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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Food during the transit.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
GST EXTRA (5 %)
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.
|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|
A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.
From start till the end, every turn of the trek will be lead by experienced guides, who are also expert mountaineers.
In a day, we intend to travel for 6-7 hours around lunch time, covering a distance of 10-12 km.
Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it’s advisable to consult the doctor first.
Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.
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.
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.
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.