Winter Kuari Pass Trek

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Overview

Altitude: Maximum -13800 fts/4200 mts
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Season: December to February
Total trekking distance: 35 Kms


Highlights of Winter Kuari Pass Trek

  • Kauri means ‘Doorway’ to high mountain of Garhwal region.
  • This trek is famous for its stunning view. You will get exhilatering view of eastern Himalayas as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kamet, Dunagiri Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. Particularly during winter, views of these snow capped peaks are very exquisite & pristine.
  • The trail is rich in alpine flora.
  • Enroute visit to Auli, renowned popular skiing destination.


Short Itinerary for Winter Kauri Pass Trek

  • Day 01: Drive from Haridwar/Dehradun – Joshimath (Drive - 280 Kms/09 hrs approx)
  • Day 02: Joshimath – Dhak (drive -12 Kms) Dhak – Chitrakhana(Trek 06 Kms/04 hrs)
  • Day 03: Chitrakhana to Tali Top (Trek -06 kms/04 hrs)
  • Day 04: Tali Top - Kuari Pass- Tali (Trek - 15 Kms/08 hrs)
  • Day 05: Tali - Joshimath via Auli. (Trek 8km/ 4hrs. approx) Auli – Joshimath (drive 16 Kms/ 30 mins approx)
  • Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar (280 Kms/08 hrs approx)


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (Drive - 280 Kms/09 hrs approx)
Early morning drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Chamoli. On arrival check into guest house for overnight stay.

Day 2: Joshimath – Dhak (Drive -12 Kms) Dhak – Chitrakhana(Trek 06 Kms/04 hrs)
After breakfast begin drive to Dhak village, the base for Kuari Pass trek. The trail passes through few villages & the terraced paddy fields which gives glimpse of local rural’ life. Further continue the trek, the human settlement conceals followed by oak, deodar, and rhododendron forest with gradual descent to the ChitraKantha. Chitrakantha is scenic meadow campsite & gives sight of majestic snow capped peaks. Night stay at the camp.

Day 3: Chitrakhana - Tali Top (Trek -06 kms/04 hrs)
After breakfast start trek to Tali Top. It is uphill climb through mountain forest of Rhododendron & alpine meadow followed by crossing the forest ridge. We will reach Tali Top an exquisite campsite for overnight halt.

Day 4: Tali Top - Kuari Pass - Tali (Trek - 15 Kms/08 hrs)
After early breakfast get ready for long distance trek. Trek begins with steady climb to Khullara top followed by passage through snow patch to reach Kuari Top. From Kauri top, some of the prominent peaks are visible like Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet Neelkantha & etc are. After spending some quality time return back to Tali for night halt.

Day 5: Tali - Auli (Trek 10 km/ 4hrs. approx) Auli – Joshimath (drive 16 Kms/ 30 mins approx)
After breakfast begin the trek to Auli. After crossing narrow ridges you enter Gurson meadow. Trek continues to Gurson meadow for 05 kms followed by 01 Kms further trail to reach Auli road head. On arrival board the vehicle for Joshimath.

Day 6: Joshimath Departure
After breakfast drive to onward destination.

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