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Kuari Pass Trekking (5 Nights / 6 Days)

Tour starts from : ex - Joshimath
Destinations covered : Joshimath
Theme : Trekking Tours In India
Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas.... more

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Kuari Pass Trekking

Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek provides a magnificent view of greater Himalayas, forests and alpine pasture lands. The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate. The best time for the trek is summer between the months of June to October. The vegetation of pristine rhododendron, oak and deodar forest can be seen during the trek.

The trek passes through attractive scenic views of Neelkanth peaks, HathiGhodaParvat, Trishul, Mana, Dronagiri and twin peaks of Nanda Devi. Kuari Pass provides a splendid view of the Himalayas and that is why Kuari is also termed as “getaway”. The flowing tributaries of Ganges River can be seen, providing a mesmerizing sight for the eyes.

The Kuari Pass Trek is an enthralling experience which every adventure loving person must try.

Itinerary Details

Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Arrive at Joshimath

The trekkers shall arrive at the starting point of the trek at Joshimath. Trekkers can reach Joshimath from Haridwar. The distance is about 260 km. long and takes around 10 hours of drive to reach. Along the way you witness some beautiful scenic view. You also get to see the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River to form the Ganga River. Joshimath is a centre place for pilgrims traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib, so a lot of rush can be seen while driving towards Joshimath. After arrival, have dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath.

Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to AuliGorson (13 km.)

To start the Kuari Pass trek we drive to Auli which is 13 km. from Joshimath. Auli is located at a height of 2,750m. Auli is famous for long ropeway, ski, and many other winter sports. After reaching Auli take the chairlift up to tower 10 from tower number 10. Auli offers a spectacular panoramic view of Nanda Devi Peak (7816m.), Hathi Peak (6727m.) andGhodi Peak (6590m.), Bethartoli Peak (6325m.) and Doonagiri Peak (7066m.). The slopes of Auli are covered with oak forests and evergreen conifers covered with snow. From tower number 10, trek to Gorson Bugyal(3510 m.) begins. The distance of trek is around 4 km. Gorson Bugyal is the big patch of green meadows and trekking towards it is relatively easier. The route provides a beautiful view of the entire Himalayan range. The trekkers can enjoy skiing activities. Have dinner at Gorson Bugyal and overnight stay is in tents.

Day 3: Trek from Gorson to Tali (3540m., 8 km.)

After early morning breakfast, start the trek from Gorson to Tali. The trek distance is 8km. The trek beyond Gorson Bugyal is steep in places. The entire trek toTali is the gradual ascent. Along the trek, you view Nanda Devi Peak (7816m.), Hathi Peak (6727m.) and Ghodi Peak (6590m.), Bethartoli Peak (6325m.), Doonagiri Peak (7066m.), Changbang (6864m.) and Nandakot (6861m.). The majestic view of the mountain ranges makes the trek an unforgettable experience. Trekking through the alpine meadows is a feast to eyes and soul. The calmness in the surroundings with cool breeze takes you in a divine world closer to nature. After reaching Tali proceed for dinner. Overnight stay is at a tent camp at Tali.

Day 4: Trek from Tali to Kuari Pass (4268 m.) and back to Tali (15 km.)

After having early morning breakfast we start our trek to Kuari Pass. The total trek distance is 15 km. which takes around 8 hours. Initial hour of the trek is relatively easier. You find patches of snow during the trek. After walking through half km. a steady ascent starts. The trail curves increases as we move closer to Kuari Pass and cold gusty winds welcome you at Kuari Pass. Many Himalayan peaks can be viewed easily and the never ending mountains follow throughout the trek. Nanda Devi Peak (7816m.), the highest peak of the Himalayas in India is an incredible sight from where we see Rishi Ganga making a route before it flows into the Alaknanda River. Some other prominent peaks that are visible are Hathi Peak (6727m.) andGhodi Peak (6590m.), Bethartoli Peak(6325 m.), Doonagiri Peak (7066m.), Changbang (6864m.), TalithroughNandakot(6861m.) and Pangarchulia peak (5183 m.).Prepare for return trek from KuaTali through the same route. Come back to camp and stay overnight at Tali.

Day 5: Trek from Tali to Dhak(9 Km.)

This day we start trek from Tali to Dhak. The route is approximately 9 km. long. We reach Dhak passing through Tugashi, Gulling and Karachi. Trekking starts from Gulling village. On this route, you find the trek full of dusty trails. As you move ahead, you see lust green step farms, streams of water, village lifestyle, cattle, etc. Viewing the natural habitat is a mesmerizing sight. Later we drive from Dhak to Tapovan to Joshimath which is 17 km. Tapovan is a must visit a place. Hot spring of water emerges from the earth. The water has medicinal values according to many believers. Trekkers can take bath in the hot water if they like. Along with hot water spring, Tapovan offers the scenic view of mountains. Then we drive to Joshimath for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Check out from Hotel in Joshimath

Have breakfast, checkout from hotel and proceed for your onward journey.

