Kuari Pass Trek / Lord Curzons Trail

About this tour

The Kuari Pass trek is perhaps the best known treks in the Garhwal Himalaya. The history of this trek dates back to 1905, when Lord Curzon, then Viceroy of India, trekked to Joshimath from Ghat while crossing over this magnificent Pass. It has been known as the Curzon’s Trail since then. Extremely popular amongst British and American trekkers, the Kuari Pass trek offers majestic views of the Twin Peaks of Nanda Devi- (7816 mtrs.), and the Nanda Devi East (7434 mtrs.), Kamet (7756 mtrs.), Dronagiri (7066 mtrs.), Hathi Parbat (6727 mtrs.) and Ghori Parvat (6708 mtrs.).
The truly refreshing part of the trek is while walking through the luxurious Himalayan meadows, called 'Bugyals' in the local language. The beauty and serenity of a Himalayan meadow is an experience no one should miss out on. The most remarkable is the Gorson Bugyal, consisting of vast undulating green pastures. On this trek you will also visit Auli, which is famous for its beautiful skiing slopes in the Kuari Pass.

Day-wise Schedule


1 Day 1

Reach Rishikesh. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.


2 Day 2

Drive to Joshimath. Reach Joshimath in evening. Overnight stay in Joshimath.


3 Day 3

Joshimath – Auli – Gorson Bugyal - A short jeep ride takes us to Auli which is best known for its splendid ski slopes and the starting point of the Kuari Pass trek. From Auli we follow a small dotted route through beautiful alpine slopes to Gorso Bugyal for nighthalt.


4 Day 4

Gorson Bugyal – Tali Taal - The entire trek route is marked by forests of oak and rhododendrons. As the trek becomes tiring, we are rewarded by impressive ridges of the snow – capped mountains. A small spring line continuously keeps our company till we reach Tali for nighthalt.


5 Day 5

Tali Taal – Khulara - The first glimpses of Kuari Pass are visible from the Khulara top form where the route traverses through snow patches that lead to our campsite for the day.


6 Day 6

Khulara – Kuari Pass – Khulara - We continue the ascent till we reach the windy Kuari Pass. One can witness the shear magic of this beautiful mountain from the top. We reach back to Khulara after completing the summit.


7 Day 7

Khulara – Pangharchulla Base – Khulara – Today we ascent till we reach the Base to Pangharchulla base. One can witness the Fun of this beautiful mountain by playing in Snow. We return back to Khulara for night hault.


8 Day 8

Khulara – Tapovan – Joshimath - A slight twist to the route as we climb down towards Tapovan from where vehicles ply us back to civilization - Joshimath.


9 Day 9

Joshimath – Rishikesh / Haridwar – Drive back to Rishikesh by bus.


10 Day 10

Departure to Your Home Town


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