Treks Trips & Trails
PINDARI GLACIER TREK
Trek Time : Sept/October -May/ June
Trek Duration : 14 nights and 13 days (includes days of travelling)
Region : Kumaon Hills (Almora)
Max. Altitude : 3820 m.
1. A/C train travel from Delhi to Katgodham and back.
2. Chartered bus from Kathgodam to Bageshwar, further to Saung and back to Katgodham.
3. Hotel accommodations at Bageshwar before and after the trek.
4. All food expenses, other lodging charges, porter charges for carrying your loads, mules/ponies charges, cooks, guide and equipment charges.
Meet in Delhi Railway station “COMESUM RESTAURANT” at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Train to Kathgodham by Ranikhet Express. Train departure at 10.40 p.m.
Arrival at Kathgodam station at 5.45 a.m.Assembly at 7.00 a.m. at station. From Kathgodam we take you to Bageshwar by a chartered non a/c. bus. Its takes 7 hrs by bus to reach Bageshwar at around 3 p.m.Breakfast, Lunch, tea and snacks en-route will be provided. Overnight & Dinner at Tourist Rest House/Hotel - Bageshwar
DAY 3. Saung to Loharkhet Trek 3 km (1.5 hrs)
After breakfast move to Saung by same bus. Saung is on the banks of the Revati Ganga river. From the road, a short walk takes you to a little bridge, looking over the river. From Saung to Loharkhet is a 03km trek. Lunch, Dinner & overnight stay at Loharkhet (1750 Meters) in Treks Trips and Trails camps/ KMVN Tourist Lodge.
Day 4. Loharkhet to Dhakuri Trek 11 km (6 hrs)
After breakfast at Loharkhet we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It is an 11 km trek today, which takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. 2690 mts. Dinner and overnight in Treks Trips and Trails camps/KMVN Tourist lodge.
Day 5. Dhakuri to Khati (2210 m /7293 ft.) 7 km
After breakfast we trek 7 km ; Khati is the largest village on this route and is on the banks of the Pindar Ganga. The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to the pandavas during their exile. Dinner & overnight in Treks Trips and Trails camps/tents.
Day 6. Khati to Dwali - Kathalia (2575 M /8498 ft.- 11 km
After breakfast, the distance covered today is 11 km with the roar of the pindar Ganga not too far off. Along the way there are many waterfalls and log bridges to be crossed. The trek is in and out of thick alpine forest for more than half the journey. Lunch en-route at Bagia daud Dinner and overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/tents.
Day 7. Dwali to Phurkia- 5 km (3206 M/10,708 ft.)
After breakfast start the trek with a steep climb of 5 km, to reach Phurkia. The barren ice peaks seem to your only companions for the day. Overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/tents.
Day 8. Phurkia to Pindari Glacier to Phurkiaa- 7+7 km
Today is an early morning start after breakfast as it is a7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where the Pindari Glacier can be viewed in its glory and magnificence. The pinder valley is also prominent with its patches of lush greenery over the stark white landscape. Return to Phurkia for late lunch. Dinner and overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/tents
Day 9. Phurkia to Dwali 5 km
After breakfast we retrace our steps by trekking from Phurkia to Dwali Overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/tents.
Day 10. Dwali - Khati- 11 km.5 hrs
After breakfast trek back to Khati 11 km. Exploring Khati is a good idea as it has some great sights to offer. A day spend within the village and interacting with the villagers is really a rejuvenating experience for the urban traveler. Dinner and Overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/ tents/private shepherd huts.
Day 11. Khati to Dhakuri -8 km. 3-4 hrs.
After breakfast trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight in Treks Trips & Trails camps/tents/KMVN Tourist Lodge.
Day 12. Dhakuri to Loharkhet to Saung to Bageshwar - 14 km.
In the morning trek back to saung after breakfast (13 km/5 to 6 hrs.). Lunch at Loharkhet, then trek to saung. Later non a/c. chartered bus to Bageshwar. Dinner at Bageshwar and stay in hotel at Bageshwar.
Day 13. Bageshwar to Kathgodham
Departure to Kathgodham Railway Station from Bageshwar via Nainital by chartered non a/c. bus. Reach Kathgodham railway station at 5 p.m. Train to Delhi at night 8.30 p.m.
Arrival at Delhi by 5 a.m. Group splits
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