About Kuari Pass Trek (Garhwal Tour Packages)

Amazing Treks in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

First time trekking to the Himalayas? Kuari Pass Trek is the perfect place to start. It is an easy-moderate trek perfectly crafted for the beginners.

In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass 3757 meter, Kuari pass means doorway. He made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail. The main attraction of it is the impressive view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Berthold, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, Oak Forest and Deodar forest. The Kuari Pass trek is a highly varied & scenic trek.

Please Note: During Kuari Pass winter trek you may require Crampons and other technical equipment. We will make sure we provide you professional materials and crampons. Please confirm and cross check with your trek leader during the first day of the introduction session.

Highlights of Kuari Pass Trek:

  • Trekking through the ancient trading route to witness the lush green Gorson Meadow.

  • Time spent on clicking pictures of the enchanting views of the meadows.

  • Enjoy the camping and bonfire with your friends at the high summit and clear night sky.

  • Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri.

Basic Details of Kuari Pass Trek:

•    Trekking and Camping

•    Nearest Town Kuari Pass Winter Trek Joshimath

•    Kuari Pass Trek duration 6 Days / 5 Night

•    Trek Grade Kuari Pass moderate

•    Total distance you will cover on Kuari Pass 30 Km Approx (Both the ways)

•    Accommodation Hotel / Tent on double and triple sharing basis

•    Trek start point and end point Joshimath for Kuari Pass Trek

How to Reach Kuari Pass Trek:

Dehradun is the nearest location for our trek basecamp is well connected with most of the state and city within India.

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Train:

Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

•    Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)

•    Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

By Road:

There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station.

Vehicles are available for pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 am.

Dehradun is around 2.5 hours away from Haridwar and 1.5 hours from Rishikesh. Our campsite is Joshimath which is a 7hrs drive from Haridwar, so plan accordingly.

Kuari Pass Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Joshimath

We have an introductory meeting with the respective Trek leader in the evening, so make sure you arrive before evening.

Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak (Drive), Dhak to Gulling (Trek)

Post breakfast at 9 am, we start with our accommodation in Joshimath to reach our start point of the trek at the Dhak village. Dhak village is at almost 10kms which is like a 30mins drive with beautiful views of peaks like Dronagiri and more. Around 10 am we gear up to start the trek from the village. It is fantastic to find green farms, dusty trails and we cross Himalaya’s village (Karachi and Tugashi Village). Post this we reach our first campsite almost by 3.00pm to have our lunch.

Day 3: Guling (2,800 m) to Khullara (3,350 m)

  • 4-5 hours' trek

The trail today has a gradual slope up. We walk among oak, rhododendron and pine forests. Khullara is an open meadow with a view of surrounding peaks like Dunagiri, Hathi and Ghodi.

Day 4: Khullara to Kuari pass (3,820 m) and back to Taali (3,510 m)

  • 5-6 hours' trek

We have an early breakfast and start walking uphill towards the pass. We reach a ridge, cross it and take a left. The path leads us away and towards our right to the pass. We spend some time here and then head back along the same way till we reach the ridge again. From here instead of heading down towards Khullara, we walk along the ridge towards Taali. We reach a small hillock with flag, named Chitrakantha. From here we get This spot has stunning panoramic views. We can see the peaks including Chaukhambha, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi, Ghodi and Dunagiri. We walk down the other side and proceed towards our campsite. Taali is located inside the forest and is closed from all sides.

Day 5: Trek from Tali to Auli, Later Drive to Joshimath.

Auli is Ski destination in the Rishi Ganga River. Pick and feed on the early breakfast for a round of routine exercise as we follow the downhill trail alongside Rishi Ganga River, to arrive at a motorable road to reach Joshimath.

Day 6: Joshimath to Dehradun

  •  9 hours' drive

We leave from Joshimath and reach Dehradun by early evening.

The FAQ on Kuari Pass Trek:

1.    When is the best time recommended for the trek?

Best time to go for Kuari Pass Trek is during late May till Mid June, September till the first week of October (Except Monsoon season.)

2.    How difficult is the Kuari Pass Trek?

Kuari Pass Trek in comparison is moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.

3.    How much distance do we have to trek each day?

On an average, we cover roughly 6-20kms between our camping stations.

4.    What will happen if a trek is extended?

Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.

5.    Who will be our lead guide person?

Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers and porters.

6.    Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.

7.    Many people in a tent?

Our tents are all three person tents.

8.    What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek.

9.    Ideal Food menu during a trek?

We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

10.    What if we encounter a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professional and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.

5 Nights 6 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 6.
  •  Guide and cook fees.
  •  Rent for camping equipment.
  •  Forest entry charges.
  •  Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
  •  All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast.
  •  Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.
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