Unveiling the Splendors of Kuari Pass Trek: A Journey through the Garhwal Himalayas

Unveiling the Splendors of Kuari Pass Trek: A Journey through the Garhwal Himalayas

The Kuari Pass trek, also famously known as the Lord Curzon Trail, beckons adventure enthusiasts to explore the charm of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. This trek is a harmonious blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural encounters, offering trekkers breathtaking panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the Garhwal region. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into every aspect of the Kuari Pass trek, covering its location, accessibility, trek duration, difficulty level, flora and fauna, cultural highlights, and the mesmerizing highlights that await trekkers.

Location and Accessibility:

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Situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Kuari Pass is a gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, with the trek commencing from the well-connected town of Joshimath. For those traveling from afar, the nearest major railway station is Haridwar, and the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. A picturesque drive from Joshimath leads trekkers to the trailhead, typically either Auli or Dhak village, depending on the chosen route.

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    The Kuari Pass trek unfolds its beauty during two primary seasons: late spring to early summer (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November). These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures. While winter treks are possible, they demand heightened preparation due to harsher conditions and snow-covered landscapes.

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    Trek Duration:

    Difficulty: Easy – Moderate (Level 2) | Duration: 6 days (Incl. travel to/from the basecamp)

    Embarking on a 5-night, 6-day adventure, trekkers allow themselves time to acclimatize gradually to the increasing altitude. This duration encompasses moments for acclimatization, exploration of enchanting surroundings, and the enjoyment of breathtaking vistas.

    Trek Difficulty:

    Difficulty: Easy – Moderate (Level 1)

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    Kuari Pass is classified as an easy to moderate-trek, making it accessible to both novice and seasoned trekkers. The trail weaves through meadows, dense forests, and snow patches, reaching a maximum altitude of approximately 12,800 ft (3,900 meters) at Kuari Pass. Although the trek doesn’t demand advanced technical skills, maintaining a basic level of fitness and acclimatization is advisable.

    About Tripsaa

    We came into existence in the early 2012, the founding team has prior work experience. Our goal is to bring ‘Trekking Culture’ all over in India. We inspire people to go for trekking, we believe that every mountain top in reach if we have ‘A will to climb’. Our trek leaders are Qualified with Basic and Advanced Mountaineering Course. We put your queries directly in touch with the experts.

    Flora and Fauna:

    The trek unfolds a rich biodiversity with forests adorned by oak, deodar, and rhododendron trees. Trekkers may encounter various bird species, including the Himalayan Monal, and catch glimpses of elusive wildlife such as the Himalayan Tahr.

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    Kuari Pass Bugyal

    Cultural Highlights:

    Beyond the natural wonders, the Kuari Pass trek offers a window into the local culture and lifestyle of the Garhwali people. Trekking through villages provides opportunities to interact with locals, immersing trekkers in the warmth of mountain hospitality.

    Highlights and Panoramic Views:

    Beyond the natural wonders, the Kuari Pass trek offers a window into the local culture and lifestyle of the Garhwali people. Trekking through villages provides opportunities to interact with locals, immersing trekkers in the warmth of mountain hospitality.

    Trek Itinerary:

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    Our carefully crafted six-day itinerary promises an immersive experience. Starting from Rishikesh, we embark on a picturesque drive to Joshimath on the first day, followed by a trek to Gorson Bugyal on the second day. The third day sees us trekking to Tali Top, with the fourth day dedicated to reaching the summit of Kuari Pass and returning to Tali Top. The fifth day involves trekking back to Auli, concluding with a drive back to Joshimath. The final day consists of a scenic drive back to Rishikesh, marking the end of our unforgettable trek.

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    Conclusion:

    Whether you are a novice seeking your first Himalayan trek or an experienced trekker in search of a new challenge, the Kuari Pass trek promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas. So, fasten your boots, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embark on a trek that will etch memories into your heart, creating a tale worth sharing for a lifetime.

