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Pindari Glacier Trek

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Pindari Glacier Trek is an easy trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This trek offers well-defined trails with only one minor pass crossing en route to the Pindari Glacier Dhakuri Pass. The views from the pass the Dhakri Khal (2830m) – are particularly impressive and include the many snow-capped peaks that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

Short Itinerary

Day 1-Kathgodam to Kahrkia

Day 2-Trek to Khati

Day 3-Khati to Dwali

Day 4-Dwali to Phurkia

Day 5-Phurkia to Zero Point (Pindari Glacier) and return to Phurkia:

Day 6-Phurkia to Khati via Dwali

Day 7-Khati to Kharkia and Drive back to Kathgodam

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Kathgodam to Kahrkia

Pick up arrangements will be made from the Kathgodam station as we start our journey to Kahrkia. Approximately it is a 210 km drive which will take around 9-10 hours. You will be having your breakfast and lunch on the way to Kahrkia. On the way, we'll go past Bheem Tal, Almora, Bageshwar, Kapkot. The drive from Kathgodham to Kahrkia is a scenic one and you'll be glued to the greenery which surrounds you on this route.

Duration:3 hours

Day 2

Trek to Khati

Today, after having your breakfast at Campsite we shall leave for Khati. On this trail, you'll get to see a blend of both rhododendrons and oak trees which add a different charm to the environment. We will be reaching Khati before lunch time and your accommodation will be in a tent. Get a taste of the surroundings by indulging in the hot served lunch. The forest here is a bit dense and offers you a splendid view of the area. Khati is an ideal spot for the trekkers and backpackers.

Duration:3 hours

Day 3

Khati to Dwali

As you walk ahead you'll see the whole of Khati village in the background. The end of the section of the old Dwali trail is a landslide zone which is broken. While descending you'll have to be a bit careful as the soil is loose on this trail. Dwali is on the other side of the river from where you'll be able to see the Pindari Valley on the left and the Kafni Valley on the right. Both the rivers, Pindari and Kafni meet at a point where the village is located. There is a camping ground where you'll be staying for the night.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 4

Dwali to Phurkia

Today you'll be walking for a short distance compared to the day earlier as it is a 3-hours walk which is approximately 5kms. After having a hot cup of tea and breakfast we'll be heading to Phurkia through some of the most beautiful rhododendron forests which a treat to your eyes. You will get to see the Pindari river flowing below. On clear days you'll be treated with views of Mt. Nanda Khat and Nanda Devi right in front of you.Today there will be the final two stream crossings which are layers of hard snow. You will find hard snow in the month of April and May when you may require the help of an ice axe, microspikes and crampons. As you reach the Phurkia campsite, your tents will be pitched where you'll be served hot tea and some snacks. Relax and enjoy your time at the campsite. Later in the evening, hot dinner will be served.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 5

Phurkia to Zero Point (Pindari Glacier) and return to Phurkia:

Today we'll be heading to zero point and then will come back to Phurkia. The weather at the Pindari Glacier fluctuates a lot so it is important that you keep a note of time. It is a beautiful walk toward the Pindari Glacier which will thrill you to the fullest. We will begin our day early and try to make it as early as possible to reach the Pindari Glacier. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the glacier and later that amount of time to come back to Phurkia.Across the river, you can see the mighty snow-capped peak, Mt. Bauljuri. You will walk along a tricky passage while proceeding towards the valley. Make sure that you walk cautiously on this trail. Once you climb up the ridge, you'll be able to get the first view of Pindari Glacier at the left side and also the mighty Changuch in the background.You will finally see the Pindari Glacier which is 5kms long. Along with the glacier the entire view of the snow-clad mountains. While coming back to Phurkia we'll take the same route which can be covered in a couple of hours.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 6

Phurkia to Khati via Dwali

Today will be one of the longest trekking days on this trek where you'll have to walk for almost 18 kms as we'll be coming from Phurkia to Khati. It is a 7-8 hour trek and we'll begin by having our morning breakfast. We'll be descending from Phurkiya to Dwali which will take less than 2 hours and then from Dwali to Khati which is a 4-5 hours stretch.

Duration: 3 hours

Day 7

Khati to Kharkia and Drive back to Kathgodam

Plan your day accordingly so that you reach Kathgodam by evening. Khati to Kharkia will be a one hour trek. From Kharkia pickup facility will be arranged to take you back to Kathgodam.

Duration: 3 hours

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Other Information

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Dhaula to Sangla (VEG).
  • All accommodation from Dhaula to Sangla.
  • All campaign equipments Medical Kit.
  • Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff) All forests permits

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies.
  • All Meals from Kathgodam-Lohajung & Lohajung-Kathgodam
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage Single room accommodations
  • Hard Drinks (This also includes undistilled fermented beverages)
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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4.3 Excellent
  1. This was my 2nd experience with them. It was educational, benefitial, reflective, fun, interesting, friendly, disciplined .. Considering the fact that it was in the remote hills, yet The Mountain Trekker provided such splendid facilities, I'll add luxurious.

  2. Sumit was awesome, awesome being an understatement. He not only was informative regarding the trees, environment, birds, mountains, trails, Gaia, local language, rock climbing

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