North Face – Kuari Pass Trek

Kauri Pass


6 Days From: Sept. 30, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2040
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North Face – Kuari Pass Trek



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Includes: 6 days trek to Kauri this Summers

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day by day breakup



Day 1 : Drive From Rishikesh to Joshimath (1560m) 8-9 hrs

Kuari Pass which includes an amalgamation of a large variety of activities like hiking, camping at adventurous locations. A spectacular trek to the Kuari Pass skirting through the outer wall of the Nanda Devi sanctuary, crossing passes and beautiful river systems in the Garhwal Himalaya, the Kuari Pass trek is widely popular among the European and American travelers.
At an altitude of 4265m in the heart of Chamoli District of Uttaranchal in the northeastern part of Garhwal, the Kauri Trek, also known as the Curzon Trail takes one through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. Providing an enchanting view of the bounty peaks of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Bethartoli and Devasthan , the Kauri pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal mountains.
The views are simply breathtaking. From facing north the vision sweeps from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath in the west - the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli, Dunagiri - (all of them 6000m to 7000 m high peaks) lined one after the other in a magnificent arc.
There are two ways through which one can reach the Kauri Way. One is through the Curzon Trail i.e from Ghat via Ramni. see the majestic twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, and Hathi- Ghodi Parvat. Rare Himalayan flora and fauna are found aplenty on this trail. The other route which however should not be taken in the winter is from Auli Bugyal through Gorson Top.

The drive takes one into the rugged country of the Garhwal along the Alaknanda river. Going past a few holy confluences and the road keeps ascending to the small township of Joshimath, which is the base for the Indian Army and the Indian Tibet Border police for this area. 




Day 2 : Joshimath - Tali (3310m) 5-6 hrs

Drive to  Auli (2750m) 3o minutes drive. From Auli one gets to see a distinct profile of Nanda Devi at the head of the sanctuary. The walk takes one through the forests of oak and rhododendron to reach meadows of Gorson. From here the trail descends steepily down to the forest and we camp by a small water body at Tali. Overnight Camp.




Day 3 : Tali to Khulara (3395m) via the Kuari Pass 5-6 hrs

Today the trail ascends the ridge above Tali and cairns marks our track. Just below the pass, the trail leads through a large meadow affording spectacular views of the Himalayas. North of Joshimath is the Chaukhamba range, Nilkanth (6596m) and Narayan Parbat (5965m), while Mana peak (7272m),Kamet (7756m) and Abi Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibetan border. In the middle foreground, the main Himalayan chain in the vicinity of the Bhyundar valley and Hem Kund includes Nilgiri Parbat (6474m), Rataban (6166m), Ghori Parbat (6708m) and Hathi Parbat (6727m). Dunagairi (7066m) dominates the peaks to the north of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The Kuari pass (3840m) is by no means demanding – we have our lunch here and then descent an hour to the base camp at Khulara.



Day 4 :: Day Visit to Dayali Sera

 a flat meadow with excellent view of the Himalayas and Nanda kot etc... Back to Camp Khulara.  or climb pangarchulla peak 4575meter.



Day 5: Khulara – Dhak road (1905m) 4-5 hrs and drive to Joshimath


The last day of the climb is all the way down to the Dhak band. It’s about 1 hours drive from here to the comforts of the Guest house in Joshimath.




Day 6 : Joshimath – Rishikesh

After an early morning breakfast set out for the long 9 hr drive to reach Rishikesh

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