Hiking in Uttarakhand

Pindari Glacier Trek Bharat Darshan Tours
Special Tour 7 days 6 nights
Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

Mountain adventures are one of the most sought adventure activities by the adventure traveler. There are many forms of Mountain adventure like Trekking, River Rafting, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Motor Sports etc. One of the most favorite of all adventure sport is trekking or hiking the whole of northern Indian Himalaya is a perfect destination or simply call it trekkers paradise. Ranging from few meters to 7000 meters. The trekking is classified according to grade which ranges from Challenging, strenuous, moderate and easy. Easy grade can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonable active life. No special training or skills are required. Moderate grade requires reasonable level of fitness one need to cope up with the rigors of walking up to 4-5 hours usually steep track. Strenuous are those track where one have to walk more than 6 hours or long and is difficult through rough terrain an often altitude is higher one need to have good stamina & physical fitness. Challenging requires to be extremely fit involves some of the steepest ascents & descents with having altitude more than 4000 mtr.

India is a home of almost all types of adventure activities. The Sheer varieties ranging from mountaineering, Trekking, Skiing, Rafting, Skating, Water Sports to Aero sports like Hang Gliding, Para Gliding make India one of the most attractive destinations for adventure sports the world over. The Pindari glacier trek is for moderate trekkers.

The Pindari glacier trek can be classified moderate trek and is equally very beautiful you enjoy throughout this trek it also passes through the local villages the Khati hamlet is the last habitat village. On the way you will be able to find out about their lifestyles in their beautiful remote villages of Pindar valley that are significant with regard to mythology & mingle with locals to get a taste of the local life & culture and trekking through charming forests and walking on paths that are lined with colorful flora and exotic fauna.

Pindari Glacier trek is located in the Kumaon region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand India. This big & steep glacier measuring 3.2km in length & 1.5 kms in breadth, zero point of this glacier is situated at a breath-taking altitude of 3,660mts above the sea-level & 5 km ahead of Phurkia. Pindari Glacier is the source of “Pindar River” which meets with “Alaknanda River” at the confluence of Karnaprayag in Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. The trail provides you around 55-60 km round-trip trek from Kharkiya, that most people find comfortable to complete in 5-6 days from Kathgodam which is the nearest rail head and easily connected by overnight train from New Delhi. This glacier is also the hub of adventure sports like ice climbing and mountain biking., bird watching etc.


Kathgodam(Google Map)

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the train departure.

  • Accommodation on double/Twin sharing basis/ triple sharing basis in Tents/Homestays/Guest House.
  • Breakfast with tea/coffee, Lunch and Dinner during trekking days. Pure Veg Meal)
  • All surface transportation & sightseeing by exclusive NAC suitable vehicle as per above itinerary.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • First aid medical kits, Trek equipment’s, Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
  • Services from Kathgodam to Kathgodam.
  • Mules to carry the central luggage.
  • All interstate taxes, permits, driver bhatta, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc. are included.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Accommodations in Homestay/Hotel/Guest House/Swiss Tents
  • Professional guide along the trek.
  • Horse/Pony for guest/central luggage.
  • Basic mountaineering equipment’s like sleeping bags, Mattress tents toilet tents, dining tents.
  • Guide Cook, support staff

  • Any airfare/Train Fare
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, soft /hard drinks, meals, tipping, insurance etc.
  • Camera fee & any type of entrance fees to monuments.
  • Cost of any emergency evacuation etc.
  • Anything not specified in the “Inclusions sections”
  • Expenses caused due to force majeure factor.

What to Expect

On your visit to Pindari Glacier you will get to interact the local people their lifestyle, their survival technics etc. Also there are plenty of photography opportunity as your trails leads through the most scenic places.

  • Trekking through charming forests and walking on paths that are lined with colorful flora and fauna.
  • Beautiful remote villages and how significant with regards to mythology and dwell upon there local life style.
  • Moderate Trek level no steep hiking required.
  • Visit to last habitat village of Khati.
  • Experience the silence of the nature.
Day 01: Drive from Kathgodam Railway station to Karmi village (250 kms)

Morning upon arrival at Kathgodam Railway station or bus stand you will be picked up the driven to Karmi village via Bhimtal , Almora , Kasardevi , Binsar valley , Bageshwar , Kapkote , Bharadi keep following the Pindari glacier road till Karmi village check in homestay. Welcome drink offered by host , evening time must visit Bhagwati Mata temple a beautiful peaceful place , and explore the culture of Karmi village. Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/Camp/Guest House

Day 02: Karmi village to Kharkiya drive and 5 kms trek to Khati

Drive to Kharkiya post breakfast , stop at Majua hills Karmi for quick visit then lunch at Karmi Vinayak Dhar , enjoy the views of villages continue drive to Kharkiya , will take small break in between Dhoor and Kharkiya for view of of glaciers , after arrival at Kharkiya 5 km trekking upto Khati and check in guest house or homestay. Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/Camp/Guest House

Day 03: Khati to Dwali , 13 kms trekking

After breakfast start trekking for 13 km trekking till Dwali , while trekking you will see many beautiful birds and live herbal plants and explore the area between Khati and Dwali. Arrival in Dwali evening time check in guest house or setup tents here . Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/Camp/Guest House

Day 04: Trekking Dwali to Phurkiya to Pindari

After breakfast will proceed to Pindari glacier keep exploring the nearby places enroute s in coordination of trek leader, will reach Pindari glacier cross over the Phurkiya and beautiful views of meadows , around after 7.5 km trekking between Dwali to Pindari you reach Pindari Glacier in the evening. Tent setup learn about the wildlife in ‘HIMALAYAN region. Overnight stay in tents .

Accommodation: Tent

Day 05: Explore Pindari Glacier

After breakfast explore the attractions in and around Pindari some of them are Pindari baba math, you can consult with trek leader about to plan your day. Explore your photography skills . Overnight stay at Tents.

Accommodation: Tent

Day 06: Return journey to Khati village

After sunrise will start our return journey to Khati village , trek for full day till Khati village around 22 km trekking. Evening time Arrival in Khati Village for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/Camp/Guest House

Day 07: Khati to Kharkiya trekking then drive to Kathgodam

Post breakfast time to departure take 5 km trekking till you reach Kharkiya then approx.270 km drive to Kathgodam , for those who want expand some more days can consult with trek leader at spot .

The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.

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