Departure From: MUNSYARI
Best Season: April, May June, July, September, October
The trek to Milam Glacier trek ranks among the finest treks in the whole of Kumaun Himalayas. The trek passes through the Johar valley, the homeland of Shaukas who held a monopoly in the Indo-Tibet trade for centuries. The remote villages en route Milam have great stories to narrate and the accompanying landscape and panorama is breathtakingly immense. The Milam Glacier, situated on the south-facing slope of the Himalayas originates from the slopes of Kohli and Trishul peaks. It is the source of the Milam River and a tributary of the Pindar River. On the way of Milam Glacier trek the route is also divert for Nandadevi Base Camp.
The Milam Glacier is an assortment of several other glaciers emerging from the peaks of Hardeol (7151 m), Mangraon (6568 m), Deo Damla (6637 m), Sakram (6254 m), Nanda Gond (6,315 m) and Nanda Pal (6306 m). The Milam Glacier Trek that passes through several solitary hamlets, lush green alpine meadows dotted with wild flowering plants, evergreen whispering and raging forest and varied landscape simply grab the imagination of every explorer. The trailing track to Milam Glacier commences from the month of May and the odyssey winds up in the mid of October.
The people of Johar, as the Milam valley is locally known, were traders whose caravans crossed from India into Tibet by the high passes of Unta Dhura and Kungribhingri La. Once the trading season was over the entire population of Milam and the surrounding areas migrated to Munsyari or lower during winter. Trade stopped with the Indo-China conflict of 1962 and these once prosperous villages are now deserted. However the trail still exists, linking the villages and beckoning trekkers.
Rs. 19,800 /-
per person for full tour.
Reporting TRH Munsyari at after noon. Package starts from evening tea. Dinner & night halt at Munsyari.
Morning tea and breakfast at Munsyari after breakfast proceed to Lilam village. (10 km. by local jeep till Dhapa and 4 km. by trek till Lilam). Lunch, evening tea, dinner and night halt at Lilam.
Morning tea and breakfast at Lilam, proceed to Bugdiyar (via Raadman Singh Top) total distance 14 km. trek. Lunch at Bugdiyar, evening tea, dinner, night halt at Bugdiyar.
Morning tea and breakfast at Bugdiyar proceed to Rilkot 14 km. by trek. Lunch (packed or as per camp arrangement), evening tea, dinner, night halt at Rilkot.
Morning tea and breakfast at Rilkot, proceed to Milam Village (14 km. trek). Lunch (packed or as per camp arrangement), evening tea, dinner & night halt at Milam.
Morning tea and breakfast at Milam village, proceed to Milam Glacier and back to Milam village (4+4 km. trek). Lunch (packed or as per camp arrangement), evening tea, dinner & night halt at Milam village.
Morning tea and breakfast at Milam village, proceed to Rilkot (14 km. trek). Lunch (packed or as per camp arrangement). Evenng tea, dinner and night halt at Rilkot.
Morning tea and breakfast at Rilkot, proceed to Bugdiyar (14 km. trek). Lunch (packed or as per camp arrangement). Evenng tea, dinner and night halt at Bugdiyar.
Morning tea and breakfast at Bugdiyar, proceed to Lalam-Munsyari (16 km. trek up to Dhapa & 10 km. by transport). Lunch at Lilam. Evening tea, dinner and night halt at Munsyari. (Next day after morning tea, breakfast Tour Conclude)
1. Includes share accommodation in Rest Houses/ Tents
2. Vegetarian food
Not included – international flights, soft/ alcoholic drinks, airport tax, insurance, telecom expenses, meals not specified, camera fee, emergency evacuation / transport expenses and expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, etc.
1. 15 days before departure no refund.
2. 20 days before departure 60% deduction.
3. 25 days before departure 40% deduction.
4. 30 days before departure 10% deduction.