About KUARI PASS:
In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass (3757 m). Kuaripass means "door way". He made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail. The main attraction of it is the imposing view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, oak and deodar forest. The Kuari Pass trek is a highly varied & scenic trek.
Note: During winters you may require Crampons and other technical equipment’s. We will make sure we provide you technical equipment’s and crampons. Sametime we would suggest you to carry your own personal stuffs necessary to be fit in Snow and mountains. Please confirm and cross check with your trek leader during first day of introduction session.
Batches of Kuari Pass:
- 26th to 30th January 2018
- 3rd to 7th February 2018
- 10th to 14th February 2018
Theme: Trekking and Camping
Nearest Town: Joshimath
Duration of the event: 5D/4N
Grade: EASY/MODERATE/DIFFICULT: Moderate
Total distance: 30 Km Approx. (Both the ways)
Accommodation: Hotel and Tent on double/triple sharing basis
Trek Start/End Point: Joshimath
Cost: RS 7600 (All Inclusive)
Day 1- Reach Joshimath, Rest in Guest House.
Day 2- Joshimath to Dhak to Gulling top
Day 3- Guling top to Tali forest camp
Day 4- Tali forest camp to Kuari pass and back via Khullara top
Day 5- Trek from Tali to Auli, Drive to Joshimath. Stay Overnight in Hotel. Journey Ends.
Day 1: Arrive in Joshimath
- Arrive in Joshimath at any time during the day. Check into guest house. Team and Trek Leader introduction in the evening.
Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak (Drive), Dhak to Gulling (Trek)
- We will start in the morning, around 9 am after self-sponsored breakfast, from our accommodation in Joshimath and reach the last point on road for the trek, Dhak Village.
- The village comes after a short (30 mins) but very picturesque ride of around 10 Kms from Joshimath where you get beautiful views of peaks like Dronagiri on your left. We gear up to start the trek by around 10 am from Dhak Village.
- On the way we will find beautiful green farms, dusty trails and we will cross Himalayas village (Karachi and Tugashi Village)
- We will reach our first campsite on or before 3:00 PM and have hot lunch.
Day 3: Guling top to Tali forest camp
- We will Wake up in time next morning to start on a 5-hour journey deeper into the forest of Talli. After the exacting climb of last day, the trek today will be less arduous. The gradients of ascent are relatively smooth and will allow you an enjoyable hike.
- Twenty minutes into the trek, you will come to a green clearing overlooking the magnificent snow peaks. After a few moments of rest, the climb must continue crossing a little stream to enter a mixed forest slowly thickening with oaks and rhododendrons. If you are coming in late March you might still find some white and pink blossoms.
- At the height of winter’s splendour, you can find everything in the forest coated with a cover of snow. In the thickening snow, light, and shade of the conifer forests of Gulling, your second camp on the trek will be pitched.
- Along this path, the Hathi-Ghori peaks will be manifesting gloriously along with Dronagiri now somewhat flipped to the side.
Day 4: Tali to Kuari Pass to Tali (Trek)
- Fourth day is the summit day, likely to span 10-11 hours depending on the group’s pace. You need to gear up appropriately for high snow and squalling wind on the ridges today. There is going to be no water source found on the way today, so carry enough to sustain you through.
- The climax of this trek comes with a visual bang exposing a host of Garhwal behemoth peaks, unveiling—Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Changabang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti.
Day 5: Trek from Tali to Auli, Later Drive to Joshimath.
- Auli is Ski destination, 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. Journey Ends.
- Transportation from Joshimath to Dhak Village and from Auli to Joshimath
- Permission from Forest Dept. and Camping Charges
- 2 Nights Guest House/ Hotel stay in Joshimath.
- Stay in tents on sharing basis, sleeping bags, matters, blanket and other required technical equipment during camping.
- Basic Veg food (Starting Lunch on Day 2)
- Safety and medical kit
- Trek Leader Expertise, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage.
- Anything not mentioned in the included list.
How to Register
Batches of Kuari Pass:
26th to 30th January 2018 - Buy Ticket -
3rd to 7th February 2018 - Buy Ticket -
10th to 14th February 2018 - Buy Ticket -
For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs 7600 per person for in the given a/c
Account Name: Treks and Trails
Bank Name: Axis Bank
Account Number: 917020047534079
Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai
IfSC Code: UTIB0000695
Account Type: Current Account
Please call for any clarification:
- Trek and Trails Mumbai Number: 8828746865 / 8828004949
- 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
- No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
- While at the camp-site you (Participants) are requested to strictly adhere to the following rules:
- Prior Registration is compulsory for all the participants.
- Although the camp-site is secure with partial fencing, NO ONE should wander off the camp-site without intimating the organizers or without organizer’s permission.
- Use Site, Equipment’s and Tents with precaution’s – Any Damages to Tents will recovered from Tent allocated participants/students (500/- Per Person).
- Use of white small torch should be minimal, it should be covered with Red Cellophane paper for reading Night Sky Maps.
- Please do respect the belongings of others at the campsite and avoid damaging any articles, tents, etc. Any Damage to Tent will be recovered from the participant.
- Use of mobile phone and camera with flash is to be minimal as possible or AS INSTRUCTED BY THE INSTRUCTORS / ORGANIZERS during the Observation Sessions.
- Do not Flash Bright Torch or Camera Flash on others during Observation Sessions. HUMAN EYE requires 30 Minutes to completely adapt to the Dark Night Sky.
- If you are carrying your own observation instrument like telescopes, binoculars, tripods stands Imaging equipment (DSLR Camera and accessories) etc., then you yourself are responsible for all your equipment.
- Smoking and Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited at the Site. Drunken participants will be asked to leave the Site immediately. We strongly discourage you to consume alcohol in any form. The Organizers reserve the right to expel offending participants from the camp-site.