Kuari Pass is one of the famous treks in Uttarakhand, letting you onlook one of the second-highest peaks in India, Mount Nanda Devi, where you can capture the breathtaking scenic view of the mountains, as the trek passes through the thick alpine forests of oak and conifer, Rhododendron and birch, brimming with leopard pugmarks of a Himalayan black bear and other varieties. At an elevation of 12,516 feet, the trek also affords you views of Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba, and Tali top. Kuari Pass trek, in Garhwal Himalaya, includes stops at popular pilgrim cities such as Rishikesh, Devprayag, Joshimath, and Haridwar.
SPELLBINDING SUMMIT VIEWS:
There is nothing better than enjoying snowfall and building a snowman. A trek through the Garhwal Ranges is also a great way to see many of the mountaineering favorites in the region, and you will be able to see the peaks from Day 1 itself. Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, USA looks almost like Auli, so staying in India one can enjoy the beauty of the USA. Also, Neelkanth, situated at an altitude of 6,597 meters, next to Chaukambha lies as one of the most revered peaks of the Hindu Deity, Neelkanth. On the northwest side of the mountain lies the Satopanth Glacier, and the mountain was successfully summited in 1974 after various failed attempts. On the way to Pangarchulla, you can also see Kamet, Mana, Mandir, Barmatia, and Lampak I and II.
BEAUTIFUL WINTER TRAIL:
Kuari Pass is a mountain lover's delight, and one can have an unending vista of the biggest mountains in India opening up right from day one. It is a near-perfect trek as when one travels through the ancient forests filled with oaks and rhododendrons, it fills the eyes with getting used to the tree canopy above and the trail opens into meadows. Khullara meadow in the shadow of Mt. Dronagiri leaves you in awe of your surroundings.
Gulling is the first campsite you will come across on Kuari Pass.Approximately 4 kilometers away is Dhak Village, where the trek begins. A conventional grinding home is available in Tugashi Village, and when finding yourself in the middle of Walnut and Pine forest, you will get to know that you are near Gulling or have almost reached. As the name suggests, Khullara is a vast open-ground camping website, where 20 big groups could camp at a time. Other campsites such as Gelaghad, Tali, and GorsonBugyal (also known as mini Switzerland) are also admirable campsites, where one could stay.
Day 01: Rishikesh - Joshimath(255 km)
Day 02: Joshimath – Chitrakhana
Day 03: Chitrakhana - Tali Top (Trek - 6 km)
Day 04: Tali Top - Kuari Pass via Khullara
Day 05: Tali Top- Joshimath via Auli (Trek - 8km, Drive - 13km)
Day 06: Joshimath - Rishikesh
Day 01: Rishikesh - Joshimath(255 km): Take the state transport bus from Rishikesh to Joshimath, beholding the marvelous sight of the celestial river Ganga flowing in eternity and infinity at Rishikesh. Joshimath is a hub for the pilgrims traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib, after a mere journey of nearly 7-8 hours. Check-in for a guest house on reaching there and spend one night.
Day 02: Joshimath - Chitrakhana: Travel to Dhak Village (12 km), from where the trek begins. After a 6km descent, you will reach the lush green meadows, making your way through the hemlock, oak, and rhododendron forests, and the campsite at Chitrakhana perched at 3,310 meters. Savor the panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks including the huge and massive Chaukamba peaks situated at an altitude of 7,138 meters above sea level beyond Joshimath. A flock of sheep could be seen grazing on the peaks with the shepherds. And in a little while, a pleasant view of the small spring line will open up that will lead you to the velvety meadows.
Day 03: Chitrakhana - Tali Top (Trek - 6 km): To witness the beautiful sunrise, wake up early and tighten your belts to commence the 6km trek trail to Tali top, after having your breakfasts. Within an hour you will reach the prominent ridge top at 3,500 meters and a half an hour trek will lead you to a well-defined trek to Tapovan.
