Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 09 Days (3 days travel/6 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid May - Mid October
Altitude: 4150 mts
Total Trekking: 66 K.M
This trek route is popularly called the Curzon trail. It has been named so, after the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. The trek route is consisting excellent piece of scenic beauty with great Rhododendron forest. Cross the trek route, covered with meadows – the high peaks standing at distance will guide you through out the route. Extraordinary beauty of the Himalayas will show you panoramic views throughout the route. Nanda Devi peak will be visible from Auli and you will like shiny beauty in the noon sky, from there. However, more beauties are waiting for you in the next part of the route. The best part of the trek is from Khulara. The journey to Tapovan and Joshimath from there is so pleasant for your eyes that you will forget to close the eye-lids in the entire route.
The journey of the trek starts from Joshimath. You will have to ride till 6000 feet from the location to Auli. Natural beauty from the location with the peaks of Nanda Devi loving your appearance is really a striking one. From there, you will reach Gorson, the land covered with lush meadows. It will just look like a second heaven from your spot. The slopes and the perfection of them will give you a message that nature god is bet in geometry, if accuracy is concerned. From the Gorson Top, your next destination will be Tali. Ridges and Himalayan View, while trekking through the route will appear to be a painting on the canvas. Snow from all sides of trek is going to give you a perfect show of white cover.
Experience of the trek route is surely going to be a special one in your memory. Such outstanding features of topography collected altogether will not only please you, but will make you dreamy. Changes of the background of your portrait are so elaborative and prominent, that you will remain in dilemma, regarding which canvas to choose. The lush meadows will seem to have doubled the gravitational force of earth, while the coming up snow laden mountain tops are no less than them. You will feel that you are attached to them for eternal lives, otherwise how you can feel so much magnetic feel from them. Rataban, Ghori Parbat along with Hathi Parbat, from the Kuaripass, will confuse you totally. All the mountains will look similar, but you will feel amused to feel that all the mountains are pulling you with different magnetism.
April to June and September November is the ideal time to do this trek. One can also do this trek from November to March.
Summer (April to June): 19°C to 29°C
April marks the onset of summer season, and this is the best time to go for trekking.
Monsoon (July to Mid September): Avoid trekking during the monsoon season as the roads remain blocked due to rain, and there are more chances of landslides.
Autumn (Mid September - Early November) – is also a good time to go for trekking. During this time of the year, you will experience lush greenery all round.
Winter (Mid November to March): (-8) °C to 12°C
During the winter season, trekking here becomes little difficult as heavy snowfall tend to occur. If planning to trek in the winter months, don't forget to carry heavy woolen clothes and shoes. Otherwise, it will be little difficult to survive.
A part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Kuari is a mountain pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 4265 meters above sea level, the pass has always been a center of attraction for all the trekkers and is known for its unique wild grandeur. The pass is a wonderful place to relax amid the scenery and see the view of the peaks like Kedarnath (6,940 m), Chaukhamba (7,138 m), Neelkanth (6,596 m), Kamet (7,756 meters), Gauri Parbat (6,708 meters), Hathi Parbat (6,727 meters), Nanda Devi (7,816 meters), Bethartoli (6316 meters) and Dunagiri (2,400 meters)
By Air: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport, which is 260 Km from Joshimath.
By Rail: Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest rail-head, which is 270Km from Joshimath.
By Road: Joshimath is well connected with other parts of Uttarakhand.
In the morning we will board Shatabdi Express at 06.50 AM for Haridwar. It will take around 4½ hours by train to reach at Haridwar. After you reach at Haridwar you will meet our tour Guide. Haridwar is one of the prominent 7 holy cities for the Hindu devotees. People say that here the footprints of Lord Vishnu were found on the bank of the holy Ganga River, giving the holy river its sacredness. Positioned at the base of the incredible Shivalik Hills, Haridwar is the city from where the River Ganga passes through the mountains and begins its long journey of (2000 kms) across different parts of the cities India and finally concludes at the Bay of Bengal.
The route of this sacred and life giving river Ganga also called as Maa Ganga was home to one of the most prehistoric civilizations in the world. On arrival at this sacred city Haridwar you must visit the famous 'Ghats' situated besides the banks of the River Ganga where thousands of devotees arrive to offer their prayers and take a holy dip in the consecrated Ganges.
Haridwar is the doorway for the pilgrims to the Hindu place of worship at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri further up in the soaring mountains. All these are significant are destinations, every Hindu is to visit these consecrated shrines to get salvation. Kumbh Mela, one of the major events that hold's a lot of significance for the Hindus is celebrated here in Haridwar. It is the biggest parishioners of people in the globe.
