|Nanda Devi National Park
(World Heritage Site)
Nanda Devi National Park is situated in Chamoli district
of Uttarakhand. The spectacular panoramas of peaks encircling
the National Park are Trishul (7120 m) Dunagiri (7066
m) Nanda Devi (7817 m) Nanda Devi East (7430 m) Bethartoli
(6352 m) etc.. The beautiful surroundings with abundant
flora and fauna like Brahma-Kamal and Bharal (blue mountain
goat) make this a sanctuary of nature.
In 1982 access to trekkers into the Nanda Devi National Park was banned to protect its biodiversity. The Nanda Devi National Park, which has been declared a world heritage site, has been partially opened recently for restricted number of tourist.
Sir Edmund Hillary, in his autobiography, has described that the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary is God-gifted wilderness-India’s-training ground for adventure”……
From Rishikesh to Joshimath is a 253 km drive
followed by a further drive of 25 km to the road
head at Lata village where the trek begins.
The park will remain open for a period of six months
from 1st May and close on 31st October.
number and movement
The visitors will move in groups. Each group will
consist of maximum of five visitors. Not more than
two groups are permitted in one day and not more
than four groups will be permitted in one week.
One registered guide will accompany every five visitors.
Visitors only above 14 years will be allowed to
go inside the park. It will be mandatory for all
the tourists to obey and observe all the provisions
of wildlife protection act inside the park area.
However, since the terrain is hilly and arduous,
a visitor should get himself medically checked and
should take all precautionary measures on his own.
There is no provision of any rescue and succor at
present and Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam management
will not be responsible for any mishap.
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam
Dr. T. Longstaff, renowned mountaineer, naturalist
and trekker, has described Garhwal as "the
most beautiful land in the mountain of the Asian
sub-continent". Garhwal with its beautiful
mountain ranges and dense forests has immense opportunities
for adventure. TREEKING options in GARHWAL are unlimited.
They are not bound by any season. Hard, medium or
soft treks can be tried any time of the year. GARHWAL
MANDAL VIKAS NIGAM is engaged in the promotion of
Tours/Treks in Garhwal Himalayas and has a full
fledged mountaineering and trekking division based
at Muni-ki-reti, Rishikesh. High Class trekking
equipments/gear are offered on hire at very nominal
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|Itinerary for Nanda Devi National Park (NDNP) Tour/Trek
||Rishikesh (340 m) Joshimath (1890m)
||253 km drive
After breakfast, drive to Joshimath
253 km. Lunch on route, overnight TRH Joshimath
Day for obtaining final permission
to venture into NDNP from forest authorities,
Joshimath. Overnight Joshimath
||Joshimath Lata Road Head (2000 m) Lata village (2317 m)
||25 km drive to Lata village road head and 1.5 km
trek to Lata village
This is the last human habitation
on our trekking route. Trekking would be given
on exposure with the unique culture and customs
of the region. Visit Lata village and the famous
Nanda Devi temple. Overnight in village.
||Lata village Lata Kharak (3689 m)
||8.5 km trek
The first day of the trek is
probably the toughest and involves a steep ascent
of almost 1524 m with a break at Belta. Today's
trek can be anything from 6 to 10 hours depending
upon the individual trekkers. However it is
an excellent beginning from the point of view
of acclimatization. The camp/hut at Lata Kharak
is situated on the height of 3689m and high
plateau surrounded by towering rocky Pinnacles.
Overnight in Hut/tent.
||Lata Kharak Jhandi Dhar Bagfyana Satkul Dharansi Pass (4250 m)
||10 km trek
Wake up at down to breath taking
view of Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda
Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi Peak (6003 m) Dronagiri
(7066 m) and the vast view of Kunwari pass,
Auli, Urgam Valley and Lata Village. After breakfast
trek begins with a steep climb up to Jhandi
Dhar and further up to Bagfyana pass. From Bagfyana
the trail posses through a very narrow gorge
of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and
finally one arrive at the meadows of Dharansi
pass where we stop for the overnight near the
water point. Overnight in tents.
||Dharansi Pass Debrugheta (3500 m) and back to Dharansi Pass
||14 km trek
Like the inner sanctuary, the
prominent Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge, between
Dharansi Pass and Debrugheta, also divides the
outer sanctuary. Both these ridges from magnificent
Pass to Rani Kholi and up to Donidhar is a gradual
descent and then from Donidhar to Debrugheta
is a steep descent of 750 m till one cross the
improvised bridge over the stream. Afternoon
return trek to Dharansi Pass. Overnight in tent.
||Dharansi Pass (4250 m), Satkula, Bagfyana, Jhandi Dhar, Hitoli Campsite
||12 km trek
Return trek up to Jhandi Dhar
of about 7.5 km and further steep descent of 4,5
km, through the rich forest of rhododendron (burans),
birch and raga fur. Overnight in tents at Hitoli
||Hitoli Campsite, Tolma village, Surai Thotha (2161 m) road head, Joshimath
||8 km trek and 30 km
Ater breakfast 5 km trek down
to Tolma village through the rich forest ot Thuner,
Kail, Ddevdar and Surai. Then further trek down
3 km to road head Surai Thotha. Drive to Joshimath
30 km. Overnight in TRH Joshimath.
||253 km drive
After breakfast to Rishikesh
253 km. Lunch enroute. On arrival Rishikesh tour
/ trek concludes.
Click here for Nanda Devi National Park Map
will be strictly adhered to as per guidelines laid down
by Nanda Devi National Park authorities.
| Tariff For Continental Trek/Tour For Nanda Devi National Park (NDNP) As Per The Itinerary
|1 to 5 pax
||@ 2,500/- per day per / pax
||@ 2,600/- per day per / pax
|(Minimum 3 pax required)
|3.2% central excise tax will be charged on above-mentioned tariff.
Transportation by Deluxe coach / cab, accommodation in
Tourist Rest House/Tent, Vegetarian meals, 10 kg portage
of personal belongings, park entry and eco fee, trekking
equipments (tent, sleeping bag and mattress), first aid,
Rs. One lack personal insurance high-risk policy and services
of trained escorts with experienced camp followers.
Confirmation of the trek is subject to requisite permission from Nanda Devi National Park authorities.
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam will undertake to refund the advance deposit in case of failure to obtain requisite permission from Nanda Devi National Park authorities.
Since this is a restricted area therefore intimation for a trek to the Nanda Devi National Park will have to be given to Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam offices well in advance.
Trekkers may take a look at the local handicrafts, handloom products at the villages.
The money shall be refunded to the trekkers on seeking cancellation as follows:
30 days before
90% refund of total amount.
20 days before
60%refund of total amount.
10 days before
50%refund of total amount
5 days before No refund
Environmental guidelines for visitors
Respect the frailty of the earth, let Himalayas remain pristine for all times to come.
Leave only footprints, take only memories.
Patronize tour operators who think "green".
Always use designated trails.
Trees are meant to grow, use alternate fuel such as cooking gas, kerosene oil.
Be careful with matches. Grass fire causes serious damage.
Encourage your guides and porters to follow conservation measures.
Wild life protection
Do not disturb wildlife, plants or their natural habitats. Allow the flora and fauna to flourish in its natural environments; taking away of cutting, seeds and roots is illegal in the Himalayas.
Bury biodegradable waste and carry back all non-biodegradable.
Bury human waste and toilet paper away from water sources.
Avoid using pollutants such as detergents, in streams or springs.
Batteries should not be thrown away, carry back for proper disposal.