Milam Glacier is a major glacier of the Kumaon Himalaya. It is located in the tehsil of Munsiyari, part of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Nanda Devi. It ranges in elevation from about 5,500 metres (18,000 ft) to about 3,870 metres (12,700 ft) at its snout. It covers around 37 km2 (14 sq mi) and is 16 km (10 mi) long. Milam glacier was reopened in the year 1994. It was closed in 1962, so it was inaccessible for trekkers and other visitors. It is a popular destination among trekkers now.  The suitable time to visit the glacier is from mid of March to May. Monsoons set in during the month June which herald the menace of landslides and roadblocks. The trekking for the Milam glacier commences from Munsiyari. Milam Glacier is situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range. It originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and the southern slope of its eastern subsidiary Kohli. The subsidiary glaciers coming off the peaks of Hardeol, Mangraon (6,568 m), Deo Damla (6,637 m), and Sakram (6,254 m) on the eastern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary flow into it from the west, while on the east it is fed by glaciers from Nanda Gond (6,315 m) and Nanda Pal (6,306 m). The glacier is the source of the Goriganga River. The village of Milam lies near the snout of the glacier; Munsiyari, further down the Goriganga valley, is the base for the trek to the glacier.



Total Trekking

105 Km


Moderate to Difficult


13860 ft


11 Days

Minimum Age

12 Years


May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.


Day 01: Kathgodam - Almora – Munsiyari Driving: 340kms, 10hrs

  • Start early in the morning from Kathgodam to reach Munsiyari by evening. Drive via Almora and Bageshwar and purchase necessary equipments and things of your need. Reach Munsiyari before dark. Munsiyari is a popular hill station of the Kumaon region situated at an elevation of 2,290mts and it acts as the base camp for Milam Glacier trek. Overnight in Munsiyari

Day 02: Munsiyari – Lilam Trekking: 14kms, 6hrs, Level: Easy

  • After breakfast drive to Seolikote from where the trek to Milam glacier commences. The route gradually descends for around 3kms with trail alongside the gushing Gori Ganga River. The trek goes through the mixture of forests and fields along the way. The last kilometers before Lilam demand a steep climb. Lilam is situated at an altitude of 1,850mts above sea level. Overnight in Lilam.

Day 03: Lilam – Bogudiyar Trekking: 2kms, 5hrs, Level: Easy

  • The trail from Lilam to Bogudiyar has some ups and downs with increasing altitude. Watch shepherds grazing their animals on the beautiful green meadows. After a steep uphill climb you will reach Bugdiyar. Bugdiyar is a beautiful place set at an elevation of 2,500mts above sea level. Overnight in Bugdiyar.

Day 04: Bogudiyar – Rilkot Trekking: 12kms, 5-6hrs, Level: Moderate

  • Today's trek goes through mule bridges, granite rock faces, frozen ice streams and a final steep ascent to the village of Rilkot. Rilkot is situated at an altitude of 3,130mts above sea level. En route one can divert to the Laspa village and further to northern glacier of Nandakot. Rilkot is a beautiful place for camping, guarded by huge cliffs on both side.

Day 05: Rilkot - Martoli - Milam village Trekking: 16kms, 7hrs, Level: Moderate

  • After early breakfast start trek to Martoli. Martoli is a scenic place situated at an elevation of 3,430mts above sea level. The route to Martoli from Rilkot is a steep climb of about 7kms. Martoli was part of the ancient silk route of Tibet in ancient times. After walking a few kilometers from Rilkot the route diverts to two paths, one going up and the other down. Follow the downward trail. Burfu and Martoli are mid points of the trek. See the ruins of old village of Rilkot while trekking to Milam Village. Cross the river on a wooden bridge and walk for about half an hour to reach Burfu. After trekking for a few kilometers you reach Milam Village. It is the last village on the route to Milam Glacier and is also one of the remotest villages of Uttarakhand state. Milam Village is situated at an elevation of 3,420mts above sea level. Overnight in Milam village.

Day 06: Milam village - Milam Glacier - Milam Village Trekking: 6kms, 2hrs, Level: Moderate

  • Wake up early to see the enchanting views of Trisuli (7,065mts) and other snow laden Himalayan peaks. After breakfast head towards the gigantic Milam Glacier. The 3km trekking route for the day goes through rugged terrains. Milam Glacier is situated at an elevation of 3,438mts above sea level covering an area of 37sq.kms. This 10km long glacier is the source of Goriganga River. After exploring the beauty of this heavenly site return back to Milam Village. Gaze at the Himalayas in the evening. Overnight in Milam Village.

Day 07: Milam Village – Rilkot Trekking: 16kms, 7hrs, Level: Moderate

  • Trekking back from Milam village to Rilkot is quite enervating as it goes through ups and downs. But the scenic views will surely make you think about the existence of the place called heaven. Overnight in Rilkot.

Day 08: Rilkot – Bogudiyar Trekking: 12kms, 5hrs, Level: Moderate

  • As you trek down the route will become easy but also tiresome. Walk slowly and steadily from Rilkot to Bugdiyar enjoying the enchanting view of grasslands, streams and waterfalls. Walking too fast may lead to pain in your thighs and foot joints. Overnight in Bugdiyar.

Day 09: Bogudiyar – Lilam Trekking: 12kms, 4-5hrs, Level: Easy

  • Enjoy the gradually descending trek from Bugdiyar to Lilam from 2,500mts to 1,850mts above sea level. Overnight in Lilam.

Day 10: Lilam – Munsiyari Trekking: 14kms, 5hrs, Level: Easy

  • Start your final steps of this unforgettable and adventurous trek. Trek back towards Munsiyari. Overnight in the picturesque hamlet, Munsiyari.

Day 11: Munsiyari – Kathgodam Driving: 340kms, 10hrs

  • Drive back to Kathgodam from Munsiyari and carry back memorable moments.
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Departure Dates

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Day 1: Kathgodam - MunsiyariI (2290 M /7557 FT)
Day 2: Munsiayari - Lilam (1850 M / 6105 FT)
Day 3: Lilam - Bugdyar(2500 M / 8250 FT)
Day 4:Bugdyar - MartoliI (3385 M/11170 FT)
Day 5: Martoli - Ganghar (3260 M/10760 FT)
Day 6: Ganghar – Milam - Ganghar (3690 M/13035 FT)
Day 7: Ganghar - Rilkot (3250 M/10725) FT)
Day 8: Rilkot – Bugdyar
Day 9: Bugdyar – Lilam
Day 10: Lilam - Munsiyari
Day 11: Munsiyari – Almora - Kathgodam

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am at Kathgodam Railways Station
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accommodation and separate accommodation for girls/ladies will be provided
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assist trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

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