Pindari Glacier Trek


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Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration6 Days
Start PointKathgodam
End PointKathgodam
Altitude / Trek Distance⛰12,300 ft 

Pindari Glacier Overview & Itinerary

Pindari Glacier 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


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
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Trek Essentials

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