Kuari Pass Trek with Camping

Kuari Pass Trek with Camping

Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India
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Kuari Pass Trek with Camping Highlights

  • 6-day Himalayan trek and camping on snow-capped mountains.
  • View of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath peaks, and snow-patched valleys of Auli.
  • 4-night camping on the snowy beds of the Himalayas.

Kuari Pass Trek with Camping Overview

About Kuari Pass Trek:

The Kuari Pass Trek, also known as Lord Curzon’s Trail, takes you deep in the Garhwal Himalayas, to a maximum altitude of 12,763 ft. This trek in Uttarakhand takes you on one of the most magnificent adventure treks with views of stalwart Himalayan peaks such as Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, and its twin Nanda Devi East. The Kuari Pass Trek is considered to be one of the best trekking places in Uttarakhand, known as one of the best tourist places in India.

A circuit trail from Joshimath this hike will take you through snow-capped ranges, quaint villages, rich Himalayan meadows or ‘Bugyals’, and valleys of the skiing capital Auli! Go camping amongst the snow-drifted forest covers in this fantastic adventure trekking experience of a lifetime! The 33 km long Kuari Pass Trek route is considered an easy to moderate difficulty level trek, with mesmerizing views of the glorious Himalayas that will outweigh any physical effort put in to reach the summit! 

Kuari Pass Trek: Quick Facts

Starting & Ending Point: With Transport: Rishikesh/Haridwar (Depending on availability)

Starting & Ending Point: Without Transport: Joshimath

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Distance: 33 km (to and fro)

Maximum Altitude: 12,716 ft (3875 m)

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Temperature: Day (6°C to 16°C) and Night: (-6°C to 4°C)

Best Time: October to April

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Available Departures for Kuari Pass Trek:

➔ October 2023: 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

➔ November 2023: Everyday

➔ December 2023: Everyday

➔ Jan 2024: Everyday

➔ Feb 2024: Everyday

➔ Mar 2024: Everyday

➔ Apr 2024: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

Inclusions in Kuari Pass Trek:

  • All required permits and requisites for the Kuari Pass Trek
  • Professional Trek Leader and Support Team for the entirety of the trek
  • Stay for 5 Nights:  Tent or guesthouse stay on a triple/quad sharing basis, Standard tents/hotels/Guest House with attached washroom in Joshimath 
  • Meals: Day 1 Dinner to Day 6 Breakfast - Vegetarian Nutritious Food - Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Transportation if Opted (Dehradun To Dehradun)

How to Reach:

➔ As You see above, We have two Kuari Pass trek packages, one includes transport from Dehradun to Joshimath, and one without it.

➔ If you have chosen the alternative which includes transport, then you simply have to meet us at Dehradun.

➔ To reach Dehradun, you can take a direct flight to the Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi.

➔ You can also take a direct train, or even a bus from Delhi, at your convenience.

➔ Alternatively, you can directly reach Joshimath by taking a direct bus from Dehradun to Joshimath.

➔ However, we suggest you join us from Dehradun. The drive from Dehradun to the Kedarkantha base camp itself is enough to bedazzle you.

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Itinerary For Kuari Pass Trek with Camping


Day 1 - Rishikesh to Joshimath drive


Scenic Drive to Joshimath

  • 7:00 AM Leave from Rishikesh.
  • The 10-hour uphill picturesque drive, parallel to streams and rivers, will take you through beautiful sights including Panchprayag - 5 holy confluences to form river Ganga.
  • 8:00 PM Dinner followed by an overnight stay at Joshimath Hotel/Homestay.
  • Make sure to take proper rest, your 4-day trek starts the next morning!

Day 2 - Joshimath to Gulling via Dhak


12 km drive & 5 km trek (3 hours trek)

  • Early breakfast and a 45-minute drive to Dhak village. Your trek begins here! The trail is well-defined and meanders along the mountain ridge with a series of steep and gradual ascents. Passing above Dhauli Ganga, a rain shelter is the first landmark of the trek before reaching Kharchi Village. This takes around 20 minutes to reach.
  • The trail for the next 45 minutes ascends gradually, with a few switchbacks in between. Leading towards Lower Tugasi, it is marked with a handful of wheat fields, flower beds, small streams, and thatched-roofed huts.
  • Continuing on this path, the Donagiri Peak rises above the clouds. Your tents will be pitched in meadows nearby overlooking the mighty mountains, which shall be a treat to watch at dawn and dusk. The Gulling top is around 2 hours from there nestled between mighty snow-laden mountains.
  • Stay in Camps overnight at Gulling.

Day 3 - Gulling Top to Khullara Top


6 kms trekking | 11,122 ft

  • Have a good breakfast as you prepare for the 3rd day of your itinerary!
  • This comfortable trek will take you through dense forest cover, which at the height of winter is covered by a Tali top to Khullar and back pristine white cover.
  • Hathi Ghodi mountains will peak through the sky throughout the trail.
  • The campsite is amidst the alpine meadows at the end of Tali top.
  • You can play camp games, have an early dinner, and rest early, for an arduous and exciting trek awaits tomorrow.
  • Camping for the night and you get a well-deserved sleep.

