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.