Classic Trekking :
NANDA DEVI CLASSIC
The Kuari pass is one of the most
beautiful trek, famous for the enchanting view of the snow
clad peaks of Neelkanth (6596m), Kamet (7756m), Mukut
Parbat, Mana, Nilgiri Parbat, Trishul (7120m), Hardeol,
Dronagiri, rishi pahar, Kalanka, Chaukhamba (7128m),
Lampak, Changabang (6864m) , Ronthi , Beathertoli, Kamatt
(7757m) and others. On a clear day most of the time you
are trekking in the company of these mountains giving you
a thrilling experience of the mighty Himalaya ,
particularly the NANDA DEVI MASSIF. These mountains though
far away appear very close. The trail was named after Lord
Curzon, who was a keen trekker & it is said that the path
was specially improved so that he could trek. With
independence it was renamed the Nehru Trail.
Day 01: Rishikesh To Ghat: 9-10
Drive to Nandaprayag and to ghat.
(Starting point of the trek). Night stay in guest
Day 02: Ghat To Ghuni: 3-4 hours walk
Drive to starting point and begin the
trek. It is nice walk next to the river and ascent through
coniferous and mixed forests. This walk followed by wooded
ridge takes us to village called Ramni (2550m). It is a
typical Garhwal village with friendly people and
attractive houses with heavy slate roofs and paved alleys
surrounded by fertile fields. It has a solar-powered
electricity scheme. Night stay and meals in camp at Ghuni.
DAY 03: TREK TO SEMKHERK MEADOW.
(2,600m approx.)5-6 hrs.
This is a long but rewarding day.
From the campsite you climb steeply for 1,000ft/300m on a
good zigzagging track to emerge on open grassy grazing
meadows. Snow peaks begin to emerge above the forest to
the north. The path continues up through forests of
rhododendron, pines and oak with more pastures for summer
grazing with shepherd huts. The highest point, reached in
2¼ hours from the camp, at 3,064m/10,053ft, is the Ramni
Pass, also called Binayak Top. It is also possible to make
out the Kauri Pass, which we will cross on Day 8. From now
on there may be a chance to see the multi-coloured monal
pheasant but they are very shy, being hunted by the locals
for the pot. You then trek gently down for a while across
more pastures and open glades, then into lovely forests of
horse chestnuts and walnut trees with waterfalls. From
here, the trek is a zigzag descent to Camping place. Camp
overnight at Semkherk.
DAY 04 : TREK TO KALIAGHAT. (2700m
Day starts with descend to the
colourful village of Jhinjhi. The trail carries on down
past small farms through woods to the spectacular
suspension bridge at 1,840m/6,037ft across the Birehi
Gorge, currently inhabited by a large number of monkeys.
From here a very steep climb takes you back to
7,382ft/2,250m, where the track eases after a one and a
half-hour ascent. From here the path is almost flat
passing through fine rhododendron forest with long-tailed
magpies flitting about. There are many streams and
waterfalls as the route contours round many deep
re-entrants. Camp overnight.
DAY 05: TREK TO DHAKAUNI VIA SARTOLI
(11,000ft/3353m approx.) - 7 hours.
This is another long, but spectacular
day. The route traverses above the village and then starts
a steep climb up into rhododendron forest, with many
zigzags - it is a broad, well made track but after quite a
number of false summits, a Col is reached at
9,842ft/3,000m. The path now descends gently, traversing
along the valley, to open meadows with views across to the
Kuari Pass. The track then traverses down around the side
of the valley, across several streams, before it plunges
down a very steep and loose section, much of which has
been washed away by the monsoons - an awkward and loose
DAY 06: TREK ACROSS KAURI
PASS(12,000ft/3,658m) TO TALI (11,155ft/3,400m). 5 hours.
It is a long because of the break on
the pass for views and spectacular day. You aim to cross
the pass so that you will have the benefit of the clear
early morning views the following day. The climb up to the
pass is made on a zigzag track to the top. You make a
traverse along the high ridge past a shrine to Shiva
before dropping down to your camp at Khulara which is the
name given to a clearing amongst the Rhododendrons about
half an hour and 500ft/150m below Shiva's shrine to await
the spectacular views of the morning.To go to Tali we take
left trail from Shiva shrine instead of right which leads
down to Khulara. Camp overnight.
DAY 07: TREK TO AULI/TAPOVAN.
(6,562ft/2,000m/), DRIVE TO JOSHIMATH.
A long way below lies Tapovan or
Auli (Auli is in little different direction. Most of
summer treks finish in Auli and early summer and early
winter treks finish in Tapovan because of the icy
condition on the trail to Auli) and the road head. Anyway
a 3-4-hr walk to either place. A very steep descent to the
Tapovan though it is gradual to Auli, down through woods
and pastures. At Tapovan or Auli our car will be waiting
for the drive to Joshimath which, although having none of
the elegance of its sister hill resorts, does have a charm
and beauty of its own. It is the site where the famous
Adiguru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment before
beginning his campaign for the unification of India and
the revitalization of Hinduism. The arm gets smaller every
year! It is the centre of the Indian ski scene, and the
cable car up to the resort of Auli starts in the middle of
Joshimath. Overnight in the High Bank Himalayan View in
the Himalayas..our own guest house located at the
elevation of 2400 meter. Also can do massage etc..at our
Cottage at High Bank Himalayan View.
DAY 08: DRIVE TO RISHIKESH.
Trip package cost :
Cost include :
Transport from Rishikesh to Rishikesh. Accommodation on
breakfast and dinner bases + trekking camping tents +
guide + cook + porters + all trekking permits and toll
taxes + other taxes + all meals on trekking + stools etc..
Cost Not include
: Personal luggage, Transport from delhi to delhi as well
accommodation in Delhi / Rishikesh. Personal Insurance
(we can make your insurance as well), Mineral water all
alcoholic beverages and Expenses of personal nature and
Sleeping bags, riding pony.
We offer: Value for money…!! !
What does it mean?
The Tour Escort and guides:
-For a trek to Valley of Flowers, your guide : Rama
Bhandari or Bhumnesh or Sanjay or Rami or Shunty,
Biologist, researcher of all flowers and plants in the
Valley as well in the Khero Valley.
-For a trek to the Kuaripass / Roopkund / Source of Ganges
/ Milam Glacier / High Pass Trek and Climbing Expedition
etc.. Santosh / Vivek / Shikhar / Sovan / Dinesh / Sonu /
Shunty / Nawang Sherpa / Lama Sherpa / Shiva Sherpa etc..,
qualified guide for high altitude treks, high experienced
trekker with expertise in the area.
We know that you come over here to have a marvelous time,
a really qualified and experienced guide is his weight
worth in gold”.
Value for money…!!!