Pindari Glacier

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

8 days

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Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

Pindari Glacier Trek is an easy trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This trek offers well-defined trails with only one minor pass crossing en route to the Pindari Glacier Dhakuri Pass. The views from the pass the Dhakri Khal (2830m) – are particularly impressive and include the many snow-capped peaks that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 3353 meters.

  •  BASE CAMP : Pindari Glacier.

  • DURATION : 8 Days 7 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : April-October.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 14,500

Pindari Glacier Trek Cost: Rs 14,500 + 9% GST (EX Kathgodam)

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The views from above the Pindari Glacier are also striking, particularly for the first-time trekker.The Pindari Glacier is the source of the Pindar River which meets with the Alaknanda River at Karnaprayag. Pindari Glacier trek is situated at an altitude of 3353 Metres which makes it an easy glacier trek in comparison to other glacier treks.

Destinations Covered during Pindari Glacier Trek : Almora, Bageshwar, Kathgodam, Loharkhet, Khati Village.

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from Kathgodam and return (as per  Pindari Glacier Trek itinerary)

What’s Not Included :

  • Meals in Govindghat and during the drive
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide

Brief Pindari Glacier Trek Itinerary :

Day 1: Drive From Kathgodam To Khati via Almora (220 Kms, 10 Hrs)
Day 2: Trek From Loharkhet To Dhakuri Top (10 Km, 5 Hrs)
Day 3: Trek From Dhakuri Top To Khati Village (9 Km, 4 Hrs)
Day 4: Trek From Khati To Phurkia Top (16 Km, 9 Hrs)
Day 5: Trek From Phurkia To Zeropoint To Phurkia (10 Km, 8 Hrs)
Day 6: Trek From Phurkia To Khati Village (16 Km, 6 Hrs)
Day 7: Trek From Khati Village To Loharkhet (10 Km, 5 Hrs)
Day 8: Drive From Loharkhet To Kathgodam (210 Km, 10 Hrs)

Detailed Pindari Glacier Trek itinerary

Day 1: DRIVE FROM KATHGODAM TO Khati VIA ALMORA (220 Kms, 10 HRS)

 Pindari Glacier trek starts from the Loharkhet. We pick you up early in the morning from Kathgodam Railway station and drive from Kathgodam to Khati Village via Almora Bageshwar and Loharkhet . We will reach Khati in the evening. Overnight in Khati Village.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 2: TREK FROM LOHARKHET TO DHAKURI TOP (10 KM, 5 HRS)

Today we will begin our Pindari Glacier trek from Loharkhet after having breakfast.Through the first day savour the Great Himalayan Range , including the peaks of Trisul, Devtoli, Maiktoli and Nanda Khat that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. From Loharket (1760m) the trail winds through an evergreen forest of oak and horse chestnut before ascending to the small temple at Taladhakri (2300m). This is the halfway point on the ascent to the Dhakri Khal. Beyond Taladhakri the trail ascends across meadows and rhododendron forest that bloom by late April. The gradient lessens towards the Dhakri Khal. The meadow of Dhakri (2680m) lies just below the pass. Overnight stay in tents.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 3: TREK FROM DHAKURI TOP TO KHATI VILLAGE (9 KM, 4 HRS)

Today’s trek is easy and a rewarding, peep into village life at Khati Village. Khati is the largest and last village on the Pindari Glacier trek and Kafni Glacier trek. Khati village is situated on the banks of Pindar Ganga River at an altitude of 2210m. Enjoy your stay in Khati Village by interacting with villagers and visiting the Khati Village temple.

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Day 4: TREK FROM KHATI TO PHURKIA TOP (16 KM, 9 HRS)

We start the Pindari Glacier trek with a good breakfast in Khati Village. Today’s trek is long. There are few small Dhabhas which run during the season where you can have Maggi and tea. The trek from Khati Village to Phurkia via Dwali is picturesque and full of natural beauty. Overnight stay in Tents.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 5: TREK FROM PHURKIA TO ZEROPOINT TO PHURKIA (10 KM, 8 HRS)

Today is going to be a big day. We start early for Pindari Glacier Zero point after breakfast. The views on trek from Phurkia to Zero point are superb, on your left views of Mt Baljuri, Mt Panwali Dwar are stunning. The point from where the Snout of Pindari Glacier is visible is called the Zero point.After enjoying the beauty of trekking in Himalayas visit Pindari Baba Ashram and trek back to Phurkia. Overnight stay in Tent.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 6: TREK FROM PHURKIA TO KHATI VILLAGE (16 KM, 6 HRS)

Trek back to Khati village to Khati Village to enjoy one more day stay with hospitable villagers of Khati and share your stories of your trek.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 7: TREK FROM KHATI VILLAGE TO LOHARKHET (10 KM, 5 HRS)

After breakfast it’s the time to say goodbye to Khati Village and start the trek to Loharkhet via Dhakuri. We will have our lunch at Dhakuri with stunning views of Mt Maiktoli and then trek downwards to Loharkhet.

