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Kuari Pass Trek

Why You Should Do Kuari Pass Trek
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Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice (beginner), the Kuari Pass Trek is a trek you must do. It’s a must to see the stunning views of India’s most famous mountains, including Mt Nanda Devi (25,673 feet) and Mt. Dronagiri (23,182 feet) In any season. Of the numerous things Lord Curzon accomplished in India, the most popular is the exploration and propagation of a trek route beginning at Joshimath through Kuari Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas. At 4264m, Kuari Top is like an arena, where the Himalayan mountains that have stood the test of time play their part. The 7000m club comprises Kamet (7756m), Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (71 Kamet (7756m), Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m) and the fantastic majestic mountain that is Nanda Devi (7817m) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7434m). More peaks appear impressive: Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana, Rishi Pahad, and Changbang, among others. Kuari Pass Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, allows you to see this stunning mountain range from a close-up.

In winter, there’s an additional reason to visit. While most other mountain passes within the Himalayas are covered with snow, the Kuari Pass is only an accessible mountain pass during the winter. While you aren’t traditionally crossing the pass, you walk to the pass to take in the breathtaking views from the top.

The trek begins at Joshimath within the Chamoli district of the Himalayas, which has grown into the leading destination for trekkers and pilgrims from this part of the Himalayas. To start, Kuari Pass is a four-day trek (6 days when you count the days of travel from Rishikesh to Joshimath and Return). Visit famous pilgrim cities like Rishikesh, Devprayag, Joshimath and Haridwar. The Kuari Pass trek within the Garhwal Himalaya is 31 km long. It is well-known for its ability to look out over India’s second-highest peak, Mount Nanda Devi.

The trek at an altitude of 12,516 feet. Provides you with views from the summit of Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba and Tali High. The Interlude of meadows and beautiful forests bursting with rhododendrons and oak trees makes your trek more attractive. On the way, you will also enjoy the breathtaking sights of the holy rivers like Bhagirathi and Alakananda, making the climb more thrilling.

Differently, snow can be an experience all on its own in this hike. The snowy floor of this perfectly crafted forest and snowflakes settling upon the Oak leaves, an un-smooth carpet will take you straight to the landscape that would be Santa’s admiration.

The most refreshing aspect of the trek is traversing the gorgeous Himalayan meadows. They are referred to as “Bugyals” in the local language. It would help if you did not skip over the serenity and beauty of the Himalayan meadow. The most impressive is Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast green pastures that undulate. Along this trek, you’ll also be able to visit Auli, famous for its gorgeous ski slopes during winter.

Kuari Pass is an easy-moderate trek that is simple enough for anyone who wants to start on the Himalayas.

The trek will take you through several lesser passes, including the Vinayak Pass and Tali Top. They eventually lead you to the trek’s highest point, the Kuari Top, which is 13990 feet. The trek is simple and will pay enormous dividends for your physical exertion, with stunning views of the most beautiful mountains of the Himalayan Range. The spectacular view of the Nanda Devi Massif is the main attraction of this trek. So, if you’re looking to spend some time in the meadows or the snowy slopes of the Garhwal Himalayas, then pack your backpacks and set off toward Haridwar. Trekup India will take you along the Curzon Trail through Kuari Pass while you enjoy the stunning views.

Trek Route

Day 1: Pickup From Rishikesh and drive to Joshimath

Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak By Drive and To Gulling top by Trek

Day 3: Trek From Gulling Top to Tali Forest Camp

Day 4: Via Khullara top Trek From Tali forest camp to Kuari pass and back

Day 5: Via Gurson bugyal (11150 ft), and Auli (9680 ft), Tali forest camp to Joshimath

Day 6: After Having Last Breakfast With Us, Departure from Joshimath to Rishikesh

Trek Logistics

  • Pickup Point – Rishikesh Natraj Chowk
  • Pickup Time – 6.30 A.M
  • Drop Point – Same as avobe
  • Drop Time – 7 – 8 P.M on sixth day

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Shivam | Mountain Experts



Shivam was born and brought up in the Dehradun. Coming from a tradtional family bussniess background and be the 4th genration in the bussnies, he decided to take a another path. Working in the US based firm and sepding some couple of years expreinces. One day he decided to go on a solo trek and from there things got change. After resign his well establish career he decided to persue his career in the adventure and as well as mountain background.He has done various challenging treks in Himalayan region like Kedarkantha, valley of flower, Buran Ghati and list go on. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.

