Nanda Devi - Milam Glacier Expedition

Nanda Devi and Milam Glacier Expedition

Glacier Expedition

An expedition in the truest sense, the trek gives exploring and adventure streak of a lot of moments of tickle and tackle. As with most of the tours in Kumaon region, this trip also gets initiated from Kathgodam but takes to Munsiyari for the trekking fun to begin, via Almora. Munsiyari is located at the banks of the tributary Gori Ganga of Ganges. The source of this river is Milam Glacier which is the highlight of this trekking expedition of Kumaon. The town in itself is a Nature’s alcove with attractions such as hot water springs, waterfalls and ashrams.

After Lilam, the next few days cover places such as Bugdiar (with enchanting meadows), Martoli (deep valleys and gorges), Milam (beginning for the glacier by the same name), Lwani, Nanda Devi Base Camp- East (Peaks, glaciers, meadows and moraine fields) and finally to the Nanda Devi East. The return is via the same route, which in a forges the moments spent in the luxury of Nature in the mind forever.

Trekking to both Milam Glacier and Nanda Devi opens new doors to understanding the way Nature shoulders the responsibility of nurturing. Feelings like this could only be understood by being in here with both body and mind which facilitates empathizing. Being of adventurous spirit only accentuates the experience.

To be a part of adventure trekking expedition, get to know the details of the trip from the below given itinerary:


Day 1   Delhi - Kathgodam (300 kms by train)
In the morning board a train from Delhi to Kathgodam at 06:15 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:20 hrs. on arrival meet our guide and transfer to Almora by Car. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Almora - Munsyari (2290 mts/7512 ft) 300 kms/8-9 hrs.
After breakfast drive to Munsyari. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3   Munsyari - Lilam (1850 m/6068 ft) (14 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
In the morning we will start our day 1 trek to Lilam via darkot. From Darkot the trek is descent to the Gori Ganga and continues descending until to the River at Jimighat. From here trek upward to Lilam. On arrival setup camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4  Lilam - Bugdiar (2500 mts/8200 ft) (12 kms/5-6 hrs)
In the morning we will trek up to Bugdiar. Enroute we will cross the thick forest of Utees and other trees. After a upward trek we will reach Bugdiar. Here we can see Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival set up campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5   Bugdiar - Martoli (3430 mts/11250 ft) (14 kms/5-6 hrs)
We continue trekking along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges. This beautiful trail passes through gorges and meadows leading to Railkot. The trek continues to the village Martoli situated at the edge of Lwan Gad Valley. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6  Martoli - Milam (3450 m/11316 ft) (11kms/5-6 hrs)
We descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further we will reach the village Milam. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7   Milam - Milam Glacier - Milam (6 kms /3-4 hrs)
After breakfast trek towards the Milam Glacier. On arrival explore the glacier; one can view the magnificent peaks of Rishi Parvat (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishuli I (7074 M). Later trek back to Milam for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8  Milam
The day is relax/exploration. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 9   Milam - Lwani (13 kms/5-6 hrs)
After breakfast trek down to Lwani. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10  Lwani - Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4150 m/13612 ft) (13kms/5-6 hrs)
In the morning we will start our trek to base of Nanda Devi east. The route is full of thrill and we will pass a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M)and Naspanpatti (3850 M) in Nanda Devi. Set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11   Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Nanda Devi East (3 kms one side/3-4 hrs)
In the morning we will set out a trek for Nanda Devi east. Explore the terrain and return back in the base camp for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 12  Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Martoli (3430 m/11250 ft) (14 kms/5-6 hrs)
After an early breakfast trek to Martoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 13   Martoli - Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) (13 kms/4-5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Bugdiar via Railkot. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 14  Bugdiar - Lilam (12 kms/4 hrs)
Trek down to Lilam. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 15   Lilam - Munsyari (2290 m/7512 ft)
This is our last day trek to Munsyari. This is another easy day to reach Munsyari. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 16  Munsyari - Kathgodam
Early in morning drive to Kathgodam to catch Ranikhet Express for Delhi at 2040 hrs. overnight journey.

Day 17   Delhi Departure
Arrive at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight...

Cost includes
• Accommodation: Hotel in Munsyari on twin sharing basis. While on trek we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool, camping table etc would be provided.
• Train: AC Train from Delhi – Kathgodam & back
• Transport: Tavera/Tata Sumo/Mahindra Max from Kathgodam – Munsyari and back.
• Meals: In Munsyari only All meal will serve. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
• Porter and mules: For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 15 kgs).
• Professional local trekking guide and kitchen staff would accompany the group
• Trekking Fee
• Camping charges

Cost does nit includes
• Air fare
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Travel insurance

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Nanda Devi and Milam Glacier Expedition
  • Duration:16 Night/17Days