Kuari Pass Trek Things to do

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The hands-down winner is an exploration and popularization of a trail from Joshimath to Kuari Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas, among several things that Lord Curzon has done in India. The 7000m club comprises the Kamet (7756m), Trishul and Chaukhamba (7128m), Nanda Devi’s great divine peak (7817m), and Nanda Devi East’s twin Nanda (7434m). The trek begins in Joshimath in the Himalayan district of Chamoli and in this part of the Himalayas is a hub for tourists and pilgrims. The Pancha-Prayag Rivers – namely, Devprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag and Rudraprayag – are the influences of several rivers, Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, and Birehiganga & Dhauli Ganga. The walk goes through the little distant villages of the Himalayas. The way to get to know the life of mountain people is a great way to walk along the Curzon path through these villages. The trees are lighted in the colors of the yellow and orange of autumn, in profound contrast with the black-brown and snowy mountains. You go through the majestic jungles of the Oak and Deodar trees on this trek. And, of course, these jungles make up a wildlife house. Pugmarks can be seen in forests from leopards or from black Himalayans. There are also several Rhododendron trees in these mountains, which produce flowers of a fiery red hue.

The truly relaxing portion of the trek is the luxury Himalayan wilderness, known in the native language as the Bugyal. The simplicity and tranquility of a Himalayan meadow is a rare experience. The Gorson Bugyal, comprised of vast green pastures, is most impressive. This tour also takes you to Auli, known for its stunning ski slopes in winter kuari.

A few other smaller passes – the Vinayak pass and the Tali peak, guiding you to the top of the hike – the Kuari Tup (13990 meters) – can carry you up and down. This trek isn’t too hard and pays a lot to the physical effort with the most beautiful views of some of the best Himalayan Mountains in the country. Highlight of this trek is the sight of the Nanda Devi Massif. So you can pick up your rucksacks and go towards Haridwar to enjoy some fun at the meadows and on the snowy slopes in the Garhval Himalays.

On the Curzon Trail to the Kuari Road, the TTH team will take you on the sight of spectacle.

1st day: Joshimath-Haridwar

From Haridwar, you’ll launch your trip with us. From Haridwar drive from the pickup point we’ll be on the fabled Badrinath road (Haridwar railway station). You would want to schedule a brief stay at Rishikesh in Haridwar, where the Ganges are wild and strong and enjoy gold opportunities for rafting and adventure, if you are passionate about cultural tours and water adventure sport. We can cross Rishikesh and schedule pickup from there easily as well. Alternatively, in these great locations on your way back after the trek you can even plan your visit.

It will certainly be a long 9-hour drive to Joshimath, but you will never have fantastic vistas. The broad river flowing along with us will become more and wilder as we climb up. We’re heading through the holy Ganga—Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag, or five holy confluences of Ganga.

Have your cameras primed for most of the voyage and stay awake.

02 Day: Gulling Top Joshimath.

Many ice tops will welcome us in Joshimath, which will invite us to our base camp on the first day this morning rather than in the darkness of our arrival. We will travel to Dhak Village on the Joshimath Tehsil, rocky drive for 45 minutes, after getting an early breakfast this day. Our trek begins from here. Watch the gentle pistes on this drive on Josh math’s Sleeping Lady Mountain. A lying lady seems to be outlined in the gentle up- and downs of this mountain.

The hiking is gradually uphill from Dhak. The dirt path leads to Tugasi village from the main road. On this trail, after a walk on a low level landscape and steadily rising soft piste, there are some sharp t-turns. Much of the land here is rugged. There is no greenery from the terrace farmland, but the view from the Garhwal boundary is sweeping all over. Look out for the vivid silvery sun-drained Dhauli-Ganga stream that snakes into the abyss and the hydroelectric power station of the Vishnugad-Tapovan. In this area you definitely would not find any snow.

You enter the village of Kharchi for twenty to five minutes in the hike, where you can fill your flasks and relax. From the village the track starts on the same rugged road to the left of this valley. The climb is steep and meets a few turns to the bottom of the Tugasi area. The track can be found in two here and the one along a hydro running flour mill must be taken along. The Upper Tugasi area, marked by a few wheat fields, blooms and stubble-covered shacks, is about 10 minutes away from here. In this location you can find small streams as well.

Keep on the trail, keep steeply uphill, and abandon the farmland and the stunning view of the Dronagiri peak raises at a staggering distance. On the open weeds with a view of Dronagiri, we can pitch tents with oak trees.

This afternoon you might ask your walk leader to walk to Gulling Top to enjoy the snow-laden forests on your own. 

03rd Day: Top Tali Forest Camp Gulling

Wake up to a 5-hour trip deeper into the forest of Talli in due time next morning. The trek is less challenging today after the exhausting climb of the last day. The ascent gradients are reasonably smooth and make a fun stroll. You will enter the green clearing with the majestic peaks of snow within 20 minutes of this trek. After a few moments of rest, the ascent has to proceed across a little stream to eventually thicken into mixed woodland of oaks and rhododendrons. You might also see white and pink flowers when you’re coming in late March. Walnut and several other c types can be found other than rhododendrons. At the peak of the splendor of winter you’re all surrounded with snow in the trees. Your second camp will be pitched in the thickening snow, sun and shadow of the Gulling coniferous trees. Along this way, along with Dronagiri, the peaks of Hathi Ghori will be gloriously manifested.

Day 04: Kuari Forest Camp Tali Pass and Return from Khullara Top

The fourth day, based on the party speed, is the summit day that will consume 10-11 hours. Today, you have to brace for the snow and the wind on the ridges. There will be no water on the road today, so bring plenty to cover you. 

The first stage will be a 3.5 km mild uphill climb to the top of Khullara. You’ll have to cross the collapsed bridge and a river that is frozen over in the winter, and then ascend the ridge to reach the high pass, which is rough and snowing further. You are invited to take a rest and breathe every 15 minutes. A long break can be afforded at the Jhandi Dhar, a suitable rest place 2 hours a day. Lunch is on the way or at the base of the Kuari High Pass after arrival at the temple.

Made sure your shoes are adequately tightened. You can get nice quality spikes from Trek the Himalayas, but you must bring the gaiters with you. You may also purchase gaiters at fair rates from the Joshimath market. The high point of this trek will be a visual bang that will reveal a host of Garhwal ghemoth peaks, including: Kingarnath Mountain, Chaukhambha, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, and Ghori Parvat.

Day 05: Joshimath Forest Camp – Gurson bugyal (11150 ft) and Auli Day (9680 ft)

Today we’re moving to Auli, India’s skiing capital, and one of South Asia’s best known. We will descend on a sweetly fun trip to Auli to discover the stunning snow picked rolling valleys of Gorson Bugyal.

Crossing Gorson’s Bugyals is free of any challenging and funny climb, mostly on a rolling pitch, while high winter snow which leave the place tadly barren. Skiing is a big activity in the thawing season of March.

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