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Kuari Pass - Lord Curzon's Trail

Kuari Pass - Lord Curzon's Trail

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About The Kuari Pass - Lord Curzon's Trail

In 1905, Lord Curzon, a great adventurer and the then viceroy of British India took this trail and since then it is named after him. With magnificent views of lots of Himalayan peaks like the twin peaks of Nanda Devi ( 7817m ) and Nanda Devi East ( 7434m ), Trishul ( 7120 m), Kedarnath ( 6940m ), Chaukhamba ( 7140m ), Nilkantha ( 6597m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Gauri Parbat ( 6727m ), Hathi Parbat ( 6738m ), Bethartoli ( 6352m ), Dunagiri ( 7066m ), Mana, Nandaghunti, etc. this trek is a treat to your eyes..

Kuari, translates to 'Virgin' in Hindi. Passing through few remote villages, open meadows and some other small passes, this trek takes you to the top of the Kuari Pass which is famous for its grand view of many peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. Not just that.. the high altitude Himalayan meadows of this trek makes it a wonderful experience. The meadow of Gorsons is probably one of the best meadows in the Himalayas with its never-ending curves and humps and an all round view of the snow cladded peaks of Garhwal and Kumaon.

The Kuari Pass trek is very popular among the foreigners because of it moderate challenge, panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, remoteness and serenity. 

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Kuari Pass - Lord Curzon's Trail

Day 1From Rishikesh To Ghat

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Early morning we board our cab to begin a picturesque ride to Ghat. Witness the vivid charm of Uttrakhand today as a part of our journey. 

Checkin to your hotel after reaching

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2From Ghat To Ghunni , Via - Selu Bagar

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We start off the day with a drive of 7km to Selu Bagar - starting point for the trek. From here we hit the trail and cross couple of settlements before reaching a high platue, where we camp for the night.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 3From Ghunni To Jhinjhi , Via - Chechni Vinayak Khal

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The day is long but the super Himalayan views for which we have come here, makes our day. We have steep climbs to negotiate today to climb to the top of Chechni Vinayak Khal ( 2700m). Gorgeous views of the peaks, namely Banderpoonch, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Nandaghungti, etc open up for you. You can also get a first glimpse of Kuari pass.

Spending some good time on top of the pass helps. We then start with our descend which winds down to the opening of Sem Kharak, crossing which we reach the village of Jhinjhi, our destination for the day. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 4From Jhinjhi To Pana , Via - Kaliagad

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We start with a descend to the river Birahi Ganga, and come across a lovely the suspension bridge amidst the forest. After taking few pictures, we cross it to go to the other side of the river. From here, we climb gradually to the village of Pana. We camp after crossing the settlement of Pana. The day was beautiful, so is the campsite !!

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 5From Pana To Dakhwani , Via - Sartoli, Falchwani

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  • Pana: 2460 meters / 8118 feets
  • Sartoli: 2900 meters / 9570 feets
  • Falchwani: 3230 meters / 10659 feets
  • Dakhwani : 3430 meters / 11319 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is comparably a little difficult day and gives us the feel of a good trek. As we start the day, we descend gradually to Sartoli, a summer grazing ground. From here, we descend down to Domabhitti, cross the bridge and then start climbing the switch backs to Dhakwani.

About 3 hours of climb brings us above tree line to the beautiful campsite of Dhakwani.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 6From Dakhwani To Gorsons , Via - Kuari Pass, Khullara

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Moderately steeper climb awaits us to gift us the grand views of the mighty and coveted Himalayan peaks. Kuari pass top offers beautiful views of peaks ranging from Chaukhamba in the left belonging to the Gangotri area to Nandaghungti of Kumaun. We spend some good time here soaking in the view.

Our descend on the other side is sharp and quickly brings us to Khullara. From here we take left to reach a beautiful lake of Tali. Take some break here as this site offers the view of the magnificent Nanda Devi and Dunagiri together. You might catch their reflection on the beautiful lake amidst the forest.

A gentle climb from here takes us to one of the best meadows of the Himalayas - The Gorsons. Enjoy an all round view from this campsite throughout the day. Don't forget to capture the golden peaks, specially Nandadevi from here.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 7From Gorsons To Joshimath, Via - Auli

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Half a day with tired body was injustice to the Gorsons. So we have a half more day now to explore and enjoy the beautiful meadow. Its unending humps with a fusion of trees and rocks below,and all round views of mighty coveted peaks make it very desirous campsite. 

We leave post lunch to reach Auli and then to Joshimath by evening. That's how we bring an end of this beautiful trek.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

Day 8From Joshimath To Rishikesh

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  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6105 feets
  • Rishikesh: 445 meters / 1469 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 250 Km
  • Approximate Time: 8 - 9 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

We start early to reach Rishikesh by evening, in order to leave for Delhi by time.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 8 days / 8 nights, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 3900m
  • Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Mar - Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • Starts At: Ghat
  • Ends At: Joshimath
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Ghat
  • Mobile Network: BSNL, sparsely
  • Internet Option: No
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian,Garhwali
+ Short Travel Itinerary

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  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Ghat (1400m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 210 Kms
    Overnight In: Ghat (1400m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Ghat (1400m ) To Ghunni (1900m ), Via - Selu Bagar (1600m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Ghunni (1900m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Ghunni (1900m ) To Jhinjhi (1800m ), Via - Chechni Vinayak Khal (2700m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Jhinjhi (1800m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    From Jhinjhi (1800m ) To Pana (2460m ), Via - Kaliagad (2260m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Pana (2460m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    From Pana (2460m ) To Dakhwani (3430m ), Via - Sartoli (2900m ), Falchwani (3230m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Dakhwani (3430m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6


    From Dakhwani (3430m ) To Gorsons (3200m ), Via - Kuari Pass (3900m ), Khullara (3400m ). 6 - 7 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Gorsons (3200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    From Gorsons (3200m ) To Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Auli (2500m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8


    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Rishikesh (445m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (445m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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+ Trek Highlights
  • Grand view of Himalayan peaks - the twin peaks of Nanda Devi ( 7817m ) and Nanda Devi East ( 7434m ), Trishul ( 7120 m), Kedarnath ( 6940m ), Chaukhamba ( 7140m ), Nilkantha ( 6597m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Gauri Parbat ( 6727m ), Hathi Parbat ( 6738m ), Bethartoli ( 6352m ), Dunagiri ( 7066m ), Mana, Nandaghunti, etc.
  • The bugiyal or the meadow of Gorson is one of the best high altitude Himalayan meadow you can camp on. A neverending curves and humps of green soft grasses with an all round view of the snow cladded peaks of Garhwal and Kumaon.
  • This trail is a historic trail taken by early British explorers and adventurers including Sir Eric Shipton.
  • 5 major rivers of Uttrakhand -  Birehiganga, Dhauliganga, Kaliganga, Pindar and Nandakini
  • Kuari Pass is also known for its rare species of flowers.
+ Reviews & Testimonials

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Very Good: 31
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

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