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Arjun Talwar


Kuari Pass Trek was my best experience in the Garhwal Himalayas. I did two other treks in this region, but did not enjoy them like I enjoyed this one. ...


Devesh Arora


MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get a taste of what adrenaline and excitement can do to ease your stress! :)


Fixed departure dates to join a group are 

January: 20,27
February: 3,10,17,24

About the Destination:

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 region is used extensively by the local shepherds, and it is a great activity to explore one of the richest meadows in the Himalayas to get a full view of the splendid snow-clad peaks. Their imposing and scenic presence can be witnessed from atop Kuari, which literally means “a getaway”.

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. It is always a splendid sight to gaze at the sky with the mountains touching the clouds every other time.

The campsites are also a pleasing inclusion every trekking expedition to Kuari Pass has. After each day’s trek, the camping will be the time which lets you get refreshed and prepare for the next day’s expedition. 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.

About the 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. 

Nanda Devi Peak, Rishi Ganga River, and the views of the mighty Himalayas from Kuari Pass will be stuck to your heart forever. The chilling wind at the top has something special always to drag you to the unending charm of the place and let you remain in a heaven like feeling for a while. When you come to Auli, you get a separate invitation as it is the best destination for skiing and the serenity has a lot to do here. The trek to Kuari Pass winds up at Haridwar after you reach there via Joshimath, the same route you took to reach Kuari Pass top.

Quick Facts:

Trip Starting From: Haridwar

Temperature:  Day: 13°C-18°C and Night: -3°C-4°C

Trekking Distance:  33km

Maximum Altitude: 12,516 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

ATM: ATMs are there in  Joshimath.


  • Day 1 - Road journey from Haridwar to Joshimath. Overnight stay at Joshimath. (Drive/ 260km 10hrs)

    Uphill Picturesque Drive, Devaprayag, Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda

    Around 6am, assemble at Haridwar Railway Station. Begin a long distance, uphill drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. Along the way, stopover at Devaprayag, to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges. Arrive at Joshimath. You’ve the choice of overnight stay in tents/ a local guesthouse/ home stay.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Joshimath to Chitrakantha. Trek begins. (Drive to Dhak Village 12km/ 1hr) (Chitrkantha trek 6km/ 4hrs)

    Chitrakantha Peak (3,310m), Chaukhamba (7,138m), Oak and Rhododenron Forest, Local Life

    Today begins with a short 12km drive to Dhak Village, which is the start point of the trek. The meandering trail from here has gradual ascents and several shepherd trails. Take a look down below to watch the Dhauli Ganga River force its way to the nearby hydro power plant. Follow the trail to cross dense forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendrons.

    At the end of the descent is Chitrakantha, your first campsite. This is an impressive snow-capped ridge with views of the Chaukhamba peak. Replenish water supply from a nearby stream. Pitch tents. Retire for the day.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Chitrakantha to Tali Top (Trek 6km)

    Mountain Forests, Alpine Meadows

    Start your day early with warm up exercises followed by a wholesome breakfast. Today, you’ll trek for 6km to scale heights up to 3,500m. An interesting and magnificent trail taking you through dense mountain forests filled with rhododendrons, spruce, and silver birch before reaching a prominent ridge.

    An uphill trek for around 3km opens to lush meadows where you’ll find well defined tracks from a place called Tapovan. Camp in alpine meadows at the end of Tali Top.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Tali Top to Kuari Pass via Khullar, Trek back to Tali Top

    Nanda Devi Peak (7,816m), Himalayan Vistas, Rishi Ganga River

    This is a strenuous day. With a long distance trek ahead of you with gradual ascend leading to Khullar Top. To completely savour the unbelievable views of the imposing Himalayas, you’ll traverse over snow-filled patches to arrive at Kuari Pass. Gushing chill top winds greet you here. But the adversity is barely a hindrance for the view of the towering Nanda Devi Peak from here is truly phenomenal.

