Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass Trek Photos

Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass Trek

8 Days / 7 Nights
Ransi to Urgam Village

Nandi kund and Ghiya Vinayak Pass trek is a less explored moderate to tough trek which starts from Ransi Village (near Ukhimath), leads to one of the Panch Kedars: Madmaheshwar. From there the actual expedition starts when we cover Nandi Kund, Ghiya Vinayak Pass, Bansi Narayan and and then decent towards the last of Panch Kedar Temple: Kalpeshwar.

This trek offers a closest views of Peaks like Chaukhambha, Mandani, Panpatia Snow field, Neelkanth Peak, Parvati Peak, Nanda Devi etc, from the top of Ghiya Vinayak pass. The Nandikund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass trek is just superb and a must do for all the Himalayan High Seekers. The trek is involves steep climbs and descends, and some of the patches has no defined trail.

Trek Route of Nandi Kund and Ghiya Vinayak Trekking Expedition

Haridwar - Rishkesh - Rudrapryag - Ukhimath - Ransi - Gaundhar - Bantoli - Madhamaheshwar - Kanchni Khal - Kanchani Taal - Pandav Sera (Pandusera) - Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass - Barma Bugiyal - Manpai Bugiyal - Bansi Narayan - Kalpeshwar - Urgam - Chamoli - Rudraprayag - Rishkesh - Haridwar

Complete Trek Route Map of Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak Trek

Package Highlights

  • Duration: 8 Days, Ransi to Urgam Village
  • Highest Altitude during the trek: 5250 mts
  • Trek Grade: tough and lengthy
  • Best Time for this expedition: May, June, September, October
  • Total Trek: 72 kms
  • Closest views of mighty Chaukhambha Peaks
  • Madmeshwar Temple, Kachni Pass, Pandevsera Meadow, 
  • Nandi Kund Lake, Giya Vinayak pass and High Himalayan Valleys and Peaks.
  • Temples, Meadows, Mountain Passes, High Altitude Lakes, Stream, Jungles
  • Trek connects Kedarnath and Badrinath Valley
  • Best for high altitude trekkers

Price Table

Ghiya Vinayak Pass Trekking Expedition
Number of Persons2-4 Pax 5+ Pax 
Cost per PersonRs 28000Rs 24000

Note: The costing is for Indian Nationals only. Additional charges will apply for Foreign Nationals due to permits and camping/entry fees for Ghiya Vinayak and Nandi Kund Trekking Expedition.You can increase duration fo this trek to ease down, charges will be increased on pro-rata basis.

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GST @5% is applicable on above price.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Reach Ransi Village

Altitude2100 mtsStayHome Stay

Reach Ransi Village by evening and stay in one of the home stay. You can reach Ransi by Haridwar/Rishikesh by bus which mainly depart in the morning only. Otherwise you can hire cab to reach Ransi. You can also take bus to Ukhimatha and then take shared/private taxi from there.

Tip: You can also start this package from Chopta as well and trek to Tungnath as well by adding 2 more days to the package on pro-rata basis.

Day 2 : Ransi - Gaundhar - Bantoli - Madhyamaheshwar

Trek16 kmsAltitude3500 mtsStayHome Stay/Camps

Today we will start our trekking expedition of Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass Trek from Ransi Village early in the morning. We will head Bantoli and will have our lunch over there. This part of the trek is very easy as compared to the whole trek. It passes through forests and villages in between.

Gaundhar is a point we come across on the route where the Madhyamaheshwar Ganga and Markanda Ganga meets, with a lovely looking small bridge over it. After crossing Nanu Bugyal we will reach Madmaheshwar. We can visit temple and see the evening aarti. Night stay in homestay/camps.

Tip: If you have one more extra day, you can stay at Madmaheshwar for 1 more day and explore the short of Budha Madhaheshwar. It will you in acclimatization as well.

Day 3 : Madhyamaheshwar - Kachni Dhar

Altitude4400 mtsTrek9 kmsStayCamps

We will start our trek early in the morning after breakfast. Trek will get tougher from here along with terrain as you will not pass through tree lines or forests. After steep climbing we will reach of Kanchni Khal. From here, the trail forks and one goes left towards Kedarnath, other to Panpatia and the route on the right goes towards Nandi Kund. The campsite will be on the rocky patch today with great views of Chaukhamba Peaks.

 Sandeep Bisht: enroute Kachni khal to Pandosera

*Note: Kanchani Dhar is also written as Kachni Dhar, Kachni Khal as well.