Day 4 - Khullara to Kuari Pass and back to Tali top

Kuari Pass

12 km trek

  • Post breakfast, start your trek to Kuari Pass.
  • Continue a moderate climb towards the Kuari top. A gradually descending trail from here will bring you to Kuari Pass in about 40 minutes.
  • You will be surrounded by towering Garhwal peaks from Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, and Chaukhambha to the Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, and Dronagiri you trekked through and also Changabang, Nanda Devi, and Nanda Ghunti.
  • Breathe in this view after a long rest, and prepare for a return trek to Tali Top along the same path.
  • Camp at Tali Top/Khullara for the night and have your dinner.

Day 5 - Trek from Khullara to Dhak | Drive to Joshimath


9 km trek & Drive

  • Have breakfast for the last day of your trek.
  • Trek from Khullara camps to Dhak Village.
  • Take your time, for the sights here, will linger in your memory timelessly. You will breeze over the mighty peaks and forests where you left your trail.
  • Take a drive to Joshimath.
  • Stay in a hotel/guesthouse at hotels in Joshimath.

Day 6 - Drive back to Rishikesh from Joshimath


8 hours drive

  • Post breakfast, depart for Rishikesh with your heart full of past week's adventurous experience 
  • Reach back to Rishikesh/Haridwar as now your trip ends.
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Things to Carry

Ready to eat food
Personal medications (if any)
Hand gloves
Fleece jackets
Woollen cap
Trekking Shoes
Lightweight trekking pants
Water bottle
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Casual clothes
Thermal inners
Warm clothes
Poncho or Rain Cover

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Kuari Pass Trek with Camping Reviews


Arkadeep Dutta


It was a nice and good track experience. We had lots of fun there, over tour guide was also nice and full of knowledge. cool and fresh environment everywhere.




Kuari Pass Trek is one of the best treks I have ever done. Full of enjoyment, the team members are also funny and friendly. Thanks to Banbanjara for this wonderful trip.




Fantastic experience with Banbanjara. They took care of everything that we needed and were over safety. They are very responsible. and they chose the best way for trekking. Overall it was a nice and unforgettable trip for us.




It was the best view in India at the top for the sunrise movement. It was a lifetime memorable when the first sunlight touched your face. A wonderful view surrounds us. The Vairus mountains looked beautiful.


Sanjay Singh


It was an awesome trip for us. The scenery was beautiful. mostly the best thing is camping, the good condition of camp and the wonderful food. Overall the team leader is a nice person


Sriparna Roy


Great experience with Himachal adventure on the trip to Uttarakhand. We enjoyed the trek and camping with Banbanjar. Because they provided luxuries facilities to us. I love everything on this trip.


Prateek Raj


My wife and I went on this trip, and we enjoyed trekking, camping, delicious food, beautiful mountains, sunrise, and making new friends. Thank you Banbanjara for taking care of us and providing proper guidance.




Fabulous trip.............................!!!!!!!!!!!!! we enjoyed the trip. After trekking it started. and camping sites are a really unforgettable trip. Wonderful viewpoint whenever you reach the top of a mountain. highly recommended.


Praveen Mishra


It was a wonderful experience on Kuari Pass Trek with Camping in Uttrakhand trip. Local people are very helpful and polite. Good to see you again. I will miss the whole trip when i was came back to home.




It was a very good 👍 👍 experience for Himalayas Adventure. But all of them Kuari Pass Trek is my lifetime favorite. Such as beautiful mountains, camping, nice group members, etc everything was mind-blowing.

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Kuari Pass Trek with Camping FAQs

Where is Kuari Pass?

Kuari pass is located in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The route to Kuari Pass was once traversed by Lord Curzon in 1905 and hence the popular Kuari Pass trek is often dubbed as 'Lord Curzon Trail'.

When is the best time to go for Kuari Pass Trek?

September to early November is the best time to visit Kuari pass trek

What is the fitness requirement for this trek?

You need to be in optimum physical condition to enjoy any trek. You should be able ideally to jog 4.5 kilometres in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes.

How difficult is Kuari Pass Trek? Is there a minimum age?

Kuari pass is easy to moderate on the difficulty level and the minimum age for this trek is 12 year.

Will there be porters to carry my luggage?

Yes at additional costs but inform our team in advance.

Is there mobile network on this trek?

You will get network connection of most of the companies at Auli and at Gorson Bugyal, you will be able to get a connection of BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone, generally. But at the top of the Pass, there will be no chance to get any connection.

Can we customize a trek?

Definitely! You are invited to chalk out an independent plan at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Climatic conditions in high altitudes vary from the plains; takes adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • Avoid trekking during the night.
  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
  • Camp does not have locker facilities and takes no responsibility for the same
  • Internet connectivity might be slow/NIL, please inform your guardians or friends beforehand.
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