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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    The Kuari Pass trail takes you through endless green meadows, alpine forests, and past towering Himalayan peaks. As you approach the scree-covered slopes near Pangarchula, you’ll receive the full mountain experience of roping up and clambering over boulders. At night, you and your group will stop at magnificent campsites, enjoying delicious hot meals and sleeping like babies in fresh, warm sleeping bags. This is an experience you don't want to miss.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets. | Take in views of the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. | Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you trek through mixed forests. |Feel the rush of adrenaline as you reach the summit of Pangarchulla.

    Activity Details

    11482

    15419

    6560

    52 kms

    27 hrs

    6 hrs

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Haridwar - Auli

    We meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m. and drive to Auli. The drive is along a scenic route passing by the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. We also cross the holy towns of Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

    Overnight in a hotel or guest house.

    Hotel/Guest house

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms on a triple sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Auli

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Auli - Khulara
    Day 3: Khulara - Kuari Pass - Base of Pangarchula Peak
    Day 4: Base camp - Pangarchula Summit - Base camp
    Day 5: Base camp - Khulara - Dhak - Auli
    Day 6: Auli - Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    We as adventure travellers try to bring no harm to the environment around us in our pursuit of wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek assistance from each participant too in this regard. We have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of Leave No Trace and Tread Light policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise travelling in small groups, understanding the impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. Kindly cooperate to achieve the best experience.

    Participants need to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps. 

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives and ability.
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
    • Kuari Pass Pangarchula Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 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

    Excludes

    • 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.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm and thick fleece pullover/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Jeans/Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent, with inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat /Poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Walking stick / Trekking pole
    • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Day pack/small bag for everyday essentials
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)
    • You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

    Medical Kit

    • Carry all specific personal or prescribed medication.