Kuari Pass trek

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Host: Arnab Das

Starts at
10999 per person

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Package Cost

₹ 10999 per person

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Additional Details


Inclusions:

  • 1. Transportation – Haridwar to Haridwar
  • 2. Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Joshimath to Joshimath). You will be staying in a hotel at Joshimath and in tents during rest of the days.
  • 3. Meals – All meals from dinner at Joshimath on Day 1 to breakfast at Joshimath on Day 6 are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • 4. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • 5. Trekking equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps.
  • 6. Safety equipment – First aid and medical kit will be carried by our trek leaders and guides.
  • 7. Services of an expert Trek Leader – The trek leaders are qualified in mountaineering courses and are well experienced in the local terrain.
  • 8. Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions:

  • 1. Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to Joshimath and back.
  • 2. Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs 1,200/- per bag. The backpack cannot weigh more than 10 kg. Suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Sankri (Rs 350/- per day per bag).
  • 3. Stay at Haridwar on last day
  • 4. Personal expenses of any kind
  • 5. Anything apart from inclusions
  • 6. If in case of any medical emergency a trekker has to be sent back, we will arrange for transport and stay but the cost will be borne by the trekker.

Kuari pass is also known as Lord Curzon's trail since the British viceroy George Curzon attempted crossing it and loved exploring this area. Though the pass is not very high it offers excellent views of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and other Himalayan peaks. The Nanda Devi national park and the Rishi Ganga gorge are visible from the first day itself. The eyes are gifted with grand views of the peaks of Chaukhamba massif, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri.

Pangarchulla peak adds an exciting element to the trek. The route goes to well over 4,000 m and offers exhilarating views of the Himalayas. The trail to the peak is the most difficult part of the trek as it goes over boulders and scree.

Itinerary


Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath (1,875 m) (8-9 h drive)

We leave early at 6 am and drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and Nandaprayag. The night is spent in a guest house in Joshimath.

Day 02: Joshimath to Taali (3,500 m) via Dhak (2,100 m) – 5-6 h (8 km)

After breakfast we drive from Joshimath to Dhak towards the road to Tapovan. The trek begins at Dhak. The trail goes uphill towards our right away from the road. Over half of the path is open and without shade. We pass two villages on the way. We enter a forest about a kilometer before reaching the meadow of Guling. Behind us, we can witness the peak of Dunagiri. We again enter a forest from here. The winding path gives way to the campsite at Taali.

Day 03: Taali to Kuari pass (3,820 m) and back to Taali – 5-6 h (10 km)

We have an early breakfast and start walking uphill towards the pass in the forest. Soon, the forest opens up to huge meadows. We cross the meadow and reach a ledge which leads to a small saddle. We can rest here for a moment. Some uphill walk from here leads us to the top of a hillock. This point has panoramic views of Himalayan peaks (Chaukhambha, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi, Ghodi, Dunagiri etc). A slight descent and further walk ahead, we reach a windy ridge. From the ridge, we follow the trail leading right towards the pass. We spend some time at the pass and head back along the same way, proceeding towards our campsite.

Day 04: Taali to summit of Pangarchulla peak (4,570 m) and back to camp – 7-8 h (~13 km)

We start very early on this day. And head towards the boulder and scree dominated path leading to the top of Pangarchulla peak. After climbing for about 4 hours, we reach the top and are greeted by commanding views of Himalayan peaks. We start our descent by noon and reach campsite by late afternoon.

Day 05: Taali to Auli trek; Drive to Joshimath – 3-4 h trek (8 km) + 30 min drive

On this day we initially reach Taali lake. We proceed further on the almost level trail towards Auli. We get magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak on the way. A vehicle will take us from Auli to Joshimath.


Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar drive - (8-9 h drive)

We leave from Joshimath and reach Haridwar by early evening.

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so our cancellation policy makes it easier to do that.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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