Trek to Pindari glacier – I

I recently went for a trek to the Pindari glacier. The trek in itself lasted for eight days, and offered some awesome scenic views, especially towards the later half of the trek. We stayed in KMVN huts at various spots along the way. Our itinerary was as follows –

Day 1 – Drive from Bageshwar to Loharkhet. Trek 9 kms from Loharkhet to Dhakuri

Day 2 – Trek 7 kms from Dhakuri to a village called Khati

Day 3 – Trek 11 kms from Khati to Dwali

Day 4 – Trek 5 kms from Dwali to Phurkiya

Day 5 – Trek 14 kms Phurkiya to Pindari, and back to Phurkiya

Rest of the days, we just retraced  our path back, with lesser number of stops and more distance covered each day. This was a fairly easy trek, as long as one does not have any knee problems. The scenery, while fairly usual in the beginning , becomes good Dwali onwards. We even spotted a bear on our way to Phurkiya!

Following are some of my captures along the way. Will be posting more soon! 🙂

The trekking route near Dhakuri

One of the many waterfalls along the way

As one approaches the glacier. Imagine living in that hut!

Snow capped peaks

This photograph has not come out well, but I still loved how the pollen and insects glowed in the sunlight!

Found many sheep. They're really woolly to touch 🙂

This was a fantastic sight! A herd of sheep crossing a glacier! Was amazing! 🙂


  1. zachynyoga · July 5, 2011

    Amazing photo’s, I live in the desert so it is nice to see some green.

    • Sonali · July 5, 2011

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Try and make a trip some time 😀

  2. MILESTONE MAN · July 5, 2011

    Wow, amazing photos. The colours are beautiful. Can I ask what camera you used?

    • Sonali · July 5, 2011

      Thanks a lot Milestone Man! 🙂 I use a Canon EOS 1000D.

  3. Vikram Sharma · July 5, 2011

    wow!! nice pictures!

    Bear!! Dangerous!

    • Sonali · July 5, 2011

      Thanks 🙂

      Bear was not dangerous as it was on the opposite side of the valley. We saw it climb halfway up a mountain 😀 Had it been on our side then yes, it would have been a different thing altogether 😛 Probably would not have been posting this!

  4. michaelmoore32 · October 8, 2011

    wow these are just stunning photo’s

    • Sonali · October 8, 2011

      Thanks! It was a stunning place! 🙂

  5. Bithika · September 6, 2013

    wow great collection 🙂

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