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Dayaanidhi Devar

4.0

Kuari Pass & Pangarchula treks are the best treks that could be taken by anyone. They are perfect and awesome. The trip that last about six days is one of the best trips in this budget. If you are in Haridwar or happen to visit there, then take this trekking experience. This trek covers one of the most exquisite trek path and surroundings that will leave you spellbound for days together.

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Brahmdev Somayaji

4.0

The trek was not too strenuous, suitable for slightly older people like me. Felt a little stiff every now and then, but the trek leader was very cooperative and would slow down to give me a few minutes of rest. Returned home safe and sound.

Overview

About the Activity:

Situated 4,720m above the sea level, the Kuari Pass boasts of being one of the highest and scenic passes of the Himalayan Range. Also konwn as the 'Lord Curzon Trail', a trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula is amongst the most enthralling trek in the country.

Originating from Auli, on a trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula, you can also witness some of the fascinating peaks of the Himalayan Range, alpine forests, glaciers and picturesque meadows. Also, as the trek takes you through some of the local villages, you will get the opportunity to have a glimpse of the local life and learn more about their indigenous traditions and cultures. Within the 6 days of this enthralling trek, you will also catch a sneak peek of rivers like Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and Ganga.

Total Trekking Duration: 22.5-24.5 Hours

Highest Altitude: 4,720m

Temperature Range: April-June: 12 to 20 Degrees (Days) & -2 to 5 Degrees (Nights), September-November:10 to 16 Degrees (Days) & -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Haridwar to Auli (2,450 m) (280km/8-9 Hours)

    Arrival in Auli, Local Market Tour

    Your arrival in Haridwar will be followed by an 8-9 hour's drive to Auli. Taking you through narrow and whirly passes, within this journey, you will be passing through Devprayag and Rudraprayag. While passing through Devprayag, you can witness the confluence the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. And in Ruddraprayag, you can have a glimpse of the holy Ganges.

    Arriving in Auli, check-in into a hotel and relax for the day. With the advent of the evening, embark on a brief local sightseeing tour and stroll through the local markets; overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Auli to Khulara (3,225m)

    6 Hours Trek, Nanda Devi Peak, Himalayan Peak, Gurson Meadow

    Today will be the first day of the Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula!

    With the comlpetion of today's breakfast, embark on a 6 hours trek to Khulara. While hiking through the scenic meadows of Auli, you can witness the mesmeric beauty of the Nanda Devi Peak and other Himalayan peaks. The trek will take you through dense forests of chestnut, oaks, maples and deodar. For a while, you will also hike through the stunning Gurson meadow. Arriving at the Khulara campsite, call it the end of the day and relax in the camp; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Khulara to Kuari Pass (3,650m)

    6 Hours Trek, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba Peak, Local Shepherds

    Waking up today morning, you will be trekking through a mixture of different types of terrains. While at some part, the terrains might be rugged with moderate challenges, at other parts it might take you through verdant grasslands. Within 3 to 4 hours of this blissful trek, you can reach the Kuari Pass and upon arrival at the pass, you can witness the shepherds with their sheeep and watchdogs. Views of some of the peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Hathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana and Dongri will keep you amused all through the trek.

    Arriving at the Kuari Pass, you can either choose to trek to the main pass or hike to a nearby view point and enjoy panoramic views of the vicinity. Overnight stay and dinner will be in tents.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Kuari Base Camp - Pangarchula Peak (4,700m) - Kuari Base Camp

    7 Hours Trek, Peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Changbhang

    Starting the day with an early breakfast, today you will be hiking through fascinating slopes, scenic ridges and make it to the Pangarchula summit. The rocky and rugged terrains will keep you engrossed in the trek. Also, as the snow starts melting with the sun getting high, it is advisable to start this trek early morning.

    Arriving at the Pangarchula Peak, you can have the glimpses of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and several others. Before the sun goes down, embark on the back-trek to the base camp and retire for the day.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Kuari Base Camp to Dhak (2,000m), Drive from Dhak to Auli (1 Hour)

    3.5-5.5 Hours Trek, Last Day of Trek, Tugasi & Karchi Villages, Joshimath

    Today will be last day of this Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula!

    After breakfast is served at the Kuari Pass Base Camp, start descending down through a road that connects Joshimath valley with Niti-Malari. Trekking for around 3-5-5.5 hours, you will reach a local market called Dhak; reaching here marks the end of the trek.

    While in Dhak, you can also make it to hamlets like Tugasi and Karchi, and have a glimpse of the local life within these villages. Here onwards, a short drive will take you Auli, where you will be checking-in into a hotel and get freshened up; dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Auli to Haridwar (280km/8-9 Hours)

    Tour Ends Here

    Today, this astounding Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula will come to an end with your transfer to Haridwar.

