Pindari Glacier Trek in Uttarakhand
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, India
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2019
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
15
Sat, 04 May, 2019
15
Sat, 11 May, 2019
15
Sat, 18 May, 2019
15
Sat, 25 May, 2019
15
Sat, 01 Jun, 2019
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Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
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Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
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Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
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Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
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Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
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Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
15
Sat, 04 May, 2019
15
Sat, 11 May, 2019
15
Sat, 18 May, 2019
15
Sat, 25 May, 2019
15
Sat, 01 Jun, 2019
15
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
15
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
15
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
15
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
15
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
15
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
15
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
15
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  • Trip introduction

    Spend a week in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand and journey to the pristine white snowfields of the Pindari Glacier. As you climb over steep inclines on a moderately intense trail, you'll conquer exciting, new challenges of ascending to an altitude of over 12,300 feet. During your final approach to the glacier, you'll wear crampons on your shoes and hike over thick sections of hard snow. Upon reaching the destination, stunning views of snow-capped peaks in the Nanda Devi mountain range reward your week-long efforts.

    It is recommended that the travellers have experience of at least one high altitude trek before booking the Pindari Glacier trek.

    Destination

    The Pindari Glacier, located near the southern edge of the Nanda Devi National Park, is a vast stretch of snow-covered terrain in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The approach route in the Pindari Valley, following the upstream course of the glacier-fed Pindari River, offers an experience of sprawling thick jungles, super-sized rocky landscapes, high-rising mountain peaks and quaint hamlets. The trek, which involves crossing the Dhakri Khal pass and the confluence of Pindari and Kafni rivers, is a perfect fit for adventure junkies looking for a challenge.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek over snow-covered landscapes to the Pindari Glacier.
    • Get stunning views of peaks in the Nanda Devi range.
    • View the confluence of Pindari and Kafni rivers.
    • Spend a week in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
    • 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 24 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Pindari Glacier trek: 50% 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 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 06:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Kathgodam railway station at 18:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Tata Sumo or similar vehicle
    Start point
    Kharkia
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    End point
    Kharkia
    Time of departure
    06:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    27 hrs
    Total distance covered
    60 kms
    Start point elevation
    7400 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7300 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Kathgodam to Loharkhet

    You'll be picked-up from the Kathgodam railway station by 06:00 hrs, and driven to the base camp at Loharkhet in a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle. The 8-hr drive from Kathgodam will take you on twisting mountain roads, alongside the Bhimtal Lake and the Saryu River, past the towns of Almora and Bageshwar, with views of green hills all around you. Overnight in a guesthouse at Loharkhet.

    Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Loharkhet to Kharkia

    After an early morning wake up call, you'll drive to Kharkia, which marks the end of a motorable road. From here, you'll continue on foot through narrow jungle trails with towering trees of pine and oak. After a short and easy 1-hr trek, you'll reach Khati, where you can spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying stunning views of mountain peaks like Nandabaner, Laspadhura and more. Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Kharkia to Dwali

    After an early breakfast with gorgeous mountain views from Khati, you'll begin inching forward on a 7-hr trail to Dwali. Alongside the glacier-fed Pindari River, you'll trek with towering views of the Pindari Valley to keep you company. Make sure to watch your step as you approach Dwali, since the final stretch of the day's trek takes you over loose ground in a landslide prone area. At Dwali, you'll be taken aback with the sheer might of high-rising mountains in the valley, and the beauty of the confluence of the Pindari and Kafni rivers. Overnight in tents at Dwali.

    Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Dwali to Phurkiya

    Today's trek, over a relatively short 3-hr trail, begins with a meadow of poetic rhododendron forests alongside the Pindari River. Often times, you'll be greeted with mesmerising views of the local wildlife including the Himalayan Ibex grazing over the vast green meadows. Surreal views with patches of snow begin dominating the scenery as you approach today's destination of Phurkiya. You may be required to cross two hard snow, river streams requiring the use of an ice axe or crampons. Overnight in tents at Phurkiya.

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

    Beginning early in the day, you'll head out on a day trek to the Zero Point at Pindari Glacier. The 4-hr trek to the glacier requires tricky footwork as you navigate deep sections of snow and slippery patches of land. With crampons on your shoes, you'll make your way over the glacier, arriving at Zero Point with beautiful views of Mt. Nanda Devi. A major highlight of the trek, this is a view you'll want to remember forever. Turn back and return to Phurkiya by afternoon. Overnight in tents at Phurkiya.

    Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Phurkiya to Khati

    Begin the return trek from Phurkiya and descend over the same route to the campsites of Khati. The day's 8-hr trek will take you back alongside the Pindari Glacier, passing the campsite of Dwali en route. Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Khati to Kathgodam

    A short, 1-hr trek later, you'll reach Kharkia, where'll board private vehicles that'll drive you back to Kathgodam. Subject to delays and traffic, you'll arrive at Kathodam railway station by 18:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

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

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Loharkhet
    End point
    Khati
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    1 hr

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

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

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phurkiya
    End point
    Phurkiya
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phurkiya
    End point
    Khati
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    18 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Kathgodam and Kharkia in a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle
    • Accommodation for 5 nights in guesthouses/tents on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from lunch on day 2 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 stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kathgodam
    • 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.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • 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 hollofil 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 / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for transport between Kathgodam and Kharkia
    • 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 stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
      You need to get
    • Backpack (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

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Kathgodam to Loharkhet

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Loharkhet.

    Report at the Kathgodam railway station at 06:00 hrs. You'll travel from Kathgodam to Loharkhet in a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle. No meals are provided during transit, however, you will halt for lunch in the afternoon and can order and pay for your own meal. You'll be accommodated in a guesthouse at Loharkhet.

    Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Loharkhet to Kharkia

    Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Drive from Loharkhet to Kharkia and trek to Khati. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. You'll be accommodated in tents at Khati. During accommodation in tents, you'll have access to a common kitchen/dining tent and a dry-pit style washroom tent.

    Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Kharkia to Dwali

    Overnight in tents at Dwali.

    Trek from Khati to Dwali. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated in tents at Dwali. You'll be given a comfortable sleeping bag and mattress for a restful night's sleep.

    Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Dwali to Phurkiya

    Overnight in tents at Phurkiya.

    Trek from Dwali to Phurkiya. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian, but will include egg preparations. You'll be accommodated in tents at Phurkiya.

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

    Overnight in tents at Phurkiya.

    Go on a day trek to Pindari Glacier. Any technical equipment required for the trek, such as crampons, will be provided. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated in the same tents at Phurkiya.

    Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Phurkiya to Khati

    Overnight in tents at Khati.

    Trek from Phurkiya to Khati. During the trek, you'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of helpers, cooks and porters. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated in the tents at Khati.

    Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier trek: Khati to Kathgodam

    Your trip will end at Kathgodam.

    Trek from Khati to Kharkia and drive back to Kathgodam in a Tata Sumo or similar vehicle. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll arrive at Kathgodam railway station by 18:00 hrs, subject to any delays and traffic conditions.

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