Pindari Glacier is situated between two prominent peaks Nanda devi and Nanda kot is the source of Pindar valley. It occupies a length of about 3 km and width of about 400 meters and extends from a height of 3,650 mtrs to 4,260 mtrs. It is the most easily accessible glacier in Kumaon region. Pindari’s rugged beauty offers a breathtaking sight, especially for the trekker who is in love with nature in all its pristine glory. The trekking tour to Pindari Glacier is an unsurpassable and an exhilarating experience.
Pindari Glacier Trek
Itinerary For Pindari Glacier Treking Tour :
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Up on arrival at airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay
Day 02: Delhi – Almora (315 kms/8 hrs approx by car)
Early in the morning drive to Almora via Kathgodam. Arrival at Almora by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Almora – Loharkhet (130 kms/2-3 hrs) – Dhakuri (2680 mts / 8844 ft)
Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet and from here we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It is an 11 km trek today that takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 04: Dhakuri – Khati (2210 mts/7293 ft)
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route and is on the banks of the Pinder Ganga.The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to the Pandavas during their exile. Dinner and overnight stay in Tents/Village huts.
Day 05: Khati – Dwali (2575 mts/8498 ft)
The trekking distance today is 11 km (5-6 hrs) with the roar of the Pinder Ganga not too far off. Along the way there are many a waterfalls and log bridges to be crossed. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 06: Dwali – Phurkia (3206 mts/14300 ft)
A short 5 km trek takes you to Phurkia. The barren icy peaks seem to be your only companions for the day. Dinner and overnight stay in tent/rest house
Day 07: Phurkia – Pindari Glacier (3900 mts/12870 ft)
Today is an early start as it is a 7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where the Pindari glacier can be viewed in all its magnificence. The Pinder valley is also prominent with its patches of lush greenery over the stark white landscape. Return to Phurkia. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 08: Phurkia – Dwali
Its time to go back and the 5 km trek will take about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 09: Dwali – Khati
Today’s 11 km trek will take 4-5 hrs. Exploring Khati is a good idea as it has some beautiful sights to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 10: Khati – Dhakuri
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Dhakuri. The trek is 8 kms and it will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 11: Dhakuri – Loharkhet – Song – Bageshwar
Trek all the way to song today 13 km, 5-6 hrs and drive back to Bageshwar. Overnight at Resthouse. The trek has come to an end. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Bageshwar – Naini Tal – Delhi
In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Delhi Departure
After half day sightseeing at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.
The trip ends here.