Kuari Pass Ghat Trek

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Ghat- Ramni-Kuari-Joshimath

The trek to Kuari Pass can be organized either from Ghat or Joshimath. The Ramni- Kuari road is also known as Curzon road or Curzon Trail, because Lord Curzon a ken trekking enthusiast, trekked from Gwalior to Ramni and on to Kuaripass in the year 1905.

Kuari Pass trek via Ghat

The trek is most rewarding but longest and at times strenuous. Fascinating snow-clad peaks, rocks, forest covers, wildlife,a variety of wildflowers, wide stretches pastures, lakes, verdant valleys and unique bird species are the most significant features of this route. Ghat is a small hamlet in the glorious Nandakini valley and lies at a distance of 19 km motor road from Nandprayag. The trek begins from Ghat. Hotels and eating places are available for stay and meals. Porters, guides, equipment, etc can be hired from local tour operators based at Ghat.

Cuzon Trail

From Ghat to Ramni is a 10 km steep ascent and then a 4 km steep descent finds Sem Kharak through forests. It is a beautiful place and shepherds bring their cattle and goats here during the summer season. It is an ideal campsite. From here to Changi village is a 9 km steep descent through forests. There is a school and one can take shelter in it. There is a spectacular suspension bridge near the village, over the Birahi Ganga. From Jenni, Topanga is a 12 km gradual ascent through floods in the year 1898 and again in the year 1971 had caused great havoc and loss of several lives. There is a good campsite near the village. Drinking water is available here. The villagers also offer accommodation at reasonable rates. From Pana is the first 4 km is a steep ascent and then 1 km steep descent finds Bartoli through forests. It is a pasture land and offers a view of the Kuari Pass. Here, the palsies(shepherds) stay from May to October. A few local villagers also bring their cows and buffaloes during these months. They are very cooperative and offer milk on reasonable price, From Bartoli to Darwin, it is a 5 km gradual descent and steep ascent through meadows and forests. There is caveat Darwin. It is a good campsite. From Darwin to Kuari Pass is a 5 Pass which offers the greatest mountain views in the world.

From Kuri Pass, a very steep descent trail leads to Tapovan via Khulara and another gradual descent trail leads to Joshimath via Gordon and Auli Bugyals.

Trip Facts:

Trip length: 9 Days
Grade: Soft to Moderate
Starts in: Delhi International Airport
Ends in: Delhi International Airport
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel and Tents (on trekking days)
Transportation: Toyota Luxurious
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum altitude: 3736 M
Trek length: 3 night / 4 days

Itinerary in Brief

  • 1

    Rishikesh to Joshimath

    Upon arrival in Joshimath in the evening meet our trekking crew. Remaining evening free to relax and acclimatize. Dinner and overnight stay at Panchvati Inn Joshimath hotel.

    Joshimath is a small town in Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the bank of the Alaknanda River. This place is very famous for Sankracharya temple. Joshimath is also a hub for many interesting mountaineering and trekking options in Garhwal Himalayas region

  • 2

    Drive from Joshimath to Auli (13 km) and Trek from Gurson Bugyal to Chitraganta (5 km trek)

    After post early breakfast, you drive up from Joshimath to Auli in a private vehicle (13 km, 45 mins drive). We start our trek from Auli to famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gordon and from here we can see 27 high mountain ranges with Nanda Devi (2nd highest peak). Today, we will have lunch on the trek. Dinner and overnight stay in Camp Tali / Chitraganta

  • 3

    Chitraganta to Kuari Pass - Dhakwani (9km, 5-6hrs trek) – Explore Kuari pass

    After morning yoga, meditation and early breakfast, you proceed for the trek. Stunning views of grand Himalayan panorama accompanies you throughout this beautiful trek. You can enjoy packed lunch with the majestic 360 degrees Himalayan panorama surrounding you. When you reach the campsite in the evening, you will be greeted by our smiling staff and the aroma of the fresh and hot meal. Dinner and overnight stay at Kuari Pass campsite

    Kuaripass Trek Garhwal Himalayas

    Lord Curzon made the trek to Kuari Pass, and since then it has come to know as Curzon’s trail. It is very popular among European and American travellers. In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari pass from Ghat via Ramni. Today many trekkers prefer to undertake the trek in the reverse direction. They climb the ridge above Tapovan and reach Gailgarh, where the trail coming from Gordon meets. One can also reach Kuari Pass from Auli bugyal through Gordon Top and this is the best idea. The main attraction of Curzon’s trail is the majestic view of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat. Along the trek, we’ll pass through pristine Rhododendron, Oak, and Deodar forests. Rare Himalayan Flora and Fauna are found aplenty on the trail. At Tapovan, there is a massive sulphur spring. The waters of the spring are said to have excellent medicinal properties.


    Hati- Ghodi parvat, Kamet , (7756 metres) Barmal- Trishuli, Dronagiri, Mana peak, Neelkanta, (6596 metres) Bethartoli, Barhmal , Hanuman peak, Changbang, kalanka , nanda ghunti , nanda kot, and much more.

  • 4

    Dhakwani to Sinyartoli (5 to 6 hrs)

    The morning after yoga, meditation and breakfast, start your trek to Sinyartoli. The meadow marks the upper limit of the mixed oak and pine forests and it’s time for a short break before we descend to a side river There follows another ascent and descent (steep again in places ) to an impressive waterfall before a gradual climb through the forest to Sinyartoli. Packed lunch on the way and dinner and overnight stay at the campsite.

  • 5

    Sinyartoli to Jhanji (5 to 6 hrs)

    After yoga meditation and breakfast, trek down to Jhenji village. There is a large suspension bridge over the river before a 200-metre ascent to Jhanji, a small pleasant village situated in the upper Brith Ganga Valley. Packed lunch on the way and dinner and overnight stay at village home stay /camp

  • 6

    Jhanji to Ramni (5 hrs)

    The morning after breakfast trek to Sutol village. Walk down diagonally across to the valley, cross over to the other side of the valley and climb past the village of Sutol. Reach the campsite. Meals and overnight stay at camp.

  • 7

    Ramni to Ghuni (4 hrs) - to Ghat (trek) and then drive to Nandprayag and onwards to Rishikesh (approx 8 hrs drive)

    The morning after breakfast, trek down to Chefna. Then drive to Nand Prayag via Ghat., you can Continue your drive to Rishikesh. Evening free for shopping, Dinner & overnight stay at Rishikesh Hotel.


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