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Baalaaditya Khanna

4.0

It was a good and satisfactory trek. While initially we had some issues with finding the place, getting to know others and stuff, once the trek started, it was very beautiful and just the best. I am so glad that we took this trek.

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Bhudeva Tagore

5.0

I had a nice time during the Kuari Pass trekking. This trekking was a lot of fun and it was very interesting. Also, the camping done was very relaxing and rejuvenating in between. It was planned trek and our trek leader was amazing. He made sure that we are enjoying the trek and shared lot of his trekking stories with us.

Overview

About the Destinations:

Discovered by Lord Curzon during the Bristish Raj in India, the Kuari Pass Trek in the Garhwal Himalayan Range originates from Joshimath in Chamoli. The hike to the Kuari Pass route is one of the most enthralling treks in this range and is known for the panoramic views and challenges it offers.

From the pass, one can enjoy the captivating views of other scenic ranges like Kamet (7,756m), Trishul (7,120m), Chakhamba (7,128m), Nanda Devi (7,817) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7,434m). Also known as the 'Curzon Trail', this trail takes you through the confluence of several brooks, scenic Oak and Deodar forests, verdant meadows or ‘Bugyals’ and rhododendrons. On some occasion, you can also come across the footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear or Leopard.

This snow-clad Kuari pass winter trek also takes one through other passes- the Vinayak Pass, Tali Top and the Kuari peak. As you are traversing through this Curzon trek, also get a chance to feast your eyes with one of the most mesmerizing snow skiing tourism destination in India, Auli, the best time to visit is in December and January.

Temperature: December to March day time 11C to 4C and night -2C to -8C. Wind chill, freezing climate with snow fall.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Drive from Haridwar - Joshimath (265km/6 Hours Drive)

    Arrive at Haridwar and drive up to Joshimath through the confluence points of rivers namely, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag covering a total of around 265km. Relish scrumptious breakfast and lunch on the way to Joshimath and upon arrival at the destination, check-in into the GMVN rest house for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2 -

    Drive from Joshimath - Dhak (12km), Trek from Dhak - Chitrakhana

    After a filling morning meal, drive off 12km to Dhak Village after which you can embark on a 6km trek down to Chitrakhana and mark the beginning of your trek. Kuari Pass Trek route will take you through dry rugged terrain towards Tugasi Village where you can pack Lunch. After arriving Chitrakhana, dinner and overnight stay will be arranged in the campsite.

  • Day 3 -

    Trek from Chitrakhana - Tali Top (6km)

    The next day entails a trek of 6km through rich natural foliage and Rhododendrons with the Mt. Nanda Devi posing as a majestic backdrop. With the passage taking you through alpine thickets to reach Tali top, this trek is invigorating to state the least. Spend your night camping in tents.

  • Day 4 -

    Trek from Tali Top - Khullar, Khullar - Kuari Pass, Kauri Pass to Tali (15kmTrek)

    On the fourth day of the Kuari Pass Trekking, start with a one hour gradual trek to Khullar. Hereafter, start trekking through the high snow clad areas to reach the Kauri Pass. On arrival at the pass, you can feel the chilling touches of the snow-wind and witness some of the best panoramic views. After spending some of the pleasant moments at the pass, start trekking back to the base camp; dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

  • Day 5 -

    Trek from Tali – Joshimath (8km)

    Start the day with a proper meal and then set off for a trekking journey through the meadows or ‘bugyals’ of Gurson. During this hike, enjoy the panorama of the trail that heads to the Nanda Devi along with Rishi Ganga. Descend down to Auli and arrive at a car that will take you to Joshimath; overnight stay in Joshimath.

  • Day 6 -

    Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar

    Rising up early morning, savour on a delicious breakfast. Post this; you will be driven back to Haridwar. With your arrival in Haridwar, this fascinating Kuari Pass Trek will come to an end.

Stay

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  • Guest House
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  • Homestay
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  • Campsites

Meal

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  • All Meals Included
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  • Veg & Egg Dishes Only

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Equipments during the trek (Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Kitchen and Dining Tents, Utensils, Crampon)
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  • Permits
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  • First Aid and Medical Kits, Oxygen Cylinder and Stretcher
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  • Qualified, experienced professional trek leader, guide and supporting staff
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  • Service Tax

Transport

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  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return by Tata Sumo, Max or equivalent and in each vehicle share by the 7 participants.

