Kuari Pass Trek
Price (Per Person): INR 9,500/- Per Person.
(Rishikesh To Rishikesh)
Price (Per Person): INR 7,500/- Per Person.
(Joshimath To Joshimath)
Price (Per Person): INR 12,500/- Per Person
(Delhi To Delhi)
Best Season – Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb , March
Kuari Pass trek for six days would enable you to witness the holy destinations in the Himalayas and it starts once you reach Rishikesh/Dehradun and then the drive to Joshimath will be a beautiful one showcasing the pilgrim spots located at different places. Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alakananda confluence, and Joshimath will take you to the enthralling moments with their unbeatable naturalness. It is situated in the Nanda Devi National Park.
Irrespective of you being a seasoned trekker or a beginner the Kuari Pass is a trek you needto do. It is a must do for its views of some of India’s most celebrated mountains in any season. In winter there is an added attraction. The snow in its almost perfectly crafted forests. Snow flakes settled on the Oak leaves above a white carpeted forest floor.
Day 1 – Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath
256 km drive, approx 10 hours
Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)
Arrive at Joshimath approx by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner) Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges) Accommodation at the guest house / luxury camps.
Telephone Network- Available.
Rishikesh (best place for white water rafting, trekking gear available on rent and purchase)
Rishikesh to Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river) Devprayag to Srinagar
Srinagar to Rudraprayag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river) Rudraprayag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)
Day 2 – Drive Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling top
12 km drive and 5 km trek, approx 4hrs First 1 hour trek till the road head The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages Hot lunch at campsite Water Points- Available at villages in passing Accommodation in a tent Peaks spotted: Dronagri, HathiParvat, GoriParvat Route:
Drive from Joshimath to Dhak village (2,050m/6750ft) (12 km)
Trek from Dhak village to Tugasi village (2,450m/8050ft) (3.5 km trek)
Trek from Tugasi village to Gulling village (2,750m/9,000ft) (2 km trek)
Gulling village to Gulling top campsite (2,900m/9600ft) (0.5 km Trek)
DAY 3 – TREK GULLING TOP TO KHULARA
Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft 5.5 km trek, approx 5 hrs A steep ascent through oak, rhododendron (mostly pink and white), walnut forest Lunch at campsite Accommodation in a tent
DAY 4 – TREK, KHULARA TO KUARI PASS AND BACK TO KHULARA
Altitude: 3,800m/12,9500ft Approx 7-8km Trek, 5-6 hrs(3-4 km each way) The first half is steep ascent and second half is a gradual ascent Wide meadows with golden to bright green grass cover to cross in the summer that turns into rolling snowfields in the winter Khullar top to broken bridge with frozen stream (traverse walk) (12,200 ft) Broken bridge to KUARI PASS (Strenuous climb) (12,500 ft) Carry enough water (no water source on the way) Early morning after breakfast start trek to Kuari pass Special care for protection from the harsh sun is required in these open meadows
Peaks Spotted: Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Chang Bang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti.
DAY 5 – TREK KHULARA TO DHAK VILLAGE AND DRIVE TO JOSHIMATH
Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft 11km trek, approx 7hrs and 12km drive to Joshimath
9Breakfast at Camp I Trek to Dhak village Drive from Dhak village to Joshimath Reach Joshimath by late afternoon Joshimath (tea, dinner) Clean drinking water for filling your bottles will be available at Tugasi and Dhak Accommodation: Guest House
DAY 6 – DRIVE JOSHIMATH TO RISHIKESH
256 km drive, approx 10 hrs The ride will commence at 6 am, reaching the destination at around 6 pm Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges Note: On Day 6, you’ll reach Rishikesh between 6 pm and 7 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8pm
THINGS TO CARRY
Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover
2 pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts and track Pants
2 pairs of cotton socks. 3 pairs of woollen socks
1 full sleeves sweater or fleece jacket (preferable)
Thermal inners – 1 Pair 1 pair gloves.
Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+)
Water bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
Personal medicine kit
Dark sunglasses (U/V protected)
If you opt for transportation from us then we will assemble early morning in Dehradun ISBT by 7 AM and drive towards Joshimath. Overnight in guest house/hotel in Joshimath
After breakfast around 7:30 AM, we head to Dhak Village to start our trek. Keep a jacket handy, you may need it along the way, but if the sun is up, you can easily trek in a t-shirt and a fleece. You’ll walk through the dusty trails up to Tugashi village, which will be your first water source. It’s a charming little village, where you’ll get a glimpse of the traditional way of life of the locals. As you move further up from Tugashi village, the terrain changes and you’ll find yourself walking in and out a beautiful oak forest. The forest opens up to a clearing or a meadow every now and then. You’ll have your lunch at Gulling around 1 pm, rest up here but gear up for the final ascend to the Tali Campsite from here. It’s not a steep ascend, but for the next 4KMs, you’ll be walking uphill. Tali campsite is right in the middle of the forest, and you’ll be delighted to be there because you’ll have a team waiting with hot beverages and snacks for you.
Today is going to be an epic day. It’s much easier than the previous day, as you will go up and down hills and snow slopes (in the winter months). The trek today will amaze you with the glorious views of the mountains around you, the snowfield you’ll traverse through and the feeling of being on top of the world at Kuari Top. It would take you around 4 hours to reach Kuari Top, which is the highest point on the trail, from there, Kuari Pass is just 700 meters (40 minutes) away. Today you’ll see peaks like Neelkantha, Nanda Devi, Hathi Ghoda Parvat, Dronagiri, Pangarchulla, and Chaukhamba. After spending some time at the pass, we retrace the same route to reach Tali by late afternoon.
If the views blew your minds away yesterday, today is going to be an even better day. 800 meters of steady climb after the camp, you’ll be out of the forest. Your first break point would be at the beautiful Tali lake. You’ll be able to get clear views of Nanda Devi from Tali lake, which is the highest mountain in India. The trail from here climbs onto a narrow path, with the mountain on one side and a steep drop on the other. Make sure you walk as a team on this path, as people scared of heights or prone to vertigo, might feel a little uncomfortable here. This narrow path continues for 1.5 KMs till you enter Gorson Bugyal. For the next 5KMs you’ll walk in a beautiful wide open meadow, and in the winter months, the snow makes the landscape absolutely stunning. You’ll find a lot of day hikers here from Auli, who come here to experience the snow. Reach Auli Ski Resort and board the vehicle for Joshimath from Auli road head. The drive from Auli to Joshimath is around an hour. Your trip ends here, and now it’s time to take a hot shower, relax and celebrate.
The trip ends today. Checkout of the guest house. If you opt for transportation from us then we will reach Dehradun by late evening.’
- Walking stick (one)
• Accommodation ( 2 Nights (hotel) & 3 Nights ( camps) )
• Experienced Team
• Equipments ( sleeping bag, mattress, gaiters, crampons, etc.
• High quality tents
• All forest & camping permits.
- Meals during road journeys
- Meals during a hotel stay
- Any expense of personal nature
- Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
- Personal Expenses
Charges of mules/porters/carrying personal luggage. (Rs 1000/per bag /pp/throughout trek /pre booking required ) Personal Toiletry items.
Meals during transit.
Anything not mentioned in inclusion.
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