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Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek

 Auli - Joshimath    5 Nights/6 Days 87 people interested today
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2 to 12 people
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Overview

Kuari Pass + Pangarchula Trek is beautiful and popular trek. The Kuari pass is also known as Curzon's trail since the British viceroy, George Curzon, attempted crossing it and loved exploring this area. Though the pass is not very high it offers excellent views of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and other Himalayan peaks. The Nanda Devi national park and the Rishi Ganga gorge are visible from the first day itself.

Highlights:

  • The lush green, infinitely unfolding meadow of the Gorsons, which can turn white anytime of the year, and as you move your head around, your eyes are gifted with grand views of 4 peaks of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Dunagiri
  • Kuari pass, an ancient trading route.
  • Deep forest, its trees and animals

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Dehradun - Auli (2450 M) | 280 Kms - 8-9 Hrs Drive

Report at Auli via Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Overnight in Guesthouse at Auli.

Day 2: Auli (2450 M) - Khulara (3225 M) | 6 Hrs Trek

We start trekking towards Khulara campsite via Gorson top, tali campsite and finally the open meadow of Khulara. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Khulara (2550m) - Kuari Pass (3650m) - Base of Pangarchula Peak (3650m) | 6-7 Hrs Trek

We trek towards Kuari pass and then onwards to the base of Pangarchula peak. Overnight in tents.

Day 4: Base Camp (3650m) - Summit of Pangarchula Peak (4700m) & Back | 7-8 Hrs Trek

We start at 5am. And head towards the bolder and scree dominated path leading to the top of Pangarchula. A 4 hour climb later we reach the top to commanding views of the Himalayan peaks. We start our descent by noon and reach campsite by late afternoon. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Base Camp (3650m)/Khulara (3225m) - Dhak (2000m) - Auli | 4-5 Hrs Trek & 45 Mins Drive

Today we walk all the way down to Dhak and then drive a short while to Auli. Overnight in pvt guesthouses.

Day 6: Auli - Dehradun | 280 Kms - 8-9 Hrs Drive 

Post breakfast, check-out and drive back to Dehradun.


Basic Details

Start Point
Auli
Finish Point
Auli
Activity Level
Moderate to Challenging
Category
Trekking and HikingOutdoor Adventures
Trip Code
O325A615

Inclusions

  • Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis
  • Pvt guesthouse accommodation on a triple sharing basis in Auli for 2 nights
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping gear only
  • Guide and cook support
  • Veg meals starting from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 5
  • All permits and forest entry fees
  • Rent for camping equipment
  • Taxes as applicable

Exclusions

  • Any meals with your transport
  • Personal porter will be chargeable at Rs 200 per bag per day with the max weight of 1 bag to be less than 12kgs
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen events
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions section

Important Info

Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
Level: Medium
Total Distance: 24 km
Maximum Elevation: 4700m Pangarchulla Peak 
Weather: The nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Restrictions: None 
Getting From/To: Auli is connected by road from Haridwar and is about 10 hours drive. Ghat is short distance from Nandprayag, which is on the Haridwar-Joshimath road.

Cancellation

  • 75% refund if cancelled before 45 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 30 days
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We keep our groups small for better over all experience. Typically our group size is between 6 to 10 trekkers. On few long weekends and holidays could see a group size of upto 15.

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Our tented accommodation is provided at twin sharing basis. The tents that we provide are best in class and are professional grade. You can read more about it here: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/blog/15_vango-halo-300-technical-trekking-tent.html

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We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.

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Ideally trekking shoes/boots with ankle support are needed for any trek in the Himalayan region. Quechua shoes available at Decathlon are a value for money option.

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Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.

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Toilet tents are set-up at the campsites. These are dry-pit temporary toilets and most hygienic as well as convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.

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You will receive good network up to the towns of Mussoorie, Rishikesh. Beyond these network is intermittent and quite weak. Please inform anxious family members in advance that you will be out of coverage area during this trek. There will be no electric charging points anywhere on the trek.

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