This is one of the most enchanting treks in Uttarakhand Himalaya which takes you deep inside the greater Himalaya. Nandikund trek cross many rivulets, alpine meadows covered by innumerable and rare species of flowers and herbs, deep gorges, high snow clad peaks experiencing an imaginary, amazing and splendid view of the great mountains of Himalaya, and many other prominent places. Across this trek one comes across some wild animals like, Thar, Bharal, Musk deer and many more rare and endangered species as it comes under sanctuary and biosphere reserve area. This trek was used by PANDAVAS when they went in search of salvation to Heaven. . Only few fortunate trekkers can experience the tranquillity and beauty of this trek due to its high terrain.
|TREK TYPE||Strenuous /highly adventurous.|
|HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT–||5000 mts above sea level.|
|TOTAL TREK LENGTH||83 km ascending and descending.|
|TOTAL TIME DURATION||10 to 12 days (From Delhi to Delhi).|
|BEST TIME TO VISIT||May & June and from September to November.|
|LOCATION||Upper Himalayan region of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary and Nandadevi biosphere reserve in Rudraprayag and Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.|
Raansi village :–At the height of 1800 m ts is the starting for Nandikund Trek. This is an ancient village where we one can experience hospitality of village and take blessings from Maa Rakeshwari before staring the trek.
Madmaheshwar temple region:–At the height of 3200 mts above sea level is the splendid Madmaheshwar temple .It is believed that this temple has been made by BHIM one of the PANDAVA’S . The Trekkers can spend one night here and get acclimatized for further strenuous trekking.
PANDAVSERA :-At the height of 3900 mts above sea level is this wonderful and beautiful meadow surrounded by huge mountains with snow clad peaks. A beautiful river Pandav Ganga divides this 2 km wide and 5 km long alpine meadow making it a memorable sight.
NANDIKUND – AN ALPINE LAKE:-At the height of 4500 mts above sea level is a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by high mountains and situated just at the threshold of CHOUKHAMBA mountain. The lake sores are covered by rare species of flowers and herbs like Brahmkamal, Fankamal and many more.
GHIYA PASS :-At the height of 5000 mts above sea level Ghiya Pass is the highest point of the trek which divides Alaknanda and Mandakini valley catchments. This trek of 3 kms has rocky terrain and one can exp.
VAITARNI :-At the height of 4500 mts above sea level the beauty of this place is unbound and difficult to be described in words.
BRAHM KHARK (MEADOW):-At the height of 4500 mts to 3000 mts above sea level this is one of the most expansive and beautiful alpine meadows in Uttarakhand Himalaya best known for its rare flowers species, herbs and incredible landscape views.
BANSINARAYAN TEMPLE :-At the height of 3600 mts above sea level is an.ancient isolated temple of Lord Krishna in alpine region but reverentially worshiped on some special occasions.
URGAM VILLAGE :-At the height of 1800 mts above sea level this place occupies rare topography and landscape and is one of the most beautiful villages in Uttarakhand Himalaya. Urgam village is permanent home of Dhyan Badri (one of punch Badri) and Kalpeshwar (one of Panch Kedar). Urgam is known for its pulse and vegetables as it has good fertile land and abundance of water streams. One can enjoy village home hospitality in this area.
KALPESHWAR TEMPLE :-At the height of 2000 mts above sea level is one of the Panch Kedar situated on the bank of Kalp Ganga. Lord Kedarnath Ji is worshipped in the form of JATA (coir) form. This temple has been made by NAKUL one of PANDAVA’S
Day 1:-DELHI – RISHIKESH/HARIDWAR
Delhi – Rishikesh/Haridwar – 250 km drive.
Day 2 :-RISHIKESH/HARIDWAR – RANSI VILLAGE
Rishikesh/Haridwar – Ransi village – 225 km drive.