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Kuari Pass Trek

9 Days
  • 13,615 ft
  • 35 km
  • Moderate Trek
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November, Winter - December to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass Trek, also known as the Lord Curzon Trail, is a mesmerizing trekking expedition nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. Offering breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lush meadows, and enchanting forests, this trek is a favorite among nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Historically, the Kuari Pass holds significance as it was a part of the traditional trading route between India and Tibet. It was discovered by Lord Curzon, the British Viceroy of India, who explored and popularized the region during his tenure. The trek hence bears his name.

The trail begins from Joshimath and meanders through picturesque landscapes, including charming villages, terraced fields, and pristine forests. Trekkers are treated to panoramic vistas of majestic peaks like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Kamet, and Trishul.

Apart from the natural beauty, the region is also steeped in religious significance. The trek passes by ancient temples and sacred sites, offering opportunities for spiritual exploration.

The best time to undertake the Kuari Pass Trek is from April to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant, and the views are clear. During winter, the trail is covered in snow, making it a challenging but rewarding experience for experienced trekkers.

Embark on the Kuari Pass Trek to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, relive historical discoveries, and experience a harmonious blend of nature and spirituality.

Kuari Pass Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and Trishul.
  • Walking through lush meadows adorned with colorful alpine flowers.
  • Charming villages and interactions with the local Garhwali culture.
  • Ancient temples and sacred sites along the trekking trail.
  • Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the panoramic mountain vistas.
  • Camping amidst serene landscapes and starry nights.
  • Exploring the rich biodiversity of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
  • Following in the footsteps of the historic Lord Curzon on his expedition.

Kuari Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning, take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving at Haridwar, meet our guide and who will help you transfer to Rishikesh and assist you with checking in to your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, we will drive towards the Ghat via Devprayag. The Ghat is the base of our trek. Arrival at the Ghat by evening, here we will have a night stay at a guest house

In the morning, we will board a local jeep for Sutol village, and from here trek to Ghunni village. On this day, we will camp at Ghunni school grounds. Overnight stay in the tent.

Today, we shall wake up early as the day is scheduled for a long trek towards Jhinjhi village. The trek is a mix of many up & down. Overnight stay in the tents.

After breakfast, we will set out for Pana village. Today, we will be trekking through a valley, forest, along the river, and finally, cross the bridge. We will pitch our tents at Pana village. Dinner and overnight in the tents.

Today, we will be trekking toward Dakhwani, the trek is a mix of forest, alpine meadows, water fountains, and side streams. Overnight stay in the tents.

After an early breakfast, we will trek towards Tali meadow via Kuari Pass Trail. One will be able to see the magnificent view of peaks like Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Changbang, Hathi Godhi Parvat etc from the pass. Overnight stay in tents.

The last day of our trek is going to be easy. We will trek towards Auli meadow, which is one of the beautiful ski resorts in Indian Himalaya. From there, we will drive downwards to Rudraprayag via Joshimath, Chamoli and Karnprayag. Overnight stay in hotel in Rudraprayag.

In the morning after the breakfast, we will drive to Haridwar and from here catch AC Train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Kuari Pass Trek?

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, some level of fitness and hiking experience is recommended.

What is the best time to do the Kuari Pass Trek?

The best time to do the Kuari Pass Trek is during the months of April to June and September to November.

Is Kuari Pass Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Kuari Pass Trek is suitable for beginners who have a reasonable level of fitness and are prepared for moderate-level treks.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Kuari Pass Trek?

The highest point of the Kuari Pass Trek is the Kuari Pass itself, which is located at an altitude of approximately 3,650 meters (11,975 feet).

Are permits required for the Kuari Pass Trek?

Yes, permits are required for the Kuari Pass Trek, and they can be obtained from the local forest department or trekking agencies.

Are there any age restrictions for the Kuari Pass Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to endure long trekking days.

What is the level of difficulty for the Kuari Pass Trek?

The Kuari Pass Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, with a few steep ascents and descents.

What should be included in the packing list for the Kuari Pass Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Is it safe to drink water from natural sources during the trek?

It is recommended to carry water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safe drinking water during the trek.

Are there restroom facilities along the trek?

Restroom facilities are limited along the trail, and trekkers usually use natural surroundings while practicing Leave No Trace principles.

Is it possible to rent trekking equipment in nearby towns?

Yes, trekking equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and trekking poles can be rented in nearby towns or obtained through trekking agencies.

Is mobile network connectivity available during the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited along most of the trek, with intermittent or no signal in remote areas.

Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?

Basic medical facilities are limited along the trek. It’s important to carry a first aid kit and any necessary personal medications.

Can the Kuari Pass Trek be done in winter?

Yes, the Kuari Pass Trek can be done in winter, but it requires proper winter trekking gear and experience due to heavy snowfall.

Are there any age restrictions for the Kuari Pass Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to endure long trekking days.

Are there any age restrictions for the Kuari Pass Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to endure long trekking days. Can the Kuari Pass Trek be done solo?

Can the Kuari Pass Trek be done solo?

Yes, the Kuari Pass Trek can be done solo, but it is recommended to go with

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Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,615 ft
  • 35 km
  • Moderate Trek
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November, Winter - December to March
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60