Pindari Glacier

#1 May 19th, 2012, 11:00
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Hello,

I am planing to trek Pindari glacier first or second week of November2012,
also looking for others with some experience to join me. Or any other group already planning for a trek in same time period, I would not mind joining them either.

Thanks
#2 Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:01
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I am going for Pindari and Kafni, if any body interested can join me. Starts on 5th of June from New Delhi.
#3 May 25th, 2013, 19:53
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I am going to pindari and kafini trek on 2nd june from delhi with few friends .
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All the best, may be we'll meet there.
#5 May 11th, 2018, 14:15
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Just came back from a trek to Pindari Glacier over the course of last few days. Two people, alpine style. Wanted to jot down some latest details from the trek. Itinerary was as follows:

Started May 2nd
Day 1- Ddun to Haldwani by UKTC Volvo overnight
Day 2- Haldwani to Almora to Kapkot (Shared Alto).
Day 3- Kapkot to Bharari to Khirkia (Shared Bolero) to Khati (Trek 5km). Easy chill day.
Day 4- Khati to Dwali to Phurkiya (trek 16km). Long tough Day. Can also break at Dwali for the night if one chooses.
Day 5- Phurkita to Zero point and beyond, back to Phurkiya (trek 15km)
Day 6- Phurkiya to khati (trek 16km)
Day 7- Khati to Khirkiya (trek 5km) to Kapkot (Booked[non-shared] Bolero as we got delayed by rain and reached Khirkiya by noon) to Bageshwar to Kasar Devi (Share Alto). Butter Chicken day at Kasar Devi after the trek
Day 8- Kasar Devi to Haldwani (Shared Alto) to Ddun (KTM-DDN Exprs overnight).
May 9th

Few Pointers:
1. Trail is in perfect condition up to zero. No scope of getting lost anywhere. Seedha rasta hai !!
2. Few landslide zones to cross, some trek reports say they are little scary to cross. This is not the case now. The trail is mint throughout.
3. There are KMVNs and/or Private places to stay till Phurkiya. In theory you dont even need a sleeping bag for this trek. It is a teahouse trail.
4. The weather was typical Kumoan. Clear till noon and then moody with rain and hail. Each day, same story!
5. Started walking by 5:30am each morning and avoided the rain completely. Rule of thumb for Kumaon now
6. Sub point to the weather one above- we left from Phurkiya at 4:45am towards zero. This meant crystal views and early apenglow from Zero, also ensured we spent a good 3 hours at Zero and managed to venture around and ahead of zero as well.
7. We were carrying a tent, sleeping bags, mats, food and gas. We only ended up cooking a few times to save money as food is expensive in Phurkiya. Never pitched our tent.
Last edited by sinhank97; May 11th, 2018 at 14:17.. Reason: Missed out some information
#6 May 11th, 2018, 14:49
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Thanks a ton for that update.. Should help with the planning.
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#7 May 12th, 2018, 05:28
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Thanks for the information. I did this trek back in 1979. The road to Loharkhet was being constructed. We had to walk from Kapkot. We also climbed a ridge to the left of Pindari glacier to get a view of Nanda Devi.
#8 May 14th, 2018, 14:39
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You're very welcome snotty and Govindpuri. I thought its imp to update this thread since last post was in 2013.

We did go ahead of zero and tried climbing the scree laden ridge on the right of zero (when you face Chhanguch and Kot) but cloud cover let us down so we retreated. That being said, zero point is one of the best himalayan vantage points I have ever encountered. Humbled.

While returning from Phurkiya we got a view of Sunanda Devi behind Nanda Khat's ridge. So glad for that
Last edited by sinhank97; May 14th, 2018 at 14:40.. Reason: Typo correction.
#9 Oct 11th, 2018, 11:06
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sinhank97 View Post Just came back from a trek to Pindari Glacier over the course of last few days. Two people, alpine style. Wanted to jot down some latest details from the trek. Itinerary was as follows:

Started May 2nd
Day 1- Ddun to Haldwani by UKTC Volvo overnight
Day 2- Haldwani to Almora to Kapkot (Shared Alto).
Day 3- Kapkot to Bharari to Khirkia (Shared Bolero) to Khati (Trek 5km). Easy chill day.
Day 4- Khati to Dwali to Phurkiya (trek 16km). Long tough Day. Can also break at Dwali for the night if one chooses.
Day 5- Phurkita to Zero point and beyond, back to Phurkiya (trek 15km)
Day 6- Phurkiya to khati (trek 16km)
Day 7- Khati to Khirkiya (trek 5km) to Kapkot (Booked[non-shared] Bolero as we got delayed by rain and reached Khirkiya by noon) to Bageshwar to Kasar Devi (Share Alto). Butter Chicken day at Kasar Devi after the trek
Day 8- Kasar Devi to Haldwani (Shared Alto) to Ddun (KTM-DDN Exprs overnight).
May 9th

Few Pointers:
1. Trail is in perfect condition up to zero. No scope of getting lost anywhere. Seedha rasta hai !!
2. Few landslide zones to cross, some trek reports say they are little scary to cross. This is not the case now. The trail is mint throughout.
3. There are KMVNs and/or Private places to stay till Phurkiya. In theory you dont even need a sleeping bag for this trek. It is a teahouse trail.
4. The weather was typical Kumoan. Clear till noon and then moody with rain and hail. Each day, same story!
5. Started walking by 5:30am each morning and avoided the rain completely. Rule of thumb for Kumaon now
6. Sub point to the weather one above- we left from Phurkiya at 4:45am towards zero. This meant crystal views and early apenglow from Zero, also ensured we spent a good 3 hours at Zero and managed to venture around and ahead of zero as well.
7. We were carrying a tent, sleeping bags, mats, food and gas. We only ended up cooking a few times to save money as food is expensive in Phurkiya. Never pitched our tent.
Hello Sir, Did you take a guide or a porter is enough for the trek? If I want to cover Dhakuri while returning, what would be the probable itinerary?
Please suggest.
Thanks in advance
#10 Oct 21st, 2018, 21:33
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Popmud,
I have not been to Dhakuri. However if you follow the itinerary I took, one could cover Dhakuri on the way back from pindari. Its a few hours walk from Khirkhiya. You would not need a porter for this as I believe food is available in Dhakuri. With regards to Dhakuri being a part of the itinerary while starting the trek, I lack experience to comment on this.
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