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Kafni Glacier FAQs

Kafni Glacier is famous as Adventure, Trekking, Glaciers, High Altitude Mountain Pass, . Nearest Airport from Kafni Glacier is Pantnagar Airport and Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam Railway Station.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Kafni Glacier. Kafni Glacier useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Kafni Glacier Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Kafni Glacier. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


Where is Kafini Glacier?

Kafni Glacier is located in the Bageshwar district of Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand state. Kafini Glacier is the main source of Kafni River and Pindar river's tributary that later joins the river Ganga.

What is the altitude of Kafini Glacier?

Kafini Glacier is situated at an height of 3853 mts above the sea level.

What is the important equipment to carry for Kafini Glacier Trek?

You can check all the important things to carry for trekking. Check out the list: Important equipments for trekking

What is the base of Kafini Glacier trek?

Loharkhet is the base of Kafini Glacier trek.

What are the nearest airport and railway stations from Kafini Glacier?

Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport and Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station for Kafini Glacier in Uttarakhand.

Why is Kafini Glacier famous?

Kafni Glacier is famous for High altitude trekking, Camping, Expedition, and Glacier.

How difficult is the Kafini Glacier trek?

Kafni Glacier trek is a moderate level trek considering its altitude range. Rapid changes in weather may pose some challenges but once the sky gets clear and peaks reveal themselves, the views will be rewarding. It is a good trek to upgrade to if you’ve done a couple of treks in the Himalayan range.

Is Diamox advisable?

Ans:- We don’t recommend using Diamox without prior consultation from your doctor. It is always better to get acclimatized without the help of medicines.

Which type of shoes should I buy?

Ans:- Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. You can go through our Article “” to get an idea of important things to carry for trekking.

How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Ans:- Himalayan water is consider as a clean and mineral water but for safe side use boil water / chlorine tablet, during the trek ask once to trek leader or guide from where to fill water bottles.

Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

Ans:- Yes, it is always advisable that in any trek carry your own medication weather organizers carrying it or not.

Can you customize a trip?

Yes, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style. You can check out some Kafini Glacier Trekking Tour Packages 

Is Kafni Glacier trek safe?

Yes, the Kafini Glacier Trek is safe. The level of difficulty for the Kafini Glacier Trek is moderate, so the route is not very dangerous. Staying attentive while trekking ensures safety.

However, always provides its trekkers with professional guidance and supervision. Your safety is our utmost priority.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter? What are the charges for the same?

We provide Bag Offloading as an add-on service where your rucksack/backpack will be transferred on a mule or by the porter. That way you can travel light with just your day pack with essentials like a rain jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch, etc.

  • Bag Offloading on Mule costs Rs. 300 per bag per day
  • Bag Offloading on Porter costs Rs. 400-500 per bag per day (depending upon the severity of the trail)

Any experience required for this trek?

Yes, experience of atleast 02 week long treks ranging from 3500-4500mts would come in handy to do a trek like Kafini Glacier Trek.

How do we prepare for such a Trek?

Here is a guide to prepare you for the trek.

Beginners guide for high altitude trekking

What are the best months to visit this trek?

March, April, May, June, September, and October are the best months to visit Kafini Glacier Trek.

How safe are group departures for a solo women?

Ans:- Treks are safe for woman traveling solo. We either provide them room / tent on sharing basis with other woman trekkers. We will provide you a tent on Single Occupancy at no extra cost if you are the only woman in the group.

Do you use Dome or Alpine tents? How are the tents divided? What brands do you use?


Ans:- We provide Dome Tents on Double or Triple Occupancy. Single Occupancy tent can be provided on request. We use tents like Marmot Catalyst, Quechua Quickhiker, The North Face, Foxhunter, etc.

I believe a walking stick is good to have, to spare our knees and gain balance. Should we go with Bamboo Stick or Trekking Pole?

Ans:- You can either buy a bamboo stick or get a hiking pole on rent. You can also buy one online or from any outdoor gear store.

What exactly is included in the equipment you provide? Are sleeping mats included? Pillow? Toilet paper? What is the comfort temperature of the sleeping bags? Are they 3-season sleeping bags or 2 or 5? What is the R-value for the sleeping mats?

Ans:- Yes, we include all essential equipments needed for the trek like Tent, toilet tent, toilet paper, dining tent & stools are also included along with kitchen tent for staff.  Our sleeping bags can with stand around -10 to -12 degree Celsius. During winter treks we provide it with a fleece liner. Our Mattresses are 8mm thick. We also provide gaiters and micro-spikes if the trek involves walking on snow.

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