Overview

The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”). The Kuari pass trekking can be organised from three different starting points of Ghat, Joshimath and Tapovan. Kuari Pass is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. 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. Winter Kuari Pass trek is also can be undertaken to enjoy the snow trekking. Kuari Pass top looks like a peaceful scene with great views of some of the most magnificent Himalayan Peaks, a few amongst them include Mt. Kamet (7756m), Mt. Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), and the most majestic Himalayan Peaks  Nanda Devi (7817m). more than a few  peaks present an equally picturesque view include – Nanda Ghunti, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Mana, Mukut Parbat, etc. The Kuari Pass trek route is short yet amazing in the sense it takes in three lesser passes and five major rivers of the region – Pindar, Kaliganga, Mandakini, Bheriganga and the Dhauliganga. Kuari Pass trekking can be best enjoyed during winter months.

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

33 Kms.

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Altitude

12,763 Ft.

Temperature

May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.

Itineary

Day 1 : Haridwar to Joshimath (298 km)

  • Drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, The most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas.
  • Lunch enroute.
  • Arrival at Joshimath by evening. Check in to Hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2 : Joshimath to Chitrakhana (3310 mts/10857 ft)

  • Wake up early and refresh yourself with a delicious breakfast and take a 12 Km drive to Dhak village to start the trek.
  • 6 km trek to lower Chitrakhana starts from Dhak
  • The valley opens up after climbing quite steeply to an overhanging cliff which shelters a local deity.
  • The route enters progressively drier terrain.
  • Overnight stay in tents in Chitrakhantha

Day 3 : Chitrakhana to Tail Top

  • 4 KM trek from Chitrakhantha to Tali top above 11070 ft
  • Indulge your self in a strenuous 6 km and a 4 hour trek through lush green vegetation, mostly pink and white rhododendron flowers.
  • Witness the mesmerizing Mt. Nanda Devi and Mt. Doonagiri. An exhilarating experience ti witness.
  • Camping in the alpine meadow at the head of the Tali Top which lies on the North Face of Mt. Nanda Devi and Other higher mountains.
  • Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4 : Tali top to Kuari pass and back to Tali top (15 km Trek, 8 hrs).

  • Trek for 15 km from Tali top to Kuari pass and back to Tali top via Khullara top
  • Post breakfast start your trek to Kuari pass.
  • Intialy a easy trail to reach the khullar place and then a steep climb to khullara top.
  • Trail through the snow patch to reach the Kuari pass top.
  • Spend some time feeling the jet wind.
  • Ascend back to the camp.

Day 5 : Tali to Joshimath via Auli (8 km, 4hrs.)

  • Trek from Tali top to Joshimath above 6724 ft
  • After having breakfast, trek downhill along the Rishi Ganga River to reach Joshimath.
  • View the awseomeness of Auli( famous for skiing) on the way to Joshimath

Day 6 : Joshimath to Haridwar

  • Will leave to Haridwar from Joshimath, and this comes as and end of memorable trip.

Photos Kuari pass Trek

More Photos of Kuari pass Trek

Reviews for Kuari pass Trek

Kuari pass Trek Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

kuari pass trek

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“Mind Blowing experience!! I had such a great time that I keep replaying the trek in my head! Thanks for such an awesome experience, guys!

Great experience

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“The six days we spent on the Kuari Pass route was very good. First time trekking experience in Uttarakhand and it was good for me. The trek guides were very helpful and good. Food was also great and all the other arrangements were also great.

beauty of nature with UTT

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“All the days were equally exciting and there were lot of options to enjoy the beauty of nature during the Kuari Pass trek. The guides and instructors helped our group throughout the trek with all their energies. The Kuari Pass route was also not so challenging and with our guide's help and suggestion we completed the entire trek on an exciting note. Thanks team UTT; great job!

kuari pass trek with UTT

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“I had a nice time during the Kuari Pass trekking. This trekking was a lot of fun and it was very interesting. Also, the camping done was very relaxing and rejuvenating in between. It was planned trek and our trek leader pradeep was amazing. He made sure that we are enjoying the trek and shared lot of his trekking stories with us. thnks UTT team

kuari pass trek

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“Mind Blowing experience!! I had such a great time that I keep replaying the trek in my head! Thanks for such an awesome experience, guys!

Similar Treks

Card image

Kedarkantha Trek

Rs 9,500

Rs 6,300

Fringed with pine trees and adorned with the beauty of snow, the Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most sought after sno Read More

Explore More
Card image

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Rs 9,000

Rs 8,000

Dayara Bugyal is often placed at the top position only to be hotly contested and pushed to the next best. But th Read More

Explore More
Card image

Barhmatal Trek

Rs 9800

Rs 8500

About Brahma Tal: There are indeed similar routes in the Himalayas with comparing beauty but definitely found at Read More

Explore More
 Rs 10,500  
Rs 9,800 per person
Haridwar to Haridwar
5% GST will be applicable on the fee.
Need More Information? Call/Whats'app to our Trek Coordinator on

   +91-81262-16093

Departure Dates

  05-Oct-2019 — 10-Oct-2019
  12-Oct-2019 — 17-May-2019
  19-Oct-2019 — 24-Oct-2019
  26-Oct-2019 — 31-Oct-2019
Day 1:- Haridwar to Joshimath
Day 2:- Joshimath – Gulling Top
Day 3:- Gulling Top to Tali Forest Camp
Day 4:- Tali forest camp to Kuari pass and back via Khullara top
Day 5:- Tali forest camp - Joshimath via Gurson bugyal and Auli
Day 6:- Joshimath to Haridwar

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am at Haridwar Railway station
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

Trek Equipments On Rent

On Rent
If you are interested in getting trekking equipments on rent, You need to tell us before. Drop us an e-mail at info@uttarakhandtriptrek.com or visit Equipments on Rent for Rent of various items.
Buy from Us
You can purchase trek equipments/gadgets offline at reasonal rates. Connect with us at info@uttarakhandtriptrek.com for more details.
Contact Us