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Baalaaditya Khanna

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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...

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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 ...

Kuari Pass Trek Overview

Start/End point of the trek: Haridwar
Start 
Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek:
6 PM (Day 7)

Group departures:
February:16,23
March:9,23
March:9,23
April 13,20,27
May 11,18,25
June 15,22,29
September 21,28

About the Kuari Pass Trek:

Kuari Pass trek for six days would enable you to witness the holy destinations in the Himalayas and it starts once you reach Haridwar and then the drive to Joshimath will be a beautiful one showcasing the pilgrim spots located at different places. Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alakananda confluence, and Joshimath will take you to the enthralling moments with their unbeatable naturalness. 

Chitrakantha and Chaukhamba will be arranging the most exotic sights to surprise you with their enjoyable serenity and the valuable views of the Himalayas from the summits. Leaving Chitrakantha to reach the Tali Top will be a difficult one but what are waiting for you atop Tali will definitely let your hearts bewitched. Lush meadows and well-defined tracks can be clearly seen from Tapovan and staying in the middle of alpine meadows would soothe your heart surely. 

About the Kuari Pass:

Kuari Pass, a place with a lot of mesmerizing sights to relish is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. If you are a beginner in treks, then Kuari Pass trek would be the right step to start with. On the route, you will find numerous beautiful forests which are really old with blooming rhododendron and oak trees. There is an interlude of meadows which gives the forest entry so beautiful every time. The mountain views coming to your from the first day of the trek are the major attraction about Kauri Pass trek. Mount Nanda Devi, Dronagiri and some other peaks are the first ones visible and as you climb more, the array of several mountains will come to welcome you. The Chitrakantha campsite amidst the thick forest or the Khullara campsite letting watch you the peaks rising in the background will be equally suitable to have a rejuvenating stay while Kuari Pass trek is processing.

Quick Facts:
Kuari PassTemperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: -3°C to 4°C
Kuari Pass Trekking Distance:  33 km
Kuari Pass Altitude: 12,516 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
ATM: Last ATM is available in Joshimath

Meals during Kuari Pass Trek:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during Kuari Pass Trek:
Double occupancy in guest rooms or alpine tents
All rooms have an attached washroom equipped with basic aminities

How to reach?
Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitian cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.

Kuari Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive Haridwar to Joshimath

    Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft

    256 km drive, approx 10 hours

    Trekkers will be picked from Haridwar at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)

    Arrive at Joshimath approx by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)

    Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)

    Accommodation at the guest house

    Telephone Network- Available

    Route:

    Haridwar to Rishikesh (best place for white water rafting, trekking gear available on rent and purchase)

    Rishikesh to Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river)

    Devprayag to Srinagar

    Srinagar to Rudraprayag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river)

    Rudraprayag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)

  • Day 2 - Drive Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling top

    Altitude: 2,900m/9,600ft

    12 km drive and 5 km trek, approx 4hrs

    First 1 hour trek till the road head

    The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages

    Hot lunch at campsite

    Water Points- Available at villages in passing

    Accommodation in a tent

    Peaks spotted: Dronagri, HathiParvat, GoriParvat

    Route:

    Drive from Joshimath to Dhak village (2,050m/6750ft) (12 km)

    Trek from Dhak village to Tugasivillage (2,450m/8050ft) (3.5 km trek)

    Trek from Tugasi village to Gulling village (2,750m/9,000ft) (2 km trek)

    Gulling village to Gulling top campsite (2,900m/9600ft) (0.5 km Trek)

  • Day 3 - Trek Gulling Top to Camp

    Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft

    5.5 km trek, approx 5 hrs

    A steep ascent through oak, rhododendron (mostly pink and white), walnut forest

    Lunch at campsite

    Accommodation in a tent

  • Day 4 - Trek, Camp to Kuari pass via Khullara and back to Camp

    Altitude: 3,800m/12,500ft

    Approx 7-8 km Trek, 5-6 hrs(3-4 km each way)

