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Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass Trek

from  10500.00 9050.00

Uttarakhand  |  6 D/5N  |   12,763 Ft.

November to March

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

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  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the Kuari Pass Trek.

Kuari pass trek lies south of the Tibetan border begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas; which has evolved into a hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of Himalayas. Kuari means ‘doorway’ and we suggest it to be a doorway into your inner-self. As you reach higher, the Himalayas are arrayed before you in a stupendous arc and the play of light from the trees is a visual delight. Looking so closely at the sky-high mountains is almost religious. Walk through the jungles of oak and deodar to get the closest view of mt. Nanda Devi.

Uttarakhand is no less than a paradise for the mighty travellers who are in search of serenity and tranquillity. For every wanderer, it acts as a staircase to heaven. The major attraction of the state includes the pristine snow-laden mountains and the serene cascade of water bodies. Trekking in Uttarakhand is so amazing that the landscapes in the vicinity will certainly leave you speechless. Trekkers and adventure lovers from all parts of India visit this place and return back with a happy heart and calm soul. We all know how sacred and religious Uttarakhand is for the Hindus. Right from Rishikesh to Haridwar and Kedarnath to Badrinath, this place brings in a lot of religious people together. So much so, it has often been referred to as the land of gods. Uttrakhand, thus, is one of the most toured and travelled states in the entire country.

Kuari Pass Trek Difficulty

Kuari Pass Trek is a high altitude Himalayan trek . The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is just od 6 days and it is around 33 kilometres altogether. You would find some steep slopes or risky ridges. Most of the trail is covered with forests. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow, otherwise, it is considered to be an easy trek all around the year.

Kuari Pass Elevation

Kuari Pass lies at a high altitude in the laps of Himalayas. The maximum altitude of trek is around 13,000 feet, demanding 6 days of trekking.

Temperature at Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass during the winter months of November to March tends to go below the 0-degree centigrade mark. The minimum temperature is around -3-degree centigrade while the maximum is around 10-degree centigrade. There will be snowfall and the whole region will be covered with snow. During the rest of the year, the weather remains quite pleasant. The minimum temperature is around 4-5 degree centigrade while the maximum temperature hovers around 15-18 degrees centigrades. You can expect rains during the months of July and August as the weather remains overcast due to clouds covering the entire region.

Best time to visit Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass trek is best during the winter months. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the trek. The best is from November to March. You will get to walk on the blanket of snow. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.

Kuari Pass Trek Brief Itinerary:

Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath. The distance of the whole journey from Dehradun to Joshimath is around 260 Kms journey and it will take approximately 10 hours to reach Joshimath via road. Once we reach Joshimath, We will take a rest and stay overnight. Dinner will be served at night. We will try to start the second day of our trek from Joshimath to Guling top. we will drive to Dhak village. The distance from Joshimath to Dhak village is around 12 kilometres and it takes around an hour of drive to reach Dhak village. We will start our trek from Dhak Village to Guling Top Campsite which will be the destination for day 2. , On day 3, we will advance to Tali Top. The altitude of Tali Top is around 11,000 feet. It takes around 5 hours to reach the Tali Top forest campsite. The complete trek distance from Guling top campsite to Tali Top forest campsite is around 6 Kilometres. On day 4, this is the toughest day of the whole trek. We will trek to the Kuari pass which is at an elevation of 12,763 feet from the mean sea level. The total trek distance is around 15 kilometres and it will take approximately 11 hours to complete the scheduled task of the day. After this, we will make our way back to the Tali base camp and this will mark the end of the longest and the most hectic day of our trek. On the day 5, Trek from Tali forest camp to Joshimath via Gurson Bugyal. On the day 6, This will be the last day of the trek on which we will drive you from Joshimath to Dehradun.

