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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 bles...
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 coaste...
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tour Ends Here
Today, this astounding Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula will come to an end with your transfer to Haridwar.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me?
Yes, porters can be arranged for this at an extra cost.
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.
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.
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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