Day 1: Delhi - Kathgodam (By AC Train) - Almora
the morning catch AC train for Kathdodam from New Delhi railway station at 06:00 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:20 hrs. On arrival meet our guide and transfer to Almora by raod. Arrival at Almora by late afternoon and check in to hotel. Evening explore the area, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Almora – Munsyari
After breakfast drive to Munsiyari. On a journey to Munsyari, you will pass through attractions of local villages, numerous waterfalls, rivers, forest and much more….. On arrival at Munsiyari check in to hotel. Overnight stay in Munsyari hotel.
Day 3: Munsyari – Lilam
On the first day, you will start your trekking expedition from Munsyari till Lilam via Barkot. From Barkot, you will begin traveling 2 km downhill to the bridge spanning the Gori Ganga at a place called Jimighat, spend some time there and trek back again uphill till Lilam. Pitch your tent in Lilam for an overnight stay and dinner.
Day 4: Lilam – Bugdiar
Immediately after breakfast, you will have to start your trekking to Bugdiar. Further, the trails move along the right side of the valley, above the raging Gori Ganga and after some steps you will enter in a gorge. Following this, you will trek downhill to Garam Pani, which is known for its sulphur bath. Now comes a series of switchbacks through conifer and oak forests through which the path weaves for 4 to 5 km till it reaches the settlement of Bugdiyar. Overnight stay in the Bugdiyar tent.
Day 5: Bugdiar– Martoli
Kick start your day with a powerful breakfast and proceed towards Martoli. On this day, you will follow Gori Ganga River till you reach a Hindu temple, Bugdiar. After 4 km trek, you will start noticing meadows, which will make your way to Laspadhura or Laspa pass. After a brief stopover, get ready for the real steep climb of 6 to7 km over flat stones to reach the grassy plateau of Martoli. Pitch your tent in Martoli for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 6: Martoli – Milam
With today's trek, you will reach the most important landmark, Milam village. On the sixth day, you will cross the bridges over Lwan Gad and Gori Ganga to reach Burphu Village (3350 M). Your next halt will be Milam village.
Day 7: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam
Rise early in the morning and depart for Milam Glacier. On The seventh day, the trail will be challenging but the view of the landscapes will be rewarding. From the glacier, you can get the interrupted view of Rishi Parvat (6692 M), Trishul (7074 M) and Hardeol (7151 M). Spend some time on the glacier to uncover the gorgeous environs and then trek back to your camp in Milam village.
Day 8: Milam
Today, you can rest and explore the beautiful landscapes of Milam region. Overnight stay and dinner in the camp.
Day 9: Milam – Lwani
Begin the day with breakfast and a walk around the gorgeous environs of the place before setting off on a descending trek to Lwani. Overnight stay in Lwani camp.
Day 10: Lwani – Nanda Devi East Base Camp
Begin your day with an appetizing breakfast and head for a trek to the base of Nanda Devi East Base Camp. This particular trail is favorite amongst the trekkers as to reach the base camp, Naspanpatti, you will pass through a series of moraine fields and vast meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M). On arrival at Naspanpatti, you will pitch your tent, explore the surroundings and relish the delicious dinner.
Day 11: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Nanda Devi East
Finally, comes the day for which you have been waiting. Today, you will trek towards Nanda Devi East. Explore the region and trek back and to the base camp. Dinner & overnight stay in the camp.
Day 12: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Martoli
After trekking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Nanda Devi East. Spend some time at Nanda Devi East Base Camp and head back to the base camp. Dinner & overnight stay in the base camp.
Day 13: Martoli - Bugdiar
After early breakfast descend to Bugdiar via Railkot. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 14: Bugdiar – Lilam
Today, you will trek back to Lilam and pitch your tent for an overnight stay.
Day 15: Lilam – Munsyari
On the last day of the trek, you will trek downhill to Munsyari. Once you reach Munsyari, you will be transferred to a hotel for an overnight stay, followed by a dinner.
Day 16: Munsyari – Kathgodam
Early morning, you will drive back to Kathgodam to board Ranikhet Express, which will land you in Delhi. Overnight journey.
Day 17: Arrival Delhi
Following your arrival in Delhi; the adventure of the Nanda Devi East Base Camp trekking comes to an end.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Area : Kumaon Himalayas
Duration : 17 Days (4 days travelling/14 days trekking)
Best Season : Mid May - Mid October
Grade :Moderate to Challenging
Altitude : 4000 mts
Total Trekking : 150 K.M
About Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek
Trekking to East Nanda Devi Base Camp is on the bucket list of many trekkers. The second highest peak in Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi despite being a challenging trek instigates passionate trekkers to take up this arduous journey. Alluring trekkers with the view of majestic Nanda Devi Peak, which happens to be one of the most stunning peaks in the world, the trek to the East Base Camp of Nanda Devi is an unmatched experience.
The trek begins with an easy climb from Munsyari, but gradually it gets tougher as soon as it reaches Bugdiyar. The trekking trail passes through the extensive meadows, deep valleys, ancient villages, gorges and high altitude glaciers. The trek also traverses through an old trade route, cuts through moraine fields, thick forests and offers a view that is splendid in all senses.
The trail to the Nanda Devi East camp is certainly very impressive, and when we blend it with historical background, it certainly makes it to the best trek of India. This particular part of Nanda Devi has always attracted many climbers and mountaineers, many of them clandestine to approach Nanda Devi Peak. To know more about this trek, read the detailed itinerary.
Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trekking Tour Highlights
• Trek through the deserted villages around Munsiyari and Milam.
• Throughout the trail you can see the superb view of the neighboring mountains like Nanda Devi (7,816m), Trishul (7,074m), Panch Chuli peaks and Nanda Kot (6,861m)
• During your trekking, there is the slightest possibility that you might be able to spot some Himalayan species like black bear, leopard, Himalayan Thar, Bharal and snow leopard along with a rich diversity of birdlife.
• This 17-day trek follows an ancient Tibet Trade Routes through the Indian Himalayas.
Best Time to Visit Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek
Mid March to Mid June & Mid September to Mid October is the best for this trekking tour.
Summer: Weather remains pleasant, therefore, the best time to go for trekking.
Monsoon: During monsoon, the area remains closed to due to high risk of landslide and flood. Roads remain slippery, perhaps not a very good time to go for trekking.
Winter: The temperature plummets to minus, hence, it becomes tough for trekkers to trek and roads also remain closed due to snowfall.
Where is the Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?
With Rishi Ganga Valley on the west and Gori Ganga Valley on the east, Nanda Devi stands tall as the second highest peak in India and highest in Uttrakhand. The gigantic Nanda Devi is a two-peaked massif, which forms 2 km long high ridge towards its eastern and western side. Summit towards the east, which is comparatively less in height as compared to the west side, is called Sunanda Devi, formally known as Nanda Devi East.
How to Reach Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek
By Airways: Nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, around 304 km from Munsiyari.
By Railways: Kathgodam railway station, 273 km from Munsiyari, is the nearest railway station.
By Roadways: Munsiyari, the starting point of the trek, is linked well with highways. You can reach Munsiyari from neighboring tours like Haldwani, Kausani, Rishikesh, Nainital through taxi or state owned buses.
At a Glance
• Group size: Min 02 and Max 12
• 17 Days (4 days travelling/14 days trekking)
• Max altitude - 4000 mts
• Trek start point : Delhi/Rishikesh/Dehradun
• Fixed Depatures : Avaliable
Accommodation & Meals
• 02 Nights Hotel
• 12 Night Camping