Kuari Pass Winter Trek

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  • 6 Days  5 Nights 
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One of the most stunning treks in Uttarakhand is the Kuari Pass trek, which is situated in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas. Its ease makes it a godsend for anyone who isn't up for a strenuous hike but yet wants to enjoy the wonderful sense of meandering through the pathways of largely untouched nature. Because Lord Curzon just so happened to find this trip route, the trek is recognized as Lord Curzon's Trails. The trek's highest point is 12,763 feet above sea level. The trek is made even more alluring and engaging by the local flora and animals. 

The journey begins at Joshimath, which is located in the Himalayan region of Chamoli. In the Gharwal area of the Himalayas, Joshimath has gradually gained popularity as a gathering place for pilgrims and hikers. The Pancha-Prayag, or Devprayag, Karnaprayag, and Rudraprayag are among the region's many permanent rivers, which are in addition to the area's powerful mountain ranges. The Himalayan peaks, which unquestionably make up the trek's heart, can be seen in all directions from various points along the route. The little rural towns you will pass through on your trip uphill are a cultural gem that this trail also contains. Your understanding of mountain folks' culture and way of life will be enhanced.  

The trek passes through pristine, snow-covered oak, rhododendron, and deodar forests. Watch for the Mounts Kamet, Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Nanda Devi Dawn vistas while on this trek. There have also been reports of leopard paw tracks and Himalayan black bears on the ascent. Nearly the whole length of the path has a deep forest cover with a mixture of oak, rhododendron, and various coniferous trees. peeks of pink and white cherry blossoms may be seen in March. The path is nothing less than a trekker's heaven with its mix of flat and mountainous terrain that is mostly covered in snow. Come join us on a trek to Kuari Pass!


Altitude: 12520 Ft.

Base Camp: Joshimath

Duration: 6 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy To Moderate

Trek Length: 28 Km



Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath 

Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to Tugasi; followed by Trek to Guling

Day 3: Trek from Guling to Khullara 

Day 4: Trek to Kuari Pass and descend to Khullara 

Day 5: Trek from Khullara to Tugasi and Drive to Joshimath 

Day 6: Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh 



Private Vehicle

Car or Sumo or Tempo Traveller


Twin sharing rooms for both men and women

Lunch, Dinner

Distance: 255 Km

Time: 10 Hours

Between 5:30 and 6:00 AM, the group shall gather at the pickup location. As soon as we get to Joshimath, we'll check into the homestays. The remaining hours of the day are free. In the evening, there will be dinner served, and then you'll stay the night.


Drive and trek

Private Vehicle

Car or Sumo or Tempo Traveller


All Meals

Drive from Joshimath-


Distance: 14 Km

Time: 1 Hour

Leave towards Tugasi Village after breakfast. We shall begin our trekking expedition once we get to Tugasi. Dirt paths will take you through the Himalayan Towns that line this track in place of the roadways. 


Trek to Guling

Distance: 4 Km

Time: 5 Hours

As you get closer to Guling, the view gradually gives place to the lush canopy. We'll have lunch when we get to Guling. We'll have some activities and games for the evening, before dinner and an overnight camp stay.



Travel Not Applicable


All Meals

Distance: 6 Km

Time: 7 Hours

From Guling, begin your trek to Khullara and have lunch on the way. We will settle into our camping at Khullara base later in the evening.  You will be able to see the enchanted starry skies above as dawn begins to break. After dinner, spend the night in Khullara base camp.



Travel Not Applicable


All Meals

Distance: 6 Km

Time: 7 Hours

Our ascent to Kuari Pass will now commence. Watch the sunrise over the vast Himalayan mountains, giving you a view of the Nanda Devi Peaks, Nilkantha Peaks, Chaukhamba Massif, and many more. We will descend toward the Khullara basecamp after taking quality time at the peak admiring the beautiful mountains' breathtaking splendour. At Khullara, there will be dinner and an overnight tent stay.


Trekking and Drive

Private Vehicle


Twin sharing rooms for both men and women

All Meals

Trek from Khullara to Tugasi

Distance: 12 Km

Time: 6 Hours


Starting from Khullara, we will hike to Tugasi Village. We shall have our lunch on the way. 


Drive to Joshimath

Distance: 14 Km

Time: 1 Hour

We'll begin the journey to Joshimath once we get to Tugasi. Arrive at the homestay we have arranged for in Joshimath, where we will eat dinner and rest the night.



Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


Distance: 255 Km

Time: 10 Hours

After breakfast, we will depart from our lodge. From Joshimath, we'll go by car to Rishikesh. You may take in the beautiful scenery at certain Prayags, including Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Karn Prayag. The group will disperse and go their separate ways after arriving in Rishikesh, parting with happy memories.


