The trek over the Kuari Pass was the route followed by Shipton and Tilman on their way to the Rishi Gorge and by other mountaineers en route to the peaks on the Indo-Tibetan border. It is also called the Curzon Trail, as the famous former Viceroy of India also travelled this route. The trail was named after Lord Curzon who was a keen trekker and it is said that the path was specially improved so that he could do the trek. The crossing of the pass is a fitting conclusion to a trek that takes in three lesser passes and five major rivers - the Pindar, Kaliganga, Mandakini, Bheriganga and the Dhauliganga.
You get truly spectacular views of the Himalayas - Trishul (23,496 ft/7,120 m) o Kedarnath (22,994 ft/6,968 m), Kamet's pyramid of granite (25,595 ft/7,756 m), Nilkanth (21,767 ft/6,596 m), the square-topped summits of Gori Parbat and Hathi Parbat, Badrinath, the icy crest of Dunagiri, Rishikot, Changabang (22,651 ft/6,864 m), Kedarnath and Chowkhamba (23,522 ft/7,128 m) and the legendary twin peaks of Nanda Devi, (25,643 ft/7,740 m), surrounded by an awesome 19,800-foot (6,000 m) wall which forms a sanctuary.
Day 01: 26th Dec 2015
Reach Haridwar early morning and drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Joshimsth by evening. Upon arrival at Joshimathi check in to Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: 27th Dec 2015
Joshimath – Chitrakhana (3310 mts/10857 ft) 15 kms/6-7 hrs
Early in the morning After breakfast drive to Auli one can see the magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak. We will start our trek from Auli. Enroute we will cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson and from here we can see the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 3: 28th Dec 2015
Chitrakhana – Tail Top
Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: 29th Dec 2015
Tail Top – Kuari Pass and Back Tail Top
The route is full of thrill. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 5: 30st Dec 2015
Tail Top – Joshimath
That day descend down via Auli Bugyal and night stay in Hotel or rest house.
Day 6: 31st Dec 2015
Joshimath – Rishikesh(298 Kms - Drive)
Stay at Rishikesh
Day 7: 1st Jan 2016
Rafting in River Ganga.
Post Lunch Travel Rishikesh to Haridwar
Board LTT Superfast Express by 6.50 pm
Identity Proof. (must)
Hat / Cap, Woolen cap / Balaclava
Pair of Woolen Gloves
T-shirts, Fleece Sweatshirt / Sweater
Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
Leggings from a Track-suit, shorts,
Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
Cotton Socks, Woolen Socks, Extra shoe laces
Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
Full Body Towel 01 nos.
Torch with spare batteries
Sunscreen lotion, min 30 SPF, Toiletries
Medicines as specified by doctor
Camera, Cam charger, Mobile Charger..
Note: It is very important that you line the inside of your bags with a big polythene sheet. Doing so will ensure, that in the event of rain, even though your bag may get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
Transport, Haridwar to Haridwar
Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge.
Meals while on trek (Veg)
Permits/ Forest fees
Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
Train Tickets from your city till Haridwar and back
Food during Journey.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Porter to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.
Note: If porter is required, arrangements can be done at 250/- Per day per bag.
For Mumbai participants, we recommend following train –
Start from Mumbai by Golden Temple Express by 9.30 pm
Reach Nizzamuddin by 6.35 pm
Travel till New Delhi Railway stn.. Dinner Enroute
Board Delhi Dehradun Express from Delhi at 23.55
For Return Journey you can opt for
1st Jan ‘16:
Board LTT Superfast Express by 6.50 pm from Haridwar
Reach Mumbai Late Night.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.