Pindari Glacier Trek

Day 8: DRIVE FROM LOHARKHET TO KATHGODAM (210 KM, 10 HRS)

Today’s is just to reach road head where our Jeep will be waiting to drive us to Kathgodam with treasured memoriesof the Pindari Glacier Trek.

Fitness Required for Pindari Glacier
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.The Pindari Glacier is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitnessTrekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.Fitness Required: The Pindari Glacier falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.

Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Pindari Glacier

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Pindari Glacier Trek?
Pindari Glacier Trek is a moderate high altitude trek done primarily during the pre-monsoon and post monsoon. The trek is situated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

When is the best time to go to for the Pindari Glacier Trek?
The best time for Pindari Glacier Trek is during the months of May,June, September and October.

 How difficult is the Pindari Glacier Trek?
Pindari Glacier Trek is considered by comparison a easy-moderate high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation  section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Pindari Glacier Trek?
During the Pindari Glacier Trek temperatures vary between 0-20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9  Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekking groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can refer to the section things to carry for this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 250 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Pindari Glacier Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Pindari Glacier Trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize a Pindari Glacier Trek?
Yes Pindari Glacier Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting There Pindari Glacier Trek

Kathgodam
Kathgodam is the base location for our Pindari Glacier Trek. Our meeting point in Kathgodam is the railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Lohajung. The entire drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung takes around 8 Hours.

Reaching by train
Kathgodam is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a junction.

For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.

Reaching Kathgodam by Road (Bus)
Kathgodam is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Kathgodam which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Pindari Glacier Trek:

Day 1: DRIVE FROM KATHGODAM TO Khati VIA ALMORA (220 Kms, 10 HRS)
Day 2: TREK FROM LOHARKHET TO DHAKURI TOP (10 KM, 5 HRS)
Day 3: TREK FROM DHAKURI TOP TO KHATI VILLAGE (9 KM, 4 HRS)
Day 4: TREK FROM KHATI TO PHURKIA TOP (16 KM, 9 HRS)
Day 5: TREK FROM PHURKIA TO ZEROPOINT TO PHURKIA (10 KM, 8 HRS)
Day 6: TREK FROM PHURKIA TO KHATI VILLAGE (16 KM, 6 HRS)
Day 7: TREK FROM KHATI VILLAGE TO LOHARKHET (10 KM, 5 HRS)
Day 8: DRIVE FROM LOHARKHET TO KATHGODAM (210 KM, 10 HRS)

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Accommodation during Trek
Meals while on trek(Veg)
Permits (Foreign national need to pay)
First aid medical kits
Guide and support staff
Qualified - experienced Trek Leader

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17 Reviews
  • Mayank goyal
    September 5, 2016

    i am planning to go to pindari glacier in the start of october.. is this a good time weather wise?… i mean we will not find any trails blocked in this season?

  • Abhirup
    May 28, 2016

    We are planning for 1st or 3rd Week of October.
    Which is the better option to see snow (not only snow capped peaks)

  • Abhirup
    May 28, 2016

    We are planning for either 1st week or 3rd Week of October.
    Which is the better timing and when we can see snow as well (not only snow capped peaks).

    • June 2, 2016

      October is the time of Fresh snowfall so you can expect fresh snow

  • Faizul
    April 5, 2016

    Planning for Aug 11 to 16th , whether is suitable in this period?

  • Asheesh
    June 16, 2014

    We Are a group of 6 want to go to treck to Pindari from June 25th. Please suggest

    • Team Renok
      July 2, 2014

      Hey Asheesh….We can arrange a Pindari Glacier Trek for you post monsoon. During the monsoon it is not advisable to do the Pindari Glacier Trek

    • JAYANTI
      April 20, 2016

      WE ARE GROUP OF 4 PERSONS AND WANT PINDARI GLACIER TREK IN 21 June.
      Can it be done?

  • Rohan Jain
    April 14, 2016

    Hey Faizul,

    You should avoid the monsoon season, as you might find roads blocked at some stretches.

  • Rohan Jain
    April 14, 2016

    Hey Faizul,

    You should avoid the monsoon season, as you might find roads blocked at some stretches

  • Rohan Jain
    April 21, 2016

    Hey Jayanti,

    Have sent you the details on mail.

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