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Pangarchulla Peak Trek via Kuari Pass

 Uttarakhand    6 Days
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Duration
6 Days
Experience Type
Group
Trip Code
O560A179
Group Size
2 to 10 people
Language
English, Hindi

Overview

Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900’s when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.The Kuari Pass trek is  known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”).

The views on the Pangarchulla Peak are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Pangarchulla Peak is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272 m), Kamet (7756 m) and Abl Gamin (7355 m) extend to the Tibet border. In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dronagiri (7066 m) and Changabang (6864 m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive in Joshimath. Stay in the best rated homestay
Day 2: Joshimath to Auli - 15 km drive - Auli to Gorson Meadows - 5 km trek 
Day 3: Gorson to Khullara via Talli - 8 km trek 
Day 4: Khullara to Kuari Pass to Pangarchulla and return - 9 km
Day 5: 
Khullara to Tapovan - 10 km trek - Tapovan to Joshimath - 25 km drive
Day 6: 
Checkout & trip ends 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Porter of personal luggagge (1 bag upto 10 kg)
  • Best rated homestay in Joshimath (day-1 and 5)
  • All meals - Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive in Joshimath. Stay in the best rated homestay 

Reach Joshimath in your own vehicle and evening free to relax and acclimatize. Joshimath(Altitude 1800 mtrs) is a small town in the Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the banks of Alaknanda River. This place is very famous for Sankracharya temple and is also a hub for many mountaineering and trekking expeditions in Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath

Meal: Freshly cooked dinner - Stay: Homestay

Add on Available: Transport from and back to Haridwar can be option for during booking at Rs. 3000 per person - drive in shared private vechicle from Haridwar railway station to Joshimath (290 km, approx. 8-9 hrs drive)

Day 2: Joshimath to Auli - 15 km drive - Auli to Gorson Meadows - 5 km trek 

Post breakfast, drive from Joshimath to Auli and then trek to Gorson Bugyal. The trail to this spectacular Himalayan meadow passes through Deodar (cedar) tree forest. Gorson meadows will offer breathtakingly beautiful 360 degree Himalayan Panorama including Nanda Devi (2nd highest peak of Indian Himalayas), Barmal, Hathi-Ghodiparbat and others. 

Meal: Packed lunch & freshly cooked dinner - Stay: Overnight camping in tents

Day 3: Gorson to Khullara via Talli - 8 km trek 

Post breakfast, trek from Gorson meadows to Khulara. The trail today passes through pristine Deodar Rhododendron and Oak forests and then a ridge takes you to Khulara. Enroute, cross a beautiful small lake at Tali surrounded with lush green pastures as grazing grounds. Packed lunch enroute.

Meal: Packed lunch & freshly cooked dinner - Stay: Overnight camping in tents

Day 4: Khullara to Kuari Pass to Pangarchulla and return - 9 km

Post breakfast, trek from Khulara to Kuari Pass, climb Pangarchulla and back to Khulara. Full day to explore Lord Curzon Area. Kuari Pass is formed by two ridges bent in an arch shape. The expansive views of magnificent snow-clad Himalayan peaks and far-stretched alpine meadows open up with magnificent views of mighty Himalayan peaks - Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Kedarnath, Neelkanth and twin peaks of Hathi-Ghori Parvat. 

Meal: Packed lunch & freshly cooked dinner - Stay: Overnight camping in tents

Day 5: Khullara to Tapovan - 10 km trek - Tapovan to Joshimath - 25 km drive

Post breakfast, trek downhill from Khulara to Tapovan and drive to Joshimath. At Tapovan we'll see massive natural sulfur hot springs. The waters of this spring are said to have excellent medicinal properties. See village Lata and Reni (famous for Chipko movement) on drive back to Joshimath. Interact with villagers and understand Himalayan local culture (optional). In the evening, time permitting, visit Narsimha temple, Shankaracharyamath ,Kalpavriksha and explore Joshimath market area.

Meal: Packed lunch & freshly cooked dinner - Stay: Homestay

Day 6: Checkout & trip end

Post early breakfast, it’s time to check-out and start your journey back. Trip ends with fond memories.


Inclusions

  • All land transfers in shared private vehicle (ex-Joshimath) or (ex-Haridwar) as you opt (For ex-Haridwar trip, Indigo for 2 or 3 pax, Innova for 4 to 5 pax and Tempo Traveller for 6 to 10 pax) - Add on available during booking process.
  • 5 night accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary (2 nights Joshimath, 3 nights Tents)
  • Veg & egg meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner) for the trip duration as per itinerary (from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6)
  • Conservation and trekking permits
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local trekking guide (01 guide for upto 06 pax), porter, cook, helper
  • Trekking crew charges (attractive salary and wages), equipment charges and other facilities to Uttarakhand trekking staff
  • Charges for mules/porters for trekking client’s soft luggage (1 piece of soft luggage, max 10 kg, per client)
  • All charges for weather suitable tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen tent, toilet tent, camping chairs, trekking pole etc

Exclusions

  • Travel from City of Origin to trip start point as you have opted (ie Joshimath or Haridwar) and backAt extra cost, we can arrange for private vehicle exclusively for your round trip travel from Haridwar/Dehradun/ Rishikesh and back
  • Accommodation in Haridwar, Deheraun or Rishikesh. At extra cost, we can arrange the same
  • Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance(Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on their own)
  • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason
  • Any accommodation, travel or transport (or any change or upgrade thereof) outside of the above itinerary for any reason
  • Charges for mules/porters/equipment if hired by trekkers for personal ride or extra personal luggage
  • Meals other than breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner, as indicated in the itinerary or charges for mineral water, other beverages or drinks
  • Charges for ropeway, chair-car, helicopter ride or any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any expense of personal nature or any gifts, sightseeing, tips or donations
  • Any drinks, tips for the guide, porters, cook, helpers, drivers etc
  • Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion

Important Info

  • Weather in Auli, Gorson meadows and Kuari Pass region could be cold, with temperature ranging from max 10 degrees celsius to min –10 degrees celsius. It is recommended that clients carry suitable heavy warm clothing, adequate protective gear for snow and good shoes
  • Clients are advised to consult their physician and take suitable preventive medication (if prescribed) as a precaution for high altitude sickness
  • Trekking on any particular day may be aborted or cancelled in case of extreme/unfavourable weather conditions keeping in mind safety of the clients. Himalayan Snow Runner trip leader’s decision on this will be final and binding on clients. No refund of costs or any compensation will be paid to clients in such case
  • All clients will have to complete and sign mandatory Client Information and Waiver Form before starting the trek, same would be provided to you before the trek starts.
  • We expect clients to respect local culture and traditions, particularly when visiting temples, Holy places or interacting with locals
  • We promote ecologically sensitive responsible tourism and we seek our clients’ support to help us leave minimum ecological footprint

Cancellation

  • Minimum 30 days prior to departure date: 90% refund
  • 29 to 15 days prior to departure date: 50% refund
  • Less than 15 days prior to departure date: No refund

Free Rescheduling for the same season (same year) if requested is communicated 15 days or more prior to departure date*

*Once reschedule, no refund is applicable.

No Booking or Convenience Charge!
INR 20500 Per Person
Adults
INR 20500
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