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KUARI PASS TREK
[ [ The Lord Curzon Trail ] ]
Grade: Moderately Challenging
Max Alt: 4000 meters approx.
Duration: 08 Days
Best Season: May/June & Sept-November
… an Insight into this trek
KUARI PASS TREK
The Lord Curzon trail is revered as a moderate category backpacking that promise to deliver a true alpine trekking experience amidst the remoteness of Himalayas. If you want to progress from the usual day-hiking ideology and explore the vast untouched landscapes brimming with wondrous natural landscapes, the wildest of fauna and flora & the ancientness of denizens – then Kuari Pass trek has to be on your bucket list.
The name Kuari for this trekking trail comes from the native language, which means the place is like an ‘an unmarried female’ (Kuari in Hindi). The pass was not frequented by locals as it wasn’t needed to go such high altitudes, unless only essentially needed.
However, shepherds and hunters in Himalayas had been mapping out these lost worlds since
time unmemorable. The higher pasture lands of Himalayas have been the observatories for
these forlorn yet unbelievably skilled and strong men to reach places, which the modern human
negotiates with a considerable amount of expedition gears.
Dreamcatcher Adventure promise you a time spent at Kuari Pass to be a lifelong memory. Our several years of experience in unearthing the barren lands will defy your outdoors outlook. The aim is to let you see the dreamlike world that we observe with our own eyes. To live up to these words we prepare for our treks with ‘military-like precision’, equipped with highly knowledgeable Naturalist / Guides, who are vastly skilled with survival, Search and Rescue skills/techniques.
Kuari Pass Trek Overview
Uttarakhand in northern India is well accepted abode of Spirituality and Mysticism, and is the
location of Kuari Pass trek.
The outline of Kuari Pass trek is given below for your knowledge:
Driving on Day-01
Your journey starts from Rishikes early morning and drive straight to Nandprayag town.
From here we leave the Badrinath highway and drive towards Ghooni village and camp for the night. A good day to acclimatize the altitude and the terrain.
Day 02 Trek Plan
After an early morning tea and early breakfast we begin the 14-km trek to Jhinji village
with packed lunch. The trail feature for the day is up and down and is not very tough. The
distance should be covered in about 6-7 hours depending on overall health of the team.
Day 03 Plan
REST DAY. We take a rest at Jhinji village mainly done for acclimatization. From now
onwards you will gain altitude for next few days, so it is best to get a little bit of acclimatization at
this stage. On this day you should hike around nearby, explore the village and see the
Himalayan life from close quarters.
Day 04 Plan
Early wake up and breakfast and we set pace for our next stop of Pana village, which
amazingly feels like life a world few hundred ago. The distance is about 12 km through a
mixture of downhill, moderate climb as well direct sun can give be iffy. But savor all this because
the experience is what counts.
Plan for Day 05
This is trek through the untouched high forests and some pristine waterfall. The 10-km
trek starting from Pana will now take us to Dhakwani, above the treeline. The altitude is
approximately 3600 meters and the waving flag of Kuari pass teases you every minute.
Hitting the Kuari Pass on Day 06
From Dhakwani we instantly hit this wall of mountain traversing zig zag and reach the
Kuari Pass. The altitude of approximately 4000 meters is achieved at the pass today. Take a
breather on top and spend some time trying to meditate or spend quite time with nature. Places
like this are oozing with energy and you can definitely soak some in.
Thereafter, the down-trail offers scenes of high peak of Indian Himalayas – your first
good look of highest Indian himalayas. The next few days will give you good view of Kamet,
Haathi-Ghori, Dunagiri and Nandadevi peaks. Walk through the narrow ridge of Chitrakantha
before entering into the skyscraping trees of Juniper and Pine in Taali forest. We pitch camp
near a water source and spend night amidst noises of birds and animals.
Finishing Trek on Day 07
Start the day slowly towards Auli, while adoring the mountains. Hope for clear sunny day
today, because the view from here is worth savoring. We gently climb and cross the Gorson
pass and reach the slopes of Auli. So the couple of hours hike will bring you to Auli, the road
head. Have a cup of tea at Auli and reach Joshimath. Night stay in a hotel, where hot shower
would be the first thing you want to have.
Day 09 – Trip Ends today
Start the drive to Rishikesh today and we will end the trekking services here and
terminate. The next day you are eligible for a FREE White Water Rafting trip with us. Please let
us know about your interest for the same while booking the trek.
Accommodation: Standard 02-Star hotel on Day 08. Dome tents and sleeping bags during the
Trekking Crew: An English speaking lead professional guide to organize everything, a
professional mountaineer cook, and helpers as required.
Transport: Toyota Innova, Mahindra Scorpio or SUV of similar categories. Economy class
travel on airways.
Food: Typical nutrition-filled diet essentially covering India, Chinese, Continental and western
Trekking Gears: World-class trekking equipment known for their durability.
Tour Cost: INR $ 350 per person (min 02-pax / max 15-pax)
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