Kuari Pass Trek

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Kuari Pass Trek - 4.5


Kuari, which means "doorway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900's when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region. The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India "Lord Curzon"). The view to Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Kuari Pass trek is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abel Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border.In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks, including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snow capped ranges extend to Gangotri.

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All veg meals from day 2nd lunch to till day 5thlunch
03 Nights Tented Accommodation on 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.
Any surface transfer from Haridwar - Joshimath - Haridwar.
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.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary View All

  • Day : 1  Haridwar to Joshimath (260 kms drive)

    Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours drive. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrimage tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to the Guest house at Joshimath.

  • Day : 2  Joshimath to Dhak to Gulling ( 12 kms Drive / 6 kms Trek )

    To start the Kuari Pass trek we first take a small drive to Dhak . Dhak is the starting point of trek will finish to Gulling which is 6 kms trek and takes around 4-5 hrs trek. En route you will get the views of the route leading to the famous Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. It is a gradual ascent which passes through woods and pastures. Overnight stay at the campsite.

  • Day : 3  Gulling to Khullara (5 kms Trek)

    After morning breakfast we will head toward to Khullara from Tali top. The trek is of around 5 kms to Khullara from Tali through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April and May. The ascent trail will take around 4-5 hrs to reach to the campsite of Khullara.

  • Day : 4   Khullara to Kuari Pass Trek to Khullara (7 kms trek)

    We will start early in the morning to Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascent till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top wind will gush past you. Savor the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks, including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816m) 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 defenses, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Khullara through the same route and enjoy the camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Khullara campsite.

  • Day : 5  Khullara to Dhak to Joshimath (12 kms trek / 10 Kms drive)

    After morning breakfast we will be heading towards to a trek from Khullara to Dhak Village from there the trekking would be decend so there will be a change of ambience and breathing air which can be felt to inexperienced trekker. The whole distance is divided into two, where the first 10 kms are descended through trekking while the next 10 kms is a drive back to Joshimath from Dhak village. The steep descent takes around 6- 7 hours or more considering the speed of the trekkers. After reaching to Dhak village we will take a break around noon time close to any of these villages and have lunch in the area. Have some good snap of the people here to carry as memory of the beautiful location. After the snap session and lunch we will get to board in the car for a straight drive to Joshimath which takes not more that 45 minutes. On reaching get refreshed at the guest house and take the evening off for leisure. Overnight stay at Guest House

  • 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. Our trek ends here #HappyTrekking.

Trip Information

  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude : 14000 feet is the height of Kuari Pass Trek
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  • Free Sightseeing

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