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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Time lapse sequence of the sunrise over Nanda Devi

Time lapse sequence of the sunrise over Nanda Devi

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Village Lady from Ganaghar

Village Lady from Ganaghar

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 From left: Lakshman the postman, village lady, Gangaram the cook, Lakshman our guide, Nathuram the horseman and Kali the horse

From left: Lakshman the postman, village lady, Gangaram the cook, Lakshman our guide, Nathuram the horseman and Kali the horse

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Satellite phone

Satellite phone

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The Satellite phone is solar powered

The Satellite phone is solar powered

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The dish antenna for the satellite phone

The dish antenna for the satellite phone

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The room where we stayed

The room where we stayed

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Meera was a little upset about the Sheep skin in our room. The villagers use it as a warm cushion when they sit on the floor

Meera was a little upset about the Sheep skin in our room. The villagers use it as a warm cushion when they sit on the floor

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Beyond the hill in front is Martoli, we take the path that goes left which is a bypass. When we came from Martoli we took the path that zig zagged down (center right in pic)

Beyond the hill in front is Martoli, we take the path that goes left which is a bypass. When we came from Martoli we took the path that zig zagged down (center right in pic)

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 It was very windy that day, we had a lot of wind against us in some areas where the path climbed higher

It was very windy that day, we had a lot of wind against us in some areas where the path climbed higher

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The Brij Ganga Mountain is behind me. Thats another route to munsiyari through Ralam. It would take two whole days to cross over the mountain from the village of Tola. You would spend day 1 climbing half way up the hill and camp there. The next day morning you would start early cross the snow line and descend on the other side to Ralam

The Brij Ganga Mountain is behind me. Thats another route to munsiyari through Ralam. It would take two whole days to cross over the mountain from the village of Tola. You would spend day 1 climbing half way up the hill and camp there. The next day morning you would start early cross the snow line and descend on the other side to Ralam

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 I thoroughly enjoyed drinking stream water all through the trek. The water is really fresh, cold and tasty. the guide calls it \'Jadibhooti Paani\' translated \'Herbal Water\'

I thoroughly enjoyed drinking stream water all through the trek. The water is really fresh, cold and tasty. the guide calls it 'Jadibhooti Paani' translated 'Herbal Water'

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 We walked from Ganaghar to Rilkot on the first day of the return. We were really not looking forward to sleeping in leaky tent again. But we were prepared to put up with anything.

We walked from Ganaghar to Rilkot on the first day of the return. We were really not looking forward to sleeping in leaky tent again. But we were prepared to put up with anything.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The path really climbs high before Rilkot

The path really climbs high before Rilkot

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Rilkot in the distance. We have to report to the ITBP checkpost to tell them we have returned.

Rilkot in the distance. We have to report to the ITBP checkpost to tell them we have returned.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 As we walked by her house this girl waved to us. When I went up to say Hello to her, she became very shy.

As we walked by her house this girl waved to us. When I went up to say Hello to her, she became very shy.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 After an okay night in leaky tent, we head out to Bogudiyar.

It dosent have to rain for leaky tent to do what it does best. The water somehow seems to condense from somewhere and drips all night.

After an okay night in leaky tent, we head out to Bogudiyar.
It dosent have to rain for leaky tent to do what it does best. The water somehow seems to condense from somewhere and drips all night.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 This little fellow is the only other kid in Rilkot.

This little fellow is the only other kid in Rilkot.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The Gori Ganga flows placidly here

The Gori Ganga flows placidly here

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 ITBP soldiers

ITBP soldiers

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The melt water stream from Laspa has a beautiful green hue to it

The melt water stream from Laspa has a beautiful green hue to it

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Confluence of the Laspa Glacial stream with the Gori Ganga

Confluence of the Laspa Glacial stream with the Gori Ganga

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The heights at Mapang

The heights at Mapang

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 We found wild raspberries on the way. We gathered at least 5 handfuls. They were the most delicious raspberries. These were small, melt in your mouth with a very delicate taste.

We found wild raspberries on the way. We gathered at least 5 handfuls. They were the most delicious raspberries. These were small, melt in your mouth with a very delicate taste.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The shrine at Nahar Devi

The shrine at Nahar Devi

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Approaching Bogudiyar. We have to report to the ITBP checkpost here as well.

Approaching Bogudiyar. We have to report to the ITBP checkpost here as well.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The friendly folks at the ITBP checkpost. This pic was taken the next day as we were heading out of Bogudiyar early in the morning. They still hadnt gotten into their uniforms. The ITBP folks are very helpful.

The friendly folks at the ITBP checkpost. This pic was taken the next day as we were heading out of Bogudiyar early in the morning. They still hadnt gotten into their uniforms. The ITBP folks are very helpful.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Everything in this reagion is transported by eaither horse or man. These horses were carrying two large cans of Battery acid each.

Everything in this reagion is transported by eaither horse or man. These horses were carrying two large cans of Battery acid each.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Beware of this plant. It will give you the itches if you brush against it

Beware of this plant. It will give you the itches if you brush against it

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The Hasling forest

The Hasling forest

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The light was good here, so I took some portraits of Gangaram, Lakshaman and Meera.

The light was good here, so I took some portraits of Gangaram, Lakshaman and Meera.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Meera helps me carry the tripod for a while. Since we were setting it up often in this area we didnt bother collapsing it.

Meera helps me carry the tripod for a while. Since we were setting it up often in this area we didnt bother collapsing it.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 Tea shop at Rail Gaadi

Tea shop at Rail Gaadi

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 A family of villagers are trekking to Munsiyari from Milam. Up ahead is a grounp of New Zealand Trekkers

A family of villagers are trekking to Munsiyari from Milam. Up ahead is a grounp of New Zealand Trekkers

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 A tree shrine

A tree shrine

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The town of Munsiyari, our destination on the third hill from last

The town of Munsiyari, our destination on the third hill from last

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The climb from the Gori Ganga river bed to Dumur really takes the fun out of the trek. Just as you are waiting to get on the jeep to go home, the climb goes on and on endlessly.

The climb from the Gori Ganga river bed to Dumur really takes the fun out of the trek. Just as you are waiting to get on the jeep to go home, the climb goes on and on endlessly.

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 We have made it and very tired. All we do now is get on the jeep and go to a hotel.
:-)

We have made it and very tired. All we do now is get on the jeep and go to a hotel. :-)

kiran chakravadhanula kiranc Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9 The Team:
Left to Right
Gangaram the cook,
Lakshman the guide,
Nathuram the horseman,
Me and Meera.
 Lakshman invited us to his house for breakfast the next day.

The Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek has been a spectacular trek for us and we will surely return to do this trek once again. If you are interested in doing this trek and looking for a guide, I highly recommend the services of Lakshman, Gangaram and Nathuram. They can be reached by mobile phone at 9410182704. If the phone is not reachable they make be out on a trek.

The Team: Left to Right Gangaram the cook, Lakshman the guide, Nathuram the horseman, Me and Meera.
Lakshman invited us to his house for breakfast the next day.

The Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek has been a spectacular trek for us and we will surely return to do this trek once again. If you are interested in doing this trek and looking for a guide, I highly recommend the services of Lakshman, Gangaram and Nathuram. They can be reached by mobile phone at 9410182704. If the phone is not reachable they make be out on a trek.