Namik Glacier Trekking Tour
One of the least trekked areas in the Himalayas and yet one the most picturesque. Here you are in the heart of the Himalayan wilderness surrounded by the biggest peaks - Nanda Devi (7848 m), Nanda Kot (6861m), Trishul (7120 m). The trail passes through pristine villages with strong local culture and ancient temples. These villages are rich in heritage from the Indo- Tibetan trade route and particularly the two villages of Gogina and Namik. At time we stay we the local people in their homes. The trail generally follows the Ramganga river through deep forests and rolling meadows with eternal Himalayas in constant view.
Welcome to the magic.
Season: May to June & September to October
Total Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Trekking days: 08 Days
Trekking Kilometers :74 Kms approx.
Special Features: Villages & Glaciers
Trek Grade: Moderate
Max Alt.: 4200 m
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat'(Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in and overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Kathgodam (Overnight Train)
After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to the Red Fort built in the year 1648 and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes drive around India Gate, President's House and visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Later in the evening take the overnight train from Old Delhi railway station to Kathgodam (Departure-22:40 hrs) Overnight Journey.
Day 03: Arrive Kathgodam - Chaukori (2010 m) 198 Kms by Jeep
Arrive at Kathgodam 06:30 hrs. Received by Caper escort and transferred to waiting vehicle after brief rest we will have breakfast and later drive is through the pleasant Kumaon countryside including the Almora Township.Lunch enroute, Our destination Chaukori is famous for the tea gardens and splendid views of the snow covered Himalayas. A good halt for acclimatization. Dinner and Overnight in tourist Guest house.
Day 04: Chaukori-Munsiyari (2290m) 98 km drive-Senar Gad meadows (7 km trek)
Post breakfast we drive up the fantastic valley leading to Munsiyari with the famous Birthi Water fall and various picturesque villages. The feeling of having moved away from civilization truly begins. The quaint Munsiyari town with the rolling meadows, small town and with spectacular views of the Panchchuli range is considered by many as one of the most beautiful spots in Kumaon. Lunch en-route, As for the trek the first day we take it easy. Dinner and overnight stay in the Camp.
Day 05: Senar Gad - Dhaldauk (11 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Dhaldauk, This is an easy walk through a rarely trekked route, a popular trail with the shepherds and commands even more picturesque views of the Panchchuli hills. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06: Dhaldauk - Sudamkhan (7 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Sudamkhan, Various peaks loom up in front as we trek to the meadows of Sudamkhan. The views from here are unforgettable. Dinner and Overnight in tents on the meadows.
Day 07: Sudamkhan - Hiramani Glacier (9 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Trek up to the edge of the fantastic environs of Hiramani Glacier. Dinner and Overnight on the margins of the glacier.
Day 08: Hiramani Glacier - Namik Glacier - Sudamkhan (14 kms trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch upto the Namik glacier in the morning with Nanda kot really close up and return back to Sudamkhan. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 09: Sudamkhan - Namik Village (11 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Namik village, Fairly simple trek down to the Bhotia village. Namik was one of the centers in the region for the Indo-Tibetan trade route. The houses have lots of woodcarvings and traditional structures. We would be staying in one of the village houses for the night followed by Dinner
Day 10: Namik Village - Gogina (6 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Gogina, Gogina is in the heart of Ramganga Valley at the foot of Nanda kot with traditional houses. There is an overhanging glacier opposite the village. At the meadows we are likely to meet shepherds also. A visit to the Kimu village, one of the most beautiful in Himalayas is possible. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 11: Gogina - Liti (19 km trek)
Post breakfast we start our trek with packed lunch for Liti, This is a fairly simple descent down the Ramganga valley to the road head at Liti. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 12: Liti - Bageshwar - Nainital (190 kms by bus)
Post breakfast drive back starting early to reach Nainital, Arrive Nainital on time for lunch. Evening at leisure ore one can stroll around The Mall. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Nainital - Delhi (Overnight Train)
Post breakfast full day for excursions to Bhim Tal, Naukuchiya Tal and Sat Tal lakes. Lunch at the hotel and evening at leisure and on time transfer to Kathgodam Railway Station to Catch the Overnight train to Delhi (Dep 2130hrs) we will have our dinner at Kathgodam. Overnight Journey.
Day 14: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi at 06:30 hrs. Received by Caper escort and transferred to hotel. A leisurely morning is followed by breakfast and time at leisure. In evening we will go for the evening Light and Sound show at Red fort. Drive back to hotel for Farewell Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 15: Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes. Caper thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the International airport for your onward travel to your next destination.