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Munsiyari to Milam Glacier Trek

Duration

16 nights / 17 days

Places Covered

Kumaon Himalayas (Uttaranchal)

Base

Munsiyari near Milam Glacier

One Way Trek

58 Kms

Altitude

2290 m above Sea Level

Overview

Munsiyari to 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.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Delhi

transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing.

Day 2 Delhi - Almora

Drive to the foothill town of Almora. Overnight at hotel and Resh House with fabulous views in clear weather.

Day 3 Almora - Munsiyari

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 4 Munsiyari

Day for relaxation and leisure. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 5 Munsiyari - Rilkot

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)

Day 6 Rilkot - Panchu

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)

Day 7 Panchu - Milam village - Trek to Milam (3420m)

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 8 Milam

Day for rest.

Day 9 Milam - Nitwal Thaur

Take the trail up along the Milam Glacier to reach Nitwal Thaur. Set up camp at a suitable place. Overnight in Tents.

Day 10 Suraj Kund excursion

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.

Day 11 Nitwal Thaur - Milam

Retrace the route back to village Milam. Overnight in Tents.

Day 12 Milam - Burphu

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 13 Burphu

Day for rest.

Day 14 Burphu - Rilkot

Continue downstream to reach Rilkot. Overnight in Tents. (6-7 hrs walking)

Day 15 Rilkot - Bog Udiyar - Munsiyari

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)

Day 16 Munsiyari - Almora

After breakfast drive to Almora. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17 Almora - Delhi

After breakfast drive to Delhi. In the Afternoon arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel.

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