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
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 .... email@example.com Blog: Peak Freaks Nanda Devi 2019 - coming soon!
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.
Will be organized to Taj Mahal, Agra, Jaipur for interested participants.
*Meals B- Breakfast L- Lunch D- Dinner
Land Cost Includes
For booking package please email Becky @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HIMALAYAN HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALISTS since 1983