NANDA DEVI EAST BASE CAMP TREK IN INDIA / IN THE SHADOW OF NANDA DEVI

Nanda Devi-‘Goddess of Joy’- at 7,816m is one of the highest peaks in the Indian Himalaya. For Indians of Hindu faith it is among the most sacred mountain after mount Kailash. Surrounding the peak is an oceanic expanse of high 6,000 and 7,000 meter peaks. Nanda Devi’s inner sanctuary is currently off limits to climbers and trekkers. It was the goal of many early 20th century expeditions- all of which failed to reach the sanctuary until Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman reached it via the Rishi gorge in 1932. Tilman eventually climbed the peak for the fi rst time with Charles Houston in 1936.

Region: Kumaon Himalaya
Grade: Strenuous
Duration: 24 Nights & 25 Days / 4 Nights Hotel, 18Nights Camping, 2 Night train journey, 19 Days Trekking
Best Time: May, June & October

Highlights:
Views of Nanda Devi & Panchuli peaks Expansive meadows and panoramic views of the Himalaya
Trekking through villages
Glacier walks & High Pass crossings