This beautiful trek is very popular. The Kuari pass is also known as Curzon's trail since the British viceroy, Lord Curzon, attempted crossing it and loved exploring this area. Though the pass is not very high it offers excellent views of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and other Himalayan peaks. The Nanda Devi national park and the Rishi Ganga gorge are visible from the first day itself.
4N5D winter Kuari pass trek cost 7000 INR | Experienced guide & support team | Fixed departures
Tented accommodation | Nutritious veg food | Haridwar to Joshimath transportation on request
Duration of the trek: 5 Days 4 Nights
Kuari pass trek best Season: Apr-Nov
Kuari pass trek dificulty level: Moderate
Kuari pass trek total Distance: 74 km
Kuari pass trek height: 3640m Kuari Pass
WInter Kuari pass trek weather: The nights are cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Access: Auli is connected by road from Haridwar and is about 10 hours drive. Ghat is short distance from Nandprayag, which is on the Haridwar-Joshimath road.
Winter Kuari Pass trek - Day 01 : Auli (2750m) to Chitrakana (3310m) - 15km (7hrs)
The trail heads up, past the skylifts at Auli, to the meadows of Gurson Bugyal. Continue climbing upwards, through the forest, enjoying the excellent views of Nanda Devi and the National Park, along with the Rishi Ganga gorge. The climb gets steep, crossing oak and rhodendrons forest, before a short descent to the meadows of Chitraganta. Plenty of shepherds live here during the hot months. You get great views of Chaukhamba from the camp.
Winter Kuari Pass trek - Day 02 : Chitrakana to Dakwani (3300m) via Kuari Pass (3640m) - 14km (5hrs.)
The well-marked trail with cairns leads to the ridge above Chitraganta. Continue through the meadows to the pass. You get excellent views of some of the peaks that exceed 7000m, till the border with Tibet. Cross over the easy meadow pass to descend on a steep path at the tree line. Camp in a clearing in the forest, past the small shepherd encampment.
Winter Kuari Pass trek - Day 03 : Dakeani to Ghangri (2000m) - 16km (7hrs)
The trail heads down to a stream. Cross the stream using the wooden bridge, before heading up to a small ridge. From here it is a long descent towards Birthi Ganga. It is a pleasant walk through oak, silver birch and rhodendron forest. The last descent to the river is steep. Cross the Birthi Ganga over the suspension bridge. Ghangri is a short climb from the bridge. The village has a forest rest house and a school.
Winter Kuari Pass trek - Day 04 : Ghangri to Ramni (2550m) - 15km (6hrs)
From Ghangri, the trail heads up to a wooded ridge at 2900m. The ridge divides the Birthi Valley from the Nandakini valley. Make the gradual descent to Ramni, short of which you can see the path leading to Kanol and Roop Kund. The villagers take cattle up to this ridge for grazing. There are a few dhabas and lodges at Ramni.
Winter Kuari Pass trek - Day 05 : Ramni to Ghat (1330m) - 15km (5hrs)
The trail from Ramni, going east, leads to Roop Kund, while the trail heading southwest, through the village, leads to Ghat. Descend to the Nandakini and cross the bridge to arrive at the marker at Ghat.
Terms and Conditions
1. Booking should be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount so that we can try our best to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
2. The expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. The Himalaya Destination will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues
Cancellation and Refund:
1. Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure : 75%% refund
2. Cancellation between 20 days to prior to date of departure and departure date: 50% refund
3. No show: No Refund
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1. The activity is weather based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.