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Kuari Pass Trek 2023, Uttarakhand

6 Days

Kuari Pass Trek, located in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a popular beginner-level trek. It offers stunning views of India’s highest mountains, dense forests filled with oaks and rhododendrons, and meadows. The trek involves passing through remote villages, and dense forests, and spotting Himalayan animals and rare species of birds. The base camp of the trek is Joshimath, a picturesque town surrounded by high Himalayan peaks and ancient holy sites. Trek is moderate and can be done comfortably by carrying a backpack not exceeding 10-12 kg. Stay at Tapoban and Joshimath/Auli will be in a lodge, and the trekker should not leave behind any waste. It is mandatory to carry a copy of your photo ID, medical certificate, and disclaimer form. The temperature ranges from -3°C to -15°C in winter and from 8°C to 15°C in summer. GPX files are provided for safe navigation, and the cost of transport will be borne by trekkers.

Kuari Pass Trek Interesting Things

  1. The trail passes through the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, like the Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard.
  2. The trek offers panoramic views of several majestic peaks like Nanda Devi (7,816 m), Chaukhamba (7,138 m), Dunagiri (7,066 m), Kamet (7,756 m), and Trishul (7,120 m)
  3. The best time to visit Kuari Pass is from April to June and September to Novem


It is about a 10-11 hour journey by taxi. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Followed by a trek from Karchi to Akhrotghetta. The drive duration is not specified in the available search results. Stay overnight in a tent.

Stay overnight in a tent.

Stay overnight in a tent.

Auli is a ski resort located at a height of 2,500m above sea level. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Auli to Rishikesh.

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Kuari Pass Trek 2023, Uttarakhand