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Kuari pass trek

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Being the only trekkable mountain pass in winter, Kuari Pass trek is situated deep in the Garhwal Himalayas. Offering the magnificent views of the 2nd highest mountain peak in India- Mt Nanda Devi, Mt Dronagiri, Chaukhambha, Hathi Ghoda Peaks, Kuari Pass summit is situated at a height of 12,500 ft. It is one of the best trekking options for beginners where the trekkers get to experience the unparalleled serenity of Himalayan forests and valleys.

Kuari Pass trek starts from Joshimath- a sacred town in Chamoli district, also famed as the getaway for mountain expeditions. The trek is famous for multiple reasons. You will pass through the well placed oak trees in the forest with a not so steep climb making it an easy walk through the forest. Another reason is Gorson Bugyal- a rich himalayan alpine meadow. Once you cross the forest, Gorson Bugyal welcomes you with Mt Nanda Devi and Dronagiri on one side and green meadows on the other. Offering different terrain, weather, and views in each season, this trek is enough for someone who is starting out on the Himalayan treks.

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Kuari Pass Trek distance: 33 km
Kuari Pass trek temperature:
Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 10 degree in day, 0 to -8 degree at night
Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 18 degree in day, 0 to 5 degree at night
Summer- May to June: 18 to 20 degree in day, 3 to 8 degree at night
Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 15 degree in day, 0 to 3 degree at night
Kuari Pass trek best time: November to April
Kuari Pass trek height: 12,500 ft
Kuari Pass trek difficulty: Easy to moderate.

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Homestay

Twin sharing

Dinner

Get on the Kuari Pass journey from Rishikesh at 7 AM.
Take a shared cab from Rishikesh Laxman Chowk.
Stop for breakfast and lunch(self-sponsored) on your way.
Drive along the Ganga river for the first few hours and then along Alaknanda on the rest of your journey.
Reach Joshimath by evening and check in to the guest house/hotel.
Meet your guide and co-trekkers.
Have dinner and retire for the night.

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trek to Gulling

Trek

Tents

Twin sharing

All Meals

Get up early and have your breakfast on your first morning in the mountains.
Get briefed by your guide and start your drive to Dhak village which is the starting point of your trek.
Start your 5 km trek to your first campsite- Gulling Top
The trail is a beautiful mix of gradual ascents and deep oak forests.
Have packed lunch on your way.
Get the first view of the glorifying Nanda Devi peak.
As you move up, witness the magnificent views of Dronagiri and Hathi Parvat.
Reach the campsite in late afternoon and relax.
Explore the surrounding nearby and enjoy a golden sunset in the evening.
Have dinner and retire for the night.

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Mt. Nanda Devi and Mt. Dronagiri

Trek

Tents

Twin sharing

All Meals

Get up and enjoy your breakfast.
Start your trek towards your next campsite.
Trek on the trail taking you through oaks, rhododendrons and walnut forests..
Reach the campsite and relax.
Have dinner and retire early for the night.

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reach Kuari Pass

Trek

Tents

Twin sharing

All Meals

Get up and have your breakfast to start your ultimate adventure.
This is the day on which you will reach Kuari Pass trek height of 12,500 ft.
Pass through Gorson Bugyal- a vast alpine meadow.
Reach the summit and admire the views of Nanda Devi, Chaukhambha, Neel Kantha, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, and many more.
Get to know about all the peaks visible from your guide.
After spending some time at the summit, start your journey down to the campsite.
Have packed lunch on your way down.
Reach at the campsite by late afternoon and relax.
Have dinner and retire for the night.

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Auli Tali Lake

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Homestay

Twin sharing

All Meals

Get up in the morning and enjoy your breakfast.
Start your journey towards Auli and stop at Tali Taal on your way.
Reach Auli by afternoon and get transferred to Joshimath.
Have lunch and explore the locality.
Have dinner and retire for the night.

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Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

Have your breakfast in the morning and say goodbye to your guides.
Start your journey to Rishikesh.
Reach Rishikesh by evening as your memorable Kuari Pass trek experience comes to an end.

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Inclusions

Transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh: AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo bus/Tempo Traveler
Accommodation on double/triple sharing (Guest house, Home stay, Camps)
Meals while on trek (Veg)
Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (double/triple sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
All necessary permits and entry fees
First aid medical kits
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide and support staff.

Exclusions

Personal essentials -
Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
Insurance- Personal and travel insurances
Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bars
Entertainment- Camera or drone fees
In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you
Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers
Loading and unloading of personnel luggage
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene


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HOW TO REACH

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Rishikesh. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Rishikesh by road from Dehradun.
By Train: Rishikesh Junction Railway Station is well-connected to all the surrounding major cities. Visitors can easily find frequent trains to Rishikesh from Delhi and Dehradun.
By Road: Rishikesh is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, so visitors as per their choice and comfort can take the bus to reach Rishikesh smoothly. Rishikesh is connected to Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, and Nainital through a good network of roads.

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  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

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