Upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas host The Pindari Glacier, to the southeast of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot. The glacier flows to the south for a short distance of about 3 KM and gives rise to the Pindari River which meets river Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district.
The trail to reach the glacier crosses the villages of Saung, Loharkhet, crosses over the Dhakuri Pass, and continues onto Khati village, 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, which is last inhabited village on the trail.
It is one of the relatively easy to moderate grade trek compared to other Himalayan glaciers. Trail’s rugged beauty offers a breathtaking sight to nature lovers in all its pristine glory. The Pindari Glacier is an unsurpassable and an exhilarating experience