₹2,800.00 – ₹13,000.00
TRIP CODE : TR03
DURATION : 06 Days
DIFFICULTY : Moderate
SEASON : Jan – Dec
REGION : Chamoli, Uttarakhand
MAX ALT : Pangarchulla Peak Summit (4700m)
* The mentioned price is for Indian nationals only,Price on request for foreign nationals.
Day 1: Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station/ Drive to Joshimath (280 km, 8-9 hours)
Stay in the guesthouse
Day 2: Joshimath – Auli – Gurson Meadow – Tali (Trek – 5 to 6hrs/ Stay in the tent)
Day 3: Tali – Pangarchulla Base Camp – Kuari Pass and Back to Gailgad (2nd half trek / 1.5hrs trek)
Day 4: Gailgad – Pangarchula Summit – Back to Base (Trek to Summit: 4-5 hrs, Trek back to campsite: 2 hrs/ Highest altitude- 4700 meters)
Day 5: Gailgad -Khulara – Joshimath (Trek- 5-6 hrs / Drive- 1 hour / Stay in the guesthouse)
Day 6: Joshimath – Dehradun (8-9hrs drive)
Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla peak is located in Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand near the town of Joshimath and Auli, the famous winter ski resort. Kuari pass trek is one of most popular treks in India renowned for its endless scenic beauty and unique grandeur – bugiyal alpine meadows, gorgeous campsites, beautiful forest sections of conifers, oaks and rhododendron trees and breathtaking views of snow peaks (Seven Thousanders), sunrises and sunsets located at height of 3650 meters. No doubt, Kuari Pass has been attracting trekkers from around the globe for the king size views of Himalayan Mountains and an opportunity to be transported into inner Himalayas in a very short duration. It is also known as The Curzon Trail Trek (Lord George Curzon is the former British Viceroy of India). It gives you spectacular views of the Nanda Devi reserve sanctuary and snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet. The Kuari pass trek The Kuari pass is used extensively by the local shepherds and gives you a full view of the splendid Himalayas. To add to the experience is Pangarchula- a 4700-meter peak climb that is sure to give the trekkers a challenging high-altitude climbing experience. Before the summit day, there will be a session on introduction to climbing techniques at base camp.
To the immediate north of Kuari Pass lies the famous Valley of Flowers and pilgrimage point Hemkund Sahib near Govind Ghat and Ghangaria. Moving further north on the banks of Alakananda River lies the famous temple town of Badrinath and the remote Mana village lapped in unique history and mythology. Here in Vyas Gufa, in the ancient caves of Vedic sage Vedvyas is the place where Lord Ganesha had written legendary epic “Mahabharata” as scripted by Vedvyas. In fact the roots of Vedic literature – Vedas, Puranas, Ramayna, Bhagwad
Another ancient legendary village Dronagiri in close proximity with Joshimath inside Nanda Devi biosphere
reserve is the where unlike rest of India Hanuman is not worshipped. Hanuman was needed to identify the magical herb plant “Sanjeevani” (one that glows in the night and can resurrect the dead) from Dronagiri Parvat to revive Lakshmana brother of Lord Rama wounded in battle with Indrajeet, the son of King Ravana of Lanka. As Hanuman could not identify the plant he lifted the whole mountain and carried it back. The local villagers rue this event as it was the right arms and shoulder of their beloved god Parvat Dev and have never forgiven him. Many botanist and scientist, forest rangers and government officials have tried to locate this mystical and legendary plant mentioned in both the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata but failed.
To the south lies the famous Roopkund skeleton lake trail and lush green meadows of Bedni and Ali Bugyals. The Chaukhamba Range in north of the Kuari Pass and the summits of Mana (7272 m), Abi Gamin (7355 m) and Kamet (7756 m) extend to the Tibet border gives you the views the Indian Himalayas. Other peaks in the vicinity are Nanda Ghunti (6,309m), Trishul (7,120m), Mrigthuni (6,855m), Nanda Kot (6,861m), Nanda Devi (7,816), Kalanka (6,931m), Dunagiri (7,066 m), Har Deol (7151 m) , Tirsuli (7,074 m), and Hathi Parvat (6,727 m). In fact from Kuari and Pangarchulla peak the horizon stretches far with a sea of snow capped peaks many famous and many unnamed. Various climbing expeditions and trekking trails take place in this region.
It will give you different experience from anything else. Many beautiful forest sections, sunrise – sunsets and magnificent campsites in Kuari Pass trekking are worthwhile activities and provides an opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage. It is a challenging to climb to the top when you summit Pangarchulla peak. It is challenging but technically easy and can be climbed by ‘fit’ first time trekkers too and you can explore the surroundings from there. It is optional to attempt to climb the Pangarchulla peak and you can see the enchanting views of the Himalayan landscape. This trek also provides an opportunity to walk through the lush meadows and tall, dense forests and enjoyable facets of Himalayas. Locals are known to be using more than hundred species of Himalayan plants and herbs for traditional Ayurvedic medicines and other uses.
If you want a perfect combination of being close to nature, go for long walks following a trail and across mountain pass and climb summit of a mountain peak with stunning 360 degrees views of high Himalayas this is the trek for you.
Why wait then, book your trek today!
AT LEAST 2 guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in Hotel Wild Orchid Inn in Sankri on single/double/triple occupancy basis.
High quality Camping arrangements
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
3/4 season imported alpine tents
Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
Good quality camping mattresses
Hot water in the night (during the trek)
Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
First Aid / Medical kit
All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 7. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee
First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
GoclimbUp takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps,GoclimbUp will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.