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Kuari Pass Trek - A short 5 day trek into the Nanda Devi Santuary The Kuari Pass trek which gives you spectacular views of the Nanda Devi sactuary and a host of 7000m snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet.

"We breasted the slope and halted, silent on the path. No words would express our delight. The Himalayas were arrayed before us in a stupendous arc" - Frank Smythe (The Mountaineer)

Kuari which means "doorway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900's when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India "Lord Curzon").

Winter Kuari pass trek is famous for its views. The views on the winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Kuari Pass is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border.In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

Region:-Joshimath to Joshimath
Duration:- 06 days
Grade:- Easy
Max Altitude:- Ft.
Approx Trekking Km:- 300 kms.
Kuari Pass trek Cost: Rs 7,850/-
7850 + 3.5% Service Tax
  • Kuari Pass Trek
  • 2nd Dec 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 9th Dec 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 16th Dec 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 23th Dec 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 30th Dec 2017
  • Status: Full
  • 23rd Jan 2018
  • Status: Full
What's Included :
1.Accommodation during Trek (Camping) and 2 day
stay at Leh in guest house as per itinerary.
2.Meals while on trek (Veg)
3.First aid medical kits
4.Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
What's not Included :
1.Wildlife Permit fee if any
2.Mineral Water
3.Meals in Leh
4.Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • 30th Jan - 4th Feb 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 7th May - 12th May 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 14th May - 19th May 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 21st May - 26th May 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 28th May - 2nd June 2017
  • Status: Open
Brief Itinerary 2016:
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath.Stay in tent or guesthouse or homestay.
Day 2: Drive & then trek from Joshimath to Chitrakhana (12km. Drive, 4 hrs. Trek).
Day 3: Trekking from Chitrakhana to Tali Top (8 km trek 2 hrs).
Day 4: Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back (11 km Trek, 8 hrs).
Day 5: Trek from Tali to Joshimath via Auli (7 km, 4hrs).
Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar.
Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Joshimath.
"Today's journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house at Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath to Chitrakhana.
To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.
Day 3 : Chitrakhana to Tali Top.
We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today's trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.
Day 4 : Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back.
We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today's trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savour the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.
Day 5: Tali to Joshimath via Auli.
After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. On the way we will pass Auli which is famous for its skiing slopes and is home to winter skiing resort run by GMVN(Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam). The Auli resort run by GMVN has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes fit for skiing at all times. GMVN also conducts 7 and 14 day skiing courses at Auli.
Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar.
Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.
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