Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek Guide

Are you looking for a quite long escape from your daily boring life? Do you love getting lost amid the beauty of nature? Then this trek is the best opportunity. The Nanda Devi East Base Camp presents you with the second highest peak in Indian Himalayas, The Nanda Devi.

This is a 17-day trek starting from Munsiyari and then to Bugdiar. The trek involves pretty meadows, old villages, beautiful valleys, glaciers of high altitude alongside thick forest and moraine fields.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek Guide

The trek also has a historical background. It always attracts various trekkers for the thrill and adventure it promises. The East Base Camp to Nanda Devi offers you the view of Nanda Devi Peak. This factor makes the trek more remarkable as trekkers often try to aim for the Nanda Devi Peak itself. So mark this trek in your bucket list for an amazing trekking experience.

AREAKumaon Himalayas
DURATION17 days. ( 4 days traveling/ 14 days trekking ) 
BEST SEASON March – June, and September – December
(avoid July and August)
GRADEModerate
ALTITUDE4000mts
TOTAL LENGTH150 km 
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Where is Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek?

Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India. It is surrounded by Gori Ganga Valley on East and Rishi Ganga Valley on West. It is also the highest peak of Uttarakhand. You have to follow the trail to the east side as it is lesser in height. It is also called Sunanda Devi ( formally as Nanda Devi). It forms a 2km long and high ridge to it’s Eastern and Western side.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp

Best time to visit Nanda Devi East Base Camp

  • The best season to visit the Nanda Devi Trek Mid March to Mid June & Mid September to Mid October.
  • The best season to visit the Nanda Devi Trek Mid March to Mid June & Mid September to Mid October.
  • In Winter the temperature may stoop low to negative and hence the trek becomes unsuitable. The roads often get blocked due to heavy snowfall.
  • In Rainy season the area is very susceptible to landslides and floods. Hence the area remains closed.

Also, avoid Winter as the temperature is quite low and not suitable for trekking as you can face many dangers on the way. 

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Highlight

  • ● Offers you the breathtaking view of surrounding mountains like Nanda Devi (7,816m), Panch Chuli and Nanda Kot (6,861m), and Trishul (7,074m).
  • ● Takes you through the deserted villages of Munsiyari and Milam.
  • ● Opportunity to spot some rare Himalayan species of black bear, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, Bharal and also a diverse variety of birdlife
  • ● You will follow ancient Tibet Trade Routes amid the Indian Himalayas.

How To Reach Nanda Devi East coast Base Camp Trek? 

By Air

Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is 304 km away from Munsiyari. So you can take your flight as suitable.

By Rail

The nearest Railway station is Kathgodam railway station which is 273 km away from Munsiyari. You can then take a cab to your hotel

By Road

The highways are linked well with Munsiyari. So you can reach Munsiyari from nearby cities like Haldwani, Kausani, Rishikesh, Nainital through cab or buses owned by the state.

Nanda Devi East Coast Trek Cost

According to Ahvan Adventures, the cost per person is about 34,500 per head.

Nanda Devi East Coast Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Kathgodam (By AC Train) – Almora

The train for Kathgodam leaves from New Delhi at 06:00 hours. Once you board the train you will arrive at Kathgodam at 11:20 hours. From there you can take a cab to Almora and board your hotel as well. You may now relax to fade away the tiredness of the journey. In the evening explore local markets to get local goodies and local famous delicacies.


Day 02: Almora – Munsiyari

Today you will check out and travel to Munsiyari via road. You will also come across the old villages, serene waterfalls, and forests. Once you arrive at Munsiyari check in to your hotel and rest for the day.


Day 03: Munsyari – Lilam

Today you will be starting your trekking journey from Munsiyari to Lilam via Barkot. From Barkot trail 2km down the hill to the bridge of Gori Ganga and arrive at Jimighat. Spend some time there, enjoy the natural beauty and smell the fresh air. Then you will trek back to Lilam. Set up your tents there and stay for the night.

Read more: Kafni Glacier Trek


Day 04: Lilam – Bugdiar

Take your breakfast early as today you will be Trekking to Bugdiar. Also, the trek will follow along the right side of the valley above the gushing Gori Ganga. After walking a few steps you will reach a gorge. The trail will then take you to Garam Pani famous for its sulfur bath. From there, your trek will take you amid the conifer and oak forest. You will walk along the path for 4 to 5 km till you reach Bugdiar. Stay for the night at your camps.


Day 05: Bugdiar– Martoli

Take an energy breakfast and get ready for your trek to Martoli. Your trial will follow Gori Ganga till the pristine Hindu temple at Bugdiar. After trekking 4km you will witness Meadows on your way to Laspadhura also called Laspa pass. Relax there for a while. Now you will have to trek for 6 to 7 km over the flat stones and finally reach Martoli. There you will also see the grass-filled meadows of Martoli. Stay there for the night.


Day 06: Martoli – Milam

Today you will reach one of the important destinations of this trek and that is Milam village. Crossing the bridges over Gori Ganga and Lwan Gad to reach Bhurpu village at an elevation of 3350 m.


Day 07: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam

Get up early today as you will be starting for Milam Glacier. Today the trek might feel a little challenging but it will surely be rewarding once you reach your final destination. The glacier will offer you the view of Rishi Parvat ( 6692 M), Trishul (7074 M), and Hardeol (7151 M). You can definitely take your time there admiring the beauty. Then you will trek back to Milam village and camo for the night.


Day 08: Milam

Explore Milam village today. Go to local markets, shop for local goodies, click amazing pictures of the serene landscapes. Stay for the night in your camps.


Day 09: Milam – Lwani

Take your breakfast and start for the downhill trek to Lwani. Explore the beauty of the place. Set up your camps and stay for the night.


Day 10: Lwani – Nanda Devi East Base Camp

Take a good breakfast early as today you will be heading to the East Base Camp. The trail to Base Camp will take you through moraine fields, pretty picturesque meadows, and the natural beauty until you reach Naspanpatti, the Base camp. Once you arrive there, set up your tents and roam around in nature. Take your dinner and sleep for the night.


Day 11: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Nanda Devi East

Today is the day you were looking forward to it. You will trek to Nanda Devi East. The spot is alluring and beautiful. After that trek back to your Base camp. Take your dinner and spend the night there.

Day 12: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Martoli

After a 4-5 hrs trek, you will reach Martoli. Explore the place and spend your time there luxuriously. Eat your dinner and stay back for the day.

Day 13: Martoli – Bugdiar

Get up early and take your breakfast. Then trek down to Bugdiar via Railkot. Stay in your tents for the night. A beautiful memory to behold.

Day 14: Bugdiar – Lilam

From Bugdiar you will trek to Lilam today. Set up your camps there and spend the night in the laps of mother nature. Sing songs in front of the campfire and enjoy your moments.

Day 15: Lilam – Munsiyari

Today is the last day of the trek. You will trek down to Munsiyari. Once you reach there, travel back to your hotel and take a rest. Eat your food and have a good night’s sleep.

Day 16: Munsyari – Kathgodam

You will have to travel early morning to the Kathgodam railway station as your train the Ranikhet express will be leaving from there. Once you board your train you will reach Delhi. This is an overnight journey.

Read more: Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 17: Arrival Delhi

After you arrive in Delhi your trek journey now comes to an end. Bid goodbye with sweet memories and enjoy the post thrill the trek offers. Take good memories way back to your home.


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