Milam Glacier: The ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police) has officially decided to remove the necessity for an inner-line permit for tourists, hikers, and mountaineers in Uttarakhand. This rule has been in existence for a long time which was considered as a reason to discourage tourism in the region.
Milam Glacier is one of the most significant glaciers in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon area located in the easternmost region of the state. And well-known for its breathtaking natural beauty and is a favorite trekking destination for adventurers.
Milam Glacier is located at a height of roughly 18,000 feet, which is one of the most popular tourist locations in this Uttarakhand district, and the obligatory requirement of holding an inner-line permit to visit it was harming tourism aspirations. Trekking in these glaciers leads travelers through scenic scenery such as lush forests, meadows, and high-altitude settlements. Along the journey, trekkers can take in stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and clean environs.
But, the ITBP remained to the custom of prohibiting travel beyond Lilam, a location 12 km from Munsiyari, which is a distance of 61 km from the Milam Glacier without an inner-line permit out of concern for public safety given the route’s sensitivity to landslides and roadblocks, Munsiyari SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) Yashbir Singh said.
The summer months of May to June and the post-monsoon season of September to October are the best times to visit Milam Glacier, because the weather is usually stable throughout these times and the hiking routes are open.