Kuari trek booking with Trekmunk is very easy. I would like to assure you that booking a trek with us is as simple as putting the icing on the cake. You will find a “Book now” option on this page. Click on the option and fill in all the details that are being asked and then forget everything and prepare for the trek. In case of any kind of queries, you can mail us or call us on the number that is provided on the website. Our trek care executive will always be ready to assist and guide you.

How to reach Kuari Pass Trek :

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport.

By Train:

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun.

By Road:

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses.

Kuari Pass Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath

    Note: Trekmunk arranges transport from Dehradun Railway station at 7.00 am on Day 1 of the trek. The cost of this transport (Rs.6,500 per cab) will have to be shared by trekkers. You can pay the driver directly. The cost might go up, depending on the availability and other unforeseen factors.

    will arrange a pick up for you from the Dehradun Railway station early in the morning that shall take you to Joshimath (You will have to pay for the cab as it is not included in the package). The distance of the whole journey from Dehradun to Joshimath is around 260 Kms journey and it will take approximately 10 hours to reach Joshimath via road. The 10-hour journey from Dehradun to Joshimath will be exhausting but throughout the trail, you will never run out of alluring views, so don’t sleep as you might miss out on a view that you will cherish forever. We will come across many confluences of rivers and spectacular landscapes all along the drive from Dehradun to Joshimath.

    We will cross a lot of places while our drive from Dehradun to Joshimath. We will break this journey into 6 parts. The first one is a drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh which is around 24 kilometres. Rishikesh is called as the adventure capital of India. It is famous for river rafting and you can get glimpses of rafts flowing swiftly over the gushing water through an undulated terrain. From Rishikesh, we will drive to Devprayag which has a distance of 74 kilometres and it will consume around 150 minutes to reach Devprayag. You will find the confluence of the two purest rivers namely Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The water is crystal clear and is accompanied by a light blue texture. From Devprayag, we will make our journey to Srinagar which is around 40 kilometres. An hour of the drive will take us to Rudraprayag which is around 33 kilometres from Devprayag. Here, you will find the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda river. The way to Kedarnath starts from Rudraprayag. The next point will be Karnprayag which has the confluence of Pindar and Alaknanda river. A drive of 3 hours will take us from Karnaprayag to Joshimath. The mobile network will be available throughout the drive from Haridwar to Joshimath.

    Once we reach Joshimath, it will mark the end of day 1 on this trek to Kuari Pass. We will take a rest and stay overnight. Dinner will be served at night and in order to have an ample amount of rest, we will suggest you sleep early.

  2. Day 2 : Trek from Joshimath to Guling top

    We will try to start the second day of our trek as early as possible. The morning breakfast will be served at the campsite. After breakfast, we will drive to Dhak village. The distance from Joshimath to Dhak village is around 12 kilometres and it takes around an hour of drive to reach Dhak village via road. During this drive, you can look out for the Sleeping Lady Mountain of Joshimath with gentle slopes running through a long distance. The actual trek via foot starts from Dhak village. We will start our trek from Dhak Village to Guilng Top Campsite which will be the destination for day 2. The whole distance from Dhak village to Guling top campsite is around 6 kilometres and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete the required distance. The trail is a mixture of gradual and steep ascent which passes through a lot of villages. These villages will serve as water points and we can refill the water bottles from here. The whole trek from Dhak village to the campsite will pass through delightful surrounding comprising of a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest. A series of wheat fields, flower beds and huts with a thatched roof will be delightful to watch. You will also find a few streams with clean and clear gushing water which can replenish the water supplies. Moving ahead, you will witness the mesmerizing sight of the bright sun-kissed Dronagiri peak. There lies a splendid snow-capped ridge from where you can witness the elegant Chaukhamba peak. There are few other peaks such as Hathi Parvat and Gohri Parvat which also assures breathtaking views from the trail. Passing through open meadows and oak forests, we will reach Guling Top. Once we reach the campsite we will stay overnight. Dinner will be served at the campsite. Tents will be pitched and fun activities will be organised.