    Dharmaram Gehlot
    Dharmaram Gehlot
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    Rohan Mishra
    2023-09-22
    Wonderful service with Awesome food
    Saksham Soni
    Saksham Soni
    2023-06-28
    krishma singh
    krishma singh
    2023-06-28
    I really had amazing experience with tripsaa. This is my 1st trek with tripsaa. Trek guide charlie Sir was very helpful throughout the trek and next level tasty food in mountains by tripsaa cooks. Tents and sleeping bags were also of good quality. I'll recommend tripsaa to everyone. ✌️
    Manisha Agarwal
    Manisha Agarwal
    2023-06-28
    I was sceptical at first about choosing Tripsaa for my first trek, but undoubtedly this was the best decision easily. Only because of experienced great trek leaders like Shiv sir and Charlie sir were to able to reach the top of the summit-Hampta. I wanted to give up multiple times but Shiv sir didn’t let me. Right before reaching the Hampta top- Shiv Sir stopped and let me go agead of him - he wanted me to complete the trek before him. Coming to the food at Tripsaa camp -from day 1 of our acclimatisation process to the very last day of camp was fresh, hot and delicious. Each of the meal was specifically curated to understand what our body might be requiring at that particular height. Highlight for us was definitely red sauce pasta and pahado wali maggie! Lastly doing business in the pit holes might be tricky and difficult- tripsaa tents not only had soil at all times but also saw dust , tissue papers and air freshners at all times which made the experience a little soothing xD All in all will definitely come on a trip with Tripsaa very soon. We all became a family by the end of the trip. A family of 28 🙂
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    Madhav Shastri
    2023-06-28
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    Himanshu Panwar
    2023-06-24
    Had a great experience with Tripsaa. The staff is supportive and the food they provide is fabulous considering the no mans land we went to during treks.

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        Kuari Pass Trek

        Overview

        The trek begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. The road goes along hugging the mountain side and you see the forests and valleys of Garhwal below you. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to some wildlife. Pug marks of leopards or Himalayan black bears can be sighted in the forests.

        The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called ‘Bugyals’ in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. Even if you leave these aspects out, the Kuari Pass trek is a superb trek. The beautiful sights and challenges of the trek make it a trek worth doing – whether it is your first time to the Himalayas or not.

        Trek Fee

        ₹ 11,999/-

        ₹ 9,999/-

        + 5% GST Ex Joshimath 7999/-

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        Overview

        The trek begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. The road goes along hugging the mountain side and you see the forests and valleys of Garhwal below you. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to some wildlife. Pug marks of leopards or Himalayan black bears can be sighted in the forests.

        The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called ‘Bugyals’ in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. Even if you leave these aspects out, the Kuari Pass trek is a superb trek. The beautiful sights and challenges of the trek make it a trek worth doing – whether it is your first time to the Himalayas or not.

        Overview

        The trek begins from Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of Himalayas, which has evolved into the hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. The road goes along hugging the mountain side and you see the forests and valleys of Garhwal below you. On this trek one walks through gorgeous jungles of Oak and Deodar trees. And these jungles, of course, are house to some wildlife. Pug marks of leopards or Himalayan black bears can be sighted in the forests.

        The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called ‘Bugyals’ in the local tongue. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. Even if you leave these aspects out, the Kuari Pass trek is a superb trek. The beautiful sights and challenges of the trek make it a trek worth doing – whether it is your first time to the Himalayas or not.

