Johar – Ralam Valley Trek
Munsyari is the starting point of Milam Glacier, Nanda Devi base Camp, Ralam Valley, Panchachuli Glacier, Brijgang Pass and many more Trekking destination. we offer you a combined itinerary that includes a visit to the Nanda Devi base camp area followed up by a trip to Milam glacier and brijgang Pass and this pass goes to Ralam Valley. We are sure that Trekking In Nanda Devi, Milam glacier, Brijgang Pass and Ralam Valley will be the most cherish moment of your life.
Day 01 : Kathgodam – Munsyari (2290 M )
9 HRS. Drive to Munsyari through the pleasant Kumaon countryside including the Almora Township. On the way to Munsyari one can see the snow covered Himalayas. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 01: MUNSYARI / PAMDEO (1850 mt)
After breakfast, we drive 13 km / 30 min by jeep to Dhapa Bend, our trekking point. We begin trekking to Pamdeo. We cross the river by wooden bridge and then trek ascends slowly towards Lilam village or pamdev. En route we get little bit view of Raj Ramba and Hanshling peak (5350 m). overnight stay in tents or local huts.Total trekking hours will be 3 hrs.
DAY 02: PAMDEO / BAGUDIYAR (2400 M)
Today trek is the most difficult trek and long day , first 3 hrs. is steep climbing then slighly down and flat to bogudiyar. Enroute we pass through Bhabali Dhar from where we have views of Raj Ramba and upper peaks of Pancha Chuli. In Bagudiar we cross the iron bridge till campsite. Rivulet that we come across is coming from the Ponting Glacier. Total 7 – 8 hr trek. Bagudiyar is a small Check Post of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force at the end of Poting glacier. Overnight in Tents or local huts.
DAY 03: BAGUDIYAR / RILKOT (3200 M)
Continue trekking from Bagudiyar, the trail ascending up to Nahardevi for about one hour. Walking flat for half an hour the trek again ascends till Mapa for next 30 min. Crossing over steps made on the rock we enter to an open Valley with wide view of Gori River and we can see till Railkot alongside the river. Rilkot (3000 m) is a small village used as transit camp by sheperds while migrating from summer to winter season. It has very big camp site with adequate water and space. Total trek 6 to 7 hr. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 04: RILKOT / GHANGHAR (3300 M)
From Rilkot we continue our trek to Ghanghar Village,. Throughout the day we can get intermittent views of Himalayan peaks and just after reaching campsite we can have a glimpse of Nanda Devi East. Camp on an alpine meadow laden with rhododendron bushes blooming during the season with pink and white flowers. From the camp we have a commanding view of Nanda Devi East right in front of us. Total 5 to 6 hr trek. Overnight in Tents.
Day 05 Ghangar – Nanda Devi Base Camp (3880 m) 5 km trek
Today we assending to Nanda Devi Base Camp, which is nearly 7 km away from ghanghar and it takes 4 hrs, to reach our camp site, once we start the trek view just keeps getting better with Nanda devi looming closer with each step. The rolling High altitude rhododendron with the pink and white flowers and the fresh green birch forests make the trek an ultimate experience. We reach an open alpine meadow with varied flora and at the head of the Pachu Glacier emanating from the northern face of Nanda Devi. Overnight in the tents.
Day 07 Nanda devi base camp / Milam (3452 M) 6 Km Trek
We start early in the morning to Milam Village , There is two way to reach Milam Village From Ghanghar, First one is via panchu village which is quite short and nice way, we have to follow gori river till Milam Village and then cross the river with wooden bridge which is made by villagers but some time villagers migrate to lower area to early so they took of that bridge for next year, In that case we have to follow anather way which is towards Martoli till Burfu Bridge and from there we have to cross the river and then 03 hrs. walk to Milam. this way takes nearly 06 hrs. to milam and first one Takes 03 hrs. Overnight in tent.
Day 8 Milam / Milam Glacier / Burfu
After Breakfast we procced to Milam Glacier, Which is 6 Km from Milam Village after spending time there leave Milam Glacier and trek towards Burfu. Overnight stay in the tant.
Day 9 Burfu / Brijgang Pass (3800 M)
Today we start early in the morning to Brijgang Pass and it takes 07 hrs to reach our camp, First 03 hrs. its normal trek via village Tola then after we have to climb all the way to the camp. Our campsite will be an ideal location from where you will see lot of snow coverd mountain including Nanda Devi. Overnight in the Tant.
Day 10 Brijgang Pass / Marjhali (3400 M)
Today we have to start early in the morning for a good view from Ralam Pass becouse in the afternoon mostly in that hight its always cloudy so we climb slowly towards Ralam Pass which is 4575 mts. we spend some time in a pass for photography then we have to follow steep downhill till Marjhali, Marjhali is a Small village with few houses , Summer time people comes here with there animal .
Day 11 Marjhali / Lingurani (2100 M)
Today our trek is almost downhill and it takes 06 hrs to reach our camp, our camp will be near river. overnight stay in the Tant.
Day 12 Lingurani / Panto (1800 m)
We start after B/Fast to Panto which takes 06 hrs. Trek and its very beautiful trek with many up and downs , we will see strems thick forest and villages , we will make our camp near Pantou Village. Overnight In the tant.
Day 13 Panto / Munsyari
Its very easy trek to Munsyari from Panto, First we have to trek through Village fields to down hill and after crossing gori River we will reach Lilam and then from here 02 hrs to trek till roadhead from where jeep will be waiting for us to pick up to Munsyari. Overnight to the Hotel.
Day 14 Munsyari to Kathgodam
9 hrs. Drive to Kathgodam via Almora, and that will be the end of our tour.