Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 01: DELHI – HARIDWAR / RISHIKESH (210 KMS/ 07 HRS)
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttarakhand region and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is on the banks of River Ganges. The River Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it becomes very quite and calm here. The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breathtakingly beautiful with thousands of Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges. We visit various places like Mansa Devi temple, Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadev temple etc. In the evening we will visit Har Ki Pauri again. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat. Overnight stay at the hotel

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 02: RISHIKESH – GHAT (236KMS / 8 HRS)
After an early breakfast drive to Ghat via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Ghat is a  huge village with more than a couple of schools, government offices and more or less happening market for the nearby villages. Overnight in the tent.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 03: GHAT – SELU BAGAR – GHUNNI (6 KMS/2-3 HRS)
It’s time to board typical Himalayan village jeeps  which will take you to Selu Bagar, a small center with a handful of shacks serving as village shops and is our starting point for the trek. This drive is of 7 km and will take around 30 minutes. You meet our ponies/porters at this point. The trail from here is well distinctive with continuous switch backs winds to the ridge from where you can see settlements of Ramni and Ghunni villages. From here its walk through the village full of colors of Himalayan inhabitants makes hike more entertaining.

After passing through couple of cluster settlements the trail takes you go past the village to an open plateau above Ghunni which is our campsite for the day. Overnight in the tents.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 04: GHUNNI –VINAYAK PASS – JHINJHI VILLAGE (13 KMS/6-7 HRS)
The day requires an essential early start not only to negotiate the long days but also to acquaint beautiful Himalayan views. The trails winds up to the ridge top towering high above the campsite at Ghunni. After crossing the ridge you will come to an open meadow with stunning views of some of the Himalayan jewels i.e. Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba and an awesome view of Ramni and Ghunni settlements just lower down the valley. From here the trail continues to climb gently, passing through beautiful forests of Rhododendron, followed by pasture grasslands for sheeps and cattles with some nomadic huts. The trail from this point climbs with a couple of switch backs which again becomes gentle and takes you to an open meadow with gorgeous views of Nanda Ghunti peak. Continue with the trail which is more or less gradual finally takes you to Vinayak Pass. The pass is marked with  a Ganesha temple with a prayer flag. From here you will get to see some excellent view of Himalayas and first glimpse of Kuari pass at a distant. From the pass the trail starts to drop down gently and in point in times becomes steep, which continues to drop passing through Sem Kharak and finally takes you to the village of Jhinjhi. Overnight in the tents.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 05: JHINJHI – PANA VILLAGE (8 KMS/4-5 HRS)
The day’s walk starts with an aroma of living style and culture of people of Jhinjhi village. The trail continues to descend through the village finally comes to the valley floor and brings you to a high suspension bridge over river Birahi Ganga. After crossing the bridge you get to the true right of the valley. The trail now climbs steeply with zig zags initially and later with some false summits finally to the ridge. Again some compensating views of the nearby settlements and some Himalayan peaks are really appreciable. From this point path is gradual and passes through a beautiful forest of Rhododendron finally go past Kaliagad to the settlement at Pana. A final ascend of less than a kilometer will bring us to the campsite above village of Pana. Overnight in the tents.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 06: PANA – DAKHWANI (3300 MTS/10824 FT) 14 KMS/5 HRS
The trail is well distinctive above the camp site passing through a forest of Rhododendron with a couple of fall summit and finally takes you to the ridge. Now trail continues gradually through the forest to an open meadow of Sartoli which serve as camping site as well as pasture land for a sheep & cattle. This is an ideal place to view Kuari Pass dominating the horizon. Initially the trail from Sartoli starts to descend  gradually for a couple of kilometers but in the later part the final descend to the side stream is very steep with loose moraine (The guest are required to use their trekking poles during this stretch). Cross over the side stream and start a steep ascend with a series of switch backs to the ridge top. From here trail traverses slightly with a couple of ascend again and finally takes you to another side stream just under Dhakwani. From this point it’s about a half an hour climb to the campsite at Dhakwani. A cup of tea with cherishing flavor is worth it. Overnight in the tents.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 07: DAKHWANI – KUARI PASS (3800 MTS/ FT) – KHULLARA (9 KMS/5-6 HRS)
This day requires an early start in order to get a magnificent view at the pass. The trail from Dhakwani continues to climb through the forest until we cross the tree line. From this point the path traverses to the left of the valley just under the pass and continues with a series of switch backs straight to the pass. Oh what a fabulous, stunning, magnificent views of greater Himalaya is waiting to be admired. Take your time, relax and enjoy photography at the pass. The trail from the pass slightly ascends to a hump. From where you will find an excellent view of Dronagiri peak. After this the trail descends to a point with a bifurcation to Khullara.. . The trail goes past through pasture land and enters the forest and finally leads to the campsite at Khullara. Overnight in The tents.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 08: KHULLARA – PANGARCHULA PEAK(4600M)  – KHULLARA ( 13 KMS/8 HRS )
Today early morning  we trek towards  pangarchulla peak,   The Pangarchulla peak, is a beautiful introductory trekking  peak near the well known Kuari Pass area. The peak is approximately 4600 Mtrs, and can have a lot of snow till as late as May. The best snow climbing and camping experience can be had in the months of April and May.  Have the time of your life while trekking to the peak. Take in the beauty of those breathtaking views of magnificent mountain peaks. We will start the summit attempt early in the morning so that we can cover maximum ground before the dawn. Brace yourself from here because you will be walking on uneven terrain of boulders, scree and rocks. After reaching the place you will defiantly feel that your efforts are rewarded with the stunning views. Then with the dawn the view will get more beautiful. After the summit we will return to the base camp. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the camps.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY  09: KHULLARA-   AULI- JOSHIMATH(1890M   15KM /6-7 HRS)
This morning is the morning at ease. The trail from Tali is a gradual climb across mountain ridge. This trail is narrow and requires cautious walking until it reaches Gorson meadows. From here it’s all Himalayas all around. Great Nanda Devi peak is utmost  admirable and dominating amongst the many. The crossing of Gorson meadow is real fun and most enjoyable walk. Finally the man made concrete contractions could be seen from a distant marks the village of Auli. It’s time to say bye to the ponies and porters. Board a Jeep to town of Joshimath which is 13 kms drive. Joshimath is a happening market place and serves as a supply to nearby villages. Overnight in the hotel.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 10: JOSHIMATH – RISHIKESH (244 KMS / 10 HRS)
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Devprayag and Rudrapryag, on arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening visit temple and ashrams in Laxman Jhula & Ram Jhula & Ghat, Ghat’s s to encounter evening 2hat life as well as special Arti “The Prayer dedicated to Goddess Ganges” ”  Overnight at the hotel

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 11: RISHIKESH
Morning after breakfast   visit ashram and  various temple around the town.  Here you can enjoy  river rafting   on Ganga river,and yoga .  evening again attend  Ganga Aarti at Trivani Ghat . Overnight stay at the Hotel.

The Lord Curzon Trail Kuari Pass Trek
DAY 12: RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR – DELHI (250 KMS. / 6 -7 HOURS DRIVE)
Morning after Breakfast visit Haridwar sightseeing tour later Afternoon Drive back to Delhi upon arrive & FAREWELL DINNER , LATER transfer to Airport TO BOARD THE FLIGHT EARLY MORNING ON