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NANDA DEVI TREK

October 28 to November 13, 2019 - 17 days

Trek Ancient Tibet Trade Routes in Northern India Himayalays

Breathtaking Views of the Himalaya and Nanda Devi East "plus" Milam Glacier   

Peak Freaks Nanda Devi

Photos: Monish Dave 

October 28, 2019, Tim Rippel will be leading an exploration trek to the base camp of Nanda Devi and Milam glacier. Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in the Indian Himalayas at 7816m.  This trek will take 16 days including layover in Dehli.  We'll use a mix of hotels and teahouse in the lowlands, and camping expedition style on the trek route. We offer a morning city tour of Dehli and optional extended tours to places like the Taj Mahal, or even the completion of the Golden Triangle adding ( Agra, Jaipur) at the end of the trek.

This trek was inspired as an opportunity to take a look at the possibilities of a future summit climb.   This will be an exciting opportunity to explore with Peak Freaks friends (old and new) in another part of the  beautiful Himalayas.

To learn more please contact us. Space will be limited. 

Email: Becky .... peakfreaks@me.com    Blog: Peak Freaks Nanda Devi 2019 - coming soon! 

 

Your Leaders

Tim Rippel

 Monish Dave

 

Climb History 

Except for the Rishi Ganga gorge to the west, Nanda Devi is encircled by a ring of mountains with no col lower than 18,000 feet (5,500 m). This mountain chain surrounds and completely encloses the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Tom Longstaff had reached an eastern col in 1905 and had been able to see into the Sanctuary but he did not try the formidable descent. The immensely deep and narrow gorge by which the Rishi Ganga river drains the Sanctuary had never been ascended despite many attempts. However, before the 1934 monsoon, Shipton and Tilman along with three Sherpas who they regarded as co-climbers – Ang Tharkay, Pasang and Kusang – became the first people to find a way through the gorge and to set foot in the Sanctuary in what has been described as "the most exciting story in the whole saga of mountain discovery". 
During their retreat from the Sanctuary for the duration of the monsoon, the 1934 expedition continued exploring by crossing the Badrinath–Kedarnath watershed for the first time, a feat that was not repeated until 1998. After the monsoon they again ascended the Rishi Ganga gorge and climbed part way up Nanda Devi's southeast ridge thereby discovering the route to the summit that was to be used in 1936. They left the Sanctuary by traversing a col to the south and making a descent that had previously been thought impossible.

In 1936 Nanda Devi became the highest mountain ever to have been climbed when a jointly-led American expedition, which eventually passed the leadership to Bill Tilman, reached its 25,643-foot (7816m) summit by climbing the southeast ridge. Tilman had chosen Charlie Houston and Noel Odell for the summit attempt but mischance led to Tilman rather than Houston partnering Odell to the top. 

 

About this trek

This is a trans-Himalayan trek in the heart of Kumaon Himalayas. Nandi Devi is touted by many as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. The trek is through the Jauhar valley the centre of acient Indo Tibetan trade route. Once upon a time this was one of the most important commercial centres with a throbbing civilization influenced by the Tibetan culture in so many ways. At 2290m Munsiyari is on the arterial water body of the Goriganga, which emerges from the Milam glacier system of the eastern flanks of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Apart from the spectacular views of the famous peaks such as the Nanda devi and Nanda kot, the trek is along the river Gori Ganga through ancient villages and rolling grassy meadows. 

The Martoli village, one of the centers of the Jauher valley, represents the ruins of the history of the Indo - Tibetan trade. Once a big village, one can clearly see in the ruins stories of mighty commercial centre Martoli was long time back in the heart of the Himalayas. 

Optional Tours 

Will be organized to Taj Mahal, Agra, Jaipur for interested participants. 

