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About the Destination:
A window that opens up to the sight of the tall and proud Himalayan peaks that form a perfect 270 Degree arc right before your eyes - The Kuari Pass. This is a region in the Himalayas that provides an almost perfect vantage point to witness the silvery peaks that form the northernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent. Observe and acquaint yourself with region as you pass through rare and endemic flora and fauna of the Garhwal Himalayas that form a part of the trail. The Chamoli district, which is the home of Kuari Pass trek, is blessed with some of the most stunning waterfalls, chuckling streams and dense forests of oak, pine and rhododendron that you will pass through on your way up.
About the Departure with Details:
Encircled by such lofty peaks as Chaukhamba, Kamet, Nilgiri, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and others, Kuari Pass lies shadowed and protected. Over this 9 days Kuari Pass trekking experience, get a taste of the life of the innocent yet hardened mountainfolk as you pass through the many villages that dot the landscape and marvel at the magnificence of the snowy peaks. On a whole, the Kuari Pass trek will take you to a world, you have never seen before, challenges you have never heard before and the pristine nature you have never dreamt before!
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Highest Altitude: 3,341m
Temperature Range: 10 to -5 Degrees
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate.
Embark on an overnight train journey and mark the beginning of this exciting Kuari Pass trek; expect to arrive in the holy city of Haridwar by next day morning.
Picturesque Drives, Meeting point of Himalayan Rivers, Camping
After arriving fresh and early at Haridwar, you will be setting off on a long journey towards Chefna. Following the Ganges River you will then meet its sister, Alaknanda to reach the convergence of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. Follow the way of these holy rivers to reach Chefna, on the banks of the Nandakini River, where you will rest for the night at the campsite.
Trekking Begins, Nandakini River
After a walk across the bridge over Nandakini River, we begin the trek towards the village of Ghunni. The way forward is long, but relatively easy till you reach our campsite at Ghunni. The stay for the night is situated right next to the village school.
Ramni Pass, Steep Climb
Today morning, you will be on your way to Sam Kherak. The terrain is steep initially, but soon levels out to the grassy meadows of Ramni Pass. Going through lush forests you will reach your destination and get the first sighting of Kuari Pass after a long but steady descent towards your campsite for the day at Sam Kherak.
Jhenjipani Village, Long Descent, Birahiganga River, Camping
Gather your energies as you embark on a long descent through shadowy forest lands to reach the Jhenjipani. Continuing the way, walk across the suspension bridge over the Birahiganga River. After an hour of climbing, you will be reaching the campsite at Pana, where you will spend overnight.
Gradual Trekking, Steep Descent, Waterfalls
You will be beginning the trail for the day by climbing the elevation just above your campsite. Then the trail becomes flat before descending sharply to a gushing waterfall and a sharp ascends sharply towards a stream. The hour and half’s climb is final for the day and brings us to reach the campsite at Upper Dhakwani where you will be staying for the night.
Kuari Pass, Panoramic Views, Easy Trek
Lo and behold! Today you will rise nice and early in order to make the best of the weather conditions to power on towards Kuari Pass. Watch the 270Degree panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks that will take your breath away! Surrounded by these ancient mountain ranges, don’t be surprised if you feel a moment of epiphany coming along. Carry this momentous feeling and walk towards the campsite at Tali for a couple of hours to stay in the campsite.
Final Day of Trekking, Nanda Devi Peaks, Gorson Medaows, Driving to Pipalkoti
Start the day today with a gradual uphill climb to witness the grandeur of the Nanda Devi peak, which at 3,300m is the highest peak in Uttarakhand and second highest within the country! Passing upper Tali, you will be walking along sides of the cliff to cross the threshold to Gorson meadows. Reach the GMVN cottages to set off on a drive from Auli to Pipalkotii, where you will rest for the night in a hotel.
Scenic Drives, Haridwar, Tour Ends Here
The day begins early in order to reach Haridwar in time for the Shatabdi Express that will take you back to Delhi, where you will be arriving at 10.45PM. With this journey, curtains close on this spectacular trekking excursion to Kuari Pass!
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