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Pindari Glacier, Uttarakhand

offered by supplier M20550 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 30 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Glacier Tours   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)

Pindar area is in the South Eastern flank of the Nanda Devi Mountain, a natural sanctuary, which despite many attempts could be entered by none until 1934 and was once considered impenetrable. Even today, visitors are banned in the inner Sanctuary!

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 hat
-Woollen Cap
-Sun glasses
-Sun protection cream with high SPF
-Warm Gloves
-Full length thermal inners – top and bottom
-Woollen Sweater
-Warm Jacket (pref. feather)
-Rain Suit
-T – shirts
-Cotton Socks
-Under garments.

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Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation (Hotels, rest houses, home stay, tents)
- Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner)
- Transportation
- Guide (English speaking), 1 assistant.
- Potters
- Transportation (From Kathgodam Railway Staion).

About This Supplier
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Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2010

Hi, I m Ashuotsh Pande(Owner:M20550) and I m promoting Ecotourism(Sustainable tourism) in Uttarakhand, India. I m doing this from past 2 years as a freelancer and now I have started my own compony(M20550). Our private guides are well qualified(Nehru Institute of Mountaineering). We organize cultural tours, village...

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