Kuari Pass Trek

Ascending Alpine trails : Lord Curzon Trail

Kuari Pass Trek

Ascending Alpine Trails: Lord Curzon Trail

Base Camp

Joshimath

Region

Uttarakhand

Trek Grade

Easy To Moderate

Trek Distance

31 Kms

Trek Duration

6 Days

Highest Altitude

12,750 ft

Best Season

Round The Year(Except Monsoon)

Pick & Drop Point

Rishikesh

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Railway Station

Haridwar

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₹ 11,499

₹ 9,499

+5% GST

Region

Uttarakhand

Base Camp

Joshimath

Trek Grade

Easy To Moderate

Trek Distance

31 Kms

Trek Duration

6 Days

Highest Altitude

12,750 ft

Best Season

Round The Year(Except Monsoon)

Pick & Drop Point

Rishikesh

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Railway Station

Haridwar

Contact Us

₹ 11,499

₹ 9,499
+5% GST

About Kuari Pass Trek

The Kauri Pass Trek begins from Joshimath which is considered the hub for trekkers and pilgrims. It is a winter trek that offers you a golden chance to admire the beauty of the skyline of the massive mountains from close quarters. If you are lucky enough then you might also spot the footprints of the rare Himalayan bear or leopard while trekking. One of the best things about Kuari Pass Trek is you can camp amid the lush green meadows that consist of huge green pastures with Himalaya sights. When the British ruled India, the Kuari Pass trek was explored by Lord Curzon. It is an amazing trek for beginners which lies in the Garhwal Himalayas at a height of 12,750 ft. This beautiful trek passes through pristine Rhododendron, deodar, and oak forest which is covered in layers of snow. One of the best things about this trek is, that it is extremely scenic and varied.

In case, you are a beginner and planning for a trek in the Himalayas then Kuari Pass trek can be your first trek. Remember this trek is perfect for nature lovers because of the untouched surroundings, sights of lofty peaks as well as charming vistas. While trekking, you go through age-old forests that are filled with oaks and rhododendron trees. As your eyes get used to the tree canopy above, the trail opens into pretty paddocks. This interplay of different kinds of landscapes often makes the Kuari Pass trek very thrilling. The peaks of Bertholi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Neelkanth, and Mana stand splendidly. No matter whether you are a beginner or a well-trained trekker, the Kuari Pass trek is a perfect choice for everyone.

As the trail of the Kuari Pass trek is not very hard, beginners have a golden chance to learn about trekking and experience the Himalayas in the best possible way. For more seasoned trekkers, the Kuari Pass trek is one of the perfect ways to refresh. December to March is the best time for the Kuari Pass trek because the complete track is covered in snow. Right from the very first day of the trek, you will get stunning mountain views. As you move higher, you will be welcomed by the incredible view of massive peaks which will accompany you on the way.

Kuari Pass top is well-known for providing its trekkers a clear and tremendous view of the Himalayas as the imposing views are the real allure of this trek. Along with the beauty of the trek, the paddocks present here are rich, and walking on their silky grass gives you great pleasure. Kuari Pass trek is a high-altitude Himalayan trek and the level of the trek is considered easy to moderate. As a result, trekkers must have physical fitness, endurance, and stamina. During the winters when the snow begins to fall, it might be difficult for you to trek because the trail gets immersed in the snow. Otherwise, the Kuari pass is considered an easy trek around the year. Further, traverse Vinayak pass and head to Kuari top, which is the highest point of this trek. From here, you will also get breathtaking views of Nanda Devi Ridge.

So, if you want to go for a thrill-seeking trek and come along with sweet memories then the Kuari Pass trek is the best option.

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September

22nd/ 29th 

November

14th Nov, 28th Nov

December

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st Dec.

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January

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February

2nd Feb, 4th Feb, 5th Feb, 6th Feb, 8th Feb, 10th Feb, 11th Feb, 12th Feb, 13th Feb, 14th Feb, 16th Feb, 19th Feb, 20th Feb, 24th feb, 26th Feb, 28th Feb.

FAQs

Yes, Kuari Pass is considered suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. The trail offers gradual ascents and well-defined paths, making it accessible to novice trekkers.

The best time to trek Kuari Pass is during October to June. These months offer clear skies, snow covered during winter and pleasant temperatures in summer, and stunning snow views of the surrounding peaks.

Yes, permits are required for the Kuari Pass trek. These permits can be obtained either through trekking agencies or directly from the forest department offices in the region.

Kuari Pass is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,815 meters (12,516 feet) above sea level.

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially for those who ascend too quickly. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body's signals while trekking in higher altitudes.

The duration of the Kuari Pass trek typically ranges from 5 to 6 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen. This includes trekking days, rest days, and travel to and from the starting point.

Accommodation options during the Kuari Pass trek include tents for camping at designated campsites along the trail and basic guesthouses or homestays in nearby villages.

