Nandadevi Basecamp Trek

12 Days
Trek Altitude
13200 Feet
Trek Distance
150 Kms
Group Size
8-10 Peoples
Best Time
March To June and September To December


Description  Nanda Devi Peak located in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand stands tall holding the Honour of being the Second Highest Mountain Peak in India. Nanda Devi literally meaning “The Goddess of Bliss (Ananda) “stands true to its name. After several futile attempts to conquer this Peak and to gain access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary , for over half a century , the mountain was finally climbed in 1936 by a British-American expedition, it became the highest peak climbed by man until the 1950 ascent of Annapurna, 8,091 metres (26,545 ft). The trek to Nanda Devi Basecamp is located on the Eastern face of the Peak which is also home for Pachu Glacier, and to the southeast lie the Nandaghunti and Lawan Glaciers. The trek is strenuous and difficult and requires prior trekking experience and Professional guidance. The Surreal and Virgin beauty of surrounding Snow Clad Himalayan Ranges and trails passing through Landscapes inhabiting several mountain species of Flora and Fauna, encounter with the Himalayan birds amidst Dense wooded Forest trails and Mesmerising Meadows are some reasons of Nanda- Devi basecamp’s popularity worldwide. The Trek to Nanda- Devi Basecamp begins from Munsiyari that lies at the base of the Great Himalayan Mountain range at an altitude of 2200 meters . The Name 'Munsiyari' refers to a 'place with snow'. Situated on the banks of Goriganga river, mountaineersglacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their hub or base camp. Further the trail passes through beautiful Garhwal villages of Bogudiyar, Lilam, Ghanghar , Martoli and Rargari. The basecamp can be reached from Ghanghar village by a trekking for about 7 kms. The series of encounters with the villages located on gurgling river banks, beautiful landscapes and interations with locals definitely make this trek memorable. 

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We start early morning from Dehradun via road towards Kathgodam. Kathgodam being the mid stop is one of the twin townships of Haldwani-Kathgodam located in Naintital District of Uttarakhand. This place has two  beautiful temples called ‘Sheetla devi’ and ‘Kalichaud’. Kathgodam is one of the most picturesque locations situated in the Bhabar region, the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas. We rest at a guest house for the night.

Situated on the banks of Goriganga river, mountaineersglacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their hub or base camp. The Drive towards Munsiyari crosses Chaukori which has Tea estates and magnificent Himalayan views. We rest at the Guest house for the Night .

This is our first day of the trek and the trail is pretty easy . The Lilam village radiates local Garhwali culture of its winter habitants . Maa Bhagwati Temple falls on the way . Set amidst Nature’s finest painted canvases this campsite offers some picturesque views. We camp overnight.  

The trail enroute Bogudiyar is dense wooded lush green and witnesses some water streams. Gori Ganga is a river near Bogudiyar Village . We camp by the river side tonight.

The trail from this point becomes challenging towards the ascend. We cross through some interesting Himalayan terrains to reach the Village of Rillkot and campsite is besides gushing river where we spend the night in tents.

The Altitude gradually increases to this point by 170 meters. This trail reveals some amazing Landscapes and views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges as we cross beautiful meadows enroute Ghanghar. This location also forms the Start of the Pachu Valley. Local wooden Architecture and local markets with some temples are highlights of this village. We camp here for the night.

We start the Steep ascend towards Pachu Glacier early morning. One has to pass some dense woods surrounded with Rhodendrons – The Deep Pink Flower covered trees-  green birches and some varied species of other Himalayan Flora along the path.This trail reveals the magnificent views of Pachu Glacier as you approach the Campsite. We spend the night in tents. 

As the campsite is located on the eastern side of Nandadevi peak, trekkers get an opportunity to rise up to breath-taking Sunrise. This site also offers Stunning views of the Peak. This will be a rest day to soak in the magnificence of Nature and we camp overnight here. 

The descend starts towards Martoli after breakfast, encountering some uphill climb. Martoli is yet another Garhwal village offering local cultural exposure into the lives of these villagers. While one can experience wonderful picture perfect frames of Nanda Devi peaks. We spend the night at a homestay to experience the culture as a local.

This trail is easy and takes us to the road access point at Rargari where we can embark in our vehicles for a road journey back towards Munsiyari. We stay at this location for the night before proceeding towards Munsiyari.

We proceed back towards Kathgodam via road enjoy the surrounding landscapes as we halt for lunch in nearby village enroute. We reach Kathgodam and stay in the guest house for the night.

We start early morning after breakfast for our return to Dehradun and arrive early evening.