Area Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration:- 8 nights / 9 days
Trip Grade:- Moderate
Highest Point:- 3850 mts (Kuari Pass Top)
Highest Camping Point:- 3341 mts
Best Time To Go:- Mid April to June – September to November
Description:- Kauri Pass Situated 250 km north from Rishikesh at height of 3850 MTS. it is also known as the Lord Curzon’s trail, who was a British Conservative statesman, and hereditary peer seven times over, who served as Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary, He reached Kuari pass in 1905. The trek also ensures to open up gateways for the unexplored to be witnessed, the rural culture to be seen and the simple living to be experienced. The trek is famous for the enchanting view of the snow clapped Peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. During the Kuari pass trek one can see eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the Chaukhamba, (7128m), Neelkanth (6596m), Hathi and Ghodi(6900) Dronagiri, (6800) Kamet(7756m), Changabang (6864m), Nanda Devi(7816m),
Trishul(7120m), and others. On a clear day these mountains are giving us a thriling experience of the Mighty Himalayas, particularly the Nanda Devi. The Quari pass trek can be done from several places of the Garhwal. One is through the Curzon Trail from Ghat via Ramni and the other route is from Auli Bugyal via Gorson top. The trek through Ghat is a Nature lover’s.
The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, green and silver oak and cider forest with beautiful medoes, rarely Himalayan flora and fauna are found as plenty as on this trail.
Day 01: Rishikesh –Chefna 240 kms drive approx 7-8 hrs (356-
Guest will depart after break fast and lunch will serve enroot.
Reliaouges and Historical Places to see on the way to Destination.
First-Devpryag- known for Raghunath Temple built in13- 14 century and (Confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda) both river become Ganga from Devpryag till the bay of Bengal.
Secend-Shri Nagar:- Situated105 km north from Rishikesh. Shri Nagar original name was (Shripur) it was the oldest state of Maharaja Garhwal. It was stabiles by Panwar Septal King Ajaypal in 1358 century. People believed that there was a great Architecture here which washed in 1894 in destructive floods. It has some old temples, and Garhwal university which established in 1973, National Institute of Technology opened in 2010.
Thrid-Rudraprayag:- Situated 135km north from Rishikesh the administrative headquarters of the district. (Confluence of Alakanda and Mandakini river), from here both river become Alakanda till Devpryag. It is also A junction of road connecting Kedarnath temple and Chopta Chander shilla trek.
Forth-Nandaprayag:- A small town situated 165 north from Rishikesh. Known as one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) lies at the confluence of Alakanda and Nandakini River, from here both river known as Alakanda river.
Day 02: Chefna – Ghunn 7 km approx 4 hrs (1600-2250 amsl)
After breakfast Our trek begins for Village Ghunni (2250) a typical Garhwali village with friendly people and attractive houses with heavy slate roofs. We walk next to the river followed by an ascent through coniferous and mixed forests. The walk by a wooded ridge takes us to a village called Ghunni. Surrounded by step type fields. Night stay in tent.
Day 03: Ghunni – Sem khark 14 kms, Trek approx 6-7 hrs. (2250-2400amsl)
After breakfast accent trek to the view point of Ghunni and Ramni village. As the climb is steep, but soon it levels out and we wend our way through grassy meadows and later through dense oak and pine forests till we reach Ramni pass. From the pass we get our first view of Kuari Pass. It’s a long but gradual descent to Sem Kherak, our next campsite. Overnight at Camp.
.Day 04: Sem khark – Pana 12 kms, Trek approx 5-6 hrs (2400-2600 amsl)
After breakfast we trek for Pana Village through Jhinjee Village seeing a beautiful farms and traditional houses. As we descend for first half an hour till we reach the suspension bridge on the Birehiganga river. We cross the bridge and climb zig zag out of the narrow valley to a ridge. After two hours of climbing, the trail level out and another hour or so, we reach Pana and take the trail that leads us to our campsite above the village. Over night at Camp.
Day 05: Pana – Dhakwani 11 kms trek approx 5-6 hrs ( 2600-3341 amsl)
After breakfast trek for Dhakwani through beautiful forest, water fall, and seeing a Valley. First climb the ridge immediately above our campsite through dense forests. There the trail levels out for about an hour before it descends steep to a big waterfall. The trail then goes steep uphill again for an hour and half before leveling out as we reach another gushing stream. We go on to make the final hour and half’s ascent of the day to reach the campsite. Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Dhakwani – Kuari Pass– Chitrakanta11 kms approx 5-6 hrs (2600-3342amsl)
After early morning breakfast trek for Kuari pass through forest, medeos and up hill zig zag trails takes us to the pass. This is the highlight of the trip with breathtaking views of the Greater Himalayas. One can see panoramic views dramatically unfold climaxing at Kuari Pass – an amphitheatre of the Himalayan peaks. Later we continue for an easy descent to camp in the meadows of Chitrakanta. The trail passing through silent forest and emerging into a meadow presenting the first dramatic views of Pangarchula, Nanda Devi and Trishul peaks. The panorama is beyond imagination and the meadow presents an ethnic arena of the locals and nomads punctuating the meadow with their sheds while grazing their sheep and cattle. Overnight stay at Camp.
Day 07: Cleaning, Yoga, Meditation, photography, and relax day
Day 08: Chitrakantah – Auli 13 kms trek approx 5-6 hrs. 15 kms drive to Joshimath (2800 amsl.
After break fast trek to Auli on the way Tali a beautiful palce frome wehre one can see a stunting view of Nanda devi, Hanuman, Dronagiri, changbang and Kmete peak, is a long way from base camp. It is a gradual descent through Gornso A big medeos and forest. At Auli our car will be waiting for us to drive us to Joshimath. Check in hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Rishikesh (8/9 hours)
Drive to Rishikesh (8 / 9 hrs). It’s a very scenic drive as you pass through the pilgrimage towns of Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Rishikesh, trip concludes.