The Nandikund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass trek is a gem of a trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Uttrakhand. Offering up close views of Chaukhaba, Mandani and views as far as the Panpatia Snow field, Neelkanth, Parvati and that of the elegant 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 pristine and holy lake of Nandi Kund
Though, it is not an easy trek, and is bit strenuous trek, on the other hand it is not a technical trek as well which makes it doable for any trekker who is physically fit and likes challenges offered by the Himalayas. The trek is involves steep climbs and descends, and some of the patches has no defined trail. Specially, the trek from Kachni Khal to Pandavsera is very easy to get lost without a sound local guide. The climb upto the top of the Ghiya Vinayak Pass adds further to make the Nandikund - Ghiya Vinayak Pass trek one of the lesser known and done treks in the Himalayas of Garhwal.
This trek is connected mythologically to the Pandavas, who followed Lord Shiva and built temples on their way, worshiping and pleasing him to attain salvation. These temples are known as the Panch Kedars. Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar are two of the Panch Kedars which falls on this trek route. Tungnath, Kedarnath and Rudranath being the other three of the five Panch Kedars.
Mt. Nanda Devi from Ghiya Vinayak Pass
This route is considered very pious by the Hindus and we need to follow local customs while on the trek. The most important one being not camping near the Nandi Kund Lake.
Route Details: Ukhimath -- Unaina -- Ransi -- Gaundhar -- Bantoli -- Khatra -- Nanu -- Madhameshwar -- Kachni Khal -- Kachni Taal -- Pandavsera -- Nandi Kund -- Ghiya Vinayak Pass -- Barma Bugiyal -- Manpai Bugiyal -- Bansi Narayan -- Urgaon
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