Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

Trek LocationArea: Kumaon Himalayas

Trek DurationDuration: 17 Days (4 days travelling/14 days trekking)

Trek SeasonBest Season: March - June and September - December (Except July & August)

Trek GradeGrade:

Moderate to Challenging
On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

AltitudeAltitude: 4000 mts

Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking: 150 K.M

About Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

Trekking to East Nanda Devi Base Camp is on the bucket list of many trekkers. The second highest peak in Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi despite being a challenging trek instigates passionate trekkers to take up this arduous journey. Alluring trekkers with the view of majestic Nanda Devi Peak, which happens to be one of the most stunning peaks in the world, the trek to the East Base Camp of Nanda Devi is an unmatched experience.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

The trek begins with an easy climb from Munsyari, but gradually it gets tougher as soon as it reaches Bugdiyar. The trekking trail passes through the extensive meadows, deep valleys, ancient villages, gorges and high altitude glaciers. The trek also traverses through an old trade route, cuts through moraine fields, thick forests and offers a view that is splendid in all senses.

The trail to the Nanda Devi East camp is certainly very impressive, and when we blend it with historical background, it certainly makes it to the best trek of India. This particular part of Nanda Devi has always attracted many climbers and mountaineers, many of them clandestine to approach Nanda Devi Peak. To know more about this trek, read the detailed itinerary.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Trek through the deserted villages around Munsiyari and Milam.
  • Throughout the trail you can see the superb view of the neighboring mountains like Nanda Devi (7,816m), Trishul (7,074m), Panch Chuli peaks and Nanda Kot (6,861m)
  • During your trekking, there is the slightest possibility that you might be able to spot some Himalayan species like black bear, leopard, Himalayan Thar, Bharal and snow leopard along with a rich diversity of birdlife.
  • This 17-day trek follows an ancient Tibet Trade Routes through the Indian Himalayas.

Best Time to Visit Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

Mid March to Mid June & Mid September to Mid October is the best for this trekking tour.

Summer: Weather remains pleasant, therefore, the best time to go for trekking.

Monsoon: During monsoon, the area remains closed to due to high risk of landslide and flood. Roads remain slippery, perhaps not a very good time to go for trekking.

Winter: The temperature plummets to minus, hence, it becomes tough for trekkers to trek and roads also remain closed due to snowfall.

Where is the Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?

With Rishi Ganga Valley on the west and Gori Ganga Valley on the east, Nanda Devi stands tall as the second highest peak in India and highest in Uttrakhand. The gigantic Nanda Devi is a two-peaked massif, which forms 2 km long high ridge towards its eastern and western side. Summit towards the east, which is comparatively less in height as compared to the west side, is called Sunanda Devi, formally known as Nanda Devi East.

How to Reach Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

By Airways: Nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, around 304 km from Munsiyari.

By Railways: Kathgodam railway station, 273 km from Munsiyari, is the nearest railway station.

By Roadways: Munsiyari, the starting point of the trek, is linked well with highways. You can reach Munsiyari from neighboring tours like Haldwani, Kausani, Rishikesh, Nainital through taxi or state owned buses.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 1: Delhi - Kathgodam (By AC Train) - Almora

In the morning catch AC train for Kathdodam from New Delhi railway station at 06:00 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:20 hrs. On arrival meet our guide and transfer to Almora by raod. Arrival at Almora by late afternoon and check in to hotel. Evening explore the area, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Almora – Munsyari

After breakfast drive to Munsiyari. On a journey to Munsyari, you will pass through attractions of local villages, numerous waterfalls, rivers, forest and much more….. On arrival at Munsiyari check in to hotel. Overnight stay in Munsyari hotel.

Day 3: Munsyari – Lilam

On the first day, you will start your trekking expedition from Munsyari till Lilam via Barkot. From Barkot, you will begin traveling 2 km downhill to the bridge spanning the Gori Ganga at a place called Jimighat, spend some time there and trek back again uphill till Lilam. Pitch your tent in Lilam for an overnight stay and dinner.

Day 4: Lilam – Bugdiar

Immediately after breakfast, you will have to start your trekking to Bugdiar. Further, the trails move along the right side of the valley, above the raging Gori Ganga and after some steps you will enter in a gorge. Following this, you will trek downhill to Garam Pani, which is known for its sulphur bath. Now comes a series of switchbacks through conifer and oak forests through which the path weaves for 4 to 5 km till it reaches the settlement of Bugdiyar. Overnight stay in the Bugdiyar tent.