    The first half is steep ascent and second half is a gradual ascent

    Wide meadows with golden to bright green grass cover to cross in the summer that turns into rolling snowfields in the winter

    Khullar top to broken bridge with frozen stream (traverse walk) (12,200 ft)

    Broken bridge to KUARI PASS (Strenuous climb) (12,500 ft)

    Carry enough water (no water source on the way)

    Early morning after breakfast start trek to Kuari pass

    Special care for protection from the harsh sun is required in these open meadows

    Peaks Spotted: Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Chang Bang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti

  • Day 5 - Trek Camp-I to Dhak village and drive to Joshimath

    Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft

    11km trek, approx 7hrs and 12km drive to Joshimath

    Breakfast at Camp I

    Trek to Dhak village

    Drive from Dhak village to Joshimath

    Packed lunch on the way

    Reach Joshimath by late afternoon

    Joshimath (tea, debriefing, dinner)

    Clean drinking water for filling your bottles will be available at Tugasi and Dhak

    Accommodation: Guest House

  • Day 6 - Drive Joshimath to Haridwar

    256 km drive, approx 10 hrs

    The ride will commence at 6 am, reaching the destination at around 6 pm

    Breakfast and Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges

    Note: On Day 7, you’ll reach Haridwar between 6 pm and 7 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover
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  • Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100, 500 recommended)
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  • 2 pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts and track Pants
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  • 2 pairs of cotton socks. 3 pairs of woollen socks
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  • 1 full sleeves sweater or fleece jacket (preferable)
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  • One jacket
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  • Thermal inners - 1 Pair
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  • 1 pair gloves.
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  • Sun cap
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  • One scarf
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  • Light towel
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  • Lip balm
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  • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+)
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  • Water bottle 1 Lt
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  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
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  • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
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  • Personal medicine kit
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  • Dark sunglasses (U/V protected)
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  • Walking stick (one)

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 night; 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.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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  • Professional and experienced staff to cater your needs for the whole trip
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  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains

Kuari Pass Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 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 0-30 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 trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Kuari Pass Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Kuari Pass Trek: Booking 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 before confirmation 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 Sanjay singh

     Rated : 4.0

    Trekking with you guys has been an awesome experience. The scenery was beautiful and lively all throughout the trek. The campsites were good. And the best part was the team I personally thanking Narendra Ji who was our trek guide. Due to heavy snow, it was impossible to make it to the Kuari pass summit, but still, the trek leaders helped us get to the maximum possible height. We walked in 3 to 4 ft of snow. All 2 days our camping was in the snow. It was my first experience of sleeping on the ice bed. special cheers for the kitchen team did a tremendous job they served meals hot and fresh all the time and the quality of food was awesome I liked it very much. this was my first trek with your many more to come. Thank you guys

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    Story by Shikhar Chauhan

     Rated : 5.0

    Kuari Pass is an easy trek, but challenging nonetheless. The first 2 days of the trek were like a walk in the park. The challenge mounted on the 3rd day, the day of Kuari Pass, when one needs to trek in knee-deep snow. Our Crew was amazing and very hospitable. Our guide made the whole trip very adventurous. He taught us snow sliding, finding routes, spotting peaks, and identifying clean streams of water. I was never bored with his narration of folklore. A warm and adventurous personality! We had the best cooks! The food they served us in the mountains was better than the food in the best restaurant in Joshimath. And they were very conscientious of the food they made. Changing the menu as per the requirements of the day, so that we are fresh and active all the time! Thank you Manish and Sohan :) I cannot recommend this trek enough. Astounding and humbling views, fresh air, face off with the elements of nature and a life altering experience!

