7-day Pindari Glacier Trek
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, India
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2019
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
12
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  • 12
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Date
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2019
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
12
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  • Trip introduction

    Spend a week in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand and explore the pristine snowfields of the Pindari Glacier. On this 7-day, moderately difficult trek, you'll climb uphill on steep inclines to reach an altitude of 12,300 feet. En route, you'll encounter the roaring Pindari Ganga River, forests full of rhododendron trees and the sprawling icy cover of the Pindari Glacier. Views of towering, snow-capped peaks like Mt. Nanda Kot and Mt. Nanda Khat greet you from the Pindari Glacier, truly a one-in-a-lifetime experience for adventure seekers.

    Destination

    The Pindari Glacier, located near the southern rim of the Nanda Devi National Park, offers a lesser-known and off-beat opportunity for trekkers. The trail to reach the glacier gives you the chance to hike over hard ice and view the vast stretches of snow-covered land. All throughout, peaks of the Nanda Devi mountain range extend above you, reaching into the clouds. The trail takes you through thick jungles, past small river streams and into barren rocky landscapes, making it a perfect week-long experience for trekkers.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek over snow-covered terrain of the Pindari Glacier.
    • Peek at the mountain peaks in the Nanda Devi range.
    • Spend a week trekking to the Pindari Glacier.
    • Sleep in tents pitched at scenic campsites.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Pindari Glacier trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    If you wish to interact with the local natives at villages during the trek, please consult your trek leader before approaching them.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Pindari Glacier trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made 11-20 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Pindari Glacier trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. High altitude treks may face unpredictable weather conditions that may change the mentioned itinerary. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the Pindari Glacier trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kathgodam railway station at 6:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Kathgodam railway station at 19:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Kharkiya
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    End point
    Kharkiya
    Time of departure
    06:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    24 hrs
    Total distance covered
    60 kms
    Start point elevation
    8498 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7293 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Kathgodam to Kafliger

    Report to the Kathgodam railway station by early morning. Here, you'll board a vehicle and drive to the Binsar Valley. On the way, you will cross the quaint towns of Bhimtal and Almora. You will pass alongside many small river streams like the River Kosi. Overnight in tents or a guesthouse at Kafliger.

    Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Kafliger to Khati

    Today, you will leave for Kharkiya, the start point of the Pindari Glacier trek. From Kharkiya, you a short trek takes you to Khati. Your first day of trekking takes you through dense woods of pine and oak with gorgeous views of the valley. Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Dwali

    Today, you'll make your way further into the valley on a trek from Khati to Dwali. En route, you will cross the Pindar Ganga River, encounter various waterfalls and walk over wooden bridges. Overnight in tents at Dwali.

    Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Dwali to Phurkia

    Spot colourful rhododendron trees on today's trek from Dwali to Phurkia. En route, you'll feel the trail inching upward over steep inclines, requiring you to ascend a tall height within a few hours. As you approach Phurkia, barren mountains and icy peaks will replace the greenery. Overnight in tents at Phurkia.

    Day 5 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Day trek to Pindari Glacier

    Today, you will begin early and head for the Zero Point. Here, you'll rest with some of the most magnificent views of the Pindari Glacier as well as the Pindar Valley in sight. To reach the point, you'll navigate sheets of thick snow, climbing up on narrow and icy trails. Return to Phurkia by late afternoon. Overnight in tents at Phurkia.

    Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Phurkia to Khati

    Retrace your steps from Phurkia to Khati. Along the way, you'll come across several vantage points to stop and catch your breath while admiring gorgeous views of the rolling mountains. The downhill path of the trail reduces the intensity of the day's trek. Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Kathgodam

    Celebrate the end of your trek to Pindari Glacier on the last day of this adventure. You'll trek back from Khati to Kharkiya on a short and easy trail, biding goodbye to the mountains. Vehicles will be waiting here to take you back to the Kathgodam railway station. Your Pindari Glacier trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathgodam
    End point
    Kafliger
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kafliger
    End point
    Kharkiya
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khati
    End point
    Dwali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dwali
    End point
    Phurkia
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phurkia
    End point
    Phurkia
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phurkia
    End point
    Khati
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    17 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khati
    End point
    Kathgodam
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    1 hr
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Kathgodam and Kharkyia in an SUV, Tempo Traveller or similar private vehicle
    • Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouses/tents on triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kathgodam
    • Adventure travel insurance (can be arranged at an extra cost of for INR 400 per person)
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for an extra cost of INR 2,100 per person)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved non-cotton t-shirts
    • Fleece t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • Down jacket or hollow fill jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Woollen socks
    • Trekking shoes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.
    • Equipment

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for transport between Kathgodam and Kharkiya
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
      You need to get
    • Backpack (60 ltrs, with rain cover)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottles
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, dry fruits etc.)
    • Cold cream
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towels and napkins
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Kathgodam to Kafliger

    Overnight in tents or a guesthouse at Kafliger.

    You will be received at the Kathgodam railway station and taken to the town of Kafliger. Today's meal package includes dinner only. But you'll halt at eateries and restaurants along the way to have meals at your own expense. You'll be accommodated either in tents or a guesthouse at Kafliger.

    Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Kafliger to Khati

    Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Today, you will head for Kharkiya after a quick breakfast. Lunch will be served either on the way to Khati or upon reaching Khati. In the evening at Khati, dinner will be served. For the night, you will be given sleeping bags and mattresses. You'll be accommodated in tents.

    Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Dwali

    Overnight in tents at Dwali.

    Post breakfast, you will begin your trek to Dwali. Packed lunch will be served to you on the way to Dwali. In the evening, dinner will be served to you at the Dwali campsite. All camping locations will be outfitted with a common kitchen/dining tent to prepare and serve meals and a common dry-pit style washroom tent.

    Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Dwali to Phurkia

    Overnight in tents at Phurkia.

    In the morning, you will have breakfast at the Dwali campsite, after which you will begin your trek to Phurkia. Packed lunch will be served during the trek and dinner will be served in the evening at Phurkia. Throughout the trek, you'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of guides, helpers, cooks and porters.

    Day 5 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Day trek to Pindari Glacier

    Overnight in tents at Phurkia.

    Today, you will head for the Pindari Glacier. If required, your trek leader will issue crampons and teach you how to use them. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated in the same campsite at Phurkia.

    Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Phurkia to Khati

    Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Post breakfast, you will head back to Khati. Packed lunch will be served on the way itself. Dinner will be served in the evening at the Khati campsite. For the night, you will be provided with mattresses and sleeping bags. You'll be accommodated in tents.

    Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Kathgodam

    Your trek ends by late evening.

    Today is the last day of your trek. After a quick breakfast, you will begin your short trek to Khariya, from where you will be driven to the Kathgodam railway station. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll reach the railway station by 19:00 hrs. Your Pindari Glacier trek ends here.

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