Day 4 : Kanchani Dhar - Pandavsera

Altitude4100 mtsTrek9 kmsStayCamps

This part of trek to Pandavsera (Pandusera) is not steep but requires a trained guide due as one has to cross Madhmaheshwar Nala (stream) multiple times. You will see few waterfall as well during the trek. Pandav Sera is a meadow, where we will camp for the night.

 Sandeep Bisht: Pandusera Campsite

Note: It was believed that Pandavas stayed here and cooked meals for them.

Day 5 : Pandavsera - Nandi Kund - Ghiya Vinayak - Barmna Bugiyal

Altitude5250 mtsTrek12 kmsStayCamps

We will start our trek early in the morning, as it is the most important day of the trek where will will cover Nandi Kund and GhiyaVinayak Pass as well and reach the other side of the mountain range.

From Pandu Sera there will be steep climb along some rough terrain in between. Once we reach Nandi Kund, you can see the breathtaking view of lake and might Chaukhambha peaks above it. On a clear day you can see reflection of Chaukhambha in Nandi Kund lake as well. After taking some rest well continue our journey.

 Sandeep Bisht: First Look of Chaukhamba Massif after reaching Nandi Kund

Again taking the steep route and continuous climb of 3 hours we will reach the top of Ghiya Vinayak Pass. From the Pass you can see peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkantha and Nanda Devi. You can also see the glacier of the Panpatia as well.

 Sandeep Bisht: Nanda Devi Peak (center) and Dronagiri Peak (extreme left) as seen from Ghiya Vinayak Pass

After Ghiya Vinayak Pass there is a steep descend to reach Barmna Bugyal (meadow) on the other side. We will camp at Brahmi/Barmna meadows for night halt.

Day 6 : Barma Bugiyal - Manpai Bugyal - Bansi Narayan

Altitude3500 mtsTrek14 kmsStayCamps

Today we will head for Bansi Narayan meadow where there is a small temple. The trek is long but easy and passes through green meadows and forests. The view are good during the trek.

 Sandeep Bisht : near Bansinarayan

The trail is easy to the Manpai Bugiyal, after that there is steep descend through dense forest till the stream which joins Kalpa Ganga. From here there is a steep climb to reach Bansi Narayan dham. We will camp there for the night.

Day 7 : Bansi Narayan - Urgam Village

Trek12 kmsAltitude2000 mtsStayHomestay

From Bansi Narayan it is the down hill trail to reach Urgam Village. We can either visit Kalpeshwar Dham first and the trek to Urgam or we can reach Urgam first and then later in the evening we can pay visit to the last of the Panch Kedar Temples: Kapeshwar.

Night stay in Urgam Village in a hotel/homestay.

Day 8 : Departure fro Urgam Village

Our trek services will end at Urgam Village. Departure after breakfast.

*You can extend your trip for 2 more days and visit Chopta Hill Station and also cover third Kedar : Tungnath Temple

Package Inclusions

  • Conservation entry permits, fees for Trek 
  • Dinner from Day 1 to Breakfast of Last Day
  • Tent accommodation/Homestays during the Trek days
  • All meals in each day while  on the trek /Journey All program according to itinerary on full board
  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Mules/porter for trekking luggage only
  • Trekking crew charges (attractive salary and wages), equipment charges and other facilities

Package Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance 
  • Any sort of transportation
  • Any other kind of insurance
  • Costs and expenses for medical evacuation or otherwise in case of any emergency.
  • Meals – other than breakfast lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Mineral water and other beverages/drinks
  • Any kind of personal expenses/bills
  • Any drinks, tips for the guide and porter, etc Anything which is not mentioned above.

Important Information

Note: Important Things to Carry during trekking
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Why we prefer private and small groups? We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small groups are also eco friendly, less noisy, safe, friendly, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective which is enjoy being in the nature. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to the specific needs.

Why Book Your Trek with us?

  • Smaller Groups with customized and quality services
  • Stay in better tents/hotels and homestays
  • Upgraded and quality meals
  • Local, Experienced and Certified Guides
  • Transparent, Flexible and Customer Friendly team
  • No compromise on safety standards
  • We organize eco-friendly and responsible treks

Cancellation Policy

  • Within 15 days of Arrival Date/ No Show: No Refund
  • 15 Days to 30 Days prior to Arrival: 50% of the total package cost.
  • 30 Days & More: 10% of package cost (and taxes are not refunded in any case)
  • Note: No refunds in case of Road Blocks, Accidents, etc
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