Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek

Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek

23 Popular Peaks:
Burphu Dhura ( 6334m ), Hardeol ( 7151m ), Kuchela Dhura ( 6294m ), Nanda Devi ( 7816m ), Nanda Gond ( 6315m ), Nanda Khat ( 6611m ), Nanda Pal ( 6306m ), Panch Chuli I ( 6904m ), Panch Chuli II ( 6355m ), Panch Chuli III ( 6312m ), Panch Chuli IV ( 6334m ), Panch Chuli V ( 6437m ), Rishi Pahar ( 6997m ), Sunanda Devi ( 7434m ), Tirsuli ( 7074m ), Tirsuli West ( 7035m ), Mangraon ( 6568m ), Deo Damla ( 6637m ), Bamchu ( 6266m ), Sakram ( 6254m ), Latu Dhura ( 6392m ), Kalganga Dhura ( 6201m ), Bilju ( 5560m )
1 High Passes:
Birj Ganga Pass ( 4685m )
9 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Milam Glacier, Pachu Glacier, Surajkund Glacier, Ikualari Glacier, Bilanlari Glacier, Timphu Glacier, Sakram Glacier, West Bamchu Glacier, Mangroan Glacier
6 Tranquil Rivers:
Lawan Gad, Shalang Gad, Pachu Gad, Gori Ganga, Burphu Gad, Goankha Gad
9 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Lilam, Bogudiyar, Rilkot, Martoli, Burphu, Pachu , Milam, Tola, Ghangar
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Nanda Devi Outer Sanctuary
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Day 1
D1Kathgodam
Day 1
Almora
Day 1
Bagheshwar
Day 2
D2Munsiyari
Day 3
D3Munsiyari
Day 3
Dhapa Road Head
Day 3
Jimighat
Day 4
D4Lilam
Day 4
Nain Singh Top
Day 4
Rargari
Day 5
D5Bogudiyar
Day 5
Rilkot
Day 6
D6Martoli
Day 7
D7Ghangar
Day 8
D8Pachu Glacier
Day 8
Pachu
Day 9
D9Milam
Day 9
Milam
Day 9
Milam Glacier
Day 10
D10Milam
Day 10
Burphu
Day 11
D11Martoli
Day 11
Rilkot
Day 12
D12Bogudiyar
Day 13
D13Lilam
Day 13
Jimighat
Day 13
Dhapa Road Head
Day 14
D14Munsiyari
Day 14
Bagheshwar
Day 14
Almora
Day 15
Kathgodam

Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Munsiyari

Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Prapare for a long but picturesque, interesting, engaging, colourful and a long tiring journey to Munsiyari. We are expected to reach by evening where our team waits to receive us and keep things ready for us. 

Day 2

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 2
2175 - Munsiyari
Day 2
2175 - Munsiyari


4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Explore/ Rest / Paperwork Day
Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Munsiyari is a beautiful little hamlet with boasting views of the Panchachuli group of peaks. Spending the day here not only recovers our last day's tiring journey, but also gets us in sync with the mountain life. We also find some important time to resolve some paperwork and permissions with the administration.

Day 3From Munsiyari To Lilam, Via - Dhapa Road Head, Jimighat ( 14 Kms,5 hours )

Day 3
2175 - Munsiyari
Day 3
1830 - Dhapa Road Head
Day 3
1620 - Jimighat
Day 3
1830 - Lilam


14Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Lilam (1828m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

After breakfast, we board the jeep to take us to the road head from where we start the trek. A sharp descend till Jimighat and then gentle climb following the Gori Ganga to reach Lilam village.

Day 4From Lilam To Bogudiyar, Via - Nain Singh Top, Rargari ( 16 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Day 4
1830 - Lilam
Day 4
2790 - Nain Singh Top
Day 4
2150 - Rargari
Day 4
2465 - Bogudiyar


16Km, 6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bogudiyar (2463m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

The day starts with steep climb up to the famous Nain Singh Top which offers good view of the the surrounding mountains. A sharp descend follows to meet the mule track near Rargari, from where the route follows the gentle climb keeping Gori Ganga on your right to reach Bougudiyar marked with ITBP camps. Its a long but rewarding day.

Day 5From Bogudiyar To Martoli, Via - Rilkot ( 16 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 5
2465 - Bogudiyar
Day 5
3135 - Rilkot
Day 5
3370 - Martoli


16Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Martoli (3367m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

A long picturesque trail climbing gradually following the Gori Ganga. Martoli is a beautiful meadow with some of the best views of Nanda Devi and other peaks. It has few very old houses of the local Bhotias. The trek is gentle, but longer. We may spend the night at Rilkot too if we are tired, but Martoli is a very desired campsite to spend the night and an exploration extra day. We will come back here on return too.

Day 6From Martoli To Ghangar ( 13 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 6
3370 - Martoli
Day 6
3385 - Ghangar


13Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Ghangar (3385m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

A gradual climb to Ghangar from Martoli.

Day 7From Ghangar To Pachu Glacier ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 7
3385 - Ghangar
Day 7
4000 - Pachu Glacier


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Pachu Glacier (4000m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we leave the Gori Ganga river and turn left following the Pachu river to its snout. We camp there. The day offers close view of the divine peak of Nanda Devi. This was the first climbing route taken by Longstaff to climb this peak but with failure.

Day 8From Pachu Glacier To Milam, Via - Pachu ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 8
4000 - Pachu Glacier
Day 8
3370 - Pachu
Day 8
3450 - Milam


10Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Milam (3450m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Today, we ease out in this lovely campsite and explore the corners. By afternoon, we leave for Milam village. It will give us more days to explore Milam.

Day 9

Exploration Day


Excursion to Milam Glacier. Return To Milam ( 8 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 9
3450 - Milam
Day 9
3450 - Milam
Day 9
3700 - Milam Glacier
Day 9
3450 - Milam


8Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Milam (3450m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Explore Milam Glacier and its snout. Have a relaxing day seeping in the views and Himalayan geography

Day 10From Milam To Martoli, Via - Burphu ( 15 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 10
3450 - Milam
Day 10
3245 - Burphu
Day 10
3370 - Martoli


15Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Martoli (3367m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Trek back to Martoli. Start early to have some time in hand to explore Martoli

Day 11From Martoli To Bogudiyar, Via - Rilkot ( 16 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 11
3370 - Martoli
Day 11
3135 - Rilkot
Day 11
2465 - Bogudiyar


16Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bogudiyar (2463m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Retrace the same trail

Day 12From Bogudiyar To Lilam ( 16 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Day 12
2465 - Bogudiyar
Day 12
1830 - Lilam


16Km, 6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Lilam (1828m )
Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Retrace the same trail

Day 13From Lilam To Munsiyari, Via - Jimighat, Dhapa Road Head ( 14 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 13
1830 - Lilam
Day 13
1620 - Jimighat
Day 13
1830 - Dhapa Road Head
Day 13
2175 - Munsiyari


14Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Retrace the same trail

Day 14From Munsiyari To Kathgodam, Via - Bagheshwar, Almora ( 275 Kms,9 hours )

Day 14
2175 - Munsiyari
Day 14
1005 - Bagheshwar
Day 14
1645 - Almora
Day 14
555 - Kathgodam


275Km, 9hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Kathgodam (554m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our trek ends. We drive back to Kathgodam

Why Should You Do The Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek

  • Nandadevi is India's highest 'self-owned' peak at 7816 meters. Its an elegant looking mountain with its signature peak.
  • Nandadevi East is one of the twin peak of Nandadevi at 7434 meters
  • Milam glacier, the source of Gori Ganga and the largest glacier of the area. It is fed by 7 other parallel glaciers namely Timphu glacier, Sakram glacier, West Bamchu glacier, Mangraon glacier,  Surajkund glacier, Ikualari glacier, Bilanlari glacier
  • Beautiful view of Trishuli, Nandakot, Nandadevi, Hardeol, Mangraon, Sakram, Bamchu, Deo Damla, Latu Dhura, etc and other peaks of Nepal
  • An excellent oppurtunity to experience some of the most remote villages of Kumaon Himalayas and its landscape
  • Aditionally, explore the deep valleys of Shalang and Lawan gad

Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek - Elaborate Description

Nanda Devi East Base Camp - Milam Glacier
Nanda Devi East Base Camp
Photo By: Anindya Roy

Sunanda Devi or Nandadevi East Base Camp trek with Milam glacier is one of the best available treks in the Kumaun Himalayas of Uttrakhand. The starting point of the trek - Munsiyari itself is a very beautiful hamlet in the lap of the Himalayan peaks.

The 5 peaks of Panchachuli, twin peaks of Nandadevi, Trishuli, Hardeol, Nandakot, and glimpses other peaks including those of the neighboring Nepal makes this trek a wonderful and picturesque journey.

Milam glacier is the source of the river Gori Ganga and is one of the biggest glaciers of the region. The glacier is fed by 7 other glaciers namely Timphu glacier, Sakram glacier, West Bamchu glacier, Mangraon glacier,  Surajkund glacier, Ikualari glacier, Bilanlari glacier.

The village of Milam, Lilam, Martoli, Pachu and other villages on the route gives lot of insights into the local life and culture. It is perhaps the best way to explore the Kumaon Himalayas and also understand the Himalayan geography

Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Munsiyari (2173m )
    Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Drive, Trek

    From Munsiyari (2173m ) To Lilam (1828m ), Via - Dhapa Road Head (1830m ), Jimighat (1620m ). 5 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Lilam (1828m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Lilam (1828m ) To Bogudiyar (2463m ), Via - Nain Singh Top (2788m ), Rargari (2150m ). 6 - 7 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Bogudiyar (2463m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Bogudiyar (2463m ) To Martoli (3367m ), Via - Rilkot (3133m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Martoli (3367m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Martoli (3367m ) To Ghangar (3385m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 13 Kms
    Overnight In: Ghangar (3385m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Ghangar (3385m ) To Pachu Glacier (4000m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Pachu Glacier (4000m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Explore

    From Pachu Glacier (4000m ) To Milam (3450m ), Via - Pachu (3370m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Milam (3450m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek, Explore

    From Milam (3450m ) To Milam (3450m ) . Excursion to Milam Glacier (3700m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Milam (3450m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Milam (3450m ) To Martoli (3367m ), Via - Burphu (3245m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 15 Kms
    Overnight In: Martoli (3367m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Trek

    From Martoli (3367m ) To Bogudiyar (2463m ), Via - Rilkot (3133m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Bogudiyar (2463m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 12

    Trek

    From Bogudiyar (2463m ) To Lilam (1828m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Lilam (1828m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shepherd Huts / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 13

    Trek, Drive

    From Lilam (1828m ) To Munsiyari (2173m ), Via - Jimighat (1620m ), Dhapa Road Head (1830m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Munsiyari (2173m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 14

    Drive

    From Munsiyari (2173m ) To Kathgodam (554m ), Via - Bagheshwar (1004m ), Almora (1642m ). 9 Hrs. 275 Kms
    Overnight In: Kathgodam (554m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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Nanda Devi Milam Glacier Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 14 days/ 14 nights, Kathgodam to Kathgodam
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4196m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, muddy, rocky, glacial moraine, ravine
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Munsiari
  • 🚩 Ends In: Munsiari
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Pantnagar, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Kathgodam, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Munsiari
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL on higher reaches
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Nepalese

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