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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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  • Accommodation: One night in a hotel or homestay with three or four other people. Three nights in a tent with 3 persons sharing it.
  • Transportation: Sumo, Bolero, or Tempo Traveler will take you from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun (Depending on the number of travelers).
  • Meals: All meals are included, from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 5. Every day of the trek, we serve simple, healthy vegetarian food.
  • Snacks: Tea or coffee in the morning and evening, along with small snacks and soup, while on the trek.
  • Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, a dining tent, and a tent with a toilet.
  • Trek leader and support staff who are trained and have a lot of experience.
  • Permissions: All fees and permissions.
  • Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and a Rope, if needed, are needed for trekking.
  • Basic first aid kit with an oxygen metre and a cylinder of oxygen.
  • Guide ratio: 1:10


  • Any personal expenditures.
  • Meals while travelling.
  • any kind of insurance.
  • The unpredictable delay brought on by a landslide.
  • Cost escalation as a result of "Force Majeure and Evacuation fees".
  • anything not specifically mentioned in the aforementioned programme.
  • *Ahead of the trek, you can apply for travel insurance.


Backpack (Minimum 55 Ltrs with rain cover): Choose a high-quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that do not cause shoulder pain. For a quality trekking backpack, you can visit the nearest Decathlon location.

Daypack (20 - 30 Ltrs): When ascending to the summit, you are required to carry only a few essential items; therefore, you will need a daypack since you will leave your larger pack at the campsite.

Floaters or sandals: Although the entire trek requires sturdy footwear, your feet must be able to breathe to prevent chafing and blisters. A good pair of sandals and floaters will allow you to move freely in the camp.

Good trekking footwear is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has excellent traction. Instead of being bulky, they should be lightweight and durable.

3 Pairs of Quick-Dry T-Shirts: You must carry at least three pairs of quick-dry t-shirts so that you can launder them between stops for the sake of hygiene.

Quicky DryTrek Pant: A high-quality pair of polyester track pants will allow your skin to breathe. They are lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable for walking. You can avoid chafing and rashes by purchasing a quality pair of track pants.

3 Pairs of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely lightweight and comfortable to move around in, so you can always rely on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, remember to replace them frequently and avoid wearing them when they are wet.

1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A quality pair of woollen socks, preferably merino, is comfortable, inhibits odours, and provides sufficient insulation from the cold so that they can be worn at night.

1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that protects both your body and your belongings from the rain.

Padded/Heavy Jacket: It is emphasized that you must bring appropriate layers to avoid getting cold; therefore, you must bring a heavy jacket that can be worn over your other clothing.

Thermal is a type of clothing that aids in keeping the body warm during cold weather. A high-altitude trek necessitates the use of this essential item.

A towel that dries quickly will aid in maintaining proper hygiene. The wet fabric increases the likelihood of bacterial growth; therefore, it must dry quickly.

Windbreaker Jacket: As you ascend to a high altitude, you are subjected to chilly winds, which a windbreaker jacket is designed to repel. They are made of lightweight synthetic fibres.

Woolen Cap: When ascending to a high altitude, a woollen cap will help prevent the onset of frostbite. When travelling at high altitudes, you can also cover your ears to prevent any pain and discomfort you may experience in them.

Insulated gloves help maintain proper body temperature in the hands and provide a better grip on trekking poles.

Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is ideal for preventing sunburns and keeping your head cool on sunny days.

1 Scarf or Balaclava: In addition to sun rays and chilly winds, you are also exposed to dirt and grime during treks; therefore, it is essential to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when necessary.

Lip balm: Due to the harsh cold winds, your lips may become chapped, so it is important to keep them moisturized.

Cold Cream & Sunscreen (SPF 40+): To prevent sunburns and chafing, you must apply both cold cream and sunscreen.

Antibacterial powder: To prevent rashes caused by a bacterial infestation in your armpits and elsewhere on your body, Use antibacterial powder.

 Water Bottle: The importance of hydration during hiking cannot be overstated. It is essential to carry a water bottle that can be refilled with Himalayan water.

Torchlight and Headlight: A flashlight or even a headlamp with fresh batteries should always be brought along.

A ziplock bag containing all of your toiletries, including napkins, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, and paper soap, should be carried.

Personal Basic Medical Kit: A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable on a hike, so it is necessary to carry a medical kit containing bandages, Dettol, etc.

Dark Sunglasses / Spectacle Wearers (Instead of Contact Lenses, Use Photochromic Glasses): Photochromatic glasses are designed to transform into anti-glare tints in response to sunlight exposure. They are effective eye protection, but clip-on glasses, etc., are also available.

The trekking pole provides assistance in multiple ways. It conserves energy while providing stability and aiding in maintaining balance.

Extra Polythene: If your clothes become wet or do not dry, you can transport them in polythene. However, ensure that all plastics you bring into the woods are taken out with you. Do not litter in mountainous areas.

Camera: This should go without saying. To ensure that you capture all the memorable moments of your hike. Make sure you have sufficient storage space and extra batteries.

