Mt. Nanda Devi East Base Camp  & Milam Glacier Trek_202393


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Mt. Nanda Devi East Base Camp & Milam Glacier Trek

time-raw2 weeks
Starting point
Kathgodam railway station

Embark on this tour and experience one of the best available treks in the Kumaun Himalayas of Uttrakhand. Take the challenge of trekking to the Nanda Devi Base camp which is on the bucket list for most enthusiastic trekker`s. While on the trek, you will also have a view of other peaks including; Hardeol Trishuli, and Rishi Pahar peaks. Also, have a view of the Milam Glacier of the Kumaon Himalaya as well as explore its village.

What to expect?

BEST SEASON: March - June & September - November


  • Trek through the deserted villages around Munsiyari and Milam.
  • Closest views of Nanda Devi East (4150 mt.)
  • MIlam Glacier
  • Interaction with local villagers and their lifestyle
  • Throughout the trail superb view of the neighboring mountains like Nanda Devi (7,816m), Trishul (7,074m), Panch Chuli peaks and Nanda Kot (6,861m)
  • Possibility to spot some Himalayan species like black bear, leopard, Himalayan Thar, Bharal and snow leopard along with a rich diversity of birdlife.
  • Trek follows an ancient Tibet Trade Routes through the Indian Himalayas.


Day 1: Arrival at Kathgodam railway station & drive to Munsiyari (300 Kms/ 10 Hrs).

Day 2: Drive from Munsiyari to Dhapa (Drive 12 Kms./ 45 Min), Trek Dhapa to Lilam (Trek 06 Kms/02 Hrs).

Day 3: Trek from Lilam to Bugdiar (2500 mts/8200 ft)(18 kms/5-6 hrs) , over Nain Singh top ((2475MT)- View of thick forest of Utees, Conifer, Bamboo, waterfalls & Snow Bridges.

Day 4: Trek from Bugdiar to Rilkot along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges- true view of the Trans Himalayan region (3385 Mts/ 12 Kms/ 7 Hrs).

Day 5: Continue trek from Rilkot along the Gori Ganga River to Martoli Village & in the evening back to Rilkot.

Day 6: Rilkot – Ganghar (3319 m) (13 Kms Trek).

Day 7: Day Trek Ganghar to the base camp (3900m) of Nanda Devi east (7430M -7 KMS/3 HRS).

Day 8: Ganghar to Milam Village

Day 9: Trek to Milam glacier view point

Day 10: Return Trek from Milam village to Railkot (14Kms/4 Hrs).

Day 11: Trek down from Railkot to Bugdiyar (12Kms/05 Hrs).

Day 12: Return trek from Bugdiar – Lilam (12Kms/05 Hrs ).

Day 13: Lilam to Dhapa Trek (06 Kms / 02 hrs) & Dhapa to Munsiyari (Drive 12 Kms / 45 Min).

Day 14: After breakfast, drive from Munsiyari to Kathgodam (300 Kms/ 10 Hrs) & drop at Kathgodam railways station.

What is included?


  • Accommodation on twin/ double sharing basis in unique experiential lodges/ hotels
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Trekking on full board basis
  • 10 Kgs baggage allowance while on the trek
  • Services of accompanying trip leader while on the trek (qualified mountaineering instructor)
  • Services of expert local guides
  • Trekking fees
  • Camping fees

Is this experience for me?

  • Trekkers require a moderate level of body fitness
  • Not recommended for young children
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

What do I need to bring?


  • Approximately 50 - 60 liters personal rucksack/ duffel bag
  • Approximately 25 liters small knapsack to carry essentials (like water bottle, rain protection, electrol powder, medicines, torch, Sun glasses, Wind-proof cheater, camera and accessories etc) We recommend to invest in LifeStraw water bottles which are perfect for converting any kind of available water into potable safe water. It removes bacteria, protozoa, and it incorporates a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor.
  • Plate, spoon, mug
  • Personal sleeping bag (Can be provided on request)
  • Carry mattress for camping (Can be provided on request)
  • Pairs of clothing (cotton shirts/T-shirts, cotton pants)
  • Full sleeve sweater/ fleece jacket -1
  • Hollofil fiber filled Jacket -1
  • Water-proof wind cheater
  • Woolen Cap / Hat
  • Strong walking boots with hard rubber soles (If possible Vibram)
  • Floaters/ sandals with back strap
  • Pairs of cotton socks
  • Hand gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Poly bags 10 kgs x 5 no. for packing things for rain protection
  • Flashlight/ Head Lamp (with extra cells)
  • Personal Rain protection - Water proof sheet/ poncho
  • Plastic cord (for packing)
  • Dark Sun glasses (not blue)
  • Light towel, personal medicines, toilet kit, toilet paper roll, writing material, cold cream
  • Mosquito repellent, thread, needle, safety pins, buttons, rubber bands, peppermints, small knife
  • Salt, sugar, lime juice, glucose powder etc.
  • Dry ration like toffees, chocolates, namkeen, dry fruits etc.
  • Sun block factor 70
  • Personal medication/ first aid kit
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory card
  • Altimeter / Thermometer

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • **Cancellation Policy:**For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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