Pindari Glacier is situated at an elevation of 3,353 m above sea level. The trek to Pindari Glacier is one of some amazing trekking adventures in the whole world. The trek take you through the spectacular landscapes, snow clad glaciers, and amazing remote villages in the Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
Pindari glacier is considered as one of the easily accessible glaciers among all the Himalayan glaciers. The glacier flows to the south for about 3 kms. It then gives rise to the Pindari River which finally meets river Alakananda at Karnaprayag.
The Pindari Glacier Trek:
Pindari glacier trek is somewhat easy to finish and it doesn’t need you to be extraordinarily physically strong or have high stamina. It doesn’t mean that it is easiest in trek in the world. The trek becomes a little challenging after crossing some distance. You need to cross mountain ridges, spider-walls, and streams. But these challenging activities have their own beauty and adventure.
The trek starts from Loharkhet, a small village which is 20 km away from Bageshwar. Then the trail goes on to a series of villages such as Dhakuri, Dwali, and Phurkia. Further the trek leads to the forests along the south of the of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. This point of the trek offers you a magnificent views of peaks such as Panwali Dwar and Maiktoli.
Best Time to Visit Pindari Glacier:
This is a good time to go for trekking. The weather is pleasant, which makes trekking easy.
During the monsoons, the trails remain closed. Natural calamties such as rain, landslide and road blockage makes it very dangerous. You should avoid this season.
Weather remains pleasant. It is good time to trek here.
How to Reach Pindari Glacier Trek:
The trek starts from Loharkhet, a small village which is 20 km away from Bageshwar.
Closest airport is Pantnagar Airport, which is about 205 km from Bageshwar.
Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead. It is 171 kms from Bageshwar.
The trek starts from Loharkhet, which is 20 kms from Bageshwar. Bageshwar is a district and well connected to all the major cities of Uttarakhand as well as Delhi.