Milam Glacier Trek
Milam Glacier is one of the biggest glacier in Kumaon region. It is situated at an altitude of 4268 m above sea level, and originates from the slope of Kohli and Trishul peaks. A tributary of the river Kali River, Gori Ganga, originates from the Milam Glacier. The glacier is surrounded by 52 high peaks and is the axial point for a number of other high altitude treks.
On the way to the destination, one has to walk downhill along the Gori-Ganga River, pass through densely forested area comprising of rhododendron trek, conifers, chestnut and bamboo, and cross the Gor-Ganga River.
On the way, one can enjoy the spectacular view of the Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks right up to Milam glacier. This moderate to tough trek gains altitude while moving towards Milam village. The snout of Milam Glacier is around 2 hours trek from the village.
Ragash Kund lies midway to the Milam trek. There is a shepherd shelter and a pond that make it an ideal base to pitch your camp, and explore the glacier. The towering peaks of the magnificent Himalayas make this trekking expedition highly captivating, invigorating and enthralling.
The trekking trail: Munsiyari - Lilam - Bogudiyar - Rilkot - Milam Glacier - Ragash Kund - Munsiyari.
How to Reach
Munsiyari is the base camp for Milam trek. From Delhi, you can reach the town either via Kathgodam or Tanakpur. From Delhi, you can catch the Ranikhet Express to reach Kathgodam. Reaching here, hire a taxi to reach Munsiyari via Vijaypur.
Munsiyari - Darkot Lilam, 16 km trek
Lilam - Bogdwar, 15 km trek
Bugudiar - Rilkot, 10 km trek
Rilkot - Milam Village, 17 km trek
Milam Village - Milam Glacier, 5 km trek
Exact Location: A major glacier of the Kumaon Himalayas, Milam Glacier is located in Munsiyari Tehsil.
Nearest Town: Munsiyari (27 km).
Trek Length: 63 km.
Advisory: Acclimisation required.
Best Time to Visit: June to October.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, Juices, Snacks
- Medical kit
- Personal Clothing and Toiletaries
Khalia Top: Located 7 km from Munsiyari, Khalia Top is a beautiful highland meadow. You can pitch your camp at the top and also explore the surrounding areas.
Betuli Dhar: Just 5 km from Munsiyari, Betuli Dhar is located. Its best known for its excellent skiing facility during winter. The terrain of Betuli Dhar is covered with high altitude alpine meadow.
Maheshwari Kund: Maheshwari Kund is a picturesque and tranquil lake that is bounded by oak rhododendron forests. Located in Munsiyari, the place offers a magnificent view of the snow clad Himalayas Treks.