Kuari Pass trek

6 Days & 5 Nights

Starts at INR 10800 Per Person

INR 12000(10% OFF)

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Overview

Destination:

 Uttarakhand

Trip:

Kuari Pass trek

Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

Group Size:

 1 to 10

Grade:

Moderate

Trip type:

Fixed Day Departure

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Reporting Place:

 Haridwar

Start Point:

 Haridwar

End Point:

 Haridwar

Best For:

Solo Travelers/Couples/Friends

Best Season:

November to March


Short Itinerary

DAY 1:

Haridwar to Joshimath

DAY 2:

Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling Camp

DAY 3:

Trek from Gulling to Khullara

DAY 4:

Khullara to Kuari Pass and back

DAY 5:

Khullara to Dhak via Tugasi and Drive back to Joshimath

DAY 6:

Joshimath to Haridwar


Detailed Itinerary

The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”). The views on the Winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas.

  • DAY 1

    Haridwar to Joshimath

    Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house /hotel at Joshimath.

  • DAY 2

    Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling Camp

    To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3 kms before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310 m).

    The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138 m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.

  • DAY 3

    Trek from Gulling to Khullara

    We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May.

    Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.

  • DAY 4

    Khullara to Kuari Pass and back
    We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savour the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816 m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.

  • DAY 5

    Khullara to Dhak via Tugasi and Drive back to Joshimath
    After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. Auli which is not accessible by road during winters which is famous for its skiing slopes and is home to winter skiing resort run by GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam). The Auli resort run by GMVN has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes fit for skiing at all times. GMVN also conducts 7 and 14 day skiing courses at Auli.

  • DAY 6

    Joshimath to Haridwar
    Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.



Things to Know

Inclusions:
  • All veg meals from day 2nd lunch to till day 5thlunch
  • 03 Nights Tented Accommodation on triple sharing basis.
  • Guest House / Hotel in Joshimath / Govindghat on triple sharing basis.
  • Morning, evening Tea/Coffee with light snacks.
  • All necessary fees and permits.
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • All camping gears complying with International standards
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kits.
  • Surface transfer from Haridwar – Joshimath – Haridwar.
Exclusions:
  • Meals in Joshimath and while transit.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any cost incurred due to natural reasons.
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
How to Reach:

By Road: Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.

By Train: From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205. From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009) From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019) From Chennai- Dehardun express (12687)

By Air: By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandigarh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar. Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi's ISBT Kashmere Gate


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  • Branch: Saket, New Delhi
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Refund and Cancellation

We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

  • Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund
  • Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund
  • Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund
  • Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability
  • The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date

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FAQs

What is the best time to go for Kuari Pass Trek?
From April to mid June. Not during the monsoons. There are flash floods and landslides during that time. Monsoons start around July.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants? Is there a minimum age?
You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.

I'm a first timer. Should I go for Kuari Pass trek?
Kuari Pass Trek is situated in Garwhal Himalayas and this route will pave the way for exploring the gigantic Himalayas in a splendid manner. It is a easy to moderate level trek and as a first time trekker you can definetly go on this trek.The beauty of the surroundings and clean air would get you on the top and your expression will be priceless.

Which type of shoes should I carry?
Please avoid your formal shoes, which you would get to your work every day. It is trekking and the shoes that are demanded here are totally different. At the same time, you should also avoid the sport shoes which has the spikes at the bottom. In the intervene, there are some shoes, which are comfortable for trekking as it would help you to have a nice grip and ankle support. But make sure, it is comfortable. Uncomfortable shoes can damage your experience. Forclaz shoes 100 or 500 is recommended for people coming for Kuari Pass Trek.

Will there be porters to carry my luggage?
Yes, at an extra cost.

What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?
Carry jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the spine chilling cold weather at Kuari Pass. Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.

Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
As we are in trekking, the control is much obvious here. One should have a sound mindset to make through the difficult forest phase and there would be blind curves while in the trek. Making use of smoke and alcohol will seriously damage the overall function of the body to lose control and you may face some serious consequences. So, while you are in the Kuari Pass Trek, smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Will food and water be provided?
You need energy for walking. You need damn good energy to focus on the way you are travelling. So, the essentials like water and food are provided sufficiently to help for the continuous journey in the trek. At the same time, it is not provided so much that you would feel sleepy. While you are walking long way in the trek, these things are essential and are not denied to the people who are in need of it. So be happy.

How difficult is the Kuari Pass trek?
Kuari Pass trek is an easy-moderate one and hence anyone without a prior experience can also take part in this trek. The highest point you will reach with the trek is 12516 feet through an average temperature of around 13-18 degree Celsius during day time and -3 to -4 degree Celsius at night time. A lot of beginners and children beyond the age limit of eight come to do this trek.

Is diamox is advisable on Kuari Pass trek?
Yes, Diamox is an essential medicine to be carried with you to prevent from falling sick due to the change in altitude. You will be reaching a height of about 12500 feet on this Kuari Pass trek and having Diamox handy will help you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness. 10-12 tablets should be there with you as each day, you will climb more distances to experience a drastic climatic variations.

I am the only girl in the Kuari pass trek, is it safe?
Sure. Security of girls is the primary important factor for our tour agency and almost all the treks will have solo woman traveler from different parts of the world. All the treks will have a friendly environment with people who are ready to help each other. The guides and the supporters are selected carefully by the crew members and hence there is nothing to worry about safety and security.

Will there be snow on this trek?
December to April is the winter season when the entire region near Kuari Pass will be covered by thick snow cover. The cold climate will be making the trek somewhat challenging at some points. In April, the snow cover will be at the campsites or may be at the Pass only and these are varying each year according to the snow fall.

Is there mobile network on this trek?
You will get network connection of most of the companies at Auli and at Gorson Bugyal, you will be able to get connection of BSNL, Aritel and Vodafone, generally. But at the top of the Pass, there will be no chance to get any connection though at times, intermittent signal comes and goes. Complete the calls at Auli for informing your anxious family that you will be going to the top of the peak and phone connection will not be there



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