Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful treks of Himalayas. The most noted and  highest of the Indian Himalayan Peaks visible from this trail includes Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi. Among the others are Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Mana, Mukut and many others. The peaks dance to tunes of the trek and it seems like Kuari Pass Trail has offered its invitations to most of the popular peaks of Himalayas on a grand  party. The best time to conduct this trek is in Winters when the impressive skyline and these mighty mountains are in their full glory. The trek begins from Joshimath and  proceeds through small villages thus enabling the trekker to also observe the remote village life of the Himalayas from up close. There are beautiful forests, flowers, enchanting wild life trails, snow capped peaks, gurgling rivers, and abundance of  rhododendrons in full bloom. The walk over lush green meadows and vast pastures and a visit at Ski Village of Auli makes it all the more fun. It’s an easy trail and offers the most spectacular views of the Himalayas which are a feast to the trekker’s eyes. The trek being close to Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve which is prescribed by Unesco, Kuari is situated in the most remarkable regions of Garhwal and offer beautiful camping grounds at Gulling and Tali with ever changing landscapes. The trail is replete with tribuatories of river Ganges andt the mountain ranges extend  to it’s west to the ranges of Gangotri. The views of the winter Kuari Pass Trek are the best in the Indian Himlayas. The entire trek in Winters is covered with heaps of snow and the possibility of snowfall always there.

Available Dates

15-19 (Open)
20-24 (Open)
26-30 (Open)

1-5 (Open)
8-12 (Open)
15-19 (Open)
22-26 (Open)

5-9 (Open)
12-16 (Open)
20-24 (Open)
26-30 (Open)

5-9 (open)
12-16 (open)
20-24 (open)
26-30 (open)

2-6 (open)
8-12 (open)
15-19 (open)
22-26 (open)

2-6 (open)
10-14 (open)
18-22 (open)
25-29 (open)

1-5 (open)
8-12 (open)
15-19 (open)
22-26 (open)

Duration: 5 Days | 4 Nights
Grade: Moderate
Elevation: 3800 mtr
Best Season: Throughout the Year

Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful treks of Himalayas. The most noted and  highest of the Indian Himalayan Peaks visible from this trail includes Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi. Among the others are Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Mana, Mukut and many others. The peaks dance to tunes of the trek and it seems like Kuari Pass Trail has offered its invitations to most of the popular peaks of Himalayas on a grand  party. The best time to conduct this trek is in Winters when the impressive skyline and these mighty mountains are in their full glory. The trek begins from Joshimath and  proceeds through small villages thus enabling the trekker to also observe the remote village life of the Himalayas from up close. There are beautiful forests, flowers, enchanting wild life trails, snow capped peaks, gurgling rivers, and abundance of  rhododendrons in full bloom. The walk over lush green meadows and vast pastures and a visit at Ski Village of Auli makes it all the more fun. It’s an easy trail and offers the most spectacular views of the Himalayas which are a feast to the trekker’s eyes. The trek being close to Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve which is prescribed by Unesco, Kuari is situated in the most remarkable regions of Garhwal and offer beautiful camping grounds at Gulling and Tali with ever changing landscapes. The trail is replete with tribuatories of river Ganges andt the mountain ranges extend  to it’s west to the ranges of Gangotri. The views of the winter Kuari Pass Trek are the best in the Indian Himlayas. The entire trek in Winters is covered with heaps of snow and the possibility of snowfall always there.
Day 1 : Haridwar – Joshimath

After an early breakfast drive to joshimath. Overnight in guest house/ hotel.

Day 2 : Joshimath – Dhak – Tali via Gulling (6 Kms)

we start  early morning today and reach the last point on road for the trek, Dhak Village. The village comes after a short (30 mins) but very picturesque ride of around 10 Kms from Joshimath where you get beautiful views of peaks like Dronagiri on your left. We gear up to start the trek by around 9 am from Dhak, after having a breakfast and collecting the pack lunch. With Himalayan villages & their beautiful step farms on our left, we move up the dusty trail that offers a consistent and moderate incline. After 1.5 Kms, we will pass Karachi village on our left. As we keep moving up, one can see water streams managed by the villagers for irrigation purposes. For a person who sees such infrastructure, the lush green step farms (mostly paddy) along with the small canals with pure mineral water gushing through, for the first time, the scene can be mesmerizing. After hiking up further for around 500 mts, we pass through Tugashi village.

As we move up from Tugashi, the dusty & rocky terrain makes way for much greener terrains. The forest area kicks in and civilization reduces its presence gradually from here onwards. The hike from here till the campsite at Gulling is a steady incline up through the jungle and moves along with a small water stream on the left. After a total walk of 4 Kms (from Dhak) we reach our lunch spot, at Gulling. Gulling is a nice campsite with Oak, Rhododendrons, and some pine trees around. It’s time to start serious hiking business now as the trail moves through the jungle with Oak trees in abundance on the way. In winters, one should be careful of the Ice formation that can start melting as the day progresses to form mud on the trail. After a steady ascent of 2 Kms we will reach at Tali.Tali is surrounded by dense forest. The site is ideal for camping with a water source nearby. During winters, most of the camp site is snow covered and one might have to camp on snow as well.

