The trek over the Kuari Pass was the route followed by Shipton and Tilman on their way to the Rishi Gorge and by other mountaineers en route to the peaks on the Indo-Tibetan border. It is also called the Curzon Trail, as the famous former Viceroy of India also travelled this route. The trail was named after Lord Curzon who was a keen trekker and it is said that the path was specially improved so that he could do the trek. The crossing of the pass is a fitting conclusion to a trek that takes in three lesser passes and five major rivers - the Pindar, Kaliganga, Mandakini, Bheriganga and the Dhauliganga.
Lord Kurzon made the trek to Kuari pass , and since then it has come to
be known as Curzon's trail. It is very popular among European and
American Travelers. In 1905 Lord Curzon reached Kuari pass from Ghat via
Ramni. Today many trekkers prefer to undertake the trek in the reverse
direction. The main attraction of Curzon's trails is the majestic view
of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi , Kamet , Dronagiri and Hathi-Ghodi
Parvat. The Pass (Khal) is approached through a narrow goat track at an
elevation of 4265 mts. Standing at the Kwari-Pass facing north, the
vision sweeps from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of
Kedarnath in the west - the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkhantha, Kamet,
Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli, Dunagiri, etc. all
arranged in a fantastic arc- southwards the foothills stretch wave upon
on to dim haze of the distant plains one of the most interesting trek in
the Garhwal area.The trek passes through forests of oak and conifer,
bamboo and birch, teeming with a variety of animals and birds life. A
trekker might even be lucky enough to come across leopard pugmarks or a
Himalayan black bear on this trail. Lord Curzon went up to the
Kwari-pass in 1905 and hence the trek is named after him as "Corzon
You get truly spectacular views of the Himalayas - Trishul (23,496 ft/7,120 m) o Kedarnath (22,994 ft/6,968 m), Kamet's pyramid of granite (25,595 ft/7,756 m), Nilkanth (21,767 ft/6,596 m), the square-topped summits of Gori Parbat and Hathi Parbat, Badrinath, the icy crest of Dunagiri, Rishikot, Changabang (22,651 ft/6,864 m), Kedarnath and Chowkhamba (23,522 ft/7,128 m) and the legendary twin peaks of Nanda Devi, (25,643 ft/7,740 m), surrounded by an awesome 19,800-foot (6,000 m) wall which forms a sanctuary.
Kuari Pass Trek Short Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Rishikesh -Joshimath (265 kms/8-9 hrs)
Day 02: Joshimath /Auli - Chitrakantha (3310 mts/10857 ft) 15 kms/6-7 hrs
Day 03: Chitrakantha - Kuaripass - Dakhwani
Day 04: Dakhwani - Pana (2450 mts/8036 ft) 14 kms/5-6 hrs
Day 05: Pana - Ramni (2550 mts/8364 ft) 17 kms/5-6 hrs
Day 06: Ramni - Ghat (1330 mts/4363 ft) 15 kms trek/4 hrs - Srinagar
Day 07: Srinagar - Rishikesh (105/130 kms/4 hrs)
Drive to Joshimath (2750m) via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Joshimsth by evening. Upon arrival at Joshimathi check in to Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Early in the morning After breakfast drive to Auli one can see the magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak. we will start our trek from Auli. Enroute we will cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson and from here we can see the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Dakhwani via the Lord Curzon trail Kuaripass. The route is full of thrill. Dinner and overnight in tents.
In the morning after breakfast trek to Pana. Enroute we will find lush green meadows, waterfalls, snow clapped mountains and much more. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Ramni village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
In the morning we will trek downwards to reach roadhead Ghat and from here drive to Srinagar (110 kms/3 hrs). dinner and overnight stay in hotel
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh tour end.
01 - All land transfer as per above itinerary.
02 - Entry permits fees.
03 - Tent accommodation on trek days and 02 night accommodation at hotel or Guest house.
04 - 3 meals in each day (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner). Pack Lunch while on the trek.
05 - Fully escorted trek with license holder local Trekking guide.
06 - Attractive salaries, wages, equipment and other facilities to Uttarakhand trekking staffs.
07 - Tent, Sleeping bag, Mattress, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent.
01 - Travel Insurance
02 - Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
03 - Expenses or bills of personal nature or any tips or donation.