Why You Should Do Kuari Pass Trek?

The Kuari Pass trek provides a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking vista of Mt. Nanda Devi, one of the highest peaks in India. This majestic mountain is visible from Gorson Bugyal to Auli, offering a rare and unobstructed view. The trek provides a chance to marvel at the grandeur of Nanda Devi, along with other towering peaks like the Dronagiri mountains, which stand tall and proud alongside it. The trek also offers a glimpse of Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Hathi, and Ghoda, all of which are nearby.

The captivating oak forests of Kuari Pass are a significant draw for me, offering a picturesque experience that sets this trek apart from others in the Uttarakhand region. While oak forests can be found in certain treks like Roopkund, Brahmatal, and Dayara Bugyal, the ones on Kuari Pass are uniquely placed, providing an easy and enjoyable walk through the forest. The magic of snowfall in these oak forests is extraordinary, with the snow-covered trees resembling bows, creating a whimsical atmosphere. The trek’s landscape is also noteworthy, with the oak forests gradually merging into meadows, offering a gentle and appreciable walk. This section of the trek, which lasts for around one and a half to two hours on Day 3 and Day 4, is a highlight of the experience, especially with the combination of snow and oak forests.

One of the main attractions of the Kuari Pass trek is the remarkable walks in the meadows. Upon reaching the Gorson Bugyal after crossing the tree line, the captivating scenery of this bugyal remains etched in your memory long after the trek is over. On one side, you are greeted by the majestic Dronagiri and Nanda Devi, while on the other side, vast green meadows stretch out before you. The picturesque Gorson Bugyal is just one part of this stunning landscape, alongside the Chitrakantha, a meadowy ridge at 12,000 feet. The beauty of the meadows in the Kuari Pass is unparalleled in any season. Whether it’s the lush green of early autumn, the golden hues of late autumn, or the pristine white of winter, the meadows and the contrasting mountain views are always breathtaking. The trail is famous, with the Lord Curzon trail passing through it, making the Kuari Pass trek a timeless journey.

Best Time To Do Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass trek is available for most of the year, excluding the rainy months of July and August, the peak rainy season in Uttarakhand. By excluding the monsoon period, we are left with four unique seasons to enjoy the beauty of Kuari Pass – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Each season has its charm and offers a different experience.

Individuals journey to Kuari Pass during winter to witness the snow and magnificent vistas along the trek. The scenery transforms when covered in the white snow. Kuari Pass is a paradise for mountain enthusiasts in the winter months.
The winter ambience is a magical winterland adorned with pine trees, oak trees, and small rhododendrons. Additionally, you will be greeted with a breathtaking view of India’s tallest mountains from the beginning. Delicate, powdery snowflakes dangle from the pine trees, creating an ideal setting for snowball fights and the possibility of experiencing snowfall if luck is on your side. However, the presence of snow also increases the trek’s difficulty level. Therefore, adequately preparing for a winter trek to Kuari Pass is crucial.
Kuari’s winters are famously frigid, surpassing the coldness of other treks conducted during this season.

In the Kuari region, the advent of spring brings about a vibrant transformation, commencing in mid-March and lasting until the end of April. As the snow gradually melts in the higher elevations, the lower meadows witness the emergence of lush green grass. Tiny flowers peek out from the grass while rhododendrons burst into bloom on the trees. The upper reaches of the Khullara and Chitrakantha meadows remain blanketed in snow until mid-April, creating a breathtaking landscape of diverse hues. Spring offers a unique opportunity to witness the striking contrast of snow, greenery, and floral colours on the meadows.

During the summer, you can enjoy pleasant weather with warm days and cooler evenings, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities like trekking. However, you can expect occasional rain showers in the afternoons and evenings towards the end of the season, signalling the start of the monsoon season.

If you seek clear views of the mountain, now is a perfect time to trek. Additionally, this time of year brings vibrant colours and golden-brown meadows. However, it’s important to note that we are approaching winter during this season. As a result, the days become shorter, and the nights become significantly colder.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup From Rishikesh and drive to Joshimath

  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft
  • A 256-km drive that takes about 10 hours
  • The trekkers are picked up up from Haridwar by 6:30 AM. an Bolero or comparable car (cost includes)
  • You can have breakfast and Lunch along the way (exclusive of cost)
  • It’s a long trip from Haridwar to Joshimath on the way. During the journey, you’ll see a variety of stunning views of the various cities that will pass by your route.