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    Story by Priyesh

     Rated : 5.0

    Thought to be a easy trek in the beginning but it became challenging as we kept acenting. One of the best trek for scenic beauty. The trek wouldn't be easy without proper support of staff. Food was truly delicious and nutritious. Cant expect such amazing tasty food even at ground level. Trek leader had well Knowledge of Pass, nearby peaks and basic medicines. All the arrangements from very beginning to the end was all perfect. Just a recommendation to the crew to carry extra sleeping bag and a tent. Crew was more like a friend and family then just a crew. It is truly said that distance is best measure in friends rather than miles. A lifetime remembering experience....:-)

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    Story by Deeptanshu Achari

     Rated : 5.0

    My friend suggested me about kauri pass trek, it went fantastic and we visited many place including Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Dhak village, Joshimath and they all well wonderful destinations. We covered all of them and many other on the way. our guide was a genuine person and we loved this entire trip. they managed well with all timings and it was perfectly enjoyable.

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    Story by Chakravartee Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    Our guide was the star of our entire trip. we just enjoyed his company and the trip went according as were planned, completely satisfied with the services, all were fabulous. The food, the stay, the planning, we just had a awesome time here.

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    Story by Paramartha Khan

     Rated : 5.0

    So many places we visited with our group, very great and amazing trip, nicely managed within themselves and we just focus on capturing memories. Some places were super interesting like Joshimath and Dhak village but others were also upto the mark, we will do this again for sure.

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    Story by Aryan Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a nice trek, we were 5 in total so we get a guide on that day as personal guide. It was very beautiful place with so amazing scenery that as from starting of the trek we just get adrenaline in our blood. The guide was cool and experienced. The stay was also nice with the good quality and warm food. Overall a nice experience. Recommended.

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    Story by Vaishnavi Shah

     Rated : 5.0

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    It was a long trek and we were youngsters so we did it but the guide was managing the whole group so our speed was moderate. The food was good, and we enjoyed it without any casualty.

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    People Also Ask About Kuari Pass Trek

    1. What is the best time to go for Kuari Pass Trek?

      From April to mid June. Not during the monsoons. There are flash floods and landslides during that time. Monsoons start around July.

    2. Where is Kuari Pass situated?

      Kuari Pass is situated in the Nanda Devi Biosphere. Also known as the Lord Curzon’s Trail, Kuari pass is one of the most challenging treks located in Garhwal Himalayas which attracts thousands of travellers from all around the world each year.

    3. 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.

    4. I'm a first timer. Should I go for Kuari Pass trek?

      Kuari Pass Trek is situated in Garwhal Himalayas and this route will pave the way for exploring the gigantic Himalayas in a splendid manner. It is a easy to moderate level trek and as a first time trekker you can definetly go on this trek.

      The beauty of the surroundings and clean air would get you on the top and your expression will be priceless.

    5. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Please avoid your formal shoes, which you would get to your work every day. It is trekking and the shoes that are demanded here are totally different. At the same time, you should also avoid the sport shoes which has the spikes at the bottom.

      In the intervene, there are some shoes, which are comfortable for trekking as it would help you to have a nice grip and ankle support. But make sure, it is comfortable. Uncomfortable shoes can damage your experience. Forclaz shoes 100 or 500 is recommended for people coming for Kuari Pass Trek.

    6. Will there be porters to carry my luggage?

      Yes, one has to pay an extra cost for the porters.

    7. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?

      Carry jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the spine chilling cold weather at Kuari Pass.

      Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.

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

      As we are in trekking, the control is much obvious here. One should have a sound mindset to make through the difficult forest phase and there would be blind curves while in the trek. Making use of smoke and alcohol will seriously damage the overall function of the body to lose control and you may face some serious consequences.

      So, while you are in the Kuari Pass Trek, smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

    9. Will food and water be provided?

      You need energy for walking. You need damn good energy to focus on the way you are travelling. So, the essentials like water and food are provided sufficiently to help for the continuous journey in the trek. At the same time, it is not provided so much that you would feel sleepy.

      While you are walking long way in the trek, these things are essential and are not denied to the people who are in need of it. So be happy.

    10. How difficult is the Kuari Pass trek?

      Kuari Pass trek is an easy-moderate one and hence anyone without a prior experience can also take part in this trek. The highest point you will reach with the trek is 12516 feet through an average temperature of around 13-18 degrees Celsius during day time and -3 to -4 degree Celsius at night time. A lot of beginners and children beyond the age limit of eight come to do this trek.

