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 trekking in winters, is the best time to go as the temperature at night falls as low as -5 to -7 degree Celsius. The trekking trail of uttarakhand Himalaya is the ideal destination to spend a holiday away from the city life.

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 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 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. Trekking in Indian Himalayas, brings up all your fantasies into the real world. This trekking trail of Uttarakhand provides extreme peace with the stunning view of the landscapes. While trekking in Uttarakhand, you can connect yourself with the nature by meditating.

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 is one of the most beautiful and an easy winter treks in India. It 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. Every time Kuari pass trek surprises you with its breathtaking mountain scenery. 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. This is the only place where you find peace and you understand the sound of silence with natural beauty around.

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 stay 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. This trek is known for its picturesque beauty and the snowy Himalayan peaks. Trek to Kuari pass in the laps of Uttarakhanad himalaya is sure to leave you spellbound.

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. Spend your day at this beautiful campsite and explore the area by taking nature walk around. 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. This trekking trail is exciting from start to end which fills your heart with serenity.

The Kuari Pass Trek 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
* Knife
Clothing
* Down Jacket
* Fleece Jacket
* Windproof Jacket
* Waterproof Trek Pants
* Waterproof Jacket
* Thermal Trouser
* Woolen cap
* Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
* Gaiters
* 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks
* Hat
*T-shirt 3-4
* Comfortable Trek Pants 3-4
* Handkerchief
* Monkey cap
Foot Wear
* Trekking Shoes
* Slippers
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
 * Hand Sanitizer
Other
* Lunch box
* Buff
* Nail cutter
* I.D.
* Passport size photo

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.

Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath (6,724 ft); 5-6 hours, 265 km

Day 2: Joshimath (6,724 ft) to Chitrakhantha (10,857 ft); 6-7 hours, 15 km

Day 3: Chitrakhantha (10,857 ft) to Tali Top (11,070 ft); 4 hours, 4 km

Day 4: Tali Top (11,070 ft) to Kuari Pass (12,763 ft) and back to Tali Top via Khullara Top (11,800 ft); 8
hours, 15 km

Day 5: Tali Top (11,070 ft) to Joshimath (6,724 ft) via Gurson Bugyal (11,150 ft) and Auli (9,680 ft); 4
hours, 8 km trek, 13 km drive

Day 6: Drive to Haridwar; 5-6 hours, 265 km

A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.

WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO DO BEFORE GOING TO TREK?

Prepare your body-

  1. Running, Walk, Running

Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.

The benefits of running-

  • Loosing of extra pounds weight
  • Lower risk of heart problem
  • Improve and balance blood circulation
  • Increase stamina
  1. Walking with solder-load or weighted bag

Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.

  1. Climb stairs Up & Down

A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.

  1. Leg Exercises

Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.

  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Curls
  • Cycling
  • Dumbbell lifting
  • Swimming
  • Swiss Ball Wall Squat
  • Stairs walk
  • Leg Curls

Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.

  1. Mental and physiological fitness

Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.

One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.

Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-

  • Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
  • Stretching helps maintain flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stair up and down
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 23 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.

March 5, 2019

We did a beautiful trek to Kuari pass. Would recommend himalayan climber to my friends and family. The organizers were very helpful and co-operative, the services offered were outstanding, speacally the food.

April 1, 2019

Thanks to team Himalayan Climber for the best trek ever. They had it all the arrangements so well. Tents were very clean, food was very tasty. Kuari Pass Trek was an experience with team Himalayan climber.

April 1, 2019

We did a beautiful trek to Kuari Pass Trek. Would recommend Himalayan Climber to my friends and family. The organizers were very helpful and co-operative, the services offered were outstanding, speacally the food.

April 1, 2019

I went Kuari Pass Trek with Himalayan climber in jan. 2019. Himalayan climber is the best way to experience your trekking journey in the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

April 1, 2019

I did Kuari Pass Trek with Himalayan climber. team were very helpful and provided tips for booking. The food was awesome. Totally customised trek. Trek leader was friendly and makes you aware about the surrounding areas and mountains.

April 1, 2019

The Kuari Pass Trek was an amazing experience. Awesome food arrangements. This was my first trekking experience in Uttarakhand Himalayas. I would love to join again with team Himalayan Climber.

April 2, 2019

Himalayan climber is a great travel company. The whole experience was awesome. The arrangements, equipments, trek leader and the team was professional. I would surely recommend to do a Kuari Pass Trek with the team Himalayan climber.

April 2, 2019

Kuari Pass Trek is easy and suitable for everyone. A must for the beginners. Booking steps was so easy and no hidden prizes. Accommodation were well planned, food was awesome. Truly amazing experience with Himalayan Climber.

April 2, 2019

The feel was way above the clouds. The memories are endless of Kuari Pass Trek. It was truly a fantastic trek with Himalayan Climber.

April 2, 2019

It was an exciting experience in the mountains. Everything was well organized, loved the entire experience with Himalayan Climber. I completed the Kuari Pass Trek with my family. Best family trek.

April 2, 2019

Kuari Pass Trek is very well organized by Himalayan Climber. Journey was beautiful with the breathtaking views of the Indian Himalayas. Thank you to all the trek leader and staff.

April 2, 2019

Amazing experience with team Himalayan Climber. We are 4 friends planned Kuari Pass Trek. Everything was well planned. Very energetic and hardworking staff. Would recommend others to trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas with Himalayan climber.

April 2, 2019

Fantastic view of the snowy mountain peaks and a memorable trek. Kuari Pass Trek is the best trekking place, must visit. Would definitely suggest my family and friends to trek with Himalayan Climber.

April 2, 2019

Fantastic, we have enjoyed a lot with team Himalayan Climber. Overall the Kuari Pass Trek was outstanding and we get great support from the staff. Food and accommodation was very good.

April 2, 2019

Thank you Himalayan Climber team for making Kuari Pass Trek a memorable experience to us. The staff around you are so dedicated making this trek a successful one.

April 2, 2019

Himalayan Climber group is most cooperative with us. The hospitality provided is excellent. This was my first Himalayan trek in Uttarakhand. Kuari Pass Trek is awesome and must have experience for everyone.

April 2, 2019

Kuari Pass Trek was very good and indeed was a great experience with Himalayan Climber. Keep up the good work. The supporting staff chandan Negi, kk bhai were very supportive and encouraging.

April 2, 2019

Outstanding trekking experience with Himalayan Climber. Kuari Pass Trekking trail is awesome for all. We wetnessed a beautiful sunrise and sunset. I had a wonderful time trekking. Highly recommend.

April 2, 2019

We have been to this great mountains, streams. We had this great moment trekking in Himalayan peaks. Thanks to chandan negi and the Himalayan Climber crew. I really recommend this trekking tour company.

April 2, 2019

I had this mesmerizing experience of going to Kuari Pass Trek. The whole team of Himalayan Climber is really great and helpful. This was my second snow trek.

April 2, 2019

I had this mesmerizing experience of going to Kuari Pass Trek. The whole team of Himalayan Climber is really great and helpful. This was my second snow trek.

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