The trek starts from Rishikesh. The pick-up location will be the Rishikesh railway station, and we will then travel through Badrinath Road.

If you’re passionate about the culture of sightseeing and adventure water sports, then you may want to plan a short stay in Rishikesh before your trek or after your trek.

The 10-hour drive to Joshimath is bound to be lengthy and exhausting. However, you will never get bored with the breathtaking views. The magnificent river that flows with us in parallel will become more thrilling and wilder as we climb upwards. We’ll be passing through panchprayag. panchprayag also known as the 5 holy confluences in Ganga-Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag.

Keep your cameras at hand and stay awake throughout the trip.

Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak By Drive and To Gulling top by Trek

  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,600ft
  • The route will take you to Joshimath up to Dhak village, which is 12km drive(2,050m/6750ft)
  • The trail is made up of gradual and steep ascents and passes in the midst of villages.
  • Enjoy the delicious hot Lunch at the campsite
  • You’ll be able to see some of the stunning mountain ranges Dronagri, HathiParvat, and GoriParvat
  • The trek will begin starting from Dhak village and continue to Gulling top campsite, which is 5 km of trek.
  • The trek will provide stunning views of the peaks as well as grasslands and more while you hike.
  • Stay the night in tents.

A series of ice-capped mountains will greet us in Joshimath, which will appear more welcoming today than in the dawn of our journey to our base camp the first day. After breakfast, which is early this day, we’ll take off for Dhak village, located in the Joshimath Tehsil, which is a rough journey of about 45 minutes. From here, our trekking will begin. Be on the lookout towards the gentle slopes that make up The Sleeping Lady Mountain of Joshimath during this trek. The gentle slopes appear to create an outline of a sleeping lady.

The trek begins starting from Dhak with a steady ascent. The dirt path diverges from the road and climbs toward Tugasi village. There are a few abrupt T-turns along this trail. After that, the walk begins on flat ground, followed by slowly rising slopes gently. The terrain is generally rough in this area. In the area left of the terrace farms, there is not a lot of greenery. However, it offers a panoramic panorama across the Garhwal frontier in all directions. Be on the lookout for the shining silvery sun-dazed stream of Dhauli-Ganga, which is snaking into the abyss. Also, look out for the Hydroelectric Vishnugad Tapovan Power Station. You won’t discover any snow in the area.

About twenty to twenty-five minutes into the hike, it will take you to Kharchi village. You will get your bottles filled and take some time for yourself. The trail continues from Kharchi on the same rough path with the valley extending towards the right. The climb is steep and includes some switchbacks until it reaches the Lower Tugasi region. The trail is split in two, and you must choose the one that runs along with a hydro-powered flour mill. Within 10 minutes, you’ll reach an area known as the Upper Tugasi region, marked with flower beds, wheat fields and thatched roofed houses. There are also a few streams flowing through the region.

Follow this route with a steady climb leaving the farmland to the left, and you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking view of Dronagiri mountain rising in terror from an infinity. We will pitch tents in open meadows with ideas of Dronagiri and surrounded by oak forest.

You may request your trek leader to guide the group on a hike up to Gulling Top point this afternoon to experience the snow-covered forests on your own. Prepare yourself for the most stunning views that stretch across the Dronagiri peak that is caught by the glimmering dawn light that emanates from this campsite at dawn the next day.

Day 3: Trek From Gulling Top to Tali Forest Camp

  • Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft
  • 5.5 km, which is approximately 5 hours
  • A hike will take you up the steep climb through rhododendron, oak (mostly white and pink) and walnut forests.
  • You’ll be amazed when you experience the stunning beauty of this dark forest and nature trails
  • Take advantage of the delicious lunch served on the campsite.
  • Staying in tents for the night.

Make sure you wake up on time the next morning to begin the 5 hour trek into the forests of Talli. After the arduous climb of the previous days, the climb today will be easier. The ascent slope are fairly smooth and give you a pleasant walk.

About 20 minutes into the hike and you’ll arrive at an open green area that overlooks the majestic snow-capped mountains. After a short period of rest, you will need to continue, crossing a small stream, before you enter an ever-growing mixed forest that is slowly growing with rhododendrons, oaks, and rho. If you’re visiting to the area in late March, you may have a few white and pink blooms. In addition to rhododendrons see walnuts as well as other kinds of conifers the area.

At the peak of winter’s beauty it is possible to find every aspect of the forest covered with snow. In the snow that is thickening with its light, shade, and of the coniferous forests of Gulling the second camp during your trek is set up.

Along this route the Hathi-Ghori peaks are expected to be bursting forth in splendor, along with Dronagiri which is now a little towards the right.

Day 4: Via Khullara top Trek From Tali forest camp to Kuari pass and back

  • Altitude: 3,800m/12,500ft
  • Around 7-10 km Trek 5- 6 hrs
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you head out on the trail.
  • The first half of the climb is an ascent of a mountain while the second half is an ascent that is gradual.
  • The wide meadows that have the golden to bright green grass covering during summer. They transform into rolling snowfields during the winter.
  • Journey towards the Khullar summit to the bridge that is broken with a frozen stream (12,200 feet)
  • From the bridge that is broken, you’ll be heading towards Kuari pass. Kuari passing (Strenuous ascent) (12,500 feet)
  • It is recommended to carry sufficient water since there is no water source along the route.

Fourth day is summit day which is likely to last between 10 and 11 hours, depending on your group’s speed. You must dress to be prepared for the high snow and squalling winds along the slopes of today. There will not a single source of water in the coming days, so ensure you have enough water to last your needs throughout.

In the initial phase the hike will take you towards the Khullara summit, a moderate climb of 3.5 kilometers.

The fourth day is summit day which is likely to last between 10 and 11 hours, depending on your group’s speed. You must dress to be prepared for the high snow and squalling winds along the slopes of today. There will not be a single water source in the coming days, so ensure you have enough water to last your needs throughout.

The hike will take you towards the Khullara summit, a moderate climb of 3.5 kilometers in the initial phase. It will require you to cross an unbroken bridge and streams frozen in the peak of winter, then a ridge climbs up to the highest point, extraordinarily strenuous and challenging due to the snow. Each 15-minute interval, you’re allowed to stop and take a breather. In Jhandi Dhar, a suitable place to rest for two hours into the hike, it is possible to take the time to take a break for a while. Lunch can be eaten in the middle of the trek or upon getting to the temple at the foot of the Kuari High Pass.

Be sure to tighten your shoes properly. Trekking the Himalayas will give you high-quality crampons; However, you are required not to carry the gaiters you own. Gaiters can be purchased from the local market in Joshimath for a reasonable cost.

The summit of this trek is an explosion of images that reveal many Garhwal gigantic peaks. They reveal Kedarnath Peak Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Changabang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti.

Cross an unbroken bridge as well as streams that are frozen in the peak of winter, then a ridge climb up to the highest point, extremely strenuous and difficult due to the snow. Each 15 minute interval, you’re allowed to stop and take a breather. In Jhandi Dhar, a suitable place to rest for two hours into the hike it is possible to take the time to take a break for a while. Lunch can be eaten in the middle of the trek or upon getting to the temple at the foot on the Kuari High Pass.

Be sure to tighten your shoes in a proper manner. Trekking the Himalayas will give you with high-quality crampons However, you are required not to carry the gaiters you own. Gaiters can be purchased from the local market in Joshimat for a reasonable cost.

The summit of this trek is an explosion of images that reveal many Garhwal gigantic peaks. You can get view of Kalanka, Balakun, Hathi Parvat, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Nanda Ghunti, Abhi Gamin, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Chaukhambha, Kedarnath Peak Kedardome, Dronagiri, Changabang, Nanda Devi,

The beauty of this image is unparalleled.

Day 5: Via Gurson bugyal (11150 ft), and Auli (9680 ft), Tali forest camp to Joshimath

  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,750f
  • Breakfast at Camp.
  • There is a packed lunch during the journey
  • It is possible to have meals as well as snacks in Joshimath when you get there.

Today, we’ll head toward Auli, the capital of skiing in India and one of the most renowned in south Asia. While exploring the stunning snow-covered valleys that roll down to Gorson Bugyal, we will return to Auli on a delightful trip. Walking through the Bugyals that lie in Gorson is free of any difficult or grueling climb, mainly on flat terrain, although the winter snowfalls of high winter could make the area a little drab. When the winter thaw is in March, skiing is a significant sport.

When you reach Auli, the cable-car ride takes you to Joshimath, which is floating above the breathtaking ski resort, gentle snow-covered slopes, and the browning forests of pine.

Day 6: After Having Last Breakfast With Us, Departure from Joshimath to Rishikesh

The ride will begin at 6 am and will reach the final destination by 8 pm.

You can book return tickets to your home town after it.

Food Provided by Us During the Kuari Pass Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Kuari Pass Trek

Trekking with us for kuari pass trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Kuari Pass Trek?

Kuari Pass Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

kuari pass needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.

Rental: We have the decathlons proper Quechua trekking shoes for rent Rent trekking shoes Here.

2. Backpack

A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as kuari pass. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

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3. Clothing

Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

Base Layer: 3 – T-shirts

Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

Expert Tip: If you’re more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

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5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

The kuari pass trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

You will require1 – inner thermals, 2 – light fleece, 1 – light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don’t buy your grandma’s sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

Rental: we have a 3 in 1 trekking jacket which have all these protection, check out at TrekupIndia shop.Rent 3-IN-1 trekking jacket here.

6. Two – Trek Pants

This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren’t trek pants so they shouldn’t be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to kuari pass. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

1. Sunglasses.

Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as kuari pass. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour’s exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won’t freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

2. Suncap.

Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body’s temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

3.Hand Gloves.

You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like kuari pass. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

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4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

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5. Socks (3 sets).

You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can’t get woolen socks.

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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

Many trekkers don’t know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You’ll need to use your hands for the kuari pass trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the kuari pass trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

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8. Rainwear.

Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).

Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the kuari pass trek. Although we don’t encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 – 30 ltr capability.

Additional necessary Trek Essentials

1. A toilet kit.

Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things– toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.

Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won’t have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.

Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as kuari pass Trek.

For females: If you’re more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There’ll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains

2. Cutlery:

Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.

3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:

kuari pass Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.

4. Presonal medi kit

Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.

1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.

2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.

3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.

4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.

5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.

6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.

Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.

Compulsory Documents to Carry.

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay is included on all days of the trek ( from Joshimath to Joshimath ). At Joshimath you will be staying in Guesthouse on sharing basis and on other days you will be staying in tents (2 per tent).

All meals from dinner at Joshimath on Day 1 to tea, coffe on Day 6 are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.

All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Note:- Tents and sleeping bags are custom made of Trekup India which are tested on high altitudes by our mountain expert trek team.

First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

Check our on trek safety protocol here.

All the needed forest entry fees along with permits.

Your trek will be led by a trainedexperienced professional guides and trek leaders with a solid guiding backgroundtimes of particular nature and trekking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking terrains.

Transport charges from Rishikesh to Joshimath and Return from Joshimath.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of personal expenditures are excluded.
  • Anything that we have not mentioned avobe.

The trek cost is not inclusive of meals bought during the journey on 1st day and last day. ( Food starts from dinner at base camp on day first till last day tea, coffe).

Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 800 per day, per bag. Note: bag weight should not be more than 11 kg.

Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Trek Logistics

Pickup point will be from ISBT Rishikesh and pickup time will be 6.30 AM.

Note: We will share exact pickup location and driver details on whatsapp group, apart from it our transport manager will be also present at the pickup point to assist you.

We will drop you off at Isbt Rishikesh max by 8 P.M on the final day. We advice you to make your departure bookings after 10 P.M.

How To Reach Rishikesh Or Haridwar?

By Air:-

  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Rishikesh by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Rishikesh.
  • However, if you are planning to reach Rishikesh by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train:-

In case, you want to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by train then you have to reach Hridwar 1st then from there you can take bus to Rishikesh its 35 kms from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

By Bus:-

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Rishikesh. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Rishikesh.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Rishikesh ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from isbt rishikesh so you need to reach there.

  • At 06:30 am, Bolero, Tata Sumo, travller or any other vehicle like this will only pick you up from isbt Rishikesh.
  • By 05:00 pm, you will be reaching Joshimath.

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