If you are planning to step into the Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek you should definitely go for. It is an easy-moderate trek, making it easy for anyone to start the trek in the Himalayas.
During the trek, you explore old forests of oak and rhododendrons. The two different kinds of landscapes are something that you should definitely watch out. This trek is well-known for giving you appealing & extraordinary views of mountains like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and many more.
Temperature and climatic conditions vary significantly vis-à-vis those in the plains. Ample time must be given to acclimatization.
The trek may turn out to be very hard for first timers. So, heed to the instructions given by the trek leader.
Carry a basic medical & first-aid kit.
Always a carry a Valley of Flowers trek map with you.
Phones don’t work
Avoid the consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
The valley and places enroute are prone to being spoilt by littering. Do Not Litter!
How to reach Dehradun?
BY AIR :
Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Hire a cab to reach Dehradun City as the airport is 29 km away.
BY TRAIN :
The Dehradun railway station is located in the centre of the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country.
BY ROAD :
Dehradun is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service.
Transport from the Dehradun will be arranged by Himalayan Ambition. Breakfast and lunch will be offered on the way. While going from Dehradun to Joshimath you will through some famous places like Rishikesh, Dhari Devi, Karnapray, and Chamoli that are known for their beauty and religious significance.
Make sure that you keep your cameras ready to capture the eye-catchy views of nature.
On reaching the Joshimath, you will be welcomed by a host of ice peaks.
Joshimath to Dhak (6800 ft) and Trek from Dhak to Gulling top (9700 ft)
After having the morning breakfast, we will leave for Dhak village which is located in the Joshimath tehsil. It is going to be a rocky drive. From here we will start the trek. This trek will begin with a rising and dirt path away from the main road, towards Tugasi village.
From Upper Tugasi, you will reach Gulling top in almost 1.5 or 2 hours. Here you will find the trail a combination of steep & moderate climbs. Don’t miss the mesmerizing views of sunrise from your camp early in the morning.
Gulling Top to Tali forest camp (11050 ft)
Wake up early in the morning because you will start the trek deep into the forest of Tali. You will have a perfect hike because the slope of ascent is quite even. After a few minutes of trek, you will enter into a little stream and enter into the mixed forest of oaks and rhododendrons. The stay will be scheduled at Tali forest camp.
Tali forest camp to Kuari pass (12750 ft) via Khullara Top (11800 ft)
On the fourth day, get prepared for some high snow & squalling wind on the ridges. We will head towards Khullara top which is a trek of almost 3.5km. You will be offered lunch at the base of the Kuari high pass. You will get the opportunity to explore some eye-catchy views of Garhwal peaks.
Trek from Tali forest Camp to Auli (9200 ft) via Gurson Bughyal and Drive to Joshimath
We will start the trek from forest camp to Auli via Gurson Bughyal which will give you splendid views of mountains.
You will be reaching to Joshimath from Auli by cable car ride.
Joshimath to DehradunDrive - 275km/10-11 hrs
From Joshimath, we will start the early morning ride to Haridwar, marking the end of this memorable trekking trip.
The lush green Gorson meadow
Grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri
Witness an ancient trading route.
Panchachuli base camp
Food as per menu on the trek ,Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)