Milam Glacier Trek including Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek and Pachu Glacier

Milam Glacier Trek - Uttarakhand

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Milam glacier is situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in northern India. Milam is a 30-km long glacier and settled on the slopes of some prominent peaks like Trishul and Hardeol. The glacier is also the source of Goriganga River. Throughout the trek you get to witness the breathtaking beauty of Himalayas swaying through remote villages, woods and through barren region of Moraine as you progress to the later part of the Trek. During the trek you will also take a slight detour in order to visit Pachu Glacier and the Nanda Devi East Base Camp.

Milam Glacier trek - Munsiyari

Milam Glacier Trek Permit

Necessary permits for the trek are to obtained from Munsiyari. For foreign nationals documents required in few weeks in advance in order to apply for permits.

Milam Glacier Trek Route Map  and  Nanda Devi East Base Camp Map

Milam Glacier Trek Distance and Trek Route - including Nanda Devi BC detour

Trek Distance (km / miles)
Munsiyari Lilam

8 / 5



12 / 7.5

Bugdyar Rilkot 11 / 7
Rilkot Martoli 8 / 5
Martoli Ghanghar 10 / 6
Ghanghar Pachu Glacier - futher to - Nanda Devi (East) Base Camp - back to - Ghanghar 8 / 5
Ghanghar Milam Village 12 / 7.5
Milam Village Milam Glacier - back to - Milam Village 6 / 4
Milam Village Ghanghar 12 / 7.5
Ghanghar Rilkot 18 / 11
Rilkot Bugdyar 11 / 7
Bugdyar Lilam 12 / 7.5
Lilam Munsiyari 8 / 5
TOTAL TREK DISTANCE 136 km / 85 miles

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Milam Glacier Trek Details

This page offers accurate information about Milam Glacier Trek with an intend to give you an overview of the trek. Primary trek information like route, grade and season are factors that would help you prepare best for the trek.


If you are new to mountaineering then only a professional trekking crew can guide you through this trek.

Trek route: Munsiyari - Lilam - Bugdyar (also called Bagudiyar or Bogdiar) - Rilkot - Martoli - Ghanghar - visit to Pachu Glacier & Nanda Devi East BC - back to - Ghanghar - REST DAY - Milam Village - visit to Milam Glacier - back to - Milam Village - Rilkot - Bugdyar - Lilam - Munsiyari

Trek Difficulty: Hard / Strenuous
Trek Days : 13 Days, excluding driving
Highest elevation
: 4242 mts
Best season: May-end to October
Temperatures: Varies. Sub-zero temps in winter and shiny warm weather in summer, reaching upto 35 degree centigrade.