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Easier than most of the other glaciers, it is not possible to have confronted challenges of Himalayas and not being aware of it. A delight to be trekked to witness 5 km of length and 2.5 km of width, this glacier is exquisite sight to revere. Even families can jointly take the trip and find some time to bond under the refuge of “mighty abode of snow”. To look at this particular icy monolith, one has to direct his eyes between Nanda Devi and Nandakot mountains and he would be able to witness the beauty there. The glacier is also responsible for the origin of Pindari river that flows to meet river Alaknanda and goes on to become river Ganges later. The route generally takes from Bageshwar followed by song and Loharkhet before reaching Dhakuri from where the actual trekking commences. The route takes one through small villages namely, Khati, Dwali and Phurkiya. This is one opportunity to lock in for lifetime. Reaching zero point of Pindari glacier is one thing, but the return journey could be made more interesting by adding to the list attraction like confluences of Saryu and Gomti, Bagnath temple, Bajinath and kafni glacier if time allows, that too in the month of April to July and September to October.

  • Destination

  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Airplane Transport
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included

    5 Star Accommodation
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Day 1

Drive from kathgodam to Kafliger, dinner and night stay in home stay. (135 km drive) Early morning we will be reached at kafliger and after lunch short trek to our training area for adventure activity like:
  • Rappelling
  • Flying fox
  • river crossing
  • Fishing/ angling
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Day 2

Drive to Kharkia and then trek to Khati. (80km drive + 5 km trek.). Crossing the bridge and climb up to a forest ridge until Khati Village is visible in front of you. Khati Village is the base for backpackers. It is a fairly large village compared to others in the valley. Only BSNL mobile signal works.
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Day 3

Trek to Dwali night stay in tent. (11 km.). Trail from Khati to Dwali has six major bends. The trail, however, is fractured and non-existent at many points. This might bring down your spirit a bit, as it is the lowest altitude moraine trek you will get to do in Himalayas.
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Day 4

Trek to Phurkia night stay in tent (05 km). Today’s is a short trek, but has considerable altitude gain of over 1,900 feet. The trek from Dwali to Phurkiya with an overnight camp at Phurkiya is highly recommended for acclimatization purpose.
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Day 5

Trek to Pindari Glacier and back to Dwali, night stay in tent (17km trek). The trek to Pindari Glacier goes till Zero Point. Going ahead from Pindari Glacier requires special permits and peak expedition-like preparedness (Traill’s Pass – Milam expedition*). Today’s trek is a beautiful walk to the inner realm of Pindar Valley.
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Day 6

Trek to Khati night stay in tent. (11km). After successfully reaching Pindari Glacier, it is time to head back. Take the trail back to Khati via Dwali. The descent from Phurkiya to Dwali can be done swiftly in 1 – 2 hours. From Dwali to Khati, follow the same route passing the six major landslide zones. It takes around 4 – 5 hours to complete this stretch.
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Day 7

Trek to Kharkia and then drive to Kafliger via bageshwar. (5km trek + 80km drive)
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Day 8

Drive to Jageshwar temple. then drive to kathgodam railway station. (160km drive)

Tour Location

Inclusion: Transportation:
  • Kathgodam To Kathgodam
  • Local Transport (Mahindra Max & Tata Sumo)
Accommodation and Food:
  • Two Nights at Kafliger Sharing Basis
  • Six Nights Camping on Triple Sharing Basis during Trek
  • Dome/Alpine Tents, Mattresses 12 to 16 mm and Sleeping Bags
  • Mess Tent for the Group
  • Toilet Tents (Pit Style) - separate for males & females
  • Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
  • All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek
  • All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Natural Spring Water during Trek
Support Team:
  • Trek Leader
  • Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Cook
  • Helpers
  • Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
Safety & Rescue:
  • Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required) Oxygen Cylinder with the Team First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
  Exclusion:
  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • GST (5%)