Kuari Pass trek is a short trek in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The trail provides you stunning views of the Nanda Devi sanctuary and few 7000m snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet. Kuari means "doorway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass located in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve. During the trek, you will pass through some beautiful villages of Uttarakhand like Jhinji and Pana. You can have magnificent views of Mt. Nanda Devi Mt. Kamet, Dunagiri, Haathi Ghoda Parvat, Chaukhamba, Mana Parvat, Rishi Parvat etc.
Kuari Pass trek is although a short trek in terms of the number of days but, each day you need to ascend at about 2000 feet in terms of altitude that makes it tough for few of the trekkers. The switch from walking on the soil to walking on snow with micro-spikes can take some time to get used to. British Governor General Lord Curzon charted this route in 1905 for the first time and thus also known as Curzon’s Trail. Other attractions of this trek are the classy hill station of Auli or one may take a short detour to reach the hot spring of Tapovan or the holy shrine of Badrinath from Joshimath.
Day 1 Haridwar to Joshimath OR Auli
Arrive at Haridwar and you can take a shared cab to Auli via Joshimath. Auli also known as Auli Bugyal is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India is located at an elevation of 2500 to 3050 meters above sea level. We will arrange a camp there where you can stay overnight and enjoy with fellow trekkers.
Day 2 Auli to Tali Forest camp
Early in the morning, we will start our journey after breakfast. After this, our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. We will trek towards Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season. We will pass through a forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan. We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.
Day 3 Tali forest camp to Khulara
We will start early from Tali camp towards Khulara. First, we will trek towards Khulara top and you can view the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi. We will camp there and have splendid dinner at the campsite.
Day 4 Khulara to Kauri pass and Back to Tali forest camp
Morning post breakfast we will trek through some breathtaking views to reach Kauri pass. The trail is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impassable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and dinner.
Day 5 Tali forest camp to Auli
After having breakfast in the morning, we will start out trek towards Auli. Auli is famous for its skiing slopes. The snowcapped slopes of Auli are flanked but stately coniferous and Oak forests which Cut wind velocity to minimum Auli(Garson ) offers a 360 degrees panoramic view of World famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi(7817m), Kamet(7756m) Mana (7273m), Dunagiri(7066m), & many more, these seemingly only snowball's throw away.
Day 6 Auli to Haridwar
Today is the last day of the trek where we will start driving to reach Haridwar with cherished memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time, then you can take part in Ganga aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.
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Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50 kms from
An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai,
Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.
By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. Haridwar is
located at 235 km from Delhi. While NH 58 connects Haridwar with the country's capital
- Delhi, NH 72 connects it with Uttarakhand state's capital - Dehradun.
There is also good road connectivity between Haridwar and Rishikesh (25 km). There
is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Stay in Joshimath will be in a guest house, where you will be sharing rooms with fellow trekkers. The stay on all other days will be in tents. Each tent accommodates 3 people and will have to be shared accordingly among trekkers.
Yes, Indiahikes trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
Day time temperatures in summer will range from 13-18ºC and night time temperature will range from 0-6ºC. Winter day time temperature will range from 14-18 ºC and night time temperature can drop to -4ºC.
There will be snow on from December to April. Towards April, you might find snow at fewer campsites or only at the Pass, but this will vary each year, depending on the amount of snow fall.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all water proof, so you will stay dry inside.
Indiahikes will arrange pick – up vehicles/shared cabs from Haridwar railway station to Joshimath, the base camp. This transport cost is to be borne by the trekkers and will amount to approximately Rs 5,800 per vehicle (5-6 seater). You will have to pay the driver directly. The drive to Joshimath will take 10-11 hours.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek
You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher
for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %
(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek
You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek
depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%
Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season
Or Get a refund of 50%
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.
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