The twin peaks of 7818m Nanda Devi, the bliss-giving goddess, form India's second highest mountain, situated in a remote region bordering Nepal and Tibet. The alpine glaciers, high valleys and flower-strewn meadows on the eastern approach to this magnificent mountain are an enticing world apart and ideal for trekking.
Our trek starts at the quiet hill town of Munsiyari, where we descend to the lush Milam Valley, whose semi-tropical rainforests are alive with huge butterflies, exotic birds and large lizards. Once an important trade route, the broad trail was built by the British and is still used by local people to travel from village to village. Following the gorge of the Gori Ganga, we weave high above its foaming waters, climbing steadily among rhododendron forests, which support a botanist's paradise of ferns, orchids, peonies and hydrangea.
The Hindu shrine of Naha Devi heralds new vistas as the valley opens up to reveal the snow-capped peaks that tower above it. In the rain shadow of these mountains, the vegetation of the upper valley is sparser and the villages are only inhabited in the summer months. We now leave the main trail to explore some of the side valleys, whose lure is irresistible. The beautiful Lawan Valley is the usual approach to the base camp for 7340 m high Nanda Devi East while the Pachu Valley leads to the glacier of the same name, which lies 4000m below the summit of the mountain. We make camp in this spectacular setting and with luck enjoy magical views of Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East bathed in the warm glow of sunrise, before exploring along the edge of the glacier.
Back in the main valley, we continue to Milam village, from where we explore the upper valley and its glacier, set to a splendid backdrop of the 7000 m peaks of Hardeol and Trisuli
- Area: Uttarakhand Chamoli Garhwal India
- Trip Duration: 16 Days
- Trekking Grade: Moderate+
- Max. Altitude: 7181 mts.
Documents Required: To Obtain The Permit For Trekking, You Have To Supply Us As Soon As Possible:
- Copy Of Passport
- Copy Of Visa