Nanda Devi santuary
Nanda Devi National Park offers an unparallel experience. The Nanda Devi National Park (NDNP) is one of the very few wilderness area in India that has remained naturally protected. The Park became a world heritage site in the year 1988. Some of the important peaks encircling the National Park are Dunagiri (7066mt), Changband (6864mt), Kalnka (6931mt) Rishi pahar (6992 mt) Mangraon (6765mt), Nanda Khat (6631 mt), Maiktoli (6803 mt), Mrigthuni (6655mt), Trishul-1 (7120mt), Trishul-II (6319mt), Bethartoli Himal (6352mt) and Nandadevi East (7434 mt.).
Nanda Devi National Park is an outstanding mountain wilderness with few if any parallels elsewhere in the Himalayas on account of its concentration of high peaks and glaciers lying within a range of near – pristine habitats. It lies within a bio geographical transition zone between the Western and Eastern Himalayas and supports a variety of threatened and uncommon species of large mammals.
The Nanda Devi National Park the world heritage site has unique topography, climate, and soil and it supports diverse habitat, species, communities and ecosystems. The area is reputed as one of the most spectacular wilderness in the Himalaya and is dominated by “Nanda Devi Peak” which is a natural monument and India’s second highest peak.
Trek for the park negotiates a steep assent at high altitude zones within 13km route from 2000 mt. at village Lata to 4250mt.to Dharasi – the topmost point. Get a thorough medical check up done before taking this arduous trek.
Best time of visit: From 15th June to 15th September.
Joshimath- (on the Joshimath Auli road about 1 km from main Bazar Lata- about 21 km on the Joshimath-Malari road. Tolma- On the Joshimath – Malari road about 30 km from Joshimath.
Estb:1939 (1988 world heritage site)
Location : Partly Chamoli District, Garhwal Himalayas
Acess :Joshimath- (on the Joshimath Auli road about 1 km from main Bazar, 2. Lata- about 21 km on the Joshimath-Malari road.Tolma- On the
Joshimath – 3.Malari road about 30 km from Joshimath.
Lenth : 35km
Best Time: April - October - Summer Trek
Altitude : 4,500m