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    Pindari Glacier

    Pindari Glacier is situated at an altitude of 3,353 mts above sea level in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. This glacier lies between the Nanda devi and Nandakot mountains. Pindari Glacier lies on the edge of Nanda Devi mountains ( 7,816 ), which is the highest peak of India.

    The Pindari Glacier measures about 5km in length, the glacier extends for about 3kms in length and about 400 mts wide. The glacier is the source of Pindar river which meets with Alaknanda River at the confluence of Karnaprayag in the garhwal region.

      *Picture by Nishant Chaudhary

    Pindari Glacier Trek

    The Pindari Glaciers is one of the most easily accessiable of all the glaciers and clearly a trekking delight. The Pindari Glacier trail passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The valley is filled with flora and fauna and the route provides an awesome view of the snow capped himalayan peaks of Nanda devi and Nandakot mountains. Zero Point of Pindari Glacier is situated at an altitude of 3,660mts above sea-level, 5 kms for Phurkia.

    Pindari Glaciers Trekking Route

    The base camp at Song can be reached from Bageshwar (36 kms ) and Almora (110 kms)

    Trek RouteDistance
    Song to Loharkhet 3 kms Trek
    Loharkhet to Dhakuri 11 kms Trek
    Dhakuri to Khatni 8 kms Trek
    Khatni to Dwali 11 kms Trek
    Dwali to Phurkia 7 kms Trek
    Phurkia to Pindari 5 kms Trek

    This Trek is a moderate grade 90 kms trek and spans at an alititude of around 3500 mts - 5000 mts above sea - level. Best time would be around May - June & Sept - Oct. Duration of 7 days required.

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