Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek



: Uttarakhand Himalayas


: 9 days  


: difficult

Trekking distance

: 135 Kms

Max Altitude

: 3870 Meters

Pickup Point

: Kathgodam 

Best Season

: June , September-October

Milam Glacier situated in Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in Pithoragarh district. This trail offers panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishuli and Hardeol & Giant Glacier Milam spread over 30 kms area passes through remote villages & thick forest where trekker can see various kind of flora & fauna, Birds & Wild animals. This route is ancient route for trade with Tibbet which is now closed.

During drive from Kathgodam to Munsyari & returning journey glimpse of Kumaon & its beautiful villages, Hill stations(Almora, Kousani, Chakori, Munsyari), Rivers(Ramganga),Waterfalls (Birthi & Mahadev), Culture & Agriculture of Kumaon region. Uttarakhand have two divisions (Garhwal & Kumaon),since ancient time because of its different cultures & language, Kumaon consist 6 districts & Garhwal consist 7 districts out of 13 districts.

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  • Day 1 Kathgodam to Munsyari(2200m) - 350 km -9hours
    Arrive in Kathgodam in Kathgodam early in the morning, & depart to Munsyari, need to depart early because our way is long today takes you through many beautiful villages & Hill stations of Kumaun region. It will take around 8 hours to reach Munsyari. Night stay in Munsyari.
  • Day 2 Munsyari to Lilam(1810 m)– 12.5 km – 5 to 6 hours.
    Our trek starts today, 15 km drive to Selapani, from Selapani to Lilam village by trek along with Gori river & pass some quaint villages, forest & Agriculture field, gradual descends& last 3km is steep ascent to Lilam, takes around 5-6 hours to reach.
  • Day 3 Lilam to Bogudiyar (2450 m) – 13 km - 6 hours
    Trek route steep ups & down, passes through thick bamboo forest & mixed forest, later we reach to confluence point of Gori Ganga & Ralam river, after crossing steep ascend reach to Bogudiyar where memorial of 1989 catastrophe which washed away the village and killing villager & army persons. Overnight stay in Bogudiyar
  • Day 4 Bogudiyar to Rilkote (3350 m) -12.5km -6hours
    After breakfast proceed for next campsite Railkote, trek is again steeply some places, pass two beautiful water falls near Mapang .Route bifurcate here for Lapsa Village & Nankot Glacier, Railkote also ruined by 1989 disaster. It is comfortable place for pitching tents, overnight stay in Railkote today.
  • Day 5 Rilkote to Milam Village(3430m): –16.5 km trek - (8 hours)
    Nanda Devi Peak & Hardeol will be visible from Railkote, after crossing bridge in Barfu we can see magnificent view of Martoli peak & Longstaff Col., Evening we will reach in Milam village where we can stay in tents or village houses
  • Day 6 Milam Village to Barfu via Milam Glacier(3870m)- 17 km – 8hrs
    Early morning wake up & start trek towards Milam Glacier, main objective of this trek, quite long distance to be cover today so need to be start early. Explore Giant Milam Glacier & surrounding glaciers feeding it. Click some unforgettable memories in your cameras & return back to Barfu village, it will take around 7 hours to reach Barfu village & overnight stay.
  • Day 7 Nahar Devi to Lilam Village(1850 m) – 18 km – 8.5 hours
    Our next campsite is Lilam where we already done camping previously, gradual descent mostly & some places steep ups & down. Camp here for overnight stay.
  • Day 8 Lilam to Munsyari(2200 m) – 12.5 km – 6 hours.
    Last of trekking, 12 km distance have to cover by trek to selapani, have tea & snacks in Selapani, from here to Munsyari by transport. Check in Hotels/Guest house and share your experience about this trek. Overnight stay in Munsyari.
  • Day 9 Munsyari to Kathgodam (554m) – 302 km – 8 to 9 hours
    Early morning breakfast & depart for Kathgodam through beautiful villages, towns, rivers, agriculture field & some charming waterfalls on the way. Our vehicle we drop you in Kathgodam for your next journey by Train.
  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

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  • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
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Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 10-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-10 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days or can be adjusted in other trek or adventure activities.