Milam Glacier & Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Milam Glacier & Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Uttarakhand 12


92 KM

MAX 15


4500 mts.

On Request + 5% GST

Munsiyari to Munsiyari

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Brief Description

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 . Munsyari is the starting point of Milam Glacier Trek.Milam Glacier is about 28 km long, biggest glacier of the Kumaon, Uttarakhand. It originates from the slope of Kohli and Trishul peaks and situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range. Milam Village which is located near the glacier is one of the highest villages in the Himalayan range.The other destination of the trek which is Nanda Devi East Base Camp is the closest an admirer of the Himalayas can get to witnessing the beauty of the sister peaks - Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East - standing in the centre of a ring of peaks – majestic and aloof.


Day 1

Munsiyari to Lilam

Steep descent to Jimighat next to the Gori Ganga River. Then a steady three hour walk upwards along the true right of the valley to Lilam .

Day 2

DAY 2: Lilam to Bugdiyar

15 km trek, 6 hours.Trail climbs up a ridge through a gorge passing through mixed forests of conifer and bamboo and crossing waterfalls and snow bridges to reach Bugdiyar.

Day 3

DAY 3 : Bugdiyar to Rilkot

13 km, 5 to 6 hours.Trail is alongside Gori Ganga river through narrow gorges and then a steady climb up to Rilkot.

Day 4

DAY 4 : Rilkot to Ganagar.

12 Km, 5-6 hours. We follow the trail that ascend to the sparsely inhabited village of Martoli, where we watch our first glimpse of Nanda devi east. Overnight in tents.

Day 5

DAY 5 : Ganagar to Base Nanda Devi east.

4 hours .the narrow trails climb steadily through small stretches of rhododendron, juniper and birch forest offering the view of main nanda devi.As we pass by the peak of Nanda Bhanger (5900) the valley opens up to reveal beautiful, lush alpine meadows. A beautiful campsite lies within a few distance of the foot of Nanda Devi

Day 6

DAY 6 : Base camp.

A full day rest and exploration aound the stunning campsite.

Day 7

DAY 7 : Base camp to Milam

After Breakfast at 9 we start trek to Pachhu and clross Gori river.Overnigh in Tents in Mlam

Day 8

DAY 8 : Milam- Milam Glacier- milam

After breakfast we start trek to Milam glacier. The trail leads us to several morains and glacier, surrounded by peaks like Trishuli and Hardeol. Afterwards we trek back to Milam

Day 9

DAY 9,10,11, : Milam- Munsyari

Trek back to reach Munsyari. Stay in Rilkot on 9th day, in Bugdyar on 10th day and in Munsyari on 11th day.

Day 10

DAY 12 : Munsyari- Kathgodam

Morning after breakfast drive (275 kms) from Munsyar to Kathgodam via town of Almora.

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Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.


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Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

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No Deduction

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No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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