  3. Day 3 : Trek to Tali Top forest camp via tali top from Guling Top Campsite

    We will be starting the day early with a few minutes of yoga and healthy exercise. After having breakfast at the previous campsite, we will advance to Tali Top. The altitude of Tali Top is around 11,000 feet. It takes around 5 hours to reach the Tali Top forest campsite. The complete trek distance from Guling top campsite to Tali Top forest campsite is around 6 Kilometres through some green vegetation and really beautiful serene beauty of the hills. The whole trail comprises of dense mountain forests covered with rhododendrons, silver birch and spruce. The magnificent alpine meadows will fill your heart with joy. An uphill trek covering 3 kilometres will take us to lush green meadows where there are well-composed tracks from Tapovan. The panoramic landscapes, wide lush green pastures, frozen ice valleys and a thrilling advancement of the trail make this journey a memorable one. The last water point is at Forest Hut which is at an elevation of 9,840 feet. The next ascent is quite steep as it connects the forest Hut to Tali top which is located at an elevation of 11,480 feet. You will find the calm and serene Tali lake here. The total trek distance from Forest Hut to Tali Top is around 2 kilometres. You can witness a bunch of snow-clad mountains peaks from here. The mesmerizing views of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat and Chang bang will take make you wonder about your existence. A walk of few distances along a gradual descent will take you to the Tali Top forest campsite. Here, we will camp at the end of meadow at the Tali Top. The tents will be pitched, evening snack and tea will be served as you create memories that will last for a lifetime. Retire to your tents after a hearty breakfast and re-energize yourself for the day to come.

  4. Day 4 : Trek to Kuari Pass and back to the Tali Top Campsite

    This is the toughest day of the whole trek. We will trek to the Kuari pass which is at an elevation of 12,763 feet from the mean sea level. The total trek distance is around 15 kilometres and it will take approximately 11 hours to complete the scheduled task of the day. It is important to carry enough water because there is no water source on the whole way to the Kuari Pass. The first step is a trek from Tali Top to Khullara Top. Khullara top is at a height of 11,800 feet and it is around 3.5 km from the Tali Top. We will reach the top of Khullara with some moderately ascending trek. A joyful walk of 2.5 km will advance us to a broken bridge comprising of a frozen stream. From here, we will be going through some snow covered patches to reach the Kuari Pass. A strenuous climb of 1.5 km will take us to the Kuari Pass which is at a height of 12,763 feet. The view from the top will take your breath away and compel you to introspect the way of your living in the cities. On the top of the Kuari Pass you can enjoy the view of Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi. There are numerous other elegant mountain peaks namely Kedarnath Peak, Kedar Dome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Changabang and Nanda Ghunti. You will feel like you are in heaven being surrounded by these many mountain peaks in the vicinity. We will spend some time embracing the beauty of the setting and glorifying the magnificence of nature. After this, we will make our way back to the Tali base camp and this will mark the end of the longest and the most hectic day of our trek. It will certainly be a long and tiring day. So, we will have dinner at the campsite and proceed to sleep as soon as possible without incorporating any further delay.

  5. Day 5 : Trek from Tali forest camp to Joshimath via Gurson Bugyal

    After having breakfast we will trek down alongside Rishi Ganga river. A descent of 1 kilometre will take us to Tali Lake. The whole trek will pass through delightful surrounding comprising of a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest. A series of wheat fields, flower beds and huts with a thatched roof will be delightful to watch. You will also find a few streams with clean and clear gushing water which can replenish the water supplies. You can witness the mesmerizing sight of the bright sun-kissed Dronagiri peak again. From here, a descent of 3.5 kilometres will take us from Tali Lake to Gurson Bugyal which is situated at an altitude of 11,150 feet. You will have packed lunch today, sitting in between a beautiful meadow. Another 3.5 kilometres of descent will advance us to Auli and make our arrival to a motorable road. Auli is famous for skiing enthusiasts. Auli is known as the ski capital of India. The breathtaking lake at Auli will provide a different kind of tranquillity to your soul. The clarity and serenity of this lake will blow your mind with excitement. This beautiful scenery and serenity of the place will surely restrict your return back into the chaotic world. The ski resort is run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and offers 7 days and 14 days skiing courses. However, to ski here, trekkers have to pay whatever their package costs as it is not included in the trek package. A drive distance of 13 kilometres from Auli will lead us to Joshimath. We will have evening tea and debriefing at the campsite. A few hours later, dinner will be served and some fun activities can be organised. After that, we will go to sleep and make our overnight stay at Joshimath. Mobile network will be available at Joshimath; you can finally contact your loved ones and ensure them of your safety.

