Milam Glacier Trek
The people of Johar, as the Milam valley is locally known, were traders whose caravans crossed from India into Tibet by the high passes of Unta Dhura and Kungribhingri La. Once the trading season was over the entire population of Milam and the surrounding areas migrated to Munsyari or lower during winter. Trade stopped with the Indo-China conflict of 1962 and these once prosperous villages are now deserted. However the trail still exists, linking the villages and beckoning trekkers.
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 Rilkote / Milam (3452 M)
We start early in the morning to Milam Village, Today trek is not difficult but we have to walk on motorable road til Milam and it will take nearly 6 hrs. Kindly note that there is a road between Rilkote to Milam which is made by Army and Border Road Organaisation so we don’t have any option to avoid motorable road.
Day 05 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 06: Burfu / NAHARDEVI (2800 M)
The landscape which was left unseen while trekking up comes in front now, Descending down brings the view of ralam pass and abundant village of kilanch and laspa . We will camp at Chirkani near Nahardevi a small beautiful campsite , Total 6 to 7 hr trek. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 7: NAHARDEVI / PAMDEO
First we descend down till radgari bridge than climb up to the Main singh top again down till pamdeo campsite which provide bird eye view of gori ganga river and munsyari.Total 6 to 7 hr trek. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 08: PAMDEO / MUNSYARI (2010 M)
We start early for dhapa bend where our jeep is waiting for us. Trekking 3 hrs we drive halfhour to Munsyari, Overnight in Rest House.