6 days
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Uttrakhand, India
Location
Sept-May
Dates

Kuari pass trek is the best window through which you can see the Mighty Himalayan mountains. It is one of the perfect & best trekking destinations in India which attracts trekkers with its charm and natural beauty. Kuari pass trek in winters is the best time to go as the temperature at night falls as low as -5 to -7 degree Celsius. If you are dreaming to plan for winter trekking then kuari pass trek is close to paradise which can be included in the top snow treks destination the among the Indian Himalayan treks. Trek guarantees you to delight and offers the very beautiful campsites and superb mountain views of Mt Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Nilgiri and Hathi Ghoda.

The Kuari pass winter trek is surrounded by the beautiful forest of oak and rhododendrons which are covered with snow and is straight out of those fairy tale books. The trek brings up all your fantasies into the real world. Kuari Pass trek is also known as Curzon’s Trail since Lord Curzon made this trek in Chamoli region in the hill state of Uttarakhand, India. The meaning of the Kuari Pass is “doorway” and with the amount of beauty is provides it’s a real doorway to heaven. Kuari pass trek in winter is one of the most beautiful and an easy winter trek and is recommended for the beginners.

 

Day 01: Arrive Joshimath.

Distance: 265km from Haridwar

Altitude: 6724 ft

Time taken: 5-6 hours

The journey starts from Haridwar, drive through a zig sagging road to reach Joshimath. The Road is full of twists and turns and bends and it is advisable to carry motion sickness pills if you are susceptible to the ailment.

The journey would take you through Devprayag which is the confluence of Bhagirathi River and Alaknanda river, Rudraprayag which is the confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river and Karnprayag which is a confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river. This takes you to the Joshimath the base camp of kuari pass trek in the evening. Night stay in a guest house.

 

Day 02: Joshimath to Chitrakhantha/Gulling

Distance: 15 km

Altitude: 3310 mts/10857 ft

Time taken: 6-7 hrs

The word “Jyotirmath” literally means the place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva.  Joshimath offers you the astounding view of Himalayan mountain range. The oldest tree of India “Kalpavriksha” stood at Joshimath from the time of Adi Shankaracharya. According to the Hindu Mythology, the Kalpavriksha is wish-fulfilling divine tree Joshimath is the gateway to several trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Valley of flower, Hemkund and Badrinath.

After breakfast, we leave for Dhak village in vehicles from where the trekking is to commence. It takes approximately 1 hour to cover the 12 km to Dhak, which is at 6790ft. From Dhak village, it is a 6 km trek to Chitrakhana Campsite which is at 9700 ft. The trek starts with an ascending, trail that leads from the main street, towards Tugasi hamlet. The trek would take you 6 hours to complete. The night stays in tents.

 

Day 03: Chitrakhantha/Gulling to Tali top/Khullara top

Distance: 4 km

Altitude: 11,070 ft

Time Taken: 4 hrs

The Chitrakhantha campsite of Kuari pass trek is one of the Beautiful campsites. Wake up and walk to a stunning view of Nanda Devi, Kalanka, Dronagiri, Chang Bang, Gori Parvat. The trek for the day is going to take you through rhododendron and wall nut forests. The tall trees in the forest with snow everywhere around is the site one can never forget. Carry plenty of water since there is only one water source available. At Tali top, the night stays in tents.

 

Day 04: Tali top/Khullara to Kuari pass and back to Tali top/ Khullara top.

Distance: 15 km trek

Altitude: 12,763 ft

Time Taken: 8 hrs

Summit day of kuari pass trek is the most strenuous part of the journey. The trek from Tali top is a steep uphill climb. It is compulsory to carry sufficient water with you as Dehydration promotes Acute Mountain Sickness. There are no water sources on the way.

The Kuari pass offers you a 360-degree breathtaking view of Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Chang Bang, Nanda Devi and Nanda Ghunti Mountains. It feels as if the entire Himalayan ranges are placed picture perfect just for you to soak in all the beauty they have to offer.

 

Day 05: Tali top to Joshimath via Gurson bugyal and Auli

Distance: 8 km trek and 13 km drive

Time Taken: 4 hrs

Today the trail through the magnificently sprawled out meadows of Gurson and descending through Auli. Auli is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level and is known for it’s skiing grounds. People from all over the world visit Auli for skiing as Auli organises International Skiing competitions.

We head out to our final destination, Joshimath where the famous Guru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment before beginning his campaign for the unification of India and the revitalization of Hinduism. Spend the night in guesthouses.

 

Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar

Distance: 265 km

Time taken: 5-6 hours

Congratulations! We see that you have made it to the final day of the trek. Pat yourself and carry a bucket full of nostalgia and memories as you decide to head back from joshimath.

Inclusions

  • Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).

Exclusions

  • Transport to and from the base camp is to be paid directly to the driver.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.

