Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand
The Sanctuary has been converted to a National Park and temporarily closed for visitors on environmental considerations. It has an average altitude exceeding 4500 mts. and is surrounded by as many as seventy lofty peaks, the Nandadevi (7817 mts.) being the highest. It is in the form of cup with lush green meadows, chuting white waterfalls, and rich wild flora and fauna. Sir Edmund Hillary described the Sanctuary as a god-gifted wilderness - India's training ground for adventure - and truly so Eric Shipton wrote,
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Joshimath is the base for collection of stores, provisions, porters, guides etc. One route approaches the Sanctuary from Lata, on the Joshimath-Malari Route. One trek from there to Lata Kharak, an open, wild and grassy hilltop, providing a fabulous mountainscape all around.
The Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass appears to be a long trek with many ascents and descents yet everything is forgotten when Nandadevi comes into view on crossing the pass. The trek follows a ridge traversing rocky surface till Malatuni Pass, where the other trek route from Rini (near Lata) following the Rishi Ganga river generally, via Kalikuna and Chinwari, meets. It is continuous descent of about 800 metres through alpine grassland thereafter, before Rishi Ganga is crossed at Deodi, wherefrom Trishul - Base camp trek via Bethartoli and Tridang bifurcates. Debrugheta meadow with its floral designs and the grandstand view of peaks around it is exhilarating. The Deodi - Ramni trek passes through dense forests of Junipers and Varieties of Rhododendrons. The Sanctuary opens up there.
Nanda Devi Sanctuary Tour Package
|Tour Name||Nanda Devi Senctuary Tour|
|Duration||09 nights & 10 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Lata Village - Lata Kharak - Dharansi Pass - Debrugheta - Dharansi Pass - Hitoli Camp Site - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi|
Wildlife in Nanda Devi National Park
Snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan tahr, leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, bharal, serow, goral, common langur and etc can easily see on the park.
Warblers, gresbreaks, rose finches, and ruby throat represent avifauna here. Approximately 80 species have been spotted in this park.
Nanda Devi National Park Travel Information
Location : Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India.
Area : 630 sq km
Maximum Temperature : 25.9°C
Minimum Temperature : 12.5°C
Rainfall : 1800.2 mm
Languages : Garhwali, Hindi, English
Time to visit : April to October
Climate : The weather of Nanda Devi National Park cold for major part of the year. it is at a very high altitude, almost six months of the year, the region remains under perpetual snow, rest of the months experiences pleasant climate. The region receives heavy rainfall from June to August best time to visiting Park is from April to October every year.
How to Reach Nanadevi National ParkAir : Jolly Grant is the Nearest Airport only 295 kms away from the Park
Rail : Rishikesh is the Nearest Railway station of Nanda Devi Park 270 Kms
Road : Lata is well connected with Joshimath, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Ranikhet, Ramnagar, all the major part of Uttarakhand.