The Hiramani glacier is situated on Kumaun Himalayas at an altitude of 3,620 metre in the Ramganaga Valley. The glacier is surrounded by Bhanktya but you can notice the amazing view of peaks like Nanda Devi (7,848 m), Nanda Kot (6,861 m), and Trishul (7,120 m). There are a number of waterfalls and Sulphur springs originating around this glacier. 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. The trail generally follows the Ramganga river through deep forests and rolling meadows .
How to reach Kathgodam:
Frequent buses are available from Delhi’s Anand Vihar Bus stand to Haldwani, which is a road journey of 8hrs.
One can hire a rickshaw to travel from Haldwani – Kathgodam a distance of 4 – 5 km which takes around 15 min to reach the Railway Station.
Advanced reservation is required. One can even do online booking at Anand Vihar if you prefer travelling by Volvo.
Max Altitude: 12000 ft.
Base Camp: Bageshwar
Duration: 9 Days 8 nights.
Best Season: May-June – Sep-Oct
Day time temperature 17-20°C Night time 3-4°C
Meeting Point: Kathgodam Railway Station
End Point: Kathgodam Railway Station
Day 1: Kathgodam to Bageshwar
Day 2: Bageshwar to Gogina
Day 3: Gogina to Namik Village
Day 4: Namik Village Chofu
Day 5: Chofu to Chofu Top
Day 6: Chofu Top (Suttamkhan) to Hiramani Glacier and Back
Day 7: Suttamkhan (chofu top) to Chofu
Day 8: Chofu To Gogina
Day 9: Gogina to Kathgodam
What is included in the tour
Activity: Trekking, Camping, sightseeing etc
All meals while on trek (Veg)
Permits (Foreign national need to pay extra on spot)
Basic First aid medical kits
Qualified and experienced Trek Leader (2), support staff, Helpers
Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tent and Sleeping bags and Carry mats.
Homestay/Guest House accommodation for 2 days.
Local route guide
What is NOT included in the tour
Meals during transit
Mineral Water or soft drinks
Transportation of any kind (but can be shared between trekkers)
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
Unscheduled stay due to landslide.
Ruck Sack: Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
Ruck sack cover: Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
Day Pack: Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack, then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
Trekking Shoes: Good quality, rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well used before trek.
Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
Warm Jacket: Highly recommended one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advise you to carry one as it resists wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach the campsite. Thermal will keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
Towel: One medium sized light weight towel quick dry type
Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoats/ ponchos are water-resistant to protect the body from rain.
Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
Undergarments: As per your need.
Socks: Hiking socks have the ability to wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending while also reducing pressure on knee.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, as per your need
Toilet Kit: Must carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compared to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
Personal Medical Kit: Must carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.