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The Nanda Devi National Park, second largest peak in India

About The Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park, which is the second highest peak in India, the Nanda Devi National Park is the part of Chamoli Garhwal Uttarakhand its one of state of north India. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, if you go over there you will feel amazing.this park is also one of the most known as for biodiverse regions in India.and worldwide also. and its famous for rarest and unique high-altitude flora and fauna in the world.

The area was given the status of a national park in the year Nanda Devi National Park established in the year 1982.  to protect and conserve the exotic flora and fauna in the region and to save it from further environmental degradation.

Nanda Devi National Park
Nanda Devi National Park source -Wikipedia

The Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most important ecological hotspots in the world and is famous for different type variety of plants, trees, animals, birds, and butterflies.

for if you are trekking and hiking lover The Nanda Devi National Park is the great opportunity for you. You are indeed an adventure enthusiast’s dream can come true.

In fact, the trek to the base camp is considered to be one of the most challenging can visit the Nanda Devi park from 1 May to 31 October because it is opened for visitors only six months in the entire year.

There are also countless opportunities here of exploring the beauty and grandeur of nature. You can also visit these pleasant place like chaar Dham(Hindu pilgrimage) ( Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri )The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.

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Char Dham(famous Hindu pilgrimage) image source-grandadventuresindia

Hemkund is located in the vicinity of the national park are also famous tourist destinations for Sikhism.This important ecological hotspot of the world is a great place to be at, to be in touch with both, yourself and nature.

Nanda Devi National Park also well known as  for flora and fauna

The  Nanda Devi National Park is wealthy and abundant in the world and is home to a huge variety of animals and plants of various species which is used for medicine and other things.

The forest cover in the park being restricted to the Rishi Gorge, the primary vegetation comprises of fir, birch, and juniper. In the inner parts of the sanctuary, the conditions are comparatively drier, with almost zero vegetation near the Nanda Devi Glacier. A total of 312 species of flora are found here, of which around 17 are considered to be rare.

 A herd is a large group of animals of one kind that live together in  Nanda Devi National Park snow

leopard, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Common Langur, Goral, and Bharal dominate the area. Approximately 80 avifaunal species have been found here, including Indian tree pipit, Blue-fronted Redstart, Rose Finches and Ruby Throat.

massive rock walls of Nanda Devi national park best for trekking lovers

The Nanda Devi Sanctuary is indeed a unique geographical feature. A ring of peaks that are connected by massive rock walls that go no lower than 17,000 feet from this heavenly, yet impenetrable sanctuary. The only exception point is the area where the Rishi Ganga drains this great basin. It is then no doubt that trekking here is a unique and unparalleled experience altogether.

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Nanda Devi Trekking image source- paddlemountain

Since this the Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most challenging treks in the world, several acclimatization bases are a must. The actual trek to the Nanda Devi East Base Camp starts from Lilam, which is about 18 kilometers away from Munsiyari. From Lilam, the trail leads to Bugdiar, Gori Ganga, Martoli, Milam Village, Lwani and finally the Nanda Devi East Base Camp.

History Of Nanda Devi National Park

The Nanda Devi National Park established in the year of 1982, it has a long and exciting history attached to it. W.W.Garden was the first person to reach this region in the year 1883. Sadly, the area was one of the least known and most inaccessible parts of the Himalayan region. after the few years Tilman and N.E. Odell scaled the area in Finally, in 1936, and others followed suit.

Since then, the Nanda Devi National Park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a Biosphere Reserve by the Indian Government later on. It was also declared as a Sanctuary in 1939 and then in 1982, was given the status of a national park by adding an additional area of approximately 630 square kilometers to it. The increasing popularity and fame of the region led to an excess of expeditions here, and consequently.
The national park opened again in May 2013, but under extremely stringent rules and policies of government , but if you want to go over there you should consider about this because visiting this region only two groups of five people can visit there in every day and no more than the visits of four such groups each week.

Best time to visit Nanda Devi National Park

The Nanda Devi National Park is open to visitors for only six months from May 1st until October 31st. The snow clears and allows the trekkers to have a safe journey to the national park. The weather pleasant, but tend to be quite cold and will require one to have multiple layers of woolens on them. main peak image nand adevi

How to Reach Nanda Devi National Park

  • Air: The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport to the Nanda Devi National Park and is at a distance of 295 kilometers from the countrywide park. From here, one can without difficulty rent a cab till the countrywide park, or board a bus until Joshimath and then take a shared jeep to the countrywide park.
  • Rail: The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh which is about 280 km away from Nanda Devi National Park. One can without problems get a cab till Nanda Devi National Park or capture a bus till Joshimath and take a shared jeep to the countrywide park from the railway station.
  • Road: Nanda Devi National Park is related by means of motorable roads till Lata village through Joshimath, which is the entry point to the park. Public and non-public buses will provide you handily get admission to Joshimath from most parts of the kingdom from where you will have to take a connecting shared jeep or bus to Lata village.

Where to Stay during

Your preferred destination for accommodation while visiting the Nanda Devi National Park you should stay Joshimath, it’s small hill town which is just 25 kilometers away from the park. This place is best and cheap for low budgets visitor.


Joshimath Town
  1. before visiting Nanda Devi national park make sure you get a date for your visit to the national park by contacting the DFO’s Office in Joshimath.becouse the Nanda Devi National Park has restricted visitors policy wherein only 10 visitors can visit in single per policy allowed by the Nanda Devi National Park.
    2. Also, the trek into Nanda Devi National park is grueling so ensure that you are totally fit trek before considering it.

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