Kathgodam railway station is well-connected to most major cities via frequent trains, such as the Ranikhet Express departing from Delhi by 22:40 hrs.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.