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Kuari Pass Trek

Uttarakhand,Uttarakhand
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Overview

The Kuari Pass Trek, also known as the Curzon Trail, is a classic trek in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalayas. The trek usually starts from the village of Joshimath and follows a well-defined trail that passes through scenic hamlets like Dhak, Guling, Tugasi, and Khulara. From Khulara, the trail ascends steeply to reach Kuari Pass, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The descent typically follows a different route, passing through the village of Tapovan before reaching Auli, where the trek concludes.

Trek Info

Trail Type : Circle trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the same point.

Rail Head : Dehradoon Railway Station

Airport :Jolly grant Airport - Dehradoon

Base Camp :Joshimath

Best Season :January | February | March | April | November | December |

Service From :Joshimath to Joshimath

Meals :Veg

Stay :Guesthouse / Camping tent

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :6 Days

Grade :Moderate

Maximum Altitude :12750 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :33 Km

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Itinerary

(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
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Day :1 Pickup From Rishikesh and drive to Joshimath
    The trek starts from Rishikesh. The pick-up location will be the Rishikesh railway station, and we will then travel through Badrinath Road. The 10-hour drive to Joshimath is bound to be lengthy and exhausting. However, you will never get bored with the breathtaking views. The magnificent river that flows with us in parallel will become more thrilling and wilder as we climb upwards. We’ll be passing through panchprayag. panchprayag also known as the 5 holy confluences in Ganga-Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag.
2
Day :2 Joshimath to Dhak By Drive and To Gulling top by Trek | Altitude: 2,900m/9,600ft
    travel from Joshimath to Dhak by taxi, which is a distance of approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles). Once you reach Dhak, you can start your trek to the Gulling camp viewpoint on the same day. Here’s a suggested plan: Arrive in Joshimath: Start your day by reaching Joshimath, which serves as the base camp for the Kuari Pass trek. Hire a Taxi: Hire a taxi or a shared cab from Joshimath to Dhak. The journey takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on the road conditions. Trek from Dhak to Gulling: Once you reach Dhak, you can begin your trek towards the Gulling camp viewpoint. The trail from Dhak to Gulling is approximately 06 kilometers and can take around 4/5 hours, depending on your pace. Enjoy the Viewpoint: As you trek from Dhak to Gulling, you will be treated to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and valleys. The Gulling camp viewpoint offers a panoramic vista of the Himalayan landscape.
3
Day :3 Trek From Gulling Top to Tali Forest Camp | Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft | 5.5 km, which is approximately 5 hours
    Make sure you wake up on time the next morning to begin the 5 hour trek into the forests of Talli. After the arduous climb of the previous days, the climb today will be easier. The ascent slope are fairly smooth and give you a pleasant walk. About 20 minutes into the hike and you’ll arrive at an open green area that overlooks the majestic snow-capped mountains. After a short period of rest, you will need to continue, crossing a small stream, before you enter an ever-growing mixed forest that is slowly growing with rhododendrons, oaks, and rho. If you’re visiting to the area in late March, you may have a few white and pink blooms. In addition to rhododendrons see walnuts as well as other kinds of conifers the area. At the peak of winter’s beauty it is possible to find every aspect of the forest covered with snow. In the snow that is thickening with its light, shade, and of the coniferous forests of Gulling the second camp during your trek is set up. Along this route the Hathi-Ghori peaks are expected to be bursting forth in splendor, along with Dronagiri which is now a little towards the right.
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Day :4 Via Khullara top Trek From Tali forest camp to Kuari pass and back | Altitude: 3,800m/12,500ft | Around 7-10 km Trek 5- 6 hrs
    Fourth day is summit day which is likely to last between 10 and 11 hours, depending on your group’s speed. There isnt any water sources in-between, so ensure you have enough water to last your needs throughout. In the initial phase the hike will take you towards the Khullara summit, a moderate climb of 3.5 kilometers. It will require you to cross an broken bridge and streams frozen in the peak of winter, then a ridge climbs up to the highest point, extraordinarily strenuous and challenging due to the snow. In Jhandi Dhar, a suitable place to rest for two hours into the hike, it is possible to take the time to take a break for a while. Lunch can be eaten in the middle of the trek or upon getting to the temple at the foot of the Kuari High Pass. The summit of this trek is an explosion of images that reveal many Garhwal gigantic peaks. They reveal Kedarnath Peak Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Changabang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. Be sure to tighten your shoes in a proper manner. Trekking the Himalayas will give you with high-quality crampons However, you are required not to carry the gaiters you own. Gaiters can be purchased from the local market in Joshimat for a reasonable cost. The summit of this trek is an explosion of images that reveal many Garhwal gigantic peaks. You can get view of Kalanka, Balakun, Hathi Parvat, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Nanda Ghunti, Abhi Gamin, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Chaukhambha, Kedarnath Peak Kedardome, Dronagiri, Changabang, Nanda Devi,
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Day :5 Via Gurson bugyal (11150 ft), and Auli (9680 ft), Tali forest camp to Joshimath | Altitude: 2,050m/6,750f
    Today, we’ll head toward Auli, the capital of skiing in India and one of the most renowned in south Asia. While exploring the stunning snow-covered valleys that roll down to Gorson Bugyal, we will return to Auli on a delightful trip. Walking through the Bugyals that lie in Gorson is free of any difficult or grueling climb, mainly on flat terrain, although the winter snowfalls of high winter could make the area a little drab. When the winter thaw is in March, skiing is a significant sport. When you reach Auli, the cable-car ride takes you to Joshimath, which is floating above the breathtaking ski resort, gentle snow-covered slopes, and the browning forests of pine.
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Day :6 Departure from Joshimath to Rishikesh
    The ride will begin at 6 am and will reach Rishikesh by 8 pm.

Inclusions

All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tent/homestay
All meals during the trek vegetarian
Tent sleeping bags and all other camping gear
Safety equipment (medical kit oxygen cylinders oximeter etc.)
Cooks, Helpers, Guides, Porters, mules
Trekking permits and forest camping charges

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Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.

4. GST– Tax on trek fee (5% )

5. Transportation ( Srinagar to Srinagar)

4. Insurance.

5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degrees): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woolen cap: A woolen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-liter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

Reach Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a well-connected city in Uttarakhand, India, and serves as the gateway to many Himalayan destinations. You can reach Rishikesh by air, rail, or road. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 35 kilometers from Rishikesh. Rishikesh also has a railway station with good connectivity to major cities in India. You can also opt for a road journey via buses or private taxis to reach Rishikesh.

Travel to Joshimath: From Rishikesh, you need to reach Joshimath, which is the nearest town to Govindghat. There are several options to travel from Rishikesh to Joshimath:

By Road: You can hire a taxi or take a shared cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath. The distance is approximately 250 kilometers, and the journey usually takes around 8-9 hours, depending on the road conditions.

By Bus: Regular bus services are available from Rishikesh to Joshimath. You can inquire at the Rishikesh Bus Stand for the schedule and book your ticket accordingly.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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