        Trek Fee

        ₹ 11,999/-

        ₹ 9,999/-

        + 5% GST Ex Joshimath. 7999/-

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          • Day 1 - Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
          • Day 2 - Joshimath – Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 3 - Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 4 - Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs
          • Day 5 - Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)
          • Day 6 - Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
          Day 1

          Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          Starting the drive from Rishikesh from the appointed pickup point (Hotel The Pipal Inn), we will take the fabled Badrinath Road. The drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath is a beautiful one. The route is along tributaries of Ganga. The ten hours drive to Joshimath is long and arduous, but you are never going to run out of mesmerizing views. So, keep your cameras on the ready and remain awake for most of the journey.
          Meal - Dinner

          Day 2

          Joshimath - Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          After an early breakfast on this day, we will head off to Karchi village in the Joshimath tehsil, a rocky drive of 45 minutes. From here our trek will commence. The terrain is mostly rough here. Leaving out the terrace farming lands, there is no affluence of greenery, but offers a sweeping view of the Garhwal frontier all around. You are not likely to find any snow in this zone. The trail is a mix of steep and moderate climbs. Look back as you approach your first camp. Hathi and Ghora parvat make their first appearance here. From your first camp you get the access to the beautiful views of Behemoth Peaks, unveiling Kedarnath Peak, Chaukhambha, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. The magnificence of this vision is incomparable.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 3

          Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          The trail today ascends all the way to Khullara but it's not as steep as the previous day. Within 40 minutes of starting from Guling, you reach the first clearing. You will be surrounded by oak forests on all sides; you will come to a green clearing overlooking the magnificent snow peaks. Continue on the trail leading into the forest. Along this path, the Hathi-Ghora peaks will be manifesting gloriously along with Dronagiri now somewhat flipped to the side. Throughout the day, you see Dronagiri to the left, slightly at the back. The peek-a-boo that the mountains play through the forests makes for very enchanting sights.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 4

          Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs)

          Fourth day is the summit day, likely to span 7-8 hours depending on the group's pace. In 1-1.5 hours you reach a ridge, which is a part of Lord Curzon's trail. From here 360 degree views of the Himalayas open up before you. From the ridge, trek up to Kuari top. This is a moderate climb with a few switch backs. From here It will take you 40 minutes to reach the top. We take the same route in return to reach Khullara Camp.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 5

          Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)

          Dig into breakfast early in the morning after a round of routine exercises. Follow the downhill trail to Karchi village. Arrive at a motorable road and board vehicle to reach Joshimath. Stay overnight at Joshimath.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 6

          Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          You will start off on an early morning ride down hill, homeward-bound. We reach Rishikesh around 4-5 in the evening.
          Meal - Breakfast

          All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary

          Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis

          Guest House in Joshimath on sharing basis

          Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek

          All necessary fees and permits

          Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Micro Spikes, Gaiters etc.)

          Medical First Aid Kit

          Services of an expert trek leader

          Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)

          Transport from Rishikesh to Joshimath and return by tempo traveller

          All Permits of the trek.

          Food during the transit

          Any expenses of personal nature

          Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag

          Any expenses for optional activities

          Travel insurance

          Anything apart from the inclusions

          👉🏿 Trekking Shoes

          👉🏿 Backpack(40-60 litres)

          👉🏿 Daypack(10 litres)

          👉🏿 Plastic Bags

          👉🏿 Personal medication Kit

          👉🏿 Two warm layers

          👉🏿 Two trek pants

          👉🏿 Two collared t-shirts

          👉🏿 Thermals

          👉🏿 Jackets

          👉🏿 Dark Sunglasses

          👉🏿 Cap

          👉🏿 Power Bank

          👉🏿 Toiletries

          👉🏿 Water bottles

          👉🏿 Rain covers

          👉🏿 Umbrella

          • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.

          • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.

          • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

          • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.

          • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)

          • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.


          • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year. The cancellation charges are as under:

            • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
            • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

          • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.

          • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.

          • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)

          Quick Look

          • Day 1 - Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
          • Day 2 - Joshimath – Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 3 - Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 4 - Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs
          • Day 5 - Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)
          • Day 6 - Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          Quick Look

          Day 1

          Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          Starting the drive from Rishikesh from the appointed pickup point (Hotel The Pipal Inn), we will take the fabled Badrinath Road. The drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath is a beautiful one. The route is along tributaries of Ganga. The ten hours drive to Joshimath is long and arduous, but you are never going to run out of mesmerizing views. So, keep your cameras on the ready and remain awake for most of the journey.
          Meal - Dinner

          Day 2

          Joshimath - Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          After an early breakfast on this day, we will head off to Karchi village in the Joshimath tehsil, a rocky drive of 45 minutes. From here our trek will commence. The terrain is mostly rough here. Leaving out the terrace farming lands, there is no affluence of greenery, but offers a sweeping view of the Garhwal frontier all around. You are not likely to find any snow in this zone. The trail is a mix of steep and moderate climbs. Look back as you approach your first camp. Hathi and Ghora parvat make their first appearance here. From your first camp you get the access to the beautiful views of Behemoth Peaks, unveiling Kedarnath Peak, Chaukhambha, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. The magnificence of this vision is incomparable.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 3

          Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          The trail today ascends all the way to Khullara but it's not as steep as the previous day. Within 40 minutes of starting from Guling, you reach the first clearing. You will be surrounded by oak forests on all sides; you will come to a green clearing overlooking the magnificent snow peaks. Continue on the trail leading into the forest. Along this path, the Hathi-Ghora peaks will be manifesting gloriously along with Dronagiri now somewhat flipped to the side. Throughout the day, you see Dronagiri to the left, slightly at the back. The peek-a-boo that the mountains play through the forests makes for very enchanting sights.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 4

          Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs)

          Fourth day is the summit day, likely to span 7-8 hours depending on the group's pace. In 1-1.5 hours you reach a ridge, which is a part of Lord Curzon's trail. From here 360 degree views of the Himalayas open up before you. From the ridge, trek up to Kuari top. This is a moderate climb with a few switch backs. From here It will take you 40 minutes to reach the top. We take the same route in return to reach Khullara Camp.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 5

          Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)

          Dig into breakfast early in the morning after a round of routine exercises. Follow the downhill trail to Karchi village. Arrive at a motorable road and board vehicle to reach Joshimath. Stay overnight at Joshimath.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 6

          Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          You will start off on an early morning ride down hill, homeward-bound. We reach Rishikesh around 4-5 in the evening.
          Meal - Breakfast

          All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary

          Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis

          Guest House in Joshimath on sharing basis

          Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek

          All necessary fees and permits

          Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Micro Spikes, Gaiters etc.)

          Medical First Aid Kit

          Services of an expert trek leader

          Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)

          Transport from Rishikesh to Joshimath and return by tempo traveller

          All Permits of the trek.

          Food during the transit

          Any expenses of personal nature

          Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag

          Any expenses for optional activities

          Travel insurance

          Anything apart from the inclusions

          👉🏿 Trekking Shoes

          👉🏿 Backpack(40-60 litres)

          👉🏿 Daypack(10 litres)

          👉🏿 Plastic Bags

          👉🏿 Personal medication Kit

          👉🏿 Two warm layers

          👉🏿 Two trek pants

          👉🏿 Two collared t-shirts

          👉🏿 Thermals

          👉🏿 Jackets

          👉🏿 Dark Sunglasses

          👉🏿 Cap

          👉🏿 Power Bank

          👉🏿 Toiletries

          👉🏿 Water bottles

          👉🏿 Rain covers

          👉🏿 Umbrella

          • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.

          • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.

          • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

          • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.

          • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)

          • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.


          • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year. The cancellation charges are as under:

            • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
            • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

          • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.

          • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.

          • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)
          • Day 1 - Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
          • Day 2 - Joshimath – Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 3 - Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)
          • Day 4 - Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs
          • Day 5 - Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)
          • Day 6 - Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          Quick Look

          Day 1

          Rishikesh to Joshimath (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          Starting the drive from Rishikesh from the appointed pickup point (Hotel The Pipal Inn), we will take the fabled Badrinath Road. The drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath is a beautiful one. The route is along tributaries of Ganga. The ten hours drive to Joshimath is long and arduous, but you are never going to run out of mesmerizing views. So, keep your cameras on the ready and remain awake for most of the journey.
          Meal - Dinner

          Day 2

          Joshimath - Karchi - Akhorgetta (12 km drive, 4 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          After an early breakfast on this day, we will head off to Karchi village in the Joshimath tehsil, a rocky drive of 45 minutes. From here our trek will commence. The terrain is mostly rough here. Leaving out the terrace farming lands, there is no affluence of greenery, but offers a sweeping view of the Garhwal frontier all around. You are not likely to find any snow in this zone. The trail is a mix of steep and moderate climbs. Look back as you approach your first camp. Hathi and Ghora parvat make their first appearance here. From your first camp you get the access to the beautiful views of Behemoth Peaks, unveiling Kedarnath Peak, Chaukhambha, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. The magnificence of this vision is incomparable.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 3

          Akhorgetta to Khullara (3 km trek, approx 4 hrs)

          The trail today ascends all the way to Khullara but it's not as steep as the previous day. Within 40 minutes of starting from Guling, you reach the first clearing. You will be surrounded by oak forests on all sides; you will come to a green clearing overlooking the magnificent snow peaks. Continue on the trail leading into the forest. Along this path, the Hathi-Ghora peaks will be manifesting gloriously along with Dronagiri now somewhat flipped to the side. Throughout the day, you see Dronagiri to the left, slightly at the back. The peek-a-boo that the mountains play through the forests makes for very enchanting sights.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 4

          Khullara - Kuari Pass - Khullara (7 km trek, approx 8 hrs)

          Fourth day is the summit day, likely to span 7-8 hours depending on the group's pace. In 1-1.5 hours you reach a ridge, which is a part of Lord Curzon's trail. From here 360 degree views of the Himalayas open up before you. From the ridge, trek up to Kuari top. This is a moderate climb with a few switch backs. From here It will take you 40 minutes to reach the top. We take the same route in return to reach Khullara Camp.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 5

          Khullara – Joshimath via Karchi (7 km trek, approx 4-5 hrs & 12 km drive)

          Dig into breakfast early in the morning after a round of routine exercises. Follow the downhill trail to Karchi village. Arrive at a motorable road and board vehicle to reach Joshimath. Stay overnight at Joshimath.
          Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

          Day 6

          Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

          You will start off on an early morning ride down hill, homeward-bound. We reach Rishikesh around 4-5 in the evening.
          Meal - Breakfast

          All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary

          Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis

          Guest House in Joshimath on sharing basis

          Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek

          All necessary fees and permits

          Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Micro Spikes, Gaiters etc.)

          Medical First Aid Kit

          Services of an expert trek leader

          Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)

          Transport from Rishikesh to Joshimath and return by tempo traveller

          All Permits of the trek.

          Food during the transit

          Any expenses of personal nature

          Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag

          Any expenses for optional activities

          Travel insurance

          Anything apart from the inclusions

          👉🏿 Trekking Shoes

          👉🏿 Backpack(40-60 litres)

          👉🏿 Daypack(10 litres)

          👉🏿 Plastic Bags

          👉🏿 Personal medication Kit

          👉🏿 Two warm layers

          👉🏿 Two trek pants

          👉🏿 Two collared t-shirts

          👉🏿 Thermals

          👉🏿 Jackets

          👉🏿 Dark Sunglasses

          👉🏿 Cap

          👉🏿 Power Bank

          👉🏿 Toiletries

          👉🏿 Water bottles

          👉🏿 Rain covers

          👉🏿 Umbrella

          • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.

          • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.

          • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

          • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.

          • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)

          • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.


          • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year. The cancellation charges are as under:

            • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
            • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

            • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).

          • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.

          • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.

          • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)

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