Welcome to Divine Hikes Kuari pass  Trek In Uttarakhand  (India) – The best Summer ,winter ,  Monsoon  trek in the Himalayas .

Kuari pass trek is located in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand India.

 

The Kuari Pass trek started after we were driven to Dhak village by our trek guides. From there, we started hiking through dense forests, snowy trails and lot more and reached the Chitrakantha camp. The tents for our overnight stay were of very good quality and we got the required break and rest in them. Following this, the third, fourth and fifth day also followed the same routine: trek and rest. The overall experience was really fascinating and One must go for this atleast once.Kuari Pass – The Best Himalayan Trek For Beginners  best option

If you are stepping into Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek to do. It is almost crafted perfectly for the beginner.

The Kuari Pass Trek via Auli was an interesting and a nice trek. This is one of the easy treks to take. I am not sure if I would have done this trek with such ease as a first timer, but now that I have been into constant trekking, I guess this is a fun and nice trek. The beauty of the trek surroundings is so lovely that words won’t suffice  The trek was great. The bird’s eye view from the trek top was WOW! That moment all the leg pain, feet swelling, etc. seemed worthy. The trek was awesome, and the whole trip was enjoyable. Of course, it is not a trip if it had no hassles, right? We had our fair share of hassles during the trip, but that being said, the trek was awesome to say the least. I personally would recommend this trek to all the trekking freaks.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1:- Reach Joshimath; 10-12 hours drive from Haridwar. Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6, 7  am. Cost of cab – Rs.6000 per vehicle (5-6 seater)

Day 2:- Aftrer breakfast from  Drive to Dhak; 45 minutes. Trek from Dhak (6,956 feet) to Guling (9,832) feet; 5-6 hours over night stay in tents

Day 3:-  After breakfast from Guling (9,832) feet to Khullara (10,492 feet); 4-5 hours over night stay in tents

Day 4:- After breakfast from  Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (12,519 feet); 8 hours over night stay in tents

Day 5:- After breakfast from Chitrakantha/Tali (11,031 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet); 4-5 hours. Drive to Joshimath; 45 minutes over night stay in tents

Day 6:- After breakfast from Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm .6:30 pm

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Day 1:- Reach Joshimath; 10-12 hours drive from Haridwar. Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6, 7 am. Cost of cab – Rs.6000 per vehicle (5-6 seater) and tampo traveler – 10 person –
Morning meet our Himalayan hikers trekking team , and then drive to .Joshimath which takes about (8 hours) . The drive is spectacular and along the Shrinagar , Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. En route visit at Devprayag. The historical town is situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi River which makes the holy Ganges. Reach .Joshimath and from here trek to the most beautiful, uttarakhand over night stay in hotel

Day 2:- Aftrer breakfast from Drive to Dhak; 45 minutes. Trek from Dhak (6,956 feet) to Guling (9,832) feet; 5-6 hours over night stay in tents.
chitrakantha Peak (3,310m), Chaukhamba (7,138m), Oak and Rhododenron Forest, Local LifeToday begins with a short 12 km drive to Dhak Village, which is the start point of the trek. The meandering trail from here has gradual ascents and several shepherd trails. Take a look down below to watch the Dhauli Ganga River force its way to the nearby hydro power plant. Follow the trail to cross dense forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendrons.
trail that leads away from the main road, towards Tugasi village. This is the trail going inside the village. You will reach a T point where you need to take a sharp left. The trail goes through a series of level walks and gradual ascents along farms. The mountain ridge here is barren with few or no presence of snow-fall in winter season. Look out below for Dhauli-Ganga River forging its way past Vishnugad-Tapovan Hydro Power Station. The trail is well defined and meanders along the mountain ridge with a series of steep and gradual ascents.
At the end of the descent is Chitrakantha, your first campsite. This is an impressive snow-capped ridge with views of the Chaukhamba peak. Replenish water supply from a nearby stream. Pitch tents. Retire for the day.

The village comes after a short (40 mins) but very picturesque ride of around 10 Kms from Joshimath where you get beautiful views of peaks like Dronagiri on your left. We gear up to start the trek by around 9 am from Dhak, after having a hearty breakfast and collecting the pack lunch. With Himalayan villages & their beautiful step farms on our left, we move up the dusty trail that offers a consistent and moderate incline. After 1.5 Kms, we will pass Karachi village .

