Kafni Glacier

  • Location Bageshwar, Uttarakhand
  • Type Trekking
  • Length 12 Days
  • Best Season April-May and September – October
  • Level Moderate - Difficult
  • Altitude 4251 m

The Kafni Glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi. The glacier gives rise to the Kafni River, which is a tributary of the Pindar River. The Pinder River is a tributary to Alaknanda River, which eventually is one of the two headstreams of the Ganges. This is relatively small glacier but a popular trekking destination along with Pindari Glacier.

The glacier is located in Bageshwar district. From Bageshwar town it can be approached via route of Bharadi, Saung, Loharkhet, Dhakuri Pass, Khati, Dwali, and Khatiya. The route until Loharkhet is motorable, after which it is approximately a 90 km (56 mi) round trip. Khati is the last village on the route. Though Pindari is more popular tourist destination, some people find route to this glacier more beautiful. Unlike Pindari, tourists can trek up to the glacier. In case of Pindari, the trek beyond zero point becomes very tough and cannot be done without proper equipment.

Itinerary (Day by Day)

Day 1

Kathgodam to Kausani 145 km by taxi 4-5 hr

Day 2

Kausani to Loharkhet 96 km by taxi 3-4 hr

Day 3

Loharkhet to Dakuri 9km trek 4-5 hr

Day 4

Dhakuri to Khati 9km trek 3-4 hr

Day 5

Khati to Duali 11 km trek 6-7 hr

Day 6

Dwali to Kafni 11 km trek 5-6 hr

Day 7

Kafni to Dwali back 11 km trek 4-5 hr

Day 8

Dwali to khati 11 km trek 4-5 hr

Day 9

Khati to Dhakuri 9km trek 4-5 hr

Day 10

Dhakuri to Loharkhet 10 km trek 4-5 hr

Day 11

Loharkhet to Kausani 96 km by taxi 3-4 hr

Day 12

Kausani to Kathgodam 145 km by taxi and departure


Tent, Local Homestay, Hotels or Resorts, Rest House according to the Altitude


Non Veg & Veg (Traditional & Continental)


Tent, Mattresses, Sleeping Bags, Sitting Chairs as required, Utensils, etc. (all are branded)


Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rock Craft, Snow Craft, River Crossing, Zipline, etc. as required


We have well experienced guides who has good knowledge of flora & fauna

Supporting Team

Our supporting team is well experienced and active


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