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Pindari Glacier, situated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, is one of the most captivating and accessible glaciers in the Himalayas. Spanning approximately 3.2 kilometers in length and situated at an elevation of around 3,660 meters, it offers a mesmerizing experience for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and trekkers alike. With its stunning vistas, pristine beauty, and rich biodiversity, Pindari Glacier attracts visitors from around the world.

केदारकांटा ट्रेक

Untouched Glacier Trek

via Khati

June, Sept, Oct

₹ 14499 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Pindari Glacier Trek

via Khati

Batches: June - September - October
Up to 15% off in May-Jun batches for a limited period! ✨

Loharkhet-  8 Days 

Difficulty Level - 4

+ Rs. 1989 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 688 Mandatory Insurance

Haldwani to Haldwani

₹14499+ 5% GST

केदारकंठ ट्रेक सर्दियों के लिए सबसे अधिक पसंद किए जाने वाले ट्रेक में से एक है और उत्तराखंड में ट्रेकिंग के लिए सबसे अच्छी जगह है। यदि आप बर्फ का अनुभव करना चाहते हैं और शक्तिशाली हिमालय की सुंदरता का अनुभव करना चाहते हैं, तो यह ट्रेक केवल आपके लिए है। यह क्षेत्र ट्रेकर्स को गहरी सर्दियों में कस्बों के सबसे दूरस्थ अस्तित्व का सामना करने का एक विशेष अवसर देता है!

3800M की ऊंचाई पर भगवान शिव का आशीर्वाद महसूस करें। Kedarkantha के उत्तरकाशी की संकरी क्षेत्र जिले में है उत्तराखंड । यह क्षेत्र गोविंद वन्यजीव अभयारण्य के अंतर्गत आता है, और यदि आप भाग्यशाली हैं तो आपको हिमालय की वनस्पतियों और जीवों का सामना करने का मौका मिल सकता है। केदारकांठा ट्रेक पर्वतीय प्रेमियों के लिए एक खुशी की बात है, जिन्हें हर तरह के परिदृश्य की पड़ताल करने की जरूरत है। इस ट्रेक को शुरू करना शायद आपके लिए सबसे अच्छा विकल्प होगा क्योंकि यह आपको मोटी नीली-देवदार बैकवुड के माध्यम से ले जाएगा, जो बाद में बुग्यालों में प्रवेश करेगा जिसे अल्पाइन मीडोज के रूप में भी जाना जाता है जो दिसंबर से मार्च तक ताजा बर्फ की मोटी परत से ढके होते हैं। केदारकांठा के रास्ते पर शिविर स्थल हैं जैसे जूडा का तालाब, हरगाँव और केदारकांठा बेस कैंप जो दर्शनीय दृश्य प्रस्तुत करते हैं।

केदारकंठ ट्रेक करने के लिए सर्दियों का सबसे अच्छा समय क्यों है?

यह सर्वविदित है कि अद्भुत केदारकंठ ट्रेक दिसंबर के मध्य से शुरू होता है और मार्च-अंत तक आगे बढ़ता है। जैसे ही आप १०००० फीट तक की पगडंडी बनाते हैं, आपको अपने रास्ते पर बर्फ दिखाई देने लगेगी - बर्फ से ढके पहाड़ के शिखर और देवदार के पेड़ों की लकड़ी पूरी तरह से बर्फ से ढँक जाएगी। जैसे ही आप बुग्यालों या अल्पाइन मीडोज में पहुंचते हैं, आप सफेद बर्फ के दौरान खुद को देखेंगे जहां भी आप चारों ओर देखते हैं।

तमाम परेशानी के बावजूद यह मनोरम दृश्य निर्विवाद रूप से सार्थक है। चारों ओर से ऊंचे देवदार के पेड़ों से घिरे और ढके हुए हैं जो पूरी तरह से बर्फ से ढंके हुए हैं, आश्चर्यजनक चोटियाँ और बुग्याल इसे भारत में सर्दियों के बाद के लिए सबसे अधिक देखा जाने वाला ट्रेक बनाते हैं।

इस तरह, सबसे अच्छी सर्दियों की यात्रा पर जाने के लिए, आपको दिसंबर में मार्च-अंत तक हमारे साथ शामिल होना चाहिए। किसी भी व्यक्ति को जो मिर्च जलवायु से प्यार करता है, केदारकांठा ट्रेक दौड़ जीतता है, क्योंकि आप ट्रेकिंग ट्रेल के साथ बर्फ के दृश्य का आनंद ले सकते हैं।

Itinerary of Pindari Glacier

Here is a detailed itinerary for the Pindari Glacier Trek:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathgodam - Loharkhet (1,760 meters)

 

On Day 1, you will arrive at Kathgodam, which is the nearest railway station to Loharkhet. From Kathgodam, you will proceed towards Loharkhet, which serves as the starting point of the Pindari Glacier trek. Loharkhet is located at an altitude of 1,760 meters. You can reach Loharkhet by either private vehicle or shared taxi. The journey from Kathgodam to Loharkhet takes approximately 5-6 hours, covering a distance of around 190 kilometers. Enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through picturesque landscapes and small villages along the way. Once you reach Loharkhet, you will settle into your accommodation and prepare for the trek that begins the next day. Take this time to rest, acclimatize to the altitude, and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Overnight stay in Loharkhet.

