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Dokriani Glacier Himalayan Trek


Uttarakhand is a combination of snow clad mountain in addition to icy glaciers. Uttarakhand has several of the most famed glaciers in the country that entices hordes of tourists to relish holidays in this state. The prevalent highlights of these glaciers are the numerous adventure sports that one could indulge in. Some glaciers are measured to be holy as per the Hindu myths, while some are famous for their sheer loveliness and trekking route.  Take up Uttaranchal holidays in addition enjoy glacier tours to see several of the most astonishing beings of nature. The foremost attractions of these prevalent glaciers are adventure



Dokriani 'Bamak' is a well-developed middle sized glacier of the Bhagirathi basin. The glacier is shaped by two cirques, creating at the north slope of Draupadi Ka Danda in addition to Jaonli Peak, 5,600 m and 6,000 m correspondingly. The glacier is 5-km long as well as flows in the northwest way terminating at an height of 3,800m.

The stream creating from the glacier's molten water is called "Dingad", which later joins numerous other snow/ice-melted watercourses and lastly merges into Bhagirathi River nearby Bukki village. There are numerous well-developed meadows in addition to proglacial lakes situated 2 km below the snout of the glacier. These pastures, lakes and other creations themselves tell their previous history and behavior of the glacier and also offer good camping websites.

Method To The Glacier

The glacier is simply approachable from Uttarkashi. Closely 56-km from Uttarkashi on the street to Gangotri, Bukki village is 2-km, from the bus terminal located on the right bank of Bhagirathi River. On means to Dokriani glacier, one has to walk 23-km from the street.




After crossing the Bhagirathi waterway a footpath flows lengthways the steep mountain slopes upto Tela camp. From Tela to Gujjar hut a 12-km. Run alongside the Dingad watercourse is a route presented to cross the numerous up and down ridges, numerous small and big streams and thick mixed woodlands of Deodar, Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, etc. offer an atmosphere of faultless peace plus tranquility.

Overwhelmed by such heart-touching attractiveness one crosses the way without problems. Gujjar hut (a summer campsite of Gujjars with their buffaloes) is situated at a height of 3,500m, just 5-km underneath the Dokriani glacier. Gujjar hut is the doorway of the valley. The valley has a mild slope with diverse land features shaped by the glacier and enclosed by snow-covered mountains. This place is worthy for camping and one could walk up to the glacier in addition adjoining areas as well as climb the lesser peaks.

One visiting the region has to make his own organization for food, tents in addition to light warm clothes. The greatest season to visit is through Summer and Autumn. Moreover, the above two glaciers, Kedar, Rudugaira plus Jaonli are some other glaciers which are amicable by the same way.



How To Reach

By street, one could take the Uttarkashi - Gangotri street on which, at a distance of 32 Km, there is a bus terminal situated near the bank of river Bhagirathi. From here a hike of about 2 Km would lead to Bukki Village. Bukki to Dokhriani glacier is a high altitude 22 km trek over Himalayan foliage that comprises rhododendron, deodar, oak, as well as pine besides others.

There are numerous well developed meadows in addition proglacial lakes situated 2 km under the snout of the glacier. These meadows lakes and other formation designate the past history and behavior of the glacier in addition also offers worthy camping sites.





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