Kuari Pass Trek Uttarakhand - GIO Adventures

Kuari Pass Trek


Rs.8,700
Product Code: TRKP1
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 5 Days
Season: Apr - Jun, Sep - Dec
Grade: Moderate
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
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DAY 01: Haridwar – Auli (2450m) (Drive / 8 - 9 hrs)

We assemble at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m and from there board a vehicle which will drop us at Auli. This drive is long yet engaging. We will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda Rivers. Enroute , we will be crossing the holy towns of Devprayag & Rudraprayag. On reaching, we will relax & spend some good time at the beautiful lodge.

DAY 02: Auli (2450m) – Khulara (3225m) (Trek / 6 hrs)

After an early breakfast we drive a short distance (5 kms) to reach the starting point of the trek. From here we start hiking through the Auli meadows (popular for skiing) and witness up-close views of the famous Nanda Devi Peak and other big Himalayan giants. After walking past the Auli meadows, we will trek through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life. Once out of the jungle we will walk on the beautiful meadows of Gurson, every moment in this place is going to delightful. Beauty of these meadows is something to be experienced. From Gurson we will descend for a short time and will again enter a beautiful forest section of oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees. Trekking further, we will cross Tali, a campsite used by avid trekkers. In about a couple of hours, we will reach the magnificent campsite at Khulara where we camp for the night. If it's a clear night star gazing is going to be fun. Overnight in tents.

DAY 03: Khulara (2550m) – Kuari Pass (3650m) - Khulara (2550m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)

Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. Walking on golden, green and other hues of grass is just bliss. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! We are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Don’t miss a chance to spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. We will reach Kuari pass in about 3 hours or so. Our guide might give you the option of not going to the actual pass (which is nearby) and instead climb another vantage point with better views so take a call depending upon what you feel like doing. After spending sometime at the vantage ridge/Kuari pass we will start walking back to Khulara. On reaching Khulara, we will enjoy an overnight stay in tents

DAY 04: Khulara (2550m) – Dhak- Auli (2450m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs) (Drive / 1 hr)

After a leisurely breakfast we start climbing down towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. We will walk all the way down to Dhak a small market place on this road. Walk today is again a completely enjoyable experience with us walking through interesting forest sections and couple of scenically located villages. We will make short stops at Tugasi & Karchi village and spend time interacting with people and getting to know more about their way of life. From Dhak we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Auli where a hot shower followed by a sumptuous meal awaits us. Overnight at the lodge.

DAY 05: Auli (2450m) – Haridwar (Drive / 8 - 9 hrs)

After breakfast drive down to Haridwar. Trip ends here.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
    • Day 1: Overnight in lodge (Auli)
    • Day 2: Overnight in the tents (Khulara)
    • Day 3: Overnight in the tents (Khulara)
    • Day 4: Overnight in lodge (Auli)
  • Transport
    • 1: Haridwar - Auli 2: Auli – Haridwar

    Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller / Mahindra Xylo / Mahindra Bolero / Local Jeeps

  • Camping arrangements

    We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek

    The following equipment is provided on the trek :

    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Comfortable camping mattresses
    • Mess Tent
    • Camping stools & tables
    • There will be 2 toilet tents [separate for gents and ladies] having portable toilet seats
    • First Aid / Medical kit
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Meals :
    • Day 1: Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast
  • Porter/Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & Camping fee (if Any)

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/PURCHASE

EQUIPMENT RENT*
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)

For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in.

There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 500 – 700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

Weather Details

In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (April-Jun) there will be snow on the higher meadows, in the months of April to mid May, trekkers should be prepared for snow conditions. Days are going to be sunny and warm (12-20 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of -2 to 5 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Nov) there is hardly any snow at the start with possibility of snowfall towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (10-16 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-5 to 5 °C). Wind-chill factor is something that one needs to account and be prepared for on most Himalayan treks.

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
  • Shirt / T - Shirts - 2 to 3
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek

Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

5 Days | Apr - Jun & Sep - Dec | Moderate| Max Alt: Kuari Pass (3650m)


Sketch Itinerary

Day 01: Haridwar Auli (2450m) (Drive / 8 - 9 hrs)
Day 02: Auli (2450m) Khulara (3225m) (Trek / 6 hrs)
Day 03: Khulara (2550m) Kuari Pass (3650m) - Khulara (2550m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)
Day 04: Khulara (2550m) Dhak- Auli (2450m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs) (Drive / 1 hr)
Day 05: Auli (2450m) Haridwar (Drive / 8 - 9 hrs)

Description

Also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail, the Kuari pass trek, is surely one of the finest treks in the Indian Himalayas. For adventure & mountain lovers, this trail offers spectacular views of Himalayas and a chance to be transported into inner Himalayan region in a very short duration. This trek is undoubtedly amazing as it offers a rare experience altogether. The trail is simply captivating as one gets to walk on never-ending meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. Blessed with beautiful forest sections, sunrise & sunsets to die for, Kuari Pass trek is sure to lend you with an experience of a lifetime. Dont miss out the opportunity to mingle with the shepherds and their entourage. Also be bowled over by their way of life. Highlight of the trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more.

Another big highlight of this trek would be the chance to visit and stay in Auli. The scenically located Himalayan Eco lodge will be no less than a home away from home. While at the lodge, bird watching can be a great option to take up, as one will surely end up spotting out rare species.

DETAILS
Duration 5 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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