Milam Glacier, Munsiyari

Milam Glacier, Munsiyari

If you are willing to explore the mystiques of one of the naturally rich state of India, Uttarakhand then Milam Glacier is the doorway. It is the largest glacier of the Kumaon region covering a total area of 37sq kms. It is one of the remotest places of Uttarakhand though easily accessible. It is a 16km long glacier that offers scenic views to best sights of nature.

Milam Glacier is located at the foothills of Mount Trishuli which is 7,065mts above sea level. The glacier is based at an altitude of 3,438mts and 60kms beyond Munsiyari. Musiyari is the resting point where all the provisions for food, porters and guides are available. In order to reach the Milam glacier one has to go through trail of forests, villages, waterfalls, peaks and wooden bridges.

The Milam Glacier is source of many rivers with Gori Ganga River being the prominent one. It acts as a significant tributary of Kali River. The entire trek to Milam Glacier is too long, tiring, and adventurous and grades at moderate level. Tourists have to read small distance across the hills, Gori Ganga River and rugged terrains. This trail offers wonderful view to tranquil villages; snow capped Himalayan peaks, waterfalls and picturesque water streams. On the way to Milam Glacier one may find numerous points of resting and sightseeing as in panoramic vistas of Himalayas, varied flora and fauna, lush green landscapes and hospitable people.

Travel Guide to Milam Glacier

Region-Kumaon
District-Pithoragarh
Best Season to visit- From May to June and September to October
Altitudinal range- 554mts to 3,438mts
Grade- Moderate
Duration- 11 days
Temperature Variation- Max 20C to Min 1C
Places to travel en route Milam Glacier - The journey commences from Kathgodam- Almora- Bageshwar-Munsiyari-Bugdiyar-Rilkot-Milam Glacier

Total Trekking involved -114kms

Tourist attractions of the Place

It is the biggest glacier in the Kumaon district and offers wonderful trek through beautiful waterfalls and dense forests. There are two types of trek here- Village trek and Glacier trek.

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