Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass (North Face)

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Kuari Pass is probably the best window to view the high Himalayan peaks. The views are simply breathtaking with the Himalayan giants lined up in one magnificent arc easily making it one of the most wonderful views in the Himalayas. Some of the giants are seen are Kedarnath, Chaukambha, Nilkantha, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nanda Devi, Bethartoli and Dunagiri ( all high 6000m and 7000m peaks).

Southwards the mountain stretch wave upon wave into the dim haze of the distant plains. Starting from the famous ski resort of Auli the trek reaches Kuari Pass and ends at Tapovan completing a big semi – circle.


Area:- Garhwal Himalayas

Trip Duration:- 5 nights / 6 days

Trip Grade:- Moderate

Highest Point:- 3840 mts. (Kedarkantha Peak)

Highest Camping Point:- 3395 mts.

Best Time To Go:- Oct – Jan & Mar – May

Day Itinerary:-

  • Day 1

    Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath (1560 MTS) 9 hrs

  • Early morning drive to Joshimath. The drive takes us into the rugged country of the Garhwal along the Alaknanda river. Going past a few holy confluences 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. Breakfast & Lunch enroute. Overnight Guest House in Joshimath.

  • Day 2

    Joshimath to Auli to Tali (3310 mts) 1 hr Drive & Trek 5-6 hrs

  • Drive 14km to Auli (2750m). From Auli we get to see a distinct profile of Nanda Devi at the head of the sanctuary. The walk takes us 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

    Trek Tali to Khullara (3395 mts) 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 Khullara.

  • Day 4

    Layover Day at Khullara (3395 mts)

  • Have an easy start today, post breakfast relax or amble around camp. The more enthusiastic ones have the option of walking up 2 hrs towards the summit of Pangarchulla to glimpse the beautiful sunrise on the snowcapped peaks. Hot lunch at camp, evening campfire and overnight camp.

  • Day 5

    Trek Khullara to Tapovan (1905 mts) 4-5 hrs and drive to Joshimath (1560 mts)

  • The last day of the climb is all the way down to the Tapovan. Once we reach to Tapovan it’s about 45min. drive from here to the comforts of the hotel in Joshimath.

  • Day 6

    Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh

  • After morning breakfast set out for the 9 hrs drive to reach Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh trip concludes.

Trip Sing Up and bookings:-

We recommend you to book this trip at least 60 days in advance, however if you have short notice feel free to ask for the possibility.

  • • Sign Up amount:- 40% of the total cost per participants.( Non-refundable in any cases)
  • • Between 25 - 50 days before the trip date the 60% balance needs to be transfer
  • • In case you book your trip less than 25 days before the trip date you need to pay directly the full amount which is non - refundable.

(Please note that on payments made by bank transfers, bank transaction charges will have to be borne by the clients)

Cancellations Policy

Cancellation by Guest:-

In case of cancellation, the following scale of charges will apply:-

  • If we receive your cancellation between 40 – 50 days before the starting date of the trip we refund you 30% from the deposit. ( Except 40% sign up amount)
  • If we receive your cancellation between 25 – 40 days before the starting date of the trip we refund you 10% from the deposit. ( Except 40% sign up amount)
  • If we receive your cancellation less than 25 days’ notice before the starting of the trip (after payment is received in full), no refunds can be given.
  • Some trips attract a minimum processing charge. Please check. The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.
  • For quick and short notice booking i.e. within the period less than 08 days, if we receive full payment, in case of any cancellation due to any reason no refund will be given.
  • If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so in writing (best by e-mail).
Cancellation by Trekt India:-
  • If Trekt India has to cancel a trip due to insufficient bookings, you will receive a full refund.
  • Trekt India is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the participants in preparation for the trip. For example visa and passport cost, vaccination charges, air fares and transportation cost, gear purchase for the trip, hotel bookings and any other expenses done by the guest for the trip.
  • You will not be titled to make any further claim on Trekt India for any loss of time and expenses
Cancellations due to Natural Disasters, political matters and any other occasions beyond Trekt India’s control:-

If a trip get cancelled due to any:-

  • Natural disasters like earthquake, any kind of floods, landslides, extreme weather conditions etc.
  • Political Matters like elections, strikes, war, tribal affairs, curfew, etc. and any other occasion which is beyond Trekt India’s control

We will refund half of the total amount we received by the guest till that particular date of cancellation except the 30% sign up amount which always remain non - refundable.

Route Changes/Postponement or delay:

Trekt India may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the trip or expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, transport difficulty, political instability or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage, flights, visa and hotel accommodations.

If the changes occur once the trip begins, the itinerary will be decided by the guide and will be in the best and the safest interests of the clients.

Emergency Evacuations

Trip cost is subject to trip dates and trip route only. In case of emergency evacuation caused due to any reasons the extra expenses will be paid by the Guest. For example if we need to leave mountain or river and guest need to stay in the hotel but in itinerary it’s in tent so guest need to pay the cost to stay in Hotel. Trekt India will not be liable to pay for any of that cost.