Itinerary 

Time Outline Meals
     
Oct. 28 Meet & greet at Delhi Airport. Transfer to hotel to freshen up and relax. Overnight in hotel in Delhi.              B-L-D 
Oct. 29 Half day sightseeing in Delhi, time for some last minute shopping and preparation. Transfer to Old Delhi railway station to board the DELHI- KATHGODAM train, Utr Sampark Kranti Express (15035) at 1600hrs to Kathgomda. Reach Mukteshwar campsite for late dinner.                                                                                                                                               B-L-D 
Oct. 30 Rest day at Mukteshwar, expore the surroundings, visit Choli ki Jali and famous Shiva temple.               B-L-D
Oct  31 Mukteshwar to MUNSIYARI (2290m) 7 to 8 hrs by road. - Today we drive A/C Suv up the fantastic valley leading to Munsiyari with the famous Birthi water fall and various picturesque villages. Overnight stay in the guest house in Munsiyari. B-L-D
Nov   1 Munsiyari- Chillumdhar (45 min drive) - Pamdeo (7kms). Drive 12kms to Chillumdhar, start trek to Pamdeo, first 1km downhill followed by a gradual trek for the next 3-4km, lst part of the trek is uphill till Mohandas shop at Pamdeo. Overnight stay in Pamdeo in tents/local village hut.                                                                                                                      B-L-D
Nov   2 Pamdeo-Meinsigh top - Babaldahar-Bogudiyar (15kms). Uphill trek to Meinshingh top. Enjoy birds eye view of Munisiyari village, walk along with Gori Ganga river through the Himalayan forest especially Ringal forest. Overnight in tents.   B-L-D
Nov  3 BOGUDIYAR- RILKOT (3200m) 12 km trek. One can divert to the Laspa Village en-route and further to Northern glacier of Nanda Kot. Rilkot village is situated above the river and once can visit the ruins of old Rilkot. Overnight in a camp set up near the river.                                                                                                                                                   B-L-D
Nov  4 RILKOT- MARTOLI (3374m) 8 km. It's an easy hiking day to the picturesque Martoli village. Nand Devi glimpses from the temple in the village.                                                                                                                                           B-L-D
Nov  5 MARTOLI-  NASPANPATTI (4225m) trek for 15km. We now wind our way up the Martoli Gad via Lawan village (located in the Martoli gad (river) which is one of the rivers from Nanda Ghunti glacier at the base of Nanda Devi east) to Naspanpatti which is very close to the base for Nanda kot. Experience a spectacular view of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Nanda Khat peaks.   B-L-D
Nov  6 NASPANPATTI- BHITALGAR (Nanda Devi East Base Camp 4625m) trek 10km from Naspanpatti, it's a day trek to Bhitalgwar, the Nanda East base camp. From here one gets a very close view of one of the highest peaks of the Indian Himalayas, the Nanda Devi East.                                                                                                                                                  B-L-D
Nov  7 Base Camp - Milam (via Pachu village (13kms). Evening exploration of Milam Glacier.                              B-L-D
Nov  8 Milam- Burfu (11km downhill)                                                                                                               B-L-D
Nov  9 Burfu - Nahar Devi (14kms downhill)                                                                                                      B-L-D
Nov 10 Nahar Devi- Pamdeo (14kms downhill)                                                                                                   B-L-D
Nov 11 Pamdeo-Chillumdhar 97kms) and transfer to Ramganga beach camp (5 hrs drive)                                    B-L-D
Nov 12 Drive back to Kathgodam to board the overnight train, Ranikhet Express (15014) to Delhi                           B-L-D
Nov 13 Reach Delhi early morning and transfer to hotel                                                             

*Meals  B- Breakfast  L- Lunch   D- Dinner

Land Cost Includes

  • 2 nights in A/C hotel twin sharing basis Delhi 4-Star
  • Mukteshwar in tents (with beds) on twin/triple share basis
  • Munishyari guest house on twin/share basis
  • Alpine tents on trek, twin sharing
  • Transportation- in Delhi by A/C tempo traveller
  • Delhi to Kathgodham by A/C chair car train
  • All meals as per itinerary (veg and non-veg)
  • First aid assistance 7 back up. 
  • Tim Rippel and local English speaking guide
  • Technical expertise for adventure activities
  • All permits required as per itinerary
  • Medical oxygen if needed for emergency purpose
  • Adventure travel insurance for each participant. 

Cost Exclusions  

  • International flights 
  • Any items not listed on the inclusions including tips, laundry, shopping and all other items of  personal nature including tail snacks and bottled water. 
  • Medical expenses and personal travel accident insurance
  • Any unforeseen expenses arising out of circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions, fight delays and other circumstances beyond our control. 

 

For booking package please email Becky @     peakfreaks@me.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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