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Monday, May 28, 2007

Milam Glacier Trek Part 6 - Milam village to Glacier and back to Martoli village

Day 6

woke up in the morning to find the upper half of all the montains covered with snow. after the thunderstaorms last night, it had snowed. we got ready n went to the village dhabha. he gace us some biscuits n some channa. the village pandit was sipping a hookah (with ganja inside it). it was mostly cloudy, so not much chance of seeing the peaks . well, we were soon on our way. the peaks of trisuli were sometimes visible when the clouds parted. however, pretty soon, they would be covered again. after walking about 3 or 4 kilometres from the village, one reaches the glacier. well, i was visiting a glacier for the first time, so here is what it is like: it is a mixture of rocks, sand and ice, unlike anything u would have seen earlier. now, even the ice is covered with so much of sand that it is all grey in colour. the river comes out of a cave of ice. be careful when u walk upto the mouth of the cave since rocks keep falling from here and there. while we were walking towards the cave, there was a huge rumbling, thundering sound. ganag ram told me that it must be an avalance on some nearby peak. ok, so that was it. i took some snaps. then iwas also interested in going right up to the base of hardeval, near the huge ice wall that u can see from a distance. there is also a lake over there called surajkund. if u r a hardy trekker, u can plan a trip till that lake. i wanted to, but ganaga ram said that it was too far and we would need a tent, since going to the lake and coming back in 1 day was a tough task. it was very foggy, so not much was visible. we tried to go up as far as we could. however, milam is the largest glacier in kumaon, and the ice wall could not be reached. finally, at about 1 am, we dicided to turn back. maybe, some other day, i will come with a tent and go as far as surajkund. back in the village, i met soban ram for the last time. had my lunch, said goodbye to him and was on my way. we left milam by around 3 pm. now it was a really tiring trip all the back to martoli. w e reached martoli by 8 pm. travelling in the night wa sa scary experience and next time i won't repeat it. luckily, for us, the moon was out for most of the time. i was dead by the time i reached martoli. this time we stayed in nanda devi hotel run by munna. the top floor was occupied, so we used the ground floor. i just walked in and fell on the wooden bed n slept. thye woke me up for dinner, which i had and slept again .. i was sooo tired.




-----Too lazy to write the other reports----
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12 Comments:

Blogger bijji writes said...

Fabulous photos.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger bijji writes said...

Fabulous photographs

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

thanks :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:22:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Rachit Singh Martoliq said...

awesmome pics dude ...

I belong to this place , but never been there ...
now surely im gonna go there..

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Rachit Singh Martoliq said...

awesmome pics dude ...

I belong to this place , but never been there ...
now surely im gonna go there..

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:08:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Rachit Singh Martoliq said...

awesmome pics dude ...

I belong to this place , but never been there ...
now surely im gonna go there..

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:08:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Rachit Singh Martoliq said...

awesmome pics dude ...

I belong to this place , but never been there ...
now surely im gonna go there..

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:09:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

cool, just go asap. awesome place.

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 3:14:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prince said...

I am really surprised to find all these important stuffs in the single blog...


Thanks for sharing all of these info..

I am coming to India and this time.. I would love to go for Milam Glacier treks.. May you please guys let me know if September-October is the perfect time for it or not?

Thanks in advance,
Prince & Angelica

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:15:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prince said...

I am really surprised to find all these important stuffs in the single blog...


Thanks for sharing all of these info..

I am coming to India and this time.. I would love to go for Milam Glacier treks.. May you please guys let me know if September-October is the perfect time for it or not?

Thanks in advance,
Prince & Angelica

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:15:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prince said...

I am really surprised to find all these important stuffs in the single blog...


Thanks for sharing all of these info..

I am coming to India and this time.. I would love to go for Milam Glacier treks.. May you please guys let me know if September-October is the perfect time for it or not?

Thanks in advance,
Prince & Angelica

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:16:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

sep is good .. the 2nd half. oct is best. i did it in sept.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:03:00 AM GMT+5:30  

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