Trekking tours in India ; is incomplete if you have not trekked Pindari Glacier. This world famous glacier is a trekkers paradise, as it is easier to visit than most other glaciers. This glacier is situated between snow capped NANDA DEVI and NANDAKOT mountains.The river Pindari originates from this glacier. The glacier is at an altitude of 3353 mtrs. the entire trekking tour route is Filled to the brim with natural beauty.
Pindari, the most accessible glacier in the Kumaon region, is located at 3820 mt. in Patti Malla Danpur of Almora district. Measuring 3 km in length and 0.25 km in breadth, it owes its existence to the vast quantities of snow precipitated from Nanda Devi and other lofty summits of the Greater Himalayan range. It takes its name from the Pindar river which originates in the Trail’s Pass above the glacier. The trip is immensely rewarding. Though the inhabited areas can be seen for first 2-3 days of trek, the dense forests along the Pindar river and waterfalls are spectacular and varieties of species of birds are also seen. The fauna and flora change dramatically in next few days.
Pindari Glacier Trekking Tours
Code of Trip for pindari glacier :: PGT05UK
Best Time : May/June, mid Sep-end Oct
Trek Duration : 11-12 days
Region : Kumaon Hills (Almora)
Max. Altitude : 3820 Mt.
Day 1 : Departure from Delhi in the eveining by train/ luxury bus or car.
Day 2 : Arrival at Kathgodam, From Kathgodam we take you to Bageshwar. Reach Bageshwar at around 5 PM. Overnight at Tourist Rest House – Bageshwar
Day 3 : After breakfast move to Song (110kms) via Someshwar Valley , Kausani and Katyur valley stopping at famous Baijnath temple .After Baijnath move to Bageshwar junction of Saryu and Gomti rivers . Moving along the banks of river Saryu via Bharari and Kapot reach Song in the evening .From Song to Loharkhet is a 03km trek which is covered with backpacks. Over night stay at Loharkhet (1750 Mtrs) in rest house, tent or tea house.
Day 4 : After breakfast a 11km uphill trek to Dhakuri (2690Mtrs). Evening with bonfire at Dhakuri . Over night stay at rest house or tent .
Day 5 : After breakfast trek from Dhakuri to Khati , 9km , through the forest and mountain villages . Over night stay at Khati in rest house , Tent house.
Day 6 : After breakfast trek from Khati to Dwali , 11km . Over night stay at Dwali .
Day 7 : After lunch leave for Phurikia 05km . Stay overnight.
Day 8 : Very early morning departure to Zero Point – Pindari Glacier 06km (382 0 Mtrs) and back to Phurakia 06km . Over night stay.
Day 9 : Afterbreakfast a down hill trek to Khati . Overnight stay .
Day 10 : After breakfast Khati to Dhakuri . Stay overnight .
Day 11 : After breakfast depart for Song and from Song to Bageshwar. Overnight at Bageshwar.
Day 12 : Departure to Kathgodam Railway Station. Reach Kathgodam railway station at 5 PM.