The most easily accessible glacier in the Kumaon region, the Pindari Glacier has a beauty of its own. Situated between the snow-capped Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot Mountains, Pindari is a big and steep glacier measuring 3km in length and 0.25km in breadth.
River Pindar originates from this Glacier and flows down to confluence into the river Alaknanda. The trekking route to the glacier traverses along the southern wilderness of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary offering some beautiful views of peaks like Panwali Dwar (6683m) and Maiktoli(6803m).
A trek to the Pindari Glacier is a "soft adventrue" experience and well within the capacity of any trekker who is amply rewarded by the magnificance and grandeur of the towering Himalayas.
Arrive in Delhi : Check into your choice of hotel, preferably in Central Delhi.
Travel from Delhi to Kathgodam railway station. The best option is to take the New Delhi Kathgodam Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station. Train departs at 06.00 hours & reaches Kathgodam station by 11.30 hrs ). At Kathgodam station you would be met by Wayfarer & driven by car to Ranikhet for overnight stay in our Snow View hotel (95 kms / 3.5 hrs )
After breakfast drive to Saung(125 kms, 4 hrs) through Kausani and Bageshwar. Reach Saung by afternoon and trek to Wayfarer camp beyond Loharkhet (5kms, 1600mts). Halt for the night.
Trek from Loharkhet to Dhakuri (2680 mts, 11 kms) Overnight stay at Wayfarer camp.
Trek from Dhakuri to Khati.... Easy walk (2210 mts, 8 kms). Overnight stay at Wayfarer camp.
Trek from Khati to Phurkia past Dwali along the Pindari river (3110 mts, 18 kms) Overnight stay.
Visit Zero Point (3353 mts, 8 kms). Trek back from Zero point to Dwali.
Trek back from Dwali to Khati (2210 mts, 11kms).
Trek back from Khati to Dhakuri (2621 mts, 18 kms)
Trek from Dhakuri to Saung (15 kms) arrive by afternoon, well in time to take a transport to nightRanikhet for overnight stay at Snow View Hotel.
After breakfast depart from Ranikhet to get to Kathgodam The train to Delhi departs from Kathgodam at 15.35 hours and arrives at New Delhi station at 20:10 hrs.
The optimal timing for our trekking trips is between May 1st and June 30th and between September 1st and October 15th. Both seasons have their attractions. During the month of May the spring flowers bloom at the margins of the snowline while the weather is generally settled barring the occasional pre monsoon storm that can blow up at any time. Day time temperatures can rise to the mid 20s even at altitudes while at night they can fall to 0 degrees C. The post monsoon season is a time of settled weather with clear views of the mountains.
Day time temperatures will still be quite warm, upto 20 degrees C during the middle of the day, however at night the temperatures will occasionally drop below 0 degrees C.