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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following your arrival in Delhi; the adventure of the Pindari Glacier Trek comes to an end.
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You should book Pindari Glacier Trek two months in advance for the trek so that there is ample preparation time.
A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.
Total weight of the backpack should not exceed 12 kg. You should carry all those things, listed in the itinerary given by TMI.
Old Delhi railway station is the meeting point for all the trekkers. Our agent will be there to hand over the railway tickets and then you can board a train to Kathgodam. At Kathgodam, our guide will pick you from the railway station and then from there your tour will start.
From start till the end, every turn of the trek will be lead by experienced guides, who are also expert mountaineers.
4-12 people, including both men and women
The Pindari Glacier trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 4150 mts/13612 minimum age required is 10 years.
The temperature may drop to 10° C during the night hours. During December to March, the temperature goes till minus. July and August are rainy seasons.
In a day, we intend to travel for 6-7 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 10-12 km.
If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which beyond our control then an additional charge may apply which are of a hotel stay and food.
Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.
Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.
Different shoes are suitable for various types of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features are the best for trekking. Quechua Forlclaz 500 is good shoes with value for money.
While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.
Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets
Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.
Yes, our departure times remain fixed. We are always excited to go for the trek, even if it's with one trekker.
Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.
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