Best SeasonApril - September
The famous Milam glacier trek through the Johar valley changed substantially after the Uttarakhand floods of June 2013, especially in the lower Goriganga valley – from the current Milam trail head at Chillamdhar, until Rairgari. Beyond Rairgari the trail more or less corresponds to the earlier trail, but has been rendered more difficult because of innumerable ascents and descents to skirt landslips and washouts, and to negotiate diversions because of flood damage.
Despite the ravages of the floods, and the inevitability that the valley will eventually be connected by a road, it is a fascinating and compelling journey into a remote valley full of stories of flourishing Indo-Tibetan trade that ended ‘cold’ after the 1962 conflict between China and India. Abandoned ghost villages, fabulous terrain, views of the great Nanda Devi and the Milam glacier beckon the trekker into a journey through landscapes and time.
Kathgodam to Munsyari drive300 km approx .H- 7590FT
Munsyari to Dhapa Bend 15km drive- - trek start-Lilam –Pochu-16km.H-6270FT
Pochu to Nain Singh top- babaldhar –Bagudiyar trek 20 km H- 8910FT
Bugdiyar to Reilkot trek 15km 10560FT
Reilkot to Milam village -3420M trek 16 km.
Milam Village to Milam Glacier VIew Point & back Milam VI. trek-14km.H-13998FT
Milam Village to Reilkot
Reilkot to Bugdiyar
Bugdiya to Lilam
Lilam to Munsyari
Munsyari to Kathgodam