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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass Trek

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About The Kuari Pass Trek
Kuari Pass Trek
The Kuari Pass TrekHave you ever wondered how would it feel to be surrounded by a 280 degree panorama of the snowy peaks of Uttrakhand ? While you camp on the lush green, infinitely unfolding meadow of the Gorsons, which can turn white anytime of the year, and as you move your head around, your eyes are gifted with grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri... amazing isn't it ?

Yes, this kind of dreamland exists, as is very easy to be there as well !! All you have to do is to come out of your real dream, pack your bag and head down to Joshimath. Within a day you will be on that very wonderland, from where you would never want to return again !!

Kuari Pass Trek
Nanda Devi Seen Towards Gorsons Bugyal On Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass trek in Uttrakhand does give you the luxary to witness the beauty of Himalayan meadows, its forests, lakes, animals, people with its beautiful snow cladded peaks in the background. Its a unique trek and is definitely a photographer's dream destination.

Trek with us to the Kuari Pass and experience heaven.. we understand your requirements well !!

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Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Kuari Pass Trek

Day 1From Rishikesh To Joshimath, Via - Karn Prayag, Chamoli

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is a long one, but definitely not a boring one. As you swirl up, you come across the Prayags ( confluence of rivers) of Uttrakhand, coming down from the Himalayan Glaciers on the higher reaches of the Himalayan state. These rivers unite to form the mighty Ganga which flows down Haridwar to rest for India. Ganga is known as the lifeline of India, and Uttrakhand - The Dev Bhoomi ( God's Land)

The streets are colorful too !! 

Travelling in mountain roads for 280 KMS can be really tiring. So take a good sleep in your hotel tonight. 

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

Day 2From Joshimath To Gorson's Bugiyal , Via - Auli

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Today after breakfast, we have a small briefing on the trek and most importantly the team introduction. After we wrap up formalities quickly, we get ready for the trek. Our loads are packed and there we are, ready to hit the trail.

We start the day with a picturesque drive to Auli, a winter ski destination. It takes around 30 - 40 minutes for us to reach Auli from where our trek begins.

Our trek trail is an easy walk for today. We initially trek easy through the oak forest and reach an interesting temple on the way - The Padiyar temple. After offering prayers, we start again and hit the meadows. Gentle walk on it with occasional humps bring us to our destination for the day. If the weather is clear, the campsite already starts to play its magic on you.

Spend the rest of the day exploring the place, as 2 days are very less to explore the Gorsons. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • day2 photo - before gorsons
  • day2 photo - meadow of gorsons
  • day2 photo - the panorama from gorsons bugyal
  • day2 photo - alluring magic of mother nature
  • day2 photo - from gorsons bugyal on kuari pass trek

Day 3From Gorson's Bugiyal To Tali Top

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Get mesmerized by the view it has to offer, gaze and click the peaks, climb up the humps of the Bugyal, get into the woods, lie down under a tree...  do whatever you want. Surrounding you is a grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri...

We move our camp to Tali top for tonight

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • day3 photo - the shepherd kingdom
  • day3 photo - nanda devi from gorsons bugyal
  • day3 photo - small water body in a hidden corner
  • day3 photo - snow changes the face
  • day3 photo - their world

Day 4From Tali Top To Khullara, Via - Tali Lake

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Keep your cameras ready !! Its a beautiful trek today. Walk slow, as the views keep changing and attracting you. Through the winding and humps of the meadow, we gradually start to climb up to a well laid trek trail. After climbing up to a cliff, the trail descends down sharply to a deep forest. 

Little further and there we are, a beautiful lake reflecting the grand peak of Dunagiri.. This is the Tali Lake. Spend some good time here to grasp the beauty. You may chose to munch some food.

A trek through the woods and meadow for another hour brings you to Khullara, a flat meadow offering grand views of Dunagiri, Nandaghunti, Hathi Ghodi, Rishikot, etc.

After lunch, we take a short hike to Pangarchula base camp. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • day4 photo - dunagiri seen from near tali lake
  • day4 photo - tali lake enroute khullara
  • day4 photo - in around khulara
  • day4 photo - campsite of khullara

Day 5From Khullara To Khullara, Via - Kuari Pass

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Today we begin our day with good time in hand to stand out weather disturbances. We climb up to Kuari Pass top which takes around 3 hours to reach. Once on top, we spend some good amount of time there viewing the peaks of Garhwal and Kumaon.

We hike down lazily to reach Khullara and ease out for the day.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • day5 photo - temple of stones enroute kuari pass
  • day5 photo - towards kuari pass

Day 6From Khullara To Joshimath, Via - Dano Kharak, Dhak

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  • Khullara: 3400 meters / 11220 feets
  • Dano Kharak: 2417 meters / 7977 feets
  • Dhak: 2057 meters / 6789 feets
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6105 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

Starting early, we start to trek down the meadow and then through forest to the village of Dano Kharak. After spending some time there, we trek further down to Dhak village, from where we will board our cab to Joshimath.

A beautiful trek comes to an end, but it will always remain in your heart and memories.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals
  • day6 photo - descending down from khullara after kuari pass trek
  • day6 photo - a kid from dhak

Day 7From Joshimath To Rishikesh

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  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6105 feets
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1822 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 250 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 - 8 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
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We drive back to Rishikesh today bringing an end to a lovely trek

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: 7 days/ 7 nights, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 3900m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May June, Sep Oct Nov, Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Joshimath
  • 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 Joshimath
  • Mobile Network: BSNL
  • Internet Option:
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu:
+ Short Travel Itinerary

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

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Karn Prayag (1450m ), Chamoli (1400m ). 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Gorson's Bugiyal (3365m ), Via - Auli (2600m ) . 3 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Gorson's Bugiyal (3365m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Gorson's Bugiyal (3365m ) To Tali Top (3742m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Tali Top (3742m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Tali Top (3774m ) To Khullara (3400m ), Via - Tali Lake (3500m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Khullara (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek, Explore

    From Khullara (3400m ) To Khullara (3400m ), Via - Kuari Pass (3900m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Khullara (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek, Drive

    From Khullara (3400m ) To Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Dano Kharak (2417m ), Dhak (2057m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Drive

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Rishikesh (552m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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+ Trek Highlights
  • The lush green, infinitely unfolding meadow of the Gorsons, which can turn white anytime of the year, and as you move your head around, your eyes are gifted with grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri
  • Beware of Langurs and vultures... ¬†they love the trek too !!
  • Kuari pass, an ancient trading route.
  • Tali lake, and the reflection of Dunagiri on it is just a frame your eyes can never forget.
  • Deep forest, its trees and animals
+ Reviews & Testimonials

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Excellent: 344
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.

 

SPECIAL CANCELLATION TERMS DURING COVID19:  
(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.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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