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  • About the Kuari Pass

    Located in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, Kuari, which means 'doorway' in the local language, lies south of the Tibet border and on the western edge of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

    It is surrounded on all sides by imposing mountain ranges that include the Kamet, which extends up to a dizzying height of 25,446 feet.

    About the Kuari Pass trek

    The Kuari Pass trail is one of the few trekking destinations that are open in the winter and is a popular end-of-the-year trek. Also known as the Lord Curzon Trail, this trek is a moderately challenging one. Barring one day when you’ll put your climbing muscles to the test as you climb to Pangarchulla Peak, which stands tall at 15,419 feet.

    Your guides will take you through a brief course on climbing techniques, and may even rope up certain sections if needed. The trek is perfect for beginners and those who want to experience the grandeur and majesty of the Himalayas.

    What you’ll do on the Kuari Pass trek

    The Kuari Pass trail takes you through endless green meadows, alpine forests, and past towering Himalayan peaks.

    As trekkers walk through lush fields, drink from alpine streams and visit remote villages, they are rewarded with enchanting 360-degree views of the Chaukhamba Range to one side while the summits of Mana, Kamet and Abl Gamin extend on the other side all the way to the Tibet border.

    At night, you and your group will stop at magnificent campsites, enjoying delicious hot meals and sleep like babies in fresh, warm sleeping bags under the stars. As you approach the snow-covered slopes near Pangarchulla, you’ll receive the full mountain experience of roping up and clambering over boulders.

    There's no half-ways on this trek. Every sight, every peak, every meadow - the scenery is larger than life and makes for a dramatic trek that you'll never forget.

    Best season for the Kuari Pass trek

    During the summer, the trek is gorgeous, and will give you unlimited views of greenery and mountain peaks in the distance. The camping experience is wonderful, and you’ll have cool nights and pleasant days.

    However, if you’re looking for a fun challenge, try the Kuari Pass winter trek. The trails are covered in snow, and you’ll have stunning views of the landscape blanketed in white.

    In the winter, the Kuari Pass trek is even more magnificent, thanks to the blankets of snow covering everything. During this trek, you’ll get to see how winter completely transforms the green pine forests and the stark rock faces into sparkling white perfection.

    The trail gives you some of the finest views of Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and Trishul. It is said that the views on the Kuari Pass winter trek are the best in the Indian Himalayas

    Kuari Pass trek Summary

    • State: Uttarakhand
    • Nearest city: Rishikesh
    • Total days: 6 days
    • Grade: Moderate
    • Max altitude: 15419 feet
    • Total trekking distance: 34 - 52 km
    • Season: Summer/Winter
    • Avg temperature: -3 to 18 degrees Celsius
  • Har ki Dun – 7 days

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Drive to Sankri

    • Pickup from Dehradun Bus Station/Dehradun Railway Station
    • Drive for about 8 hrs
    • Reach Sankri
    • Overnight in tents at Sankri

    Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka and Trek to Osla

    • Drive to Taluka and start the trek to Chilurgad.
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Chilurgad

    Day 3: Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun

    • Trek to Boslo
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Boslo

    Day 4: Exploration Day at Har Ki Dun

    • Trek to Har ki Dun and nearby Marinda Tal
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 6 hrs
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trek back to Boslo
    • Overnight in tents at Boslo

    Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla

    • Trek back to Chilurgad
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 6 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Chilurgad

    Day 6: Trek from Osla to Sankri

    • Trek back to Sankri
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Sankri

    Day 7:  Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

    • Drive back to Dehradun
    • Enjoy the views
    • End of the trip
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Drive to Sankri

    Report to Dehradun Bus Station/Dehradun Railway Station early in the morning and meet the operator. Board the waiting vehicle to Sankri. The drive will be long, approximately 8 hrs, and it'll be extremely scenic.

    You'll reach Sankri by late evening and settle down at the campsite set up there. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, watch the stars dot the sky and retire into your tents for the night.

    Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka and Trek to Osla

    Today, you'll travel towards Taluka, which is about 12 km from Sankri. Your trek begins from here. The trail starts through a valley beside the Supin river and you will keep trekking onwards through bridges and forests.

    While on your trek, you'll walk past a few picturesque villages before reaching Chilurgad. This is where you'll spend the night. Overnight in tents at Chilurgad.

    Day 3: Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun

    Today, you'll be treated to sweeping views of snow-clad mountain peaks as you trek through flourishing meadows to arrive at Boslo.

    Boslo is an open grassland located only about 2 km before the Har ki Dun valley. Overnight in tents at Boslo.

    Day 4: Exploration Day at Har Ki Dun

    Today is the most awaited day of your trek. You'll be trekking to Har ki Dun and also go to a nearby valley to visit Marinda Tal. You'll begin your trek by crossing a river over a stone bridge.

