Duration : 6 days
Difficulty : Easy / Moderate
Start / Finish : Dhak / Auli
Nearest Town : Joshimath
The views on this 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 (7,272 m), Kamet (7,756 m) and Abl Gamin (7,355 m) extend to the Tibet border.In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dunagiri (7,066 m) and Changabang (6,864 m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.
What is included in the tour
- All veg meals from day 2nd lunch to day 5th lunch
- Tented accommodation on sharing basis during the trek.
- 2 Nights Guest House / Hotel in Joshimath on sharing basis.
- All necessary fees and permits.
- Am -Pm tea / coffee with light snacks during the trek.
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
- All camping logistics
- Basic First aid medical kit.
- All Taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Surface transfer from Haridwar – Joshimath – Haridwar.
- Any cost incurred due to natural reasons.
- Any meal during transit and during stay in Joshimath.
- Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
- Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
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 Khullara (6 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 Khullara 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 and then open space of Khullara.
Day 04: Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak and back to Khullara (13 kms trek)
We will start early as this is the longest day on the Pangarchulla Peak Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend and then an arduous ascend to Pangarchulla Peak. The climb takes around 6 hours to reach summit and by 12 PM you should reach on summit. Pangarchulla Peak gives breathtaking 360 degree view of Garhwal Himalayas.
Day 05: Khullara to Auli via Tali top & Garson Bugyal to Joshimath (12 kms & 30 minutes’ drive)
After having breakfast we trek downhill to Auli via Tali Lake & Gorson Bugyal. You will reach Auli by late afternoon. After that it’s a 20 minutes’ drive from here to reach Joshimath. Overnight camp at Auli or overnight stay in guest house.
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.