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
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.
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.