Pindari Glacier Trek
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SUMMARY PINDARI GLACIER
|Altitude / Trek Distance||12,300 ft|
Pindari Glacier Overview & Itinerary
Pindari Glacier Trek is one of the best treks in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is the source of River Pindar which is a major tributary of the Alakananda river and meets Alakananda at Karnaprayag. The Trek is along streams and rivers, with view of the Himalayan peaks like Panwali Dwar, Maiktoli, Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Mt. Baljouri and many more. Though it is a long trek but is easy and offers a lot to both beginners and experienced trekkers
What is special about Pindari Glacier trekking?
- Easy to Moderate grade trek
- Ideal for beginners as well as experienced trekkers
- Mesmerizing Landscapes with view of Himalayan Peaks
- Gushing Rivers and streams along the way
- Explore the remote villages of Kumaon
- Artistic and picturesque landscapes
- Snow capped peaks of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary like Nanda Khat, Nanda kot, Nand Baner, Laspadhura, Baljouri
PINDARI GLACIER TREK ITINERARY
Day 1: Bageshwar to Khati, 60 km drive, 4 km trek
- Report at Bageshwar at 12:00 PM
- Leave for kahrkia at 1:00 PM
- Trek to Khati 4 Kms
- Stay in guest house
- Dinner followed by rest
Day 2: Khati to Dwali, 13 km Trek
- Today we will walk with a heavy breakfast as it is going to be a long day trek
- Many water points and stream on this day
- You will witness both Pindari and kafni valley today
- Stay at Dwali
- Dinner followed by Rest
Day 3: Dwali to Phurkiya
- Leave Dwali after Breakfast
- Trek to Phurkiya
- Acclimitization walk in evening
- Dinner and Rest
Day 4: Phurkiya to zero point and back to Phurkiya
- Today we leave early at 5 to reach zero point on time
- Zero point is the last point from where we can see the complete Pindari Glacier
- Return and stay at Phurkiya
- Today you will see Nandakhat and Baljouri Peaks
- Dinner and Stay at Phurkiya
Day 5: Phurkiya to Khati, 18 Km Trek
- Early Breakfast
- Descend down to Khati village
- Stay at Khati village
Day 6: Khati to Bageshwar
- Trek down and Drive to Bageshwar.
- Arrival by evening
- Your Trip with TheSearchingSoul Ends here
TSS Jumbo Bag
- Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
- Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
- 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
- Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
- Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
- A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
- Good Thermals for insulation at night
- Lip Balm and Cold Cream
- Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
- Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
- 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
- 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
- Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
- Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
- Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
- Personal Medical Kit: Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
- Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
- Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)
- Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
- This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
- We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
- In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy
Explore the Stunning Pindari Glacier Trek with the Searching Souls
The Pindari Glacier Trek is a Zero point trek that offers a diverse range of terrain, including level walks through beautiful rhododendron forests, mountain ridges, spider-walls, and stream crossings. The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking Pindari Glacier located at 12,300 feet is a not only a sight to behold but is suitable for families with children, making it a favorite among trekkers.
Pindari Glacier Trek History
The Pindari and Milam Valley have a rich history of ancient trade routes connecting them to Tibet for many centuries. In 1830, GW Traill, the first Deputy Commissioner of Kumaon, explored a shorter route to Martoli in Milam Valley from Pindari Glacier, which involved crossing Traill’s Pass, a col at 17,700 feet, through the Pindari ice-fall. This sparked a series of explorations by various individuals and teams, including Schlagintweits (1850), Ruttledge (1926), the Japanese Mt. Nanda Kot Expedition team (1936), Osmaston and surveyors (1938), Arnold Heim (1937), and S.S Khera (1941). Although Pindari Glacier Trek is not the largest or longest glacier in the Himalayas, its approach to the huge ice-fall section is rarely as easy to navigate as it is here.
How to reach the base camp of Pindari glacier trek- Khati Village?
By Bus: There are regular bus services available from major cities in Uttarakhand like Nainital, Almora, and Ranikhet to the town of Bageshwar. From Bageshwar, you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Khati village. The distance between Bageshwar and Khati is around 40 km, and it takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach Khati from Bageshwar.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Khati is Kathgodam Railway Station, located around 200 km away. From there, you can take a train to Haldwani, which is the nearest major town to Khati. From Haldwani, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Khati village.
By Road: Khati is well connected by road to major cities in Uttarakhand. Buses and taxis are available from cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam. The nearest major town to Khati is Almora, which is around 60 km away. From Almora, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Khati.
Safety with TSS
The Searching Souls have always taken Safety as the utmost Priority in their Treks. We Have a “Zero Negligence” approach toward Safety. As a result, we have taken the Following Steps.
Medical Tents: TSS is the Only Company in the Country that Pitches dedicated Medical Tents to The Slopes at all their Campsites. The Medical Tents consist of a Stretcher, Oxygen Cylinder, First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, and a few other facilities depending on the Slope and the nature of The Terrain.
Qualified Trek leaders: All Our Trek Leaders are Qualified From the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and have thorough knowledge and experience of the Mountains.
Emergency Planning: Team TSS always plans a step ahead in the Mountains as we believe anything at any time can happen in the Mountains, All Our trek leaders, Camp managers, and Cooks are aware of what should be the Course of Action in case of Medical emergency and Natural Calamities.
TSS Support Team: Safety in the Mountains begins at Home, Proper Planning and preparation are Key in any Mountain Trek. TSS Support Team is always available and will help you prepare better for the Trek through their Expert Knowledge and Guidance.
TSS Jumbo Bags: For executive travelers seeking adventure, trekking is a popular way to explore unfamiliar terrain and find inner peace. However, selecting the right equipment can be crucial to ensure safety and comfort during the journey. TSS recognizes this and offers a solution with their MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY, which includes all necessary gear for a high-altitude trek at an affordable price. The company also emphasizes the importance of quality equipment in ensuring a successful and memorable trek, while cautioning against overpriced or unnecessary items. With TSS, travelers can confidently embark on their trek, knowing they have a reliable companion in their trek bag.
Are you tired of spending a fortune on expensive trekking equipment? Look no further than MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY.
Why Experience the Magic of Kheerganga with The Searching Souls?
Expertise: The Searching Souls is a team of experienced trek leaders who are passionate about sharing their love for the outdoors with others. They have extensive knowledge of the Nag Tibba trek and the surrounding areas, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Personalized attention: The Searching Souls focuses on small group sizes, allowing them to provide personalized attention to each trekker. They take the time to understand your individual needs and interests and customize the trek to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
Safety: Safety is a top priority for The Searching Souls. They provide all necessary safety equipment, including first aid kits and emergency communication devices, and their trek leaders are trained in wilderness first aid.
Responsible tourism: The Searching Souls is committed to responsible tourism practices. They follow Leave No Trace principles, minimizing their impact on the environment, and also support local communities by using local guides and porters.
Memorable experience: The kasol kheerganga trek with The searching Souls is not just a trek, but an experience. From the stunning views to the warmth of the local hospitality, the trek is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
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