Day 3: After breakfast from Guling (9,832) feet to Khullara (10,492 feet); 4-5 hours over night stay in tents.
Mountain Forests, Alpine Meadows – Start your day early with warm up exercises followed by a wholesome breakfast. Today, you’ll trek for 6km to scale heights up to 3,500m. An interesting and magnificent trail taking you through dense mountain forests filled with rhododendrons, spruce, and silver birch before reaching a prominent ridge.The Khullara begins to climb steeply out of the tree line. In 1-1.5 hours you reach a ridge, which is a part of Lord Curzon’s trail. From here 360 degree views of the Himalayas open up before you. On one side you see Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Nilgiri and Hathi Ghoda peaks. Straight ahead of you are Trishul and parts of Nanda Devi. Continue on this trail to reach the upper grasslands of Kuari Pass. Khullar Top. To completely savour the unbelievable views of the imposing Himalayas, you’ll traverse over snow-filled patches to arrive at Kuari Pass. Gushing chill top winds greet you here. But the adversity is barely a hindrance for the view of the towering Nanda Devi Peak from here is truly phenomenal.

Day 4: After breakfast from Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (12,519 feet); 8 hours over night stay in tents.
Kuari Pass, retrace your way back to the ridge. Once you reach the ridge, walk along ahead instead of turning towards Khullara. An hour’s moderate climb will bring you to Jhandi top, which is on top of the ridge. The views from Jhandi top are even better that what you get at Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass.Trek But the real Kuari pass is 4.5 Km further from here. The trail curves gradually westwards as we move closer to Kuari Pass. Beware of ice formations on the trail in the months of winter. Some of the prominent peaks which are visible today are Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha and Bharirathi 1,2,3,. The highest altitude on this trek which is 3876 M is reached about 700 Meters before the Kuari Pass (3504 M).

Day 5: After breakfast from Chitrakantha/Tali (11,031 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet); 4-5 hours. Drive to Joshimath; 45 minutes over night stay in tents.
Climb from camp & we are out of jungle. Spot the small pond here which is the real Tali campsite but is not frequently used because of lack of nearby clean source of water. Trail from here climbs onto a narrow ridge. Gorson Bugyal, the trail turns sharply to the left. Wide mountain views open up to the right and behind you. You will trek across the entire length of Gorson Bugyal, which gives you enough time to savour the views. This is a lovely, descending walk. In 2-2.5 hours you will reach Padiyar. From here, the trail enters an oak forest. Within 15 minutes you reach Padiyar temple. You can take a break here if you wish.

From Padiyar temple, the trail continues to descend. Upper Auli, which is the end of the ski lift (number 10), appears in 10-15 minutes. Auli is 1,000 ft below this. You will reach after gradually descending through the meadows for 2 hours. The trail in this section is quite populated.

Once you you reach Auli, get to GMVN. Take the exit here to the parking lot and get a vehicle to head back to Joshimath. The narrow ridge continues for one and half Kms till we enter the Gorson Bugyal. Next 5 kms is through Gorson Bugyal. The views of peaks like Vasudhara falls, Mana, Mandir, Ghodi, Hathi, Barmal, Lampak Massif, Dronagiri, Nanda-Devi, and Bertholi can leave you humbled. Podiyar Temple, situated at the tip of Gorson Bugyal, is also a good camping spot that is generally used by people doing this trek from Auli. Take a small halt at Podiyar temple & head towards Auli Ski resort which is about a Kms from here. In winters you will see lot of tourists in Auli who come to experience snow here.

Day 6: After breakfast from Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar between 6.00 pm .6:30 pm.

Inclusions :- 
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
7. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
8. AH Staff Insurance.
9. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

 

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Insurance.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally AH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

CANCELLATION, POLICY

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, andcancellation charges would be as follows

Up to 30 Days: – 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund. 

Between 21 – 30 Days: – 50% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund. 

Less than 20 – Days No refund – See more details – Divine Hike

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RS.9,000/- Per Person (Includes all costs of the trek from Joshimath to Joshimath ) (5% GST)

Duration – 06 Days Risikesh to Risikesh
Best Season - Round of year
Level Easy – Easy The trek experience

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

temperatures - Dhak – 2°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Kuari pass / -5°C to -10°C - winter December to Jan

Must read about Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass trek begins at Joshimath. The drive from Dehradun / Haridwar to Joshimath is a beautiful one. The route is along tributaries of Ganga. The road goes along hugging the mountain side and you see the forests and valleys of Garhwal below you

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