Summary of

Kuari Pass Trekking Tour

Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Major Attractions: Lush green Gorson meadow, Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Witness an ancient trading route, Tali lake, Verdant forest, Panchachuli base camp

Destination Covered: Delhi, Rishikesh, Auli, Chitrakantha, Kuari pass, Dakhwani, Pana, Ramni, Ghat, Srinagar, Haridwar, Delhi

Tour Summary

The Kuari Pass trek, located in the Garhwal Himalaya, is one of the most popular treks in the Indian Himalayan region, drawing thousands of explorers from all over the world each year. As Kuari Pass was conquered by Lord Curzon in 1905, it is often called the Lord Curzon trail. Bears and leopards are commonly seen on the Rhododendron Trail; in fact, you may even encounter various animals along the way. Likewise, every type of adventure on the trek to Kuari Pass includes not only uses up-and-down routes and crossings, steep and narrow paths. Furthermore, the journey is a reward when you get to see the silver line moving in parallel to the spotless sky Along the trail, you will have a stunning view of the Trishul at 7,120 meters, the mountain pyramid of granite Kedath at 6,968, the fantastic peaks of Devi and Kedranth at 7,740, and Rishangabadwar at 7,576.

It takes about a day to reach Kuari Pass from Ghat. Selu starts from 2 to 3 hours from here Ghunni meanders through an area rich in various species of alpine trees and wildflowers. You will also see a colorful Himalayan village named Ramni. As you make your way from Ghunni to Jhin, you can enjoy sweeping vistas of the Himalayan jewels while traversing an open meadow Nomadic huts follow through the grassy countryside where sheep and cattle graze, then farmland. Visit the Gha temple, a place of pilgrimage which is emblazoned with a prayer flag The trail takes you through Birahi Ganga to Pana village Pana Most amazing of all, it goes through every kind of natural terrain and wildlife. The walk begins at Kuari Pass and proceeds downhill to Joshimath.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi - Rishikesh (230 kms/6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, evening free to explore the area. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 2

Rishikesh - Auli (260 kms/8-9 hrs)

After an early breakfast drive to Auli (2750m) via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Arrival at Auli by evening. Upon arrival at Auli check in to Tourist Rest house. Dinner and overnight stay in Auli.

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DAY 3

Auli - Chitrakantha (3310 mts/10857 ft) 15 kms/6-7 hrs

Early in the morning one can see the magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak. After breakfast we will start our trek from Auli. Enroute we will cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson and from here we can see the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. Overnight stay in tents.

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DAY 4

Chitrakantha – Kuari pass (3640 mts/11940 ft) Dakhwani (3300 mts/10824 ft) 14 kms/5 hrs

Morning after breakfast you will trek to Dakhwani via the Lord Curzon trail Kuaripass. The route is full of thrill. Evening at leisure. Overnight in tents.

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DAY 5

Dakhwani - Pana (2450 mts/8036 ft) 14 kms/5-6 hrs

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Pana. En-route we will find lush green meadows, water falls, snow clapped mountains and much more. Stay overnight in tents.

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DAY 6

Pana - Ramni (2550 mts/8364 ft) 17 kms/5-6 hrs

Morning after breakfast, start your trek to reach Ramni village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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DAY 7

Ramni - Ghat (1330 mts/4363 ft) 15 kms trek/4 hrs – Srinagar

In the morning we will trek downwards to reach roadhead Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar (110 kms/3 hrs). Stay overnight in hotel.

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DAY 8

Srinagar - Haridwar (125 kms/4 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. In the evening visit Har Ki Peri for Aarti ceremony. Evening free to stroll in the colourful markets of Haridwar. Stay overnight in Haridwar.

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DAY 9

Haridwar - Delhi departure

After breakfast you will be driven to Delhi. At appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.

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