Pindari glacier trekking this summer vacation.
About Pindari Glacier
This world famous glacier is a trekker’s paradise, as it is easier to visit than most other glaciers. This glacier is situated between snow capped NANDA DEVI and NANDAKOT mountains. The river Pindar originates from this glacier. The glacier is at an altitude of 3353 meters. The entire trekking tour route is beautiful and very scenic.
Grade: Easy / Moderate
Duration: 9 days
Event cost: Rs 16500.00
Batch I: 01 May to 09 May 2015
Batch II: 15 May to 23 May 2015
Batch III: 30 May to 07 June 2015
TreksandTrails itinerary for Pindari glacier trek - Kathgodam to Kathgodam - Pindari glacier trek
Kathgodam is a small town of Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is part of the twin territorial division of Haldwani and Kathgodam. It is famous for its natural beauty as it is located on the foothills of Himalayas. The environment of the town is calm and pleasant for tourism throughout the year. It is located at an altitude of 554 meters from the sea level. The temperature ranges from 15 to 30°C during summers and 0 to 24°C during winters. The major languages that are spoken in this town are Kumauni, Garhwali and Hindi.
How to get to Kathgodam:
By Flight: Kathgodam does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Dehra Dun Airport.
Kathgodam is 184 km away from Dehra Dun Airport (DED)
Kathgodam is 239 km away from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) New Delhi, Delhi
By Train: You can easily get regular trains to Kathgodam from other major cities of the country. Railway Stations: Kathgodam
Train no.5035: Uttrakhand Sampark Kranti
Departure Delhi:16.35 and arrival at Kathgodam at 22:40
Departure from: Kathgodam 20:50pm. Arrival Delhi 15:25
Frequency:7days a week.
Train fare: Ac. Chair car Rs. 302.00 approx and second sitting Rs.85.00 approx
Train no.5013 Ranikhet Express.
Departure Delhi:20:35 pm arrival at Kathgodam 5:45
Departure FromKathgodam 20:40 pm arrival at Delhi 3:55 am.
Frequency:7 days a week
Train fare:AC Rs. 875.00 and sleepers berth Rs.148.00 approx.
Option 3: Train no 12040 from Anand Vihar terminal Shatabdi express
Delhi Departure:6:15 am arrival at Kathgodam at 11:40am
Departure from Kathgodam 15:45 pm arrival at Delhi at 21:15
Frequency:6 days a week except Thursday
Train Fare:Executive class Rs 1200.00 and AC chair car Rs 600.00
TreksandTrails detail itinerary for the event:
Day 01: Kathgodam – Bageshwar
Driving: 210kms drive from Kathgodam to Bageshwar via Almora.
Lunch & dinner will be at Bageshwar. Stay in Hotel sharing base.
Day 02: Bageshwar to Khati (2,210mts)
About: Khati is the biggest village that you will come across on the trek to Pindari Glacier. The trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendrons. It is the last village en route Pindari and Kafni glacier. Khati is situated on the banks of Pindar River. It is believed that the hospitable villagers are descendents of the race who provided pandavas with shelter. Overnight stay will be in Khati. Lunch and Dinner in Khati
Trek from Khati to Dwali (2,575)
About: Today's trek goes along with Pindar River with two wooden bridges to cross. Overnight stay at Dwali rest house and tents. Lunch and Dinner at Khati
Day 04: Trek from Dwali to Phurkia (3,250mts)
About:The 5km trek from Dwali to Phurkia is steep and graded at moderate level. Cross the frozen stream and see the dwindling of forest as you climb. Phurkiya is the last place en route Pindari. There is beautiful waterfall just before Phurkia where you can rest for a while. Phurkia is a picturesque place blessed with natural beauteousness.
Trek from Phurkia to Zero Point and back to Phurkia
Level : Moderate.
About:Trek from Phurkia to Zero Point of Pindari Glacier is visually captivating as it offers spectacular view of the mighty Himalayan range. Start early if you want to spend more time at the Zero Point. The mouth of the Pindari Glacier is named as Zero Point and it situated at an astounding elevation of 3,660mts above sea level. One kilometre before the Zero Point you will see a Baba house who serves food to the people who makes it upto there. Trekking further from Zero Point on Pindari Glacier requires special equipments and experience. After exploring the praiseworthy beauty of Pindari Glacier trek back to Phurkia. Overnight stay in Phurkia.
Day 06: Trek from Phurkia to Khati
Trekking:17Km – most of it is down hill
Trek from Khati to Bageshwar
Driving: 70Km Overnight stay at Bageshwar.
Travel Bageshwar to Nainital with overnight stay in Nainital.
Day 09: Sightseeing around Nainital Late Evening move to Kathgodam
Service tax of 3.09%, all food during the trek and all internal travel during the event.
Accommodation: Tent & rest house (share based), forest tax, guide, support staff, First Aid, equipment charges and TreksandTrails charges if any.
1. Any kind of Personal Expenses. Medical evacuation.
2. Insurance. Personal mule and potter charge not included.
3. Anything not mentioned in the Inclusive list
Important terms for Pindari Glacier
The above cost in inclusive of all meals (veg), accommodation, transportation from Kathgodam to Kathgodam equipment i.e. Rucksack, sleeping bag, mat.
Mode of transport for the entire event will be 2X2 Bus/sumo/Jeep as and where possible.
Food – Vegetarian (Jain food on request)
Itinerary may changed as per the condition/ bad weather or any unexpected circumstances.
Type of accommodation shall be rest house/tents/ dormitory as and where applicable.
Participants should be medically & physically fit. Please consult your family doctor before joining.
Please let us know in advance in case you need any assistance in travel from Delhi to Kathgodam.
Confirmation:Advance payment of Rs 6500.00
Balance payement:30 days prior to the event
Up to 30 Days: 90% of Trek/adventure program PAID cost will be refunded
Between 29 - 14 Days:50% of Trek/adventure program cost PAID will be refunded
Less than 14 Days: No refund of the PAID amount
The cost of the trip will be Rs 16500.00 which includes travel, stay and meals from Kathgodam to Kathgodam and back.
Tent & rest house shall be offered on sharing bases, forest tax, mule, guide, potter charges if any.
Medical emergency if need be.
Personal mule and potter charge not included.
Last day to confirm participation is the 15 April 2015
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Group leader decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails India reserves all the rights to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send a text message.
5. Please be prepared as it will be winter time and it’s a high attitude location.