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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Kuari Pass gives you some of the best views amongst the Himalayan treks in this region. You'll be breathing in the crisp mountain air, walking through lush forests, fields, and narrow village paths. For the Kuari Pass trek, You'll walk along routes that are flanked with snow-capped peaks in the distance. From the trail, you'll get close views of legendary Himalayan peaks like Mana, Kamet, Dronagiri, and the ridges of the Nanda Devi sanctuary.

    While the Kuari Pass trek itself is an unforgettable experience, the highlight is clearly the Pass itself. Here, you feel the rush of victory and adrenaline because you've reached your destination. The winds rush through the Kuari Pass, buffeting your body, and making you feel like throwing your arms up and screaming for joy! The Kuari Pass trek is a whole different feeling.

    Destination

    This 6-day Kuari Pass trek traverses through green meadows, dense forests, remote villages, gushing rivers and snow-capped mountains to give trekkers a trip of a lifetime. Located in Chamoli district, Kuari, which means 'doorway' in the local language, lies south of the Tibet border and on the western edge of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. While trekking in Kuari Pass, you'll be surrounded on all sides by imposing ranges that include the Kamet, which extends up to a dizzying height of 7756 metres as well as the snowy mountain ranges extending all the way to Gangotri.

    Destination highlights

    Relive the experience of Lord Curzon as you retrace his steps through the Kuari Pass trek. | Discover a forested ridge of rhododendron, spruce and silver birch on both side of Kuari Pass. | Camp in alpine meadows and get an insight into local mountain life. | Drink water from cold streams, camp under the stars and rise with the sun, all from 3500 metres above sea level. | Take in spectacular views as the sun rises over Nanda Devi, India’s second highest peak, illuminating it in a golden

    Activity Details

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    18 hrs

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kuari Pass trek: Arrive in Joshimath

    Today you’ll have to reach Joshimath by late evening/night. The drive from Haridwar is a 10 hour drive, so plan accordingly. On reaching Joshimath, you’ll check into the guest house. Do get a good night’s sleep, because your Kuari Pass trek starts tomorrow.

    Overnight stay in a guesthouse at Joshimath.

    On reaching Joshimath, you’ll check into the guest house. Do get a good night’s sleep to begin the next day afresh. If you have any last minute essentials to buy, now is the time. All accommodation on this trek is triple-sharing by default, but for couples, twin-sharing can be arranged.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    08:00 AM

    Food

    There are no meals provided today.

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    Day 2 of Kuari Pass trek: Dhak Village to Gulling
    Day 3 of Kuari Pass trek: Gulling to Tapovan
    Day 4 of Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Kuari Pass
    Day 5 of Kuari Pass trek: Descend to Joshimath
    Day 6 of Kuari Pass trek: Depart from Joshimath
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 days or more before departure of the trek to Kuari Pass: 95% of trek cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before departure of the trek to Kuari Pass: 70% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 8-14 days before departure of the trek to Kuari Pass: 50% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the trek to Kuari Pass: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refund amounts will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the trek to Kuari Pass.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Kuari Pass trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling, it will be borne by the trekker.

    Please note that sometimes an unforeseen event may force changes in the itinerary of the trek to Kuari Pass. In such cases, your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

    All the arrangements for the Kuari Pass trek are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the Kuari Pass trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to be paid extra.
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
    • Kuari Pass Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trekking Uttarakhand
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 2 nights in guesthouse in Joshimath on twin/triple sharing

    • Accommodation in tents for 3 nights on twin/triple sharing
    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Toilet tents for your comfort
    • Mules and porters to carry common camping equipment
    • Permits and entry charges
    • First aid kit
    • Trek guide and support staff fees

    Excludes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar (this will cost you approximately INR 1000 per person, one way in sharing vehicles)

    • Personal porters
    • Meals during the drive to Joshimath
    • Meals in Joshimath
    • Insurance
    • Charges for still/video cameras
    • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, personal porter charges, etc.
    • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick dry tees - 2 pairs
    • Trekking pants - 2 pairs
    • 3 pairs of cotton socks for trekking
    • 2 pairs woollen socks only for the night
    • 2 full-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket
    • One down jacket
    • Trekking or hiking shoes
    • 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 bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Toilet tents
    • All necessary safety equipment

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack (min 55 ltrs)
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sturdy water bottle (min 1 lt)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight/headlamp
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dark sunglasses
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Scarf
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals
    • Light towel
    • Lipbalm
    • Cold cream
    • Sunscreen
    • Toilet paper roll

    Medical Kit

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