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Milam, a magnificent glacier nestled in snowy environs of great Himalayas, offers exciting trekking routes and breathtaking views of surrounding peaks.


Location: In Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India
Altitude: 5, 500 - 3, 870 meters ASL
Attractions: Milam Glacier; Nearby glaciers like Ralam, Namik and Poting
What To Do: Trekking; Viewing surrounding peaks
Best Time to Visit: Mid May to mid-October

Milam, UttarakhandMilam is a major Himalayan glacier situated in Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district within the hill state of Uttarakhand in India. Milam with an elevation ranging from 5, 500 - 3, 870 meters above the sea level, is located about 15 Km northeast of Nanda Devi.

Milam glacier is 16 Km long and covers an area of about 37 Sq. Km. Milam village, from which this mighty glacier draws its name, lies near the snout of the glacier. Further down the Goriganga valley lies Munsiyari which is also the base camp for trekking expeditions to glaciers like Milam and Ralam.

Milam lies on the southern slop of the main Himalayan range. It originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and southern slope of Kolhi. Glaciers coming off important peaks like Hardeol, Mangraon (6,568 m), Deo Damla (6,637 m), and Sakram (6,254 m) that lie on the eastern rim of Nanda Devi Sanctuary feed the Milam glacier on its west. On its east, Milam glacier is fed by glaciers from Nanda Gond (6,315 m) and Nanda Pal (6,306 m).

Trek To Milam Glacier (64 Km)
The trek begins from a place called Munsiyari located in Pithoragarh district. From here you have to trek 25 km to reach a place called Bagudyar via Lilam. From Bagudyar to Rialkot and from Rialkot to Martoli is another 17 km of trekking though breathtaking Himalayan environs. From Martoli, a further trek of 17 km will take you to Milam village via Burfu. From here, the glacier is a 5 Km trek.

Route Distance
  • Munsyari to Lilam: 12 km
  • Lilam to Bagudyar: 13 km
  • Bagudyar to Railkot: 12 km
  • Railkot to Martoli: 5 km
  • Martoli to Burfu: 9 km
  • Burfu to Milam village: 8 km
  • Milam to Milam glacier: 5 km

How to Reach
By road, the base camp of Munsiyari is well connected with major destinations like Delhi (612 Km), Nainital (288 Km) and Kathgodam (261 Km). Nearest railhead is Kathgodam and nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (128 Km).