Best Time To Visit



summer : Max 20ºC, Min 1ºC
Winter : Max 5ºC, Min below -5ºC

Best Places To Visit

Dhakuri, Kausani, Almora, Bageshwar

About Pindari

Known as Kumaon’s Soul Pindari Glacier is among the very readily accessible glaciers in the Himalayan area. The glacier has brought mountaineers using its rugged beauty and panoramic views from around the planet. Situated in the top reaches Pindari Glacier is the Pindari River’s source that meets with the Alakananda River. The glacier, settled can be reached by trekking. A roundtrip takes to cover the 90 kilometers. It may be reached Loharket or from Saung hamlet; yet, Saung hamlet trail is the hottest. Of average problem, the trek is at an altitude of 12,664 feet.

Both trails pass through picturesque landscapes, peaks across the glacier. It’s quite well-liked by photographers to capture the natural beauty that is mesmerizing. The streams form several waterfalls and flow. The most amount of waterfalls could be seen off cliffs having the most amount of waterfalls. Streams in the glacier forms the Pindari River and flows over granite rocks. Slow erosion has resulted in the creation of a gorge. The most temperature drops down to 1 degree Celsius and reaches only 20 degree Celsius. Tents and camps will be the sole lodging choices.

You’ll need to take water and food when trekking to Pindari Glacier. Tinned food things would be the very best. The valley is drained by the Pindar river that appears from the Pindari Glacier. The river, in its first path, flows through sedimentary rocks. Farther to the south, it meanders through quarts schist. Granite can be found in abundance in this region.

The Pindar river has cut a gorge up to almost 10 kilometers, leading to the formation of broad glacial terraces propagate on either side of the gorge. Farther down, to the Pindari Glacier, areas enroute from Phurkia up to Khati, one comes across numerous waterfalls, hanging enormous rolls cliffs and valleys. One must go by road up to Saung that may be reached from Almora, Bageshwar and Kathgodam and then you have to trek up 45 kilometers to zero point (Pindari Glacier). Pindari Glacier’s colour is hardly black and at some locations, spots of brownish and light blue can also be viewed.

The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. The glacier flows to the south for a short distance of about 3 km and gives rise to the Pindari River which meets the Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district. The trek to Pindari Glacier is a relatively easy to moderate grade trek and a popular trek route. The trek route goes through a variety of landscapes and one has to walk through dense forests, along the river bed and on trails with snow clad peaks all around you. For a nature lover, it’s like a full course meal, guaranteed to satisfy a connoisseur’s appetite. My team members for the Pindari trek My team members for the Pindari trek It was 3 years since the last trek to Annapurna Base Camp and another trek was turning out to be an immediate necessity. Surprisingly, things fell in place quite smoothly this time. The team was finalized with Santanu pitching in with his entire family, train tickets were booked and Roop Singh finalized as the guide for the trek. Since Santanu was taking his three and a half year old kid, it was important that we availed the services of Roop Singh, who has the skill and capability to take care of young children. It proved to be a wise decision as he took complete responsibility of the young boy throughout the trek.

By Air:
Nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, around 205 km from Bageshwar.

By Rail:
Kathgodam railway station, 171 km from Bageshwar, is the nearest railway station.

By Road:
Bamsera is 25.8Km from Bageshwar and accessed through Almora-Bageshwar-Munsiyari road. From Bamsera, tourists reach Saung or Song village, which is the starting point for the trek.

A flat meadow with lush green grass, surrounded by a forest of oak and rhododendron makes for a one charming campsite. The guest lodges of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Forest department of Dhakuri are old and blend in with the beauty of the campsite. During the trekking season, Dhakuri comes alive and buzzing with backpackers from around the world. There is enough space for pitching tents.

Kausani is about 50 kilometres north of Almora. The sun had moved to the west but our bus moved past arid terrains and barren looking terraced farms rather unhurriedly, stopping to let in anyone who waved.

Almora, a picturesque district in the Kumaun region, East of Uttarakhand in India, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, summons tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almora promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments.

Situated at the confluence of rivers Saryu, Gomti and latent Bhagirathi, lies the holy township of Bageshwar; also revered as the pious land associated with Lord Sadashiva, the redeemer of all sins. As the puranas state, this undoubtedly is a place capable of liberating one from the eternal bondage of births & deaths. With the east and west flanked by the Bhileswar and Nileshwar mountains and surrounded by Suraj Kund in the north and Agni Kund in the south, this land of Lord Shankar is of great religious, historic and political significance.


  • 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)

Package details

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days

Day 1 : Delhi

Takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Have rest and if you are reaching in day-you can use evening for visiting central Delhi.

Day 2 and 3 : Delh to Kathgodam

We depart by air conditioned coach of RANIKHET EXPRESS which reaches early morning at KATHGODAM. Our jeep is ready to take us further deep into mountains. We reach LOHARKHET (1750 M /5775 FT)

Day 4: Loharkhet - Dhakuri (2680 M / 8844 FT)

It is an 11 km trek today that takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. Overnight is tents / resthouse.

Day 5: Dhakuri - Khati (2210 M / 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. Overnight in Tents / Village huts.

Day 6: Khati - Dwali (2575 M/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. Overnight in tents / rest house.

Day 7: Dwali - Phurkia (3206 M/14300 FT)

Trek from Khati to Phurkia past Dwali along the Pindari river (3110 mts, 18 kms) Overnight stay.

Day 8: Phurkia - Pindari Glacier (3900 M/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.

Day 9: Purkhia - Dwali

Its time to go back and the 5 km trek will take about 3 hrs. Overnight in tents / rest house.

Day 10 : 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. Overnight in tents / rest house.

Day 11: Khati - Dhakuri

The trips coming to an end. 8 km of trek (3-4 hrs).

Day 12: Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Song

Trek all the way to song today 13 km, The trek has come to an end.

Day 13: Song to Kathgodam

Travel by Jeep. We reach early morning at DELHI.

Day 14 : Delhi/Departure

Have rest and planning of departure for airport time to catch flight for onward destinations.

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