Nestled in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, Kuari pass trek is one of the best winter treks out there. Situated at an elevation of 4264 meters above, it is also known as the Lord Curzon trail, named after the former viceroy of India during the British Raj who was the first person to complete this trek in 1905. His connection to this trek is one of the reasons why it’s popular among not just Indian travelers but fascinates a lot of American and European travelers from all over the world as well.  

The trek, as it was carried out back in the day and continues to follow the same path till today, starts from Joshimath and ends at Kuari pass, covering a 28km long trail. In this Kuari Pass Trek Package, we traverse through some of the hidden nearby villages like Dhak, Guling, Khullara where you get to take a closer look at the local customs and traditions of Uttarakhand. 

Along with the majestic peaks, There are other places that you must visit during your Kuari Pass trek in Uttarakhand, like the lush green Gorson meadow, Frozen Tali lake, Panchachuli base camp, etc. 

The best time to do the Kuari pass trek is from the months April to June as well as from the month of November to February. Although it’s one of the few particular treks that is accessible for travel enthusiasts throughout the year, during these months, the weather in this region is perfect and makes the overall experience a thousand times better. So, if you have been spending your time, wondering and trying to plan the perfect winter trek, then look no further because this is as good as it gets. 

Overview

  • Altitude: 12516 Ft

  • Trek Length: 28 Km.

  • Duration: 6 Days

  • Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

  • Base Camp: Joshimath

  • Pick & Drop: Rishikesh To Rishikesh

  • State: Uttarakhand

06 Days
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
From
INR 9,700  per person + 5 % GST.

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Tour Itinerary 

01 Day : Rishikesh to Joshimath (10 Hours Drive )
The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 AM.
We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be provided.
Afterwhich, we’ll head out for Joshimath.
We'll reach Joshimath by the evening and check into our respective rooms in the designated hotel.
Dinner will be served in the evening.
 

*The pick-up point would be Rishikesh ISBT (tentative).

02 Day : Joshimath to Dhak Drive | Dhak to Guling Trek | Overnight Stay at Guling
Post breakfast, we'll head out for Dhak.
We'll reach Dhak quite shortly and start our trek to Guling.
We'll reach Guling by the afternoon and will check into our campsite followed by lunch.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Guling.


03 Day : Guling to Lower Khullara Trek
Breakfast will be served early in the morning.
After that, we'll head out to Lower Khullara.
We'll reach Lower Khullara by the afternoon and check into our campsite.
Lunch will be served here.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Lower Khullara.

04 Day : Lower Khullara to Khullara via Kuari Pass
Post breakfast, we'll head out for Khullara quite early in the morning.
Midway, we'll be crossing Kuari Pass and will stop there for a short sightseeing tour. Here you can get a scenic and clear view of Pangarchulla, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Hathi Ghoda, and Nilgiri.
We'll reach Khullara by afternoon.
Post-check-in, lunch will be served here.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner will be served here followed by an overnight stay in Khullara.

 


 
05 Day : Khullara to Auli Trek | Auli to Joshimath Drive
Post breakfast, we'll move out from Khullara towards Auli.
We'll reach Auli by the afternoon.
On reaching Auli, we'll change our route for Joshimath, which is just 45 minutes away from here.
Post-check-in, lunch will be served at Joshimath.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Joshimath.

06 Day : Joshimath to Rishikesh Drive | End of Tour
Breakfast will be served early in the morning.
After that, we'll head out for Rishikesh.
On reaching Rishikesh, the group disassembles.
The trip ends here.
 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay on a triple/quad sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

  • Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh - Joshimath -  Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveller (Depending on the number of travelers).

  • Meals: All Meals from (day 1 dinner to day 6 Morning tea Only) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

  • Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks.

  • Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Sitting Stools.

  • Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

  • Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

  • Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes and Rope if required.

  • Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

  • Guide ratio: 1:10

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Any expenses of personal nature.

  • Meals during transit.

  • Insurance of any kind.

  • Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

  • Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Cancellation Policy

 

The Trans Himalayan reserves the right to cancel trips. The Trans Himalayan is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by preparing for the trip (for example non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, clothing, equipment, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.).

  • If you cancel or leave a multi-day trip for any reason:

  • More than 60 days prior to the trip start date, we will grant you a full refund less a INR 2500 per person administrative fee.

  • Between 59 and 30 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 25 percent of the trip cost

  • Between 29 and 15 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 75 percent of the trip cost.

  • Less than 15 days prior to the trip start date, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.

  • Day Hike Cancellation Policy: 50% refund with 48 hours notice; no refund within 48 hours

Things To Pack

  • Thermals (Upper & Lower)

  • Down Jacket /Main Jacket

  • Clothes

  • Socks

  • Undergarments

  • Gloves

  • Slippers

  • Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

  • Hats/Caps

  • Daypack

  • Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

  • Sun Glasses

  • Torch

  • Water Bottle

  • Power bank

  • Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

  • Raincoat

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Toiletries

  • Cold Cream

  • Lip Guard

  • Sunscreen Lotion

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