  6. Day 6 : Drive to Dehradun

    This will be the last day of the trek on which we will drive you from Joshimath to Dehradun. The distance of the whole journey from Joshimath to Dehradun is around 260 kms and it will take approximately 10 hours to reach Joshimath via road. The 10 hours of journey from Joshimath to Dehradun will be exhausting but throughout the trail, you will never run out of alluring views. We will come across many confluences of rivers and spectacular landscapes all along the drive back from Joshimath to Dehradun. We will follow the same route as we followed to reach Joshimath. We will pass Karnprayag, Srinagar, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Rishikesh and finally reach Dehradun in the evening. If we can reach on time, you can enjoy the evening Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. This will mark the end of your Kuari Pass Trek with us. Plan your onward journey accordingly. Throughout the whole return journey to Haridwar, I can assure you will keep thinking about the whole trek. The pristine snow-laden mountains and the serene cascade of water bodies will keep flashing continuously. The inclusion of such beauty on the heart will compel you to become a travel nomad who is in seek of nature’s love. Kuari Pass trek will be imprinted in your heart forever. You are certainly going to return back with a happy heart and a self promise to visit this beautiful place again and again.

     

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Inclusions in the package:
  • Accommodation

    All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.

  • Trek Leader and Guides

    A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.

  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team

    A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.

  • Meals

    All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.

  • Trekking and Safety Equipment

    All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.

  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges 

    Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.

  • A Life Changing Experience – Kuari Pass Trek

    We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.

Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes

    The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.

  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun

    Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.

  • Flights and Transportation to Kuari Trek start point

    Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Joshimath and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.

  • Personal Trekking Equipment

    Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.

  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading)

    We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.

  • Personal Expenses

    Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.

  • Emergency Expenses

    Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.

  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

 

Kuari Pass trekking with Trekmunk will assure the trekkers a heavenly experience throughout their venture out in the wild.

 

Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 – 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your trek because of some unavoidable reason, you must notify Trekmunk Pvt. Ltd. immediately in writing. Once we receive your mail, the cancellation process will start. Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

1. If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be refunded the full amount except 10% processing charge.

2. If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

3. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, No refund.

 

Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 – 15 business days.

 

Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postpone will be 15 days before the start of the trek. You can book any slot for the same trek in the next 2 months (61 days) which will totally depend on the availability. You will have to confirm your slot for your future trek 15 days prior to that trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 motnhs (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of anykind. The 2 months (61 days) time fram will be from the start date of the initial trek you booked for. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. *Conditions Apply.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

FAQs and Reviews


When is the best time to go Kuari Pass?

Kuari Pass trek is best during the winter months. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the trek. The best is from November to March. You will get to walk on the blanket of snow. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.


How difficult is Kuari Pass Trekking ?

Kuari Pass Trek is a high altitude Himalayan trek . The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is just od 6 days and it is around 33 kilometres altogether. You would find some steep slopes or risky ridges. Most of the trail is covered with forests. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow, otherwise, it is considered to be an easy trek all around the year.


How much fitness is required for trekking?

