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Kuari Pass Trek

Uttarakhand , INDIA

Kuari Pass Trek Highlights

Kuari Pass Trek Altitude

3900 meters

Trek Level


Trek Duration (Days)

4, 5, 6, 7

Minimum Age


Kuari Pass Trek Months

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Pictures of Kuari Pass

Guides for Kuari Pass

Found 4 guides for Kuari Pass trek.

Overview of Kuari Pass trek

Trek begins at:  Joshimath or Tapovan or Ghat, Uttarakhand
Trek ends at:  Joshimath, Uttarakhand

How to reach Joshimath or Tapovan or Ghat
Nearest Airport  to Joshimath or Tapovan or Ghat:   Dehradun Airport 
Nearest Major Towns:  Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun 
Trekkers usually travel to Delhi by Air or Train, then take a train or bus to Haridwar or Dehradun
From Haridwar or Dehradun, Cab (9-10 hrs) or Bus services (10-11 hrs) can be availed 
Volvo bus booking can be done on redbus 

In Kuari Pass, winter and summer are wonderful contrasts. The period of winter starts in December up to March. During this period, the weather is freezing and harsh. The mountain tops are covered in snow. For a moment, you would think that the environment is never green in Kuari Pass. Camping and hiking are great during the winter period as well as the summers here.
The Kuari Pass trek can be started from three points, Joshimath or Ghat or Tapovan. The route from Ghat takes about 6 days and is the longest one.

Kuari Pass Trek Routes:
  1. Joshimath to Auli to Gorson to Kuari Pass about 4 days
  2. Joshimath to Tugasi to Khulara to Kuari Pass about 5 days
  3. Tapovan to Khulara to Kuari Pass about 5 days
  4. Ghat to Ramni to Sanatoli to Kuari Pass about 6 days 

Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Indian Himalayas. The trek route is also called Lord Curzon Trail, as Lord Curzon has taken up this trek in the year 1905. On this trek route, you get vast panaromic views of the majestic himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat being some of the prominent ones.


Best Months: The Kuari Pass Trek can be done in any month of the year. The trek gets difficult in the winter months. In the Monsoon months, the trek can get slippery and dangerous, though some trekkers love the monsoons for the pristine green colors it presents. Summer and Post monsoon, the trek is easier and good for beginners.

A generic itinerary for Kuari Pass trek


There are three different starting points for the Kuari Pass Trek, below is one of the routes for this trek. The local guides can customize these itineraries as per the requirements of time, distance and elevation. Contact sherpafeet or one of the local guides to speak to an expert.

Day 1: Reach Joshimath/Auli from Dehradun

Day 2: Auli to Gorson bugyal
Altitude: 8,800 ft. to 10,500 ft.
Time taken: 3.5 – 4 hours
Distance: 4.2 km 

Day 3: Gorson Bugyal to Chitrakantha
Altitude: 10,500 ft. to 11,000 ft.
Time taken: 4‐5 hours
Distance: 7.2 km

Day 4: Chitrakantha to Kuari Pass and back to Khullara
Distance: 7.7 km
Time taken: 5 to 6 hours
Altitude: 11,000 ft. to 12,559 ft. back to 11,000 ft.

Day 5: Trek from Khullara to Dhak/Tapoban and back to Auli
Khulara to Dhak Village/Tapoban and drive to Joshimath/Auli.
Time taken: 4‐5 hours

Day 6: Drive to Dehradun. Reach by early evening.