Bandarpunch is an importance glacier of Yamuna basin. Bandarpoonch is strategically located at the western edge of the High Himalayan Range where it turns the corner to the northwest. It is part of the Sankari Range and lies within the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary. It is a major watershed for the headwaters of the Yamuna River, whose source lies above Yamnotri, on the west end of the massif below White Peak. Yamnotri is the western-most of the four most sacred pilgrimage places (char dham) and destination for thousands of pilgrims annually.
The glacier is 12 km long situated on the northern slopes of Bandarpunch peak (6316) Bandarpunch west (6102) and Khatling peak(6387m)The glacier is formed by three corque glaciers and later joins the Yumna river.The glacier lie on a gentle slope and it bounded by lateral moraones which indicate the last surface level of the glacier.
How To Reach Banderpunch Glacier.
Rail :- Nearest Rail head is Dehradun.
Air :- Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun
Base Camp Taluka
Taluka to Bandarpuch – 23 kms.
Taluka to Seema/ Osla – 14 kms.
Seema to Bandarpunch -15 kms.
Taluka to Mussoorie -171 kms.
Mussoorie to Dehradun- 36 kms.