Kuari Pass North Face Trek

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Joshimath - Auli - Gorson - Kuari Pass:

The route from Joshimath to Auli via passes through pristine rhododendron, oak and deodar forests with splendid mountain scenery, apple orchards and picturesque town of Joshimath always in view. The tranquillity of the adjoining thick forests is broken only by the chirping of the birds, Auli can be approached by a motorable road 15 km from Joshimath.

Auli Bugyal is a winter ski resort. Tea stalls, tourist rest house and hotels provide stay and meals. From Auli to Gordon top is a 5 km steep ascent through a meadow and lush verdant dense mixed forests. Rare Himalayan flora and fauna abound this region.

From Gordon to Tali is a 5 km fairly flat and straight through Bugyals. From Tali to Chitrakantha there is only a goat track is available. From Chitrakantha to Kuari Pass it is a steep ascent. The undulating slopes to this trek remain carpeted with greenery and colourful flowers during the monsoons and get in beautiful natural surroundings. It is a most enchanting and rewarding trek.

Trip Facts:

Trip length: 6 Days
Grade: Soft
Starts in: Rishikesh
Ends in: Rishikesh
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel and Tents (on trekking days)
Transportation: Joshimath to Trekking Point and back
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum altitude: 3736 M
Trek length: 3 night / 4 days

Trip Altitude:

Rishikesh Auli Garson [3658m] Tali [3502] Chitrakantha [3506m] Khulara Gailgarh [3658m] Kuaripass [4268m] Tugasi Village [2012m] Regri Tapovan [1829]

Itinerary in Brief

  • 1

    Rishikesh- Joshimath (280 Kms- Drive)

    Drive to Joshimath in a shared private vehicle, en route see four confluences on Holy River Ganga (Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, Karna Prayag and Nanda Prayag). Late evening arrival at Joshimath. Check-in, dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath. Panchvati Inn Joshimath hotel.

  • 2

    Joshimath - Auli - Garson (3510 mts) 13 km Drive / 5km trek

    After breakfast drive up to Auli, then we start our trek from Auli to famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gordon, From here, we can see 27 high mountain peaks along with second heights peak Nanda Devi, Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • 3

    Garson – khula (3310Mts) 8km trek

    Morning Breakfast trek to Khulara. This walk is through the forest of pine and cedar on the way we see beautiful lake tali,the area surrounding tali is lush green grazing grassland for Himalayan sheep and cattle. After reaching Khulara, we pitch our tents and enjoy a campfire. Dinner and overnight stay at Khulara campsite.

  • 4

    Climb Pangarchulla peak & Explore Kuari Pass

    After breakfast, we start trek to climb Pangarchulla peak, its trekking peak near kauri pass area, on the summit we can have a view of the 360digree Himalayan panorama.

    Kuari pass (4268 mts):

    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, Barmal- Trishuli, Dronagiri, Mana peak, Neelkanta, Bethartoli, Barhmal, Hanuman peak, Changbang, Kalinka, Nanda until, Nanda Kot, and much more

  • 5

    Khulara –Tapovan- Joshimath

    After morning Breakfast, We start trekking down from Khulara to Joshimath. It’s a 10 Km downhill trek . on the way we get to see natural springs, Himalayan village, agriculture field.at Tapovan our privet vehicle will await our arrival to drive us back to Panchvati Inn Joshimathhotel (15km - 1hr drive)

  • 6

    Joshimath – Rishikesh (Approx. 280 km, 9-10hr drive)

    Post early breakfast drive in private vehicle from Joshimath to Haridwar (approx. 345 km, 9-10hr drive). Lunch en route, Dinner on arrival at Rishikesh. Drop at Haridwar Railway Station for late night (approx. 2330hrs) train to New Delhi. Trip ends


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