Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 2013

Package Duration
20 Days
Package Theme
Pilgrimage Tours
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20 Days Nanda Devi Raaj Jat Yatra 2013 in Uttarakhand

All those who are interested in culture and are trek enthusiast, the 2013 Nanda Devi Raj Jat yatra is a perfect gateway to total bliss. The festival happens once in twelve years so the next one will be in 2024. Its sanctity for locals is equal to Kumbh and it is one of the most lively and colourful festivals in the region.

Nanda Devi Raj Jat is the most wonderful pilgrimage in the High Himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand. It combines obscure faith, mysteries and thrills with a flood of devotees. Like the Khumbh it is organized every 12 years.

About Nanda Devi Yatra:

Nanda Devi is seen as incarnation of Goddess Parvati and the devotees gather at Nauti village near Karnprayag in Chamoli, to escort the Devi to her in-laws place or the adobe of Shiva, carrying with them the dowry and other gifts. They consider Devi as their daughter who is being seen off to her in-laws place after stay of six months. There is even a big ceremony six months prior to the yatra, to welcome the daughter to her home.

The 280 kilometres and 20 days trek starts from Nauti Village and reaches Homkund on Nandastmi. There are 19 halting places. A deep feeling of faith and reverence for Nanda Devi in Himalayan folk lore reflects the respect held for women in Uttarakhand. The trek passes through some of the most beautiful and some very difficult spots in the region. I was told that a four-horned Ram is born once in every twelve years, and the Ram leads the procession. People do not go beyond Homkund, from where the ram takes the gifts and disappears in the glaciers. Of course, this may be just a fable but the journey itself must be amazing.

Night Hault Information of Nanda Devi Raaj Jat Yatra (Tour Itinerary for 2013 Yatra)

No of Days Night Hault Distance(km)
Day 1 Kansua to Nauti  
Day 2 Nauti to Eda Bandhani 10
Day 3 Eda Bandhani to Nauti 10
Day 4 Nauti to Kansuwa 7.5
Day 5 Kansuwa to Sem 17.3
Day 6 Sem to Koti 12
Day 7 Koti to Bhagoti 11.5
Day 8 Bhagoti to Kulsari 15.4
Day 9 Kulsari to Chepdue 10.8
Day 10 Chepdue to NandKesari 4.7
Day 11 NandKesari to Faldiya 7.9
Day 12 Faldiya Gaun to Mundoli 7.7
Day 13 Mundoli to Vaan 20.2
Day 14 Vaan to Geroli Patal 6.8
Day 15 Geroli Patal to Patar Nachoniya 6.9
Day 16 Patar Nachoniya to Sila Samundra 3
Day 17 Sila Samundra to ChandniyaGhat 12.3
Day 18 ChandniyaGhat to Sutol 20.9
Day 19 Sutol to Ghat 18
Day 20 Ghat to Nauti 41.6


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