The Doonagiri Glacier is a vital glacier of Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers, where more than 500 glaciers of different shapes and sizes lie in the deep and narrow valleys. This glacier is located 47 km north of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand state. The important glaciers are the Changbang, Girthi Hoti and Niti glaciers. Doonagiri glacier which is about 5.5 km long extends 5150 metres from its head to about 4240 metres to the snout, which is the terminal point of the glacier. A pristine stream originating from the glacier merges with Dhauliganga near the Juma village.
How to Reach:
The Doonagiri glacier can be accessible from Juma village, which is on the way to Joshimath-Malari road. The Doonagiri village will be reached after a journey of 8 km. A 12 km trek from Doonagiri village along the Doonagiri stream will make you reach the snout of the glacier. One can also savour the refreshing views of Bagini glacier which lies in this valley. Doonagiri village is the last village located near the Doonagiri glacier. This quaint village serves as a good camping site. The best time to make your journey is between mid-May and mid-October.