Meals Included

Kuari Pass Trek Highlights

  • Experience altitude of 12,516 ft and views of the mighty Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba and Tali top
  • Capture the breathtaking scenic views of India’s second-highest peak - the Nanda Devi
  • Through the trail you can simply treat your eyes on the spectacular views of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in their glory.
  • 'The Kuari pass trek passes through the thick alpine forests of oak and conifer, Rhododendron and birch, teeming with a variety of animals like leopard pugmarks or a Himalayan black bear and birds life

Kuari Pass Trek Overview

About the Kuari Pass Trek:

With a visit to popular pilgrim cities such as Rishikesh, Devprayag, Joshimath, and Haridwar, the Kuari pass trek, situated in Garhwal Himalaya is a 33 KM long journey. The trek is famous for letting you onlook India’s second-highest peak, Mount Nanda Devi.

The trek at an altitude of 12,516 ft. also offers you summit views of Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba, and Tali top. The Interlude of meadows, beautiful forests blooming with rhododendron, and oak trees make your path all the more scenic. While on the trek, you can also admire the mesmerizing views of holy rivers such as Bhagirathi and Alakananda which makes the ascent even more exciting.

Kuari Pass Trek Quick Facts:


Kuari Pass Trek Distance: 33 km

Kuari Pass Altitude: 12,516 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

Kuari PassTemperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: -3°C to 4°C

Best time for Kuari Pass Trek: March till mid-June & mid-September to early November 

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

ATM: Last ATM is available in Joshimath

Start -End Point: Haridwar

How to Reach Haridwar:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.

By Train: Reaching Haridwar By Trains - Haridwar Junction Railway Station (IR station code: HW) is well-connected by train, with frequent trains to Delhi (4-5 hours) and Dehradun (1 hour). There are also a few trains per day to Rishikesh.

By Road: Haridwar is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, so people as per their choice and comfort can take the bus to reach Haridwar smoothly. Haridwar is connected to Chandigarh (205km), Delhi (210km), Dehradun (59km), and Nainital (223km) through a good network of roads

Kuari Pass Trek Package Inclusions:

  • All veg meals from day 1st dinner to till day 6th breakfast
  • 03 Nights Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.
  • 02 nights Guest House / Hotel in Joshimath / Govindghat on triple sharing basis.
  • Morning, Evening Tea/Coffee with light snacks.
  • All necessary fees and permits for Indians are included in the Kuari Pass trek package.
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • All camping gears complying with International standards
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kits.

Departure Dates for Winter Kuari Pass Trek:

September : 18,19,25,26

October : 2,3,9,7,16,17,23,24,30,31

November : 6,7,13,14

[ Note: If you are a group of 4 or more people then the dates can be customized]

More Details about Kuari Pass Trek

Know Before You Go for Kuari Pass Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the winter Kuari Pass trek package.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for winter Kuari pass trek.

Things To Carry for Kuari Pass Trek

  • Caps
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Thermal inners

Tour Difficulty for Kuari Pass Trek

Top Reviews
20 Dec, 2014
Baalaaditya Khanna
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.
01 Mar, 2016
Bhudeva Tagore
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.

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)
  • You can have Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
  • It will be a quite long journey from Haridwar to reach Joshimath, during the journey you will come across various mesmerizing views of the different cities that will cross your way.
Day 2
Drive Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling top
  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,600ft
  • You will be heading from Joshimath to Dhak village which will be a 12km drive(2,050m/6750ft)
  • The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascent and will go through mostly amidst villages.
  • Grab the scrumptious Hot lunch at the campsite
  • You will be spotting some of the beautiful peaks Dronagri, HathiParvat, and GoriParvat
  • You will start trekking from Dhak village to Gulling top campsite which will be a 5km trek.
  • You will be discovering the astounding views of the peaks, grasslands, and much more as the trek continues.
  • Enjoy the overnight stay in tents.
Day 3
Trek Gulling Top to Camp
  • Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft
  • 5.5 km trek, approx 5 hrs
  • A trek will take you through the steep ascent through oak, rhododendron (mostly pink and white), and walnut forest.
  • You will be awestruck once you witness the surreal beauty of such dark forest and nature trails,
  • Enjoy the delicious lunch at the campsite
  • Overnight stay in a tent.
Day 4
Trek, Camp to Kuari pass via Khullara and back to Camp
Kuari Pass Trek
  • Altitude: 3,800m/12,500ft
  • Approx 7-8 km Trek, 5-6 hrs(3-4 km each way)
  • Grab the delicious breakfast before heading towards the trek.
  • The first half is a steep ascent and the second half is a gradual ascent.
  • You will witness the wide meadows with golden to bright green grass cover to cross in the summer that turns into rolling snowfields in the winter
  • Travel towards the Khullar top to broken bridge with frozen stream (12,200 ft)
  • From the broken bridge you will head towards the Kuari pass (Strenuous climb) (12,500 ft)
  • It is advisable to carry enough water as there is no water source on the way.
  • You will discover various astounding peaks that will warm up your soul for the adventure, such as- 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
  • Enjoy the delicious morning breakfast at Camp.
  • Once done with the breakfast, start your trek towards the Dhak village, it will be 11km trek.
  • Drive from Dhak village to Joshimath and follow the same route.
  • There will be a packed lunch on the way
  • You will be arriving at Joshimath by late afternoon, it will be a 7hrs journey.
  • You can have your dinner and snacks at Joshimath, once you arrive there.
  • Clean drinking water for filling your bottles will be available at Tugasi and Dhak
  • You will be spending your night for a day at Guest House
Day 6
Drive Joshimath to Haridwar
  • 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.

Select Package Option

Price Includes
  • Stay

    All 6 nights accommodation- Double occupancy in guest rooms or alpine tents

    All rooms have an attached washroom equipped with basic amenities

  • Meals

    From Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast - All Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)

  • Permits

     All necessary fees and permits.

  • Tour Leader

    Qualified trek leader, guide, and support staff

Price Includes
  • Meals

    From Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast - All Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)

  • Stay

    All 6 nights accommodation- Double occupancy in guest rooms or alpine tents

    All rooms have an attached washroom equipped with basic amenities

  • Permits

    All necessary fees and permits.

  • Transfers

    Transportation from Haridwar to and fro is included

  • Tour Leader

    Qualified trek leader, guide, and support staff

Kuari Pass Trek Map

Starting Point
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India