Kuari Pass Trek

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The Kuari Pass Trek stands as a mesmerizing expedition, leading trekkers through the captivating landscapes of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, India. Renowned for its panoramic views of iconic Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Trishul, this trek commences in Joshimath. Traversing lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and vibrant meadows, the trail culminates at Kuari Pass—a high-altitude viewpoint offering sweeping vistas of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Beyond its visual allure, this trek also immerses trekkers in the cultural tapestry of local Garhwali communities. The Kuari Pass Trek harmoniously blends natural splendor, adventure, and cultural exploration, making it a must-embark journey for those seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.


  • Certainly! Here are some highlighted points about the Kuari Pass Trek:
  • 1. Scenic Beauty: The Kuari Pass Trek is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, offering panoramic views of some of the most famous peaks in the Indian Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Kamet, Trishul, and more.
  • 2. Moderate Difficulty: This trek is considered moderately challenging, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to experience the Himalayas without extremely strenuous trekking.
  • 3. Rich Biodiversity: The trek takes you through lush forests filled with diverse flora and fauna. You may encounter rhododendron forests, oak trees, and various species of birds and wildlife during your journey.
  • 4. Cultural Immersion: The trek also provides a chance to interact with local communities and experience the culture of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. You may visit charming villages and witness the unique lifestyle of the locals.
  • 5. Historical Significance: Kuari Pass has historical significance as it was used by the British during the colonial era as a route to Tibet. The name "Kuari" means "doorway" in the local language.
  • 6. Variety of Terrain: The trek offers a mix of terrains, including meadows, ridges, and rocky paths, ensuring a diverse and interesting hiking experience.
  • 7. Snow Views: Depending on the season, you may encounter snow-covered landscapes, adding to the trek's allure. Snow can typically be seen during the spring and autumn months.
  • 8. Star-Gazing: Due to the remote location and clear skies, the Kuari Pass area is excellent for star-gazing. On clear nights, you can witness a spectacular display of stars and constellations.
  • 9. Photography Opportunities: The trek provides endless opportunities for photography, with stunning vistas, colorful meadows, and picturesque villages along the way.
  • 10. Supportive Infrastructure: The region has well-established trekking infrastructure, including campsites, guesthouses, and guides. This makes it accessible to a wide range of trekkers.
  • 11. Adventure and Solitude: While the trek is popular, there are still opportunities to find solitude and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
  • 12. Satisfying Achievement: Completing the Kuari Pass Trek is not only a physical accomplishment but also a deeply rewarding experience as you conquer high-altitude terrain and witness the grandeur of the mountains.


  • Accommodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 5. A good quality cosy Homestay with attached Toilet included on sharing basis at Joshimath & tent on triple sharing basis on trek.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village Joshimath are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit, oxygen cylinder and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission are included.
  • Transportation : NO
  • Emergency evacuation/ rescue cost (but arranged by us).
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage's.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure due to unforeseen weather conditions, govt ban, natural calamities, medical issues.


The nearest railway station is Haridwar and Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradoon. From Haridwar to Joshomath Drive is 277kms, 8/9 hrs of drive.

Arrive Joshimath, base village and overnight stay at Homestay.
Altitude : 1821 meters / 6724 ft.

Meals: Evening - Tea & Pakodi, soup - Tomato, Dinner - Malka Dal Rice Roti Paneer achar papad, sweet - Gajar ka halwa

On the first day 12 kms drive to Dhak village, and 6kms trek to Gulling Top, 4/5 hrs. Overnight stay at campsite.
Altitude : 2900 meters / 9600 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea milk cornflakes bread butter jam, Lunch - Pulao achar salad frooti, Evening - tea & pop corn, Soup - Manchao ,Dinner - Lauki+chana dal rice roti, bengan varta papad, sweet - Sewai

After breakfast start towards Tali forest camp, a adventurous camp inside the jungle. 4kms, 5/6 hrs.
Altitude : 3350 meters / 11070 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Poha Suji halwa, Lunch - Sandwitch salad boiled egg fruit tang juice, Evening - tea & kachri, Soup - Hot & Sour , Dinner - Moong dal rice roti gobi papad, sweet - jalebi

From Tali camp to Kuari Pass top is a moderate gradient uphill hike. And the last 1.5kms will be most challenging. Today is the toughest day. 15kms, 9/10 hrs. Then back to the
same campsite. Overnight stay at Tali camp.
Altitude : 13990 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Chole Bhature egg bhurji, Lunch - Muli Paratha achar salad fruit bar, Evening - tea & samosa, Soup - veg soup, Dinner - Kali Dal rice roti nuti+aloo,
sweet - gulab jamun

Last day of trek, we will descend down to Joshimath village again via Gorson Bugiyal and Auli route. 8kms trek, 6/7 hrs. Then drive from Auli to Joshimath, 13kms drive.
Altitude : 1821 meters / 6724 ft.

Melas: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Pan cake besan chilla ketchup honey, Lunch - Jeera rice nuti+aloo fry salad appy biscuit, Evening - Tea & matri, Dinner - Rajma dal rice roti gobi+aloo papad,
sweet - shahi tukda

Last day of itinerary. After breakfast depart for Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar by afternoon. Book accommodation and tickets accordingly.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Puri aloo jhol.



Frequently asked questions

The Kuari Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian Himalayas, specifically in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It offers stunning views of several high peaks, including Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Kamet, and Trishul.

The Kuari Pass Trek typically takes around 6 to 7 days to complete. The actual duration may vary depending on the trekking company or individual preferences.

The best time for the Kuari Pass Trek is during the late spring (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is relatively stable, and the views are stunning.

Yes, the Kuari Pass Trek is considered to be a moderately easy trek, making it suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. However, it's always advisable to do some physical conditioning and be prepared for variable weather conditions.

The trek usually starts from a place called Joshimath, which is well-connected to major cities in Uttarakhand by road.

Yes, you need permits to trek in the Kuari Pass area. These permits can be obtained from the forest department, and it's essential to carry them during your trek.

The Kuari Pass itself is situated at an altitude of approximately 12,516 feet (3,815 meters) above sea level. However, during the trek, you may reach higher altitudes depending on your route.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide, it's highly recommended, especially for those who are new to trekking in the region. A guide can provide valuable information, ensure safety, and assist with navigation.

You should pack essentials like warm clothing, trekking shoes, a good quality backpack, a rain jacket, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and high-energy snacks. Be sure to check with your trekking company or guide for a detailed packing list.

The Kuari Pass Trek is generally considered safe, but like any outdoor adventure, it carries some inherent risks. It's important to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of changing weather conditions. Hiring an experienced guide can enhance safety.

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