Snow Trek to Kuari Pass
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 09 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
20
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
20
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
20
2020
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 18 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 25 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 01 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 15 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 22 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 07 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 14 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 21 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 28 Mar, 2020
20
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  • 6
  • Duration in Days
  • 20
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    Group Size
  • 16
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 09 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
20
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
20
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
20
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
20
2020
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 18 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 25 Jan, 2020
20
Sat, 01 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 15 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 22 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
20
Sat, 07 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 14 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 21 Mar, 2020
20
Sat, 28 Mar, 2020
20
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  • Trip introduction

    The Kuari Pass winter trek is one of the most gorgeous treks in the Himalayas, and is suitable for fit beginners looking for a bit of a challenge. In the winter months, the upper parts of the trail are buried in snow.

    This 6-day snow trek to Kuari Pass gets more challenging as you go along, and you'll end with a couple of days of steep climbing. The fourth day of the trek is one of the toughest, when you'll climb a steep slope through oak and rhododendron forests to get to Khulara camp. This is at an elevation of 11,122 feet and is one of the most picturesque campsites. If you're lucky, you might even see a Himalayan Bear or a snow leopard.

    Destination

    This trek offers you a combination of spectacular locations and the thrill of trekking in the winter. Thanks to the height gain, you can expect to see views that few other treks can offer: rose-gold dawn skies in the mountains, untouched pine and oak forests covered in snow, and iconic peaks like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Chaukhambha and more.

    Destination highlights

    • Experience the thrill of a winter trek in the grand Himalayas.
    • Conquer a high mountain pass to get to Kuari top.
    • Spend days in the mountains to see all the different colours of winter.
    • Camp in snowy meadows at picturesque campsites.
    • Soak in the views of Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Neelkanth and Chaukhambha.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the snow trek to Kuari Pass.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the snow trek to Kuari Pass is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Kuari Pass snow trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of transferring the snow trek to Kuari Pass trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the snow trek to Kuari Pass without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the snow trek to Kuari Pass is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar Railway Station
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar
    Mode of transport
    Tata Sumo or similar
    Start point
    Joshimath
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    End point
    Joshimath
    Time of departure
    06:30 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    24 hours
    Total distance covered
    33 kms
    Start point elevation
    8500 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12763 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6724 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1 of the Kuari Pass trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Make sure you report to Haridwar Railway Station on time, as you'll need to hit the road early. Your operator will be waiting for you at 06:30 hrs. You'll be driven to Joshimath, which is a long, scenic drive that goes the gorgeous river confluences at Devprayag and Rudraprayag. You'll get to Joshimath in time for tea. Once you've settled in, you'll be can relax for a while. At night, you'll briefed about the trek, and then a hot dinner will be served. Overnight at a guesthouse.

    Day 2 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Chitrakantha

    You'll have a short drive of about 12 kms to the Dhak village, the start point of the trek. After this, the fun begins. You'll trek though oak and rhododendron forests on an easy trail. It's not a long trek today, just enough to get you warmed up. You’ll pass tiny hamlets such as Tugasi and Gulling before ascending to your campsite at lower Chitrakantha just in time for a delicious lunch. You'll be camping on a big meadow in tents tonight.
    /Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Trek through snow-laden meadows and gorges to Kuari Pass

    Day 3 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Tali top

    Today is quite a challenging climb. You'll go from 9600 feet to 11,100 feet, trekking on steep slopes covered with oak and walnut trees. The oak and rhododendron forests are now cloaked in snow appearing to be as though out of a fairy tale. It is a steep ascend to Tali Lake and you’ll be camping further ahead in the midst of a forest. You are surrounded with spectacular views of the magnificent Himalayas and you can spot the Nanda Devi, Chaukhambha and Hathi-Gori peaks. Overnight stay in tents at Tali top.
    /Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next The rocky gorges are now buried under snow

    Day 4 of the Kuari Pass trek: Kuari Pass day!

