Pindari Glacier

6 Days

Treknical Details

  • Kathgodam
  • 12,100 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 3
  • 56 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65


Pindari Glacier, a realm of enchantment, beckons you to undertake an unforgettable journey. Nestled in the heart of Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region, this glacier trek unfolds as a paradise for trekkers, offering a thrilling and awe-inspiring adventure that resonates with nature enthusiasts and seekers of excitement.

The expedition takes flight from the charming village of Saung, and the path meanders through dense forests, quaint hamlets, and idyllic meadows, ultimately leading to the iconic Pindari Glacier. Along this trail, trekkers are bestowed with vistas that unfold as a canvas of snow-draped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and rivers so clear that they reflect the majesty of the Himalayan range.

As the journey culminates, the vast expanse of the Pindari Glacier emerges as the pièce de résistance. It stands as a testament to nature’s monumental artistry, a frozen marvel that exudes a serene splendor and inspires a profound sense of humility.

With a moderate level of challenge and a duration spanning around 6 days, the Pindari Glacier trek is an invitation open to both seasoned trekkers and those taking their first steps into the mountains. It’s an opportunity to craft memories that will last a lifetime, to immerse yourself in the Himalayan tranquility, and to be swept away by the enchanting beauty that the Pindari Glacier embodies.

Trek Highlights

  • Arrive in Kathgodam and venture to Khati Village, where serenity unfolds
  • Follow the enchanting Pindar River's path from Khati to Dwali, a journey of beauty and discovery
  • Traverse spiderwalls and frozen streams as you trek from Dwali to Phurkia, a thrilling adventure
  • Ascend from Phurkia to Zero Point, where breathtaking panoramas become your reward
  • Bid adieu as you drive from Khati to Kathgodam, carrying memories of majestic landscapes and unforgettable moments


Altitude: Khati Village – 7,300 ft
Kathgodam to Khati Village: 10 hours (214 km) by taxi

Begin on an incredible journey as you arrive in Kathgodam and proceed towards the picturesque Khati Village, the starting point of your Pindari Glacier trek.

Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Kumaon region as you pass through charming villages and lush green forests.

The drive itself is a scenic delight, offering glimpses of the majestic Himalayas and the serene Pindar River flowing alongside.

Arrive in the quaint Khati Village, where time seems to stand still, and soak in the tranquil ambiance.

Prepare yourself for the thrilling adventure that awaits, as you take the first step towards exploring the mesmerizing beauty of Pindari Glacier.

Altitude: Dwali – 8,600 ft
Khati to Dwali: 8 hours (13 km) by trek

Commence on an enchanting trek from Khati to Dwali, where every step unveils the natural wonders of the Pindari Glacier trail.

Follow the melodious symphony of the Pindar River as it guides you through lush forests and charming wooden bridges.

The awe-inspiring landscapes of the Kumaon region will leave you spellbound, offering postcard-perfect views of snow-capped peaks and cascading waterfalls.

Keep an eye out for unique flora and fauna that call this region their home.

As you walk through this pristine paradise, immerse yourself in the serenity of nature and relish the heartwarming hospitality of the local communities you encounter on your journey.

Dwali awaits you with its rustic charm and a sense of adventure that sets the tone for the days ahead.

Altitude: Phurkia – 10,500 ft
Dwali to Phurkia: 3 hours (5 km) by trek

Get ready for an exhilarating trek from Dwali to Phurkia, where adventure awaits at every turn.

As you ascend higher, encounter the fascinating Spiderwalls, an intriguing rock formation that leaves trekkers in awe.

Traverse across frozen streams, adding an element of thrill to the journey.

The pristine beauty of the Himalayas surrounds you, offering breathtaking panoramas of snow-clad peaks and lush valleys. Listen to the enchanting whispers of nature as you make your way through dense forests and meadows adorned with vibrant alpine flowers.

Keep your camera ready to capture memorable moments with the mighty Pindari Glacier in the background.

Phurkia welcomes you with warmth and stunning views, providing a perfect resting point before you continue your adventure into the heart of the Himalayas.

Altitude: Zero Point – 12,100 ft
Phurkia to Zero Point & back: 7 hours (16 km) by trek

Get ready for the most thrilling day of the Pindari Glacier trek as you embark on the journey from Phurkia to Zero Point.

This is the day you’ve been waiting for—the summit day! As you ascend to Zero Point, feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins. Witness the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and pristine glaciers that surround you.

The serene beauty of the Himalayan landscape will leave you spellbound.Standing at Zero Point, you’ll feel a sense of achievement and wonder as you gaze at the majestic Pindari Glacier, one of the most captivating sights in the region.

Capture this momentous experience in your heart and on your camera, cherishing memories that will last a lifetime.

After relishing the summit triumph, make your way back to Phurkia, where the warm hospitality and cozy atmosphere await you.

Enjoy a well-deserved rest and bask in the glory of your extraordinary feat.

Altitude: Khati – 7,300 ft
Phurkia to Khati: 8 hours (18 km) by trek

As you bid farewell to the enchanting Phurkia, get ready to embark on a scenic journey back to Khati, tracing your steps through Dwali.

The descent offers a different perspective of the mesmerizing landscapes, with lush forests and charming hamlets lining the trail.

Traverse through picturesque meadows, cross gurgling streams, and pass by ancient bridges, immersing yourself in the natural splendor of the Pindari region.

The trek from Phurkia to Khati is not just about descending; it’s about savoring the last moments in the lap of the Himalayas.

Take in the serenity of the surroundings, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and embrace the tranquility that only the wilderness can provide.

As you arrive in the quaint village of Khati, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the locals, adding to the charm of this unforgettable journey.

Altitude: Kathgodam – 6,750 ft
Khati to Kharkhia: 1 hour (4 km) by trek
Kharkhia to Kathgodam: 10 hours (210 km) by taxi

As your memorable Pindari Glacier trek comes to a close, it’s time to bid adieu to the enchanting mountains and begin your journey back to civilization.

Hop on a scenic drive from Khati to Kathgodam, cherishing the last glimpses of the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscapes that have left an indelible mark on your soul.

As the winding roads take you away from the serene wilderness, you’ll be filled with a mix of emotions—gratitude for the unforgettable experiences, awe for the stunning vistas, and a sense of achievement for conquering the mighty trails.

The memories of pristine rivers, charming villages, and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers will stay with you long after you’ve returned to the hustle and bustle of city life.

As you journey back, take one last look at the majestic peaks that have stood tall and witnessed your adventure, and promise yourself to return for more adventures in the lap of the Himalayas.

The Pindari Glacier trek may have come to an end, but its magic will stay with you forever.


Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)v

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Backpack (with rain cover)​
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Kathgodam
  • 12,100 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 3
  • 56 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65