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Kuari Pass Trek

About Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari pass trek is one of the well known treks in Uttarakhand, located at height of 4268 mtr. above sea-level. It is also a favourite spot for camping in summer. Kuari Pass trek is a moderate trek, which offers most enchanting view of the Indian Himalaya. On the way, one experiences village life, culture, pristine wilderness, wild life and great Himalayan rannge. On a clear day one can see mountains like Nanda Devi (7816m), Dunagiri (7066m), Kamet (7756m) and many more.

Kuari pass trekking is full of extensive panoramic views of the peerless Himalayas to the north-east, and the vast stretches of verdant valleys to the south-east. Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Bethartoli, Hathi Parvat, Devasthan etc are some of the glorious peaks to be seen. On a clear day of trekking, it is possible to sight the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and its galaxy of peaks.Gailgarh, 5 km from Kuari pass, is a little cozy nest in wonderful, natural surroundings. This is a good point to camp for a day. About 6 km south-east of Gailgarh, is the partially snow-covered peak, Pangarchulia, height 5183 mtr above sea-level.

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.

Why Kuari Pass Trek is famous?

In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass (4652 m). Kuaripass means "door way". Lord Curzon made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail. The main attraction of it is the imposing view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, oak and deodar forest. Rarely Himalayan flora and fauna are found as plenty as on this trail.

The Kuari pass trekking can be organised from three different starting points of Ghat, Joshimath and Tapovan. All the starting points reach to Gailgarh, where from the Kuari pass is scaled on same day and returned back to the base camp or further ahead to finishing point. The 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.

 Range : Chamoli, Uttarakhand

 Days : 6 Days

 Base Camp : Joshimath/Lohajung

 Grade : Easy to Moderate

 Distance : Approx 33 km

 Max Altitude : 12735 ft

 Package : Rs 8000 per person

Pick Location : Dehradun/katgodam/Haridwar

Cost Terms

Inclusions :- 
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay,).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. TTH Staff Insurance.
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :- 
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Fitness Level for the trek?

All you need for a trek is the passion to do it and embrace the odds that come by and challenge yourself to achieve that sense of achievement.

Kuari Pass Trek is doable for the beginner Trekker as well, while the following basic fitness level is required to attempt Kuari Pass Trek.

1. Able to cover 5km in 45 minutes without stress.

2. Able to carry 10kg weighing backpack.

3. The trekker should not have following problems a) Heart Problems b) Asthma or any breathing problem c) High Blood pressure d) Epilepsy e) Being Lazy: P It’s the biggest problem in a trek.

We Provide best trek experience by:

* Providing three meals a day snacks, tea, coffee, soup and in food we try to keep lot to healthy vegetables and fruits in Indian, Chinese and western meals.

* Dry fruits/Energy bars and Energy drinks for your trek.

* Accommodation in tents on 2/3 person sharing basis.

* Sleeping bags.

* Mattress.

* Liner.

* Toilet tents for ladies and gents separately.

* Dining Tent.

* Trekking equipment (if required).

* Expert Trek leaders.

* Photographer.

* Certificate.

* Support Staff.

* First Aid kit.

In Medical Kit:

* Diamox (10 tabs) to prevent AMS.

* Crocin (Fever.

* Avomine (4tabs).

* Avil 25g (4tabs).

* Combiflam (4tabs).

* Disprin (6tabs).

* Norflox TZ &Lomofen (6 tabs).

* Digene (10 tabs).

* Omez/Rantadine (10 tabs).

* Crape Bandage (3-5 m).

* Gauge (1 small).

* Bandage (10 strips).

* cotton (1 small roll).

* Ors (10 packts).

* Betadine or any antiseptic cream.

* Moov/Volini spray.

Things to carry?

* Waterproof over trousers and waterproof Jacket.

* Trekking Gaiters.

* Comfortable Backpack with good back support and accessibility (easy access).

* Backpack Rain cover.

* Hiking Pole.

* Good stretchable and Quick-dry Trek Pants.

