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Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration6 Days
Start PointJoshimath
End PointJoshimath
Altitude ⛰12139 ft 

Kuari Pass Trek Overview & Itinerary

Kuari Pass trek is one of the oldest treks in the Garwal region of Uttrakhand. In 1905 Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, reached Kuari Pass and from then this trail is referred as The Lord Curzon’s Trail. This trail lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This trek is a top choice in the trekking community as it provides a stunning view of India’s 2nd and 3rd highest peak namely Mt. Nanda Devi and Mt. Kamet respectively. A constant change in landscape makes it different from other Himalayan treks. Apart from Nanda Devi and Kamet the peaks visible are Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Dronagiri, Mt. Hathi Ghoda, Lampak I & II etc.  Spanning over 6 days, this trek is of easy to moderate grade. The journey starts from Rishikesh till Joshimath, which serves as our base camp. The Kuari Pass trek commences from Dhak village which is 12 km above Joshimath. From Dhak, the trail opens up to cliff side villages, forests, open grassland and snow laden Himalayan Peaks in the background.

What is special about Kauri Pass trekking?

  • It holds historic importance as it follows the legendary Lord Curzon’s Trail
  • View of almost all major Himalayan Peaks of Uttarakhand including Mt. Nanda Devi, which is the highest peak of India within its borders. 
  • A picturesque trek with beautiful camp sites 
  • Snow laden trails accessible throughout the year. Kuari Pass trek is beautiful in all seasons.
  • Easy to do trek which is good for beginners as well as pro trekkers
  • Walk through some of the old villages in the Joshimath region

Kauri Pass Trekking Trip Video


Altitude: 1821 metres, 274 km drive, approx 10 hours

    • Pick up from Rishikesh at 6:00 AM.
    • Drive to Joshimath from Rishikesh via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag.
    • Breakfast and lunch during the travel will be provided in the road side inns and will be paid by the individuals.
    • Arrival at Joshimath town, accommodation will be in a guest house/hotel.
    • Dinner and rest at the guesthouse/hotel followed by a quick introduction and briefing session with the trek leader and fellow travellers.
  • Leave for Dhak village road head after breakfast
  • Trek to guling camp site.
  • Arrival at campsite around lunch time. 
  • Acclimatization walk in evening
  • Evening snacks and Dinner at camp site
  • Breakfast in Guling camp site
  • Trek to Khulara camp after breakfast
  • Arrival in camp followed by lunch and acclimatisation walk
  • Dinner followed by rest
  • This is the summit day, leave early to Kuari Pass after breakfast
  • Return to Guling camp site in evening
  • After breakfast ascend to Tali top
  • Move towards Auli
  • Spend some time in Auli Gorson Bugyal and descend to Auli Road head
  • Drive to Joshimath 
  • Overnight in Hotel
  • After breakfast leae for Rishikesh
  • Expected time of arrival in Rishikesh 8:00 PM

Trek Essentials

TSS Jumbo Bag

  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit: Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine  antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)


  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy

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