Milam Glacier trek

Located at the base of Mount Trishul, Milam glacier is the source of Gori Ganga river. It is the largest glacier in the Kumaon region. A long and adventurous route through rugged terrains along the river, waterfalls, chunks of ice and crossing hills makes this a moderate level trek that all the trekkers have in their bucket list. The trek goes through beautiful villages of Martoli, Burphu and Milam that tell you about the history of the Johar valley. The architecture here is admirable, the people are lovely and the views are heavenly.

Region : Pithoragarh, Kumaon

Best season : Mar to June, Sep to Dec

Grade : Moderate

Duration : 12 days

Trek Distance : 116 km approx

Max altitude : 4150m

Min group

Price : On Request



Overnight stay at lodge/hotel/ homestay in Munsiyari

Drive to Seolikote where our trek starts with an initial descend for about 3 km, some unimaginable climbs, walking through forests and fields and ending with a steep climb in the last stretch. Overnight stay in camps in Lilam.

Trek along many waterfalls through beautiful green meadows with trails up and down as the altitude increases. A steep uphill climb will take us to Budgiyar. Overnight stay at Budgiyar in tents.

Trek alongside the Gori Ganga river through narrow gorges and finally a steady climb up to Rilkot. Overnight stay in camps.

The timelessly beautiful village Martoli with lovely stone houses was a part of the trade route of Tibet earlier. Rilkot to Martoli is a steep climb of about 7 km. We can stop by for a visit to a small temple on the hilltop and get the beautiful view of the magnificient Nanda Devi. There is also a small lake in Martoli which is worth a visit.

From Martoli the trek through mule bridges over Lwan Gad and Gori Ganga takes us to Milam village via Burphu village (Burphu village has a history which the locals love to share). Many Bhojpatra trees can be found in the Milam village which has fertile land and traditional houses with artistic windows and doors. Some of these houses are centuries old. Meet the local people here and get to know the story and history of the village. Overnight stay in Milam village.

This is a short trek of 3 km (one way) going through rugged terrains all the way upto the Milam glacier where you can view the Rishi Parvat, Trishul Parvat and Hardeol more closely. Head back to the camp in Milam village by lunch time. Overnight in camps at Milam village.

Trek downhill today and overnight stay in camps.

This downhill but a little tiresome trek is to be enjoyed along the streams and waterfalls. Walk slow and steady. Overnight stay in camps at Budgiyar.

Gradual descend. Overnight stay in camp.

Overnight stay at lodge/hotel/ homestay in Munsiyari

Overnight stay at lodge/hotel/ homestay in Munsiyari


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