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8 Days
Availability : April-June, Sep-Nov
Trek Grade: Moderate
Tour Details

The Himalayan Glaciers are like a history book recording the events of hundreds of years in their endless bellies. They roar and grumble occasionally to instill fear into humans that dare venture into their territory but if you persist they may reveal fleetingly the interesting story of the snow capped giants. This trek to offers one opportunity to come face to face with the fearsome Pindari Glacier nestled on the edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Lush meadows, spirited rivers and aloof mountains – this trek is a cocktail of the best of Himalayan experiences!

Departure & Return Location


Price Includes

  • Stay in tents during trek and home-stay/ guesthouse (max 2/3 person per room/tent depending upon place and availability of rooms). Toilet tent would be used
  • All meals during the trek (meals during travel not included). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea (thrice a day). Meals would be vegetarian.
  • All permits like forest permission, camping fee, etc.
  • Services of trek leader, guide and helpers.
  • Equipment - Sleeping bag, liner for sleeping bag, camping mattress
  • High altitude medical kit (includes altitude sickness medicines)
  • Micro spikes if needed for the trek (while walking on snow/glacier)

Price Excludes

  • Rucksack, trekking shoes, jackets, poncho, rain coat, trekking pole and other personal use equipment etc.
  • Personal backpack offloading. Backpack can be offloaded (weight limit is maximum 8Kg) at an additional charge if required.
  • Transport (transport can be arranged if requested on additional charge)
  • Any optional activity (like paragliding etc.) outside trekking itinerary
  • Entry ticket to any other place before or after trekking
  • Moderate trek for amateur trekkers with awesome panoramic views of the majestic peaks of Nanda Devi Sanctuary like Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Baljuri and Changuch.
  • Soak in the lush alpine forests and stroll amongst rhododendrons dotted green meadows (Be amazed by local village dogs wearing metal collars so that wild animals don’t grab them by the throat)
  • Cultural exchange with the local villlagers

Day 1Haldwani/Kathgodam - Almora - Kausani - Baijnath | Drive 160 km, 7-8 hrs

Pickup from Kathgodam/Haldawani railway or bus station and drive to Loharkhet via Almora, Kausani and Baijnath. Sight-seeing en route at Bhimtal , Sat Tal, Katarmal Sun Temple and hill station of Kausani. Baijnath was the erstwhile capitol of the Katyui Kings and is home to an impressive cluster of temples dating to the 11th century.

Day 2Baijnath - Khirkiya - Khati (2500 m) | Drive 90 km, 4-5 hrs; Trek 5 kms, 2-3 hrs

Drive from Baijnath to the village of Khirkiya and an easy trek in the verdant rhododendron, oak jungle with gradual height gain to the village of Khati.

Day 3Khati(2500 m) - Dwali(2575 m) | Trek 11 km, 6-7 hrs

Today we trek along the Pindar Valley to the campsite of Dwali which is perched on the confluence of the River Pindar and the turbulent stream coming from Kafni Glacier.

Day 4Dwali(2575 m) - Phurkiya (3206M) - Pindari Glacier (3900M) | Trek 14 km, 6-7 hrs

A day full of adventure while trekking to Zero Point of Pindari Glacier and camping in lush meadows surrounded by towering peaks like Nanda Khat, Baljuri and Changuch.

Day 5 Pindari Glacier (3900M) - Phurkiya (3206M) - Dwali(2575 m) | Trek 14 km, 5-6 hrs

Return to the campsite at Dwali.

Day 6Dwali(2575 m) - Khati(2500 m) | Trek 11 km, 5-6 hrs

Retrace your steps to the village of Khati where one can spend the evening exploring the village and have a cultural exchange with the villagers.

Day 7Khati(2500 m) - Dhakuri(3000 m) | Trek 8 km, 4-5 hrs

A relaxing day to recover after the long walking days. Overnight in the picturesque camping grounds of Dhakuri in the shadow of Maiktoli and Panwali Dwar peaks.

Day 8Dhakuri - Khirkiya - Haldwani | Trek 3 km, 1 hr; Drive 230 km, 8-9 hrs

Trek to the road head at Khirkiya and take a taxi to Haldwani. Alternatively people can choose to halt at Kasar Devi near Almora for the night. Kasar Devi has been associated for centuries with mystics and seekers like Swami Vivekananda. It was also a very popular spot during the hippie movement of 60s and 70s with famous names like Bob Dylan and Uma Thurman being associated with it.