Namik glacier stretching upto 3 km is the source of the river Ramganga. This is a circular trek which explores the region around the Namik Glacier. The trail passes through high mountain passes, Rhododendron and Oak forests, waterfalls, river stream and pristine villages with and ancient temples. These villages have a strong local culture are rich in heritage from the Indo- Tibetan trade route and particularly the two villages of Gogina and Namik. We stay with the local people in their homes or camp out on rolling meadows with eternal Himalayas in constant view. Trek ends at the town of Munsiyari.
Stay in camp/ guest house.
Start early from Gogina and trek to Namik village. Gradual and steep incline Spectacular valleys and gorges along the route with some distant waterfalls visible. We enter to another district of Kumaon.
Gogina and Namik are old shepherd villages on the old Indo-Tibetian trade route. Stone houses with Rich wood carvings on doors and windows (fast disappearing as the new road has reached Gogina). Reach the Namik village by evening and stay in a village home or camp in the meadows over the village.
Slightly challenging trail, passes through thick Rhododendron and Oak forest and then beyond the tree line into the alpine meadows. Set up camp on the meadows,or stay at deserted house
An adventurous trek with steep climb but gorgeous views will lead us to the edge of Hirmani glacier. Overnight stay in tents at Hirmani Glacier edge.
Namik/Nandakund to Thala (18kms downhill).
Start easy and trek on the ridge of Ranthang to reach Dhaldhauk. Dinner and overninght stay in tents.
This is not a proper trekking route and mostly used by the shepherds but it gives picturesque views of the Panchachuli hills. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Start a fairly easy walk to Munsiyari and then drive to Choukori which has beautiful tea gardens. Relax or explore the little town in the free time. Overnight stay in homestay or tents.
Drive to Kathgodam after early morning breakfast