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About the Destination:
Treat your senses to landscapes that have been a source of inspiration to many an artist! Hidden in the most remote corners of the extensive Kumaon Himalayas are landscapes that are diverse and strikingly beautiful. Visit villages that are significant with regard to mythology and mingle with locals to get a taste of the local life and culture.
Trek through charming rhododendron forests and walk along paths that are lined with colourful flowers, flora and exotic fauna. You will also make your way across wooden bridges and cross over rivers! The Pindari Glacier trek is a must-visit for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike!
About the Departure:
The Pindari Kafni Glacier trek is one of those that leaves you completely rejuvenated and relaxed. Travelling to remote villages tucked away along high peaks gives you an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime! Stunning and calm lakes with crystal clear waters, snow clad mountain peaks, charming wooden bridges, everything just add for a mystic and exhilarating experience!
Villages in this region are small and comprise of people who take hospitality to new heights. Get familiar with the lifestyle and culture of regions in the vicinity. Trek to Pindari Glacier has diverse landscapes and is a one stop shop for people who want to witness the most stunning lands and waters the planet has to offer.
Drive from Kathgodam to Loharkhet (6 Hours by Road)
Today, following your arrival in Kathgodam, you will be driven to a quaint halmet called Loharkhet. Driving through the scenic route and narrow passes, arrive in the village after 6 hours and get settled in there; rest of the day will be at leisure.
Trek from Loharkhet to Dhakuri
Today will be the first day of your Pindari Glacier trek! An 11km trek from Loharkhet village will take you through lush forests, scenic trails and will finally take you to Dhakuri. Located on the brink atop the dense oak forest, Dhakuri is the gateway to Pindari; overnight stay in a camp amidst meadows surrounded by forests!
Trek from Dhakuri to Khati
This exciting day involves an 8km trek to Khati, a village that has mythological stories attached to it. Today, after breakfast in the camp, start with a walk through dense rhododendron forests and enjoy views of exotic flora and fauna. You will reach Khati, the largest village in this region that is home to extremely hospitable and friendly people; it is believed that this village served as the home to the Pandavas during their exile. Arriving in Khati, spend the rest of the day at leisure with an overnight stay in local village huts or tents.
Trek from Khati to Dwali
A fairly simple trek today will take you from Khati to Dwali. For a significant time of the trek, you will hear the gurgling water from the river, will be crossing log bridges and witness magnificent waterfalls as you make your way. Arriving in Dwali, settle down for an amazing evening with the panoramic views around; overnight stay in Dwali.
Trek from Dwali to Phurkia
Set forth after an early breakfast on a trail that is dominated by snow and ice! Today, you will be crossing frozen river and be escorted all along by snow-filled peaks. Unlike other days, today will be a short trek of 5km that can be easily completed within 3 hours. A beautiful waterfall awaits to welcome you just before Phurkia. Enjoy the scenic landscape before you set camp at Phurkia that is at an altitude of 3,250m.
Trek from Phurkia – Pindari Glacier – Dwali
Get set to experience and witness a landscape that you have only imagined so far! Your trek will begin early at 0700AM and the first part of it will offer you stunning views of the Himalayan range will take you to Zero Point, or the home to the Pindari Glacier. At an elevation of 3,660m above sea level, this is moment you will cherish your entire life! Breath-taking views and a flawless landscape are sure to leave you spell bound! The Pindar Valley adds to the beauty with small green areas that contrast an essentially white setting. After spending some time here, begin your descent to Dwali and enjoy overnight stay in a camp.
Trek from Dwali to Dhakuri
Retrace your journey as you descend from Dhakuri to Dwali! Walk past forests and lakes, cross rivers and enjoy diverse landscapes while you cover a distance of 19km; overnight stay will be in a camp or in a local guest house.
Trek from Dhakuri to Loharkhet
Today you will complete a trek of 11km that will get you to Loharkhet. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure, exploring the village and meeting its locals; overnight stay in camps or a local guest house.
Drive from Loharkhet to Kathgodam (210km by Road)
An early morning drive will take you from Loharkhet to Kathgodam after a blissful and rejuvenating trek! With your arrival in Kathgodam, this amazing Pindari Glacier trek come to an end.
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