Day 2: Loharkhet to Dhakuri (2680 m, 11 km trek, 6-7 hours)

 

On Day 2 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will commence your trek from Loharkhet to Dhakuri. The distance covered on this day is approximately 11 kilometers, and it usually takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete the trek.

The trail from Loharkhet initially ascends gradually through a forested area, offering glimpses of the surrounding valleys and mountains. You will pass through small villages, terraced fields, and charming hamlets along the way. The route continues to ascend steadily, providing occasional clearings that present beautiful panoramic views.

As you hike further, you'll reach the picturesque meadow of Dhakuri, situated at an altitude of 2,680 meters. Dhakuri serves as a resting point for trekkers, with its scenic views and pleasant atmosphere. You can relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, and soak in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

After reaching Dhakuri, you will settle into the campsite or guesthouse, depending on your chosen accommodation option. Rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the next day's trekking adventure. Overnight stay in Dhakuri.

Day 3: Dhakuri to Khati (2210 m, 7 km trek, 4-5 hours)

On Day 3 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will continue your trek from Dhakuri to Khati. The distance covered on this day is approximately 7 kilometers, and it usually takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete the trek.

Leaving Dhakuri, the trail gradually descends through the lush green forest. You will pass through charming villages, cross small streams and enjoy the serene surroundings. The trail offers occasional glimpses of the snow-capped peaks and the Pindari River flowing alongside.

As you trek further, you will reach Khati, which is the last inhabited village on the Pindari Glacier trek. Situated at an altitude of 2,210 meters, Khati offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the region. The village is known for its warm hospitality and picturesque setting.

Upon reaching Khati, you will settle into your accommodation, which can be a guesthouse or camping site. Take some time to explore the village, interact with the locals, and immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the region. Overnight stay in Khati.

Day 4: Khati to Phurkia (3110 m, 16 km trek, 7-8 hours)
 

On Day 4 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will embark on a trek from Khati to Phurkia. The distance covered on this day is approximately 14 kilometers, and it usually takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete the trek.

The trail from Khati gradually ascends through the enchanting forest, offering occasional glimpses of snow-capped peaks and breathtaking valleys. As you trek higher, you will cross the Pinder River and witness the natural beauty that surrounds you.

The route continues with moderate inclines and serene landscapes, leading you to the beautiful campsite of Phurkia. Located at an altitude of 3,240 meters, Phurkia serves as the base camp for the Pindari Glacier. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of peaks like Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

Upon reaching Phurkia, you will settle into your camping site or guesthouse, depending on your chosen accommodation option. Rest, relax, and soak in the serene atmosphere as you prepare for the next day's trek to the Pindari Glacier. Overnight stay in Phurkia.

Day 5: Phurkia to Pindari Glacier (3660 m) and back to Phurkia (14 km trek, 7-8 hours)

On Day 5 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will undertake the trek from Phurkia to the Pindari Glacier and then return to Phurkia. The distance covered on this day is approximately 14 kilometers, and it usually takes around 7 to 8 hours to complete the trek.

From Phurkia, the trail gradually ascends, leading you closer to the majestic Pindari Glacier. As you trek higher, you will be surrounded by stunning Himalayan peaks and panoramic vistas. The trail takes you through rocky terrain, moraines, and snow patches, adding to the adventurous nature of the trek.

After a challenging but rewarding hike, you will reach the Pindari Glacier at an altitude of 3,660 meters. The glacier, with its pristine beauty and awe-inspiring presence, is a sight to behold. Take some time to soak in the breathtaking views, capture memorable photographs, and appreciate the natural wonders around you.

After spending enough time at the glacier, you will retrace your steps back to Phurkia. The return trek follows the same route, allowing you to relish the scenic landscapes once again.

Upon reaching Phurkia, you will settle into your camping site or guesthouse, where you can rest, relax, and reflect on the incredible experience of witnessing the Pindari Glacier. Overnight stay in Phurkia.

Day 6: Phurkia to Khati (16 km trek, 7-8 hours)

On Day 6 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will begin your descent from Phurkia and trek back to Khati. The distance covered on this day is approximately 16 kilometers, and it usually takes around 7 to 8 hours to complete the trek.

The trail from Phurkia descends through the scenic landscapes, offering a different perspective of the surrounding mountains and valleys. You will retrace your steps through the enchanting forests, crossing streams and enjoying the natural beauty along the way.

As you make your way back to Khati, you will pass through charming villages, where you can interact with the locals and learn more about their way of life. Take breaks to rest, refuel, and appreciate the serene ambiance of the Himalayan region.

Upon reaching Khati, you will settle into your accommodation and have the opportunity to relax and reflect on the memorable journey you've undertaken. Overnight stay in Khati.

Please note that the trekking duration mentioned is an approximation and can vary depending on individual fitness levels, weather conditions, and group dynamics. It's essential to maintain a steady pace, stay hydrated, and listen to the guidance of your trek leader or guide throughout the trek.

