Trekking in Kumaon Valley
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Glacier Valley Trek Kumaon, Uttaranchal
Maximum - 04 Days
About This Trek:
Milam Glacier in Garhwal / Kumaon
Region). - The logest (27km) glacier in Garhwal/Kumaon and Uttar Pradesh
Himalaya, fed by a number of ice tributaries from a backdrop dominated by Rishi
Pahar (6992m), Hardeol (7161m), Trishul (7074m) and Nanda Gond (6315m). Normally
approached from the Munsiari roadhead 2133m.
I t i n e r a r y
All the treks of Kumaon (Uttaranchal India) is connected by 'our coach'
DAY-1- Munsiari-Bugdiar (2600m) 18km -
For the first 8km heigt is lost, down to cross the Gauri River. The rail then
climbs steeply along the river to Lilam 2km, then through thick the last 3km is
a stiff pull up. Bugdiar is a village in a bowl-shape.
DAY-2- Bugdiar-Martoli (3385m) 18km -
After a steep 2km, the trail leads under an imposing rock wall, followed by a
possible snowfield up to Rialkoti (3130m) - a windswept open valley surrounded
by a snow peaks. 3km ahead, Martoli is a small village inhabited by a few
remaining adventurous Bhutas who used to have a brisk trade with Tibet in bygone
days. Mostly abandoned now, in 1995 almost all the villagers migrated to the
plains-at a colony called Bhutia Parav close to Kathodam.
DAY-3- Martoli-Milam (3423m) 11km - Cross
the Gori Ganga by a suspension bridge and follow its left bank to Burphu.
Ascending gradually and, going through Belju, cross Goanka Gad (bridge) to reach
Milam. This was a prosperous Bhutia village until 1962.
When Unta Dhura (pass) closed due to the
Chinese invasion of India, the Indo-Tibetan trade trade ceased and people of
this area migrated elsewhere; PWD bunglow.
DAY-4- To glacier and back 8km. Milam Glacier
snout is only 4km away. The route lies over the moraine. To go
further N along the glacier to see some eight tributary glaciers and big
not visible from the snout, it is necessary to camp on the ice.
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