Tipra Bamak (Bamak is the local name for the glacier) is a 6 km long glacier of Bhiyundar Ganga basin in the Alaknanda catchment. Nearly 16 glaciers of various size and shapes exist in the basin, out of which only Tipra Bamak and adjoining Ratanban Glaciers are of significance. The melted water discharge of these glaciers emerges from a single ice cave at the snout of the Tipra Bamak. The glacier surface is covered by a thick deposit of debris and the upper part of the glacier is approachable through Joshimath-Badarinath road up to Govind-Ghat. From Govind-Ghat is a 18 km bridle path which runs via Bhiundhar village up to Ghangaria. Further 4 km from Ghangaria, the famous Valley Of Flowers is located at base of Kagbhusndi range of peaks. Ghangaria is the only place for staying in this vicinity. The best time to visit the glacier is mid June to mid October.
Tourist Office, Bus Station, Gopeshwar.
Base Camp Taluka