About the Trek
Kuari pass is a part of the famous lord curzon trail whih is named after the viceroy of british india, Lord Curzon. It is a beautiful trek that gives you breath taking views of some major himalayan peaks like Kamet, parts of Nanda devi, Neelkanth, Nilgiri Chaukhamba barmal, hathi ghori to name a few. View of Dronagiri accompanies you almost the entire stretch of the trek. You'll witness some of the densest oak forest on your way. Himalayan Maple and birch (aka bhoj patra) is also a common sight. Its an easy grade trek and is suitable for kids and elder people alike, with basic fitness level.
DAY 1 DEHRADUN TO TUGASI (265 KM DRIVE)
We will meet up early in the morning in Dehradun at a predetermined location and continue on our journey. We will pass by four of Uttarakhand's five prayags during the journey. Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Devprayag, followed by Alaknanda and Mandakini in Rudraprayag, Alaknanda and Pindar in Karnaprayag, and Alaknanda and Nandakini in Nandaprayag. We will also pass through Joshimath, a military cantonment region that is strategically significant and is home to numerous army formations. It serves as Shri Badrinath's winter residence as well. You can catch a glimpse of Nanda Devi from Hanuman Sheela, a rock formation that resembles a monkey's face, to your right. Hanuman Ji is said to have taken a rest there while bringing Sanjeevani. With a view of the mountains, relax with a cup of tea and some munchies. The next morning, we will depart for the woods after spending the night in Tugasi.
DAY 2: TUGASI TO GULLING TOP (5 KM TREK)
Today, we set off for the base camp of the Kuari Pass Trek. The trail consists of 5 km of dense silver fir, rhododendron, and oak forests. sights of Himalayan Maple and Birch trees are quite often on the route. We may fill our water bottles with the many streams along the route. There is a ridge walk and difficult ascents before reaching the leveled grounds of Khullara. The Khullara campground is a large grassy area with a panoramic view of the peaks of Neelkanth, Kamet, Garud, Trishuli, Hathi Ghori, and Barmal. One creek cuts the entire area in two. In the evenings, you are free to explore the campsite and perhaps do stargazing outside your tent. We then call it a day and rest up for the trek the following day.
DAY 3: GULLING TOP TO KHULLARA (5 KM TREK)
Wake up to the magnificent sunrise over the Dunagiri mountain, which is a spectacular sight. Today we start after an early breakfast. After leaving Lower Tugasi village, we will ascend to the left of the hydro flour mill. after traversing a few farms and a little stream, a steep climb will lead us to upper tugasi region . Our day's campground is just a few kilometres ahead on a sizable grassland section as we begin to gradually approach woodland. Horse chestnut and walnut trees are in abundance just near to our campsite. the top of Nanda devi is slightly visible from this campsite. when you face to the valley side, you can see the mighty dronagiri standing tall to your 2 o' clock . the setting sun gives both the peaks a beautiful hue of tangerine and pink which is a sight to behold.
DAY 4: KHULLARA TO KUARI PASS AND BACK TO KHULLARA (8 KM TREK)
We go out from the campsite and ascend a hill to the top of Khullara, where we can see a bifurcation. The steep trail eventually goes to Pangarchulla peak, while the flatter trail on our right leads to Kuari pass. We will arrive at the site of an old bridge after 1.5 kilometres; however, we must exercise caution when crossing because there is a patch of frozen water here that makes the trail slippery. We will reach the final steep ascent to our summit point after another kilometre of level hiking. well soak in the breathtaking views that the vast stretch of peaks offer us. we will take some reast and take a group photo before making a descent all the way till our campsite.
DAY 5: KHULLARA TO TUGASI (5 KM TREK)
Today we will descend all the way from Khullara to our base village, Tugasi. Our days of trekking will come to an end on this day as we arrive there about lunchtime. You are free to enjoy the comforts of civilization, explore the village, and learn about the locals' customs. If you reach early enough, you can also book a shared cab to Tapovan Hot springs and be back to the guesthouse by evening.
DAY 6: TUGASI TO RISHIKESH (265 KM DRIVE)
Early morning we'll drive back to Dehradun, where it all began. Depending on the time we start and the amount of time we have in our hand, we might get to see one of the Prayags from the road itself. We will have our Breakfast and lunch on the way. We will reach Dehradun in the evening time. From here on we can proceed to our respective destinations. It is advised to book your further journey at least after 7 pm if you're opting for an overnight journey, to avoid any delays due to traffic.
1. All meals Ex Tugasi ( Gerenal nutritious meal )
Both during Homestays and Camp stays
Stay in Homestay on first and last day
3. Forest fees
Per person Per day Forest fee
4. Alpine 4 men tents (Triple sharing), good quality sleeping bags and mattresses, toilet tents, utensils.
5. Team leader, chef and support staff. Porters and mules to carry common luggage.
7. Transport from Dehradun to Tugasi and vice versa.
1. Meals during road transit i.e. meals during travel between Dehradun and Tugasi and vice versa.
2.Any kind of medical Insurance.
3.Any personal expenses like extra food, gears etc.
4. Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
5. Carriage of personal luggage during the trek.