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Pindari-Kafni Trek Plan



Trek to Pindari and Kafni Glaciers

Sl. No. From To Hrs/ Kms Trek Condition Photo Remarks
1 Delhi Kathgodam 07/ 250 Not Applicable

Take a train from Delhi upto Kathgodam. Stay at KMVN.
2 Kathgodam Bageshwar 07/ 150 Not Applicable By vehicle. Stay at KMVN.
3 Bageshwar Dhakuri 04 / 10

The trek is well marked. It climbs up all the way to Dhakuri pass at 2850 meters. Thereafter it starts moving down and after a Km one reaches the KMVN/ PWD rest houses, which are visible from the trail as it moves down from the pass.

By vehicle up to Song/ Loharkhet which is 44 Kms from Bageshwar.

By walk and stay in tent/ KMVN/ PWD rest house/ teashop.

4 Dhakuri Dwali

07/ 17

The trail is again well marked and moves slowly down and one reaches the last village Khati of the trek after 06 Kms. Have early lunch here. The trail keeps moving up and down and reaches the river Pindari along which we now move. There is a tea shop just before the bridge which takes you across the river. The trail moves slightly up and reaches Dwali, which is visible from distance across the river. This is the place where the two rivers coming from Kafni and Pindari glaciers join.

By walk and stay in tent/ KMVN/ PWD rest house/ teashop.
5 Dwali Kafni

and back

09/ 22

The trail here also is well marked though it is not that frequently visited by trekkers. After a walk of 05 Kms one reaches Khatia where the rest house run by village panchayat. Continue on the gently rising trail passing through beautiful landscape and reach the snout of Kafni glacier at 3900 meters. The Nanda Kot gives you company throughout. on return have lunch at Khatia.

By walk and stay in tent/ KMVN/ PWD rest house/ teashop.
6 Dwali Pindari

04/10

The trail moves up till one reaches Phurkia (3261 M), where the KMVN and PWD rest house exist along with tea shops. The trail continues to rise, though more gently and then levels off till one reaches the open space a Km before the zero point. One can have food and stay at the ashram and a hotel here. You are surrounded by a number of known Himalaya peaks though the Nanda Devi (E) which is visible upto Phurkia is not visible from here.

By walk and stay in tent/ teashop/ Ashram.
7 Pindari Khati 08/ 21 hrs Move back to Khati. Stop at Dwali for Lunch.

By walk and stay in tent/ KMVN/ PWD rest house/ Hotel.
8 Khati Loharkhet 06/ 17 Move back to Loharkhet and spend the night there relaxing

By walk and stay in tent/ KMVN/ PWD rest house.
9 Loharkhet Kathgodam 07/ 200 Not Applicable.

Stay at KMVN.
10 Kathgodam Delhi 06/256 Not Applicable. Take morning train from Kathgodam to Delhi.

Note:

As is true everywhere one can make his plans according to his/ her/ team's strengths and weaknesses and the experience of trekking.


Pindari-Kafni Part I
Pindari-Kafni Part II
Pindari-Kafni People Photos
Pindari-Kafni Story

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