Kuari Pass North Face Trek

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02-08 Oct, 2020 | 01-07 Oct, 2021 | 07 Days

INR 39,300 + 5% GST

Highest Altitude: 3395 M

Difficulty: ModerateActive trips involving hiking over reasonable terrain, within vehicular access, upto elevations less than 4000 meters, or trips with long walking days, multiple rafting days, wilderness camping. Includes more demanding whitewater trips with Class III rapids.

Group Size: 8-16 persons

Starting the trek from Auli, turns Kuari Pass into an easy – moderate trek that provides sweeping views from the gorges of Trishul in the East to the peaks of Kedarnath in the West. It offers unparalleled view of the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and a myriad of other 6000m and 7000m peaks.

A great beginner trek that offers views and meadows to turn anyone into a happy mountain soul.

Kuari Pass Trek

DAYS 1-3

  • Day 1: Haridwar – Pipalkoti (1560 M)

Board the morning Shatabdi train from NDLS to arrive at Haridwar by 11:30. Alternatively you can fly in to the Jolly Grant Airport by 12 noon.Board waiting vehicles to be driven to Pipalkoti (7hrs). The drive takes one into the rugged countryside of the Garhwal along the Alaknanda River. Drive past a few holy confluences, and break for the night at a basic transit hotel in Pipalkoti.

  • Day 2: Pipalkoti – Gorson (3200 M)

Post breakfast drive 48kms to Auli, one gets to see a distinct profile of Nanda Devi at the head of the sanctuary. The walk takes you through old forests of oak and rhododendron to reach the picturesque meadows of Gorson. We camp at Gorson and go for an afternoon walk to explore the vast meadows.

  • Day 3: Gorson – Tali (3310 M)

Have a relaxed start. Post breakfast carry on towards Tali. The trail climbs diagonally up on the Gorson Bugyal and then traverses down to the forest. We camp a little ahead of a small water body at Tali.

DAYS 4-7

  • Day 4: Tali – Khulara (3395 M)

Today the trail ascends the ridge above Tali. Just below the high point on the ridge, 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, are Bhyundar valley and HemKund, also view 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.

  • Day 5: Khulara – Kuari Pass – Khulara (3395 M)

Have an easy start. After breakfast, walk the moderate terrain we covered the previous day to come onto a diversion that takes us onward to Kuari Pass. Spend some time at the pass, the more enthusiastic ones have the option of walking up 2 hrs towards the summit of Pangarchulla to glimpse the beautiful sunrise on the snow-capped peaks. We return to camp for hot lunch.

  • Day 6: Khulara – Tapovan – Pipalkoti (1560 M)

The last day of the trip is a descent all the way down to Tapovan. It’s about a 3-hour drive from here to the comforts of the hotel in Pipalkoti.

  • Day 7: Pipalkoti – Haridwar

After an early morning breakfast set out for the long 7 hr drive to reach Haridwar/Airport in the evening. Reach Delhi by the night. Trip ends !

Inclusions:
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
  • All trip arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • Individual rafting equipement
  • Peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
Exclusions:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
  • Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

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