Haridwar - Joshimath - Dhak Village - Chitrakantha - Talli Top - Khullara Top - Kuari Pass - Talli Top - Auli - Joshimath - Haridwar
Day 1- Haridwar to Joshimath
Today's journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house at Joshimath or simply pitch a tent and sleep peacefully.
Day 2- Drive from Joshimath to Chitrakantha
To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.
Day 3- Trek from Chitrakantha to Tali Top
We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today's trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.
Day 4- Trek from Tali Top to Kuari Pass via Khullar and back
We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today's trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savour the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.
Day 5- Trek from Tali to Joshimath via Auli
After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. On the way we will pass Auli which is famous for its skiing slopes and is home to winter skiing resort run by GMVN(Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam). The Auli resort run by GMVN has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes fit for skiing at all times. GMVN also conducts 7 and 14 day skiing courses at Auli.
Day 6- Return journey from Joshimath to Haridwar
Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.
Know before you go:
The trek will operate with a minimum of 06 participants. In case this condition is not fullfilled 06 days prior to departure, your entire deposit will be refunded.
The trek costs are from Base Camp to Base Camp unless mentioned otherwise. You are requested to make your own transport arrangements in order to reach the starting point, alternatively, we can arrange transportation for you at an additional cost.
We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge.
If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
We will not be responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek. And if you damage or lose any of our equipment then you have to pay the full market price of that equipment.
Drinking and smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.
In case of any medical emergency, Medical expenses, if required, at the medical centre are to be borne by the participant.
If any of our trek cancelled due to any unavoidable reason. We will issue a voucher of the same amount of the trek. This can be redeemed for the same or any other trek within 1 year.
We have the right to postpone cancel the Expedition with or without any reason. We also have the right to terminate the participation of any member at any stage.
Policy & Terms
Cancellation charges per person
Days : 6 | Nights : 5
Guides / Assistance
Tented Accommodation (sharing)
All Meals during the trek
Permits and Entry Fees
Transport from starting point to base camp
Extra stay pre/post tour
Medicines required if any
Air/ Train Fare
Personal Expenses and Tips
Anything not mentioned under Inclusions
Please note: Prices may vary due to public holidays or demand.
Days : 6 | Nights : 5
Kuari Pass Trek - A short 6 day trek into the Nanda Devi Santuary The Kuari Pass trek which gives you spectacular views of the Nanda Devi sactuary and a host of 7000m snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet.
Kuari which means "doorway" is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the "Nanda Devi Sanctuary" Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900's when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India "Lord Curzon").
Winter Kuari pass trek is famous for its views. The views on the winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Kuari Pass is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border.In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.
13th - 16th Dec 2016 | 21st - 26th Dec 2016 | 29th Dec - 03rd Jan 2017
Duration: 06 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4700 m
Trekking Distance: 33 kms
Best Season: December to March
8055 - 000 - 200