Kuari Pass which is also known as "the doorway" was discovered by Lord Curzon and that's why people call this trek Lord Curzon's trail.
Due to the lack of snowfall in the world-famous snow sports site Auli, the Kuari Pass Trek has become an alternative and attracting many disappointed tourists. To reach Kuari Pass, located at an altitude of about 15,000 feet above sea level, one has to cover a distance of 17 km from Joshimath to Dhak. After this, the 13 km long track starts walking through Karchi and Tugasi villages.
It is considered safe for trekking due to its well-organized walkways. Walking The Himalayas with the help of local and experienced guides from Joshimath make arrangements for food and lodging in this four-day journey. From the base camp Khulara Bugyal (Velvet Meadow) near Kuari Pass, the Himalayas are visible in a 360-degree crescent shape and this makes a different pleasure of Himalaya Darshan.
What is so special about Kuari Pass Trek?
The special thing about this trek is that even those people who do not have any experience of trekking can easily do this journey. Therefore, travellers who are fond of travelling with family can also enjoy trekking to Kuari Pass.
Kuari Pass provides you with a spectacular 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks and this is what people come to see here. If you want to see high altitude peaks included in 7000 clubs then Kuari Pass Trek is best for you. Peaks you will see are Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), Nanda Devi (7817m), Kamet (7756m) and the mesmerizing Nanda Devi East (7434m). There are more famous peaks like Mana Parvat, Mukut Parbat, Changbang and Rishi Pahad, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Nanda Ghunti Parvat, Neelkanth Parvat and many more peaks.
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Day 1: Joshimath to Dhak (drive) and Trek to Gulling top (Drive 12 km & Trek 6 km / 5-6 hr)
Today early in the morning you will board a taxi that will take you to Dhak village from Joshimath. It's a 12 km drive and will take you approx 40-50 min. On the way, you will find a steep and gradual ascent of the road and you will pass through mostly amidst villages.
When you reach Dhak Village you experience the mesmerizing view of peaks like Dronagri from the west, Gori Parvat and Hathi Parvat. After having some food and rest you will start your trek towards Gulling Top campsite which will be a 5-6km trek.
You will be discovering the astounding views of the peaks, grasslands, and much more as the trek continues.
Trek: 6 km / 5-6 hrs
Stay: Overnight Stay in Camps
Altitude: 2,900 m
Day 2: Guling Top to Tali Top (3499 m) to Tali Forest Basecamp (4 hours/Trek: 4 km)
Today you will trek to a maximum altitude of 3499 m. It's a 4 km trek and it will take you approx 4 hrs to reach. You will pass through oak, rhododendron and walnut forest with a steep climb.
You will be stunned once you see the true beauty of such dark forests and nature trails.
On the way, you will see Dronagiri peak on the left and Hathi Ghoda peak. Finally, you will reach Tali Top which is located at an altitude of 11,480 ft. After enjoying at Tali Top you will start descending towards campsite which is about 1km in the forest.
Trek: 4 km / 4-5 hrs
Altitude: 3499 m
Day 3: Tali Forest to Kuari Pass and back via Khullara (4-5 hours/Trek: 14 km)
After having breakfast in the morning you will start your trek towards Kuari Pass which is around 7 km and it will take you around 5-6 hrs to reach. In the first half of your trek towards Kuari Pass, you will find a steep ascent and then in the second half, it is a gradual ascent trek.
On the way will see the alpine meadows covered with golden grass. In the winters it is completely covered with snow and in the summers it is covered with lush green grass.
You will continue your journey towards the Khullar Top. On the way, you will pass through the broken bridge with a frozen river stream. After crossing the broken bridge you will constinu your trel towards the Kuari pass. Walking The Himalayas advises you to carry enough water with you since there is no water source on the way.
Trek: 14 km
Altitude: 3815 ft
Day 4: Tali Forest Camp to Joshimath via Gurson Bugyal above Auli (11150 ft) and Auli (9680 ft) (7-8 hours/ 16 km)
The trek for the day begins at Tali forest camp concluding at Joshimath while making its way through Gurson Bugyala and Auli The trek involves a continuous descend from 111480 ft to 6724ft.
Today you will cover a distance of 21km and the time taken will be around 7 hours. In this, you will cover 12 km by trekking and the remaining 13 km by drive.
Trek: 12 km
Altitude: 9860 ft
Kuari Pass 4 Nights Package
Cost Per Person
₹ 11999 (2 - 4 Persons)
₹ 9999 (5+ Persons)
₹ 8999 (7+ Persons)
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 - Thu, 18 Nov 2021 (full)
Friday, 19 Nov 2021- Thu, 24 Nov 2021 (open)
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 - Sat, 27 Nov 2021open
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - Thu, 02 Dec 2021
Toilet paper & wipes
Fleece jackets and thermals
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Mosquito & insect repellent
Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - Thu, 09 Dec 2021 (open)
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - Thu, 16 Dec 2021 (open)
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - Thu, 23 Dec 2021open
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 - Thu, 30 Dec 2021open
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - Fri, 31 Dec 2021
Included in the package
Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas.
All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.
All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.
We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).
Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.
All forest permits and camping charges.
Not included in the package
Transport to and from Joshimath – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. We will arrange shared taxis for trekkers to pick you up from Rishikesh and drop you back. This will cost approx. Rs. 6500 per 5-6 seater vehicle one way. You will have to share this cost with the other trekkers
Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Loharkhet and back.
Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Dhak Village (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses.
If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price.
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The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.
If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.
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If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.
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The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.
Trek cancellation due to weather:
In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.
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This is non-transferable.