Pindari Glacier Trek

Pindari Glacier Trekking

Easier than most of the other glaciers, it is not possible to have confronted challenges of Himalayas and not being aware of it. A delight to be trekked to witness 5 Km of length and 2.5 Km of width, this glacier is exquisite sight to revere. Even families can jointly take the trip and find some time to bond under the refuge of “mighty abode of snow”.

To look at this particular icy monolith, one has to direct his eyes between Nanda Devi and Nandakot mountains and he would be able to witness the beauty there. The glacier is also responsible for the origin of Pindari River that flows to meet River Alaknanda and goes on to become River Ganges later.

The route generally takes from Bageshwar followed by Song and Loharkhet before reaching Dhakauli from where the actual trekking commences. The route takes one through small villages namely, Khati, Dwali and Phurkiya. This is one opportunity to lock in for lifetime.

Reaching Zero Point of Pindari Glacier is one thing, but the return journey could be made more interesting by adding to the list attractions like Confluences of Saryu and Gomti, Bagnath Temple, Bajinath and Kafni Glacier if time allows, that too in the month of April to Jul and Sep and Oct.  

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrive Delhi
Up on arrival at airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi - Almora
Early in the morning drive to Almora via Kathgodam. Arrival at Almora by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3   Almora - Loharkhet - Dhakuri
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 4  Dhakuri - Khati
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route Pindari Glacier Trek 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 5   Khati - Dwali
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 6  Dwali - Phurkia
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 7   Phurkia - Pindari Glacier - Phurkia
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 8  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 9   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
n 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.

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Pindari Glacier Trek
  • Duration:13 Night/12Days