Equipments

  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Head Torch & with Extra Batteries
  • Lighter

Clothing

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket & T-Shirt
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Windproof & Waterproof Trek Pants
  • Thermal Trouser
  • Woolen Hat
  • Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks

Foot Wear

  • Trekking Shoes

Miscellaneous Items

  • Sun Block for Lips
  • Sun Protection Cream
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick Dry Towels
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Medical & First-Aid Kit

Kuari Pass Trek Guide

Distance from Indian capital Delhi (Approximate 530 km including Trek distance- 25km)

Location: District –Uttarkashi, situated in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve- Chamoli district-
Uttarakhand, , Garhwal,State-Uttarakhand, height-4,265 meters – Dehradun- Mussorie- Auli-
to 25km trek- Dehradun – Rishikesh – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag –– Pana –

How to Reach

BY TRAIN

22 weekly trains from Delhi to Dehradun. Some trein are respective train number – New
Delhi Dehradun Ac Express, Dehradun Janshtbdi, Dehradun Shatabdi Dehradun Shatabdi-
12017, Dehradun Janshtbdi- 12055, New Delhi Dehradun Ac Express- 12205- for more detail
visit IRCTC webite.

BY BUS

Regular buses from ISBT ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi station to Dehradun station-
Dehradun – Rishikesh – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag – Nandprayag – Dakhwani –

268Km- Joshimath -to 25km trek

BY AIR

Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi,

20 km from Dehradun to 268Km- Joshimath -to 25km trek
Dehradun – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag – Ghat – Ramana – Pana – Dakhwani –
Kuari Pass- 268Km- Joshimath -to 25km trek
Famous hill station located this route- Dehradun – Rishikesh – Srinagar – Rudraprayag –
Karnaprayag – Dakhwani – Kuari Pass

Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath (Drive)

Distance: 265km
Altitude: 6724 ft
Time taken: 5-6 hours

We leave from Haridwar as early as possible and drive through a zig
sagging road to reach Joshimath. The Road is full of twists and turns
and bends and it is advisable to carry motion sickness pills, if you are
susceptible to the ailment. The journey would take you through
Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi River and Alaknanda river),
Srinagar, Rudrapryag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda
river) and Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda
river) and we shall reach Joshimath in the evening. Breakfast and
lunch would be served on the way. We stay the night in a guest
house.

Day 02: Joshimath – Chitrakhana

Distance: 15 kms
Altitude: 3310 mts/10857 ft
Time taken: 6-7 hrs

Feast on a wholesome breakfast and leave for Dhak village in
vehicles from where the trekking is to commence. It takes
approximately 1 hour to cover the 12 kms to Dhak, which is at 6790
ft. From Dhak it is a 6 km trek to Chitrakhana Campsite which is at
9700 ft. The trek would take you 6 hours to complete. We stay the
night in tents.

Day 03: Chitrakhantha (9600 ft) to Tali top)

Distance: 4 kms
Altitude: 11,070 ft
Time-Taken: 4 hrs

Wake up and walk to a stunning view of Nanda Devi, Kalanka,
Dronagiri, Chang Bang, Gori Parvat. Today’s trek is going to take you
through Rhododendron and Wall nut forests. Carry plentiful of water
since there is only one water source available en route. At Tali top,
we stay the night in tents.

Day 04: Tali top (11070 ft) – Kuari pass (12763 ft) – back to Tali top
via Khullara top (11800 ft)

Distance: 15 km trek
Time Taken: 8 hrs
Difficulty: Strenuous

Today is the D- Day. It is the most strenuous part of the journey. It is
a steep uphill climb post Khullar pass. It is compulsory to carry
sufficient water with you. Dehydration promotes Acute Mountain
Sickness. There are no water sources on the way. The peak is going
to offer you a breathtaking view of Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome,
Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi
Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Chang
Bang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti.

Day 05: Tali top (11070 ft) – Joshimath (6724 ft) via Gurson bugyal
(11150 ft) and Auli (9680 ft)

Distance: 8 km trek and 13 km drive
Time Taken: 4 hrs

Today we shall make our way through the magnificently sprawled
out meadows of Gurson. Descending through Auli, we head out to
our final destination, Joshimath where the famous Adiguru
Shankaracharya attained enlightenment before beginning his
campaign for the unification of India and the revitalization of
Hinduism. Spend the night in guest houses and replenish on your lost
rest.

Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar

Distance: 265km
Time taken: 5-6 hours

Congratulations! We see that you have made it to the final day of the
trek. Pat yourself for the good days’ work and carry a bucket full of
nostalgia and memories as you decide to head back from the Holy
City of Haridwar or maybe stay a night or two.

Kuari Pass Trek

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
August 26, 2018

Amazing trek team very supportive mentally …..food was very hygienic and healthy ….everyone was very caring …..excellent team work and effort. I am completed my kuari pass trek with Himalayan climber.
Thank you Team Himalayan climber

August 26, 2018

Great trekking experience. The view from Kuari pass summit was beautiful. Thanks to staff , Neeraj sir and Chandra sir they were very caring and supportive during whole trek. The food was nice and simple, enjoyed the hot food and tea in low temperatures. Overall experience was too good with Himalayan climber.

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