winter kuari pass snow trek, india

One of the most beautiful and scenic, Kuari pass winter trek trek, offers views of many famous snow-clad Himalayan peaks such as Neelkanth, Kamet, Kalanka, Trishul, Mukut Parvat, Nilgiri, Changabang, Dronagiri,and Chuakhamba. Kuari Top is like an amphitheatre where some of the stalwart peaks of Himalayas take stage. The 7000 meters club includes the Kamet (7756m), Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), and the great divine peak of Nanda Devi (7817m) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7434m). More peaks make an equally imposing appearance- Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana, Rishi Pahad, and Chan bang, to name a few. The Kuari Pass trek gives you a chance to view this impressive skyline of these mighty mountains from close quarters. The trek passes through three lesser Passes and fine major gushing rivers. The trail is guarded and guided by pristine rhododendron, Oak and deodar forest, and also some rare verities of Himalayan wildlife.   


Quick Itinerary

Day 01: Morning train from Delhi to Haridwar drives Rishikesh.

Day 02: Drive to Joshimath. (254 km. /8 hrs.)

Day 03: Drive to Auli and trek to Tail (3310mt. /Drive 8 km./Trek 10 km./7 hrs.)

Day 04: Trek to Khulara (3395m) via the Kuari Pass (3615 mt.)

Day 05: Summit the pass at 4000mt.Back at camp.

Day 06: Trek to Tapovan (1865mt.) 4 hrs. Drive to Karanpryag (730 mt. / 5 hrs.)

Day 07: Drive to Haridwar. Board train to Delhi.






DAY 01 : DELHI – HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH (Morning Train/ Drive 1hrs.)

Early morning transfer to the railway station to catch the express train to Haridwar. The train journey takes approximately 4 hours. Arriving at Haridwar at lunch time midway, 0ne hrs. Short drive to Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges. check in the hotel. Afternoon visit some of the temples of this holy town Rishikesh Himalayas  and in the evening we will witness the ceremony. Shortly after sunset, the ‘puja’ is performed in all of the temples lining the river at the same time, with a cacophony of musical instruments and voices. Afterwards, offerings of lamps and flowers are made to the Ganges and it is a moving sight to watch hundreds of miniature lamps float along the river. Overnight & Dinner at hotel.


DAY 02 : RISHIKESH – JOSHIMATH (1900mt./254km./8hrs.)

Drive up to Joshimath through the confluence points of rivers namely, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanpryag covering a total of around 254km. Relish scrumptious breakfast and lunch on the way to Joshimath and upon arrival at the destination. Overnight in Hotel & Dinner.


DAY 03: JOSHIMATH – AULI – TALI (Drive 8km./Trek 8 km./7hrs.)

After early Breakfast 40 minutes drive to Auli , a Ski resort center further trek to Gorson Bughyal (Meadow).The trail beyond Gorson bughyal is steep in places, before crossing a rocky outcrop to a small lake named Tali Lake. The entire trek today is gradual ascent. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.


DAY 04: TALI – KHULARA (3395 mt.) VIA KUARI PASS (3600mt./7hrs.)

Today the trail ascends the ridge above Tali and cairns marks our track. Just below the pass, the trail leads through a large meadow affording spectacular views of the Himalayas. North of Joshimath is the Chaukhamba range, Nilkanth (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 Kuari pass (3840m) is by no means demanding – we have our lunch here and then descent an hour to the base camp at Khulara.Overnight in Tents & Dinner.



Wake up early to be up on the summit to see the sunrise on wide Himalayan panorama. Tale the pictures of Garhwal Himalayas peaks. The walk up to the summit would take a couple of hours and we descend to be in time for hot lunch at base camp.Overnight in tents & Ddinner.


DAY 06: KHULARA – TAPOVAN (1900mt.)

The trek down all the way in last day to the Tapovan, the roadhead.  After dive to Karanpryag It’s about 4 hours.



After breakfast drive from Karanpryag to Haridwar and board the evening Shatabdi Express to be back in Delhi by 10:45pm. Overnight in Hotel & Dinner.


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Required Persons

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Trip cost





 Cost includes:

  • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi by road/ Train (by non ac / 2T A/C or 3T A/C Coach)

  • Accommodation will be provided throughout the trip as mentioned in the itinerary on twin sharing basis.

  • Accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads & sleeping bags for entire trek.

  • Meals: As per itinerary, Tea /coffee, snacks & drinking boiled water during the trek. All meals would be vegetarian,the food would be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Local.   

  • Professionally trained mountain guide with English speaking, camp staff, cook etc.

  • Mules/Porters: For carrying rations, trekking equipments, personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 10 kgs).

  • All trekking permits and park entrance fees & Camping charges entire the trek.

  • Camping equipment: 3/4 season tents, sleeping bags, ground mattress, mess tent & camping tables & stools etc.

  • Medical Kit

  • Includes 4.5% Service tax


 Cost excludes:

  • Any stay and meals in Delhi

  • Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes, laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature

  • Tips for guides, cooks & porters.

  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather..


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