Region: Chamoli District
Trek duration: 3 Night / 4 Days
Trek Level: Easy to Moderate
Max. Altitude: 2300 metres.
Trek Length: 20 kilometres.
Trek Route: Bursol Nanoli Prant Bursol.
Trek Package: 6000/- person
Here time stands still in sound of silence
This trek puts the trekkers in constant challenges while walking through dense jungle way.
The river trail of Nanoli valley expands as a virgin mountain land.
Camp by the river valley of Nanoli is a beckoning experience to those who are wanderlust by nature.
Gonchel waterfall is ceaselessly falling from Khamil/ Jhind throughout the year.
There was a time when this valley use to be the tobacco plant farmland, locals stopped doing the cultivation of tobacco. Thereafter the entire river valley is abandoned and transformed into a huge grass field.
A virgin campsite with few hutments around tucked in the lap of high mountains covering from three sides. This perfectly picturesque landscape makes an out of the world campsite to experience at any time of the year.
Each season decorates this valley differently, in winter the river stream continues flowing through the snow covered valley, spring is the time for thousands of blooming flowers and honey bees into the kingdom of lusty nature, in monsoon the dreamland goes freshly wet with heavy rain, a canvas full of chirpy birds playful with caterpillars enthrals the travellers.
Right from the campsite, infinite grassland puts the travellers on that green vertical of harmony with troops of grazing wild animals.
Day 1:- 08 hrs drive from Rishikesh to Bursol via Tharali by road 230 kms
Bursol Village Home stay is situated at 1800 mtrs. It is a mountain village of organic farmer`s community of 60 famillies. Houses made of mud and stone surrounded by organic farmlands where cultivation of local traditional grains, spices, pulses creates an ambiance of natural wellness.
After reaching Bursol Trekkers will have an evening of homely interaction with the humble host. A warm welcome along with local food and welcome drinks.
At Bursol Home stay a peaceful night halt will ensure a perfect acclimatization.
Day 2:- 7 kms. River Trek from Bursol to Nanoli Camp Site
Activites @ Bursol Village Base camp in the morning
- Introduction to Khamil Peak Trek
- Introduction to your Trek- Leader
- Trek Gadget check
- Primary Health Parameter monitoring
After a quick tea & snacks at Bursol Home-stay, the Trek commence at 8 am.
Keeping Bursol behind the team moves upward to track Nanoli River at the foot-hill of Brahmatal and Khamil range. Slowly the terraced farmland fades out; the team reaches at a height from where glimpse of the confluence of Nanoli & Jangar is seen down below. This chosen route is a new track paved by the locals as after a cloud burst of 2017 the river changed its course. From this point we move forward hip hopping keeping the river by our side. This route is a visual treat to every traveller in search of uncharted camping locations. After 5 hours of such a pleasant yet challenging trek we arrive at a vast meadow which resembles a mountain island covered by snow-capped crowns like Brahmatal, Khamil, ridge of Telandi…
Now is the time to mount the tents… get water from the river… collects firewood from the forest… and make fire…
The sky goes red to mark an end of the day. Fading sunlight travels the green land from one end to the other in slow motion. Here time stands still in sound of silence, Nanoli river flows by the valley.
Day 3:- 5 kms. Trek from Nanoli to Prant
The pathway leading to Prant is a regular village strip which leads the team through the lush green nature. A forest full of Pine, Oak, Rhododendron, chirping of Black Drongo (Gaunched), Blue Whistling Thrush (Kalthu), Wild fowls (Kukas), Sattal, Harials, Parrots, Chatak, Papiha, Haldu, Nilkanth, Pigeons, Partridges are found in varied colours and in abundance… Travellers will cross through local people along with their domestic stocks. Small shrines of pagan believes such as Naldevi, Bhairavnath, Goddess Kali are present as primeval protector of the mountain communities.
A brisk yet pleasant walk of 3 hrs after crossing a local river stream fondly named Jangar, will bring the team to village of Prant at an altitude of 2300 mtrs.
Prant Village is the Trekiking designed home away home-stay tucked in Himalayan hamlet of Chamoli District. The village is majestically spread out in the mountain meadows up above the village of Bursol. Villagers of Prant take pride in organic indigenous farming at this generation old farmers’ habitation of Garhwal.
At the basecamp of Himalayas Organic products and Himalayan Eco-Tourism and Agriculture Development at Bursol developed the upper farming land and almost deserted village of Prant as a destination, promoting inclusive eco-tourism.
The virgin soil will beckon your fingers to go dirty in learning farming the mighty Potatoes for the first time. Organic farmer`s community will be your cheerful hosts to let you experience the life and people of the mountain land.
A quite charming night halt at the village will prepare you to reach the rustic mountain pathway to reach the base camp at Bursol. This journey can be a photographer`s indulge, a birdwatcher’s delight, a lover’s whispering nothing, a trekkers tuning in and so much more.
Day 4:- 08 hrs drive from Bursol to Rishikesh via Tharali by road 230 kms
Today is the day of return to the destination.
5 kilometres down trek from Prant to Bursol.
Available Trek Dates
Rishikesh is 250 kilometres North-east from Delhi; travel time by road is 6 hours, by air 30 minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is 16 kilometres from Rishikesh, travel time 30 minutes.
Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, situated at 266 kilometres; travel time by road is 7 hours.
Devprayag Srinager Karnprayag Tharali Bursol
- Day 1: Rishikesh To Bursol via Tharali
- Meeting Point: Nataraj Chowk, Rishikesh
- Departure: 6.30am
- Altitude: 1800 mtrs.
- Distance: 230 kms.
- Travel time: 07-08 hrs.
- Dinner: Bursol Base Camp
- Night Halt: Bursol Home Stay
- Day 2: 7 kms. River Trek from Bursol to Nanoli Camp Site
- Altitude: 1800 mtrs.
- Trek distance: 7 kms.
- Breakfast: Bursol Home-Stay
- Lunch: Travel Pack
- Dinner: Nanoli Base Camp
- Night Halt: Nanoli Base Camp
- Day 3: Trek from Nanoli to Prant
- Altitude: 2300 mtrs.
- Trek distance: 5 kms.
- Breakfast: Nanoli River-side Camp
- Lunch: Prant Village
- Dinner: Prant Village
- Night Halt: Prant Village
- Day 4: Down-Trek from Prant to Bursol
- 08 hrs drive from Bursol to Rishikesh via Tharali by road 230 kms.