Kuari Pass trek in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand is famous for the spectacular views of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Hathi- Ghori Parbat, icy- crest Donagiri, Changbang and Trishul. The trek route passes amidst forests of Oakwood, Rhododendron and pine trees, making it a delightful trek for the nature lovers. The trek is also fondly called Lord Curzon's trail. Kuari Pass trek starts from Joshimath and over a period of 5 days takes you through Tali, Khulara and ultimately Kuari Pass. This is a picturesque trek and a great one for beginners, as the distance covered every day is manageable even by a first timer. Being a summer trek, Kuari Pass would offer you great views of the local flora and fauna, making your experience even more memorable. The Kuari Pass Trek gives you a chance to view this impressive skyline of these mighty mountains from close quarters.
We assemble at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m and from there board a vehicle which will drop us at Auli. This drive is long yet engaging. We will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda Rivers. Enroute , we will be crossing the holy towns of Devprayag & Rudraprayag. On reaching, rest for the night in tents.
After an early breakfast we drive a short distance (5 kms) to reach the starting point of the trek. From here we start hiking through the Auli meadows (popular for skiing) and witness up-close views of the famous Nanda Devi Peak and other big Himalayan giants. After walking past the Auli meadows, we will trek through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life. Once out of the jungle we will walk on the beautiful meadows of Gurson, every moment in this place is going to delightful. Beauty of these meadows is something to be experienced. From Gurson we will descend for a short time and will again enter a beautiful forest section of oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees. Trekking further, we will cross Tali, a campsite used by avid trekkers. In about a couple of hours, we will reach the magnificent campsite at Khulara where we camp for the night. If it's a clear night star gazing is going to be fun. Overnight in tents.
Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. Walking on golden, green and other hues of grass is just bliss. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! We are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Don’t miss a chance to spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. We will reach Kuari pass in about 3 hours or so. Our guide might give you the option of not going to the actual pass (which is nearby) and instead climb another vantage point with better views so take a call depending upon what you feel like doing. After spending sometime at the vantage ridge/Kuari pass we will start walking back to Khulara. On reaching Khulara, we will enjoy an overnight stay in tents
After a leisurely breakfast we start climbing down towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. We will walk all the way down to Dhak a small market place on this road. Walk today is again a completely enjoyable experience with us walking through interesting forest sections and couple of scenically located villages. We will make short stops at Tugasi & Karchi village and spend time interacting with people and getting to know more about their way of life. From Dhak we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Auli. Overnight in tents.
After breakfast drive down to Haridwar. Trip ends here.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), ABC Trekker will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please login to your account and cancel. Cancellation requests will not be taken over phone or email.
The cancellation charges are as under:
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.