Kuari Pass Trek | Lord Curzon's Trail

Kuari Pass Trek Via Lord Curzon's Trail

Details Of The Kuari Pass Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kuari Pass 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

Why Should You Do The Kuari Pass 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.
  • 📅 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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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. 

Kuari Pass Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Ghat ( 210 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The 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 )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Pana: 2460 meters / 8069 feet
  • Sartoli: 2900 meters / 9512 feet
  • Falchwani: 3230 meters / 10595 feet
  • Dakhwani : 3430 meters / 11251 feet
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.

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6068 feet
  • Rishikesh: 445 meters / 1460 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Rishikesh (442m ) To 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

    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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