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Milam Trek Plan



Milam Glacier Trek

Sl. No. From To Km/ Hr Remarks Photo
1 New Delhi Munsiyari 22 hr By night train up to Haldwani. Thereafter by Taxi via Almora and Thal. Stay at KMVN/ Hotel.
2 Munsiyari --- The day is required for rest after long journey from Delhi and for buying provisions, taking porters and most importantly the Inner Line Permits from the SDM's office. Stay at KMVN/ Hotel. 

3 Munsiyari Lilam

03 hr

Today is the first day of the trek so move slowly and for a short distance. Up to Selapani go by vehicle. Form there start the walk and reach the first village of Dumma on a down hill slope, then reach Jimmy ghat. Finally reach Lilam and keep to the left trail. Stay in Hotel/ PWD GH/ tent near the temple.

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Lilam

Bog Udiyar

07 hr

By walk. The climb starts straight out of Lilam and reaches the trail visible from Lilam. Then it is more or less flat trail. At the waterfall right on the trail take all precautions and cross it fast. The trail turns right along the river and then passes under the big stones. Some up and down and one climb latter you get in site of Rargari. Stop for lunch and enjoy the river which flows near by. Cross the stream coming from left and climb up the trail and reach the destination of the day. Stay in Hotel/ PWD GH/ tent.

5

Bog Udiyar

Rilkot

06 hr

By walk. The flat trail starts out of Bog Udiyar and crossing the stream coming from Poting glacier one reaches the helipad. The trail starts to climb and then you reach a tea shop. continue further and climb up a flight of stairs one reaches the tea shop at Nahar Devi. The trail moves down to the river and moves below cliffs. Crossing a small temple one reaches the point where the path has been cut under the rock. Some more climb and then you cross the Mapang where the survey for Hydro Electric Station is in progress. Some more up and down and then following a level trail one reaches the stream coming from left. Cross it and a very short climb latter you are at Rilkot. Stay at village house/ Tent.

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Rilkot

Milam

07 hr

By walk. Today the trail is through the rain shadow zone and is above tree line. After a flat walk above the river one reaches the waterfall and then the climb to the old Rilkot starts. Further ahead the trail is more or less level. Other side of the river the deserted village of Sumdu stands from where the trail to Ralam goes over the Birjeganj Dhura. After sometime the trail splits and take the lower going down to Lawn gad. The upper  trail is going to Martoli village which is some 2 km away. The trail climbs up across the Lawn gad and then following the Gori river reach the solitary hut, from where the trail again splits. Take the one going across the Gori and climbing up to Burphu village. The straight trail without crossing of Gori river goes to Panchhu and Ganghar villages. Have some rest and then proceed towards Milam. walking over level trail reach the stream coming from left and cross it and climb up to the village of Biljhu from where you get good view of Trishuli peak. Have tea at the shop running along the trail and proceed further. As you reach the point opposite to Panchhu village the Nanda Devi peaks stand before you in all their might. Walk along the level trail and soon Milam comes into view in distance. Slowly the trail moves away from Gori and inters the side valley from where Gunkha gad is flowing. Cross the gad on a bridge and climb up to the level ground. Short distance away is the check post and beyond it the village of Milam. A side trail goes to Dung. Stay at PWD GH/ tents.

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Milam

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Take this as the rest day cum glacier visit day. The glacier is some 05 km from the village and shall take one hr to reach. On the way to glacier visit the village and see for yourself what can happen if the village falls off the trade route. It's in ruins. Spend time lazing around. More adventurous may visit the Sandilya and Suraj Kunds for which glacier walking experience and equipment is a must. Stay at PWD GH/ tents.

8

Milam

Martoli

04 hr

By walk The path is to be retraced till the Lawn gad. One can give a miss to Burphu village and take the path directly leading to the bridge over the Gori river. Walking on the level trail reach the Lawn gad. As you approach the gad a trail zigzagging all the way to the top is seen on the opposite side. Cross the gad and take to the zigzag trail and as the climb ends the famous village of Martoli is in front. Again a ghost village you reach the hotel on the other side of the village. make arrangements for the stay. Visit the Nanda Devi temple above the village for excellent view of the Nanda Devi peaks. As you look back towards Milam Trishuli is seen. Stay at the Hotel/ tents.

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Martoli

Bog Udiyar

07 hr

By walk. Today you are going to walk back on the trail you had taken to moved in. You can spend time looking around and reach the destination by lunch time. Stay in Hotel/ PWD GH/ tent.

10

Bog Udiyar

Lilam

05 hr

By walk. Today climb the trail going to Poting village and visit the Karbachia tal nearby to the village. Come back to Bog Udiyar for lunch and after lunch leave for Lilam. Stop at Rargari for tea and then at the shop over looking Gori before the waterfall. Cross the waterfall safely and following the slowly descending trail reach Lilam. Stay in Hotel/ PWD GH/ tent near the temple.

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Lilam

Munsiyari

03 hr

By walk. In three hours one will reach the road head at Selapani. Mind you today one would be climbing up. From Selapani take a jeep to the town. Stay at KMVN/ Hotel. Visit the Khalia Top which is 11 km from the town for excellent view of the peaks. Also make arrangements for your moving out next day early mourning.

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Munsiyari

Delhi

22 hr

By vehicle up to Haldwani and then by over night train to Delhi.

Note:

1.    The walking days may be changed according to the fitness and walking capabilities of the team members. The time given is approx.

2.    The round trip from Ralam glacier can also be planned. In which case move from Lilam to Paton village on the way to Ralam village and then move back across the Birjeganj pass to reach Burphu village via Sumdu and Tola villages. Else plan to visit the Panchhu glacier from Panchhu village or visit Nanda Devi East BC from Martoli village.

 

Milam Photos Part I

Milam Photos Part II

Milam Photos Part III

Milam Photos Part IV

Milam Top Story First Part

 

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