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  • Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass winter trek is one of the most gorgeous treks in the Himalayas, and is suitable for fit beginners looking for a bit of a challenge. In the winter months, the upper parts of the trail are buried in snow.

    This 6-day snow trek to Kuari Pass gets more challenging as you go along, and you'll end with a couple of days of steep climbing. The fourth day of the trek is one of the toughest, when you'll climb a steep slope through oak and rhododendron forests to get to Khulara camp. This is at an elevation of 11,122 feet and is one of the most picturesque campsites. If you're lucky, you might even see a Himalayan Bear or a snow leopard.

    Destination

    This trek offers you a combination of spectacular locations and the thrill of trekking in the winter. Thanks to the height gain, you can expect to see views that few other treks can offer: rose-gold dawn skies in the mountains, untouched pine and oak forests covered in snow, and iconic peaks like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Chaukhambha and more.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the thrill of a winter trek in the grand Himalayas. | Conquer a high mountain pass to get to Kuari top. | Spend days in the mountains to see all the different colours of winter. | Camp in snowy meadows at picturesque campsites. | Soak in the views of Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Neelkanth and Chaukhambha.

    Activity Details

    8500

    12763

    6724

    33 kms

    24 hours

    8 kms

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

    Make sure you report to Haridwar Railway Station on time, as you'll need to hit the road early. Your operator will be waiting for you at 06:30 hrs. You'll be driven to Joshimath, which is a long, scenic drive that goes the gorgeous river confluences at Devprayag and Rudraprayag. You'll get to Joshimath in time for tea. Once you've settled in, you'll be can relax for a while. At night, you'll briefed about the trek, and then a hot dinner will be served. Overnight at a guesthouse.

    Overnight stay in guesthouse

    Tonight you'll stay in a clean, comfortable guesthouse in Joshimath. You'll be sharing rooms on triple sharing basis. If you need to pick up any last minute essentials, you can visit Joshimath village. Your package for today includes only dinner. You'll be choosing and paying for your own meals during transit.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar Railway Station

    Joshimath

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Eggs
    Day 2 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Chitrakantha
    Day 3 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Tali top
    Day 4 of the Kuari Pass trek: Kuari Pass day!
    Day 5 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Joshimath
    Day 6 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the snow trek to Kuari Pass.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the snow trek to Kuari Pass is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of transferring the snow trek to Kuari Pass trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the snow trek to Kuari Pass without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the snow trek to Kuari Pass is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.
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    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar

    • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Accommodation in guesthouse (2 nights) on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6 (veg+egg)
    • Porters/mules to carry common equipment and ration
    • All necessary permits and entry fees
    • First aid medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide and support staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any kind of personal expenses

    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day, per bag)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trek pants
    • 2 full sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 fleece shirt
    • 1 woollen or fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather/ hollofil jacket
    • 1 pair of wind and waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 pair of gaiters
    • Neck-gaiter
    • Balaclava
    • 1 pair of waterproof trekking shoes
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks for the night only
    • Gumboots
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
    • Not to wear - Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard luggage like trolley bags, suitcases, etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bag and mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Crampons if needed
    • First aid equipment
    • Oxygen cylinders, if needed

    You need to get

    • Backpack (50-60 ltr) with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover 20-30 ltr
    • Trekking pole
    • Head lamp
    • Water bottle of 1 ltr or 1 hydration pack
    • Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, Electral
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen cream
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturiser
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Lip balm
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Toilet paper and wipes
    • Quick dry towel
    • Floaters or flip-flops for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

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