From here we will move ahead to our next destination Rishikesh. It will take about 45 minutes to reach Rishikesh by road. In the evening we will visit the Ganga river bank to attend and be a part of the spectacular and moving Aarti with sounds and chanting. Rishikesh is well known for its picturesque exquisiteness and the incredible spiritual experience.
Surrounded by the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas, it is fabled that when Raibhya Rishi performed penance hard on the banks of the holy Ganga River, God Vishnu appeared by the name of "Hrishikesh" and presently famously known as Holy city "Rishikesh". We will stay overnight in the hotel.
After having an early wholesome breakfast we will drive to Joshimath and pass through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag the famous convergence of the Garhwal Himalayas. On arrival at Joshimath check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Joshimath.
After having early breakfast we will drive toward Auli. One of the finest ski resorts in the country and also famous for its ropeway connection from the Joshimath. Here meet our trekking crew and trek to Gorson Bugyal a spectacular high altitude grassland and also known for its picturesque views and unending rolling meadows and blossoming wild flowers (3 kilometers) it is a very easy and relaxing trek with altitudes varying from (2591 metres to 3049 meters) and while on the way of the trail you can see loads of fabulous Himalayan peaks. Arrangements made for dinner and an overnight stay in tents.
Today we will start the trek a little early, in order to see and capture the fabulous view at the pass. The trail from Dhakwani moves ahead and continues to ascend through the forest till the time we cross away the tree line. From this point, the trail pass through to the left of the valley that is just below the pass and continues further on with a series of ascends and descends leading towards the pass. While on the way you can take some time out for relaxing in the midst of stunning surrounds and enjoy taking photographs of the spectacular surrounds at the pass.
The trail from the pass climbs further till you reach at the top. From this point you can see incredible views of the Dronagiri peak. Afterwards, the trail descends downwards to a point with a divergence to Tali and Tapovan. If you will continue the trail to Tali, you will reach a crest with a temple with prayer flags. From this point the magnificent Nanda Devi peak comes into view. The trail further goes past pastures and then enters a forest leading toward the campsite situated at Tali. We will be staying overnight in the tents.
On this day we will begin our trek from Tali to Kuaripass base. Today we will be trekking along the ridge; the trail gradually ascends towards the ridge above Tali. Just underneath the pass, the trail passes through an extensive meadow offering fabulous views of the Himalayan Range. In the North of Joshimath is the Chaukhamba range, Narayan Parbat (5965 metres) and Neelkanth (6596m) and while the Abi Gamin (7355 metres), Kamet (7756 metres) and Mana peak (7272metres) extend towards the Tibetan border.
In the middle of the foreground, the main Himalayas in the surrounding area of the Bhiyundar valley and Hem Kund include Doonagiri (7066 metres), Rataban (6166 metres), Hathi Parbat (6727 metres), Ghori Parbat (6708 metres), and Nilgiri Parbat (6474 metres) dominates the peaks to the North side of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The Kuaripass (3840 metres) is by not a very demanding trek; here we will have lunch and then go downward for about an hour to the reach at base camp located at Khulara.
The Kuaripass trek is also mostly referred as "Curzon trail". The trek in this segment of the region is moderately challenging, but it is worth as while on the trail you get spectacular views of the towering snow covered mountains which is a treat for the eyes.
It is the last day of the trek is a relaxing and leisurely walk. Today, we will trek all the way down towards Tapovan. Afterwards from here it is just about (1 hours) drive to Joshimath. After reaching at Joshimath you can relax and unwind in the hotel.
After having wholesome breakfast we will drive to Rishikesh. We will be having Lunch on the way. Upon your arrival at Rishikesh check into the hotel and get some rest. Evening time is free to travel around and explore the marketplace, and purchase local souvenirs. We will be staying overnight at the hotel.
In the morning transfer to Haridwar train station and catch AC train for Delhi at 06:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 11:45 hrs.
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You should book Kuari Pass Tapovan Trek well in advance (at least 2 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Kuari Pass Tapovan Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.
We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.
Kuari Pass Tapovan Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 13615ft (4150m) minimum age required is 10 years.
In the month of April November the temperature during the trek can go as low as 10 Degree Celsius during the night. July and August is rainy season.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 6-8 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.
Additional hotel stay and food charges may apply in case the trip extends due to unavoidable reasons.
Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.
Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.
Good trekking shoes with ankle support are must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua is good shoes with value for money.
While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.
Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets
Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.
We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.
Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.
Register for the trek and we will send you the details about the booking procedure.
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