The Dokriani glacier also referred to as Bamak by the locals is a medium sized glacier of the Bhagirathi basin. This glacier is formed by the two cirques, originating at the northern slope of the Draupadi Ka Danda perched at 5,600 m and Jaoni Peak at 6,000 m respectively. This 5 km long glacier drains in the northwest direction, terminating at an elevation of 3,800 m.
The glacier forms a stream from its melting waters called Dingad, which joins other snow melted streams and finally merges with Bhagirathi near Bukki village. The pristine meadows and the emerald lakes situated at a distance of 2 km from the snout of the glacier serve as a good campsite. The best time to visit this glacier is throughout summer and autumn season.
How to Reach:
One can easily access this glacier from Uttarkashi. A 56 km road journey from Uttarkashi to Gangotri will make you reach Bukki Village. The bus terminus situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi River is about 2 km from this village. One has to cover a 23 km trek to reach Dokriani glacier.