Day 3 : Tali – Kuari Pass – Tali (12 Kms)

Start early today. After half km we enter an opening called Chitrakantha. The view which was constrained by the Jungle starts opening from here. After a steady ascent we reach the fake Kuari pass. Why fake? A flag has been hoisted after 2 Kms from Tali on the trail leading to Kuari pass which can be mistaken for Kuari Pass. But the real Kuari pass is 4 Kms further from here. The trail curves gradually westwards as we move closer to Kuari Pass. Beware of ice formations on the trail in the months of winter. Some of the prominent peaks which are visible today are Chaukhamba, Kamet, Neelkantha and Bharirathi 1,2,3,. The highest altitude on this trek is 3876 M. After spending some time at the pass we retrace the same route to reach Tali by late afternoon

Day 4 : Tali – Auli (10 Kms Trek). Drive to Joshimath.

We break camps early today. 800 Meters of steady climb from camp & we are out of jungle. Spot the small pond here which is the real Tali campsite but is not frequently used because of lack of nearby clean source of water. Trail from here climbs onto a narrow ridge. The narrow ridge continues for one and half Kms till we enter the Gorson Bugyal. Next 5 kms is through Gorson Bugyal. The views of peaks like Vasudhara falls, Mana, Mandir, Ghodi, Hathi, Barmal, Lampak Massif, Dronagiri, Nanda-Devi, and Bertholi can leave you humbled. Podiyar Temple, situated at the tip of Gorson Bugyal, is also a good camping spot that is generally used by people doing this trek from Auli. Take a small halt at Podiyar temple & head towards Auli Ski resort which is about a Kms from here. In winters you will see lot of tourists in Auli who come to experience snow here. Reach the Auli road head & drive to Joshimath. Overnight in guest house.

Day 5 : Joshimath – Haridwar

After breakfast drive back to Haridwar.

Day 01: Haridwar – Joshimath (266kms Drive)

Today we drive straight to Joshimath.This wonderful hill station has an altitude of around 1850 mts from the sea level and   located in Indian state of Uttrakhand.

Day 02: Joshimath – Chitrakhana (6-7 hours Treks)

Early morning we drive about 12 kms to Dhak village.After a short trek from Dhak village you will find shepherd trails with the Dhauliganga River filled with boulders flowing through and forested hills lining its banks.

Day 03: Chitrakhana – Tali Top (Trek for 5 hours)

After breakfast start trek to our next destination Tali Top.The distance we travel will be about 6 kms.The mountains surrounding this spot are Doonagiri and Nanda Devi.After walking for about four hours, we will finally reach our destination.

Day 4: Tali Top – Kuari Pass – back to Tali Top (Trek for 9 hours)

Today is the longest and the most important day of the Kuari Pass trekking.As it will take you near our main destination Kuari Pass and then back to Tali Top. Some of the prominent peaks which are visible today are Chaukhamba, Kamet, Neelkantha.

Day 5: Tali  – Joshimath via Auli (Trek for 5 hours)

We start early today. 900 Mts of steady climb from camp and we are out of jungle. The narrow ridge continues for one and half Kms till we enter the Gorson Bugyal.

Day 6:  Joshimath – Haridwar (266kms drive)

Early morning after breakfast drive back  to  Haridwar.

Basic Gear
• Backpack (40- 60 Litre) with comfortable shoulder straps, rain cover is essential.
• Comfortable Trekking Shoes
• One Pancho/ rain coat
• Windproof Jacket Thermal inner wear
• 2-3 T-shirt with full sleeves
• One fleece Jacket
• Day Pack (20 – 30 Litre)
• Trekking Pole
• Woollen Gloves (Two Pairs)
• Two Trek Pants
• Thermal Inner-wears
• Feather Jacket
• Woolen Cap
• Woolen Socks (Two Pairs)
• SunGlassesTowel
• TorchCamera & Phone (with full/Extra Batteries)
• Water Bottle
• Slippers
• Personal Medical Kit
• Sun Cap

Personal Utilities
• Sun Screen Cream
• Anti bacterial Powder
• Lip Bam
• Hand Sanitizer.
• Tooth Brush And Tooth Past
• Toilet Paper

 

Include :-

• Camping
• Service of experienced and we’ll trained Mountain Guide
• Service of Cook and Helper during trekking
• Trekking Equipments
• All meals on Trek ( Veg.)
• Forest Entry
• First Aid Kit

Exclude :-

• Insurance
• Transport Charge
• Food during transit
• Porter/Mule charges for your personal bag
• Any kind of personal expenses
• Anything apart from the inclusions

Cancellation:-

• Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the Trek – 95% refund
• Cancellation between 30 days to 15 days to the start of the Trek – 50% refund
• Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the Trek – No refund

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