Kuari Pass trek in Uttarakhand, India

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 7756 metres.

About the Kuari Pass trek

The Kuari Pass trek 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, except for one day when you’ll put your climbing muscles to the test as you climb to Pangarchula Peak, which stands tall at 15419 feet. Your guides will take you through a brief course on climbing techniques, and may even rope up certain sections if needed. The Kuari Pass 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 scree-covered slopes near Pangarchula, 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 Kuari Pass 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

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Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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The Kuari Pass trek is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas, but with the addition of the Pangarchula Peak, it becomes a memorable adventure as well. Also known as the Lord Curzon Trail, this trek is a moderately challenging one, except for one day when you’ll put your climbing muscles to the test as you climb to Pangarchula Peak, which stands tall at 15419 feet. Your guides will take you through a brief course on climbing techniques, and may even rope up certain sections if needed. This trek will be a thrill for fit trekkers who enjoy a challenge. 
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in basic hotels/campsites/guest houses on twin sharing
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar-Auli-Haridwar (Additional cost - INR 3150 per person)
  • Porter/mules charges to carry your personal bag (Can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 1400 per person)
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Winter trek to Kuari Pass
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Fresh mountain air. Snowy trails. Wide open spaces. 360 degree views extending from the Tibet border, encompassing the entire Garhwali Himalayan range. Sounds like heaven right? Go on the Kuari Pass Trek in winter, and that’s exactly where you feel like you’re going!

Being one of the few trekking destinations that are open in the winter, this is a popular end-of-the-year trek. But it’s also the spectacular views that make this so famous. As trekkers walk through lush fields, forests and remote villages, they are rewarded with enchanting views all around 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.
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  • Accommodation in camp sites and guest house at Joshimath
  • Trekking equipment
  • Permits and entry charges
  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
  • First aid kit
  • Trek guide and support staff fees
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar (Can be arranged at an additional cost - The total cost of transportation one way is Rs. 6000 (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e Rs. approx Rs.1000 per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver.
  • Personal porters
  • Meals during the drive to Joshimath
  • Meals in Joshimath
  • Insurance
  • Charges for still/video cameras
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions
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Trek to Kuari Pass
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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The Kuari Pass gives you some of the best views amongst the Himalayan treks in this region. You'll be breathing in the crisp mountain air, walking through lush forests, fields, and narrow village paths. For the Kuari Pass trek, You'll walk along routes that are flanked with snow-capped peaks in the distance. From the trail, you'll get close views of legendary Himalayan peaks like Mana, Kamet, Dronagiri, and the ridges of the Nanda Devi sanctuary.

While the Kuari Pass trek itself is an unforgettable experience, the highlight is clearly the Pass itself. Here, you feel the rush of victory and adrenaline because you've reached your destination. The winds rush through the Kuari Pass, buffeting your body, and making you feel like throwing your arms up and screaming for joy! The Kuari Pass trek is a whole different feeling.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in guesthouse in Joshimath on twin/triple sharing
  • Accommodation in tents for 3 nights on twin/triple sharing
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Toilet tents for your comfort
  • Mules and porters to carry common camping equipment
  • Permits and entry charges
  • First aid kit
  • Trek guide and support staff fees
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar (this will cost you approximately INR 1000 per person, one way in sharing vehicles)
  • Personal porters
  • Meals during the drive to Joshimath
  • Meals in Joshimath
  • Insurance
  • Charges for still/video cameras
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, personal porter charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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North Face-Kuari Pass and Pangarchuli Trek
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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This is an exciting 6-day trek to Kuari pass in the Garhwal region of the northern state of Uttarakhand. The trek takes you to scenic locations which offer magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas. Participants get an opportunity to camp in the wilderness of the Himalayas.

This is an easy trek, that is perfect for newbies trekkers looking for their first taste of adventure in the Himalayas.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 6 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.
    Inclusions
  • Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Accommodation in tents on a twin-share basis during the trek
  • All camping gear (4 season tents, kitchen tent)
  • Meals as specified (Jain food can be made available on prior request)
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Cooks and porters
  • Mules (for luggage)
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  • Accommodation in Rishikesh
  • Personal Insurance
  • All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses
  • Any services or costs not mention in the inclusions
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Backpacking trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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The Kuari Pass trek is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas, but with the addition of the Pangarchula Peak, it becomes a memorable adventure as well. Also known as the Lord Curzon Trail, this trek is a moderately challenging one, except for one day when you’ll put your climbing muscles to the test as you climb to Pangarchula Peak, which stands tall at 15419 feet. Your guides will take you through a brief course on climbing techniques, and may even rope up certain sections if needed. This trek will be a thrill for fit trekkers who enjoy a challenge.

This is a backpacking trip, which means you and your gang will need the spirit of adventure. The entire team pitches in to set up campsites, cook food and thrive in the wild. Everyone carries their own bags, so pack light! You’ll come back leaner, tougher and stronger, and with a whole new set of skills.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in basic hotels/ campsites/guest houses with neat and clean rooms with basic amenities on triple sharing. Sharing pattern can change at times depending upon the availability. (Auli - 2 nights, Alpine camping -3 nights)
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
    Exclusions
  • Transport between Haridwar-Auli-Haridwar
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any airport/railway transfers
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Kuari Pass Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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One of the best ways to get a splendid view of the Himalayas, the Kuari Pass trek is a must for both, beginners and experienced adventure travellers.

This is a moderate trek that passes through dense forests of oak, pine, rhododendron, fir and deodar. It takes you through vast bugyals (meadows) and numerous streams.
    Inclusions
  • Third AC travel from Mumbai to Haridwar and Haridwar to Mumbai.
  • Train travel from Ghaziabad to Haridwar
  • Transport by non A/C vehicle from Haridwar to Ghat and Joshimath to Haridwar.
  • Accommodation on multiple sharing basis (Hotel at Joshimath and camping in other places)
  • All veg. meals (From Breakfast at day 3 to Dinner at day 10)
  • Qualified and experienced guides
  • Camping equipment
  • Cooking staff
  • Porters / Ponies
  • Forest entry fee
  • Required permits
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses like cold drinks, mineral water, etc.
  • Food during train travel
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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