For its ease of access, one of the most visited glaciers in Uttrakhand is the Pindari Glacier. The place gives a view of the Pindari Ice Fall, Lamchir East peak and the Changuch Mountain. The top of Pindari Icefall leads to Traill’s Pass, named after the first British Commissioner of Garhwal, G. W. Traill, who made one of the earliest attempts to enter the inner sanctuary in 1830. Alternate Route to Pindari Glacier - The Itinerary
The usual route to Pindari until Khati village, this being a junction point for Sunderdhunga Valley, Pindar Valley and Kafni Valley, gets overly crowded in summers. For this reason, we are suggesting an alternate and more doable route to Pindari Glacier. Plus, as this route plan saves on hiking days, we will be covering more ground to reach the Advance Base Camp of the Nanda Bhanar Mountain from where the views, on a clear day, are unimaginable!
Day 01: Binsar – Dhur. Driving – 6 hrs, 150 km. After having breakfast leave Binsar around 9 am, lunch en route. ETA Dhur 4 pm. Setup camp at Dhur.
Day 02: Dhur – Camp midway en route Dwali. Trekking – 7 km, 4 hrs
Our hike starts at Dhur. The aim today is to start acclimatizing and tuning ourselves to the high altitude environment. We hope to find a suitable campsite somewhere midway to Dwali to pitch overnight.
Day 03: Camp – Dwali. Trekking – 6 km 3 hrs. Dwali is picturesquely situated at an elevation of 2575 m above sea level. Overnight at Dwali.
Day 04: Dwali – Phurkia. Trekking – 5 km, 3 hrs
Another easy day of walking will help us to strengthen up for the high altitude. Phurkia is situated at an elevation of 3250 m above sea level. There is a beautiful waterfall just before Phurkia. Camp overnight around Phurkia.
Day 05: Phurkia – Base Camp. Trekking – 10 km, 7 hrs
This is our first big walk. The trek from Phurkia to Zero Point of Pindari Glacier is visually captivating and offers spectacular views of the mountains around. The elevation at Zero Point is 3660 m. We will walk further up a couple of kilometres and camp in a meadow, the Base Camp.
Day 06: Stay over at Base Camp. Before gaining more altitude we will spend a day exploring the surrounds at Base Camp.
Day 07: Base Camp – Advance Base Camp – Base Camp. Trekking – round trip 11 km, 8 hrs
This day we start up quite early at about 4 a.m. We aim to reach the ridge above the Advance Base Camp before sunrise. Let me not take the fun away by sharing what you’ll see from here... Return to Base, the meadow camp, and have a relaxed afternoon.
Day 08: Base Camp to Phurkia. Trekking – 14 km, 6 hrs. Walk down to Phurkia easily enjoying the wood. Camp a few kilometres below Phurkia.
Day 09: Camp – Dhur. Trekking – 14 km, 6 hrs. Walk down to Dhur. Overnight stay in a village house. Enjoy homemade traditional meals and small luxuries.
Day 10: Dhur – Binsar. Driving – 6 hrs, 150 km. Leave Dhur after breakfast. Reach Binsar by afternoon.
What to Carry?
-Sun protection cream with high SPF
-Full length thermal inners – top and bottom
-Warm Jacket (pref. feather)
-T – shirts
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