Trekking at Kafni Glacier, Uttarakhand

Ravers Expeditions
  • 12 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Kafni Glacier trek is situated on the east side of Pindar valley and south of Nanda kot peak.



Description

Region: Kumaon

Altitude: 4000 mts/13120 ft.

Trekking Routes: Bageshwar - Khati - Phurkia - Zero Point

This region has its own charm with the solitude it presents. This region is very rich in wildlife. The Himalayas peaks near the glacier are Nandakot (6860 mtrs), Nandabhanar (6104 mtrs) indari - the most accessible glacier in the Kumaon region, is located at 3820 m in Almoradistrict , measuring 3 kms in length and 0.25 km in breadth. It owes it's existence to vast quantities of snow precipitated from Nandadevi and other lofty summits of the greater Himalayan Range. It is named after Pindari river which originates in the Traill's Pass above the glacier A beautiful trek in an unspoilt area of the Kumaon Himalaya. Spectacular views of Nanda Devi (7817m), Nanda Khat (6611m), Nanda Devi East ( 7434m) , Panwali Duar ( 6663m) , Mt. Baljuri(5912m) , Maiktoli (6803m), Nanda Kot (6861m) , Mt. Lamcheer (5700m.) and Laspadhura (5700m) peaks are in store for you. These majestic peaks form a backdrop of stark rocky mountainside with deep wind blown snow. Glaciers flowing southwards in great sheets of ice are as spectacular as any in the whole Himalayan range and the domain of the endangered snow leopard. This is also the watershed of the many great rivers which irrigate the plains of Northern India.

Hiking during the day and Camping out under the stars b night allows one to admire unspoilt vistas with brilliant sunrises and sunsets. After all, this is what trekking is all about! Trekking in these mountains gives the traveller an opportunity to experience a varied culture with considerable influence from Nepal and Tibet especially in the higher reaches. Pindari Valley is a jewel of the Kumaon, surrounded with an impressive series of snow capped peaks that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. During the trekking season you can savor the unimaginable raw beauty as the valley springs to life with a vibrant display of greenery and wildlife. As you reach Loharkhet you are welcomed with a grand view of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot peaks.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Delhi Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Delhi - Kathgodam After breakfast half day sightseeing at Delhi. By evening board a night train for Kathgodam. Overnight journey.

  • Day 3

    Kathgodam - Bageshwar (160 kms/5-6 hrs) Arrival at Kathgodam by early in the morning and then drive to Bageshwar. Bageshwar is situated at the confluence of river Saryu, Gomati and the latent Bhagirathi. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 4

    Bageshwar - Song (40 kms/1 hrs)- Loharkhet (13 kms/4-5 hrs) In the morning after breakfast drive to Song and from here trek to Loharkhet. Loharkhet, a small hamlet on the banks of river Saryu. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

  • Day 5

    Loharkhet - Khati (2210 mts/7248 ft) In the morning we will trek to Khati. Khati is the biggest village enroute Pindari. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 6

    Khati - Phurkia (3260 mts/10693 ft) 9 kms/ 4-5 hrs In the morning trek to Phurkia. Phurkia, where the trees give way to alpine pastures and shepherds can be seen guiding their large flock across grazy uplands. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 7

    Phurkia - Zero Point - Dwali (2575 mts/8446 ft) 18 kms/6-7 hrs In the morning we will trek up to Zero point. From Zero point, we can see the view of Pindari Glacier. After exploring zero point trek to Dwali. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 8

    Dwali - Kafni - Dwali (24 kms/7-8 hrs) After early breakfast trek to Kafni glacier left of the Pinder valley and the Nandakot. From Kafni glacier we can see the main Himalayan ranges. After exploring Kafni glacier trek back to Dwali for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 9

    Dwali - Dhakuri (2690 mts/8824 ft) 19 kms/6 hrs In the morning we will trek to Dhakuri. Dhakuri - Binjak ridge offers a view of the snow-clad Nandakot summit to the east of Maktoli to the west. Dinner and overnight stay in Dhakuri.

  • Day 10

    Dhakuri – Song (16 kms/5 hrs) - Bageshwar (40 kms/1 hrs) In the morning we will trek up to Song and then further drive to Bageshwar. Dinner and overnight stay in Bageshwar.

  • Day 11

    Bageshwar –Kathgodam - Delhi In the morning drive to Kathgodam and from here take a night train for Delhi. Overnight journey.

  • Day 12

    Bageshwar –Kathgodam - Delhi In the morning drive to Kathgodam and from here take a night train for Delhi. Overnight journey.


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