Kuari Pass Trek

Among the several things that Lord Curzon did in India, the hands-down winner is exploration and popularising of a marquee trek route starting from Joshimath to Kuari Pass in Garhwal Himalayas

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Kuari Pass Trek

Trek to Kuari Pass has majestic veiws of Peaks like Nanad Devi, Lovely Thick Forests and Auli the most fascinating Ski Destination in India. During the trek one would pass through pristine forests of Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar

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Kuari Pass

The beauty of the region is best described by the famous explorer, Eric Shipton, who said, “A vision of such beauty is worth a world of strivin The Kuari Pass trek gives you a chance to view this impressive skyline of these mighty mountains from close quarters

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Kuari Pass Trek

Among the several things that Lord Curzon did in India, the hands-down winner is exploration and popularising of a marquee trek route starting from Joshimath to Kuari Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas. Trek to Kuari Pass has majestic veiws of Peaks like Nanad Devi, Lovely Thick Forests and Auli the most fascinating Ski Destination in India. During the trek one would pass through pristine forests of Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar.

  • The trek begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. Confluences of several rivers - the Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, Birehiganga & Dhauli Ganga give make up the Pancha-Prayag – namely, Devprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Walking along the Curzon trail through these villages is a great way to get acquainted with the life of the mountain folks. The trees are ablaze in the yellow-orange colors of autumn, striking a deep contrast to the blue-brown mountains and the snow caps. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to some wildlife. The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called 'Bugyals' in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. On this trek you will also visit Auli, which is famous for its beautiful skiing slopes

  • Itenary ex Haridwar, India
  • Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath (265km. Drive) Drive to Joshimath 256 km. If you arrive morning Haridwar drive to Joshimath through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. Breakfast and lunch on the way. Stay in a GMVN rest house
  • Day 02: Joshimath – Chitrakhana (12km. Drive, 4 hrs. Trek). Early morning breakfast drive to Dhak village (12km). From Dhak we will start the 6 km trek to lower Chitrakhana. The valley opens up after climbing quite steeply to an overhanging cliff which shelters a local deity. The route enters progressively drier terrain, The trek continues to climbs to the village of Tugasi village pack lunch enroute
  • Day 03: Chitrakhana to Tali Top. A strenuous 6km trek (4 hrs) through lush green vegetation, mostly pink and white rhododendron flowers with Mt. Nanda Devi Mt. Doonagiri looming in the distance, makes this trek an exhilarating experience. We will camp in an alpine meadow at the head of the Tali Top which lies on the North Face of Mt. Nanda Devi and Other higher mountains. Overnight stay in tents
  • Day 04: Tali top- Khullar- Kuari pass and back to Tali (15kmTrek, 8 hrs). Today day is long day. Early morning after breakfast start trek to Kuari pass. First one hour is easy and gradual till to the khullar place.After that you will start the climb to khullar top After traversing our way across the snow patch you will reach the Kuari pass top. Now you will get a Jet wind there. Back to camp
  • Day 05: Tali - Joshimath via Auli (8km, 4hrs) En route cross the famous bugyals (meadows) of Gurson and will also get views of the route leading to the famous Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga.It is a gradual descent to Auli down through woods and pastures and we meet our car waiting for us at Auli to drive us to Joshimath which, although having none of the elegance of its sister hill resorts, does have a charm and beauty of its own. It is the site where the famous Adiguru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment before beginning his campaign for the unification of India and the revitalization of Hinduism
  • Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar Early morning drive back to Haridwar