Kuari trek is a high altitude trek demanding 6 days of trekking. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. Also, please do basic exercise such as jogging, sit-ups and similar for 1-2 weeks before the start of the trek. Moreover, we would suggest increasing your stamina by walking 4-5 kilometres daily for 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the trek. Keep yourself in a good frame of mind and be physically and mentally fit. This will help you enjoy the beautiful trek to the fullest and take back good memories to cherish later.


Is Kuari safe for first timers?

Kuari trek is a high altitude trek. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is 6 days and the total distance of the trail is 33 kilometres. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part but if you are mentally strong it won’t affect you. This is of the best and safest trek for the first-timers who have no prior experience of trekking a summit. You can book a seat for this trek without worrying.


What will the temperature like ?

Kuari Pass during the winter months of November to March tends to go below the 0-degree centigrade mark. The minimum temperature is around -3-degree centigrade while the maximum is around 10-degree centigrade. There will be snowfall and the whole region will be covered with snow. During the rest of the year, the weather remains quite pleasant. The minimum temperature is around 4-5 degree centigrade while the maximum temperature hovers around 15-18 degrees centigrades. You can expect rains during the months of July and August as the weather remains overcast due to clouds covering the entire region.


When will there be snow ? Can it be done in Snow?

Kuari pass stands tall at an elevation of 13,000 feet approximately. The best season to go for trek is from mid-November to March because you will get to walk on the blanket of snow which is really amazing. Yes, it can be done on snow. It becomes a little difficult during the winter season because the trail gets submerged into the snow. The best part is you will get to see the whole surrounding and the surrounding hills in the vicinity covered with snow. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas.


Which are the best months for trekking ?

Kuari Pass lies at a high altitude in the laps of Himalayas. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the Kuari . The best time to do Trek is from November to March. You will get to walk on the blanket of snow. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone. The weather will be quite cool and chilly.


What things do we need to carry?

Kuari trek is a high altitude trek. You need to be fully prepared for the trek. All the essential kinds of stuff required for the trek such as Rucksack, 2 pairs of quick-dry T-shirts and trek pants, 2 pairs of socks, sunscreen SPF 50+, towel, lip balm, headlamp/torch (optional), water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines should be available with you. Trekking shoes (however normal sports shoes will do in case there is no snow), and Fleece.


What type of food is served during trek?

One thing for sure, you won’t have to worry about the food on this trek. We can assure you that the food served on this trek will be one of the best that you might have encountered throughout your life. Generally, only vegetarian food is served on a trek because the non-vegetarian food has a high amount of protein which makes it difficult to digest. We have a serving of 6 meals per day which includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner and bedtime milk. We don’t compromise on the quality of the food. Hence, all you need to do is explore the beauty of the trek without worrying about the food.


How do I book ?

Kuari trek booking with Trekmunk is very easy. I would like to assure you that booking a trek with us is as simple as putting the icing on the cake. You will find a “Book now” option on this page. Click on the option and fill in all the details that are being asked and then forget everything and prepare for the trek. In case of any kind of queries, you can mail us or call us on the number that is provided on the website. Our trek care executive will always be ready to assist and guide you.


Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available for rent?

Kuari Pass is a long 6-day trek and hence Backpacks, raincoats and other equipments are necessary. Backpacks and raincoats including other items will not be available for rent by us. These are the things you need to bring on your own. You can check our website to make sure that you know about all the things that you need to carry by yourself on this trek. It is advised to carry all those things for your own convenience. The only accessories that we will provide on rent for this trek are trek poles and ponchos. All the other necessary items or equipment are not available for rent from our side.


Is this good for a first timer?

The level of this trek is easy to moderate, with a little physical fitness, stamina, and endurance, this trek can be easily achieved. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is 6 days and the total distance of the trail is 33 kilometres. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part but if you are mentally strong it won’t affect you. This is of the best and safest trek for the first-timers who have no prior experience of trekking a summit. You can book a seat for this trek without worrying.


Who will be there with us on the journey ?

