Namik Glacier Trek

Namik Glacier Trek

Uttarakhand 8 Days

Moderate

81 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3600 mts.


On Request + 5% GST

Bageshwar to Gogina

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Brief Description

Namik Glacier gets its name from Namik village, which means ‘a place where saline water spring’ is found. Namik Glacier is found in the Kumaon Himalayas at an altitude 3,600 metres in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Namik Glacier is not a very popular option thereby making it perfect for the solace you are looking for because it is situated right in the heart of Himalayas. Peaks of Nanda Devi (7,848 metres), Trishuli (7,120 metres) and Nanda Kot (6,861 metres) will be your ally. Namik Glacier is the source from where a number of waterfalls and sulphur springs originate. You can also savour the Indo-Tibetan culture as this was the ancient Indo-Tibetan trade route. The eternal beauty of Himalayas through unsoiled villages will put you in a trance. Note: Uttarakhand Tourism has announced Namik Glacier as the 'Trek of the year' for the year 2018, so we will be organising special batches in the month of June comprising of 25 people in a group.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Drive from Kathgodam to Bageshwar (1,004m) (155 km)

Arrive at Kathgodam Railway station by 8 AM, from where we will pick you up and drive to Bageshwar village. The drive will take about 5-6 hours. This quiet town is situated on the confluence Sarju and Gomati rivers. Bageshwar is surrounded by mountains of Bhileshwar, Nileshwar, Suraj Kund and Agni Kund. Overnight stay at Bageshwar.


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Day 2

Drive from Bageshwar to Gogina (1,950m) (76 km)

After breakfast, we drive towards Gogina via the beautiful Kapkot village. Gogina is situated in the heart of Ramganga valley at the foot of Nanda Kot mountain. Overnight stay in camps/homestays.


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Day 3

Trek from Gogina to Thaltop.

After enjoying a beautiful sunrise and filling your stomach with healthy breakfast, with our lunch packed we trek to Thaltop. Most likely you will find no humans other than shepherds on your trek today. The vivid views of Panchachuli range will you companion for today as well. Overnight stay in camps.


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Day 4

Trek from Thaltop to Nandkund.

Post breakfast we trek to Nandkund which is situated in the Ramganga River Valley. Large chunks of ice and magnificent views of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot will leave you feeling euphoric. Overnight stay in Nandkund


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Day 5

Trek from Nandkund-Namik Glacier-Nandkund

After having breakfast we trek for around 5 kilometres and reach Namik Glacier. The length of Namik Glacier is 3 km. The Nanda Kot peak is is very close that it almost appear at a hand’s distance. Soak in the beauty and finish your packed lunch. Trek back to Nandkund. Overnight stay in camps at Nandkund.


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Day 6

Trek from Nandkund to Thaltop

After having our breakfast, we trek back to Thaltop. Overnight stay in camps.


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Day 7

Trek from Thaltop to Gogina.

Post breakfast, we start our trek from Thaltop to Gogina via Namik village. The trail up to Bhotia village is a fairly easy one. After trekking another 3-4 km, you reach the hamlet, Namik village. We trek towards Gogina via the beautiful Kimu village. Gogina is situated in the heart of Ramganga valley at the foot of Nanda Kot mountain. Overnight stay in camps/homestays.


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Day 8

Drive from Gogina to Kathgodam. (225 km)

Today we drive back to Kathgodam from Gogina. The drive back journey will be approximately for 9 hours. We are expected to reach Kathgodam railway station late in the afternoon. The trip ends here. Make your booking for the onward journey.



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Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Hotel stay on the first day of the trip. Homestays, if required.

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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