Combo Trip Kuari Pass & Ganga Rafting Expedition

Kuari Pass - Uttarakhand
8 days


The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”).The Kuari pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal Mountains. The trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests.

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Brief Event Description

Event Organiser Ravers Expedition
Event Date Nov 4, 2016
Event End Date Nov 11, 2016
Event Location Kuari Pass - Uttarakhand
Pickup Point Haridwar
Pickup Time 08 : 00 AM
Things to Carry Will be informed later
Itinerary Day 01: haridwar to joshimath (265km. Drive)
Drive to joshimath 256 km. If you arrive morning haridwar drive to joshimath through devprayag, srinagar, rudrapryag, karnprayag. Breakfast and lunch on the way. Stay in guest house or homestay .

Day 02: joshimath – chitrakhana (12km. Drive, 4 hrs. Trek ).
Early morning breakfast drive to dhak village (12km). From dhak we will start the 6 km trek to lower chitrakhana. The valley opens up after climbing quite steeply to an overhanging cliff which shelters a local deity. The route enters progressively drier terrain, the trek continues to climbs to the village of tugasi village pack lunch enroute. Dinner & over night in camp .

Day 03: chitrakhana to tali top.
A strenuous 6km trek (4 hrs) through lush green vegetation, mostly pink and white rhododendron flowers with mt. Nanda devi mt. Doonagiri looming in the distance, makes this trek an exhilarating experience. We will camp in an alpine meadow at the head of the tali top which lies on the north face of mt. Nanda devi and other higher mountains. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 04: tali top- khullar- kuari pass and back to tali (12km trek, 7 hrs).
Today day is long day. Early morning after breakfast start trek to kuari pass. First one hour is easy and gradual till to the khullar place.After that you will start the climb to khullar top after traversing our way across the snow patch you will reach the kuari pass top. Back to camp

Day 05: tali - joshimath via auli (8km, 4hrs)
En route cross the famous bugyals (meadows) of gurson and will also get views of the route leading to the famous nanda devi sanctuary, along the rishi ganga.It is a gradual descent to auli down through woods and pastures and we meet our car waiting for us at auli to drive us to joshimath which, it is the site where the famous adiguru shankaracharya attained enlightenment before beginning his campaign for the unification of india and the revitalization of hinduism

Day 06: joshimath to devpryag.
Early morning drive back to devpryag.A normal trekking expedition would get over at this point and would result in you driving back to rishikesh from joshimath but in this combo trip we instead drive till kaudiyala . Where we camp at the beach for the night .

Day 07: devprayag – kaudiyala(35 km rafting)
After a comprehensive safety briefing and packing the bags on the raft, we head out on the water. We start the trip on the ganga river as it enters the last canyon stretch with good whitewater, featuring rapids such as 'baghwan's pillow', 'the deadly duos' and more,it is a mild section from here until the campsite with a few rapids where you can body surf, swim, relax and spot wildlife. An easy day with small rapids. Great day to relax, soak in the sun, bodysurf and bird-watch. Raft time is approximately 35 kms to kaudiyala. Set up camp for the night on a beach at kaudiyala.

Day 08: raft kaudiyala – rishikesh(36 km rafting)
Raft down adrenaline pumping rapids like 'daniel's dip', 'three blind mice', 'crossfire', 'bodysurfing', 'return to sender', 'roller coaster', 'golf course', and lots of smaller ones too. We stop to have lunch and then continue to encounter the big rapids on the ganga. We end the trip just before the famous laxman jhula in rishikesh.Transfer to haridwar to board the evening shatabdi to be back in delhi by 10:45 pm

Includes :
1. All road transfers by private vehicles from haridwar to haridwar.
2. Accommodation will be provided throughout the trip as mentioned in the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
3. Meals: as per itinerary. Tea /coffee, snacks & drinking water during the trek. All meals would be vegetarian.
4. English speaking & professionally trained mountain & river guide.
5. Kitchen staff would accompany the group on the trek.
6. Porters / mules will carry one bag per client ( not to exceed 10 kgs)
7. Camping equipment: 3/4 season tents , sleeping bags, ground mattress, mess tent & camping tables & stools.
8. All trekking permits and park entry fees.
9. First aid kit.
10. Use of equipment and the services of trained guides for outdoor activities.
11. All class rafting gear (rafts, life jackets, helmets, safety kayaks, dry bags).
12. Experienced river guides and kayak professionals with international
13. Certifications for white water rescue and first aid /cpr.
14. River running permits and rescue-3 international certified guides.

Excludes :
1. Air fare
2. Travel insurance
3. Accommodation in delhi - we can arrange it if required. Rooms starting at rs.2500 and upwards.
4. Single supplements.
5. Additional meals/services not mentioned in the above.
6. Charges for video/ still cameras etc.
7. Alcohol, beverages, soft drinks etc.
8. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
9. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
10. Insurance
11. Train fare. Can be arranged on request
12. Meals during the road journey
13. Anything not mentioned in the above schedule/program.
14. Any airfare

Instructions & Guidelines NA
Difficulty Level Moderate

Event Description

The Kuari pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal Mountains. The trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. The close range view of Mt. Nanda Devi along with numerous other peaks is the reward that awaits the trekker atop the Kuari pass! Add to this the fact that this combo trip also offers an river expedition down the River Ganga as well. It too offers you some days of trekking first which will take us to our starting point for the rafting, following which we will raft downstream to get to our base destination- Rishikesh to get back home. This however is a longer expedition then the one offered at Chandershilla and will involve some tirring days of trkeking all the way from Rishikesh to Ghat to Chefna to Semkher Meadow, which conists of pasture lands for summer grazing and some shepherd huts. From here to Kalighat to Dhakauni. The trek becomes more interesting here as we then follow our way up to the spectacular Kuari Pass, from where we make our way to Auli and then finally to Joshimath. Most treks would end here with a drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh, but you instead will have the luck to raft downstream from Joshimath to first Devprayag and the following day from Devprayag to Rishikesh. There is just so much a trekker and a rafter can ask from a trip…and you get it all in one!

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

Max altitude – 3700 mtr
Activity -- trek + raft
Grade – moderate trek & raft
Duration -- 9 days



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