The awe-inspiring Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers refers to the cluster of seven glorious glaciers namely Bartoli, Kururntoli, Nada Devi North, Nanda Devi South, Nandakna, Ramani and Trishul in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Among these, Nanda Devi North and Nanda Devi South having a length of 19 km each originates from Nanda Devi peak which is 7,108 metres above sea level. These peaks are the source of the several rivers adorned in the Uttarakhand state and the whole India. The best time to trek Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers is from May to October. As during this period, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is open for tourists.
The Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers lies in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary protected as Nanda Devi National Park or Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Amidst the lush green Himalayas peaks, the Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers offers serene trekking trails. One can see the lustrous beauty of the alpine meadows, the glittering peaks and pristine streams. The melted water from the gorges of Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers forms several streams and rivers. These rivers later drain Rishi Ganga River which then joins Dhauliganga, one of the tributaries of Ganga River. Later on, it meets Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag. The best time to visit this place is from May to October when Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is open for tourists.
How to Reach:
Travellers can easily access these cluster of glaciers as Uttarakhand is well connected with motorable roads. One can hire taxi or cab from Uttarkashi to Lata village. The nearest railhead is Rishikesh and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. Taxis and cabs are easily available from this airport.