Haridwar - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Auli - Gorson - Tali - KuariPass - Khulara - Tapovan - Joshimath - Rishikesh
The Kuari pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal Mountains. The trail takes one through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. The close range view of Mt.Nanda Devi along with numerous other peaks is the reward that awaits the trekker atop the Kuari pass. The pass (khal) is approached through a narrow goat trek. The glorious view of the imposing eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas is unforgettably enchanting. They appear so close with their grand glittering snow caps that one feels like almost touching them. From kuari pass Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Bethartoli, Devathan, etc. peaks are easily. Since Lord Curzon once trekked up to Kuari pass, the trail is known as Lord Trail. Pangarchulla becomes a beautiful climbing objective in the spring after having accumulated all the winter snow. An easy low peak which gives a good feel of a climb-plodding the crisp morning snow with amazing views of high mountains. This trip offers enough challenge and loads of photo opportunity. Just perfect for anyone.
Arrive Haridwar and meet our tour Guide. One of the seven holy cities of Hinduism. Legend has it that Vishnu's footprint was found on the bank of the holy river Ganges, giving it its sanctity. Situated at the base of the Shivalik Hills, Haridwar is where the River Ganga (Ganges) passes through the last mountains and begins its 2,000 km journey across the plains of India, finally terminating at the the Bay of Bengal. Haridwar is the gateway for pilgrims to the Hindu shrines at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri further up in the mountains. So important are these destinations, that the desire and sacred duty of every Hindu is to visit these sacred shrines before his/ her demise, in order to attain salvation. It is in this place that an event unlike any other in the world takes place-The Kumbh Mela (The biggest congregation of humans in the world) After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast drive to Auli, One of the best ski resort in the country famous for its ropeway connection from Joshimath. Reach Auli then trek to Gorson Bugyal a picturesque high altitude grassland known for its scenic views and unending rolling meadows and wild flowers –( 03 kms / one way) it is a very relaxing trek, one gets to see many Himalayan peaks during the trek. The trail continues to climb through the forest until one crosses the tree line. From this point on, the path traverses to the left of the valley just under the pass and continues with a series of switch backs leading straight to the pass. One can take out time to, relax and enjoy photography at the pass. The trail from the pass ascends till one reaches the top . Excellent views of Dronagiri peak are visible from this point. Thereafter, the trail descends to a point with a bifurcation to Tapovan & Tali. If one continue on the trail to Tali one reaches a ridge with a temple and prayer flags. The great Nanda Devi peak comes into view from here. The trail goes past pastures and enters a forest eventually leading to the campsite at Tali. Overnight in tents.
Trekking along the ridge, the trail ascends to the ridge above Tali. Just below the pass, the trail leads through a large meadow affording spectacular views of the Himalayas. North of Joshimath is the Chaukhamba range, Neelkantha (6596m) and Narayan Parbat (5965m), while Mana peak (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abi Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibetan border. In the middle foreground, the main Himalayan chain in the vicinity of the Bhyundar valley and Hem Kund includes Nilgiri Parbat (6474m), Rataban (6166m), Ghori Parbat (6708m) and Hathi Parbat (6727m). Dunagairi (7066m) dominates the peaks to the north of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The Kuaripass is by no means demanding – one must have lunch here and then descent an hour to the base camp at Khulara. Overnight in tents.
After breakfast trek to KuariPass, It is also known as Curzon trail is the dividing line between the central and the greater Himalayas with view of snow clad towering peaks is a feast for the eyes. Overnight in tent.
The last day of the trek is a leisurely walk, all the way down to Tapovan. It is approximately 1 hours drive from here to the comforts of the hotel in Joshimath. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch en route on arrival at Rishikesh. Evening free to explore the bustling market place, and buy local souvenirs.
Haridwar & Rishikesh: The two holy towns of the Hindu - centers of ' Vedic' learning and Yoga & Meditation.
Badrinath: One of the Four 'Dhams' (pilgrim centers) of Garhwal, Badrinath is the most important
Auli: A popular winter Ski resort, Auli offers spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas.
GORSON: A vast expanse of high altitude grassland with serene surroundings and seasonal wild flowers.
Enjoy oneness with nature, in the quiet and undisturbed area
The Gohna Tal Lake is a special attraction on this trek. The close range view of Mt.Nanda Devi.