Pindari Kafni Glacier Trek is one trek where Zero is the encapsulation of accomplishment. The trail to the Pindari Glacier resembles a full-course supper for trekkers. First of all, there are level strolls through serene rhododendron timberlands, where fascinating flying creatures flourish. Next, one needs to navigate shifted mountain edges, insect dividers and stream intersections. The tempting treat comes as the Pindari Glacier at Zero Point, whose unearthly magnificence at 12,300 feet will top you off with unlimited satisfaction. Its best piece? This trek is consummately suited for families, including youngsters and pindari kafni glacier trek package is worth taking.
Time taken : From Kathgodam it’s a 2-3 hours’ drive (80km)
Early in the morning drive to almora via kathgodam, it takes 3 to 4 hours approximately, while heading to almora trekkers can witness the Mother Nature blissfully.
Time taken : 2 to 3 hours drive to loharkhet (130km)
In the morning after breakfast drive to loharkhet and from there we will start our trek up to dhakuri, it’s an 11km trek to dhakuri, dhakuri is the gateway to two beautiful valleys of kumaon – Pindari and Sundardhunga, this trek takes you down into the depth of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. The trek is easy but quite steep and goes through dense forest. After following the trail for few more kilometers from Dhakuri Khal you reach Dhakuri.
Time taken: 5 hours (8km)
This is a 8 km trek; Khati is the biggest village which is situated on the banks of the Pinder Ganga, while trek, trekkers witness thick forests of rhododendrons and the most admirable thing about the village is, it is believed that in ancient time the generous villagers provided shelter to pandavas overnight in khati.
Time taken : 6 hours (11km)
Today’s trek is going to be an amazing experience with the sound of Pindari Ganga not too far off, After trekking for almost 6 km from Khati you have to cross Pindari at Maliyahound. Throughout the way trekkers will spot the wooden bridges and waterfalls. You can also have cup of tea from the small tea stall available over here. Finally, after a lengthy trek and higher altitude, you will reach near to the second bridge on the Pindari River, right across which is Dwali. This is one of the well maintained bridge.
Time taken : 7 hours (5km)
Altitude : 14,300ft.
It’s a short trek takes 5 km to reach Phukria from Dwali. The mountaintops enveloped with the white blanket of snow will give you a glimpse of the astonish and mind blowing Mother Nature. Dwali is the last place where you witness normal dense forest. Above it, the vegetation starts diminishing, the breeze become chilled, and the nature creation looks totally mind blowing
Time taken : 7 hours (15km)
Altitude : 12,870ft.
Basically the trek from Phukria to zero point is as mesmerizing as it gives you a spectacular view of the Himalayan range. Early trek will be the best option this day if you want to spend a quality time at the zero point, the mounth of the Pindari glacier is known as a zero point. Trekking to Pindari glacier from zero point needs some special equipments and an experienced trekker too.
Time taken : 6 hours (12km)
Altitude : 13,120ft.
Kafni Glacier is located in the left of Pindari valley. There are two major peaks that are visible from Pindari glacier are- Nanda Kot (6806mts) and Nanda Bhanar (6104mts). Kafni has its own beauty that describes mother nature so well and the creation looks so amazing like as happy as calm.
Time taken : 5 hours (12km)
As soon as exploring the beauty of Kafni glacier, trek back to Dwali, return with trail gradually descending to Dwali.
Trek back to Dhakuri from Dwali, take a break and rest for the day and have a healthy food over there.
Trek all the way to Loharkhet and drive back to Bageshwar takes approximately 5 to 6 hours, relax over night and here the trek comes to an end.
In the morning drive back to kathgodam from Bageshwar, carry back all you experience of this journey and relive the memories you captured in your eyes.