Journey to Kuari Pass Trek: A Window to Nature’s Grandeur
Journey to Kuari Pass Trek: The beauty of the Great Himalayas has drawn a diversity of people towards it. Sages, nomads, travelers, spiritual seekers, everyone gets attracted to it. The large and impressive mountain range is a great attraction. Kuari Pass Trek is one of the treks which is a sight attraction for beginner trekkers in the Himalayas.
The Kuari Pass Trek takes you in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, at an altitude of 12,763ft. The journey to Kuari Pass is a window to nature’s grandeur. It is one of those magnificent adventure treks with views of Chaukhamba, and Nanda Devi mountain peaks. The best season to explore the trek is from mid-December to early March. The mountains in the surrounding area are covered with layers of thick snow in these months which increase the beauty of the peaks. The temperature here is usually 13°C to 18°C during the day and can decline up to -3°C to 4°C at night.
The whole trip unfolds in five days and four nights. Every day in the journey brings us face to face with different realms of nature.
At the foothills
The journey starts from Dehradun. From Dehradun, the journey begins with a drive amidst nature which you can witness from the windows of the vehicle. The drive stops at proper intervals for a break. Break from the unnecessary thoughts of the world, and break to witness the Himalayan panorama. The 11-hour uphill drive is filled with streams, rivers, and picturesque scenery. The drive takes you through the beautiful sightings of the Panch Prayag- 5 holy confluences to form the river Ganga. The 11-hour drive ends at Joshimath campsite. After staying the night in the campsite amidst the shining stars, the trek leaves for Gulling, the second destination of the journey early in the morning.
After early breakfast, a drive to Dhak Village begins the journey of the second day. The real trekking of the Kuari Pass begins here. The trail of the trek is well-defined. It passes along the mountain ridge with a series of steep and gradual ascents. The trek reaches Kharchi Village in around 20 minutes.
At the Trail
The trekkers then move towards lower Tugasi, which is filled with wheat fields, flower beds, small streams, and thatched-roofed huts. The trail is covered in 45 minutes. The tents are then pitched in meadows nearby overlooking the grand mountains through the eyes’ window.
The trek on the third day passes through dense forest cover. The peak of the Hathi Ghodi Mountain appears through the sky while passing via Khullar. The evening of the day is spent playing games at the campsite.
The next day trekkers leave for a two-hour trek atop Jhandi Dhar. A gradually descending trail from here will bring you to Kuari Pass, a window to nature’s grandeur.
At the Top
At the top of the Kuari Pass, you will be surrounded by towering Garhwal peaks from Kedarnath Peak, Kedar Dome, Chaukhambha to the Ghori Parvat, Hati Parvat, Dronagiri, and also Changabang, Nanda Devi, and Nanda Ghunti.
The last of the journey starts early morning towards- Auli. The trek to Auli takes two hours, and the trail descends through the meadows. The journey takes place through cliffs and terrains via the snow-patched valley of Gorsan Bugyal towards Padiyar temple.
From Auli a cable car ride will take you to where you started your trek, Joshinath
The journey in the Himalayas may seem easy but it is advised to visit them under the guidance of professionals at the beginning.
BanBanjara is a platform that lets us witness this beautiful Himalayan trek by providing professional assistance on a minimum budget. The two package options from BanBanjara for Kuari Pass Trek are:
- Kuari Pass Trek Without Transport – The price range is INR 7950 for adults and INR 7950 for children. The inclusions in the package are permit and requisites for Kuari Pass Trek, professional trek leader, and support team, all meals from Day 1 Evening to Day 6 Breakfast, and accommodation on a triple/quad-sharing basis.
- Kuari Trek with Transport – The price range is INR 9650 for adults and INR 9650 for children. The extra inclusion in this package is the transport facility from Rishikesh to Haridwar.
Itinerary for Kuari Pass Trek with camping:
- Day1: Dehradun to Joshimath drive
- Day2: Joshimath to Gulling trek via Dhak
- Day3: Gulling to Khullara trek
- Day3: Khullara to Kuari Pass and back to Tali top
- Day5: Towards Auli via Goreyan bagel and a drive to Joshimath
Anyone looking for a journey in nature’s grandeur can visit the official site for more details: BanBanajra