About The Listing
Type of Trip : Trekking
Level : Medium
Location : Uttarakhand
Duration : 9 Days 8 Nights
Trip Start : Delhi
Trip End : Delhi
The alpine meadow of Kuari Pass has been attracting backpackers from around the globe for decades. Being in close proximity to Nanda Devi biosphere, Kuari Pass is at the center of the most remarkable regions of Garhwal known for its unique wild grandeur. The highlight of this trek is the majestic view of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi , Kamet , Dronagiri and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat. It is also called the Lord Curzon Trail, as the famous former Viceroy of India also travelled this route.
Day 01: Overnight Train from New Delhi to Haridwar.
Your day one starts as you board the overnight train from New Delhi to reach Haridwar next morning.
Day 02: Drive Haridwar to Chefna (1,330m).
Its day two as you arrive early morning and board the vehicles at the station setting off on a long drive to Chefna beyond Ghat. You drive along the Ganga till Devprayag and then on along the Alaknanda (its tributary) and pass the holy confluences of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and Nandprayag. At Nandprayag, you leave the Alaknanda and follow the Nandakini River to your first campsite at Chefna on the banks of the River.
Day 03: Trek to Ghunni (2,550m).
You start by crossing the bridge on the Nandakini River immediately after leaving your campsite. It is a long but gently undulating climb up to the large village of Ghunni. Your camp is just next to the village school right at the top. It’s a camping night so just relax and get ready for day four.
Day 04: Trek to Sem Kherak (2,400m).
As you leave Ghunni the climb is steep, but soon it levels out and you bound your way through grassy meadows and later through dense oak and pine forests till you reach Ramni pass. From the pass you get your first view of Kuari Pass. It’s a long but gradual descent to Sem Kherak, your next campsite.
Day 05: Trek to Pana (2,450m).
It’s a long day today as you begin your walk with a long descent through dense forests to the village of Jhenjipani. From here you continue descending for another hour till you reach the suspension bridge on the Birahiganga River. After two hours of climbing, the trail levels out. Another hour or so, you reach Pana and take the trail that leads you to your campsite above the village. After a long day your camps are waiting to pamper you.
Day 06: Trek to Dhakwani (3,341m).
You first climb the ridge immediately above your campsite through dense forests. Thereafter the trail levels out for about an hour before it descends steeply to a big waterfall. The trail then goes steep uphill again for an hour and half before leveling out as you reach another gushing stream. You go on to make the final hour and half’s ascent of the day to reach Upper Dhakwani. Overnight is planned at the camp.
Day 07: Trek to Tali (3310m).
Good morning! Its day seven, today you make a very early start take advantage of good weather conditions so that you have clear skies when you reach the Kuari Pass. This is the highlight of the trip with breathtaking views of the Greater Himalaya in a 270 degrees arc. It is only a 2-3 hours pleasant walk through alpine meadows as you descend to your campsite in the forest at Tali (3310m). It’s about time to untie your boots as day seven ends.
Day 08: Trek to Auli (3,000m) and drive to Pipalkoti.
You start the day climbing up for a while with views of the majestic Nanda Devi and surrounding peaks on your right. Once you have passed upper Tali and you take the small trail just along the Cliffside and later turn left to enter the Gorson meadows. You descend gradually through the meadows and then through forests to reach the road head at the GMVN cottages. Your vehicles will be waiting for you at Auli to drive you to your hotel at Pipalkoti.
Day 09: Drive to Haridwar and board train to Delhi.
With day nine your trip comes to an end as you start early to reach Haridwar in time to catch Shatabdi to Delhi. Trip Ends!
- To and fro transport from New Delhi to Haridwar by train.
- All transport in a non ac car.
- 01 night accommodation at Pipalkoti hotel.
- Accommodation in tents.
- All meals on the trip.
- All permits & camping fee.
- Full board camping arrangements.
- Trip Leader & local guides.
- Porterage of luggage & camping gear.
- Items of personal clothing.
- Beverages and bottled water.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances.
Terms & Conditions
- Cancellation 45 days prior to departure 95% return.
- Cancellation 45 to 30 days prior to departure 50% return.
- Cancellation 30 days prior to departure NO return.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
1. How long do we walk each day?
Average walking distance is 7- 9 km each day and trekkers complete it in 5-7 hrs. As trek is easy so walking will not be a problem.
2. Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes are the most important part of trekking, so high ankle with good grips could be a decent choice.
3. I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?
Yes definitely, Security of girls is the foremost important for us. There is always friendly environment on trek. All guides and support crew are carefully chosen for trips.
4. How fit do I have to be?
The Kuari Pass Trek is considered to be a moderate trekking route. It has some long days and steep inclines. You do not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. It is not required that you have any technical experience, you should be in good physical condition and are able to walk for four to six hours per day over hilly terrain with a light bag pack.
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