Kuari is a high Himalayan trek. There will be a trek leader along with an assistant trek leader. A bunch of people who have booked for the trek on the same date of departure. You are assured to get an amazing company of wanderlusts alongside you who are bored with their life as well. People from different spheres of life joining each other on an isolated trek might seem like a thrilling adventure. You will feel like going with strangers won’t be that fun but believe me, you will certainly descend the trek with your hand over their shoulders promising to trace more peaks together in future. We will also have porters, kitchen staff and mules along with us to make our journey a comfortable one.


What are the washroom/toilet facilities like ?

Trekmunk provides you with washroom/toilet facilities. So, what we do for the washroom/toilet facilities on the trek is that a toilet tent is put a little far away from the campsite. The toilet tent has a hole dug right into the earth. You do your business and then cover it with dirt. We can assure you that it won’t be a problem.


What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after ?

Trek starts at Haridwar. We will pick you up at the Haridwar station at 6 o\'clock in the morning and drop you back to Haridwar, the next evening. So, if you want to go sightseeing in Haridwar, you have to either go before or after the trek. The interesting places in and around Haridwar include evening aarti at Ganga Ghat, Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chilla Range and many more. You can also visit Rudraprayag and Rishikesh which is on our way to Kuari Pass. If you arrive a day earlier or plan to depart a day later, you can enjoy rafting in Rishikesh. All these places are amazing and if you have an extra day, we suggest you go out and explore the beauty of Uttarakhand. The scenic beauty and impeccable natural landscapes are something to look out for.


How to get safe drinking water during trek ?

Kuari has a trail passing through a lot of villages and streams. Water points are available at different intervals of the day to day trail. The water that we take from streams is safe and uncontaminated. But still, if you want it to be 100 percent pure, you can carry chlorine tablets with yourself. You can get it easily at any kind of medicine store.


Which type of shoes should I buy ?

Kuari Pass has a long trek lasting for 6 long days. During the whole trail of the trek, we are ought to encounter many kinds of water bodies that we will have to cross. Moreover, during winter, the whole region will be covered with snow. So, it is very important to wear a high ankle trekking shoe that is waterproof. Normal shoes will not be suitable for this type of Himalayan trek.


Is the pole necessary for Kuari Pass Trek?

It is not mandatory to carry trekking poles with yourself. But we strongly advise you to carry one. Without a trekking pole, it is almost impossible to go on a trek. They help in providing balance when we pass through streams. They reduce the stress on our knees while carrying a heavy load on our shoulders. They are very useful to cut our way through the blanket of snow present on the trail. We provide trekking poles for rent and we strongly advise you to carry it for many other reasons.


What is the Starting and ending point of Kuari Pass Trek?

Starts from Haridwar and ends at Haridwar as well. From Haridwar, there will be a car or minibus in order to take you to Joshimath and then to Dhak village. The last cemented motorable road is actually till this point. So, if we talk about the trek, the actual trek starts from here because we have to start walking from here on. A few hours of the walk will take us to the base camp and from there we have to further trek the summit and then return back here. After this, you will be transferred back to Haridwar by a vehicle.


How to reach the base camp ?

Starts from Haridwar. Haridwar is directly connected by roadways and railways whereas, it is indirectly connected by airways. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. The nearest railway station is the Haridwar Junction railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi and Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is not so good because Haridwar is devoid of an airport. The nearest domestic airport is at a distance of around 20 kilometres which is the Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun. You will then have to drive from Dehradun to Haridwar via road. You can get daily flights to Dehradun from most of the cities of India.


Can I take my child along ? What is the minimum and maximum age limit?

Trek difficulty is considered to be easy to moderate. So, you can take a child along on this trek. There is a minimum age of 8 years for and no maximum age limit for this trek. You need to check it according to the difficulty level of the particular trek. If you think that you are fit enough for this trek and your legs can carry you till the summit and then back to the campsite even after reading the itinerary, you are most welcomed to experience this trek with us. Kuari Pass, being not so difficult trek as the difficulty level is easy, you can take your child with yourself. Just make sure that they don’t have any kind of lung or heart problems.