    Surrounded by what seems like an unending wall of mountains, find the Rishi Ganga River force its way out from the only available outlet to meet River Alaknanda. Spend quality time here. Prepare for a return trek to Tali Top along the same path. Savour campfire and savoury dinner by the campsite.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Tali to Joshimath via Auli

    Skiing destination Auli, Rishi Ganga River

    Dig into breakfast early in the morning after a round of routine exercises. Follow the downhill trail alongside Rishi Ganga River. Arrive at a motorable road and board vehicle to reach Joshimath.

    Along the way pass by Auli, a popular hill station and skiing destination. During winter months, you could also opt for a skiing experience here. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

  • Day 6 - End of journey. Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar

    Trip ends here

    Leave Joshimath early for your return journey home from Haridwar. This will be the last leg of your trip to the mountains. Take along a large pile of unforgettable memories in this Kuari Pass Trek.


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  • Nutritious Veg. Meals during the trek


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Accommodation (camping during trek)
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  • Guest House Stay in Joshimath
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  • Veg meals while on trek
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  • Trekking equipment(Tents, Sleeping bags)
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  • Necessary permits
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  • First aid medical kits
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  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff.


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

Things To Carry

  • 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)


  • This package has two variation. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from Haridwar to Joshimath and then back to Haridwar, Joshimath is the start point of the trek. The one without transport, Trekker have to reach Joshimath on his own .
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • This trip has two variants with transport and without transport.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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 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

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

Confirmation Policy

  • 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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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Arjun Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    Kuari Pass Trek was my best experience in the Garhwal Himalayas. I did two other treks in this region, but did not enjoy them like I enjoyed this one. It is a gateway to the opulent beauty of the Himalayas and you will surely enjoy everything on it.

    Story by Devesh Arora

     Rated : 5.0

    MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get a taste of what adrenaline and excitement can do to ease your stress! :)

    Story by Shakuntala Acharya

     Rated : 5.0

    Happiness is guaranteed on this amazing trek at Kuari Pass. The itinerary was also very well executed and well managed so that we had enough rest and relaxation!

    Story by Rajeev nanda

     Rated : 5.0

    One of our group members got sick during the trek, but the way the trek guides and mentors took care of the it without even letting it affect the other members or the rest of the trek, was simply above all. The gradient and slopes were manageable with bit of skills. Views all around were really stunning. Foods and accommodations were properly taken. Rest were all just fun, thrill and adventure!

    Story by Arun Pandey

     Rated : 5.0

    I can still recall each and every moment of this trek. Everything is so fresh and pleasant. 6 days was a fair amount of time in making it to the pass and overcome all the small or big challenges on my way to the Kuari Pass. And yeah, to mention about the fooding and lodging, everything was arranged so nicely. Thank you Kuari pass for such a memory!

    Story by Munmum Sirohi

     Rated : 5.0

    Beautiful, amazing, hell of a place guys!!! I am still not able to put myself back in my office remembering the Kuari Pass trek.I’m surely taking this trip again.Now I really believe in Incredible India!

    Story by Akriti Sharma

     Rated : 5.0

    The kuari pass trek truly presents you the untouched beauty of the Mother Nature and the Himalayas. When both of them comes in one package, it has to be great! It was purely a treat for us!

    Story by Bankimchandra Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    After reaching Dhak village on the second day, we started the Kuari Pass trek with all the energy and fun. Within around 3 days, we reached Chitrakantha spending overnight there.,to Tali Top;to Kuari Pass and Joshimath. Auli was one of the most beautiful places within this Kuari Pass trekking. Overall the trek was easy and i myself had a lot of fun enjoying the picturesque views.

    Story by Arun Sharan

     Rated : 5.0

    Places like Kuari Pass Trek are so famous among international tourists and we are just unknown to these great places…Everybody should take out time from their busy schedule and take on such beautiful treks.The whole time I was in Kuari I was spell bounded…Its beautiful, peaceful and amazing experience !

    Story by Kumuda Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    Guys, if you are planning for a trek, please take this one up. It is one of the best trekking experience in all of Himalayas with great scenic beauty and nice trekking and camping experience! Had a nice and wonderful Kuari Pass trek !

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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. 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'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.

    4. 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.

    5. Will there be porters to carry my luggage?

      Yes, at an extra cost.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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 degree 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.

    10. 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.

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

      Sure. Security of girls is the primary important factor for every 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.

    12. 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.

    13. 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

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