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Namik Glacier

The trek begins from a place called Munsiyari located in Pithoragarh district. From here you have to trek 25 km to reach a place called Bagudyar via Lilam. From Bagudyar to Rialkot and from Rialkot to Martoli is another 17 km of trekking though breathtaking Himalayan environs. From Martoli, a further trek of 17 km will take you to Milam village via Burfu. From here, the glacier is a 5 Km trek.

Namik glacier trek is situated in 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) -Goddess of Bliss, Nanda Kot (6,861 m), and Trishul (7,120 m).The glacier falls on ancient Indo-Tibet trade route. There are a number of waterfalls and Natural 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.

The word 'Namik' means a place where saline water springs are present. Namik is a fascinating glacier cradled in the pristine environs of Kumaon Himalayas, within the district of Pithoragarh in the hill state of Uttarakhand in India.

Region : Kumaon, Uttarakhand
Altitude : 2,290m
Significance : Source Of Milam River & Is A Tributary Of The Pindari River.
Best Time To Visit : Mid April To May-June & September To November

Route Distance
Munsiyari to Senar Gad Meadows : 7 km
Senar Gad to Dhaldauk : 11 km
Dhaldauk to Sudamkhan : 7 km
Sudamkhan to Hiramani glacier : 9 km
Hiramani glacier to Namik glacier : 5 Km

How to Reach
By road, the base camp of Munsiyari is well connected with major destinations like Delhi (612 Km), Nainital (288 Km) and Kathgodam (261 Km). Nearest railhead is Kathgodam and nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (128 Km)

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