After some great & much needed sleep, we got up early to move towards the glacier. Bubu prepared some tea & promised to prepare a delicious lunch along with some potatoes grown in Milam & we all started moving. The sky was clear & the walk from Milam village to the glacier is delightful. The valley is vast, broad, painted in shrubbery & the views of Hardeol & Tirsuli are picture book material. The trail is well marked till the view point but disappears over the last couple of kilometers before the glacier.A major source of the river Goriganga, the Milam Glacier, though originating from the eastern slope of Tirsuli & southern slope of Kohli, is a potpourri of several other glaciers emerging from the peaks of Hardeol (7,151m), Mangraon (6,568m), Deo Damla (6,637m), Sakram (6,254m), Nanda Gond (6,351m) & Nanda Pal (6,306m). The glacier is a vast mass of ice, soil & rubble & the glacier moraine fills the valley before you. Crevices, sink holes & slips can occur at any time especially as the sun begins to warm up the mass. It's about 9am when we reach the glacier itself. I saw Neeraj climbing up & then slowly running over the glacier & others followed him while i moved towards the snout of the glacier as i was drawn into the powerful drama unfolding before me & the birth of a river. From there i climbed up the glacier, sat there & closed my eyes. Others came back after sometime & we got back down the glacier. The sun was shining bright but Gori's water was freezing cold. We had some fun around the river & started moving back. By this time we were all tired but the thought of delicious potatoes kept us moving. I was the first one to reach back Bubu's place & was done with my lunch by the time everyone got back! Rest of the day was spent lazing around, sipping Jhaang. Enjoyed a cricket match between ITBP personnels around evening, walked around the village, went towards the trail to Tibet but was forced back down.
Again the sun went down & bottles came out & Bubu prepared delicious mutton & Dubke for dinner. We talked & talked under the sky filled with stars... & finally dozed off.