Kuari Pass Trek

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6 Days and 5 Nights

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Kuari Pass Trek(6 Days and 5 Nights) – Lord Curzon Trail

The trek to Kauri Pass starts from Joshimath which is the hub for trekkers and pilgrims. The Winter Kuari Pass trek gives you a golden opportunity to admire the impressive skyline of the mighty mountains from close quarters.On some occasions, you might come across the footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear or Leopard. The best of the Kuari Pass is that you can camp amidst the lush green meadows, consisting of vast green pastures with Himalaya Views.Get Kuari Pass Trekking Guide, Itinerary, Trek Updates

Why Kauri Pass Trek?

By commencing the Kuari Pass Trek, the avid trekkers can explore the Himalayan areas that are waiting to be discovered. With every climb, a totally different hue of the natural vista unfolds in front of your eyes. From the rosy rhododendrons, the green meadows to the pristine snow-shrouded lakes, one can see everything here.

The Kuari Pass offers spellbinding views of the imposing Himalayas. From here, one can behold a magnificent sight of the Chaukhamba Range, Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m), extending 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 the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri, on its west. Apart from these, Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana, Rishi Pahad, and Changbang are some of the peaks that can also be seen from here.

The trek to Kauri Pass begins from Joshimath, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims. The best of the Kuari Pass is that you get to visit the most remarkable Gorson Bugyal (meadows), consisting of vast green pastures with Himalaya Views. On this trek, you will also visit Auli, which is famous for its beautiful skiing slopes in the winter.

Kuari Pass Winter Trek: The snow-clad Kuari pass winter trek is also equally popular among trekkers. It offers totally a different scenic beauty when the meaodws are covered with snow and lakes are frozen. Also, you get to visit Auli in its best season and you can also enjoy skiing in Auli as well.

Staying in Kuari Pass Trek

Situated in the vast Garhwal Himalayas, Kuari Pass is a trek to remember due to its breathtaking views of some of the majestic peaks in Uttarakhand. Trekkers tend to take camping equipment along with them and set up camps at a suitable location at night. Tour and trek operators usually provide tents and other equipment to the trekkers.

Kuari Pass Trek Food Guide

Again, it is not possible for anyone find a restaurant at Kuari Pass as the place is uninhabitable. Trekkers take some snacks with themselves that they can purchase at lower altitudes, preferably before starting the trek. A cook can prepare a delicious cooked meal provided the ration is taken along with. Packaged food is usually the best option when traveling to higher altitudes.

History of Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass Trek got famous after Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region in 1905. The Kuari Pass trek is also known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India Lord Curzon) and it is said that the path was specially improved so that he could do the trek.

In 1905 Lord Curzon reached Kuari pass from Ghat via Ramni, crossing few lesser passes (Vinayak Pass, Tali Top) and five major rivers – the Pindar, Kaliganga, Mandakini, Bheriganga and the Dhauliganga. This trek is very popular among European and American Travelers.

What is Kuari Pass Trek famous for?

Kuari Pass Trek is famous among tourist as Trekking, Pass, Expedition, Snow Trek, Winter Trek, Lord Curzon Trail, Viceroy Hunting Trail.

Kuari Pass Trek is recommended destination for Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Kuari Pass Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Camping, Christmas and New Year, High Altitude Mountain Pass, Trekking, Winter Treks.

Kuari Pass Trek From Rishikesh 5 Nights and 6 Days package incude trekking guide, food, stay and transfer.

Trekking Distance Kuari Pass Trek 33 Kms.  approx. (one side)
Region: Garhwal Resion, Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli Garhwal Himalayas Uttarakhand, India
Altitude:12,763 Ft.
Trekking Grade: Easy To Moderate
Trek Category: High Altitiude Pass
Market and Network: Main Market at Joshimath Network is available (Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Jio)
Snow: December to April
Peaks visible from Kuari Pass: Kamet (7756m), Dronagiri, Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), Nanda Devi (7817m), Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana and Neelkanth etc.

Things To Carry: Walking stick (one), Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover, Dark sunglasses (U/V protected), Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100, 500 recommended), pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts and track Pants, 2 pairs of cotton socks. 3 pairs of woollen socks, 1 full sleeves sweater or fleece jacket (preferable), One jacket, 1 Pair Thermal inners, 1 pair gloves, Sun cap, One scarf, Lip balm, Cold cream and sun screen, Water bottle, Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries, Personal toilet kit and toilet paper and Personal medicine kit etc.



  • Kuari Pass Trek From Rishikesh


  • Hotel accommodation as per the itinerary
  • CP Plan (Breakfast Only)
  • Transportation as per itinerary by - AC/Non AC Car
  • Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel/camp/guest house availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
  • Minimum 2 Person required to confirm the booking.
  • Mentioned prices may vary depending number of person
  • Additional sightseeing/activities not mentioned above
  • 5% GST Extra
  • Any portage at hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature
  • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason.
  • Room service, Telephone calls and Laundry
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle
  • Entry fees for Forest/Temples/Park/Monuments and Activities like Cable Car, Ropeway, Helicopter Services or wherever applicable.
  • Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance (Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on their own).
  • Activities like Porter, pony, horse, Cable Car, Helicopter Services or wherever applicable.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Include


Day 1 Rishikesh- Josimath (280 Kms- Drive)

Drive to Joshimath in a shared private vehicle, enroute see four confluences on Holy River Ganga (DevPrayag, RudraPrayag, KarnaPrayag and NandaPrayag). Late evening arrival at Joshimath. Check-in, dinner and overnight stat at Joshimath.

Day 2 Joshimath - Auli - Garson (3510 mts) 13 kms Drive / 5km trek

After breakfast drive up to Auli ,then we start our trek from Auli to famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson, From here, we can see 27 high mountain peaks along with second heights peak Nanda Devi , Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3 Garson – khulara (3310Mts) 8km trek

Morning Breakfast trek to Khulara . This walk is through the forest of pine and cedaron the way we see beautiful lake tali,the area surrounding tali is lush green grazing grass land for Himalayan sheep and cattle . After reaching Khulara, we pitch our tents and enjoy camp fire. Dinner and overnight stay at Khulara camp site.

Day 4 Climb Pangarchulla peak & Explore Kuari Pass

After breakfast we start trek to climb Pangarchulla peak, its trekking peak near kuari pass area, on the summit we can have a view of 360digree Himalayan panorama. Mountain: Hati- Ghodi parvat, Kamet , Barmal- Trishuli, Dronagiri, Mana peak, Neelkanta, Bethartoli, Barhmal , Hanuman peak, Changbang, kalanka , nanda ghunti , nanda kot, and much more...

Day 5 Khulara –Tapovan- Joshimath

After morning Breakfas, We start trekking down from Khulara to Joshimath. It’s a 10 Km downhill trek . on the way we get to see natural springs, Himalayan village, agricultures Field.At Tapovan our privet vehicle will await our arrival to drive us back to Joshimath.

Day 6 Joshimath – Rishikesh (approx. 280 km, 9-10hr drive)

Post early breakfast drive in private vehicle from Joshimath to Haridwar (approx. 345 km, 9-10hr drive). Lunch enroute, Dinner on arrival at Rishikesh . Drop at Haridwar Railway Station for late night (approx. 2330hrs) train to New Delhi. Trip ends


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