Pindari Glaciar

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Pindari Glaciar

  1. 1. Pindari Glacier
  2. 2. The Pindari Glacier, in the Bageshwar district, falls in the Kumaon Himalayas and has lured mountaineers and trekkers. since the last century.  The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot.  The glacier flows to the south for a short distance of about 3 km (1.9 mi) and gives rise to the Pindari River which meets the Alakananda at Karnaprayag and the Garhwal district. 
  3. 3. 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.  It lies between the Nanda Devi and Nandakot peaks and terminates at an altitude of 3627 m.
  4. 4.  The Glacier is 5 km long, the snout is about 6 m high and 2.5 m wide and above the snout,  The glacier extends for about 3 km in length and 300 400 m in width, between an altitudinal range of about 3600 m to 5000 m.  The Pindari Glacier is located in the Pindar Valley between longitudes 79° 13'-80°02' E and latitudes 30° 15' N. It occupies an area of 339.39 sq km. The colour of Pindari Glacier is very white and at some places, spots of light blue and brown may also be seen.

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