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Nanda Devi - One of the tallest mountains in India was closed for years after a botched CIA mission. 

Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India after Kangchenjunga and the highest located entirely within the country. It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. It was considered the highest mountain in the world before computations in 1808 proved Dhaulagiri to be higher. Wikipedia

India’s second highest peak, the “Bliss-Giving Goddess,” Nanda Devi is surrounded by myth and legend. At 7,816 meters (25,643 ft.) above sea level, it has been closed to climbers since 1983 and is surrounded by an impenetrable sanctuary of solitude.

The challenge of getting to one of the most notorious peaks in the Indian Himalayas is that it is protected by a natural boundary of surrounding mountains, many of which are over 6,400 meters tall. This moat of protection is known as “The Sanctuary” and wasn’t first breached until 1934. Nearby peaks are named after different aspects of the Goddess’s folklore: her bodyguards, her “western door,” and “Nanda’s bed” being examples. The higher of Nanda Devi’s twin peaks was first summited by Noel Odell and Bill Tilman on August 29, 1936, becoming the highest peak ever climbed until it was later surpassed by an expedition to the top of Nepal’s Annapurna.

A series of secret CIA missions, conducted in partnership with the Indian Intelligence Bureau, attempted to place a nuclear-powered monitoring device on the top of the mountain in order to listen in on missile activity in neighboring China. This effort culminated in the device being lost near the summit, never to be recovered. The loss of the device and the possibility of it causing radiation poisoning led to the closure of the mountain to climbers for years.

Though the mountain was later reopened for another decade, it was closed again in 1983 for environmental reasons, to form Nanda Devi National Park. The park, along with the adjacent Valley of Flowers National Park, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Entry is forbidden to climbers and locals to this day.

Nandadevi Sanctuary Trek

Right only only 27km Trek open till Deberugettha near Dharassi Pass Via Zandhi dhaar Latakharka also we visit Saini Kharak near Lata kharak to visit george valley of Rishi Ganga and near by highest peak Beather Toli, Nandadevi, Trishul., Neelgiri, Hathi Ghori Palki Parvat, Brahma kamal, Dronagiri, Changabang , Lampak, Neelkanth etc...

 

27 Kms.

 

 

6 day

 

Moderate

WE have also Two alternate Routes from Khero Valley which we can do easily.

1. Khero Valley To Badrinath via Neelkath Base Camp Duration 5 days
2. Khero Valley To Chenap Valley Trek. Trek duration 7 days crosing Swarna Shikhar to Chenap Valley to Thaing Village to Marwadi to Joshimath.

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