Kuari Pass

Best Time To Visit

Any Time of The Year


Summer: Max 29°C, Min 19°C
Winter: Max 12°C, Mix -8ºC

Best Places To Visit

Neelkantha, Nandprayag, Nanda Devi National Park

About Kuari Pass

The Kuari Pass Trek found popularity when mountaineers and intrepid adventurers including Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the area. The Kuari Pass trek is called The Curzon Trail (named after the previous British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”).
Winter Kuari pass trek is well-known for the views. The perspectives on the winter Kuari Pass trek tend to be mentioned as the finest in the Indian Himalayas. It’s not difficult to find why. In the middle foreground, several dramatic summits including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to Gangotri the snowcapped ranges extend to the west.

Kuari Pass Trekking

Kuari Pass is a medium duration trek, which may be done between 2 weekends. The key highlights are a number of the very most beautiful sceneries in Uttarakhand. The trek is easy, and could be performed by men and women of average fitness levels. It is a perfect trek for small-scale groups as well as corporate teams.

The trek will give a complete experience, right supported journey to camping. The itinerary is easy paced, and can give the participants ample time to take pleasure in the surroundings at leisure.

When Lord Curzon was Viceroy of India, he undertook several treks in the Garhwal, including one over the Kuari Pass to Joshimath and since then it has come to be known as Curzon’s trail. It is very popular among European and American travellers. In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass from Ghat via Ramni. Today many trekkers prefer to undertake the trek in the reverse direction. The main attraction of Curzon’s trail is the majestic view of the Twin Peaks of Nanda Devi–the main summit (7816 m), which is the highest peak situated completely within India and the east summit (7434 m) of Nanda Devi, Kamet (7756 m), Dronagiri (7066 m) and Hathi Parbat (6727 m) and Ghori Parvat (6708 m). Along the trek we’ll pass through pristine Rhododendron, Oak and Deodar forests. Rare Himalayan flora and fauna found in abundance on the Curzon’s trail.
As the Curzon Trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. Providing an enchanting view of the imposing peaks of Nanda Devi , Kamet ,Chaukhamba, Dronagiri and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat,It takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. The arms length view of ranges like the Mt.Nanda Devi, Kamet , Dronagiri and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat, is the reward that awaits the trekker atop this pass. When Lord Curzon trekked this route he started from Ramni to reach Kauri pass. We shall be trailing the same path as did Curzon, but in the reverse direction, starting from Ramni and then climbing the pass. The maximum height reached during the course of trekking is 4268 mts and the trek is generally not very difficult.
No matter how tired you get the fresh mountain breeze and the glorious scenery around will always rejuvenate you. Apart from the Pass, the two major attractions of this trip are Joshimath and Auli. Joshimath is where Sri Shankaracharya is said to have attained enlightenment. Auli is well known for it’s skiing slopes. there will be star watching sessions for those who are interested in astronomy. Also there is opportunity for rock climbing and moon light trekking. At the concluding part of the trek there is an irrestible chance for bathing in the hot springs of Tapovan to rejuvenate your tired nerves after an exhaustive Trek!!! This trek is the perfect getaway from the monotony of your daily life and will be an unforgettable experience.

By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun

By Train:-

From Delhi      – DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205.
From Kolkata  – Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai – Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai – Dehardun express (12687)

By Road:-

Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar. Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

Route: Haridwar – Joshimath- Dhak – Chitrakhana – Tali Top – Khullar – Kuari Pass – Tali – Auli – Joshimath – Haridwar

Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

Neelkantha: Surrounded by thick Oak and deodar forest, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple is situated 32Km away from Rishikesh and lies in Pauri Garhwal district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand at the place where people believe that lord Shiva had consumed the Venom that had emited during the Sumandra Manthan. The Deva-Asura sculpture depecting the samundra manthan on top of the temple is symbolic. Devotees take bath in the natural spring in the temple complex before entering the temple premises.

Recommended Places Near To Kuari Pass Trek are:-

  • Auli
  • Tali Top
  • Mt. Nanda Devi
  • Khullar and Kuari Pass


  • All drinks included
  • Lunch in restaurant
  • All tickets museum
  • Typical souvenir

Package detail

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath

On arrival in Haridwar, board a vehicle and drive to Joshimath. The distance between the two towns is roughly 275 km, and it can be covered in about 4 hours 44 minutes. Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Karnaprayag and Devprayag are some of the places that you will pass by on the way to Joshimath. After you arrive here, transfer to your lodging for overnight stay.

Day 02: Joshimath to Dhak (4 hours) | Dhak to Chitrakhana

Relish a scrumptious breakfast at your lodgings and then drive to the village of Dhak. Begin your Kuari Pass trek after you arrive in Dhak village, which is approximately 12 km from Joshimath. You first encounter a steep climb through forests of oak, rhododendron and hemlock. After a while, the trail enters a picturesque valley.

Enjoy lunch on the way, and later make for Tugasi village, which is about 6 km from Dhak. You walk on terrain with gentle slope, and beyond Tugasi, the track starts descending. After walking for sometime, you will reach the meadow of Chitrakhana. The meadow gives panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, and you will also see huts of shepherds here. There is even a mountain spring here, which will serve as a source of clean drinking water for you. On arrival at Chitrakhana, have a nice dinner and then stay overnight in camps.

Day 03: Chitrakhana to Tali Top

This is a rather gruelling section of the Winter Kuari Pass trek as it involves a lot of ascending. Throughout the approximately 6 km journey, your eyes will treat themselves to the sight of lush green grass and red rhododendron bushes. It will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to meander through the forests of rhododendrons, silver birches, and morinda spruces. Once the forest is crossed, walk for another hour to reach the top of the ridge, which is about 3500 metres above sea level.

Another short walk of about half an hour takes you to the gently sloping meadow of Tali Top, where you will stay overnight. All along the journey, the peaks of Nanda Devi and Dunagiri will be clearly visible to you.

Day 04: Tali Top to Kuari Pass | Kuari Pass to Tali Top

The following is the longest phase of Kuari Pass trekking because it takes you to the pass, and then back to Tali Top. In all, you will hike for about 15 km, and the total time taken will be around eight hours. An easy hike of about an hour will get you to Khullar, from where the track again becomes steep. From Khullar Top, it is a long journey to the crest of Kuari Pass. The pass is encircled by towering mountains, with Nanda Devi being the highest and most prominent among them. Due to its altitude, it is extremely windy and cold up here. Post looking at the scenery and taking pictures, follow the path to Tali Top. On arrival in Tali Top, set-up your tents and stay overnight.

Day 05: Tali Top to Joshimath via Auli

Relish hiking down the mountains on this last day of your wonderful Himalayan excursion.

This phase of the journey is almost 8 km long and takes approximately four hours to complete. You will trek through the lovely meadow of Gurson, where you will see huge boulders scattered here and there. Here you may also get to see long-haired sheep and goats, grazing on lush grass. Hiking down from here, you reach the famous ski resort of Auli, where you board a vehicle and drive down to Joshimath. On arrival in the holy town of Joshimath, travel to your lodging for overnight stay.

Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar

Early in the morning, leave Joshimath and drive back to Haridwar (own transport).

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