Ralam Glacier is an enchanting Himalayan glacier idyllically situated in Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It lies on the foothills of the Great Himalayas. The glacier is located near Ralam Dhura at Ralam Khal in Kumaon region. Ralam glacier is perched at an altitude of 2,290 metres about 7,510 feet above sea level. This glacier is divided into two parts namely Upper Ralam and Lower Ralam. Also, there are three pristine glaciers which meet Ralam glacier namely Kalabaland, Sutela and Yangchar. The length of Ralam glacier from Munsiyari is about 15 km. The best time to trek is from the last week of April to last week of June and the first week of September to the first week of November.
How to Reach:
Munsiyari is well connected with motorable roads, which makes it easy for the adventure enthusiasts to trek on Ralam Glacier. Munsiyari is about 612 km away from Delhi, 288 km from Delhi and about 261 km from Kathgodam. The nearest airport is Naini Saini Airport at Pithoragarh located at a distance of 128 km. The maximum altitude of this trek is 3,900 metres above sea level. One has to trek about 50 km from Munsiyari in order to reach the Ralam glacier. The hikers can rest at the tiny hamlets of Lilam, Panton and Sapa-Odiyar which will come on the way. From Ralam village, the hikers will have to cover a walking distance of 15 km to reach the glacier.