Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek - [8th - 19th September 2018] - Registration is ON

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The people of Johar, as the Milam valley is locally known, where traders whose caravans crossed from India into Tibet by the high passes of Unta Dhura and Kungribhingri La. Once the trading season was over the entire population of Milam and the surrounding areas migrated to Munsyari or lower during winter. Trade stopped with the Indo-China conflict in 1962 and these once prosperous villages are now deserted. However the trail still exists, linking the villages and beckoning trekkers. Munsyari is the starting point of Nanda Devi Trekking and OSHIN offers you a combined itinerary that includes a visit to the Nanda Devi base camp area followed up by a trip to Milam glacier. Initially, five days of walking take you to Pachu (3950 mts, 60 kms) the base camp area for Nanda Devi East. The location is exquisite and we usually spend a full day over here. We then return from Pachu to camp at Burfu, across the Gori Ganga river. From Burfu we ascend to Milam where we spend a day and then return to Munsyari. We are sure that Trekking In Nanda Devi sanctuary will be the one of the most cherishing moment in your life.

Trip Details:

Duration 12 Days, 11 Nights
Highest Altitude 4,191 Meters / 13,750 Feet ASL
Grade Moderate to Difficult
Temperature Day time: 10 to 15 C
Night: 0 to -6 C
Best Time June to October
Terrain Precarious rocky terrain.
Activity Type High-Altitude Trekking
Starts at Kathgodam
Ends at Kathgodam
Region Uttrakhand Himalayas
Nearest Airport Pantnagar Airport
Nearest Railways Station Kathgodam Railway Station

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Tentative Schedule:
Day - 1 Kathgodam to Munsyari (Altitude: 6500 ft, Distance : 290 Kms, 9-10 Hours Drive)
Reporting at Kathgodam Railway Station at around 06:30 AM (You are expected to reach Kathgodam on previous night). We will meet up there & proceed to Lohajung which is around 290 kms and 9-10 hours drive. On the way we will be waiting for breakfast and Lunch. Reach Munsyari, introduction, briefing & Overnight stay at camp.

Day - 2 Munsyari to Lilam ( Altitude:6070ft, Trekking distance - 15km, 6/7hrs trek )
Early morning after finishing the breakfast, we will travelling towards the starting point of the trek by jeep .From Darkot village we start descending towards Jimighat and from there gentle climbing up till Lilam village via Gori Ganga.Overnight stay in tents .
Day - 3 Lilam to Bugdyar ( Altitude: 8100ft, Trekking distance - 14km, 6/7 trek )
This day's climb was a crucial one. The trail now began uphill towards the Nain Singh top with beautiful landscape along with a large view of Bugdyar Meadows. It takes a Minimum of 6/7hrs to reach to the top of Bugdyar. Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 4 Bugdyar to Railkot - Martoli ( Altitude: 11000ft, Trekking Distnce - 15km, 8/9hrs trek )
Woke up early in the morning and we continue our trek along with the Gori Ganga. This range also has some beautiful water streams along with the icy-cold water.The initial part of the trek would be through the bank of the river through the rocks. A gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains Nanda Devi and thers peaks ! Overnight stay in tents .
Day - 5 Martoli to Ghanagar ( Altitude: 11200ft, Trekking Distance - 14km, 8/9hrs trek )
Steep 3 hour ascent followed by a steep descent followed a gentle up and down walk. The trail crosses the stream and heads up the mountain.Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 6 Ghangar to Panchu Glacier ( Altitude: 13200ft, Trekking Distance - 10km, 7/8hrs trek )
Medium climb to Glacier 13,200ft. The days trek is a long walk on meadows with the scenery changing for the better all along.From this point you can see magical close view of Nanda Devi peak !! Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 7 Panchu to nanda devi base camp and back to Panchu ( Altitude: 15200ft, Trekking Distance - 16km, 8/9hrs trek )
The climb continues to the Nanda Devi Base Camp. While the route on the Nanda Devi trek will take most of the time, the return is a fairly easy descent.We retrace the same trail back to panchu.Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 8 Panchu to Railkot (Altitude: 11000ft,Trekking Distance - 16km, 8/9hrs trek )
Return to the pasture at Railkot on the same trail that was taken on the way up.Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 9 Railkot to Bugdyar ( Altitude:8100ft,Trekking Distnce - 15km, 8/9hrs trek )
From the Railkot campsite head down along the stream towards the tree line.Dont walk beside the stream but walk along the ridge on the right.Overnight stay in tents.

Day -10 Bugdyar to Lilam ( Altitude:6070ft, Trekking distance - 15km, 6/7hrs trek )
The days trek is a killer on your toes and knees.Looking behind at the opposite mountains, spot the Gujjar huts amidst the tall pines. You will not fail to notice the bareness of the mountains here and the greenery on the other side.Overnight stay in tents.

Day - 11 Lilam to Munsyari ( Altitude:6070ft, Trekking distance - 15km, 6/7hrs trek )
The last stretch of the last day does become an endurance test but soon the stone paved village track comes up and in no time you enter the main road of Munsyari Village.Overnight stay in Guest House / Tents.

Day - 12 Munsyari to Kathgodm ( Distance : 290 Kms, 9-10 Hours Drive)
Depart from Munsyari to Kathgodam (9-10 Hrs. drive).On the way we will stop for Lunch .Expected time to reach Kthagodam is 6 to 6.30pm.

Trips end here with Lifetime beutiful Memories !!!

Note :
1] Two photos with ID proof is required for Inner Line Permit.
2] Itinerary can be changed, in case of snow, rainfall and landslides.

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Participation Fees Rs.17,500/- Per Person

What's Included:
- Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tent and Sleeping bags (Holofill) and Carry mats.
- Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food
- Transportation from Kthgodam to Munsyari.(Day-1)
- Guide, cook and camp helpers.
- Tented accommodation (3 people in each tent)
- Basic First Aid
- Forest Permission Charges
- Coordinator throughout the trek
- Transporttaion from Munsyari to Kathgodam ( Day-12)
- Insurance

What's Not Included:
- Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc
- Any air/train to reach Delhi and return from Delhi.
- Travel from Delhi to Kathgodam.
- Any hotel accommodation
- Horses with horsemen to carry your loads on the route.
- Your Accommodation or any other expenses before or after the trek schedule.
- Extra food apart from mentioned above
- Anything not mentioned above.
- Backpack 35- 40 Liters (You can chose to send it with horse/porter at actual cost)

Click this link to know the List of things to carry, Do's & Dont's, Fitness required.

Read our Cancellation Policy, just in case you have to cancel your participation.
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.

Important points to be noted before registering.

For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on +91 74063 19666 / 9902027262

How to Reach Kathgodam:

There are two options to reach Kathgodam railway station from Delhi.

By Train:
1)From Delhi railway station you can take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Departs from Delhi around 10:40PM and arrives Kathgodam at  5:30AM.

2)From Delhi station you can take Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Departs from Delhi around 4:00pm and arrives Kathgodam at 10:40pm.

By Road:
There are Regular buses from Delhi ISBT Anand Vihar bus station to Kathgodam. That Buses go till Haldwani and Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey). The distance between Haldwani to Kathgodam is only 6 km. You can hire a auto Kathgodam from Haldwani bus station (charges will be Rs.60 to 80 per auto)

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BMC Office Address: 

#472, 1st Floor,
80 Ft Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Opp BSNL Telephone Exchange,
Landmark - Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Rd.
Bangalore - 560 075

Batch 1: 8th to 19thSeptember 2018 Book Now