Pindari Glacier Trek
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Shanti van, Raj Ghat , and pass through India Gate and Parliament House and President’s Estate.
02 Delhi/Nainital (1938 m)
Drive 303 km/8 hr. Nainital is a hill station set around Naini Lake, named after Naina (eyes) of Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife. It is believed that emerald lake is one of the green eyes of her. Overnight in guest house/hotel.
In the morning we make an excursion to Naina Peak (2610 m) from where we have a glimpse of Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7826 m).
04 Nainital – Loharkhet (210 kms/5 – 6 hrs)
Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet, Overnight in the tent.
05 Loharkhet – Dhakuri (2680 mts / 8844 ft)
From here we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It is an 11 km trek today that takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
04 Dhakuri – Khati (2210 mts/7293 ft)
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route and is on the banks of the Pinder Ganga.The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to the Pandavas during their exile. Dinner and overnight stay in Tents/Village huts.
05 Khati – Dwali (2575 mts/8498 ft)
The trekking distance today is 11 km (5-6 hrs) with the roar of the Pinder Ganga not too far off. Along the way there are many a waterfalls and log bridges to be crossed. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
06 Dwali – Phurkia (3206 mts/14300 ft)
A short 5 km trek takes you to Phurkia. The barren icy peaks seem to be your only companions for the day. Dinner and overnight stay in tent/rest house.
07 Phurkia – Pindari Glacier (3900 mts/12870 ft)
Today is an early start as it is a 7 km trek each way. Touch zero point from where the Pindari glacier can be viewed in all its magnificence. The Pinder valley is also prominent with its patches of lush greenery over the stark white landscape. Return to Phurkia. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
8 Phurkia – Dwali
Its time to go back and the 5 km trek will take about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
09 Dwali – Khati
Today’s 11 km trek will take 4-5 hrs. Exploring Khati is a good idea as it has some beautiful sights to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
10 Khati – Dhakuri
In the morning after breakfast trek down to Dhakuri. The trek is 8 kms and it will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.
11 Dhakuri – Loharkhet – Song – Bageshwar
Trek all the way to song today 13 km, 5-6 hrs and drive back to Bageshwar. Overnight at Resthouse. The trek has come to an end. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
09 Kathalia – Jatoli(12 kms/5 hrs)
Trek back to Jatoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
10 Jatoli – Khati (8 kms/4 hrs)
Trek back to Khati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
11 Khati – Dhakuri (8 kms/4 hrs)
In the morning trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
12 Dhakuri – Loharkhet – Song – Bageshwar
In the morning trek to Song (13 kms/ 5-6 hrs) and then drive back to Bageshwar. On arrival check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
13 Bageshwar – Naini Tal – Delhi
In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
14 Delhi Departure
After half day sightseeing at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight