7 Days12,516 ft.
Easy to Moderate
Day 1: Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh/ to Salbagar
Day 2: Salbagar to Ghunni
Day 3: Ghunni to Jhinjhi
Day 4: Jhinjhi to Pana
Day 5: Pana to Dakhwani
Day 6: Dakhwani to Kuari Pass to Akhod Gatha
Day 7: Akhod Gatha to Joshimath to Haridwar/Dehradun/RishikeshSee Detailed Itinerary
Kuari pass trek is the one of the best trek in Himalaya for the beginner as well as for regular trekkers. This is one of the most preferred treks in Uttarakhand by those who want to explore the Himalaya. This trek will cover with snow most of the months so good for those who want to trek in snow.
It is said that it was untouched pass or trek till that time when Lord Curzon came here and he given it a name Kuari which mean untouched (it’s a saying).also known as Lord Curzon Trail.
This trek will give you a wonderful view of Garter Himalaya, Nanda Devi Mountain, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Dronagiri, meadows and beautiful forests.
This trek also covers remote villages of Uttarakhand so it is also an opportunity for those who are not aware of the culture of Uttarakhand.
Kuari pass trek is an easy to moderate and best for beginners.
Highest altitude in this trek is 12,516 ft.
As we described above Kuari pass trek is the best trek for beginners so if you are planning to trek first time just choose it without any doubt.
This trek includes everything what a trekker want to see in the trek like Himalaya range cover with snow, endless view of meadows and forest which have enough verity of trees. Every day you will experience a new landscape.
Salbagar will be our base camp. You will reach here in the evening. After a warm welcome with tea and snacks we will stay in a camps overnight.
Today our trek will start. Our next stop for this trek is Ghunni village which is 5 km away. So today we have 5 km short trek.
Distance: 12 km trek.
Today we have to move early in the morning for next campsite which is in Jhinjhi. It is 14 km long trek so be ready for a long walk. Today you will experience mix ups and down walk of trek.
Tonight we will stay in camps.
Distance: 10 km trek.
Next stop is Pana village 10 km away from Jhinjhi. Today we will cross valley, forest and River Bridge.
Distance: 12 km trek.
This day you will feel the beauty high altitude meadows, forest and fountains. At the end of day you will not feel like 12 km walk.
Distance: 10 km trek
Today to get a magnificent view we have to wake up early and move toward next stop Kuari pass. On the way there are views of Himalaya, Dronagiri and Nanda Devi peak.
We will reach Akhod Gatha via Kuari pass today and stay in camps.
Distance: 2 km trek and 20 km drive to Joshimath and apprx. 254 km drive to Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh.
Today we will move to Joshimath which is our last stop of Kuari Pass Trek.
After reaching Joshimath arround 9:00 AM, you can get ready to go home with a lot of trekking experience and fun.
Kuari pass trek is as easy to moderate trek so this is the best answer for beginners.
This trek will give you everything what you expect in a trek like Snow, - zero temperature, meadows, forest, river, valleys, The Great Himalaya and its endless range, beautiful views of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth.
You will find a glimpse of Uttarakhand culture while trekking.
Trekking Kuari pass, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.
Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.
A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.
Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.
Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.
Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Kuari pass, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.
Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.
Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.
Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.
Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.
Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Kuari pass. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.
Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.
Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.
Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.
Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.
An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.
Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.
Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.
Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.
Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
Dexamethasone – 1 strip
Nifedipine – 5 tablets
There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.
Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Trekking on Kuari pass is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Kuari pass.
Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.
Trekking at Kuari pass demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.
Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Kuari pass trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.
An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Kedarkantha has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:
Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Kuari pass from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.
Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Kuari pass trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.
We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.
Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.
In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.
In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.
Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Kuari pass if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.
Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.
People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.
While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.
It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.
However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.
Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.
Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Chadar without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.
Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.
So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.
People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.
On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.
Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.
Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.
Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.
Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.
Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.
We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.
Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.
The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.
There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.
Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.
Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.
You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.
Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.
It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.
Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.
Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
Kuari Pass Trek is moderate type trek which is suitable for beginners if they have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning. However, even being a moderate type trek, proper study of the trek must be made.
Trekking at Kuari pass, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.
To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.
Getting to the Kuari pass trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Kuari pass demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.
Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,
Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.
Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Kuari pass trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.
Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.
To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Kuari pass trek.
This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.
All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.
The trek expense of Rs. 9,200 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Salbagar to Joshimath.
Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case only the mail requests at [email protected] will be entertained.
While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows
Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, it may take 15 working days to credit on your bank account.
The temperature of Kuari pass trek in winters remains 10°C to – 8°C in the night, While on summer the temperature remains from 18 °C to -2 °C.
So it’s usually cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.
It is said that it was untouched pass or trek till that time when Lord Curzon came here and he given it a name Kuari which mean untouched.
Kuari pass famous for its charming forest. While stunning meadows and streams lining the trail will surprise you with its beauty.
The Kuari pass height varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Kuari pass trek, you will acclaim a height of around 12,516 ft.
Yes, we will provide you the tents and Sleeping bags.
Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.
No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.
Trekveda makes it's basecamp at Salbagar. This is one of the most beautiful places that leads to you to the pristine areas while letting your relish the vibrancy of nature.
Our basecamp would be at Salbagar.
There are direct buses from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun.
The stay will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite.
Yes, you can take your child on Kuari Pass trek, but the age limit is above 12.
Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, co-guide, cook, assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.
We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.
The best season to see the snow on Kuari pass trek is the winters where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable.
There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.
Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.
No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.
Mobile network on this trek will be until second day. After that, there is no network coverage.
You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.
Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.
The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 4-10 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.
Kuari pass trek is considered as easy to Moderate trek.
We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.
Your basecamp Salbagar will be your starting point and ending point will be Joshimath.
Trekking Shoes, trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).
The sloppy ice treks on Kuari pass trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.
You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.
Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.
We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.
Yes, please bring these documents.
Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)
No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.
No, Starting and ending points are different.
A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.
If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.
No, there is no acclimatization day on this trek.
The minimum age limit for this trek is 12 years old.
However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.
Yes, But you need to be physically fit to trek and have the stamina to trek 4-10 Km a day.
Yes, a separate tent will work as a toilet. However, you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuff in separate zipped bags.
No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.
It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.
No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment by their own.
But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Sankri.
Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Joshimath.
Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.
Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.
A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.
Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.
Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.
The total expenses of the trek will be INR 9,200 per person. In addition to that, an addition of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.