Nanda Devi, formerly regarded as the highest peak in the world, remained “the stuff dreams are made of” as its survey and mountaineering mythology never faded. The two summits and 14-mile ridge make this one of the most unique mountains in the Himalayas and the biggest mountain entirely within Indian territory. It took over 50 years of exploration to find the entrance to the Rishi Gorge and the legendary and absolutely gorgeous sanctuary, allowing climbers to try the top. Nanda Devi’s climbing history is a network of remarkable accomplishments (first summit in 1936) and subsequent failures, political drama, and CIA participation. In this blog we will talk about Nanda Devi Trek.
Hike to Nanda Devi
The hike to Nanda Devi includes travel by rail, vehicle, and foot, but it is well worth the time invested as we walk through flower-filled plains and beneath waterfalls to our destination. You can also enjoy this trek of Nanda Devi by just choosing a perfect Uttarakhand tour package offered by Lock Your Trip.
The Nanda Devi East Trek begins in the lovely village of Munsyari (2290m) and ascends through the Gori Ganga River valley, which divides the Nanda Devi group from the Panch Chulli group’s majestic peaks. You travel through the Gori Ganga valley, which is narrow at first and gradually expands up into the milder trans-Himalayan zone. On the journey, there are charming Himalayan communities, and villages like Burphu and Martori have houses that are at least 150 years old, reminding everyone of the scope of the Indo-Tibetan trade.
The Milam Glacier-Nanda Devi trek begins with a walk up the valley to the base of Nanda Devi, then continues north past Milam village to the Milam Glacier in a pavilion of 7000-meter-high peaks such as Trisula and Hardel, concluding with a crossing of the 4750-meter-high Brigina Pass going to lead into the mysterious Ralam Valley. This walk allows you to see some of the most isolated sections of the Himalayas along the footsteps of famous Himalayan explorers, with the added pleasure of viewing well-known peaks like Nanda Devi East and Nanda Devi from as close as 3 kilometers.
- Following the closure of the Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary zone, the Nanda Devi East Base Camp is the closest a Himalayan lover may go to viewing the beauty of the sister peaks – Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East – towering in the middle of a ring of peaks.
- The Nar span Patti meadows with the Alpine in the background are breathtaking. Nanda Devi is often regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. This rugged Trans Himalayan trip in the upper Kumaon area is the most direct way to Mt. Nanda Devi East.
What to Bring on Your Trek
The basic necessities:
- Trekking shoes: The hike distance is long, and you will need to walk for long distances, thus you should wear appropriate trekking shoes.
- Backpack: A backpack with strong straps and a solid structure. A rain cover for your backpack is required on this trek by Uttarakhand tour package.
- Three Warm Layers: You will be walking and camping at heights, so make sure you’ve dressed appropriately for the weather. It will be freezing at higher altitudes, so bring at least three layers of warm clothing to protect yourself.
- Two Trek Pants: This trip should only require one pair of pants. However, you should keep a backup pair on hand in case the first one becomes wet. Wear one pair and keep one in your bag.
- Two T-shirts: Carry light, full-sleeved t-shirts to protect your neck and arms from sunburn. Wear one and keep one with you at all times.
- Thermals: Those who are more sensitive to chilly weather should bring thermals with them to wear at night.
- Sunglasses: Sunglasses are used to avoid snow blindness. Depending on the season, there may be snow in Har Ki Dun Valley or from Kalkatiyadhaar, therefore bring a pair of sunglasses.
- Sun cap: Because the light is sharper at higher elevations, wear a sun cap to cover your face and neck.
- Hand Gloves: One pair of fleece or Woollen hand gloves. One pair of water-resistant, wind-resistant gloves.
- Socks: Aside from two pairs of sports socks, you may bring a pair of Woollen socks for the night.
- Torch: You need a Torch to use in case of any emergency, it’s the mandatory one.
- Daypack: If you’re unloading your bag, you’ll need a smaller backpack to carry water, a first-aid kit, and some light food.
- Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturizer, a soft towel, lip balm, toilet paper, a toothbrush, and toothpaste.
- Cutlery: Bring a spoon, a coffee mug, and a lunchbox. For sanitary concerns, you need to bring your own cutlery.
- Plastic Covers: Use plastic bags to categories items while packing, and have a few extra plastic bags on hand for wet clothes.
- Water Bottles: Take at least two water bottles with yourself.
What You Should Not Miss:
Head for a trek to Valley of Flowers:
If you’re visiting Nandadevi Peak, don’t miss out on walking through this beautiful valley of flowers, which will instantly brighten your mood. Valley Of Flowers, located at an elevation of 14,400 meters, is an ideal hiking destination for both experienced and novice hikers. The months of July through September are generally ideal for this journey.
Visit Shaildhar Tapovan:
If seeing the picturesque hamlets of a hill station has long been on your bucket list, Shaildhar Tapovan is a great place to start. This hamlet, also known as the Land of Serenity, is an unknown section of Uttarakhand that is ideal for peace seekers. It is most famous for its valleys, hills, and hot water springs.
Trek to Khat ling Glacier:
Khat ling Glacier trip, which begins in Tehri district, gives an enticing picture of powerful uplands. You may also ascend from this glacier to Vasuki Tal and Mayali Pass, which serve as the base camps for the Gauri Kund and Kedarnath treks, all are not worth missing on the Uttarakhand tour package offered by LYT to make it a memorable trip.