Pindari Glacier with Kafni Glacier Trek Photos

Pindari Glacier with Kafni Glacier Trek

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Kathgodam to Kathgodam

Package Highlights

  • Trek amidst dense forests, alongside streams ending at two massive glaciers
  • Close view of Glacier and Mountain range.
  • Cover both Pindari and Kafni Glacier in one trek
  • Breathtaking experiences of the snow-clad Mountains, waterfalls, rivers and water streams.
  • Gradual walk through the Trail along with Pinder River and Saryu River.
  • Rich variety of Wild Animals like Himalayan Black Beer, Mountain Deer,Blue Sheep and Bear can be seen easily.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathgodam - Bageshwar - Loharkhet

Drive210 kms

After having breakfast, drive from Kathgodam to Bageshwar via Almora. Explore the town of Bageshwar and visit the old Bagnath temple at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti River. 

Buy all necessary things from the market of Bageshwar. After lunch head towards Loharkhet and reach by evening. 

Arrange for guide and porter the same day if required. KMVN has Rest houses in Loharkhet. Overnight in Loharkhet.

Day 2 : Loharkhet - Dhakuri

Trek10 kms

Loharkhet is situated at an elevation of 1,760mts above sea level. Start the first step of your trek to Pindari Glacier and Kafni Glacier. 

The trek is easy but quite steep and goes through dense forest. After following the trail for few more kilometers from Dhakuri Khal you reach Dhakuri. View of snow-capped peaks of the southern wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary is visible from Dhakuri Khal. 

Dhakuri is situated at an elevation of 2,680mts amidst dense forest. Overnight in Dhakuri.

Day 3 : Dhakuri - Khati

Trek9 kms

Khati is the biggest village that you will come across on the trek to Pindari Glacier. The trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendrons. It is the last village en route Pindari and Kafni glacier, situated at an elevation of 2,210mts above sea level. 

You can charge your batteries by paying to run the generator. KMVN rest house is situated 500mts ahead of Khati village. Khati is situated on the banks of Pindar River. 

It is believed that the hospitable villagers are descendents of the race who provided pandavas with shelter. Overnight in Khati.

Day 4 : Khati - Dwali

Trek11 kms

Start after having a good breakfast at Khati. Today's trek goes along with Pindar River with two wooden bridges to cross. You can have tea and maggi at Himalayan Hotel, a small dhabha en route. 

Dwali is picturesquely situated at an elevation of 2,575mts above sea level. Overnight in Dwali.

Day 5 : Dwali - Phurkia

Trek5 kms

The 5km trek from Dwali to Phurkia is steep and graded at moderate level. Cross the frozen stream and see the dwindling of forest as you climb. 

Phurkiya is the last place en route Pindari Glacier where you can find KMVN hut. 

There is beautiful waterfall just before Phurkia where you can rest for a while. Phurkia is a picturesque place blessed with natural beauteousness.

It is situated at an elevation of 3,250mts above sea level. Overnight in Phurkia.

Day 6 : Phurkia - Zero Point - Phurkia - Dwali

Trek15 kms

The trek from Phurkia to Zero Point of Pindari Glacier is visually captivating as it offers spectacular view of the mighty Himalayan range. 

Start early if you want to spend more time at the Zero Point. The mounth of the Pindari Glacier is named as Zero Point and it situated at an astounding elevation of 3,660mts above sea level. 

One kilometer before the Zero Point you will see a Babaji's house who serves food to the people who makes it up to there. Trekking further from Zero Point on Pindari Glacier requires special equipments and experience. 

After exploring the praiseworthy beauty of Pindari Glacier trek back to Dwali. Overnight in Dwali.

Day 7 : Dwali - Kafni Glacier

Trek12 kms

The Kafni Glacier is situated to the left of Pindar valley. The major Himalayan peaks visible from Kafni Glacier are Nanda Kot (6,806mts) and Nanda Bhanar (6,104mts). 

Bayaligar is situated 2kms before Kafni Glacier at an altitude of 3,860mts above sea level. 

The region or Kafni Glacier has its own charm and allures with the solitude terrain it presents. Overnight in Kafni.

Day 8 : Kafni Glacier - Dwali

Trek12 kms

After exploring the beauty and surrounding area of Kafni Glacier, trek back to Dwali.

Return via Bayaligar with trail gradually descending to Dwali. Overnight in Dwali.

Day 9 : Dwali - Khati - Dhakuri

Trek20 kms

Trek back downwards to Khati and then to Dhakuri the same day. Carry back with you unforgettable memories and adventurous experience by giving your presence to mountains. Overnight in Dhakuri.

Day 10 : Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Almora - Kathgodam

Trek10 kmsDrive210 kms

After breakfast follows the downward trail all the way to Loharkhet. Drive to Kathgodam via the town of Almora. Our services will end at Kathgodam.

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Hotel & Camping on triple or quad Sharing Basis)
  • All camping equipments like Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Inner, Toilet Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, etc.
  • All Meals from Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 10 (Vegetarian), along with refreshments like Soup, Tea, etc.
  • First Aid kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Ox meter, Bp Meter, Walkie Talkie etc.
  • All kind of Forest Permits & Camping Charges
  • Trek Leader, Guide, cook and support staff
  • Transportation (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
  • 01 Bag Offload on Mule / Porter (weighing upto 10kgs and not more than that)

Package Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses, tips.
  • Personal Toiletries, Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in Inclusions
  • Meals during road travel
  • Accommodation in Kathgodam
  • Any cost arising due to bad weather, Road block, Political Issue, Local Issue, Natural Calamities.
  • Transport from Home City

Important Information

Note: Important Things to Carry during trekking
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Why we prefer private and small groups? We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small groups are also eco friendly, less noisy, safe, friendly, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective which is enjoy being in the nature. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to the specific needs.

Why Book Your Trek with us?

  • Smaller Groups with customized and quality services
  • Stay in better tents/hotels and homestays
  • Upgraded and quality meals
  • Local, Experienced and Certified Guides
  • Transparent, Flexible and Customer Friendly team
  • No compromise on safety standards
  • We organize eco-friendly and responsible treks

Cancellation Policy

  • Within 15 days of Arrival Date/ No Show: No Refund
  • 15 Days to 30 Days prior to Arrival: 50% of the total package cost.
  • 30 Days & More: 10% of package cost (and taxes are not refunded in any case)
  • Note: No refunds in case of Road Blocks, Accidents, etc
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