Things To Carry

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  • Wardrobe essentials like heavy woolen and fleece clothes, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, wind-proof jackets, thermal innerwear
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  • A sturdy backpack with a plastic or water-proof lining
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  • Trekking shoes, snow boots, trekking pole
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  • Moisturizers, chap sticks
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  • Torch, water bottle, extra polythene bags for wet clothes and a whistle

Advisory

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  • To avoid frost-bite from freezing temperatures, wear proper fitted trekking boots to keep warm
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  • For proper blood circulation, avoid wearing thick socks or more than one pair of socks
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  • Instead of denim jeans, wear track pants
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  • Avoid carrying snacks and junk food
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  • Do not use disposable plastic water bottles, plastic-wrapped items
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  • Always carry a couple of pairs of thermal innerwear
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  • Wear waterproof jackets and gloves
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  • Always pack light and carry only the essentials
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  • It is mandatory to carry your identification proof

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost 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 total tour cost 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 total tour cost 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 Baalaaditya Khanna

     Rated : 4.0

    It was a good and satisfactory trek. While initially we had some issues with finding the place, getting to know others and stuff, once the trek started, it was very beautiful and just the best. I am so glad that we took this trek.

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    Story by Bhudeva Tagore

     Rated : 5.0

    I had a nice time during the Kuari Pass trekking. This trekking was a lot of fun and it was very interesting. Also, the camping done was very relaxing and rejuvenating in between. It was planned trek and our trek leader was amazing. He made sure that we are enjoying the trek and shared lot of his trekking stories with us.

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    Story by Abani Gupta

     Rated : 5.0

    Our trip started from Haridwar from where drove to Joshimath. In between we had seen confluence of rivers which was amazing. Our trekking expedition started from day 2 from Dhak village. 4th day trek was very challenging as we trekked for 15 kms to Kauri Pass. Camping arrangement for very good and sleeping were of good quality. Terrain is tough so make sure you carry good trekking shoes.

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    Story by Gopal Ahuja

     Rated : 5.0

    A lovely trek: Himalayan treks are tedious. May be that is why we call tough tasks as Himalayan tasks. While the trek was challenging, it was nevertheless very lovely. We had a really great time. I personally loved the whole experience. It was nice to eyes and tough on legs. Ha! Overall, enjoyed.

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    Story by Darshan Bharadwaj

     Rated : 4.0

    Kuari Pass Trek is the most beautiful trek that one can ever take. The beauty of the Himalayas can never be better seen than through this trek. I had a really great time with this trek. The difficulty is moderate; the trek can be done in 4-7 days depending on the schedules and plan. We had a wonderful time despite the high changes in the climatic conditions. I am super glad to have taken this trek, and I recommend this to you all.

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    Story by Kali Mehrotra

     Rated : 5.0

    Kuari Pass trekking was something that I thought would never do myself. I have read all the fancy tales and I was wondering when I would get a chance like this to do. Thanks to this team of organizers, they made it all so easy. As I had been trekking for past few years, the trek seemed quite moderate. The weather was cold and good. Also, the food provided at the camp was nice for a trek. Also, the trek leader guy involved all of us in organizing and moving forward in the trek that we felt involved and motivated.

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    Story by Bhupati Khan

     Rated : 5.0

    Kuari Pass Trekking is one of the very beautiful winter treks to take. I always had this in my mind, but I had no idea how to proceed forward with it. And, finally, when I did proceed forward with it, using the tour pack, I was indeed so happy and satisfied. It was a well-executed trip. One must be well-equipped to the climatic changes and such. I personally had a really great time with the trip here and I am so happy about it. The food, the guides, the itinerary were all good.

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    Story by Mukul Mehra

     Rated : 4.0

    It was a really good trek. Although, we were a group of four by ourselves, we wanted some more company, that’s when we took this team’s help in the taking the tour package. I was glad that we did do it. Firstly, it was a really well-planned trip, and secondly it was very cost effective. In short, it is totally worth it.

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    Story by Ahalya Talwar

     Rated : 4.0

    I am so elated with the trip. The beauty of the flora at the trek trail was too good. We also happened to see and witness some different animals from a distance. The silence of the nature and the occasional sounds from the surroundings were all so beautiful. One must take this trek to understand how beautiful this is and how worthy this can be. So far this is the best trek that I have taken ever.

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    Story by Rajdeep dev

     Rated : 4.0

    Started this trek from Joshimath and made our way to Dhak, Chitrakhana, Tali, Khullar and finally reached the Kuari Pass on the 4th day. The feel and the views from the top was really breathtaking and cannot be replaced by any other trek. Just make sure, you are mentally well prepared to keep trekking through the snowy terrains and you will definitely make it.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go?

      From April to mid June. Not during the monsoons. There are flash floods and landslides during that time. Monsoons start around July. You can also visit this trek during November to February to witness and indulge in snowfall.

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

      You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.

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

      The Kuari Pass Trek is an enthralling experience for first timers. A guide and trekking head will be there throughout for hands on guidance and help at any point of the trek.

    4. Which type of shoes should I buy/carry?

      Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from usong sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.

    5. Will there be porters available to carry my luggage?

      Porters and mules will be available at an extra cost, please take the time to inform us a week in advance so we can arrange these facilities for you.

    6. What clothes and equipment should I carry?

      Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.

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

      No, consumption of these substances are strictly prohibited.

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

      All your meals are included in this trek. You will be served Indian vegetarian food and eggs during this trek. Himalayan water is considered a clean and mineral water but to be on the safe side you will get boiled water with chlorine tablets.

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