GENERAL DETAILS

Grade: 5/10
Max Altitude: 4200 m
Approx Trekking Km: 34 Km
Temperature in Summers: 20 to 25C day and falls to 5 to 7C at night
Temperature in Winters: 10 to 15C day and nearly 3 to -7C at night
When to go there – Anytime between April –Mid July is good.

Specialty: Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trisul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri etc

The route to Kuari Pass was once traversed by Lord Curzon in 1905 and hence the Kuari Pass trek is often dubbed as 'Lord Curzon Trail'. For mountain lovers this trail offers king size views of Himalayas and an opportunity to be transported into inner Himalayan region in a very short duration.

Highlight of the trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more

Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (6,700ft)

Our vehicle will pick you from railway station in the morning. The drive is beautiful from Haridwar to Joshimath as the route is along tributaries of the Holy River Ganga.It will take almost 9-10 hrs from Dehradun to Joshimath

Day 2: Joshimath to Guling (9,600 ft) 5-6 hours

After breakfast around 7:30 AM, we head to Dhak Village to start our trek.  The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages. Trail is dusty up to Tugashi village. 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 Guling campsite is inside the forest.

Day 3: Guling to Tali Camp (11,000 ft) 5 Hrs

We will start after breakfast. Today is an easy day as compare to previous day.  The gradient of ascent is relatively smooth and will allow you an enjoyable hike.  If you are coming in late March you might still find some white and pink blossoms. Except rhododendrons, you can find walnut and some other varieties of conifers in here. It will take approximate 4-5 hrs to reach Tali camp site.

Day 4: Tali Camp to Kuari pass (12,500 ft) and back to Tali Camp Site (7-8 hrs)

Today we will start early because we have cover almost total 11-12 km distance and height gain as well. Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. We will reach Kuari pass in about 4 -5 hours or so. Today you will get to view many big and renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Hathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri, etc. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Tali Camp to Joshimath via Auli (9680 ft)( 8 km trek, approx 7 hrs, 12 km drive)

Today we will start towards Joshimath via Auli—the skiing capital of India. Exploring the beautifully snow patched rolling valleys of Gorson Bugyal, we will come down to Auli through a sweetly enjoyable journey.

Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar 5-6 hours

Depart for Dehradun. Expected to reach Haridwar by 7.00 pm.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals while on trek
  • Trek equipments
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff and High Altitude Chef
  • Transportation from Haridwar – Joshimath - Haridwar

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Food during the transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”

If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.

If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter. Charges of offloading backpack 300per Day. Inform us in advance so that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.

How to Reach Haridwar:-

By Air:-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun, reach Haridwar one day early if coming by flight.

By Road:-

Regular bus service from Delhi to Haridwar, from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Usually buses drop you at Haridwar bus station. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station

By Train:-

there is rail network between Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata etc. From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205) From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009) From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019) From Chennai- Dehradun express (12687)

Food from Haridwar to Joshimath is not included in the trek cost

What to take:-

Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.

Backpack (40-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.

Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.

Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.

Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.

Accessories:-

  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. There might be snow closer to the lake, so carry a pair of sunglasses.
  • Sun cap: The sun is more
  • Hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  • Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
  • Socks (3-4 pairs): You can take a pair of woolen socks for the day one at night and one as backup.
  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  • Trekking pole: It will you a lot while ascending as well as descending.
  • Daypack (20 liter): If you are offloading your backpack, you will need a smaller backpack to carry water, medical kit and some light snacks.
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Two water bottles: 1 liter each
  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit:-

  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  • Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen – 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze – 1 small roll
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov spray (aches, & sprains)