Stay

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  • Hotels, Camps and Tents

Meal

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  • Vegetarian Dishes and Eggs
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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping
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  • Local Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • All trek equipments and their charges
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  • First aid/medical kit and oxygen cylinders during the trek
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  • Trained trek guides, instructors and their charges
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  • Porter charges during the trek
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  • All permits during the trek

Transport

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  • Transportation from Haridwar (start) to Haridwar (end) can be availed at an extra cost

Things To Carry

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  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woollen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
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  • Comfortable clothes like tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
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  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
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  • Walking stick or trekking pole
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  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
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  • Water bottles
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  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
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  • Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs
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  • Personal toiletries and towels

Advisory

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  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek
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  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek
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  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking
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  • Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps
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  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility
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  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations
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  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • 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.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Dayaanidhi Devar

     Rated : 4.0

    Kuari Pass & Pangarchula treks are the best treks that could be taken by anyone. They are perfect and awesome. The trip that last about six days is one of the best trips in this budget. If you are in Haridwar or happen to visit there, then take this trekking experience. This trek covers one of the most exquisite trek path and surroundings that will leave you spellbound for days together.

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    Story by Brahmdev Somayaji

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek was not too strenuous, suitable for slightly older people like me. Felt a little stiff every now and then, but the trek leader was very cooperative and would slow down to give me a few minutes of rest. Returned home safe and sound.

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    Story by Sumitra Nehru

     Rated : 4.0

    I had no idea what I was missing till I decided to book for my Kuari pass trek after spending a couple of weeks at Rishikesh and Hardwar. Luckily the sky was clear with bright sunshine, the terrain not too rugged, and its beauty simply took my breath away

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    Story by Chandrabhan Gupta

     Rated : 4.0

    The seven days that I spent in this picturesque Kuari pass route will be etched in my mind forever. Coming back very soon, perhaps within a year. Felt the sheer bliss of heaven on earth!

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    Story by Vidhya Kapoor

     Rated : 5.0

    As I close my eyes, I can vividly recall the moment when I reached the peak after a long trek full of patience. There were tears of joy. I’m truly blessed. Incredible India!

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    Story by Achyut Tandon

     Rated : 5.0

    What a trip man! New thrill, new challenges in every step. The trek to Kuari pass and Pangarchula peak in Auli was like one of those long roller coaster rides when you can actually feel the blood rushing through your veins.

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    Story by Vasudev Sethi

     Rated : 4.0

    It was truly an amazing experience and we fell in love with this beautiful place. This trip offered enough challenge and loads of photos opportunity with panoramic views. The pangatchulla peak is a beautiful climbing possibility near the well known kuari pass area. Just below the pass the trek leads pass through a large meadows, offering spectacular views of Himalaya. We enjoyed the panoramic views of great Himalaya peaks. On the way we found lush green meadows, water fall, snow capped mountain where we played with snow and had fun with friends and much more. After reaching summit, to see the sunrise over the Himalaya was just divine. The walk up to the summit would take a couple of hours. The peak is about 4775m and can have lots of snow till as late as May. The best snow climbing experience can be had in the month of April and May. Everything was so refreshing and rejoice.

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    Story by Bhaaswar Chaturvedi

     Rated : 4.0

    Oh! What a surreal, beautiful landscape to feast your eyes on! Mother Nature seems to have truly blessed this place with her endless bounties. How I wish I could resign from my boring job, leave everything and spend the rest of my life here amidst the forests.

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    Story by Preity Sinha

     Rated : 4.0

    was never much of an adventure person. Mostly spend my time in lazing around. This Kuari pass trek literally kept me on my toes. Never realized I could be so physically active! Enjoyed a lot.

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    Story by Chaanakya Tandon

     Rated : 4.0

    Excellent route. Panoramic view. Snow trails that feel like paradise, and the warmth of the innocent village folk. What more can you possibly ask for?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go?

      The best time to go for Kuari Pass trek is from late December to early January when the trails are fully covered with the thick layer of snow. This is one of the best and most beautiful snow treks of India to go for.

    2. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants? Is there a minimum age?

      The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide. Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.

    3. I am a first timer. Should I go for Kuari Pass trek?

      Yes absolutely, as the trek is in the category of easy to moderate treks, you can go for the trek being a first timer.

    4. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.

    5. I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me?

      Yes, porters can be arranged for this at an extra cost.

    6. What are the clothing and equipments which I should carry at my end?

      As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.

    7. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?

      Consumption of alcohol or other types of intoxicants during the trek is strictly prohibited.

    8. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during this trek?

      Yes, vegetarian and egg meals and safe drinking water is provided throughout the trek.

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