PINDARI GLACIER TREK
The Kumaon region in the State of Uttarakhand has unimaginable natural beauty waiting to be discovered! The Himalayan ecology is well conserved here and offers a great retreat for all nature lovers. The trek to the Pindari Glacier is amongst the most favorite of treks in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas. The trail takes you through some of the most spectacular landscape one can ever hope to see. The traditional, remote villages make for a special attraction for any visitor. At the final destination, the Pindari Glacier, one is rewarded with a view that will remain etched in the mind for life!
Area : Kumaon Himalayas
Duration : 13 Days
Altitude : 4200 mts. / 13720 ft
GradeEasy : Modurate
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
AREA COVERED : DELHI - ALMORA - LOHARKHET - DHAKURI - KHATI - DWALI - PHURKIA - PINADRI GLACIER - PHURKIA - DWALI - KHATI - DHAKURI - LOHARKHET - BAGESHWAR - NANITAL - DELHI
DURATION: 10 NIGHTS/ 11 DAYS
Day 1. Delhi - Almora (315 kms/8 hrs approx by car)
Early in the morning drive to Almora via Kathgodam. Arrival at Almora by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2. Almora - Loharkhet (130 kms/2-3 hrs) - Dhakuri (2680 mts / 8844 ft)
Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet and from here we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It is an 11 km trek today that takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 3. Dhakuri - Khati (2210 mts/7293 ft)
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route and is on the banks of the Pinder Ganga. The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to the Pandavas during their exile. Dinner and overnight stay in Tents/Village huts.
Day 4. Khati - Dwali (2575 mts/8498 ft)
The trekking distance today is 11 km (5-6 hrs) with the roar of the Pinder Ganga not too far off. Along the way there are many a waterfalls and log bridges to be crossed. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 5. Dwali - Phurkia (3206 mts/14300 ft)
A short 5 km trek takes you to Phurkia. The barren icy peaks seem to be your only companions for the day. Dinner and overnight stay in tent/rest house.
Day 6. Phurkia - Pindari Glacier (3900 mts/12870 ft)
Today is an early start as it is a 7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where the Pindari glacier can be viewed in all its magnificence. The Pinder valley is also prominent with its patches of lush greenery over the stark white landscape. Return to Phurkia. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7. Phurkia - Dwali
Its time to go back and the 5 km trek will take about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 8. Dwali - Khati
Today's 11 km trek will take 4-5 hrs. Exploring Khati is a good idea as it has some beautiful sights to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 9. Khati - Dhakuri
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Dhakuri. The trek is 8 kms and it will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
Day 10. Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Song - Bageshwar
Trek all the way to song today 13 km, 5-6 hrs and drive back to Bageshwar. Overnight at Rest house. The trek has come to an end. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11. Bageshwar - Naini Tal - Delhi
In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening.