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Kafni Glacier Trek Uttarakhand

Kafni glacier is situated in the east of Pindar valley and below Nandakot peak in Bageshwar district. The glacier gives rise to the river Kafni, which is a tributary to the River Pinder, which in turn joins the famous River Alaknanda. The Kafni glacier trek takes you to some of the most tranquil places in the Himalayas, and what attracts most trekkers here, is the feeling of solitude this place gives. Very rich in wildlife, the trek is beautifully adorned by the rhododendron flowers, which are found in abundance here.

The important Himalayan summits that are visible from this trek are Nandakot (6860 m) and Nandbhnar (3263 m).

Kafni Glacier Trek

The Kafni glacier trek is common with the Pindari Glacier trek till Dwali, from where the tracks diverge. The base camp of the trek is at Saung, a small village, 36 kilometres from Bageshwar. The trek is of moderately difficult and takes around 8 to 9 days and covers approximately 90 kilometres (round trip).

The trekking route is as follows:

Base camp: Saung
Saung        –  Loharkhet (3 kms)
Loharkhet – Dhakuri (11 kms)
Dhakuri     – Khati (8 kms)
Khati    –    Dwali (11 kms)
Dwali   –    Khafni Glacier (12 kms)

Best time to visit: May- June and September- November

Getting there:
The Kafni glacier trek commences from Saung, a small village, 36 kilometres from Bageshwar.

Distance:

Air: Nearest airport is Pant Nagar, 206 km.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 180 km.

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