This is exploratory trip, crossing couple of high passes into unknown. In older days it was frequent path for villagers of Niti and Milam valley to trade with Tibet, now day’s only Indian national can obtain an obligatory permit to get in this restricted area.
Itinerary 14 Days 13 Nights
Day 1: Journey to Rishikesh
Take the train or flight to Dehradun and after 40min drive reach Rishikesh. Overnight stay and leisure in the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Munsiyari
After an early breakfast we drive to the road head to arrive Munsiyari via Chaukori. Overnight in resort/camp.
Day 3: Munsiyari to Lilam (2200m)
In the morning, we finish inner line formalities. Then we start our trek to Lilam. We trek along the river through thick pine forests to reach Lilam. Lilam is a small gathering of huts with a small camping place. We pitch our tents there. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Lilam to Bugdiar (2600m)
Gradual ascending and some ups and downs through scenic meadows and shepherd pasture. Overnight in Tents.
Day 5: Bugdiar to Martoli (3430m)
Spectacular trek of around 14 km, we gradually ascend via village Reelkot 3100m. Martoli has very old history as people used to trade with Tibet in old times. But now a deserted village, which is slowly coming forward to house, a few due to trekkers and climbers who likes to spend weeks, months here. A high plateau of grassy fields situated at 3430m. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Martoli to Milam village (4000m)
Milam used to be a village of Rajputs who came from Rajasthan and they do not like to be called Bhotias or Tibetans. This was also part of the old trade route between Kumauon and Tibet. This village had many houses at one time and now only a few occupied huts remain. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Milam vilage to Milam glacier then back to Milam (3926m)
This short and easy trail is full of scenic view and spectacular vision of high Himalayan Ranges and peaks. Spend the day at Glacier return to Milam Village & night stay.
Day 8: Milam to Dung (4200m)
We continue trekking to Dung. The views are spectacular and terrain rewarding giving every trekker a delight and memories that he would cherish for a lifetime. We leave Gauri Ganga and climb towards Goonkha River. There is an alpine meadow here which is ideal for camping. We set our tents here. Overnight in tents.
Day 9: Dung to Topidunga (4850m)
We start early morning after breakfast as today we trek a pass, Untadhura (17,500 ft). Then we undertake a 14-km descent to reach our camp site. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Topidunga to Cheam (4500m)
We climb a pass and undertake a steep descent to camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: Chadamu to Lapthal (4150m)
After early morning breakfast, we trek through a very scenic plateau with a small unnamed pass of 15000 ft. overnight in camp.
Day 12: : Lapthal to Sumna (3450m)
After early morning breakfast, we enter an incredible gorge where track has been cut into the rock. Overnight camp.
Day 13: Sumna to Malari then drive to Joshimath
After early breakfast, we continue our trek through the gorge to reach the road head. From road head, we drive to Malari. From Malari, we drive to Joshimath. Overnight in Tourist Bungalow / hotel.
Day 14: We drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh (255 kms)
Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Take Train or Flight from Dehradun to Delhi.