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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 once-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.

    Activity Details

    8498

    12300

    7293

    60 kms

    24 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Kafliger

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Kafliger to Khati
    Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Dwali
    Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Dwali to Phurkia
    Day 5 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Day trek to Pindari Glacier
    Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Phurkia to Khati
    Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier Trek: Khati to Kathgodam
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
    • Pindari Glacier Uttarakhand Adventure Himalayas The Great Next
    • Pindari Glacier Uttarakhand Adventure Himalayas The Great Next
  • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.
    • Equipment

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    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.