A classic trek that retraces the pioneering steps of Shipton and Tilman through the Garhwal Himalaya. The Nanda Devi basin must surely be one of the most legendary regions in the entire Himalayan chain. The mountain itself, revered since time immemorial by all those who live in its shadow, has long attracted the attention of the pioneering mountaineers and explorers, mystics and spiritualists, writers and everyday travelers who have visited the area.
This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route we follow was used by Ship ton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Doonagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).
This amazing feat of endurance and determination was capped when Tilman later returned to conquer the peak itself. Sadly, the mystic of the area led to an excess of expeditions and ecological damage and the Sanctuary was closed in the 1980's. Investigations are currently underway to assess the recovery.
Day 01 :Arrival Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi ,meeting and assistance and transfer to hotel .Over night at hotel. Day 02 : Delhi – Rishikesh by Car: After breakfast at hotel ,drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar, upon arrival visit Ganga Aarti. over night at hotel. Day 03 : Rishikesh – Gwaldam – Munsiyari by car(2290 m) : After breakfast at hotel ,drive to Munsiyari ,over night at hotel. Day 04 : Munsiyari – Lilam by Trekking (1852 m)-13 km :After breakfast at hotel , proceed for trekking with pack launch. Over night in tent. Day 05 : Lilam – Bogudiyar by trekking (2450m) -12 km : After breakfast ,trek to Bogudiyar with pack launch .Over night at tent.
Day 06 : Bogudiyar – Rilkot by trekking(3200 m)-12 km. :After breakfast ,trek to Rilkot with pack launch. Over night at tent.
Day 07 : Rilkot – Martoli – Lawan by trekking(3324 m) 10 km . : After breakfast ,trek to Martoli village with pack launch. Over night at tent.
Day 08 : Lawan – Shiama kharak - Nandakot (4450 m)-14 km (base camp & snow ridges of Nanda devi) : After breakfast ,trek to Nandakot (Nanda devi) with pack launch, Over night at tent.
Day 09 : Nandakot : After breakfast ,explore the Nanda Devi .Over night at tent.
Day 10 : Nandakot – Lawan by trekking : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.
Day 11 : Lawan – Bogudiyar by trekking. : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.
Day 12 : Bogudiyar – Bhui By trekking : After breakfast ,trek to lawan with pack launch. Over night at tent.
Day 13 : Bhui – Lilam – Munsiyari –Gwaldam. By car.
Day 14 : Gwaldam – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh by car.