Easier than most of the other glaciers, it is not possible to have confronted challenges of Himalayas and not being aware of it. A delight to be trekked to witness 5 km of length and 2.5 km of width, this glacier is exquisite sight to revere. Even families can jointly take the trip and find some time to bond under the refuge of “mighty abode of snow”.
To look at this particular icy monolith, one has to direct his eyes between Nanda Devi and Nandakot mountains and he would be able to witness the beauty there. The glacier is also responsible for the origin of Pindari river that flows to meet river Alaknanda and goes on to become river Ganges later.
Reaching zero point of Pindari glacier is one thing, but the return journey could be made more interesting by adding to the list attraction like confluences of Saryu and Gomti, Bagnath temple, Bajinath and kafni glacier if time allows, that too in the month of April to July and sep to Oct.
Best time:-April –June & October to November
Day01 :- kathgodam - loharkhet 210km drive
Day02 :- loharkhet - dhakuri 11 km trek
Day03 :- dhakuri - khati 08 km trek
Day04 :- khati - dwali 11 km trek
Day05 :- dwali- phurkia 05 km trek
Day06 :- phurkia - pindari glacier - dwali 17 km trek
Day07 :- dwali - dhakuri 19 km trek
Day08 :- dhakuri - loharkhet 11 km terk
Day09 :- loharkhet - kathgodam 210km drive
NOTE:- TREK COST :- Rs.9,700/Pax. Including Transport (Kathgodam to Kathgodam) & All Taxes