Pindari Glacier Trek is one of the easiest treks in the Kumaon region. The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot. The most easily accessible of all glaciers Pindari is over 3.2 km in length & 1.5 km wide and gives rise to the Pindari River which meets the Alaknanda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district.
The local proudly refer to it as the soul of Kumaon. It is situated in the mesmerizing Kumaon Himalayas, Pindari glacier is a most accessible of all glacier treks and attracts amateur as well as experienced trekkers. The trail to reach the glacier crosses the villages of Saung, Loharkhet, crosses over the Dhakuri Pass, continues onto Khati village (the last inhabited village on the trail), Dwali, Phurkia and finally Zero Point, Pindar, the end of the trail. Though most of the trail is along the banks of the Pindari River, the river is mostly hidden until after Khati.
Trekking in India is incomplete if you have not trekked Pindari Glacier. It is situated at an altitude of 3,500 Mts above sea level in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The Pindari Glacier Trek provides for a 90 km (56 mi) round-trip trek that most people find comfortable to complete in six days. The Pindari Glacier Trek is also famous for other adventure sports like ice climbing and mountain biking.