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    • 2 Persons – 1 Double Room
    • 3 Persons – 1 Double Room with extra bed
    • 4 Persons – 2 Double Room
    • 5 Persons – 2 Double Room with extra bed
    • 6 Persons – 3 Double Room
    • 7 Persons – 3 Double Room with extra bed
    • 8 Persons – 4 Double Room
    • 9 Persons – 4 Double Room with extra bed
    • 10 Persons – 5 Double Room
    • 11 Persons – 5 Double Room with extra bed
    • 12 Persons – 6 Double Room
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    • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
    • For upto 3 persons, AC Indica Car or similar vehicle shall be provided. In case you wish to upgrade to Innova car it can be done by paying extra cost.
    • For 4-6 persons AC Innova car or similar vehicle shall be provided.
    • For 4 persons in case they wish to take AC indica, extra charge per person shall be less in the per person price.
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    Travel Tips For Kuari Pass Trekking


    Travel Tips For Kuari Pass Trek

    • The Kuari Pass Trek is an easy to moderate trek and is a great place to start your trekking adventure if you are new to the world of trekking. Even in summer, the temperature can fall below zero during nighttimes. It is advisable to carry adequate clothing and snow glasses to protect oneself from snow blindness.
    • First-time trekkers are urged to carry a trekking pole and buy hardy trekking shoes to protect your feet from the rugged terrain of the Kuari Pass Trek and snakebites. Also, try to exercise regularly so that you are accustomed to the continuous walking and climbing that you have to do on this trek.
    • Carry energy bars with you as a snack if you get hungry on the Kuari Pass Trek as there very few shops.
    • The best time to go on this trek is from April-June (summer) and September-October (autumn). Monsoons are very harsh in the Garhwal Himalayas as it as a rain shadow region and the roads are unsafe. The winters are bitterly cold.
    • The Kuari Pass Trek is also called the “Lord Curzon Trail” as the erstwhile Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon was said to have travelled on this trail. The key feature of this trail is the lush alpine vegetation that you will get to experience firsthand, be it the silvery birch trees or the beautiful rhododendron. Strewn across the trail are innumerable chances of coming face to face with the Himalayan Black Bear or the Snow Leopard! The Kuari Pass Trek is the perfect match for the adventurer in you!
    • Auli-Gorson is the place in India if you want to try your hand at some daredevil winter adventure sports like skiing and tobogganing. It is home to rolling snow-covered slopes and three of the country’s premier skiing resorts. Contact 91-983 793 7948 for more information.
    • At Tapovan, try to take a dip in the sulphur hot springs. It is not only a religious experience but it also has many medicinal properties and has been known to cure many ailments.
    • Drink only boiled water. Carry a well-equipped first-aid kit with you at all times.


    Kuari Pass Trek


    Rare Facts

    • The difficulty level on this trek is low. Thus it is a great trek for first timers who wish to experience the adrenaline rush of trekking.
    • Since the difficulty level is low, children above the age of 8 years can go on the Kuari Pass trek.
    • A trekker hikes uptil an altitude of 3000 metres on the Kuari Pass trek.
    • You may be lucky enough to spot footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear and leopards on your Kuari Pass Trek.
    • The temperatures for the summer trek range from 13-18 degrees in the daytime and 1-6 degrees in the night time. The temperatures for the winter trek range from 14-18 degrees during the daytime and up to - 4 degrees during the nights.
    • The usual trekking duration per day is 4-5 hours, except on days of cross passing when the duration may go up to 7 hours.
    • The best time to undertake the Kuari Pass trek is in the months of November to Mach.


    Additional Tips for the Trek

    • Mobile network will only be available at Joshimath. Thus make sure you inform your family members about limited connectivity well in advance.
    • In case of extremely cold night time temperatures on your Kuari Pass trek, keep in mind the formula of wearing 3 layers of clothing, woollen, inners and lower wear.
    • Beware of Langurs and vultures on your Kuari Pass trek.
    • You can find snow if you take up the trek in the months of December-April. Make sure you carry snow boots on your trek.
    • Make sure you are well equipped before you commence your Kuari Pass trek. The basic equipment required is raincoats, backpacks and trekking poles.
    • A trekker should have an experience of a short trek of 3-5 days before opting for the Kuari Pass trek.