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  • Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the finest and most popular treks in the Indian Himalayas. The trail gives you some of the finest views of Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and Trishul. In the winter, the Kuari Pass trek is even more magnificent, thanks to a blanket of snow covering everything. On this 5-day trek of moderate intensity, you will climb through beautiful mountain villages and see their culture and hospitality. You will walk through flawless meadows, and stay at gorgeous campsites, but most of all, you'll get the full winter mountain experience.

    Destination

    The Kuari Pass trek is one of the finest and most popular treks in the Indian Himalayas for a reason. You get to stay in the snow capital of Uttarakhand, walk through endless meadows covered with snow, photograph panoramic views of some of the best Himalayan mountains, and do a lot more.

    There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, sunrises and sunsets to die for, and the opportunity to trek through the iconic Kuari Pass.

    Destination highlights

    See magnificent views of famous Himalayan peaks on the Kuari Pass trek. | Trek in snow and see how winter transforms the mountains. | Stay at one-of-its-kind campsites in the Himalayas.

    Activity Details

    9350

    11975

    8038

    30 km

    15 hrs

    6 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kuari Pass trek: Drive to Auli

    You'll have to report to Haridwar station by 07:00 hrs. From here, you'll be driven to Auli. It's a long drive of about 8-9 hours, but it takes you past scenic locations like Devprayag and Rudraprayag, as well as along the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda. By evening, you'll reach Auli, in time to check in to your lodge. Relax here for the rest of the evening, and enjoy your first glimpse of the snow. Overnight in the lodge.

    Overnight in Himalayan Eco Lodge, Auli

    Auli is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 8,200-10,000 feet, Auli's well-dressed ski slopes are flanked by coniferous and oak forests, and offer a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Dunagriri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, and Ghori Parbat. Come to Auli for the quintessential Himalayan experience of towering peaks, rich and unique flora and fauna of the Nanda Devi Sanct

    http://www.himalayanecolodges.com/auli.php

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Auli

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2 of the Kuari Pass trek: Auli to Khulara
    Day 3 of the Kuari Pass trek: Kuari Pass day!
    Day 4 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Auli
    Day 5 of the Kuari Pass trek: Drive to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the snow trek to Kuari Pass: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-45 days before the departure of the snow trek to Kuari Pass: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the snow trek to Kuari Pass: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

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

    No show: No refund.

    Payment for this snow trek to Kuari Pass will not be adjusted towards any future trips.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the snow trek to Kuari Pass that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader on this snow trek to Kuari Pass.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the Kuari Pass trek.

    While on the snow trek to Kuari Pass, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients during the Kuari Pass trek. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the snow trek to Kuari Pass. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Adventure Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trekking Adventure Winter Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trekking Adventure Winter Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trekking Adventure Winter Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trekking Adventure Winter Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trekking Adventure Winter Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Winter Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Winter Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Winter Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
    • Kuari Pass Winter Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Himalayas
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Auli on single/double occupancy basis for 2 nights
    • Camping in high quality tents for 2 nights
    • Camping gear: sleeping bags, mattresses, stools and tables, mess tent, toilet tents with portable toilet seats.
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 5 as well as snacks, tea and coffee
    • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Auli-Haridwar (can be arranged for INR 2415 per person)

    • Porter/mule for personal bags (can be arranged for INR 1260 per person, per bag)
    • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack
    • Avoid 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

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents with:
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Stools and tables
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
    • First aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T-shirt
    • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Down jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Camp shoes (sneakers/sports shoes)
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Small light weight towel
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
    • Walking stick/Trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books, if you like reading
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in
    • Rain cover for your bags
    • 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 if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.