LocationKumaon Himalaya, Uttarakhand
Duration10 Days
GradeModerate
Best Time to VisitApril-October

Pindari Glacier Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Kumaon Himalayan region. This trek is easy to access but is hard to overlap the enrapturing environment that is enveloped with lurching moraines, hulking high snow-clad peaks aligning the silver horizon under the blue sky and soothing climate.

It is also known as the Soul of Kumaon. It is situated at a height of 3660 meters above sea level. This place is located in the lap of the Pindar Valley. It is the main source of Pindar River which meets the Alaknanda River, which is a major tributary of Ganga River. One of the main highlights of this trek is the spectacular sight of the Nanda Devi and also the Nanda Kot peaks.

Pindari Glacier Trek can be easily accessed during summer and autumn season. One can also capture the incredible spectrum of nature. This trek is always been an eye candy for trekkers from all around the world. This trek offers spectacular landscapes, snow-clad glaciers and far – fling villages of Kumaon region.

This trek should not be considered as easy as the degree of difficulty sometimes increases so much that it pushes trekkers to putt off their comfort zone. This trek includes crossing mountain ranges, ridges, spider walls and streams.

It is one of the most accessible glaciers in Kumaon Himalaya. Pindari Glacier Trek will astonish you at every turn because of its spectacular beauty and tranquility. During the Monsoon Season, the trek remains close as hazards like rain, landslides and road blockage can make it tough.

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During winters also, there are chances if snowfall due to which roads remain closed. One can also do adventure sports like Ice Climbing and mountain biking. The route towards the Pindari Glacier Trek offers gushing waterfalls faraway in the mountain slopes with chances of encountering wild animals and birds in the distance. Pindari Glacier Trek Zero Point is in the lap of the giant snow-clad mountains all around.

Balijuri which is located at 5922 meters, Pawalidwar which is located at 6663 meters, Nanda Kot which is located at 6860 meters, is the nearby peaks. Trek to Pindari glacier is a trekking experience, within the capacity of amateur trekkers in love with nature and its pristine scenery. Phurkia is a picture perfect place which is blessed with natural beauteousness.

Pindari Glaciers Trek attracts new as well as experienced trekkers. It is one of the best treks among mountaineers and trekkers since the last century. Trekkers can also experience the towns of Bageshwar and Almora and can gain knowledge about their rich cultural life. In simple words, the trek offers a spectacular view of dense forests, alongside streams ending at two massive glaciers of Uttarakhand.

The trekking route to the glacier traverses the southern wilderness of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. This trek Is an exquisite and untouched place and this trek has its own charm. Pindar Glacier is famous for Trekking and Village tourism among the tourist. There are a variety of trees of Khair, Sal, Teak, Haidu and Shisham that are found here. You can enjoy the floral beauty around the glacier.

You can also explore the rich wildlife area at the Nanda Devi National Park. 80 species of animals are found here. Bharal, Brown Bear, Common Langur, Coral, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, Leopard, Sorrow and Snow Leopard are the major attractions. You may also find the rich vegetation of rhododendron and Juniper. Rose Finches and Warblers are some of the great avifauna of park. You may climb up to the excellent Dhakuri Pass and enjoy the scenic beauty. 

Highlights:

  • Stunning views of lush green landscapes of Pindari hills. 
  • Zero point is the best part of the trek. It is situated at 12300 feet above sea level. It is rich in unearthly beauty and can enjoy the view of beautiful mountains all around. 
  • You can also go for a walk on the Pindari Glacier. 
  • One can also go on the trek through lush green rhododendron forests. 
  • Walk through peaceful rhododendron forests for bird watching. 

Route

  • Almora – Loharkhet – Dhakuri
  • Dhakuri – Khati
  • Khati – Dwali
  • Dwali – Phurkia
  • Phurkia – Pindari Glacier
  • Phurkia – Dwali
  • Dwali – Khati
  • Khati – Dhakuri
  • Dhakuri – Loharkhet – Song – Bageshwar
  • Bageshwar – Naini Tal

What To Pack

Here is your checklist for your treks. Make sure to pack these items.

Trekking Gear:-
  •    A rucksack with rain cover
  •    A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
  •    UV Protection Sunglasses
  •    A trekking pole
  •    Raincoat
  •    Water Bottle
  •    A Full Sleeve Thick Jacket
  •    A Full Sleeve Sweater
  •    Thermal Inners
  •    Toilet Kit
  •    Hot Water Bags
  •     Socks (3 pairs)
  •     Light wind jacket
  •     T-shirts
  •     Underwear
  •     Trekking pants
  •     Warm hat
  •     Light gloves
  •     Duffel bag
  •     A light weight umbrella.
  •     Sunscreen
  •     Towel
  •     Money pouch/belt
  •     Energy bars
  •     Vitamin tablets

Footwear:-

  • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes -1
  • Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals -1

Miscellaneous:-

  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal medicine kit. Make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
  • Dry fruits, energy bars

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