Kuari Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. First explored by Lord Curzon in the British ruled India, It is an ideal trek ...for beginners. Trek is located in the Garhwal Himalayas at 4,264 meters altitude. Kuari Pass is also popular among the trekkers due to its beautiful mountain views of mighty Himalayan peaks surrounding the region.
Kuari Pass Trek Tour Itinerary From Rishikesh
Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath by road (250 Kms / 7 Hours) (Altitude 2100 meters)
Today meet our staff and vehicle at Rishikesh (08 AM). We will start our journey from here to Karnprayag. Most of the drive is along the holy rivers like Ganga, Alaknanda & Mandakini. Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Devprayag is where river is officially called Ganga together. Check in to the hotel. Dinner and stay at hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to Dhak by road (12 Kms / 30 Minutes) Dhak to Guling (6 kms trek / 4-5 Hours) (Altitude 2800 meters)
Today we will start early after breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel. We will drive toward Dhak village. Dhak village is 12 km from Joshimath and starting point of the trek. We will start our trek from here. During the ascent you will pass through Oak, Rhododendrons and Deodar forest. Local shepherd’s huts are also visible sometime. You will also see Dhauli Ganga River before Tugasi village. After Tugasi village trek is little easy. Our today’s campsite is Guling which provides views of Chaukhamba Mountains. Our tents will be pitched here for you. Dinner and stay at tents.
Day 3: Guling to Khullara (5 km trek / 3-4 Hours) (Altitude 3250 meters)
Great views will be waiting for you today in the morning. After breakfast at camp we will start our trek. Today’s trek is gradually ascending. During the trek you will pass through forest for a while. After the forest you will see good amount of streams. Our today’s campsite is Tail. It provides great mountain views of Dronagiri and Hathi Ghoda Peaks. Dinner and stay at tents.
Day 4: Khullara to Kuari Pass (3820 meters) and return (13 km trek total / 8-9 Hours)
Today we will start early to reach Kuari Pass and Kuari Top. Initially it’s steep climb. After reaching the top you will enjoy magnificent mountain views of Himalayan ranges. Nanda Devi and Mt Trishul is visible from here. Later return to Khullara. Dinner and stay at tents.
Day 5: Khullara campsite to Auli (09 km trek / 8-9 Hours) Auli to Joshimath Drive (13 Km) (Altitude 1,875 meters/ 6,151 feet)
Today trek will be easy. We will start after breakfast from here. On the way you can see Taali lake which is generally frozen in winter season. Nanda Devi views are also very clear today from here. Further trek will lead us to Gorson Bugyal (Alpine meadows) and later Auli. Auli is famous ski destination of Uttarakhand. Drive to Joshimath from here. Dinner and stay in hotel.
Day 6: Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 Km drive / 6-7 hrs)
After the trek today morning will feel good. After breakfast we check out from hotel. Drive to Rishikesh is gradual descent. Later drop at Rishikesh.
Kuari Pass Trek Basic Information
Total Days: 05 Nights 06 Days
Total Trekking during the Tour: 37 Km trekking by foot.
Best Time: All year (Snowfall is between Dec to March)
Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)
Winter Temperature: Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)
Trek Level: Moderate
Group Size: 12 to 15 (Not more than 15 Trekkers for best care)