Situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Nanda Ghunti lies on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It has an altitude of 6,309 meters. Trekkers get a clear view of Nanda Ghunti en route to Roopkund in the Himalayas.
Nanda Ghunti was first surveyed by T. G. Longstaff in 1907. Legendary mountaineer Eric Shipton surveyed it from the west in 1931. In 1944, first serious attempt to reach the summit was made by British mountaineers B. R. Goodfellow and J. Buzzard.
Finally, in 1947, a Swiss team under André Roch made the first ascent via the East Ridge. The first successful Indian ascent was made in 1960.
- East ridge
HOW TO REACH
The nearest place which is accessible through motorable road is Sitel. Roads are till Setel then trek via Sutol, Lata Ki Khopri, Chandania Ghat and then base camp (Homkund).
- ROAD: Nearest place which is well connected to roads is Karnaprayag. One can reach to this place from Dehradun or Rishikesh and get a bus or shared taxi to Karnaprayag. The buses usually leave early morning from places like Haridwar and Rishikesh.
- RAIL: Karnaprayag doesn’t have a railhead. Nearest railway station to Karnaprayag is situated in Haridwar. Haridwar is connected with major cities like Delhi, Ahmadabad and Dehradun.
- AIR: The nearest airport to Karnaprayag is Jolly Grant situated in Dehradun. From there, one can opt for a bus or a taxi to reach Karnaprayag.