• Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas. We added an adventure element to this trek by introducing trekking in snow, and skiing on snow-filled slopes.

    On this 6-day trek of moderate intensity, you will climb through beautiful mountain villages, and experience their culture and hospitality. You will walk through flawless meadows, and stay at gorgeous campsites that offer panoramic views of some magnificent Himalayan peaks.


    The Kuari Pass trek is one of the most popular and finest 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 ski or snowboard from Kuari Pass to the campsite on Day 3. This 6-day trek is perfect for beginners as well as seasoned trekkers.

    Destination highlights

    Magnificent views of famous Himalayan peaks | Trek in snow, and ski on snow-filled slopes | Stay at one-of-its-kind campsites in the Himalayas

    Activity Details




    30 km

    15 hrs

    6 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Auli

    We will meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 am and drive to Auli. It’s a long (about 8-9 hours) but interesting drive as for most of the journey, we will travelling along the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda. En route, we will cross the holy towns of Devprayag and Rudraprayag. By evening, we will reach the beautiful lodge in Auli.

    Himalayan Eco Lodge, Auli

    Auli is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is conveniently located close to the religious shrine of Badrinath, the UNESCO heritage sites of Nanda Devi Biosphere, and the Valley of Flowers National Park. | 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

    Day 1 Milestone



    07:00 AM



    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Auli to Khulara
    Day 3: Khulara to Kuari Pass
    Day 4: Backup day for the Kuari Pass trek / Skiing
    Day 5: Skiing at Khulara, trek to Dhak, and drive to Auli
    Day 6: Drive from Auli to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere 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. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps and also once you book a trip with us the 'GIO Trekking Manual' which will cover this aspect extensively will be couriered to you. This is sure to help you enjoy the trek in very good shape.

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability. GIO's senior team can assist you with this, so when contacting us do mention if you need guidance on this front also refer to the trek grading system (physical rating scale). Once the right trek is selected comes your preparation. Once you have booked a trip with us we will courier the 'GIO Trekking Manual' to you which will have a complete practice drill explained in details.
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  • Includes / Excludes


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

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Kund on double occupancy basis
    • Camping in high quality tents, clean fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, camping stools and tables, mess tent, toilet tents with portable toilet seats while camping
    • Transport in Tempo Traveller/Xylo from and to Haridwar
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 6 as well as snacks, tea and coffee
    • Quality skiing equipment
    • Experienced and knowledgable ski instructors
    • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First aid kit
    • Service tax


    • Porter/mule for personal bags

    • 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:
    • Sleeping bags - fresh and clean
    • Camping mattresses
    • Stools and tables
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
    • Quality skiing equipment
    • 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

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only
    • We carry a first aid or medical kit