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Kuari Pass Trek


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(Dehradun to Dehradun)
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Kuari Pass Trek


Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude :- 12750 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 31 Kms.

If you are planning to step into the Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek you should definitely go for. It is an easy-moderate trek, making it easy for anyone to start the trek in the Himalayas.

During the trek, you explore old forests of oak and rhododendrons. The two different kinds of landscapes are something that you should definitely watch out. This trek is well-known for giving you appealing & extraordinary views of mountains like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and many more.

Kuari Pass is one of those treks that offer campsites with eye-catchy settings. The beautiful highlights as well as challenges of the trek make Kuari Pass a perfect option for trekking.

Therefore, one of the best parts of this trekking is walking through the lush Himalayan meadows known as Bugyals. So get ready to experience some bizarre experience of trekking at Kuari Pass.


Day 01: Dehradun to Joshimath via Rishikesh and Chamoli

Transport from the Dehradun will be arranged by Himalayan Griffon. Breakfast and lunch will be offered on the way. While going from Dehradun to Joshimath you will through some famous places like Rishikesh, Dhari Devi, Karnaprayg, and Chamoli that are known for their beauty and religious significance.

Make sure that you keep your cameras ready to capture the eye-catchy views of nature.

On reaching the Joshimath, you will be welcomed by a host of ice peaks.

Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak (6800 ft) and Trek from Dhak to Gulling top (9700 ft)

After having the morning breakfast, we will leave for Dhak village which is located in the Joshimath tehsil. It is going to be a rocky drive. From here we will start the trek. This trek will begin with a rising and dirt path away from the main road, towards Tugasi village.

From Upper Tugasi, you will reach Gulling top in almost 1.5 or 2 hours. Here you will find the trail a combination of steep & moderate climbs. Don’t miss the mesmerizing views of sunrise from your camp early in the morning.

Day 3: Gulling Top to Tali forest camp (11050 ft)

Wake up early in the morning because you will start the trek deep into the forest of Tali. You will have a perfect hike because the slope of ascent is quite even. After a few minutes of trek, you will enter into a little stream and enter into the mixed forest of oaks and rhododendrons. The stay will be scheduled at Tali forest camp.

Day 4: Tali forest camp to Kuari pass (12750 ft) via Khullara Top (11800 ft)

On the fourth day, get prepared for some high snow & squalling wind on the ridges. We will head towards Khullara top which is a trek of almost 3.5km. You will be offered lunch at the base of the Kuari high pass. You will get the opportunity to explore some eye-catchy views of Garhwal peaks.

Day 5: Trek from Tali forest Camp to Auli (9200 ft) via Gurson Bughyal and Drive to Joshimath

We will start the trek from forest camp to Auli via Gurson Bughyal which will give you splendid views of mountains.
You will be reaching to Joshimath from Auli by cable car ride.

Day 6: Joshimath to Dehradun Drive - 275km/10-11 hrs

From Joshimath, we will start the early morning ride to Haridwar, marking the end of this memorable trekking trip.

How to Reach

By Air :-
Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Hire a cab to reach Dehradun City as the airport is 29 km away.

By Train :-
The Dehradun railway station is located in the centre of the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country.

By Bus:-
Dehradun is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service.


Inclusions :-

Food as per menu on the trek.
Forest Camping charges
Safety Equipment
Hiking Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers, and mules for carrying common luggage
Transportation if Specified in Itinerary
Accommodation in Tents, or Homestay
All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 7
Group Transfers in tampu traveller/Innova/Xylo
All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
All currently applicable taxes including service tax

Exclusions :-

Meals during road Journeyss
Any king of Insurance
Any expense of personal Nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Carriage of personal laggage during the trek
Any private individual Transfer Cost
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
Insurance, laundry and phone calls, medical expenses
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list (see above)
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Weather conditions. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.
  • Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.
  • Cancel before 15 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 20% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 5 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 60% of total trek fee.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.

Things To Carry

Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towel
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek) (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (Our team will notify you if required)
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair

Fitness Required for Kuari Pass Trek

At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Kuari Pass Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required: The Kuari Pass Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

These points should not be avoided

  • Temperature and climatic conditions vary significantly vis-à-vis those in the plains. Ample time must be given to acclimatization.
  • The trek may turn out to be very hard for first timers. So, heed to the instructions given by the trek leader.
  • Carry a basic medical & first-aid kit.
  • Always a carry a Valley of Flowers trek map with you.
  • Phones don’t work
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The valley and places enroute are prone to being spoilt by littering. Do Not Litter!

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
  • Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
  • A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
  • Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
  • If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
  • Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
  • Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
  • If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
  • Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
  • To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek


Fixed Departure

Short Itinerary

Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Josimath

Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak and Trek from Dhak to Gulling top

Day 3: Gulling Top to Tali forest camp

Day 4: Tali forest camp to Kuari pass via Khullara Top

Day 5: Tali forest Camp to Auli via Gurson Bughyal and Drive to Joshimath.

Day 6: Joshimath to Dehradun