Namik Glacier is situated in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. This glacier is perched at an altitude of 3,600 metres about 11,800 feet above sea level, in the Kumaon Himalayas. This glacier is the source of Ramganga River and is surrounded by the astounding Nanda Devi (25,748 feet), Nanda Kot (22,510 ft) and Trishuli (23,360 ft). The Namik Glacier lies on 30°13?03?N 80°07?03?E. The length of this glacier is about 3 km.
The majestic Namik Glacier falls on the Indo-Tibet trade route. It is about 40 km from the Munsiyari tehsil. The picturesque hamlets of Gogina and Namik are in the vicinity of Namik glacier. Namik as the name symbolizes is a place where saline water springs are present. One can admire the soul refreshing views of rumbling waterfalls, creeks and sulphur springs.
Trek of the year 2018 : Namik Glacier
Latest update as given by Uttarakhand tourism on media, govt. of Uttarakhand declared Namik glacier trek of the year of 2018. Trekking companies can contact to govt for adventure tourism and other activities to lure more tourist in this area.
How to reach:
This glacier is easily approachable as Uttarakhand is well connected by motorable roads. The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam and the nearest airport is Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh, about128 km away. The glacier can be reached by trekking from Bala village on Thal – Munsiyari road near Birthi Fall. It is 129 km from Pithoragarh. The best time to trek is between Mid May to Mid October.