The best way to get to Haridwar is by train, as this is one of the busiest railway hubs in the country, and is connected to Delhi, Mussorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. You can also travel by car or bus from Delhi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haridwar Railway Station
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.
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.