Day 04: Tali Top - Kuari Pass via Khullara- Tali Top(Trek - 15km): From where you can feel the fresh air blowing off your troubles and worries, it is a long day trek so you need to start off early. You can admire an obstructed view of the great Himalayas.
Day 05: Tali Top- Joshimath via Auli (Trek - 8km, Drive - 13km): After breakfast, trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road, from where taxis are available till Joshimath. Passing through Auli, which is known for its winter sports, will be one of the highlights of the trip.Check-in and have an overnight stay, on reaching Joshimath.
Day 06: Joshimath - Rishikesh: Now is the time to say goodbye to the wonderful hills, mountains and peaks. Start your day with breakfast and drive to Rishikesh as early as possible.
ROUTES TO REACH KUARI PASS:
Trek Route 1 or Curzon Trail: To reach the Kuari Pass, trekkers go through Ramni, Sarkot, Jhenipatni, Pana, Irani, Sanatoli, and Domabhiti, a small settlement in Nandakini Valley.
Trek Route 2: Joshimath, Auli, and Gorson to Kuari Pass (5 Days): Galigarha and Kuari are accessible via a trekking route from Auli that trails through bugyals and rich green forests. A green carpet of grass covers the camping grounds, featuring hills with undulating slopes. From Tali to Chitrakantha, there is only a goat trail, so horses and mules are not allowed.
Trek Route 3: Joshimath/Auli, Mirag, Tugasi, and Khullara to Kuari Pass (5 Days): The trek begins in Joshimath and follows Mirag, Tugasi, and Khullara to Galigarh and Kuari Pass, which is popular with those who are not interested in Auli and Gorson'sbugyals.
Trek Route 4: Tapovan, Khullara to Kuari Pass (5 Days): The trek begins at or from Tapovan, which is located 16 km from Joshimath on the main road to Malari. The trek begins and ends with a climb, taking one through the glorious, admirable, and beautiful Tapovan Valley. In spite of the fact that it is the shortest route, and connects with the third trek at Khullara, this route has always resulted in a tiring climb, being very steep. Therefore, it is always been better to climb down this route.
For the duration of your trek, you will be staying in hotels and camps from day one to departure day.
Meals: From the first supper to the departure day morning, all meals are included. We offer easy, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
Transportation: We will provide round-trip transportation from pick up point and drop point.
Camping fees: Both trekking permits and woodland camping fees are included in the price.
All of the camps will provide you with high-quality tents and sleeping bags for your trek. We have high-altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10°C. Ropes, microspikes, and gaiters are all available.
Expenses for personal reasons: For instance, during the trek, personal bags must be transported.
Emergency Costs: Any expense arises as a result of any kind of emergency
What to take
> Trekking shoes
> Backpack: 40 Liter
> Daypack: 20 liter
> Clothes: Fleese jacket, T-shart, thermal inner one pair, Light towel, raincover bag, poncho, rain coat, down jacket, etc...
> Trek pant
> wind proof / water resident jackets,
> Woollen shocks
> Woollen cap: 1 & Scarf : 1
> Sunglasses: good quality
> Trekking pole : 1
> Handgloves: one pair waterproof
> Torch (extra sell), sunscreen, cold cream, lip bam, toilet paper, hand sanitizer
> Water botal 1 Liter ( Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
> Glucose, Chocolates & nuts
Personal medical kit
> Paracetamol - 4 tablets (fivar)
> Saridon - 4 tab (headache)
> Digene - 4 tablets (acidity)
> Crepe Bandage - 2 pair
> Band-aid - 10 strips
> Cotton - 1 peket
> Ors - 5 peket
> Bentadine or any antiseptic creem
> Move, spray (aches & sprains)
> ( If you required )
> In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.
> The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.
> Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
> Between 21-30 days: 75% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable.
> Between 11-20 days: 50% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable.
> Less than 10 days: No refund.
Trek cancellation due to weather:
> In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, one can opt for the same trek again throughout their lifetime on all our fixed departure for the same trek.
> This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.
> This is non-transferable