Lord Curzons Trek

Lord Curzons Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Lord Curzons Trek

14 Popular Peaks:
Chaukhamba I ( 7138m ), Chaukhamba II ( 7058m ), Chaukhamba III ( 6974m ), Chaukhamba IV ( 6854m ), Dunagiri ( 7066m ), Gauri Parbat ( 6708m ), Hathi Parbat ( 6727m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Mana Peak ( 7272m ), Nanda Devi ( 7816m ), Nanda Ghunti ( 6309m ), Nilkantha ( 6596m ), Trisul I ( 7120m ), Pangarchula ( 4575m )
1 High Passes:
Kuari Pass ( 3600m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Tali Lake ( 3512m )
3 Tranquil Rivers:
Dhauli Ganga, Nandakini , Birahi Ganga
3 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Jhinjhi, Ghunni, Pana
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Nanda Devi Outer Sanctuary
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Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 2
D2Ghat
Day 2
Selu Bagar
Day 3
D3Ghunni
Day 3
Chechni Vinayak Khal
Day 4
D4Jhinjhi
Day 4
Kaliagad
Day 5
D5Pana
Day 5
Sartoli
Day 5
Falchwani
Day 6
D6Dakhwani
Day 6
Kuari Pass
Day 6
Khullara
Day 7
D7Gorsons
Day 7
Auli
Day 8
D8Joshimath
Day 9
Rishikesh

Lord Curzons Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Ghat

Overnight In: Ghat (1400m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

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

Day 2From Ghat To Ghunni , Via - Selu Bagar ( 7 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 2
1400 - Ghat
Day 2
1600 - Selu Bagar
Day 2
1900 - Ghunni


7Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Ghunni (1900m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

Day 3From Ghunni To Jhinjhi , Via - Chechni Vinayak Khal ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 3
1900 - Ghunni
Day 3
2700 - Chechni Vinayak Khal
Day 3
1800 - Jhinjhi


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Jhinjhi (1800m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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. 

Day 4From Jhinjhi To Pana , Via - Kaliagad ( 8 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 4
1800 - Jhinjhi
Day 4
2260 - Kaliagad
Day 4
2460 - Pana


8Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Pana (2460m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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 !!

Day 5From Pana To Dakhwani , Via - Sartoli, Falchwani ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 5
2460 - Pana
Day 5
2900 - Sartoli
Day 5
3230 - Falchwani
Day 5
3430 - Dakhwani


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dakhwani (3430m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

Day 6From Dakhwani To Gorsons , Via - Kuari Pass, Khullara ( 12 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Day 6
3430 - Dakhwani
Day 6
3900 - Kuari Pass
Day 6
3400 - Khullara
Day 6
3200 - Gorsons


12Km, 6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Gorsons (3200m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

Day 7From Gorsons To Joshimath, Via - Auli ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 7
3200 - Gorsons
Day 7
2500 - Auli
Day 7
1850 - Joshimath


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

Day 8From Joshimath To Rishikesh ( 250 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Day 8
1850 - Joshimath
Day 8
445 - Rishikesh


250Km, 8 - 9hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Rishikesh (445m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Why Should You Do The Lord Curzons Trek

  • 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.

Lord Curzons Trek - Elaborate Description

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. 

Lord Curzons Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Ghat (1400m )
    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

    Trek

    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

    Trek

    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

    Trek

    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

    Trek

    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

    Drive

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Rishikesh (445m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (445m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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Lord Curzons Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 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 From: Ghat
  • 🚩 Ends In: 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

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