• Nanda Devi from Auli
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    • Asia
    • India
    • Uttarakhand
    Maximum Elevation
    3 600 m ( 11 800 ft)
    Moderate
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Difficulty: 

Starting Point: 

Auli, Joshimath

Ending Point: 

Ghat, Wan, Joshimath, Auli

Average Duration: 

2-3 days heading up to the pass and back down (5-10 days continuing over the pass)

Route Finding: 

Easy

Equipment Required: 

sleeping bag, tent, food for the duration of the trek

Permits: 

A permit is required that will only be issued through travel agents and not to individual trekkers without guides.

Trek Overview

While this trek does not really go up into the high mountains it follows a ridge just opposite the Nanda Devi Sanctuary which offers amazing views of the mountains, including some of the best views of Nada Devi.  Unfortunately the powers that be in Joshimath no doubt lobbied by the travel agents have made it this classic and beautiful trek difficult to "legally" do on your own.  A permit is required that will only be issued through travel agents and not to individual trekkers without guides.  I paid a travel agent to put me on a permit with a group that was going then after the check point at the ropeway above Auli I went off on my own.  Another possibility would be to hike around the check point through the forest on either side then rejoin the trail.  No one will check your permit any where else along the trail.  There are few options for this trek, you can go out and back from Joshimath (2-3 days), you can return back down to Tapovan (2-3 days), or continue over the pass to and exit via Ghat or Wan (5-10 days)

From Kuari pass a nice day hike is up to the relatively small 5183 m (17,000 ft) peak of Pangerchuli. Despite relatively low height the views from the top are impressive with panoramic views including the peaks of the Nada Devi Sanctuary. There is no path to the peak head over the ridge from the meadow below the pass and follow ridgelines up to the base of the mountain. Then its a climb over boulder sized scree to the summit. The meadow below the Kuari pass can be reached in a day from Auli but there are many beautiful campsites along the way if you want to take your time.

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