While there are no strict age restrictions, participants should be in good physical health and capable of trekking for several hours each day. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek, especially for elderly or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.

Kuari Pass is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India, within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The trek offers panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayas and is accessible from various starting points such as Joshimath or Auli.

Yes, the Kuari Pass trek can be combined with other treks or activities in the Garhwal Himalayas region. Popular options include trekking to nearby peaks like Pangarchulla, exploring the picturesque village of Auli, or visiting the renowned ski resort. Additionally, in summer some trekkers choose to extend their trip by exploring nearby destinations such as Badrinath and Mana Village.

Kuari pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

(Drive - 275km/10-11 hrs)

Transport from the Haridwar railway station will be arranged by Himalayan Ambition. Breakfast and lunch will be offered on the way. While going from Haridwar to Joshimath you will through some famous places like Rishikesh, Dhari Devi, Karnapray, and Chamoli that are known for their beauty and religious significance. 

Make sure that you keep your cameras ready to capture the eye-catchy views of nature.  

On reaching the Joshimath, you will be welcomed by a host of ice peaks. 

(Drive - 15km/2 hr)

(Trek - 3km/4-5 hrs)

After having the morning breakfast, we will leave for Tugashi village which is located in the Joshimath tehsil. It is going to be a rocky drive. From here we will start the trek. This trek will begin with a rising and dirt path away from the main road, towards Gulling. 

From Upper Tugasi, you will reach Gulling top in almost 2-4 hours. Here you will find the trail a combination of steep & moderate climbs. Don’t miss the mesmerizing views of sunrise from your camp early in the morning. 

(Trek 4km/4-5 hrs)

Wake up early in the morning because you will start the trek deep into the forest of Tali. You will have a perfect hike because the slope of ascent is quite even. After a few minutes of trek, you will enter into a little stream and enter into the mixed forest of oaks and rhododendrons. The stay will be scheduled at Tali forest camp.  

On the fourth day, get prepared for some high snow & squalling wind on the ridges. We will head towards Khullara top which is a trek of almost 3.5km. You will be offered lunch at the base of the Kuari high pass. You will get the opportunity to explore some eye-catchy views of Garhwal peaks.

Trek - 8km/5-6 hrs

Drive - 12km/1 hr

We will start the trek from forest camp to Auli via Gurson Bughyal which will give you splendid views of mountains. 

You will be reaching to Joshimath from Auli by cable car ride. 

From Joshimath, we will start the early morning ride to Haridwar, marking the end of this memorable trekking trip.

FIX DEPARTURE

September

22nd/ 29th 

November

14th Nov, 28th Nov

December

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st Dec.

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January

2nd Jan, 3rd Jan, 4th Jan, 5th Jan, 6th Jan, 7th Jan, 8th Jan, 9th Jan, 10th Jan, 11th Jan, 12th Jan, 13th Jan, 14th Jan, 15th Jan, 16th Jan, 17th Jan, 18th Jan, 19th Jan, 20th Jan, 21st Jan, 22nd Jan, 23rd Jan, 24th Jan, 25th Jan, 26th Jan, 27th Jan, 28th Jan, 29th Jan, 30th Jan, 31st Jan.

February

2nd Feb, 4th Feb, 5th Feb, 6th Feb, 8th Feb, 10th Feb, 11th Feb, 12th Feb, 13th Feb, 14th Feb, 16th Feb, 19th Feb, 20th Feb, 24th feb, 26th Feb, 28th Feb.

THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

TREK ESSENTIALS

Inclusions

Exclusions

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

Yes, Kuari Pass is considered suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. The trail offers gradual ascents and well-defined paths, making it accessible to novice trekkers.

The best time to trek Kuari Pass is during October to June. These months offer clear skies, snow covered during winter and pleasant temperatures in summer, and stunning snow views of the surrounding peaks.

Yes, permits are required for the Kuari Pass trek. These permits can be obtained either through trekking agencies or directly from the forest department offices in the region.

Kuari Pass is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,815 meters (12,516 feet) above sea level.

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially for those who ascend too quickly. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body's signals while trekking in higher altitudes.

The duration of the Kuari Pass trek typically ranges from 5 to 6 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen. This includes trekking days, rest days, and travel to and from the starting point.

Accommodation options during the Kuari Pass trek include tents for camping at designated campsites along the trail and basic guesthouses or homestays in nearby villages.

While there are no strict age restrictions, participants should be in good physical health and capable of trekking for several hours each day. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek, especially for elderly or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.

Kuari Pass is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India, within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The trek offers panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayas and is accessible from various starting points such as Joshimath or Auli.

Yes, the Kuari Pass trek can be combined with other treks or activities in the Garhwal Himalayas region. Popular options include trekking to nearby peaks like Pangarchulla, exploring the picturesque village of Auli, or visiting the renowned ski resort. Additionally, in summer some trekkers choose to extend their trip by exploring nearby destinations such as Badrinath and Mana Village.

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