Day01: HARIDWAR – AULI (2450 M) DRIVE/280 KMS/8-9 HRS
We will meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 am and from here board a vehicle and be driven up to Auli. This is a long but interesting drive. You will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda Rivers. Enroute you will be crossing the holy towns of Devprayag & Rudraprayag. Evening relax at the beautiful lodge. Overnight in the Auli lodge. (www.himalayanecolodges.com/auli.php).
Day 02: AULI (2450 M) – KHULARA (3225 M) TREK/6 HRS
After an early breakfast we drive a short distance to reach the starting point of the trek at Dhak Bend. From here we trek through a misty Himalayan village where you can get acquainted with the locals and their lifestyle. The trail further moves in an enchanting mixed forest, abundant in bird life, opening into the alpine meadow at Khulara. It’s a beautiful open meadow giving magnificent views of massive giants of the Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight in tents.
Day 03: KHULARA (2550M) – KUARI PASS (3650M) – KHULARA TREK/ 3-4 HRS
Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. Walking on thick sheets of fresh snow with the crisp mountain air and brilliant views! We will reach Kuari pass in about 3 hours or so. Today you will get to view many big and renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri, etc. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: KHULARA (3225M) – DHAK (2000M) – AULI TREK/3.5-5.5 HRS & DRIVE/45 MINS
Post lunch we start climbing down towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. We will walk all the way down to Dhak a small market place on this road. Walk today is again a completely enjoyable experience with us walking through interesting forest sections and couple of scenically located villages. We will make short stops at Tugasi & Karchi village and spend time interacting with people and getting to know more about their way of life. From Dhak we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Auli where a hot shower followed by a sumptuous meal awaits us. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 05: AULI – HARIDWAR DRIVE /280 KMS /8-9 HRS
After breakfast drive down to Haridwar. depart for your onward destinations.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required..
Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
Raincoat / Poncho
Small light weight towel
Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Books, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries))
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
NOTE: In case you are planning to put your bag on a mule or taking a porter please get a duffel bag or rucksack and keep it in mind that there is a possibility that the bag at times might brush against a rock or a tree and get slightly damaged so don't get very expensive bags. Also in case of damage we shall not be held accountable.
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
TRANSPORT OPTIONS (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)
For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 200-500 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (May-Jun) there will be snow along the latter part of the trail which generally melts by end June. Days are going to be sunny and warm (12-20 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of -2 to 6 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Oct) there is hardly any snow at the start with possibility of snowfall towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (10-16 °C) the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (- 5 to 5 °C).
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
Duration: 5 Days
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Uttarakhand
Serving as a getaway to the greater Himalayas, the Kuari Pass Trek is one of the popular treks of all. Also known as the Lord Curzon trek, its trails are most frequently treaded by mountain lovers. If you wish to eye-witness the king size views of the snow-clad Himalayas, this trek is an ideal trek to head out to. Featuring spectacular tracks, this trek transports the travelers to the inner Himalayan region in a very short duration.
During this trek, one gets to walk amidst the lush green meadows with a mix of big and small mountains jutting out. This trail characterizes captivating forest sections and opens up to the awe-striking sunrise & sunset views that are worth dying for.
On the way to Kuari Pass, you can also mingle and meet the shepherds and learn about their rare survival instincts. The highlight of the trip are the mesmerizing views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m), Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak. This moderate trek, suitable for both beginners and first timers can be best enjoyed in the winters.