Bamak Glacier is situtated in district Rudraprayag.
The glacier is 6 km long and originates from the southern
slope of Kedar-dome, Bhartekhunta and Kirti Stambh
and this hill range is the water divide which separates
the Gangotri group of glaciers and the Chorbari glacier.
Several hanging glaciers and avalanche chutes feed
the glacier. The lower part of the glacier is covered
by thick debris and bounded by huge deposits of lateral
moraines. The glacier starts from its accumulation
zone (600 m) and terminates at an elevation of 3800
m, from where a snow / ice melt stream originates,
called Mandakani and merges into the Alaknanda at
The glacier is approachable by road
up to Gaurikund via Rudraprayag, Guptkashi and Son
Prayag. From Gaurikund, a foot trek runs over the
hill slopes up to Kedarnath temple. From Kedarnath
temple, there is a 3 km footpath to the glacier snout.
Between the rock face and right lateral moraine of
the glacier, there is a lake formed by glacier melted
water called Ganghi-Sarovar.
Base camp Gaurikund
Gaurikund to Chorbari Glacier 17 km.
Gaurikund to Rambara 7 km,
Rambara to Kedarnath 7 km,
Kedarnath to Chorbari Glacier 3 km.
Gaurikund to Rudraprayag 78 km,
Rudraprayag to Rishikesh 143 km.