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About the Destinations: Touted to be one of the finest trekking trails the Himalayas has to offer, the Kuari Pass is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. Discovered by Lord Curzon, the pass is a part of the Lord Curzon trail trek, and offers a chance to witness the scenic beauty, panoramic views as well as the challenges of a Himalayan trek.
Start your journey from the famous skiing slopes of Auli, from where you can get a magnificent view of the scenic Nanda Devi range. Enjoy Kuari Pass trekking as the trail takes you through an amazing mix of gorgeous landscapes; lush meadows verdant forests of Deodar, oak and gurgling streams. Camp in lovely scenic locations and feast your eyes on stunning sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy majestic views of prominent Himalayan peaks, as you go along the pass.
Duration of the Tour: 5N/6D
Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals (with Egg)
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Highest Altitude: 13,990ft
Temperature Range: May-June: 12 to 20 0 C (Day), -2 to -6 0 C (Night); September-October: 10 to 16 0 C (Day), -5 to 5 0 C (Night)
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Start your journey from the holy town of Haridwar and drive along the beautiful Ganga and Alaknanda. Cross the famous Devprayag, the point of confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi; Rudrapraag, the origin of the river Gangers. Upon arrival at Auli, check-in into the hotel where you will spend the night. You can either choose to relax or explore the charming local markets.
5-6 Hours Trek, Nanda Devi Peak
After a fortifying breakfast, drive around 8km to reach the starting point of your adventure! Reaching at the point, start on your Kuari Pass trek through the beautiful Auli meadows and get stunning views of the Nanda Devi peak. The trail then takes you through an enchanting forests filled with beautiful and exotic birds. Trek through the lush meadows of Gurson and descend again to reach a lovely are filled with trees. Spend the night, at the lovely campsite of Khulra, which is an open ground, with majestic views of the mountains.
5-6 Hours Trek, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri
This day entails a series of steep ascents as you walk though soft grass of green and golden hues. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and go shutter happy, taking in the exotic wildlife in this area; you will reach Kuari pass in 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy some time at the beautiful spot feasting your eyes on all the natural splendour. You will be able to see many majestic and famed Himalayan peaks such as Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagir and others. Trek to the base camp and spend the night camping in tents.
7 Hours Trek, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang
After an early breakfast, set off on your trek to the summit of the Pangarchula Peak. This part of the trek can be quite demanding, as you have to walk along uneven surfaces and rocky terrains and boulders. Trek along the slopes till you reach a ridge which leads up to the summit. Catch mesmerising views of the big majestic mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and many more. Spend some lovely moments on the summit, taking in the enthralling views of the valleys below and head back to the base camp. Once at the camp, relax for the rest of the day and camp overnight in tents.
4-6 Hours Trek, Tugasi and Karchi Village, Local Life
Start your day with a wholesome leisurely breakfast at the camp site. Today the trek will take you though a downward climb towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti Malari valley. Trek your way to the charming market place of Dhak, through a verdant forest and charming villages. Stop for some time at the Tugasi and Karch villages and interact with the villagers and get aquatinted with life in the mountains. Board on to waiting vehicles from Dhak and drive to the Auli; where you can relax after a hot shower over a sumptuous meal and spend overnight.
Tour Ends Here
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, embark on the last leg of this memorable journey with a drive back to Haridwar. Take the pleasant memories of your Himalayan adventure back home!
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