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Kuari Pass
There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise - sunsets

TEMPERATURE

Day : 13°C to 18°C. Night : -3°C to -4°C.

DURATION

 5 Days 4 Nights
(Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Easy to Moderate
Highest Altitude - 4264 meters

BEST SEASON

April, May ,June, Sept, Nov

COST

12, 000  ₹
(Include all taxes and Transportion)

Trek Highlights

There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise - sunsets one simply can't miss, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make Kuari Pass trekking a worthwhile activity.

The trees are ablaze in the yellow-orange colors of autumn, striking a deep contrast to the blue-brown mountains and the snow caps. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees.

The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures.

Rare Himalayan Flora and Fauna are found aplenty on the trail.

From Gurson we will descend for a short time and will again enter a beautiful forest section of oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees.

Kuari Pass Trek also known as Lord Curzon Trek. You get to do a 4700 Meters summit peak in this trek called Pangarchulla Peak. The climb to summit peak is meant for fit trekkers but is doable for first timers as well. The trek is not only spectacular but very different from anything else in Garhwal mountain region. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise - sunsets one simply can't miss, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make Kuari Pass trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their 'way of life'.

The trek begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. Confluences of several rivers - the Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, Birehiganga & Dhauli Ganga give make up the Pancha-Prayag – namely, Devprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. The trek then proceeds through small remote Himalayan villages. Walking along the Curzon trail through these villages is a great way to get acquainted with the life of the mountain folks. The trees are ablaze in the yellow-orange colors of autumn, striking a deep contrast to the blue-brown mountains and the snow caps. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to some wildlife. Pug marks of leopards or Himalayan black bears can be sighted in the forests. Rhododendron trees, which bear flowers of a fiery red color, are also found in abundance in these mountains.





The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called 'Bugyals' in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. On this trek you will also visit Auli, which is famous for its beautiful skiing slopes in the winter kuari pass

The trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more.

Along the trek we’ll pass through pristine Rhododendron, Oak, and Deodar forests. Rare Himalayan Flora and Fauna are found aplenty on the trail. At Tapovan, there is a massive sulphur spring. The waters of the spring are said to have excellent medicinal properties.

Geographical Information:

Temperature: Day : 13°C to 18°C. Night : -3°C to -4°C.

Trekking Distance:  30km

Maximum Altitude: 4264 meters (12,516 ft)

Duration :  6 Days 5 Nights

Starting and Ending Point: Haridwar to Haridwar

Level:  Easy - Moderate

Best Season: April, May ,June, Sept, Nov

Day 1 - HARIDWAR – JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) (DRIVE / 8 - 9 HRS)

We assemble at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m and from there board a vehicle which will drop us at Auli. This drive is long yet engaging. We will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda Rivers. Enroute , we will be crossing the holy towns of Devprayag & Rudraprayag. On reaching, rest for the night in tents.

Day 2 -JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) – KHULARA (3225M) (TREK / 6 HRS)

After an early breakfast we drive a short distance (5 kms) to reach the starting point of the trek. From here we start hiking through the Auli meadows (popular for skiing) and witness up-close views of the famous Nanda Devi Peak and other big Himalayan giants. After walking past the Auli meadows, we will trek through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life. Once out of the jungle we will walk on the beautiful meadows of Gurson, every moment in this place is going to delightful. Beauty of these meadows is something to be experienced. From Gurson we will descend for a short time and will again enter a beautiful forest section of oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees. Trekking further, we will cross Tali, a campsite used by avid trekkers. In about a couple of hours, we will reach the magnificent campsite at Khulara where we camp for the night. If it's a clear night star gazing is going to be fun. Overnight in tents.

Day 3 - KHULARA (2550M) – KUARI PASS (3650M) - KHULARA (2550M) (TREK / 6 - 7 HRS)

Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. Walking on golden, green and other hues of grass is just bliss. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! We are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Don’t miss a chance to spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. We will reach Kuari pass in about 3 hours or so. Our guide might give you the option of not going to the actual pass (which is nearby) and instead climb another vantage point with better views so take a call depending upon what you feel like doing. After spending sometime at the vantage ridge/Kuari pass we will start walking back to Khulara. On reaching Khulara, we will enjoy an overnight stay in tents

Day 4 - KHULARA (2550M) – DHAK - JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) (TREK / 4 - 5 HRS) (DRIVE / 1 HR)

After a leisurely breakfast we start climbing down towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. We will walk all the way down to Dhak a small market place on this road. Walk today is again a completely enjoyable experience with us walking through interesting forest sections and couple of scenically located villages. We will make short stops at Tugasi & Karchi village and spend time interacting with people and getting to know more about their way of life. From Dhak we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Auli. Overnight in tents.

Day 5 - JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) – HARIDWAR (DRIVE / 8 - 9 HRS)

After breakfast drive down to Haridwar. Trip ends here.

Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:

 

Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)

Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions

Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)

Waterproof over trousers

Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges

Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)

Sun hat or peaked cap

Sunglasses

One pair shorts

One pair lightweight walking trousers

Two T-shirts

Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

40 – 60 litre Rucksack

Light weight towel

Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry

Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)

Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)

Roll of toilet paper

Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres

Penknife

Head torch for use in refuges

Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items Change of clothing to include:

underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)

Camera Paperback novel (light!)

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate

Waterproof map case

Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)

Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.

Additional items for Independent Groups

Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS

Day 1 - HARIDWAR – JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) (DRIVE / 8 - 9 HRS)


Day 2 -JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) – KHULARA (3225M) (TREK / 6 HRS)

Day 3 - KHULARA (2550M) – KUARI PASS (3650M) - KHULARA (2550M) (TREK / 6 - 7 HRS)


Day 4 - KHULARA (2550M) – DHAK - JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) (TREK / 4 - 5 HRS) (DRIVE / 1 HR)

Day 5 - JOSHIMATH / AULI (2450M) – HARIDWAR (DRIVE / 8 - 9 HRS)

INCLUDED

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

ACTIVITIES

Trekking

Camping

NOT INCLUDED

Meals during road Journey

Any kind of Insurance

Any expense of personal Nature

Any expense not specified in the inclusion

list Carriage of personal laggage during the trek

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Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

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