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Milam Glacier Trek

Milam Glacier Trek

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Milam Glacier Trek opens up an opportunity to explore and experience the mystiques of Uttaranchal. Trekking journey begins from Munsyari to Milam. The trek involves moderate walksusing good tracks to cross the hills and transect rugged terrains, quaint villages and picturesquestreams. Panch Chuli Range captivates the scenic trek on ascending to the Lilam ridge. As thetrail meanders past Milam glacier, you get several vantage points to view panoramic vistas of mountain, a profusion of unique flora and fauna and unspoiled landscape. At an elevation of 3434 meters, Base Camp boasts a mesmerizing sight of East face of Nanda Devi. Much of thehigher section is through Brijigang Pass to Ralam Valley. Culture, cuisine, safety and comfortremain the focal points through out the trek. With plenty of time to acclimatize in Milam, you getthe ultimate travel experience.
 Trip length: 21 DaysGrade: Moderate to fairly challenging -Grade Explanation Starts in: DelhiEnds in: Delhi Accommodation: Hotel & campingTranspertation: Train & private car 
 Day 01- Arrive Delhi Day 02- Sightseeing in Delhi Day 03-04- Train from Delhi - Kathgodam - AlmoraDay 05- Drive from Almora to Munsyari [2290m]Day 06- Trek from Munsyari to Lilam [1845 m]Day 07- Lilam to Bodgwar [2500m]Day 08- Bodgwar to Rilkot [3254 m]Day 09- Rilkot to Ganghar [3330 m]Day 10- Ganghar to Nanda Devi East Base Camp [3434 m]Day 11- Nanda Devi Base Camp to MilamDay 12- Rest in MilamDay 13- Milam to Base Camp to Brijigang Pass (3357 m)Day 14- Base Camp of Brijigang Pass to Ralam Valley (3757 m)Day 15- Ralam to LingupaniDay 16- Lingupani to LilamDay 17- Lilam to MunsiyariDay 18- Munsiyari to AlmoraDay 19- Almora to DelhiDay 20- Arrival DelhiDay 21- Departure
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
  As soon as you land at Delhi airport, our staff will be at your warm reception to escort you toyour hotel. After getting thoroughly briefed about the travel plan, you can make all the apt travelpreparations accordingly. You get to have free time to indulge in any kind of activities of your choice.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Delhi
 The entire day will be exclusively planned to guide you around the major attractions of Delhi.Delhi sightseeing tour begins shortly after breakfast. 17th century Red Fort which was built bythe great Mughal Shah Jahan gives you delightful reflection on the India history. Onapproaching Jama Masjid, you get some insights into Muslim religion, culture and belief. IndiaGate is another living pride of New Delhi and it is also a reminder of the World War. You willalso have a pleasure to visit President House, an official residence of India's President.Thereafter, the journey takes you to Qutab Minar. At the end of the day, you finally head back toyour hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3-4 Train from Delhi - Kathgodam - Almora
  After enjoying delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to the railway station to catch atrain to Kathgodam. You will have your meals and sleep in the train. On the next day as the trainstops at Almora, you have to unboard the train and our staff will escort you to your hotel in Almora. You overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Drive from Almora to Munsyari [2290m]
 Soon after breakfast, you will be driven to Munsyari. Upon arriving at your hotel in Munsyari, youexist to your room to freshen up. After proper rest, you have your meal. You will spend the nightat the hotel.
Day 6 Trek from Munsyari to Lilam [1845 m]
Your trek commences from Munsyari. Feasting on mesmerizing views of verdant meadows andstream, you march ahead towards Lilam. On the way you will also see an Indo-Tibet Boarder check post. Finally, you overnight at a perfect campsite.
Day 7 Lilam to Bodgwar [2500m]
 Early in the morning after breakfast you take continuous descents to the Gori Ganga. En route,you come across pristine villages. Further ahead, the trail meets up a view of the confluence of rivers. Bamboo, conifer and chest nut forests dominate the view throughout the trek. You evenencounter herdsmen on your way. 5-6 hours of trekking finally concludes on reaching your campsite in Bodgwar.
Day 8 Bodgwar to Rilkot [3254 m]
You trek for another 6 to 7 hours. The trail crosses verdant vegetation. When you reach analtitude of 3254m, you camp at an ideal location.
Day 9 Rilkot to Ganghar [3330 m]
 Further away from Rilkot, you have to ascend gradually to an elevation of 3330 meters. ThenGanghar becomes visible. After meals you overnight at your camp tent.
Day 10 Ganghar to Nanda Devi East Base Camp [3434 m]
 After breakfast you ascend further to Nanda Devi East Base Camp. The journey to thisdestination becomes a complete blissful experience. You experience nature at its amazing form.
It normally takes 3-4 hours to reach up to Base Camp. After setting a camp, you can explorearound the Base camp. Eventually, after dinner you spend the night at your camp tent.
Day 11 Nanda Devi Base Camp to Milam
In the morning shortly after breakfast you retreat to Milam. You pass by Pachu and Machang onyour way. After crossing a bridge and further few hours of trekking will finally have you in Milam.Thereafter, you have your meals and then sleep in your tent.
Day 12 Rest in Milam
This day has been exclusively set aside for complete acclimatization. Sound health and goodphysical fitness only get you going in your trek. For this, you get a good opportunity toacclimatize completely. After proper rest, you can explore around, simply enjoy good book or goon nature walk. Finally, you overnight at the camp tent.
Day 13 Milam to Brijigang Pass [3357 m]
On a horse you leave Milam and head towards Base Camp. Heading away from Base Camp,you trek to Brijigang Pass. The trail follows river Gauri Ganga. As soon as you reach your campsite, your camp tent is set for your overnight stay.
Day 14 Brijigang Pass to Ralam Valley [3757 m]
 After breakfast you walk steady up away from the pass. After 4-5 hours of ascents you enter Ralam valley. Camp is set in Ralam.
Day 15 Ralam to Lingupani
You leave Ralam valley early in the morning. The trail follows the river leading to Lingupaniwhere you camp for the night.
Day 16 Lingupani to Lilam
From Lingupani you retrace the path that leads to Lilam. After trekking for 5-6 hours you restyour journey at your campsite in Lilam.
Day 17 Lilam to Munsyari
 Early in the morning after breakfast, you return to Munsyari and overnight at your camp tent inMunsyari.
Day 18 Munsiyari to Almora
 You will be driven to your hotel in Almora where you enjoy quality services and goodaccommodation.
Day 19 Almora to Delhi
 From Almora you will take an overnight train to Delhi.
Day 20 Arrival Delhi
 Our staff will receive you at the Delhi railway station and escort you to your hotel.
Day 21 Departure
 You will be driven to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you will leaveDelhi with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

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