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Nandi Kund Trek Plan



Okhimath to Helang via Nandi Kund

Sl. No. From To Kms/ Hrs Remarks Photo
1 New Delhi Srinagar -- By Train upto Haridwar. Thereafter by Taxi

2 Srinagar Okhimath 70/ 04 By Bus/ Taxi. Stay at Hotel.
3 Okhimath Ransi

14/ 06

By walk. The trek starts from here but it being a pilgrim trail is quite good here. From Okhimath upto bridge on the river it is all the way down. After crossing the bridge the climb to Unina village starts. Thereafter it is a gently climbing trail upto Ransi village. Stay at Hotel.

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Ransi

Madhyamashwer

14/ 07

By walk. The trail passing through good jungle, starts to move down after Ransi village till it reaches the last village of Gundhar. Cross the river coming from your left on a steel bridge and you are on the trail, which now starts to climb up. It climbs up all the way and becomes flat just before Madhyamashwer. Stay at local Hotel/ dharmsala/ tents.

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Madhyamashwer

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For Acclimatization and rest day. It is a lovely place and will allow you to have rest and cleanship. Visit Buda Mudh to get wonderful view of Chaukhamba group and Mandani peak. Stay at local Hotel/ dharmsala/ tents.

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Madhyamashwer

Kashni Dhar

05/ 04

By walk. The trail moves through the dense jungle behind the temple. Thereafter you are in the open with the trail climbing up to the dhar visible from the temple. You are above the tree line and breathing becomes heavy. Slowly reach the dhar and move slightly up to the left side. Select the flat place next to water for camping. Stay in tents.

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Kashni Dhar

Waterfall Camp

06 Hrs

By walk. First visit the Kashni tal and the ridge above it to get excellent views of the Chaukhamba group. This will take 3 hrs. Have breakfast and leave for the waterfall camp. The route is going down and then moves along a level trail with slight ups and downs. reach the waterfall in about 04 hrs, cross it and camp. Stay in tents.

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Waterfall Camp

Pandusera

03Hrs

By walk. The trail now passes through jungle and then moves into open country. Pandusera is a big open ground with several streams flowing through it in the upper portion. Cross them and camp at suitable place. Stay in tents.

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Pandusera

Nandi Kund

04 Hrs

By walk. Cross the nala coming from left and move into the right gully from where Madhyamashwer ganga is flowing. The trail starts to rise and after climbing boulders you are at Nandi kund. Camp next to the temple. For best views of Chaukhamba go to the opposite side of the lake. Stay in tents.

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Nandi Kund

Riverside Camp

06 Hrs

By walk. Today the Ghiavinyak pass is to be crossed. So the trail moves up and up from the camp. You reach the pass in about two hrs. The climb down on the other side is quite steep. Keep going down till you reach the junction, where you should take the left trail which will lead you to the stream coming from left and the camping ground is just across it. Stay in tents.

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Riverside Camp

Bansinaryan temple

07 Hrs

By walk Another long day where no short cuts are possible. Climb one ridge to get down on the other side to climb another ridge. From the camp the trail starts to move up. Then get down on the other side and reach the Gangaditoli river. Cross it over a bridge. The trail then moves into a jungle where the trail is the only place where you don't have growth. Finally you are in the open and there is another ridge to climb. Climb it quickly as the view of Himalayan peaks is worth it. As the sun is behind you, you can have good photos. Move down to the trail visible down below and follow it to reach the temple. Stay in tents.

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Bansinaryan temple

Urgum

05 Hrs

By walk. The walk today involves moving along a trail going down all the way. Don't follow the trail seen from the temple and going down. Just cross the ridge on your left and you see another trail going down the dense jungle. Move together and keep going down. You reach a Gujjar hut and from there continue down to reach the village. Stay in Hotel/ tents.

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Urgum

Srinagar

07 Hrs

By walk. Get up early and visit the Kalpeshwar temple two kms from the village, under the waterfall. The trail from village is a big wide one and in about three hours your on the road head at Helang. Take a vehicle to reach Srinagar.Stay in GMVN.

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Srinagar

New Delhi

07 Hrs

By vehicle. Reach Haridwar and catch the evening train to reach Delhi.


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