Day 5: Bugdiar– Martoli

Kick start your day with a powerful breakfast and proceed towards Martoli. On this day, you will follow Gori Ganga River till you reach a Hindu temple, Bugdiar. After 4 km trek, you will start noticing meadows, which will make your way to Laspadhura or Laspa pass. After a brief stopover, get ready for the real steep climb of 6 to7 km over flat stones to reach the grassy plateau of Martoli. Pitch your tent in Martoli for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 6: Martoli – Milam

With today's trek, you will reach the most important landmark, Milam village. On the sixth day, you will cross the bridges over Lwan Gad and Gori Ganga to reach Burphu Village (3350 M). Your next halt will be Milam village.

Day 7: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam

Rise early in the morning and depart for Milam Glacier. On The seventh day, the trail will be challenging but the view of the landscapes will be rewarding. From the glacier, you can get the interrupted view of Rishi Parvat (6692 M), Trishul (7074 M) and Hardeol (7151 M). Spend some time on the glacier to uncover the gorgeous environs and then trek back to your camp in Milam village.

Day 8: Milam

Today, you can rest and explore the beautiful landscapes of Milam region. Overnight stay and dinner in the camp.

Day 9: Milam – Lwani

Begin the day with breakfast and a walk around the gorgeous environs of the place before setting off on a descending trek to Lwani. Overnight stay in Lwani camp.

Day 10: Lwani – Nanda Devi East Base Camp

Begin your day with an appetizing breakfast and head for a trek to the base of Nanda Devi East Base Camp. This particular trail is favorite amongst the trekkers as to reach the base camp, Naspanpatti, you will pass through a series of moraine fields and vast meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M). On arrival at Naspanpatti, you will pitch your tent, explore the surroundings and relish the delicious dinner.

Day 11: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Nanda Devi East

Finally, comes the day for which you have been waiting. Today, you will trek towards Nanda Devi East. Explore the region and trek back and to the base camp. Dinner & overnight stay in the camp.

Day 12: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Martoli

After trekking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Nanda Devi East. Spend some time at Nanda Devi East Base Camp and head back to the base camp. Dinner & overnight stay in the base camp.

Day 13: Martoli - Bugdiar

After early breakfast descend to Bugdiar via Railkot. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 14: Bugdiar – Lilam

Today, you will trek back to Lilam and pitch your tent for an overnight stay.

Day 15: Lilam – Munsyari

On the last day of the trek, you will trek downhill to Munsyari. Once you reach Munsyari, you will be transferred to a hotel for an overnight stay, followed by a dinner.

Day 16: Munsyari – Kathgodam

Early morning, you will drive back to Kathgodam to board Ranikhet Express, which will land you in Delhi. Overnight journey.

Day 17: Arrival Delhi

Following your arrival in Delhi; the adventure of the Nanda Devi East Base Camp trekking comes to an end.

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Things to Carry for Nanda Devi East Base Camp

Things to Carry while Trekking
  • Warm clothes: windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woolen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
  • Comfortable clothes: tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
  • Walking stick or trekking pole
  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
  • Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs
  • Personal toiletries and towels

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?
You should book Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek two months in advance for the trek so that there is ample preparation time.

Who will carry my backpack?

A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Total weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.

Where to meet you us?

Old Delhi railway station is the meeting point for all the trekkers. Our agent will be there to hand over the railway tickets and then you can board a train to Kathgodam. At Kathgodam, our guide will pick you from the railway station and then from there your tour will start.

How we run the trek?

From start till the end, every turn of the trek will be lead by experienced guides, who are also expert mountaineers.

What is the batch size?

4-12 people, including both men and women

What is minimum age required for Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 13120ft (4000m) minimum age required is 12 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?

The temperature may drop to 10° C during the night hours. During December to March, the temperature goes till minus. July and August are rainy seasons.

How long we trek during Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?

In a day, we intend to travel for 6-7 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 10-12 km.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which beyond our control then an additional charge may apply which are of a hotel stay and food.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for a female to go on a trek?

Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Different shoes are suitable for various types of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features are the best for trekking. Quechua Forlclaz 500 is good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

Yes, our departure times remain fixed. We are always excited to go for the trek, even if it's with one trekker.

How do you deal with emergency situation?

Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.

How to book the trek

You must register online for further information.

Fixed Departure 2019

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