Grade: Tough Trek
Duration: 12 Nights & 13 Days
Best time: April to June & Sep to Oct
Trekking Routes: Delhi > Kathgodam > chaukori > Munsyari > Senar Gad Meadows > Dhaldauk > Sudamkhan > Hiramani Glacier > Namik glacier > Sudamkhan > Namik Village > Gogina > Liti > Bageshwar > Kathgodam > Delhi
The Namik glacier trek is situated on Kumaon Himalayas at an attitude of 3,600 mtrs. It is 40 km from Munsiyari and situated at the villages of Gogina and Namik. The glacier is surrounded by peaks like Nanda Devi (7,848 m), Nanda Kot (6,861 m), and Trishuli (7,120 m).The glacier falls on ancient Indo-Tibet trade route. There are a number of waterfalls and sulphur springs originating around this glacier. The glacier can be reached by trekking from Bala village on Thal-Munsiyari road near Birthi Fall. It is 129 km from Pithoragarh.
Itinerary For Namik Glacier Trekking Tour :
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi - Kathgodam (Overnight Train)
In the morning take a half day sight seeing at Delhi and evening transfer to railway station to board a train for Kathgodam. Overnight journey.
Day 03: Kathgodam - Chaukori (2010 mts/6593 ft)198 Kms/5-6 hrs
Arrive at Kathgodam by 06:30 hrs and from here drive to Chaukori through the pleasant Kumaon countryside including the Almora Township. Lunch enroute, arrival at Chaukori by evening. Chaukori is famous for its tea garden. Dinner and overnight stay in TRH.
(Chaukori is famous for the tea gardens and splendid views of the snow covered Himalayas.)
Day 04: Chaukori - Munsyari (2290 mts/7512 ft) 98 kms/3 hrs drive - Senar Gad Meadows (7 km trek/3 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Munsyari. It’s the one of the best hill station in entire Kumaon. The quaint Munsyari town with the Rolling Meadows, small town and with spectacular views of the Panch chuli range is considered by many as one of the most beautiful spots in Kumaon. Lunch en-route, from Munsyari we will trek up to Senar Gad Meadow. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
Day 05: Senar Gad - Dhaldauk (11 km trek/5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast trek to Dhaldauk with pack lunch. This is an easy walk through a rarely trekked route, a popular trail with the shepherds and commands even more picturesque views of the Panch chuli hills. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Dhaldauk - Sudamkhan (7 km trek/3 hrs)
After breakfast trek up to Sudamkhan with pack lunch. The views from here are unforgettable. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Sudamkhan - Hiramani Glacier (9 km trek/4 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Trek up to the edge of the fantastic environs of Hiramani Glacier. Dinner and Overnight on the margins of the glacier.
Day 08: Hiramani Glacier - Namik Glacier - Sudamkhan (14 kms trek/5 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch up to the Namik glacier in the morning with Nanda Kot really close up and return back to Sudamkhan. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 09: Sudamkhan - Namik Village (11 km trek/5 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Namik village, fairly simple trek down to the Bhotia village. Namik was one of the centers in the region for the Indo-Tibetan trade route. The houses have lots of woodcarvings and traditional structures. We would be staying in one of the village houses for the night followed by Dinner .
Day 10: Namik Village - Gogina (6 km trek/3 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Gogina; Gogina is in the heart of Ramganga Valley at the foot of Nanda Kot with traditional houses. There is an overhanging glacier opposite the village. At the meadows we are likely to meet shepherds also. A visit to the Kimu village, one of the most beautiful in Himalayas is possible. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp
Day 11: Gogina - Liti (19 km trek/6 hrs)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Liti, This is a fairly simple descent down the Ramganga valley to the road head at Liti. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 12 : Liti - Bageshwar (190 kms/5 hrs) – Kathgodam - Delhi
In the morning drive to Kathgodam and from here take a night train for Delhi. Overnight journey.
Day 13 : Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning then transfer to hotel for relax. Evening transfer to airport to catch your flight onwards..