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Doonagiri Glacier

Dunagiri Glacier is one of the important glacier of Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers, where more than 500 glaciers, The magical land of Uttarakhand in India is a treasure house of natural splendor and divine beauty.

Words fail to describe the charisma and enchanting beauty of this north Indian state, replete with magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains, gigantic peaks, enchanting valleys, skiing slopes and dense forests. There are innumerable tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and the Glaciers are among the major attractions of the region. Dunagiri Glacier is one of the important glaciers in Uttarakhand.

A major glacier of the Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers, Dunagiri Glacier is largely frequented by tourists and adventure enthusiasts visiting Uttarakhand. The Dhauli Ganga system comprises more than 500 glaciers of different shapes and sizes, flowing through the deep and narrow valleys. Some of the other important glaciers here include the Changbang, Girthi Hoti and Niti glaciers.

Dunagiri Glacier in Uttarakhand runs for 5.5.km, extending between elevations of 5150 m at its head, to 4240 m at its snout, which is the terminal point of the glacier. A stream originates from this glacier and merges into Dhauli Ganga near the Juma village.

Dunagiri Glacier, Uttarakhand can be accessed from Juma, on the way to Joshimath-Malari road. The Dunagiri village lies at a distance of about 8 km from Juma, and from the village, a 12 km long foot-trek path runs along the Dunagiri stream, to reach the snout of the glacier. While on trip to Dunagiri, you can also visit the Bagini Glacier lying in the same valley. Dunagiri is the last village in the valley.

There is a decent place for camping in the vicinity of the Dunagiri glacier. The best time to visit the glacier is from the middle of May to the middle of October.

How to Reach
By Air : Dungaree lies in Almora district of Uttarakhand. The nearest airport is at Jollygrant, about 221 km.
By Rail : The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam (90km).
By Road : The region is well-connected by roads with other places in Uttarakhand.

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