Day 01: Delhi – Kathgodam (By Train) - Almora
In the morning after early breakfast transfer to train station and from here catch AC train for Kathgodam train station at 06:00 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:20 hrs, here meet our guide and drive to Almora by Jeep. Arrival at Almora by afternoon and check in to hotel. By evening explore the surrounding. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Almora - Loharkhet (130 Kms/2-3 Hrs) - Dhakuri (2680 Mts / 8844 Ft)
Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet and from Loharkhet we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It's a 11 km trek on day one which takes you down into the depths of the Pindari valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 03: Bageshwar - Loharkhet - Dhakuri (2680 mts/8844 ft)
After healthy breakfast, we will drive you to Loharkhet, which will the starting point for our trek. On this 8 km long tough trekking stretch, you will explore the valleys and climb over stones. When you reach Dhakuri, pitch your tents and get ready for the dinner.
Day 04: Dhakuri - Dwali (2575 mts/8498 ft)
After having breakfast, today you will trek from Dhakuri till Dwali, which is going to take 5-6 hours. Throughout your 11 km walk, the chattering sound of Pinder Ganga will keep on buzzing in your ear. After crossing over many log bridges and waterfalls, you will reach your destination for the day, Dwali. Dinner and overnight stay in Dwali camp.
Day 05: Dwali - Phurkia (3206 mts/14300 ft)
Start your day with a healthy breakfast and get ready for a 5 km trek to Phurkia. This particular stretch is picturesque as throughout the journey; you will be rewarded with the beautiful view of snow-capped peaks.
Day 06: Phurkia - Pindari Glacier (3900 mts/12870 ft) – Dwali
Today is an early start as it is a 7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where you can see Pindari glacier in all its magnificence. You will also cross lush green Pindari Valley. Return to Dwali for an overnight stay in the camp and dinner.
Day 07: Dwali – Khati - Dhakuri
On the seventh day, you will trek downhill for 6-7 hours, covering an area of 19 km, from Dwali till Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in the tents/rest house.
Day 08: Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Song - Bageshwar
Set forth for a breakfast and get ready for a 13 km long downhill trek till Bageshwar via Loharkhet and Song. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 09: Bageshwar – Kathgodam (190 kms/7-8 hrs) - Delhi
After breakfast, drive back to Kathgodam via Almora. On arrival, you will be transferred to a railway station, where you can catch your catch your train to Delhi at 08:30 PM. Overnight journey.
Day 10: Arrive Delhi
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Area : Kumaon Himalaya
Duration : 10 Days (4 days traveling/6 days trekking)
Best Season : Mid April - Mid October
Altitude : 4150 mts/13612 ft
Total Trekking : 110 K.M
About Pindari Glacier Trek
Kumaon region of Uttrakhand, bestowed with natural beauty in abundance, has always been an eye candy for trekkers from all around the globe. For many years, the area has been providing best baits in the form of retreats to adventure junkies to which no trekker on this earth can say no. The trek to Pindari Glacier is one such trekking trail that will take you through the spectacular landscapes, snow clad glaciers, and far-flung villages of the Kumaon region, which you might have only seen in the fairy tales and will remain etched in the mind for life!
The best part of the trekking trail of Pindari Glacier is that it doesn't test your endurance at every level, it's smooth most of the times. But, don't consider it as a cake walk as the degree difficulty sometimes increases so much that it pushes trekkers to put off their comfort zone. The trail becomes challenging and requires crossing mountain ridges, spider-walls, and streams. However, the unearthly beauty of the final point or Zero Point shall make you forget all the hardships.
Your trek to this Himalayan storehouse, Pindari Glacier, starts from Loharkhet, a tiny village which is 20 km away from the Bageshwar district. After crossing a series of remote places like Dhakuri, Dwali, and Phurkia, you will touch the final destination of the trek, Zero Point. Trails that leads to the glacier, through rhododendron forests, transverse along the southern wilderness of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary offering impressive views of peaks like Panwali Dwar (6,683m) and Maiktoli (6,803m).
If you are the one, whose feet has been itching all the timing, then book your seat now for the Pindari Glacier Trek, offered by Tour my India. Scroll down to the below-given itinerary to know in depth about our Pindari Glacier Trek.
Pindari Glacier Trekking Tour Highlights
• Go for a walk on the Pindari Glacier.
• View the stunning lush green landscapes of Pindari hills
• Catch glimpses of neighboring mountains from almost every turn of the trek
• Best part of the trek is Zero Point, an unearthly beauty at 12,300 feet from where you can see the view of beautiful mountains around.
• Cultural Insight
• Trek through lush green rhododendron forests
• Walk through peaceful rhododendron forests for bird watching
Best Time to Visit Pindari Glacier Trek
Summer (Mid-March to Mid-June): Perhaps the best time to go for trekking as trekkers can easily brave the weather.
Monsoon (Mid June- September): During the monsoon season, the trails remain closed, and trekkers should strictly avoid going to trekking during monsoon because hazards like rain, landslide and road blockage can make it tough to make through the route.
Spring (September to late October): Pleasant weather is what trekkers can expect during the spring season.
Winter (October to Mid March): Temperature can drop as low as (-10) °C, thus there are chances of snowfall due to which roads remain closed.
Where is the Pindari Glacier Trek?
Located at an elevation of 3,353mts above sea level in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Pindari Glacier is the most accessible glacier in Kumaon Himalaya. Spread over an area of 3.2 km, Pindari Glacier is the lone source of Pindari River which meets the Alaknanda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district. The trail to reach Glacier astonishes people at every turn because of its spectacular beauty and tranquility. On the right side of the Pindari glacier is Kafani glacier, located at an altitude of 3860 m above the sea level.
How to Reach Pindari Glacier Trek
By Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, around 205 km from Bageshwar.
By Rail: Kathgodam railway station, 171 km from Bageshwar, is the nearest railway station.
By Road: Bamsera is 25.8Km from Bageshwar and accessed through Almora-Bageshwar-Munsiyari road. From Bamsera, tourists reach Saung or Song village, which is the starting point for the trek.
Things to Carry for Pindari Glacier Trek
• Warm clothes: windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woolen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
• Comfortable clothes: tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
• Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
• Walking stick or trekking pole
• Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
• Water bottles
• Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
• Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs
• Personal toiletries and towels
At a Glance
• Group size: Min 04 and Max 12
• 10 Days (4 days traveling/6 days trekking)
• Max altitude - 4150 mts/13612 ft
• Trek start point : Delhi/Rishikesh/Dehradun
• Fixed Depatures : Avaliable
Accommodation & Meals
• 02 Nights Hotel
• 05 Night Camping