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    Pindari Glacier Trek

    Add-On Options
    • 0 (Double Sharing)
    • 0 (Extra Transport)
    • 400 (Travel Insurance)
    • 2100 (Bag Portage)

    ₹13500(5% Off)

    13500(5% Off)

    12825

    5% GST extra

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    • Days

      7

    • Grade

      Moderate

    • Distance

      50 km

    • Altitude

      3,750Mt

    • Region

      Uttarakhand

    • Max. Group Size

      12

    • Start Point

      Kathgodam

    • End Point

      Kathgodam

    • Suitable For

      Peace Seekers

    • Service Category

      Standard

    Description

    Imagine a scenic paradise which has breathtaking views of snow-clad peaks playing hide-and-seek with each passing clouds. Then there are gushing streams, waterfalls and lush green meadows that make you fall for its beauty instantly. The trail to the glacier is a mesmerizing walk in itself as you go past the rhododendron forests. Beautiful mountain ranges that look artistic from a distance and small streams and a river crossing that make the trek a little more adventurous.

    A landscape that has been an inspiration for many artists which is situated in the Kumaon Himalayas surely is a treat for all trekkers and mountaineers. The Pindari Glacier trek is one of those treks that leaves you in complete awe of the surroundings. You can also pay a visit to the local villages and get to know about their culture and traditions in detail. Stunning water bodies, charming wooden bridges have their own charm and will make your trek even more satisfying.

    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.

    Itinerary

    DAY 1 – Kathgodam to Kafliger

    We will pick you up from the Kathgodam Railway Station or the Bus Stand. Trains from Delhi and other major cities arrive here. Kathgodam is the main Railhead in the area. We have our breakfast and leave for Binsar valley. On the way we cross quaint hill towns of Bhimtal and Almora. Bhimtal is called the sister town of Nainital, and Almora, founded in 1568, is an exceptionally picturesque town known for its historic significance. We drive along many small streams, and the one that stands out is the River Kosi as we make our way into the Pindar Valley. We spend the night either at a guest house or a permanent camp in Kafliger.

    DAY 2 – Kafliger to Kharkiya to Khati (2210 Mts/7293 Ft)

    We have breakfast the next morning and leave for Kharkiya. It is from this place that we start the trek. On this day we trek till Khati which is a distance of 5 KM. Touching the depths of the valley we ascend to Khati. After having our dinner we stay overnight at either a guesthouse or camp.

    DAY 3 – Khati to Dwali (2575 Mts/8498 Ft)

    Today we cover a distance of 11 KM which will take about 5 to 6 hours. Along the way we hear the gurgling of the gushing Pinder Ganga. We cross waterfalls and bridges before reaching our destination for the day. We have dinner and spend the night either at a rest house or in a tent.

    DAY 4 – Dwali to Phurkia (3206 Mts/14300 Ft)

    Today’s trekking distance is only 5 KM and takes us to our destination for the day, Phurkia. We are sure to come across some new and different kind of a landscape along the way in the form of some barren icy peaks. Upon reaching Phurkia we have dinner and call it a day. Sleeping arrangements are either in a guesthouse or tents

    DAY 5 – Phurkia To Pindari Glacier (3900 Mts/12870 Ft) Back to Phurkia

    We start the day early as we will be covering 14 KM on this day. We head towards Zero Point (7 KM) from where we are afforded the most magnificent views of the Pindari Glacier. Also visible is the Pinder Valley, dotted with green patches over a sheet of white. We then make our way back to Phurkia (7 KM), where we have dinner and stay overnight in tents.

    DAY 6 – Phurkia to Khati

    Today we set out to explore Khati that offers some extremely beautiful vistas. The trek distance is 17 KM and takes about 4 to 5 hours. Upon reaching we enjoy our dinner and then retire for the day either in tents or a guest house.

    DAY 7 – Khati to Kharkiya Trek and Drive to Kathgodam

    After a 2 hours trek covering 5 km, we reach Kharkiya, from where we drive up to Kathgodam. We drop you at Kathgodam by 7 pm so you can book any train/bus after 8 pm to Delhi

    Departure Dates

    Pindari Trek Dates 2019
    Start Date End Date Status
    27 Apr 03 May Open
    04 May 10 May Open
    11 May 17 May Open
    18 May 24 May Open
    25 May 31 May Open
    01 Jun 07 Jun Open
    08 Jun 14 Jun Open
    15 Jun 21 Jun Open
    14 Sep 20 Sep Open
    21 Sep 27 Sep Open
    28 Sep 04 Oct Open
    05 Oct 11 Oct Open
    12 Oct 18 Oct Open
    19 Oct 25 Oct Open
    26 Oct 01 Nov Open
    02 Nov 08 Nov Open
    09 Nov 15 Nov Open

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions
    Transport Kathgodam to base camp
    Local Transport, if any
    Base camp to Kathgodam
    Accommodation One Night at Kholsir village on Sharing Basis
    Five Nights Camping during Trek
    Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags
    Mess Tent for the Group
    Toilet Tents (Pit Style)
    Food Two Dinners and One Breakfast at base
    All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek
    All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions
    Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
    Utensils for Serving
    Natural Spring / Purified Water during Trek
    Support Team One Qualified Trek Leader
    One Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
    Helpers
    Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
    Safety & Rescue Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
    Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
    Crampons / Microspikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
    Cramponing (training) before the use of crampons
    Locking Carabiner and Short Sling for Self-Anchor
    Rope-up during Summit Day (if Required)
    Oxygen Cylinder with the Team
    First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
    Strong Local Network for Swift Emergency Response
    Exclusions
    Meals Meals During Transportation
    Others Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
    Any Change in Govt Taxes
    Tips, Gratitude to the Team
    Any Other Service Not Mentioned Above in Inclusions

     

    Note:

    Crazy Peaks expects you to carry your personal luggage by yourself, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.

    Exclusions:

    Any kind of personal expenses.
    Food during the transit.
    Insurance.
    Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
    Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
    GST EXTRA (5 %)

    Cancellation Policy:

    Up to 30 Days:- 80% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    Between 21 – 30 Days:- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    Between 20 – 11 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
    Less than 10 Days:- No refund.

    Equipment & Gears

    Back pack & rain cover (50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
    Day pack + rain cover 20 – 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
    Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
    Head torch 1 Nos.
    Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
    People who use hydration pack
    1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
    Carry at least one thermos flask
    Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
    Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor

    Map

    FAQs

    Who will carry my backpack?

    A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.

    How we run the trek?

    From start till the end, every turn of the trek will be lead by experienced guides, who are also expert mountaineers.

    How long we trek during Pindari Glacier Trek?

    In a day, we intend to travel for 6-7 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 10-12 km.

    Can I take the Diamox?

    Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it’s advisable to consult the doctor first.

    Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

    Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.

    How do you deal with emergency situation?

    Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.

    What kind of food is served during the trek?

    While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.

    What will be the minimum temperature during Pindari Glacier Trek?

    The temperature may drop to 10° C during the night hours. During December to March, the temperature goes till minus. July and August are rainy seasons.

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