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About Milam Glacier Trek/#Map

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‘Milam Glacier situated in Kumoun region of Uttarakhand in Pithoragarh district. This trail offers panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishuli and Hardeol & Giant Glacier Milam spread over 30 kms area passes through remote villages & thick forest where trekker can see various kind of flora & fauna, Birds & Wild animals. This route is ancient route for trade witht Tibbet which is now closed. During drive from Kathgodam to Munsyari & returning journey glimpse of kumaoun & its beautiful villages, Hill stations(Almora, Kousani, Chakori, Munsyari), Rivers (Ramganga), Waterfalls (Birthi & Mahadev), Culture & Agriculture of Kumaoun region. Uttarakhand have two divisions(Garhwal & Kumaoun),since ancient time because of its different cultures & language, Kumaoun consist 6 districts & Garhwal consist 7 districts out of 13 districts. Region : Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand Days required : 9Night/10 Days Trek Grade : Moderate Altitude : 4100 mtrs.(ft.) Best Time of Trek : May to June & Sep to Oct Temperature : -7c in night Trekking distance : 40 kms. Nearest Village : Milam Places around : Nanda Devi East Base Camp, Munsyari Motorable road : Munsyari to Selapani (15 km drive) Nearest Rail head : Kathgodam

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Short Itinerary

1st Day: Kathgodam to Munsyari(2200m) – 350 km -9hours
2nd Day: Munsyari to Lilam(1810 m)– 12.5 km – 5 to 6 hours.
3rd Day: Lilam to Bogudiyar (2450 m) – 13 km – 6 hours
4th Day: Bogudiyar to Rilkote (3350 m) -12.5km -6hours
5th Day: Rilkote to Milam Village(3430m): –16.5 km trek – (8 hours)
6th Day: Milam Village to Barfu via Milam Glacier(3870 m)- 17 km – 8hrs
7th Day: Barfu Village to Nahar Devi – 13.5 km – 6.5 hours
8th Day: Nahar Devi to Lilam Village(1850 m) – 18 km – 8.5 hours
9th Day: Lilam to Munsyari(2200 m) – 12.5 km – 6 hours.
10th Day: Munsyari to Kathgodam (554m) – 302 km – 8 to 9 hours

Detailed Itinerary

1st Day: Kathgodam to Munsyari(2200m) – 350 km -9hours
Arrive in Kathgodam in Kathgodam early in the morning, & depart to Munsyari, need to depart early because our way is long today takes you through many beautiful villages & Hill stations of Kumaoun region. It will take around 8 hours to reach Munsyari. Night stay in Munsyari.

2nd Day: Munsyari to Lilam(1810 m)– 12.5 km – 5 to 6 hours.
Our trek starts today, 15 km drive to Selapani, from selapani to Lilam village by trek along with Gori river & pass some quaint villages, forest & Agriculture field, gradual descends& last 3 km is steep ascent to Lilam, takes around 5-6 hours to reach.

3rd Day: Lilam to Bogudiyar (2450 m) – 13 km – 6 hours
Trek route steep ups & down, passes through thick bamboo forest & mixed forest, later we reach to confluence point of Gori Ganga & Ralam river, after crossing steep ascend reach to Bogudiyar where memorial of 1989 catastrophe which washed away the village and killing villager & army persons. Overnight stay in Bogudiyar

4th Day: Bogudiyar to Rilkote (3350 m) -12.5km -6hours
After breakfast proceed for next campsite Railkote, trek is again steeply some places, pass two beautiful water falls near Mapang . Route bifurcate here for Lapsa Village & Nankot Glacier, Railkote also ruined by 1989 disater. It is comfortable place for pitching tents, overnight stay in Railkote today

5th Day: Rilkote to Milam Village(3430m): –16.5 km trek – (8 hours)
Nand Devi Peak & Hardeol will be visible from Railkote, after crossing bridge in Barfu we can see magnificient view of Martoli peak & Longstaff Col., Evning we will reach in Milam village where we can stay in tents or village houses

6th Day: Milam Village to Barfu via Milam Glacier(3870 m)- 17 km – 8hrs
Early morning wake up & start trek towards Milam Glacier, main objective of this trek, quite long distance to be cover today so need to be start early. Explore Giant Milam Glacier & surrounding glaciers feeding it. Click some unforgatable memories in your cameras & return back to Barfu village, it will take around 7 hours to reach Barfu village & overnight stay.

7th Day: Barfu Village to Nahar Devi – 13.5 km – 6.5 hours
After breakfast & trek to Nahar Devi gradual descent through forest, water falls & water streams takes around 6 hours to reach Nahar Devi. Comp her for overnight stay.

8th Day: Nahar Devi to Lilam Village(1850 m) – 18 km – 8.5 hours
Our next campsite is Lilam where we already done camping previously, gradual descent mostly & some places steep ups & down. Camp here for overnight stay.

9th Day: Lilam to Munsyari(2200 m) – 12.5 km – 6 hours.
Last of trekking, 12 km distance have to cover by trek to selapani, have tea & snacks in Selapani, from here to Munsyari by transport. Check in Hotels/Guest house and share your experience about this trek. Overnight stay in Munsyari.

10th Day: Munsyari to Kathgodam (554m) – 302 km – 8 to 9 hours
Early morning breakfast & depart for Kathgodam through beautiful villages, towns, rivers, agriculture field & some charming waterfalls on the way. Our vehicle we drop you in Kathgodam for your next journey by Train

Inclusive / Exclusion

Inclusions
• Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
• All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
• Trek equipments.
• Permits.
• First aid medical kit.
• Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
• All transportation during the trek program.
Exclusion
• Any kind of personal expenses.
• Insurance.
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.

Cancellation Policy:

Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 21 – 30 Days: – 60% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund.
Between 20 – 11 Days: – 30% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days: – No refund. – See more at: http://gohimalayas.com/refund-policy/

Things to carry for Trekking:

1. Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs and Daypack of 20 ltrs.
2. Good Quality Trekking Shoes with extra pair of shoes
3. Sunglasses, Cap/Hat, towel etc.
4. Slippers
5. Undergarments
6. Full sleeve Sweater
7. Track pants
8. Water Bottle
9. Full sleeve warm Jacket
10. Rain coat lightweight
11. Warm Gloves
12. Camera, Memory Card,Batteries, Power bank
13. Head Light or torch
14. Personal toiletries & Sun lotion, vaslene etc.
15. Personal Medication if any
16. Sleek(light-weight) blanket

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