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Nanda Devi Trekking Tour
Location: Garhwal Himalayas
Base: Joshimath
Altitude: 4500 m above Sea Level
Attraction: Nanda Devi Peak

The Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas. It is dominated by the peak of Nanda Devi, which rises to over 7,800 m. No humans live in the park, which has remained more or less intact because of its inaccessibility. It is the habitat of several endangered mammals, especially the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and bharal.

Nanda Devi National Park is spread over an area of 630 sq. kms., just next to the Nanda Devi Peak (which is the second highest mountain in India -7817 mts.), is the Nanda Devi sanctuary. It was established in 1980. The first men on record to have reached this Sanctuary, while yet in its pristine form, were the the British Mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman. The area had largely remained undisturbed till then, except for Tilman's successful attempt on Nanda Devi in 1936. However, from 1950 onwards the increasing number of treks & climbing expeditions to the area has somewhat affected the virgin character of this place.

A unique mix of flora and fauna is characteristic of this park. The fauna inlcudes the brown and Himalayan black bears, Himalayan thar, snow leopards, serow and chir pheasants.
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10N/11 D- Nanda Devi Trekking Tour