The name Namik Glacier comes from the hamlet of Namik, which means "a location where water flows all year." The Namik Glacier is located in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district in the Kumaon Himalayas. Because it is located right in the middle of the Himalayas near the towns of Gogina and Namik, Namik Glacier is not a particularly popular option, making it ideal for the solitude you want. This glacier is the source of several waterfalls and sulphur springs. The glacier is accessible by trekking from Gogina on the Sama Liti Road. Jeeps may be rented from Bageshwar or Kapkot all the way to Gogina. 'Namik' refers to a location with salty water springs. Trekking around the Namik Glacier places hikers in the heart of the Himalayan environment, surrounded by the highest peaks. The path winds through picturesque towns rich in local culture and old temples. The settlements of Gogina and Namik, in particular, are rich in legacy from the Indo-Tibet trade route. The Ramganga River runs through dense woods and rolling meadows, with the everlasting Himalayas in constant view.
Arrive at Kathgodam Railway station, from where we will drive to Bageshwar .The drive will take about 5-6 hours. This quiet town is situated on the confluence Sarju and Gomati rivers. Bageshwar is surrounded by mountains of Bhileshwar, Nileshwar, Suraj Kund and Agni Kund. then drive to Gogina then trek to Namik village.
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise and filling your stomach with healthy breakfast, with our lunch packed we trek to Thaltop. Most likely you will find no humans other than shepherds on your trek today.
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.
Post breakfast we trek to Nandkund which is situated in the Ramganga River Valley. Large chunks of ice and magnificent views of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot will leave you feeling euphoric. Overnight stay in Nandkund.
After having breakfast we trek for around 5 kilometres and reach Namik Glacier. The length of Namik Glacier is 3 km. The Nanda Kot peak is is very close that it almost appear at a hand’s distance. Soak in the beauty and finish your packed lunch.
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.
Post breakfast, we start our trek from Thala to Gogina via Namik village. The trail up to Bhotia village is a fairly easy one. After trekking another 4-5 km, you reach the hamlet, Namik village. We trek towards Gogina via the beautiful Kimu village. Gogina is situated in the heart of Ramganga valley at the foot of Nanda Kot mountain. Overnight stay in camps/homestays.
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.
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