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nanda devi base camp

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

from  43950.00 39950.00

Uttarakhand  |  11D/10N  |  12,870 Ft.

June to September

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

  • Reviews 393
  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group

All about the Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek.

Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, constitutes a pair of massive peaks, namely Nanda Devi East (7,816 m) and Nanda Devi West (7,434 m). The Nanda Devi East Base Camp trek affords unmatched views of the two peaks, and is as close as one can get to their beauty. Beginning from the beautiful settlement of Munsiyari, the trail snakes through sense bamboo forests, verdant alpine meadows, rustic villages, and some of the deepest gorges in the country! If luck favours, the trek may also reward you with an extremely rare glimpse of the Himalayan Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard. It also introduces trekkers to the culture of the Johari Tribe, which are native to Munsiyari.

Level- Moderate to difficult

Max. Altitude- 3,900 m

Trek Highlights:

1. Insanely beautiful vistas of the Nanda Devi and Panchachuli peaks.

2. Spotting of the rare Himalayan Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard.

3. Trek through some of the deepest gorges in the country.

Nanda Devi Base Camp Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 : Arrive at Munsiyari

    Drive to Munsiyari from Dehradun or Rishikesh.

  2. Day 2 : Trek from Munsiyari to Lilam (2,000 m)

    Distance: 7 km

    Time Taken: 2-3 hours

  3. Day 3 : Trek from Lilam to Bugdiyar (2,700 m)

    Distance: 13 km

    Time Taken: 6-7 hours

  4. Day 4 : Trek from Bugdiyar to Rilkot (3,200 m)

    Distance: 15 km

    Time Taken: 7-8 hours

  5. Day 5 : Trek from Rilkot to Ghangar (3,300 m)

    Distance: 12 km

    Time Taken: 6-7 hours

  6. Day 6 : Trek from Ghangar to Nanda Devi East Base Camp (3,900 m)

    Distance: 7 km

    Time Taken: 3-4 hours

  7. Day 7 : Rest & Explore at the Nanda Devi East Base Camp

  8. Day 8 : Trek from Nanda Devi East Base Camp to Rilkot

    Distance: 19 km

    Time Taken: 7-8 hours

  9. Day 9 : Trek from Rilkot to Bugdiyar

    Distance: 15 km

    Time Taken: 6-7 hours

  10. Day 10 : Trek from Bugdiyar back to Munsiyari

    Distance: 20 km

    Time Taken: 7-8 hours

  11. Day 11 : Depart from Munsiyari

    On this day, you drive back to Dehradun or Rishikesh according to your onward plans.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Inclusions in the package:
  •  Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  •  Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home city/Dehradun to Munsiyari and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

FAQs and Reviews

Whom is the trek for?

The level of this trek leans from moderate to slightly difficult, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key here.

Best season to attempt the trek?

Mid-June to October is ideal for the trek, since the snow will have cleared up significantly. Although, July may experience bouts of heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and treacherous.

Minimum temperatures during the trek?

The temperature may dip to as low as -2 degrees in the night, making it imperative to carry enough warm layers.

How to reach the base camp?

By Air The nearest airport to Munsiyari is the Pantnagar Airport (312 km). By Rail Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station to Munsiyari (280 km). By Road Well connected to the neighboring towns of Rishikesh, Nainital, Kausani, and Haldwani, Munsiyari can be reached via taxis or state transport.

What things are needed to be carried?

Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete list,  download the checklist from the footer.