13 Nights / 13 Days
Delhi - Haridwar - Mundoli - Nanda Ghunti - Kanol
- Nandakini Valley - Nanda Devi - Kauri Pass - Tapovan/ Devprayag
Day 01 : Delhi Arrival
Pick up from Delhi International airport and straight drive to hotel for night
Day 02 : Delhi - Haridwar
Leave Delhi to Haridwar, one of the most holy Hindu towns on the banks of the Ganges. Arrive Haridwar check into the hotel, evening free for local sightseeing, visit temple, night stay at Haridwar.
Day 03 : Haridwar - Mundoli
We follows the gently winding road into the heart of the Garwhal foothills, past Rudraprayag with its memorial stone to Jim Corbett and the infamous man eating leopard and onwards up the Pindar valley. We camp above the road-head near Mundoli. Camp.
Day 04 : Mundoli
An excellent start to our journey as we trek through rhododendron forest, hand-tilled fields and small, friendly villages. We camp near an old Forest Rest House with impressively large deodar. Camp.
Day 05 : Mundoli - Nanda Ghunti
Today involves a long climb to the magnificent bugyal or grazing meadow of Bedni. Here we are rewarded with startling views of Trisul (7120m) and Nanda Ghunti (6390m). A tougher day of steep ascent and descent. Camp.
Day 06 : Nanda Ghunti - Kanol
Classic walking today as we head north through Rolling Meadows bordered with ancient rhododendron trees that give the most wonderful display of colour in spring. The trails are good and the scenery magnificent. We camp near a river beside the village of Kanol. Camp.
Day 07 : Kanol - Nandakini Valley
We start the day by trekking up and out of the Nandakini valley, a tough but
rewarding climb along good trails. Birds of prey such as Lammergeyer, Golden
Eagle and Himalayan Griffon are common in this area. The day's efforts are well
worth it as we camp in peaceful and wonderfully flat meadow for the night. Camp.
Day 08 : Nandakini Valley - Nanda Devi
A day traversing one of the main valleys that radiate out from the Inner Sanctuary
of Nanda Devi. A steep descent takes us to our interesting campsite above the
gorge of the Bharagithi. Camp.
Day 09 : Nanda Devi - Kauri Pass
We cross the river on a splendid suspension bridge. Shipton and Tilman were
not so fortunate and had to improvise a crossing out of fallen tree trunks and
rope.... From the river we climb steeply to a level trail that takes us to our
next campground, in sight of the Kuari Pass. Camp.
Day 10 : Kauri Pass
An easier day as we make camp at Dhakwani near the base of the Kauri Pass in preparation for an early start tomorrow. Camp.
Day 11 : Kauri Pass - Tapovan
The final day of our classic trek. We descend further towards the Alaknanda valley and the small settlement of Tapovan where we rejoin our transport for the short ride to Josimath, an important halting point for Shipton and Tilman during their explorations. Overnight at Hotel or Guesthouse.
Day 12 : Tapovan - Devprayag
A long day of driving as we follow the river to the Alaknanda valley southwest on to Devprayag. Overnight at Hotel or guesthouse.
Day 13 : Devprayag - Haridwar
We continue our journey to Haridwar, arrive Haridwar check into the hotel. Night stay at Haridwar.
Day 14 : Haridwar - Delhi
Morning free for bathing at Holy River Ganges then drive to Delhi, enroute halt for lunch, arrive Delhi transfer to International airport to catch flight for home.