enjoy the fascinating views of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot from the village followed by an overnight stay in one of the local houses.

Day 9

Trek from Martoli to Rargari
  • Highlights: 20km Trek, Easy & Downhill Trek
  • Details: Today’s downhill trek will be an easier one and on the way, you can enjoy the pristine nature and the surreal beauty of the pictorial valleys and mountains.
  • Arriving in Rargari, check in into a local hut and retire for the day.

Day 10

Trek from Rargari to Munsyari
  • Highlights: 14km Trek, Jeep Ride
  • Details: Starting with today’s trek, you will arrive at Chaukori after traversing around 14km.
  • From Chaukori, an enthralling jeep ride will take you further to Munsyari, where you will be spending overnight in a guesthouse/tent.

Day 11

Drive from Munsyari to Kathgodam (296km – 10 Hours by Road)
  • Highlights: Jeep Ride, Tour Ends Here
  • Details: Today morning, after having breakfast in the guesthouse/tent, pack your bags and get ready to depart Munsyari.
  • Here onwards, a jeep ride through the captivating mountains, picturesque valleys, and winding terrains will take you to Kathgodam.
  • Arriving at the destination, take an overnight train to Delhi and mark the end of this amazing Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek.

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