When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

Kuari with Trekmunk is strictly against the consumption of alcohol. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Consumption of alcohol can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully without any fatality.


What kind of Tents and Sleeping bags are provided to us ?

Kuari with Trekmunk has well-defined tents and sleeping bags that are used at the campsite. Currently, talking about the tents, we are using 3 men coleman, husky, vango or custom A shape tents which are 5000mm waterproof. When it comes to sleeping bags, we have custom Columbia sleeping bags especially made for expeditions. It can withstand up to a maximum of minus 20 degrees centigrade. We never compromise on the quality of all items that we provide for treks. The tent and sleeping bags are of impeccable quality and you can blindly trust on us on all the equipment that we provide on the trek. All you need to do is just enjoy the beautiful landscapes, leaving everything else on us.


Can I leave traveling clothes in basecamp behind and collect them after ?

Kuari with Trekmunk has well-defined cloakrooms and campsites. You can leave your travelling clothes in the basecamp and then collect them later after the trek is over. We have cloakroom facilities available for all the travellers.


Do I have to convey any documents with me?

This trek demands some documents that will be necessary for the trek. You need to have a set of documents along with yourself on this trek. The forest department has made it compulsory to showcase the identity proof and other documents in order to proceed for the trek. There are a list of documents that you need to carry along with you. It’s compulsory for you to carry your identity card that has your photo attached to it. Along with the identity card, you need to have a Medical Certificate, Mischief Managed, Disclaimer and Personal Information about yourself. All the documents must be present with you on this trek without fail.


Would we be expect rain ? What will we do if it rains?

Kuari has the most rain from July to September. Rain is a law of nature and we can go against the laws of nature. We can stop it, right? So yes, we need to be prepared for the worst scenario and carry all the necessary things that are required irrespective of whether it is going to rain or not. If you opt for this trek during the rainy season, you can obviously expect skies to pour. If the rainfall is light and there is only drizzle, we will continue. But if the rainfall is too heavy, we will have to stop. We will have raincoats with us. So, there is nothing to worry about.


Is there a doctor going with us ?

Kuari with Trekmunk don’t have a doctor along with us on the trek. But our trek leaders are very experienced and they have knowledge about all the necessary things that needs to be taken care of during a trek. Our trek leaders have enough medical knowledge and experience to handle any kind of medical emergencies that can happen on a trek. There’s another plus point of having oxygen cylinders along with us and your oxygen level will be checked daily. This will make sure whether you are fine enough to proceed for the further trek or not.


Do we get mobile network ?

Kuari Pass trail has no network connectivity. You won’t get mobile network throughout the trek. Generally, after departing from Haridwar, the mobile network starts to get weaker. You will get good mobile network until Joshimath. As you pass the Dhak village, it will tend to get weaker and weaker and then a few kilometres ahead you will find your smartphone with no network at all. All further communication has to be made over walkie talkies ( in case of emergency).


Are smoking and drinking allowed ?

Kuari Pass comes under High altitude Himalayan trek. Smoking and drinking are strictly not allowed on this trek or on any other trek. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Smoking can Drinking can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully.


Is diamox advisable?

Diamox is a kind of medical prophylaxis agent which helps in the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness. Above a height of 8,000 feet from mean sea level, an individual is prone to acute mountain sickness. As this trek exceeds the 8,000 mark, diamox can be taken. You should talk to your doctor and your trek leader about it. After all, precaution is better than cure.


How big are the groups?

The trek group size hovers around 16. The bigger the group, the lesser the fun and serenity amidst the beautiful landscapes. We don\'t have bigger groups because they take away the essence of trekking. So, we have tried to accommodate an average number of people that will end up making the trek experience blissful. When you have a small group, it’s easier for everyone to interact with each other and this adds up to the beauty of the trek. You will come across 15 other wanderlusts like you and I can assure you that you will return home turning those strangers into friends.


