Nanda Devi East & Milam Glacier Trek, Uttarakhand
Preferred Season: April-June, September-October
Magnificent panoramas of the Nanda Devi, Nanda Devi East, Trishul and Hardeol peaks
Trekking through the unfrequented Gori Ganga gorge
Trekking to the Milam Glacier, the source of Gori Ganga
Experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Nanda Devi East base camp
This trek was the experience of a lifetime. The scenery is breath-taking - lofty Himalayan peaks, glacial moraines, ice bridges, alpine meadows studded with rhododendrons and hydrangea, forests of conifers, the long gorge of the Gori Ganga- everything appeared straight out of a picture book. The Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most unexplored forested tracts in the country. On the way we came across tiny hamlets, and tea stalls run by smiling and generous locals who made us sweet sticky tea and soups.
About - Nanda Devi East & Milam Glacier Trek
The twin peaks of the 7818 m Nanda Devi, the bliss-giving goddess, form India's second highest mountain, situated in a remote region bordering Nepal and Tibet. The alpine glaciers, high valleys and flower-strewn meadows on the eastern approach to this magnificent mountain are an enticing world apart and ideal for trekking. The Milam Glacier is situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range, and was reopened in 1994. The glacier is the source of the Gori Ganga River.