Namik Glacier Trek

10 Days 9 Nights
  • Namik Glacier Trek

Description

Namik Glacier Trek – An Offbeat trek in Uttarakhand

Namik Glacier Trek – Perched in the isolated region of Kumaon, Namik Glacier lies at an altitude of 3,600 in the lap of Himalayas.

It is surrounded by some major Himalayan peaks in the world that are Mt. Trishul, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

Munsyari is the starting point of Namik Glacier trek. It is a hamlet with beautiful wide meadows and striking views of Panchachuli range which makes it the most beautiful spot of Kumaon.

Namik Glacier is very famous because of the sulphur springs and waterfalls which originate from this region. The surroundings are extremely attractive and great for nature lovers.

Explore the isolated regions of Kumaon and get into the wilderness of Himalayas. Go through quaint Himalayan villages and peek into the local culture and visit sacred temples.

Namik village on the way was the center for Indian Tibetan trade. You can witness traditional structures and woodcarvings there.

On Namik Glacier trek pass through dense forests and beguiling meadows which follows the Rāmgangā River with exotic sight of the Himalayas.

Why Choose Namik Glacier Trek?

It is a perfect offbeat trek offering thrilling adventure and tranquil surroundings.

Get close views of major Himalayan peaks in the world that are Mt. Trishul, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

The sulphur springs and waterfalls originate from here which is a great attraction of Namik glacier trek.

Namik on the way to Namik Glacier was the center for Indian Tibetan trade. You can witness traditional structures and woodcarvings there.

Go through picturesque quaint villages and explore local culture and their heritage.

Rāmgangā River originates from Namik Glacier so the trail follows the river through dense forests and beguiling meadows with exotic sight of Himalayas.

Things to Know about Namik Glacier Trek

The trek starts from Munsyari which is a beautiful hamlet and ahead is wide Senar Gad meadows and further the trail follows Dhal auk, Sudam Khan and Hirmani Glacier.

The hike to Hirmani glacier is adventurous and the camps are pitched on glacier’s margin. Finally, the trek ends at Namik Glacier.

Namik glacier is a 10 days challenging trek because of the long distance and uneven steep path. So, it is advised that only experienced trekkers and fit beginners go for it.

Best time to do Namik glacier trek is the months of May, June, September and October. Choose this trek and get a chance to experience the isolated beauty of Himalayas.

Key Points of Namik Glacier Trek 

Level:Easy to Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Namik Glacier Trek

Duration: 10 days (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)

Best Season: May, June, September and October

Level: Easy to Moderate

Highest Point: (3,600 m)

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to Season.

Summer temperature: (5°C to 12°C)

Starting point: Kathgodam

Short Itinerary of Namik Glacier Trek

Day 1 – Drive from Kathgodam to Chaukori

Day 2 – Drive from Chaukori to Munsyari and trek to Senar Gad (07 km) (3/4 Hours)

Day 3 – Trek from Senar Gad to Dhaldauk (11 km) (5/6 Hours)

Day 4 – Trek from Dhaldauk to Sudamkhan (07 km) (4/5 Hours)

Day 5 – Trek from Sudamkhan to Hirmani Glacier (09 km) (4/5 Hours)

Day 6 – Trek from Hirmani Glacier to Namik Glacier and descent to Sudamkhan (14 km) (6/7 Hours)

Day 7 – Trek from Sudamkhan to Namik village (11 km) (5/6 Hours)

Day 8 – Trek from Namik village to Gogina (06 km) (3/4 Hours)

Day 9 – Trek from Gogina to Liti (16 km) (7/8 Hours)

Day 10 – Drive from Liti to Kathgodam via Bageshwar

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Day 1 : Drive from Kathgodam to Chaukori

Reach Kathgodam Railway Station on your own, vehicle will be arranged from there to reach Chaukori. The drive is through mesmerizing countryside of Kumaon which includes the drive through beautiful town of Almora.

Have breakfast en route. Chaukori is very fable for tea gardens, reach there and explore the region. The arrangements for today will be made in a hotel.

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Day 2 : Drive from Chaukori Munsyari and trek to Senar Gad Meadows

Total distance – 7 km(trek)

Time taken – 3/4 hours

Post breakfast; get ready for the drive to Munsyari. It is the starting point of Namik Glacier trek and one of the finest Kumaon’s hill stations.

Munsyari is a hamlet with beautiful wide meadows and striking views of Panchachuli range, which makes it the most beautiful spot of Kumaon region. From here, start trekking to Senar Gad meadow, halt for some time ahead; have your lunch and continue trekking.

Climb up to reach your campsite for today. Delicious food will be served then you can retire for the night.

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Day 3 : Trek from Senar Gad to Dhaldauk

Trek Distance – 11 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Start the day young and after breakfast start trekking to Dhaldauk. Packed lunch will be provided today.
The hike to Dhaldauk is an easy one through an isolated trail which is only used by shepherds. The view of Panchachuli hills on the way is spellbinding.

Reach your campsite for today, have tasty food and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Trek from Dhaldauk to Sudamkhan

Total distance – 7 km

Time taken – 3/4 hours

After breakfast, with packed lunch start trekking to Sudamkhan which is your campsite for today. Climb up; you may get tires sometimes, so take some rest breaks and then continue climbing.
Reach Sudamkhan, the views from here are spectacular. Pitch your tents there, relish the sight and after having food retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Trek from Sudamkhan to Hirmani Glacier

Total distance – 8km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Post breakfast start trekking to Hirmani glacier. Packed lunch will be provided. The trail isn’t an easy one; the ascent to edge of the glacier is steep but the surroundings are phenomenal.

The hike to Hirmani glacier is adventurous and the stay will be on glacier’s margin. Pitch your tents and after having food retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Trek from Hirmani Glacier to Namik Glacier and descent to Sudamkhan

Total distance – 14 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Today is the main day of your trek because you will be trekking to Namik Glacier. So, make sure you start the day early because hike is going to be a little tough one.

After a tough hike and steep ascent Nanda Kot can be seen very close and clear, the views from there are great. Spend some time there and afterwards plan the descent to Sudamkhan. Reach there, relax and retire for the night.

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Day 7 : Trek from Sudamkhan to Namik village

Total distance – 16 km

Time taken – 8/9 hours

Leave Sudamkhan and head to Namik village. The hike is an easy one you have to simply trek down to a village which is known as “Bhotia village”.

Namik was the center for Indian Tibetan trade path. Reach there and witness quaint traditional structures and woodcarvings. Today, spend your night in a village house, have delicious local food there and retire for the night.

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Day 8 : Trek from Namik village to Gogina

Total distance – 6 km

Time taken – 3/4 hours

Post breakfast, start trekking to Gogina it is called the heart of picturesque Rāmgangā valley located at Nanda Kot’s foot. At Goginga, there are quaint traditional houses and a hanging glacier is present just opposite to the village.

Meet shepherds at the wide meadows and visit Kimu village, it is also one of the finest Himalayan village. Spend your night at Gogina today.

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Day 9 : Trek from Gogina to Liti

Total distance – 16 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

After having breakfast leave Gogina and start trekking to Liti with packed lunch. Get down; the descent is long but easy and picturesque through Rāmgangā valley.

Reach Liti and enjoy delicious food and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 10 : Drive from Liti to Kathgodam via Bageshwar

The vehicle will be arranged from Liti to reach Kathgodam and the drive is via Bageshwar. Have breakfast and leave early, you can have lunch en route.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kathgodam To Kathgodam

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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