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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    10580

    14700

    6150

    32 kms

    19 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    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

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Egg
    Day 2 of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: Trek to Gurson
    Day 3 of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: Trek to Khulara
    Day 4 of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: Summit day!
    Day 5 of the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek: Return to Khulara via Tapovan
    Day 6 of the Kuari Pass and Pagarchulla Peak trek: Check out
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trekking on any particular day may be aborted or cancelled in case of extreme/unfavourable weather conditions, keeping in mind safety of the clients. The trip leader’s decision on this will be final and binding on clients. No refund of costs or any compensation will be paid to clients in such case.

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary in case of bad weather, political unrest, or other issues that may affect the safety of trekkers. This package does not include the cost of any changes or delays because of factors beyond the control of the operator.

    All trekkers will have to sign an indemnity form before starting the Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak trek.

    Any trek costs are exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
    • Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Porters for client's personal bag (1 soft bag of 10 kgs per person)

    • Transport in shared private vehicle from Haridwar-Joshimath-Auli-Haridwar
    • Accommodation in Himalayan Abode hotel on twin sharing basis for 2 nights in Joshimath
    • Accommodation in twin-sharing tents for 3 nights on trek
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6 (veg and egg)
    • Mules/porters for camping gear
    • Conservation and trekking permits
    • English speaking guide
    • Trekking crew charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any transport, activities or accomodation not mentioned in inclusions

    • Any accommodation in Haridwar
    • Travel insurance or any kind of insurance
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc
    • Mules or porters for extra personal luggage
    • Any extra meals or beverages
    • Personal expenses like gifts, sightseeing, tips or donations

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Dress in layers
    • Wear cotton socks for trekking
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Woollen hat and gloves
    • Warm scarf
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, wristwatches and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping mattresses
    • Camping chairs
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any.
    • Transport in private vehicle, shared by all trekkers.

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sandals for post-trekking hours
    • 1 wind- and waterproof jacket
    • 2 pairs woollen socks for the night
    • 4 pairs cotton socks for trekking
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen hat
    • Scarf
    • Sweater or woollen jacket
    • 3 pairs of quick dry, long-sleeved tees
    • 3 pairs trekking pants
    • Light towel
    • Lip balm
    • Cold cream
    • Sun screen (SPF 40+)
    • Water bottle (1 Lt.)
    • Wet wipes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.