Kuari Pass Trek
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Kuari Pass Trek also known as Lord Curzon Trek. You get to do a 4700 Meters summit peak in this trek called Pangarchulla Peak. The climb to summit peak is meant for fit trekkers but is doable for first timers as well.
The trek is not only spectacular but very different from anything else in Garhwal mountain region. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise - sunsets one simply can't miss, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make Kuari Pass trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their 'way of life'.
Highlight of the trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more.
The Kuari pass trek is a moderate plus trek
Day 1 : Arrive in Haridwar (280 kms/ 10-11 hours)
Take a bus/ train from Delhi to reach morning by 6am. We start from Haridwar by 7am. Today will tak approx 11 hours to reach Joshimath. We check into the rooms for the night.
Day 2 : Drive to Dhak (11kms/ 45 mins ), Trek to Guling (4.7kms/ 6 hours)
Next morning we drive for 45 mins to reach Dhak. From here we trek to Guling. Today's trek is a steep ascend. Right from the start we have steep patches that get gradual after a couple of hours of the trek. At reaching Tugasi we rest for 10 mins before we continue the climb. We ascend nearly 3,200 feet for tne next campsite, Guling. Guling is at an altitude of 9850 feet. We get to see Dronagiri, Hathi parbat and Ghoda parbat today.
Day 3 : Guling to Khullara (3kms/ 4 hours)
Today is a gradual ascend to our next campsite Khullara. We trek through the thick dense Oak forest crossing 2 clearings. The next clearing is our camp for the day Khullara. From here Dronagiri is on our complete left and we can see the Hathi and dhoda parbat's right behind us. Today's trek is comparatively less tiring.
Day 4 : Khullara to Kuari pass to Chitrakantha/ Tali top (11kms/ 9 hours)
Today we attempt the kuari Pass. We climb a steep patch for about 3 hours followed by a gradual descend to reach Kuair Pass. Kuari Pass is at an altitude of 12,520 feet. From here retrace our steps for about 1 km and descend to Chitrakanta/ Talli top. Talli top is another clearing in the middle of the forest.
Day 5 : Chitrakanta/ tali (Trek, 4kms/ 5 hours) to Auli to Joshimath (Drive, 11kms/ 40 mins)
Today's trek involves gentle and steep ascends for about 1 hour. Post the steep ascend we climb for another hour followed by a gentle descend for 3 hours. We cross Padhiyaar temple on our way back down. The views of Nanda Devi are spectacular from here. We get down to the famous rope-way of Auli. In the winters, a lot of people visit this slope to try skiing. A thousand feet of descent takes us to the GMVN Auli. From here we drive back to Joshimath.
Day 6 : Joshimath to Haridwar (280 kms/ 9-10 hours)
We start the drive from Joshimath by 8am max. This route generally takes 9 to 10 hours however traffic and landslides are very common on this route. Hence the sooner we start, the better it is.
2 guide for the group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
This ensures high safety standard which is the priority the for us.
All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in (dome tents) camps/Hotels. On twin/triple sharing basis.
Clean sleeping bags
Toilet Tents (2) with portable toilet arrangements
All meals from the beginning of the trek. Highly nutritious vegetarian meals.
Forest, camping, trekking charges and licenses
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
We believe in absolute comfort wherever possible. Our transport fleet includes good quality Innova, Bolero, Xylo and Scorpio.
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of M/S Wanderers. payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway
Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips
(45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15 Days: No refund
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