Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Renok Adventurers|
|Event Date||Nov 26, 2016|
|Event End Date||Dec 1, 2016|
|Event Location||Kuari Pass, Uttarakhand|
|Pickup Point||Dhak, Joshimath|
|Pickup Time||8.00 AM|
|Things to Carry||Will be informed later|
|Itinerary||Day 01: Haridwar to Joshimath ( 260 kms drive)
Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house at Joshimath.
Day 02: Joshimath – Dhak Village - Gulling (12 kms Drive, 6 km Trek)
To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The impressive snow- capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.
Day 03: Gulling to Tali top (4 kms trek)
We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.
Day 04: Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back (11 kms trek)
We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savour the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.
Day 05: Tali to Joshimath via Dhak(10 kms trek / 12 kms drive)
After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Joshimath to Haridwar
Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Our trek ends here #HappyTrekking.
All veg meals from day 2 nd lunch to day 5 th lunch
Tented on triple share basis during trek.
Guest House / Hotel in Joshimath on triple sharing.
All necessary fees and permits.
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
All camping gears complying with International standards
First aid qualified instructor
Any expenses of personal nature.
Any surface transfer from Haridwar – Joshimath – Haridwar.
Insurance of any kind.
Any meal during transit.
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
The transportation cost from Haridwar to Joshimath and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is Rs. 6000 (to be shared among 6 people, i.e Rs. approx Rs.1000 per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver. Trekker can opt for our transport, which we can organise for them, or the trekkers can make their own arrangements and reach Joshimath.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
The views on the Winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Winter Kuari Pass trek 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.