Day 7: Khati to Dhakuri (7 km trek, 4-5 hours)

On Day 7 of the Pindari Glacier Trek, you will continue your descent from Khati to Dhakuri. The distance covered on this day is approximately 7 kilometers, and it usually takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete the trek.

The trail from Khati descends gradually, allowing you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings. You will pass through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and lush forests as you make your way back toward Dhakuri.

Take your time to soak in the tranquility of the Himalayas, appreciate the local flora and fauna, and interact with the friendly villagers you encounter along the way.

Upon reaching Dhakuri, you will settle into your campsite or guesthouse, depending on your chosen accommodation option. Relax, rejuvenate, and relish the final moments of your trekking adventure. Overnight stay in Dhakuri.

As always, the trekking durations mentioned are approximate and can vary depending on various factors. It's important to maintain a steady pace, take necessary breaks, and listen to the guidance of your trek leader or guide for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Day 8: Dhakuri to Loharkhet (11 km trek, 6-7 hours) and drive to Kathgodam

On Day 8, you will embark on the trek from Dhakuri to Loharkhet, followed by a drive to Kathgodam. The distance covered on this day is approximately 11 kilometers, and it usually takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete the trek.

The trail from Dhakuri gradually descends, retracing the same path you took during the initial days of the trek. As you hike downhill, you can enjoy the serene landscapes, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and appreciate the beauty of the Uttarakhand region.

Passing through the forests, villages, and scenic vistas, you will make your way back to Loharkhet, which serves as the endpoint of the trek. Once you reach Loharkhet, you will bid farewell to the mountains and prepare for the onward journey.

From Loharkhet, you will embark on a drive to Kathgodam. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours, covering a distance of around 190 kilometers. Once you reach Kathgodam, you can either stay overnight in Kathgodam or proceed with your onward travel arrangements.

This marks the end of your Pindari Glacier trek adventure. Take some time to reflect on the incredible experiences, memories, and achievements you've made during the trek.

Note: The itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions and other factors. It is advisable to check with us for the latest updates and recommendations.

Q&A

How difficult is Pindari Glacier Trek?

The Pindari Glacier Trek is a moderate to difficult level trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. The trek covers a distance of approximately 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) round trip and is usually completed in 7-8 days.

The trek starts from the village of Saung, passes through dense forests, remote villages, and scenic meadows before reaching the Pindari Glacier, which is located at an altitude of approximately 3,660 meters (12,008 feet).

The difficulty level of the trek varies along the route, with some sections being steep and challenging. The trek involves crossing several streams and rivers, including the Pindari River, which can be difficult during the monsoon season.

Trekkers need to be in good physical condition and have some prior trekking experience to complete the Pindari Glacier Trek. The trek also involves camping in the mountains, which requires carrying all necessary equipment and supplies, including warm clothing and proper trekking gear.

Overall, the Pindari Glacier Trek is a challenging trek that offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and the Pindari Glacier. The trek is suitable for experienced trekkers who are up for a challenging adventure in the Himalayan region.

How long is Pindari Glacier Trek?

The Pindari Glacier Trek is a popular trekking route in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. The trek covers a total distance of approximately 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) round trip and is usually completed in 7-8 days.

The trek starts from the village of Saung and passes through dense forests, remote villages, and scenic meadows before reaching the Pindari Glacier, which is located at an altitude of approximately 3,660 meters (12,008 feet).

The trek to Pindari Glacier is divided into several stages, with trekkers covering a distance of 10-15 kilometers (6.2-9.3 miles) each day. The trek involves crossing several streams and rivers, including the Pindari River, which can be difficult during the monsoon season.

The trek also involves camping in the mountains, requiring all necessary equipment and supplies, including warm clothing and proper trekking gear. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and the Pindari Glacier, and trekkers have the opportunity to explore remote villages and experience the local culture.

Overall, the Pindari Glacier Trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek that offers a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayan region.

What is the best time to visit Pindari Glacier?

The best time to visit Pindari Glacier is between the months of May and June and then again from September to November. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

During the summer months of May and June, the weather is warm, and the snow starts to melt, making the trek easier and more comfortable. This is also a good time to see the alpine flowers and meadows in full bloom.

In September and November, the weather is cooler, but the skies are usually clear, providing excellent visibility of the snow-capped peaks and the Pindari Glacier. The autumn months are also a good time to see the changing colors of the trees and foliage.

The monsoon season from July to August should be avoided as the trekking routes can be slippery and dangerous due to heavy rainfall and landslides. The winter months from December to February should also be avoided as the trekking routes are covered with snow, and the temperatures can drop below freezing.

Overall, the best time to visit Pindari Glacier is during the summer and autumn months when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear, making it a great time to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that including Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

Transport to and from Loharkhet – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Kathgodam/Haridwar Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Kathgodam to Wan Village costs around Rs. 6000 - 7000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 10000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  


Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Loharkhet and back.


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Loharkhet Village (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
 

Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of the trek start date and get a full refund after the deduction of a 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the Trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:
  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.

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