    11. Is diamox is advisable on Kuari Pass trek?

      Yes, Diamox is an essential medicine to be carried with you to prevent from falling sick due to the change in altitude. You will be reaching a height of about 12500 feet on this Kuari Pass trek and having Diamox handy will help you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness. 10-12 tablets should be there with you as each day, you will climb more distances to experience a drastic climatic variations.

    12. I am the only girl in the Kuari pass trek, is it safe?

      Sure. Security of girls is the primary important factor for our tour agency and almost all the treks will have solo woman traveler from different parts of the world. All the treks will have a friendly environment with people who are ready to help each other.

      The guides and the supporters are selected carefully by the crew members and hence there is nothing to worry about safety and security.

    13. Will there be snow on this trek?

      December to April is the winter season when the entire region near Kuari Pass will be covered by thick snow cover. The cold climate will be making the trek somewhat challenging at some points. In April, the snow cover will be at the campsites or may be at the Pass only and these are varying each year according to the snow fall.

    14. Is there mobile network on this trek?

      You will get network connection of most of the companies at Auli and at Gorson Bugyal, you will be able to get connection of BSNL, Aritel and Vodafone, generally. But at the top of the Pass, there will be no chance to get any connection though at times, intermittent signal comes and goes.

      Complete the calls at Auli for informing your anxious family that you will be going to the top of the peak and phone connection will not be there

    15. How long will be trek each day?

      The trek will last for a total of 6 days, and each day, the number of hours you spend trekking will range anywhere from 3-4 hours to 10 hours. The first day from Haridwar to Joshimath will cover 256 km in 10 hours, and the 2nd day to Gulling Top will involve walking for 4 hours.

      The 3rd day to Tali forest camp will be easy, with only 5 hours of trekking. The 4th day is the hardest, with 11-hour trek, and the next two days will each involve 7-10 hours of walking and climbing.

    16. What is the height of Kuari pass trek?

      Kuari Pass Trek height is 4264 meters above the sea level, and at this altitude, the 180-degree views of the Himalayas will make you feel as if you have been transported to the world of the Gods. it offers stunning views of some of the highest peaks of the Great Himalayas, like the Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Kamet - all of which rise above 7000 meters.

      The Kuari Pass Trek is probably the only place where you can see such nature in its naked and raw form. Do take your camera along to capture the views.

    17. How much will it cost to do Kuari Pass trek?

      The cost of going on the Kuari Pass Trek with starts from INR 8,750/per adult. This Kuari Pass trek package includes accommodation, meals, safety pieces of equipment etc.

    18. What should I keep in mind before going for Kauri Pass Trekking?

      Kuari Pass trek is the best trail for those of you who are going on a trek for the first time. It has a difficulty level of moderate to easy. But you still need to carry necessary items like a first aid kit, sleeping bag, torch, trekking shoes, energy bars, etc with you. Additionally, you should train your body before undertaking the trek. Follow an exercise regime, and get good a diet. You should also get checked for altitude sickness, and other physical ailments, and carry medicines accordingly. If you are going to winters, carry a sweater and a heavy jacket, because it gets cold in the mountains.

    19. What are the sanitary facilities during the trek and at the campsite?

      You will stay in a guest house in Joshimath. Apart from that, camping will be done during the treks.

      They will make sure that the campsite is extremely clean and hygienic. However, it is recommended that you carry all the necessary sanitary material along with your toilet kit and toilet roll.

    20. Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

      Yes, make sure to carry all the necessary medications along with you. Carry the basic first aid kit as it might come in handy at any time.

    21. How to reach Kuari Pass from delhi?

      This trip will start from Haridwar. The nearest railway station to it is Haridwar and the nearest airport is Jolly grant airport, Dehradun. Once you reach Haridwar, you will be taken to Joshimath.

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