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Experience Type : Trekking
Duration: 6 Days
Grade: Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude: 12,763 Ft.
Trekking Km: 33 Kms.
Best Time to Trek: December to march
Batch Size: 18-22 trekkers including Male and female.
Age : 11+
Pick Up: Haridwar railway station between 5:30 to 6:30 AM
Drop Point: Haridwar railway station by 5:00 PM
Mode of Transport : Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return by Tata Sumo,.
About the Experience:
several things that Lord Curzon did in India, the hands-down winner is
exploration and popularising of a marquee trek route starting from Joshimath to Kuari Pass in the Garhwal
Himalayas. At an altitude of 4264 meters, Kuari Top is like an amphitheatre
where some of the stalwart peaks of Himalayas take stage. The 7000 meters club
includes the Kamet (7756m),Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), and the great
divine peak of Nanda Devi (7817m) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7434m). More
peaks make an equally imposing appearance – Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat,
Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana, Rishi Pahad, and Changbang, to name a
few. The Kuari Pass trek gives
you a chance to view this impressive skyline of these mighty mountains from
The trek begins
from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into
the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. Confluences of
several rivers - the Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, Birehiganga & Dhauli
Ganga give make up the Pancha-Prayag – namely, Devprayag, Karnaprayag,
Devprayag and Rudraprayag. The trek then proceeds through small remote
Himalayan villages. Walking along the Curzon trail through these villages is a
great way to get acquainted with the life of the mountain folks. The trees are
ablaze in the yellow-orange colors of autumn, striking a deep contrast to the
blue-brown mountains and the snow caps. On this trek one walks through gorgeous
jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to
some wildlife. Pug marks of leopards or Himalayan black bears can be sighted in
the forests. Rhododendron trees, which bear flowers of a fiery red color, are
also found in abundance in these mountains.
refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan
meadows, called 'Bugyals' in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a
Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most
remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures.
On this trek you will also visit Auli, which is famous for its beautiful skiing
slopes in the winter kuari pass.
The trek takes
you up and down a few other lesser passes – the Vinayak pass and Tali top,
eventually taking you to the highest point in the trek – the Kuari Top at which
is at 13990 feet. This trek is not too difficult, and pays huge dividends for
the physical effort with the most mesmerising views of some of the best
mountains in the Himalayan Range. The sight of the Nanda Devi Massif is the
highlight of this trek. So if you want to have some fun in the meadows and on
the snowy slopes of the Garhwal Himalayas, pack your rucksacks and head on
towards Haridwar. Our team will
take you on the Curzon Trail to Kuari Pass, while you feast your eyes on the
01: Haridwar to Joshimath (6724 ft) (265km. Drive)
02: Joshimath (6724 ft) – Chitrakhantha (9600 ft) (12km Drive, 6 km Trek)
03: Chitrakhantha (9600 ft) to Tali top (11070 ft) (4 km trek)
04: Tali top (11070 ft) - Kuari pass (12763 ft) - back to Tali top via Khullara
top (11800 ft) (15 km trek)
05: Tali top (11070 ft) - Joshimath (6724 ft) via Gurson bugyal (11150 ft) and
Auli (9680 ft) (8 km trek) (13 km drive)
06: Joshimath to Haridwar
morning drive back to Haridwar
01: Haridwar to Joshimath (265km. Drive)
Joshimath 256 km. If you arrive morning Haridwar drive to Joshimath through
Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. Breakfast and lunch on the way.
Stay in a GMVN rest house.
02: Joshimath – Chitrakhana (12km. Drive, 4 hrs. Trek ).
breakfast drive to Dhak village (12km). From Dhak we will start the 6 km trek
to lower Chitrakhana. The valley opens up after climbing quite steeply to an
overhanging cliff which shelters a local deity. The route enters progressively
drier terrain, The trek continues to climbs to the village of Tugasi village
pack lunch enroute. Dinner & over night in .
03: Chitrakhana to Tali Top.
A strenuous 6km
trek (4 hrs) through lush green vegetation, mostly pink and white rhododendron
flowers with Mt. Nanda Devi Mt. Doonagiri looming in the distance, makes this
trek an exhilarating experience. We will camp in an alpine meadow at the head
of the Tali Top which lies on the North Face of Mt. Nanda Devi and Other higher
mountains. Overnight stay in tents.
Today day is
long day. Early morning after breakfast start trek to Kuari pass. First one
hour is easy and gradual till to the khullar place.After that you will start
the climb to khullar top After traversing our way across the snow patch you
will reach the Kuari pass top. Now you will get a Jet wind there. Back to camp
En route cross
the famous bugyals (meadows) of Gurson and will also get views of the route
leading to the famous Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga.It is a
gradual descent to Auli down through woods and pastures and we meet our car
waiting for us at Auli to drive us to Joshimath which, although having none of
the elegance of its sister hill resorts, does have a charm and beauty of its
own. It is the site where the famous Adiguru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment
before beginning his campaign for the unification of India and the
revitalization of Hinduism
drive back to Haridwar.
How to Reach
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
7. Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions".
Note : Normally we expect to carry your personal luggage on your
own, if you don't want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but
you have to informe us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra
per day per bag