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Pindari Glacier

Location :
Pindari glacier falls in the Kumaon Himalayan Mountain range at an altitude of 3353 meters. It is located between the snow capped Nanda Devi and the Nandakot mountains. The Glacier is is 3 km in length and 0.25 km in breadth. The Pindari river originates from this glacier.

pindari-glacierTrekking to the Pindari Glacier :
Pindari Glacier offers the most interesting and easy treks in whole of the Kumaon region. The glittering white colour of the glacier with the small tinges of blue and brown here and there are truly rewarding. Impressive scenic area and nature packed of exploration treasure is what sets the treks of Pindari apart from others. Climbing the mountains and being the part of the Himalayan landscape is an experience beyond imagination.

Above all this trekking to the Pindari glacier is the exciting mix of adventure, pleasure and self realization. The natural beauty of the Glacier can not be explained in words and the rich wilderness on its southern side makes an huge impact on its beauty. Pindari glacier offers excellent opportunity for trekking in the Himalayas without facing the hard challenges, like the other glaciers. Some of the prominent peaks that one one may encounter along the trekking route includes Balijuri, Panwalidwar, Nanda Khat, Changuch, and Nanda Kot.

The best time to to the Pindari Glacier lies between the month of May- June and September and October. The trekking route at the Pindari glacier takes you to the pristine village of Loharkhet, you may climb up the excellent Dhakuri pass and enjoy the scenic beauty, than you go downhills to the village of Khati, from where the peak lies at the closer distance.

Flora and Fauna around the Pindari Glacier :
Pindari Glacier also holds abundance of flora and fauna in its lapse. There are variety of tress found in this area which includes the trees of Khair, Sal, Teak, Haldu, and Shisham. Apart from enjoying the floral beauty around the glacier you can also also explore the rich wildlife of area at the Nanda Devi National Park. The park holds more than 80 species of animals. Some of the major attractions of the area include Bharal, Brown Bear, Common Langur, Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, Leopard, Serow and Snow Leopard. As you go deep into the sanctuary you may find the rich vegetation of fir, birch, rhododendron and Juniper. You can even explore the great avifauna of park such as Grosbeaks, Rose Finches, Ruby Throat and Warblers.

Special instructions :
Tourists are requested to follow the eco tourism in the area. There should keep in mind not to spoil the environment by throwing the waste or the water bottles here and there. Carry the comfortable shoes along with yourself. It is advisable be medically fit before going for the trekking expedition to the Pindari Glacier. Keep the extra woolens along with yourself. While taking the photographs do not disturb the animals. Intake only the running water, otherwise you may fall ill. Keep the map or the tour guide along with yourself to enjoy the panoramic and magnificent sites.

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