Kuari Pass trek


Haridwar

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Duration
6 Days
Max Altitude
12516 ft
Difficulty
Moderate
Low Temp
-3 to 4 ° C
High Temp
13 to 18 ° C

Overview

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, 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.


 INCLUSIONS:

  1. 5 nights’ accommodation during the journey in trekking tents on 2/3/4 sharing basis.
    Includes sleeping bags, roll mattress
  2. Kitchen facility, Toilet facility
  3. Qualified and experienced Trekking guide, cook and support staff
  4. Normal Drinking water.
  5. Necessary permits
  6. All vegetarian meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner)


  EXCLUSIONS

  1. Any air/train fare.
  2. Meals during transit.
  3. Personal expenses.
  4. Transport from and to Joshimath or Auli
  5. Any expense which is not included in the above section

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar To Joshimath Or Auli (Camping)

Day 2: Auli to Tali Forest camp

Day 3: Tali forest camp to Khulara

Day 4: Khulara to Kauri pass and Back to Tali forest camp

Day 5: Tali forest camp to Auli

Day 6: Auli to Haridwar

Itinerary

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.

Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 



How to prepare

How to prepare for a moderate trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.

  • A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must. 

  • If you have already completed an easy trek, you go for a moderate trek with some more training. Moderate treks have challenges in terms of weather and different terrains but if you are fit, you can come over the obstacles. A moderate trek requires at 5 weeks of strength and flexibility training.



Cardiovascular exercises


Week

Exercise

Distance

Duration

Frequency

1

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

2

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

3

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

4

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

5

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week




Flexibility exercises


Week

Exercise

Sets

Duration

Frequency

1

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

2

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

3

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

4

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

5

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly




Breathing exercises


Week

Exercise

Counts

Duration

Frequency

1

Abdominal Breathing

10 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

2

Abdominal Breathing

20 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

3

Abdominal Breathing

30 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

4

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week

5

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week




Moderate treks require more stamina to withstand weather and walk through different terrains. It is advisable to complete an easy trek before going for a moderate trek. Follow the exercise schedule and make sure you are fit by the end of fifth week. If you can run 5 kilometres within 30 minutes and follow flexibility exercises, you are fit for a moderate trek. If you already hit the gym, you can skip repetitive exercises. Running on the road is better than running on a treadmill.






How to reach

ByAir: 

Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50 km from Haridwar.


ByTrain: 

An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.


ByRoad:

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.

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek and are they comfortable?

You will be staying in a guest house when you reach Joshimath, the room will be shared by other trekkers. During the trek, the accommodation will be in tents on triple sharing basis. You will be given individual sleeping bags which are comfortable and warm and can withstand cold weather of -10 degrees. 



2. Will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on from December to April. 


3. What will we do if it rains?

Carry a poncho with you and during rain we continue as scheduled using the poncho and backpack cover to protect you from the rain. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all waterproof, so you will stay dry inside.


4. How do we reach Joshimath?

 Adventurescape 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.







Cancellation Policy

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.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹7200

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹2500
  • Porter Charge - ₹1200
  • Transport from Dehradun to Joshimath and back will cost you INR 2500 in a shared cab. This is optional and if you wish to avail this please select this option while booking.
    Get a discount of 10% and more if you come in a group. Group size should be 5 and more.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 3500 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a conformation mail therafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
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