Trekking here is incomplete without trekking the Pindari Glacier trek which is relatively an easy trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This trek offers well-defined trails with only one minor pass crossing en route to the Pindari Glacier. The views from the pass– the Dhakri Khal (2830m) – are particularly impressive and includes the various snow-capped peaks that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The views from above the Pindari Glacier are also striking, especially if you are a first time trekker.Your heart may skip a beat by witnessing such captivating piece of beauty.The Pindari Glacier is the source of the Pindar River which meets with the Alaknanda River at Karnaprayag.
Pindari Glacier trek is situated at an altitude of 3353 Metres which makes it an easy glacier trek in comparison to other glacier treks.You can even visit the towns of Bageshwar and Almora and they very successfully showcases its rich and simple cultural life.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.The best time again for this trek are the Pre Monsoon and the Post Monsoon Season which are from May to June and Mid August to October.