Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchula
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
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Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
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Sat, 11 Nov, 2017
15
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
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Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
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Date
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2017
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
15
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
15
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017
15
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
15
Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
15
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
15
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  • Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass trek is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas, but with the addition of the Pangarchula Peak, it becomes a memorable adventure as well. Also known as the Lord Curzon Trail, this trek is a moderately challenging one, except for one day when you’ll put your climbing muscles to the test as you climb to Pangarchula Peak, which stands tall at 15419 feet. Your guides will take you through a brief course on climbing techniques, and may even rope up certain sections if needed. This trek will be a thrill for fit trekkers who enjoy a challenge. 

    Destination

    The Kuari Pass trail takes you through endless green meadows, alpine forests, and past towering Himalayan peaks. As you approach the scree-covered slopes near Pangarchula, you’ll receive the full mountain experience of roping up and clambering over boulders. At night, you and your group will stop at magnificent campsites, enjoying delicious hot meals and sleeping like babies in fresh, warm sleeping bags. This is an experience you don't want to miss.

    Destination highlights

    • Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets
    • Take in views of the magnificient snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas
    • Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you trek through mixed forests
    • Feel the rush of adrenaline as you reach the summit of Pangarchulla

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    GIO has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritise travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    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

    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 participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they will not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, any natural calamity or any other personal reason the itinerary is changed, the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. Also if days are cut short on the trek for any of the above reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base for the guests.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar Railway Station
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar Railway Statipon
    Mode of transport
    SUV/Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Auli
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    End point
    Dhak
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    27 hrs
    Total distance covered
    52 km
    Start point elevation
    11482 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15419 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6560 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 km
  • Day 1: Haridwar - Auli

    Participants meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m. and drive to Auli. The drive is along a scenic route passing by the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. They also cross the holy towns of Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

    Overnight in a hotel or guest house.

    Day 2: Auli - Khulara

    After an early breakfast, participants drive to the start point of the trek and trek through beautiful undulating Auli meadows, and catch close views of the famous Nanda Devi Peak. Continuing along the trail, they pass through mixed forests, which are a bird-lover’s delight.

    Participants then traverse the spectacular Gurson meadows and some mixed forests to reach the campsite at Khulara, at an open meadow, with views of the towering mountains ahead.

    Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Kuari Pass Pangarchula haridwar Uttarakhand Adventure Trek on vast undulating green meadows.

    Day 3: Khulara - Kuari Pass - Base of Pangarchula Peak

    The route today boasts spectacular views of some renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri. We traverse a series of beautiful grassy meadows and breathe in the fresh, pine-scented air en route. After roughly 3 hours of trekking, we reach Kuari pass where we stop for a while to admire the views of the surrounding areas. We then start walking towards the Pangarchula base camp for the night.

    Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Kuari Pass Pangarchula haridwar Uttarakhand Adventure Trek on steep Himalayan slopes covered with snow.

    Day 4: Base camp - Pangarchula Summit - Base camp

    Participants begin their day early to prep for the summit climb. After a quick breakfast, they begin the ascent to Pangarchula peak. The climb is challenging, but not too technical, as they walk on uneven terrain of boulders, scree and rocks. Their effort is rewarded with superb views of mountains like the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and the surrounding valleys. Shutterbugs will be thrilled with the myriad photo opportunities the summit presents.

    They then begin the descent to the Pangarchula base camp and unwind for the rest of the evening.

    Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Kuari Pass Pangarchula haridwar Uttarakhand Adventure Pose for the shutters after reaching Pangarchula peak.

    Day 5: Base camp - Khulara - Dhak - Auli

    After a leisurely breakfast, participants begin their descent towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. They pass quaint villages, interacting with the locals along the way, till they reach Dhak, a small marketplace. They then drive from Dhak to Auli and check-in at the lodge, where they retire for the night.

    Overnight at the lodge.
    /Trekking Kuari Pass Pangarchula haridwar Uttarakhand Adventure Pose for the cameras with snow-capped peaks in the backdrop.

    Day 6: Auli - Haridwar

    After a delicious breakfast, drive down to Haridwar. Trips ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Khulara
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khulara
    End point
    Pangarchula Peak Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangarchula Peak Base Camp
    End point
    Pangarchula Peak Base Camp
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangarchula Peak Base Camp
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 2 guides for the group
    • Accomodation in basic hotels/campsites/guest houses on twin sharing
    • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
    • All meals as specified
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First-aid kit
    • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Service tax
      Excludes
    • Transport from Haridwar-Auli-Haridwar (Additional cost - INR 3150 per person)
    • Porter/mules charges to carry your personal bag (Can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 1400 per person)
    • 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
    • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shirts/t-shirts – 2/3
    • Jeans/trekking pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat/poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jeweller and electronic devices.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tents (2) with portable toilet seats
    • First-aid or medical kit
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
      You need to get
    • Small light weight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • 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 it
    • Carry 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 aspecific personal or prescribed medication only.
  • Day 1: Haridwar - Auli

    Lodge

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms on twin sharing basis.

    Day 2: Auli - Khulara

    Tents

    Stay in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 3: Khulara - Kuari Pass - Base of Pangarchula Peak

    Tents

    Stay in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 4: Base camp - Pangarchula Summit - Base camp

    Tents

    Stay in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 5: Base camp - Khulara - Dhak - Auli

    Lodge

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms on twin sharing basis.

    Day 6: Auli - Haridwar

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.