16 nights / 17 days
Kumaon Himalayas (Uttaranchal)
Munsiyari near Milam Glacier
2290 m above Sea Level
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.
transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing.
Drive to the foothill town of Almora. Overnight at hotel and Resh House with fabulous views in clear weather.
Proceed through the spectacular mountain countryside of Kumaon. We will see the ancient temple complexes which are of immense interest. Reach Munsiyari (2290m), a small town amidst heavenly environs. Overnight in Guest House.
Day for relaxation and leisure. Overnight in Guest House.
A jeep track brings you upto the road-head at Bog Udiyar, from where you begin the trek to the village Rilkot (3130m). Overnight in Tents. (11Kms; 7-9 hrs walking)
Proceed up along the river Gori Ganga upto Panchu. Camp overnight at a scenic location. Overnight in Tents. (Approx.7 Kms; 5-7 hrs walking)
the last village en- route. The place is surrounded by glaciers and high mountain peaks, making it an awe inspiring location. Overnight in Tents. (4-5 hrs walking)
Day for rest.
Take the trail up along the Milam Glacier to reach Nitwal Thaur. Set up camp at a suitable place. Overnight in Tents.
Continue along the glacier to a point where one crosses over the glacier (4242m) to reach the beautiful Suraj Kund ('Pond of the Sun'), which lies at the base of the Tirsul peak (7070m). Get an extreme close up view of several giant peaks (over 7000m) from here. Return to camp site.
Retrace the route back to village Milam. Overnight in Tents.
Take a different trail to return. Follow the river down on the left bank to reach village Burphu. Overnight in Tents. (5-6 hrs walking)
Day for rest.
Continue downstream to reach Rilkot. Overnight in Tents. (6-7 hrs walking)
Retrace the route to the road-head at Bog Udyar and then drive to Munsiyari. Overnight in Tents or Rest House. (6-7 hrs walking)
After breakfast drive to Almora. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Delhi. In the Afternoon arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel.