Popularly loved by trekkers and often mentioned as trekker’s paradise, Pindari glacier lies in Chamoli district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand at an elevation of 3,627 meters above sea level. With snout 6 meters high and 2.5 meters wide, Pindari glacier is 5Km long. Pindari glacier flows upto 3Km long with 300-400 meters width from the snout and crest Pindari river which flows to meet Alakananda river at Karnaprayag in Pauri Garhwal district.
Major trekking destination of adventure lovers, route to Pindari glacier is one of the best in Kumaun division of Uttarakhand state. Enthralling beauty and enchanting landscape glorify Pindari glacier’s beauty and attract more trekkers. The trekking enthusiasts are provided with fascinating sight of snow clad Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Khat, Mrigthuni, Trishul and Nandakot, along with beautiful sights of waterfalls, hanging valleys and sky tall cliffs.
The trek begins from Bamsera in Almora–Bageshwar–Munsiyari road. Trekkers need to walk through Cheera Bagar, encounter a dobato (place where the road divides into two) and take the left route, again comes a diversion where you will choose the right route then go ahead till Loharkhet village, get through Dhakuri Pass, go upto Khati village, go to Dwali and make it up to Phurkiya and finally you will reach Zero point-Pindari. Khati village is the last village inhabited by people, then after you will encounter only the trekkers and varied flora and fauna along with the rivers, waterfalls and the Himalayan peaks with splendor beauty. The tourists encounter Sundardunga river originated from Maiktoli glacier at Khati village where it merges with Pindari river.
Saung village is 45Km from Pindari glacier. The trek to Pindari glacier is usually of five days.
Pindari Glacier | Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Pindari Glacier is from months March to October. It will be wise to escape the monsoon months mid-June to mid-September so the hazards like heavy rainfall, landslide and road blockage do not disturb.The ideal time for Pindari Glacier trek is thus summer and spring months when the nature offers splendid views enchanting the tourists with its natural grandeur.
Pindari Glacier | How to Reach?
You will be trekking to Pindari glacier from village Song, 45Km away. You will reach Saung village through roadways from Bageshwar. Here we discuss on how you reach Bageshwar:
- By air: Pantnagar airport Udham Singh Nagar is the nearest airport 178Km from Bageshwar. Pantnagar airport is well connected with Delhi.
- By rail: Kathgodam railway station Nainital is the nearest railhead 147Km from Bageshwar. Kathgodam railway station is connected to major cities of India.
- By road: Bamsera is 25.8Km from Bageshwar and accessed through Almora-Bageshwar-Munsiyari road. From Bamsera, tourists reach Saung or Song village and begins the 45Km trek.
Route to Pindari Glacier
- Almora – Bageshwar – Bamsera – Song Village – Pindari Glacier
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