Nanda Devi Trek spot is located at the Garhwal,Himalayas.The base camp for the trek is known as Joshimoth.It is basically a Sanctuary.It is situated at an altitude of 4500 m above Sea Level.The best attraction for this hot spot is the Nanda Devi Peak. The magnificent group of peaks around Nanda Devi was for many years before second world was the focus of attention for the climbing world.
This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
The route we follow was used by Shipton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Dunagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).
Unfortunately trekkers, climbers and locals alike are denied this view at present, because the sanctuary has been closed by the government. The reasons are not clear, but the government is said to be concerned about the ecology and wants to prevent the poaching of musk deer, which was becoming a problem.
The inner sanctuary may be closed but it is still possible to trek to the outer sanctuary, a great bowl in the hills on the west side of the Nanda Devi group. The trek is not a difficult one, when we consider how close we get to the mountains and the superb views we have along many of the trails. This is along trails which are almost unknown to western trekking groups which for many people will add to the other attractions of magnificent scenery and fine displays of flowers.