Munsiyari Milam Glacier Trek

 

Trekking in Kumaon Himalayas >> Munsiyari Milam Glacier Trek

The Himalayan region of Kumaon is a store house of natural beauty beyond belief. Protected from the onslaught of the outside world, the Himalayan ecology remains well conserved here, making the region a great retreat for the lovers of nature. The trek to the Milam Glacier is amongst the best of treks in this region, taking you through some of the remotest areas with breathtaking panorama. Finally reaching the glacier, one is awed by the splendour of the majestic Mt.Trishul (7070m) which stands tall dwarfing everything in the vicinity .

Region: Kumaon Himalayas (Uttaranchal)
Base: Munsiyari near Milam Glacier
Altitude: 2290 m above Sea Level
One Way Trek: 58 Kms.

Day 01): Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel.O/N stay at hotel.

Day 02): Delhi-Almora
Morning drive to Almora, A Hill station on Kumaon Hills, On arrival check in at hotel, O/N stay at hotel.

Day 03): Almora- MunsiyariI (2290 M /7557 FT)Drive to the beautiful town of Munsiyari. Overnight in Tents / guesthouse.

Day 04): Munsiayari - Lilam (1850 M / 6105 FT) The 12 km trek today is a steady descent to Lilam. Set up camp for the night.

Day 05): Lilam - Bugdyar(2500 M / 8250 FT)
The distance covered today is 12 km and along the way one gets impressive views of Munsiyari and beyond. Overnight in Tents / Village huts.

Day 06):Bugdyar - MartoliI (3385 M/11170 FT)
Today's trek is takes you beyond the tree line and you can catch glimpses of alpine pastures. The distance covered will be 14 km (8 hrs). Martoli is a deserted hamlet that used to be of great prominence on the Tibetan trading route. Overnight in Tents.

Day 07): Martoli - Ganghar (3260 M/10760 FT)
The trek today will offer intermittent views of the Himalayan peaks. On reaching Ganghar the Nanda Devi East can be see. Total trek 12 km (6 hrs). Overnight in Tents.

Day 08): Ganghar - Pachu (3690 M/13035 FT)
One of the highlights of the trip as you approach the Pachu Glacier is the Nanda Devi itself, seeming just a stones throw away. That apart blooming rhododendrons along the way add to the beauty. A six km trek that will take 3 hrs. Overnight in Tents PACHU (REST DAY) (3690 M/13035 FT).
The Nanda Devi demands that you spend a day here. Explore the ridges of Nanda Devi East or just relax. Overnight in Tents.

Day 09): Pachu (Rest Day) (3690 M/13035 FT)
The Nanda Devi demands that you spend a day here. Explore the ridges of Nanda Devi East or just relax. Overnight in Tents.

Day 10): Burfu - Milam (3400 M/11220 FT)
The scenery is a continuation of the day before with impressive views of the Nanda Devi peaks. Today trek will take about 4 hrs for the 8 km. Overnight in Tents.

Day 11): Milam- Glacier (4200 M / 13860 FT)
A 2 hour hike takes you to the Glacier head; it is the largest in the Kumaon region. Spend the day at the glacier and return to Milam. Overnight in tents.

Day 12): Milam - Rilkot (3250 M/10725) FT
- Downhill almost all the way it is a 17 km (8 hrs) trek today. Overnight in Tents.

Day13): Rilkot - Bugdyar
Another downhill day, with the highlight being the Narrow gorge at Nahar Devi. Trekking distance 12 km (5 hrs). Overnight in tents.

Day 14): Bugdyar - Lilam
Its 12 km of downhill all the way. Reach campsite by the afternoon and chill out. Overnight in tents.

Day 15): Lilam - Munsiyari
Trek to the road head and head back to Munsiyari for a well deserved hot water bath. Overnight in resthouse.

Day 16):
Munsiyari - Ranikahet / Almora
Depart from Munsiyari after an early breakfast. Reach Ranikhet / Almora / Nainital by the evening. Overnight in resthouse.

Day 17): Almora - Kathgodam - Delhi
Take a taxi from Almora / Ranikhet/ Nainital to reach Kathgodam to catch a Bus or the night train to Delhi. On arrival check in at hotel. O/N stay at hotel.

Day 18):Delhi/Departure
Morning transfer to the airport time to catch flight for onward destinations.

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