    After this, the trail rises higher and you'll get gorgeous views of the Ruinsara valley and the snowy peaks of the Bandarpoonch range. You'll spend some time exploring Har ki Dun and Marinda Tal, after which you'll make your way back via the same route to Boslo. Overnight in tents at Boslo.

    Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla

    You'll continue making your way back through the same route to Chilurgad. Watch out for slippery sections on your trail, as the trek is a full descent.

    You'll be mesmerised by the snow-topped mountains as you arrive at Chilurgad. Overnight in tents at Chilurgad.

    Day 6: Trek from Osla to Sankri

    Today, you'll be trekking back to Sankri, the trek distance for which will be long. However, it's a downhill trek and you will cover this distance in about 7-8 hours. Once you arrive at Sankri, you can relax at the campsite. Overnight in tents at Sankri.

    Day 7: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

    Today, you'll wake up early for your 8-hour journey back to Dehradun. The trekking days are behind you now; you can kick back, relax and enjoy your drive to Dehradun, which will be filled with stunning views. Your trip ends here.

    Inclusions:

    You will be provided with transport support throughout the Har ki Dun trek, starting from Dehradun and back. You will enjoy the services of an experienced mountain guide and cook.

    Throughout the trek, accommodation in tents and all camping equipment will be arranged, including the tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair and mess tents. This package also includes forest entry charges payable at the forest check post.

    Meals and refreshments will be based on the type of package selected. Please check with the operator. The services of a porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration is included in the cost. A first aid kit will be made available on site. The Har ki Dun trek package cost is all-inclusive of applicable taxes.

    Exclusions:

    Transport from your hometown to Dehradun and back, along with accommodation in Dehradun will have to be arranged by you. You will not be provided with any meals while travelling to Giangad and back to Dehradun.

    Accommodation in guesthouses won't be provided anywhere while on the Har ki Dun trek. Personal expenses such as tips to staff, laundry, phone calls, medicines, extra meals or beverages will have to be borne by you. A porter/mule can be arranged to carry personal luggage at an approximate additional cost of INR 300 per day and per bag with a maximum weight of 12 kgs.

    Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, medical evacuation, etc. will also have to be borne by you.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to undertake the Har ki Dun trek is between the months of March and June, and September and December. After March, you might still find snow on your trails, but the valley is verdant, coming alive with numerous species of flora and fauna.

    The melting snow overfills the lake, feeding the grass and the kaleidoscopic wildflowers. You'll enjoy warm temperatures and pleasant walks.

    The rain heavy clouds are just parting ways after September so the valley stays lush and vibrant with flowers. The temperature; however, will have dropped a few degrees and expect it to drop lower as the months move on to November when the valley gets blanketed in a shimmering layer of snow.

  • Har ki Dun Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

    • Check the trekking route map for the Har ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand.

    • Check maximum and minimum altitudes for every day of the Har ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand.

  • Har ki Dun Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I carry for the Har ki Dun trek?

    Your operator will provide you with a complete packing list for the trek. You should make sure you have enough warm wear for the trek. You should also have rain covers for your backpack and daypack so that your gear is always protected.

    Can beginners/children do the Har ki Dun trek?

    When is the best time to go for the Har ki Dun trek?

    What is the cellular network connectivity like for the Har ki Dun trek?

  • Getting There

    For the Har ki Dun trek, you will have to make your way to Dehradun. Your operator will arrange your transport from here onwards to the endpoint of the trek and back.

    How to reach Dehradun:

    By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the airport that serves Dehradun. There are daily flights from Delhi and other major cities in India for Dehradun. From here, you can catch a taxi/cab to the mentioned pick-up point.

    By Train: Dehradun is connected to major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Allahabad, Chennai by a strong rail network.

    By Bus: Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra and Mussoorie by many private and government bus services.

    What To Wear

    Dress in layers to keep yourself warm throughout the trek. Wear thermal inners under your t-shirt/shirt and trousers/jeans. Drape a farm fleece jacket over your clothes accompanied with woollen gloves, cap and socks.

    Wear comfortable trekking boots during your Har ki Dun trek and make sure they're well broken into, as you'll be walking for long hours most of the days. Make sure you keep a raincoat and windproof jacket handy. Avoid carrying expensive jewellery and gadgets.

    What To Carry

    A few essentials for this trek include a waterproof rucksack, protected by a rain cover, trekking poles, water bottles, headlamp or torch with fresh and extra pair of batteries.

    Carry floaters or sandals for when you're not trekking, carry a light towel, toiletries, toilet paper and a personal medicine kit. Make sure you also carry cold cream, lip balm, sunscreen and sunglasses. Carry with you, a camera to document all that you will see.

    Preparation/Fitness

    The Har ki Dun trek is not recommended for beginners. However, if they are fit and comfortable walking for long hours, this trek is perfect for them. It's best to spend some time building your stamina, starting from a few months prior to your trek. You can prepare by performing exercises like stair climbing, jogging, running, etc.