Policy and Terms

Here's the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks/Backpacking Trips/Road Trips

  • If you cancel before 30 days - 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 20 -30 days - 75% % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 15-19 days - 50%  will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days - 25 % amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date - No amount would be refunded.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Terms and Conditions

The purchase of any travel services offered by PLAN THE UNPLANNED (hereinafter referred as ‘PTU’) constitutes a contractual arrangement between PTU (‘First Party’) and Client (hereinafter referred as ‘You’) (‘Second Party’). Booking of services with PTU represents your unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions set out herein. These terms and conditions shall be binding on you and all the travel companions booked by you.

Trekking and other outdoor activities provided by the PTU depend on various factors and have inherent risks associated with life. PTU does its best to reduce all types of risks, discomfort, and hazard to the best of its ability (within financial constraints), yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps, and deficiency in service.

Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these terms prior to confirming your booking.



Pictures used on the website and collateral are meant for marketing purposes. These do not imply the inclusion of the pictorial content to be a part of your vacation or any guarantee that you will experience, encounter or view whatever is depicted through the pictures.

Fitness Responsibility

PTU offers trip(s) and trek(s) that require varying levels of fitness. The level of difficulty can be based on the extent of physical stress, the terrain, weather, and/or climate. The degree of difficulty for some trips can be physically demanding. To enable you to choose appropriately and prepare accordingly, carefully review the level of difficulty of each trip before booking the same.

PTU doesn’t have any medical expert(s) and it is your responsibility to obtain medical advice, latest health requirements including inoculations and vaccines before you join a trip. PTU takes no responsibility for your inability to cope with the level of difficulty on a trip. While there is no age limitation on any PTU trips, any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical, or any other medical condition that may affect your fitness to complete the trek must be revealed at the time of booking the trip to PTU. You also undertake that you and Your travel companions, for whom You have signed up, do not suffer from any condition or disability that could create a hazard to Your own wellbeing or to others on a trip.

Program Dates

You are solely responsible for verifying the correct dates mentioned on the travel documents.


PTU reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip or part of the trip under circumstances, including but not limiting to Acts of God, road blockage, political unrest, sickness, accidents, events beyond PTU’s control etc. Any extra cost arising from such circumstances shall be borne by you on the spot. Wherever possible, PTU shall intimate you of such changes in advance or while on the trip.

Luggage Responsibility

Baggage and personal effects are at your risk throughout the trip. You are solely responsible for your personal belongings while on the trip. PTU is not responsible for the loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveler’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.

On-trip Behaviour

You are required to behave in a manner that is acceptable and conducive to group travel. PTU reserves the right to terminate your trip (if you are found to be causing distress/annoyance to co-travelers, endanger/damage property of any supplier or of other traveling companions), without assigning any reason whatsoever. No refund for unused services is possible in such cases.

You also agree to abide by the authority of the group leader designated by PTU. The decision of the tour leader is binding on all participants on matters that affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. Behavior that causes danger, distress, or annoyance to others, or interferes with the mobility of the group can result in the group leader terminating your participation from the trip, with no right to refund for missed or unused services.

Protect The Environment

The entire trip/ trek would be through natural trails and we would spend most of the time in eerie forests, serene valleys, soothing hillsides, or at golden beaches. You should know that it’s your duty to protect the environment and not create nuisances on the way by throwing your plastic materials and other wastes like packets of chips or wrappers of chocolates. PTU shall not consider any such behavior towards nature. We expect you to be responsible and aware adults.

No Smoking Or Alcohol Consumption

PTU doesn’t support smoking or any sort of alcohol consumption during the journey and as a team, we earnestly request you to not indulge in those practices while you are with us. Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also equally bad for nature. We should ensure that there’s sustainable natural conservation and our acts, in no way, hampers that. Also, alcohol consumption might ruin your experience as well as cause discomfort to your fellow mates. No action of smoking or drinking shall be tolerated by PTU during the trip/trek.


PTU makes every effort to ensure the comfort of our guests, but PTU requests you to understand that the amenities around the trekking region may not be the same as the ones you are accustomed to, at home. Weather is another factor that will have a direct impact on your journey. Hence, you are requested to have patience, enthusiasm and be prepared for compromising, before you choose to undertake this journey.


You accept that the very nature of active, adventure travel requires a degree of personal risk. You are likely to visit places where political, cultural, and geographical attributes might pose certain risks, dangers, and physical challenges. By booking a tour with PTU, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks, dangers, and challenges that might arise and that you are aware of the risks involved. You hereby assume all such risk and release PTU from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect as well as your local embassy contacts in each destination.

Emergency Situations

In the event you fall ill or suffer an accident during the trip, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, repatriation expenses, evacuation from road or mountain, any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.

Photography Rights

PTU reserves the right to take photographs of you during the trip and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a trip with us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable license for using your images in photographs and videos that may be used for promotional material, website, social media, collateral, and any other marketing and publicity materials.

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