    Today will be your toughest trekking day, but it's going to be epic! You'll have to negotiating steep climbs to the pass, but you begin with a moderate ascent to Khullara top. The views are already spectacular from here, and you'll only be more astonished as you go higher. The winds are strong from this point onwards, but as you climb to the top of Kuari Pass, the impressive views of the peaks will reward you. You’ll have plenty of time to explore before returning to your campsite at Tali top. Overnight stay in tents.
    /Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Camp in forest clearings covered in snow

    Day 5 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Joshimath

    Today you'll begin your descent to Joshimath. It's a long way, but it's all downhill, and you can expect to get some pretty good views. You’ll trek to the rolling Gurson meadows and into Auli. You'll also feel more energetic as you leave behind the thin air of 11,000 feet and descend to the more comfortable altitude of 6000 feet. You'll be driven to your guesthouse to Joshimath where a hot cup of tea awaits you. Overnight stay in guesthouse.
    /Kuari Pass Snow Trek Uttarakhand Auli Nanda Devi Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Trek through snow-laden meadows and gorges to Kuari Pass

    Day 6 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Haridwar

    Today is an easy, long drive back to Haridwar, where you can rest your legs, admire the views, or catch up on some sleep. You'll be dropped off at Haridwar by around 19:00 hrs. It's advisable to book any onward journey for the next day, in case of delays on this drive. Trip ends in Haridwar.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar Railway Station
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Chitrakantha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chitrakantha
    End point
    Tali top
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tali top
    End point
    Tali top
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tali top
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar
    • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Accommodation in guesthouse (2 nights) on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6 (veg+egg)
    • Porters/mules to carry common equipment and ration
    • All necessary permits and entry fees
    • First aid medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide and support staff
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day, per bag)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 synthetic trek pants
    • 2 full sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 fleece shirt
    • 1 woollen or fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather/ hollofil jacket
    • 1 pair of wind and waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 pair of gaiters
    • Neck-gaiter
    • Balaclava
    • 1 pair of waterproof trekking shoes
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks for the night only
    • Gumboots
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
      What not to Wear
    • Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard luggage like trolley bags, suitcases, etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents
    • Sleeping bag and mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Crampons if needed
    • First aid equipment
    • Oxygen cylinders, if needed
      You need to get
    • Backpack (50-60 ltr) with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover 20-30 ltr
    • Trekking pole
    • Head lamp
    • Water bottle of 1 ltr or 1 hydration pack
    • Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, Electral
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen cream
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturiser
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Lip balm
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Toilet paper and wipes
    • Quick dry towel
    • Floaters or flip-flops for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry a specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Kuari Pass trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Overnight stay in guesthouse

    Tonight you'll stay in a clean, comfortable guesthouse in Joshimath. You'll be sharing rooms on triple sharing basis. If you need to pick up any last minute essentials, you can visit Joshimath village. Your package for today includes only dinner. You'll be choosing and paying for your own meals during transit.

    Day 2 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Chitrakantha

    Overnight stay in tents at Chitrakantha

    For your first night of camping on this Kuari Pass trek, you'll be camping on a meadow surrounded by pine trees and mountain views. You'll be sleeping in triple-sharing tents, and will be provided with sleeping bags and camping mattresses. Your campsite also has a kitchen and dining tent where you will enjoy delicious meals and a toilet tent. | Your meals for today include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the Kuari Pass trek: Trek to Tali top

    Overnight stay in tents in Tali top

    You'll camp in the midst of a forest at an altitude of 11,070 feet. You'll be sleeping in triple-sharing tents, and will be provided with sleeping bags and camping mats. Your campsite also has a kitchen and dining tent where you will enjoy delicious meals and a toilet tent. | Your meals for today include breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Kuari Pass trek: Kuari Pass day!

    Overnight stay in tents in Tali top

    You'll return to camp tonight, exhausted from an arduous trek but delighted and victorious. You’ll sleep like a baby in triple sharing tents and will be provided with sleeping bags and camping mats. Your campsite also has a kitchen and dining tent where you will enjoy delicious meals and a toilet tent. | Your meals for today include breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Joshimath

    Overnight at the guesthouse

    After days of camping, you'll be happy to be sleeping within four walls tonight, but you'll miss the cold mountain air and the sounds of nature.

    Day 6 of the Kuari Pass trek: Return to Haridwar

    Trip ends by late evening.

    Today is a long drive back to Haridwar. You'll be provided with breakfast today, but the rest of your meals during the drive will be yours to choose and pay for. The trip ends in Haridwar by about 19:00 hours.

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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.