* Light and warm base layer (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).

* Warm and waterproof Jacket (Preferably Down Jacket with one extra layer for waterproofing).

* Fleece for layer 2.

* Warm Socks (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).

* Trekking shoe with good grip, traction and a very good non-compressible mid-sole.

* Polarised Sunglasses.

* Gloves.

* Warm hat.

* Small Daypack.

* Energy bars.

* 2 water bottles 1 litre each.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath; 5-6 hrs, 265 km.

Day 2 : Joshimath to Chitrakhantha; 6-7 hrs, 15 km.

Day 3 : Chitrakhantha to Tali Top; 4 hrs, 4 km.

Day 4 : Tali Top to Kuari Pass and back to Tali Top via Khullara Top; 8 hrs, 15km.

Day 5 : Tali Top to Joshimath via Gurson Bugyal and Auli; 4 hrs, 8 km trek, 13 km drive.

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

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Kuari Pass Trek- Arrive Joshimath.

The journey starts from Dehradun, 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. This trek also provides a chance to move with locals, mostly shepherds that bowls you over with their distinctive way of living.  The total space is laden with glorious campsites, sunsets, sunrises additionally to the enjoyable aspects of Himalayan mountains.

The Kuari pass pangarchulla peak trek journey would take you through Devprayag which is the confluence of Bhagirathi River and Alaknanda river. Rudraprayag is the confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river. And Karnprayag 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 pangarchulla trek surprises you with its breathtaking mountain scenery. Reach, relax and then night stay in a guest house.

Day 2 : Joshimath to Chitrakhantha/Gulling.

The word “Jyotirmath” literally means the place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Joshimath offers you the astounding view of the Himalayan mountain range. Also, get a chance to see the oldest tree of India “Kalpavriksha” which stood at Joshimath from the time of Adi Shankaracharya. According to the Hindu Mythology, the Kalpavriksha is a wish-fulfilling divine tree. Joshimath is the gateway to several trekking trails and also pilgrim centers like Valley of flowers, Hemkund and Badrinath. This is the only place where you find peace and you also understand the sound of silence with the natural beauty around. Similarly, Kuari pass pangarchulla trek comes under the best winter trek in India.

Day 3 : Chitrakhantha/Gulling to Tali top/Khullara top.

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. And, this trek is known for its picturesque beauty and also the snowy himalayan peaks. Trek to Kuari pass in the laps of Uttarakhand Himalaya is sure to leave you spellbound.

Day 4 : Tali top/Khullara to Kuari pass and back to Tali top/ Khullara top.

Today we go through the series of ascents on meadows that continue getting better as we move up. And, the summit day of Kuari Pass Trek is the most strenuous part of the journey. The trek from Tali top is a steep uphill climb. So, It is compulsory to carry sufficient water with you as Dehydration promotes Acute Mountain Sickness. There are no water sources on the way. Walking on golden-green and alternative hues of grass are simply blissful. Kuari pass trekking trail is exciting from start to end which fills your heart with serenity. And also, the views are getting to be nice throughout therefore we our cameras handy. This winter kuari pass trek route is completed in a few hours.

The 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 also Nanda Ghunti Mountains. The mountain air is crisp and also the brilliant view. And you are absolute to catch shepherds and dogs. 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 5 : Tali top to Joshimath via Gurson bugyal and Auli.

Today, the trail through the magnificently sprawled out meadows of Gurson and descending through Auli. And, Auli is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level and also known for it’s skiing grounds. People from all over the world visit Auli for skiing as Auli organizes 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. Reach and then Spend the night in guesthouses.

Day 6 : Kuari Pass Trek- Joshimath to Dehradun.

We see that you have made it to the final day of the trek. Pat yourself and then carry a bucket full of nostalgia and memories as you decide to head back from Dehradun.

Transport options from Delhi to Dehradun

  Delhi to Dehradun by Car -

Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Bus -

Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Train -

Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.

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Cancellation Policy

1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
2. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
3. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.


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