Kafni Glacier Trek

Kafni Glacier Trek

On the same route as of Pindari and Sunderdunga but slightly different near the end lies Kafani Glacier which is a name trekkers are surely aware of. It is often said that the trek route is more fun than the small-sized (3 Km length) glacier in itself if compared to the other glaciers located around the same area.

The glacier could be reached by both Almora and Kathgodam depending upon the route taken. From here on, Bageshwar becomes the common beginning point which after passing several villages takes to Khatiya after which the Kafani Glacier is located.

This glacier acts as the feed for Kafani River that merges with River Pindar which finally takes to River Alaknanda. This merging as everyone knows results into ends in River Ganges, making it one of the mightiest ‘water lifeline of India’.

One more reason of the popularity of the glacier is the ease of tackling the challenge in compared to the Pindari. The glacier could be approached beyond ‘Zero Point’ without needing any climbing gears and equipment unlike the other one.
 

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrive Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi - Kathgodam
After breakfast half day sightseeing at Delhi. By evening board a night train for Kathgodam. Overnight journey.

Day 3   Kathgodam – Bageshwar
Arrival at Kathgodam by early in the morning and then drive to Bageshwar. Bageshwar is situated at the confluence of river Saryu, Gomati and the latent Bhagirathi. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4  Bageshwar – Song – Loharkhet
In the morning after breakfast drive to Song and from here trek to Loharkhet. Loharkhet, a small hamlet on the banks of river Saryu. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Day 5   Loharkhet - Khati
In the morning we will trek to Khati. Khati is the biggest village enroute Pindari. Dinner and overnight stay in tents

Day 6   Khati – Phurkia
In the morning trek to Phurkia. Phurkia, where the trees give way to alpine pastures and shepherds can be seen guiding their large flock across grazy uplands. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 7   Phurkia - Zero Point - Dwali
In the morning we will trek up to Zero point. From Zero point, we can see the view of Pindari Glacier. After exploring zero point trek to Dwali. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 8  Dwali - Kafni - Dwali
After early breakfast trek to Kafni glacier left of the Pinder valley and the Nandakot. From Kafni glacier we can see the main Himalayan ranges. After exploring Kafni glacier trek back to Dwali for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9   Dwali - Dhakuri
In the morning we will trek to Dhakuri. Dhakuri - Binjak ridge offers a view of the snow-clad Nandakot summit to the east of Maktoli to the west. Dinner and overnight stay in Dhakuri.

Day 10  Dhakuri – Song - Bageshwar
In the morning we will trek up to Song and then further drive to Bageshwar. Dinner and 0vernight stay in Bageshwar.

Day 11   Bageshwar –Kathgodam - Delhi
In the morning drive to Kathgodam and from here take a night train for Delhi. overnight journey.

Day 12  Delhi Departure
Arrival at Delhi by morning then transfer to hotel for relax. Evening transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight. Trip & services ends here...

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Kafni Glacier Trek
  • Duration:12 Night/11Days