You can get to Haridwar from most major Indian cities by rail, road or air. Do plan your travel to Haridwar so that you are at the railway station by 07:00 hrs, in time for your morning pick-up.
The Kuari Pass trek is one of the best treks in India, not just because of the route and views, but because of the experience of trekking. You'll trek through vast rolling meadows, through pine and deodar forests, and up beyond the tree line, where the views of snowy mountains surrounds you. From this trek, you'll get to see views of Himalayan legends like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Kamet, Kedarnath and Neelkanth up close.
This trek combines the gorgeous route to Kuari Pass with a climb to Pangarchulla Peak at 14,700 feet, which can be quite tricky, with a steep trail and unpredictable weather. But you'll end with a dip in the hot springs at Tapovan, which is perfect to soothe those aching muscles.
At an altitude of 13989 feet, the Kuari Pass is like a theatre that stages many gorgeous Himalayan peaks. From the Pass, you'll see Pangarchulla peak, standing tall at 14,700 feet. This is one of the highest peaks in the Garhwal range, and the climb will take your breath away, both literally and figuratively. On this trek, you'll spend 6 days, trekking through the meadows of Auli and Gurson, and into Khulara, before reaching the Kuari Pass. In the same day, you will also trek up to the Pangarchulla peak. On your way back, you'll stop at the hot springs of Tapovan too.
Conquer Pangarchulla, one of the highest peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. | See the grandeur of the Himalayan mountains from Kuari Pass. | Spend 6 days in a mountain paradise. | Camp in tents and enjoy days of fresh air and nights under the stars.
You'll be picked up by 07:00 hrs in the morning at Haridwar Railway Station. It's an 8 or 9 hour drive from here to Joshimath. You'll pass the gorgeous confluence of the Ganga and Alaknanda, and will start seeing the mountains around you. You'll check into the hotel in the evening, and can head out for a small walk. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner before turning in for the night. Overnight in hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
You'll check in to a hotel in Joshimath for the night. You'll be staying in twin-sharing rooms with attached washrooms. The hotel has spectacular views of the mountains around. You can go for a walk into Joshimath to pick up any last minute essentials for the trek.
Check hotel pictures here: www.thehimalayanabode.com
For cancellations made 0-10 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 11-15 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded.
For cancellations made 15 days or more before the departure of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: 85% of the amount will be refunded.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek is not permitted.
Trekkers must not litter or disturb other trekkers, and must respect the sentiments of religious travellers and places.