Traills Pass Trek
TRAILL’S Pass is situated at an elevation of (5312m) is a mountain passes through the KUMOUN Himalayas. It is situated between Nanda Devi and Nanda KOT peaks. The pass is associated with the PINDARI Glacier or PINDARI valley to the Milam valley / LAWAN Gad. It is a challenging pass to cross. The pass was first pass over in 1830 by George William TRAILL, the first deputy Commissioner of KUMAON division. In 1926 it was again crossed by Hugh RUTTLEDGE. Over the years only few teams have managed the crossing of the pass until in 2013 an expedition led by friends DHRUV JOSHI, BHARAT BHUSAN and VINEET KUMAR SAINI crossed the pass.
The pass associates PINDARI Valley with the LAWAN Valley (Nanda Devi East BC). The glaciers on either side of the pass, give birth to rivers namely the Pindar from PINDARI glacier and GORI Ganga from LAWAN Gad.
Many a times the pass has been successfully crossed stands testimony to the fact that crossing the pass is a difficult undertaking and can be done only by a well prepared, motivated mountaineering team. It is an exceptional adventure complied with the delight of being so close to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary with all the mighty GARHWAL giants including the Nanda Devi.
The lowest point on the ridge at 5400m is the TRAILL’S Pass. In addition to the pass to the north and east lies the LWAN valley whose catchment area is the GORI GANGA valley. Trails pass is a high altitudes pass named after popular explorer and is on the top of PINDARI glacier which is one of the most accessible glaciers. The PINDARI Glacier forms the snout of the river. It lies on the outer ring of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in the KUMAON Himalaya.