Very few people know the fact that 'Lord Curzon' discovered a trek route of Kuari Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas. Because of this reason, this trek is also known as 'Lord Curzon Trail'.
If you are a beginner trekkers, then Kuari Pass trek would be the best to start with. Although it can be done round the year, but the winter is the best time to experience the unmatched beauty of Lord Curzon Trail. Kuari Pass Trek is also one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas.
Witness the 7000meters Himalayan Club - Kamet (7756m), Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), and the great divine peak of Nanda Devi (7817m) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7434m). This trek offers impressive skyline of these mighty Himalayan mountains from close quarters.
You will find beautiful forests which are really old with blooming rhododendron and oak trees. Every time, the virgin alpine meadows give the forest entry beautiful than before. The region is used extensively by the local shepherds, and it is a great activity to explore one of the richest meadows in the Himalayas to get a full view of the splendid snow-clad peaks.
Trip Starts & Ends: Dehradun/Haridwar
Temperature: Day: 13°C-18°C and Night: -3°C-4°C
Trekking Distance: 33km
Maximum Altitude: 12,516 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Railway Station: Haridwar
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Last ATM: Joshimath
Day 1 Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath (265 km Drive/ 10 hours)
Report at Haridwar/Dehradun Bus Stand between 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM. You’ll meet Nirvana Trip representative there and thereafter begin your long uphill drive to Joshimath.
Enroute, you'll pass through Rishikesh - The Adventure Capital Of India. Witness the adventure junkies with full of thrills in white Ganga River Rafting.
You'll feel blessed to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers to form the Ganga River at Devprayag. Enroute, enjoy your Breakfast and Lunch with the beautiful Valley View.
Arrive Joshimath at evening. Overnight stay at our Hotel.
Day 2 Joshimath – Chitrakantha (10 Km Drive, 6 Km Trek/4 Hrs)
After early morning breakfast, we drive to Dhak village, the starting point of the trek. The village comes after a picturesque ride of 30 min where you get beautiful views of Dronagiri peaks.
On reaching dhak village, we will gear up to start our 6 km trek to lower Chitrakantha. The trail has gradual ascents and several shepherd huts with Himalayan villages & their lush green step farms. After a trek of 1.5 km, we will pass through Karachi village on our left.
Witness the typical mountain village lifestyle, unique structures of wooden Himalayan houses and the way they store their Cattle. The water streams managed by the villagers for irrigation purposes, the lush green step farms along with the small canals with pure mineral water. The scene can be mesmerizing for any city dweller.
Take a look down below to watch the Dhauli Ganga River force its way to the nearby hydropower plant. Follow the trail to cross dense forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendrons. The trek continues to climbs to the village of Tugasi. The trail to our first campsite passes through beautiful meadows where one can enjoy their lunch in between.
On reaching Chitrakantha campsite, you will witness an impressive snow-capped ridge with views of the Chaukhamba peak. Enjoy the bonfire and delicious dinner at Chitrakantha campsite.
Day 3 Chitrakantha to Tali Top (6 km Trek / 4 Hrs)
Start your day early with warm-up exercises followed by a wholesome breakfast. Today, you'll trek 6 km or 4 hrs to scale heights up to 3,500 metre till Tali Top Campsite. The campsite of Tali is surrounded by dense forest with a stream flowing close by. During winters, most of the campsite is snow covered and one has to camp on snow as well.
Reach Tali Top meadow, a Himalayan Bugyal which lies on the North Face of Mt. Nanda Devi and Mt. Doonagiri. Enjoy the campfire and delicious dinner at the Tali Top campsite.
Day 4 Tali Top - Khullara - Kuari Pass - Tali Campsite (15 km Trek, 8 hrs)
Today will be a long and strenuous day. We start our trek to Kuari Pass after early morning breakfast. First one hour is easy till Khullara. After that, you will start the climb to Khullara Top. After 2 Kms from Tali, you'll reach a place where a flag has been hoisted on the trail leading to Kuari Pass. The Kuari Pass is 4 Km further from this Flag Point.
The highest altitude on this trek is Kuari Top (3876 metres) which is 700 metres before the Kuari Pass (3504 metres). Walk carefully over snow-filled patches to arrive at Kuari Pass and witness the 360-degree views of the Himalayas. You can see Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Nilgiri and Hathi Ghoda peaks on one side and Trishul, Nanda Devi straight ahead of you.
Here you'll be greeted by gushing chill winds and view of the towering Nanda Devi Peak, the highest peak located entirely within India. Capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment in your Camera. After spending some quality time, follow the same path to return back to Tali Campsite. Enjoy the campfire and delicious dinner at the campsite near Tali Lake.
Day 5 Tali to Joshimath via Auli (8 km, 4 hrs)
After a round of routine exercises and breakfast, we follow the downhill trail to Auli - The Skiing Capital Of India.
En route you'll cross the famous Gorson Bugyal meadow. Enjoy the views of the route leading to the famous Nanda Devi Sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga river. After a trek of 4 hours, you'll reach Auli, a popular hill station, and skiing destination. Our Cab waiting for us at Auli to drive us back to Joshimath.
Inspite being not a popular Hill station, Joshimath has its charm and beauty. Joshimath is known for the site where Adiguru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment. Spend your overnight stay at our GuestHouse.
Day 6 Joshimath to Dehradun/Haridwar (265 km Drive/ 10 hours)
After early morning breakfast, we will drive back to Haridwar/Dehradun. We'll probably reach by 6 pm at evening.
The unforgettable winter trek and Nirvana Trip services end here only. Board your Train/Bus from Haridwar or Dehradun.
- Transport from Dehradun/Haridwar
- All meals during the trek
- Accommodation in camp
- Mountaineering guide
- Expenses of personal nature (laundry, telephone, etc) Airfare, Tips, gratuities, Insurance
- Soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, Political Strike etc
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