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Milam Glacier Trek

Uttarakhand , INDIA

Milam Glacier Trek Highlights

Milam Glacier Trek Altitude

3438 meters

Trek Level


Trek Duration (Days)

9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum Age


Milam Glacier Trek Months

May, June, September, October

Pictures of Milam Glacier

Guides for Milam Glacier

Found 5 guides for Milam Glacier trek.

Overview of Milam Glacier trek

Trek begins at: Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
Trek ends at: Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari is also the base for the Ralam Glacier, Namik Glacier, Poting Glacier and Lilam Glacier treks and expeditions.
How to reach Munsiyari
Nearest Airport  to Munsiyari :   Dehradun Airport, Uttarakhand
Nearest Major Towns:  Nainital,  Dehradun,  Kathgodam
Trekkers usually travel to Delhi by Air, then take train to Kathgodam and a taxi from Kathgodam to Munsiyari.
There are also Volvo buses to Kathgodam from Delhi, starting from Anand Vihar Delhi.

Milam Glacier Trek
The Milam glacier trek is a good starter trek for the Milam region. It is a moderate level trek. The trek route usually opens in May and closes by mid June at the arrival of the monsoons. The trek then reopens in mid August. You get magnificient views of snow covered peaks on this trek.

The Milam Glacier is the biggest glacier in the Kumaon Himalayas. The nearest village to the glacier is the Milam village which is located on the old trade route to tibet.
From Munsiyari the trek to Lilam is mostly downhill along the Giri Ganga river. Bogdyar to Rilkot is a dense forest trail, after which the trail opens into the Gori Ganga Valley. After crossing the Gori Ganga river one starts to get mesmerising views of Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks. The peaks continue to be visible right till Milam Glacier.

A generic itinerary for Milam Glacier trek

Day 1: Munsiyari to (8km)  Lilam - 1850 meters
Day 2: Lilam to (13km) Bogdyar - 2500 meters
Day 3: Bugudiyar to (13km) Rilkot - 3130 meters
Day 4: Rilkot to (13km) Milam Village - 3420 meters
Day 5: Milam Village to (4 + 4 km) Milam Glacier and back
Day 6: Milam Village to (13km) Rilkot - 3130 meters
Day 7: Rilkot to (13km) Bogdyar - 2500 meters
Day 8: Bogdyar to (13km) Lilam - 1850 meters
Day 9: Lilam to (8km)  Munsiyari