• Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass trek is perfect for those who want to experience the grandeur and majesty of the Himalayas. 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.

    While this 5-day trek is not a difficult one, it takes you up to a pretty high altitude in a short time. This means you'll have some steep inclines to scale at your own pace. You'll be camping on snow, walking through snow, and playing in snow.


    Your trek takes you through some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Garhwal Himalayas. You'll also get to see how the winter completely transforms the green pine forests and the stark rock faces into sparkling white perfection.

    Your trail takes you through charming villages and fields, and up into the quiet mountain meadows and forests. You'll eat lunch by streams and camp in meadows. All the way, you'll be surrounded by iconic peaks like Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha, and more.

    Destination highlights

    Trek the famous Lord Curzon trail | Watch the sun rising over glittering snow-clad mountains.| Camp in the snow on this winter trek | Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan ranges

    Activity Details




    28 kms

    18 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrive at Joshimath

    You can arrive in Joshimath at any time during the day. You'll check into your hotel, freshen up, and you have the rest of the day to relax, walk about in Joshimath, or stock up on any last-minute essentials. In the evening, there's a team introduction session in the hotel.

    Overnight in guesthouse in Joshimath

    Tonight you'll sleep in a guesthouse in Joshimath. Make sure you charge your phones, camera, batteries, and anything else because you'll be camping in tents for the next few days. This is also a good time to buy any last minute essentials for the trek.

    Day 1 Milestone



    07:00 AM


    No meals provided today

    Day 2: Trek to Tali
    Day 3: Kuari Pass day
    Day 4: Return to Auli
    Day 5: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation charges are as follows:

    Cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 95% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure date of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    The company follows a zero footprint policy, which includes no overcrowding, proper management and disposal of waste, no harm to the surroundings etc. Participants are expected to follow the same.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For all onward journeys from Joshimath to home, it is advisable to book tickets after 23:00 hrs on the last day. This allows for delays in getting to Joshimath and ensures you won’t miss your onward bookings.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Two nights stay in Joshimath

    • Meals during the trek
    • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags/mats
    • Safety equipment
    • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
    • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes


    • Personal utensils

    • Transport from Dehradun - Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 2600)
    • Meals during road journeys
    • Meals at hotels or guesthouses
    • Porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 964 per person, for a 12 kg bag)
    • Any insurance
    • Any expense of personal nature
    • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 pairs quick-dry warm pants or track pants
    • 3 full sleeved t-shirts/ sweatshirts
    • 4 pairs of thick woollen socks
    • Upper and lower thermal body warmer
    • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
    • Full sleeved sweater
    • Rain wear jacket and pants
    • Pair of warm gloves
    • Woollen cap
    • Hat/cap
    • Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes or boots
    • Pair of light weight slipper/sandals for campsite
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or valuable gadgets
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Camping gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc

    You need to get

    • Rucksack bag with rain cover
    • Hand torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection sunglasses
    • 1 litre water bottle
    • Personal toiletries kit (small napkin, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.)
    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Small, lightweight, leak proof lunch box
    • Plate and spoon
    • Tea/coffee plastic mug
    • Camera (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

    Medical Kit

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