Is it safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk?

Yes, it is safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk. You can completely trust us on your safety. We never compromise when it comes to the safety and security of our travellers. Till now, many independent and solo female travellers have completed a lot of treks along with us. There was no complaint or disappointment by any of our members. All of them returned back happily. They have given satisfied reviews and are keen to hike a trek again with us in the future. You can check the reviews on our website for more details.


I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me( Portage/Offloading of bags?

Yes, we do have offloading facilities available for all the trekkers. Though we advise you to carry your own rucksacks because that is one of the major features of trekking in the wild, but if due to any unavoidable circumstances, you can definitely opt for a mule to carry your stuff. Let us know in advance if you wish to avail this service as we need to make arrangements accordingly.


How many will be in one tent?

For Kuari Pass or any other trek, generally, there is an accommodation of only two persons in a single tent. In some cases, we can accommodate three trekkers in a tent but that is very rare. You should always try to follow the norms of the tentmate etiquettes in order to have a warm and happy stay inside the tent. It is very important to create a healthy environment inside the tent. We can assure you that you may enter the tent as strangers but when you shall return back, you will go back to becoming good mates.


What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

The maximum altitude of trek is around 13,000 feet. So, we believe that if you have a basic level of fitness, you can ace this trek. Chances of altitude sickness are rarely reported. If you have the stamina to walk long distances, you won\'t face much problem. The only difference will be that the trail might have steep slopes. If you have any kind of heart or lung diseases, then you might want to consult a doctor. You should make your way to this trek only if he flashes a green signal.


Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

Kuari trek is at an elevation of around 13,000 feet. So, generally, you should always consult a doctor before going for this trek if you think you have breathing or any other problems. So make sure you consult an experienced doctor and tell him about all your past medical history and symptoms. Acknowledge him about the altitude you are planning to climb and the difficulty level of the trek. He will probably suggest you prophylaxis medication or else a prescription of acetazolamide. All these drugs are tested and it is proven to reduce the incidence and severity of altitude sickness. You should also carry some basic medicines like Paracetamol, Crocin, Diamox, Avil, Combiflam, Norflox, Crepe Bandage, Digene etc.


Can we change the itinerary?

The trek itinerary can\'t be changed. We take a lot of members alone with us for a trek and it is difficult to change the plan at the last moment except if trek leaders feel like it needs to be changed due to bad weather or any other natural calamity. Moreover, when you do a high altitude trek, it becomes very important to have a planned schedule. Otherwise, things may get worse because there are many factors that can affect a trek. So, to have a successful trek experience, it is important to trust the trek leaders and follow the planned schedule. Just in case you have a personal batch, you can talk about this when you book and our back end team can figure out if there is any possibility of this.


Can we customize this package?

Yes, the  trek can be customised according to you. Trekmunk provides you with this luxury of customizing the trek. The starting date, the itinerary, the food menu, everything can be set according to you in a tailor-made batch which is just for you and/or your friends and family.


What is AMS? How to prevent it?

During Kuari Pass or any other trek or a mountain expedition, we ought to travel to high altitudes. As we ascend, due to change in elevation, there is a change in various other factors such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, radiation and oxygen saturation. The temperature and atmospheric pressure gradually fall down and the ultraviolet(UV) radiation increases with increase in altitude. Moreover, the humidity and oxygen level tends to lower down. These changes have an adverse effect on our body and sometimes our body fails to withstand it. Due to these changes, there arises a condition called altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). The prevention tips are:

  • You should always try to ascend a mountain as slowly as possible.
  • Before starting to ascend, make sure you have a day of rest and a night of tight sleep. 
  •  Drink plenty of water
  • Eat with proper guidelines. Avoid non-vegetarian food at high altitudes. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeinated products