Kuari Pass Trek
Lord Curzon Explored “Kuari Pass”
Kuari Pass Trek was explored by Lord Curzon when the British ruled India. It is a perfect trek for beginners which lies in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 4,264 meters.
So, if you are a beginner and thinking to begin in the Himalayas then you can make Kuari Pass the first trek of your Himalayan journey. And, it is also for avid trekkers and nature lovers because of the untouched surroundings and scenic vistas with magnificent views of lofty Himalayan peaks.
Overwhelming sights of the Himalayas
Kuari top is known for the overwhelming sights of the Himalayas because of close and imposing views are the real attraction of this trek.
Therefore, the peaks visible from the summit are – Trishul, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Nanda Devi peaks, Nanda Ghunti, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Changbang, Mana, Mukut Parbat, Rishi pahad and others.
Dense Forests & Remote Himalayan Villages
During the trek, pass through remote villages of the Himalayas and dense forests of Deodar and Oaks. Moreover, spot Himalayan animals and rare species of birds on the way. And, in this region the dwarf Rhododendron (Burans) trees with red color flowers are found in abundance.
In addition to beauty of Kuari Pass trek, the meadows present here are lavish and walking on their velvety grass is a pleasure!
Go through beautiful Passes
Further, traverse Vinayak Pass and head to Kuari Top, it is the highest point of this trek. From here, Nanda Devi Massif looks beautiful among all other peaks and becomes the highlight.
Key Points of Kuari Pass trek
Level: Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Kuari Pass Trek
Kuari Pass Trek Fee:
Rs 12000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 6 Days
Highest Point: (4,264 m)
Best Time: April – May , June, Sep , Oct , December 2019
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)
Winter Temperature: (-2°C to -10° C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Medium Group
Day 1– Dehradun to Joshimath (10/12 hours) night stay hotel
Day 2– Joshimath to Dhak (6,956 feet) Dhak to Gulling (9,832 feet) (5/6 hours) night stay camp
Day 3– Gulling (9,832 feet) to Khullara (10,492 feet) (4/5 hours) night stay camp
Day 4– Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (13989 feet) (8 hours) night stay camp
Day 5– Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet) (4/5 hours) back to Joshimath night stay hotel
Day 6– Joshimath to Dehradun (10/12 hours)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
- Day 1 Dehradun to Joshimath (10/12 hours)
The drive to Joshimath is of 10/12 hours, along the sacred rivers i.e. Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.
The journey won’t get boring because there are sudden changes in the scenery as you go further.
Reach Joshimath, relax in ahotel, in the evening you can explore nearby areas. Get back, have dinner and enjoy comfortable stay in the hotel.
- Day 2 Joshimath to Dhak (6,956 feet) Dhak to Gulling (9,832 feet) (5/6 hours)
Start early today and leave for Dhak village which is 12 km away from Joshimath, this is the starting point of Kuari Pass trek.
Start the ascent and on the trail some shepherded huts are visible . Then trek through the forests of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendrons. Dhauli Ganga River flows below near the Hydro power plant, now you are about to reach a village named “Tugasi” trekking here would be a relief because the trail is leveled.
Go further, reach a ridge and cross a descent to reach your campsite “Gulling”. It lies amid a forest and offers beautiful views of Chaukhamba peaks.
Set your tents here, have dinner and retire for the night.
- Day 3 Gulling (9,832 feet) to Khullara (10,492 feet) (4/5 hours)
Wake up early in the morning and do not miss the morning sight of Chaukhamba peaks. After having breakfast leave for Khullara.
Today’s trek is an easy one but you have to ascend all the way to reach your campsite.While ascending notice how beautiful it is to walk under the shade of trees. Once you cross this forest section multiple streams will be flowing around. Continue trekking and reach the campsite.
This campsite is a forest clearing with some exotic views of Dronagiri Mountains and Hathi Ghoda peaks. Enjoy spending a night here in peace.
After having dinner sleep comfortably in your tents.
- Day 4 Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (13989 feet) (8 hours)
Wake up early and get ready to conquer the Kuari Top and Kuari Pass today.
Start your trek and when the altitude is gained, the treeline recedes. The ascent is steep but once your reach the ridge top the panorama views of Himalayan peaks will leave you spell bind and the efforts will be totally rewarding.
Satre at majestic Nanda Devi and Mt. Trishul . Now, go further and stand at Kuari Top with a sense of joy and happiness. Look around at every peak visible and praise its beauty.
Now, start descending and reach Kuari Pass, do not spend much time here because better views awaits you ahead!
Ahead lies Jhandi Top, climb to this top is moderate but the views are extremely amazing and better than Kuari Pass. Spend some time at the top in happiness of successfully completing the summit. Then descend to your campsite.
Chitrakantha is a meadow and your campsite for the day. Descend through forests and reach there. It offers clear views of Dronagiri .
Setup your tents at this meadow, celebrate the completion, have delicious food and retire for the night.
- Day 5 Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet) (4/5 hours) back to Joshimath
Have breakfast and today you will be going back to Joshimath. After starting the trek visit Tali Lake, the reflection of mountains on the water will amaze you. There is a steep climb from Tali to reach another trail which leads to Auli.
Come to the trail and Himalayan villages becomes visible. Reach “Gorson Bugyal” a beautiful meadow with clear and splendid mountain views. Halt here for a while and again start descending.
On the way is a temple, from here, the downhill trek gets easy. Ahead, reach the Upper Auli and head to main Auli.Continue trekking and reach there in an hour. Auli is a great snow destination in winters.
Spend time here and leave for Joshimath, the arrangements will be made in a hotel there.
- Day 6 Joshimath to Dehradun (10/12 hours)
After breakfast leave early, have your lunch en route and you can reach Dehradun in 10/12 hours.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Joshimath are the last points where you will find ATM, but withdraw cash before your journey.
All networks will be available at Auli, BSNL, Vodaphone and Airtel networks are available at Gorson Bugyal but you cannot depend on the signal strength. So finish all your important calls and work before starting of the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund