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Pindari Glacier Trek

10 Days
  • 13,615 ft
  • 110 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June, Post Monsoon - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Kathgodam railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier Trek is a thrilling and scenic trekking expedition located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. This trek takes adventurers to the magnificent Pindari Glacier, nestled amidst the Nanda Devi National Park.

The trek commences at Khati village and follows a picturesque trail along the Pindar River. Trekkers traverse through dense forests, charming villages, and cascading waterfalls, offering a glimpse into the region’s natural beauty. The highlight of the trek is reaching the Pindari Glacier, one of the longest and easily accessible glaciers in the Indian Himalayas.

Historically, the Pindari Glacier holds significance as it was a part of the ancient trade route between India and Tibet. The region served as a crucial passage for trade caravans, and remnants of the old trade route can still be seen along the trail.

The best time to undertake the Pindari Glacier Trek is during the summer months of May to June and September to October when the weather is pleasant and the trail is relatively accessible. The trek is moderately challenging and offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and the majestic glacier itself. It is a fantastic opportunity for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts to explore the beauty of the Himalayas.

Pindari Glacier Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Witnessing the majestic Pindar River flowing alongside the trekking route.
  • Crossing picturesque suspension bridges over gushing mountain streams.
  • Enjoying the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks like Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.
  • Best part of the trek is Zero Point, an unearthly beauty at 12,300 feet from where you can see the view of beautiful mountains around.
  • Experiencing the awe-inspiring sight of the glacier's sparkling ice formations.
  • Photographing the stunning landscapes and capturing memories of the trek.
  • Indulging in delicious local cuisine and traditional meals during the trek.
  • Creating lasting memories and forging bonds with fellow trekkers on this unforgettable adventure.

Pindari Glacier Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning after early breakfast transfer to train station and from here catch AC train for Kathgodam train station at 06:00 hrs. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:20 hrs, here meet our guide and drive to Almora by Jeep. Arrival at Almora by afternoon and check in to hotel. By evening explore the surrounding. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet and from Loharkhet we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It’s a 11 km trek on day one which takes you down into the depths of the Pindari valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in camp

After healthy breakfast, we will drive you to Loharkhet, which will the starting point for our trek. On this 8 km long tough trekking stretch, you will explore the valleys and climb over stones. When you reach Dhakuri, pitch your tents and get ready for the dinner.

After having breakfast, today you will trek from Dhakuri till Dwali, which is going to take 5-6 hours. Throughout your 11 km walk, the chattering sound of Pinder Ganga will keep on buzzing in your ear. After crossing over many log bridges and waterfalls, you will reach your destination for the day, Dwali. Dinner and overnight stay in Dwali camp.

Start your day with a healthy breakfast and get ready for a 5 km trek to Phurkia. This particular stretch is picturesque as throughout the journey; you will be rewarded with the beautiful view of snow-capped peaks.

Today is an early start as it is a 7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where you can see Pindari glacier in all its magnificence. You will also cross lush green Pindari Valley. Return to Dwali for an overnight stay in the camp and dinner.

On the seventh day, you will trek downhill for 6-7 hours, covering an area of 19 km, from Dwali till Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in the tents/rest house.

Set forth for a breakfast and get ready for a 13 km long downhill trek till Bageshwar via Loharkhet and Song. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, drive back to Kathgodam via Almora. On arrival, you will be transferred to a railway station, where you can catch your catch your train to Delhi at 08:30 PM. Overnight journey.

Following your arrival in Delhi; the adventure of the Pindari Glacier Trek comes to an end.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the level of difficulty for the Pindari Glacier Trek?

The trek is considered moderate in difficulty. It requires a decent level of fitness and prior trekking experience, but it is suitable for beginners with proper preparation.

Are permits or permissions required for the Pindari Glacier Trek?

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits and permissions from the forest department or relevant authorities before undertaking the trek. These permits can be obtained in Bageshwar or at the start of the trek in Loharkhet.

Are there any accommodation facilities available during the trek?

Basic accommodation facilities in the form of guesthouses, rest houses, or campsites are available along the trekking route. However, it is advisable to carry your own camping gear and be prepared for basic amenities.

What are the essential items to carry for the Pindari Glacier Trek?

Some essential items to carry include trekking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, trekking poles, first aid kit, water bottle, energy snacks, and a backpack.

Is it safe to undertake the Pindari Glacier Trek?

The Pindari Glacier Trek is generally considered safe, but it is always important to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and trek with an experienced guide or group.

Are there any nearby attractions or treks to combine with the Pindari Glacier Trek?

Yes, trekkers can combine the Pindari Glacier Trek with the Kafni Glacier Trek or explore nearby attractions like Bageshwar, Almora, or visit the Nanda Devi Temple in Nainital.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Pindari Glacier Trek?

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially at higher elevations. Acclimatization and proper hydration are essential.

Are guides or porters necessary for the trek?

Yes, camping equipment can be rented in nearby towns or obtained through trekking agencies.

Are there any medical facilities along the trek?

Basic medical facilities are limited, and carrying a first aid kit is recommended.

Are there any ATMs or banks along the trek route?

ATMs and banks are available in the towns before the trek, but not along the actual trail.

Is it possible to do the trek solo?

Yes, solo trekking is possible, but it is advisable to inform local authorities and trekking agencies for safety.

Are there any wildlife or bird sightings during the trek?

The trek passes through Nanda Devi National Park, offering opportunities to spot wildlife and various bird species.

What should be the fitness level for the Pindari Glacier Trek?

A reasonable level of fitness, including cardiovascular endurance and strength, is required.

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Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,615 ft
  • 110 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June, Post Monsoon - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Kathgodam railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60