Kuari Pass Winter Trek

About The Trip

One of the most stunning treks in Uttarakhand is the Kuari Pass trek, which is situated in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas. Its ease makes it a godsend for anyone who isn't up for a strenuous hike but yet wants to enjoy the wonderful sense of meandering through the pathways of largely untouched nature. Because Lord Curzon just so happened to find this trip route, the trek is recognized as Lord Curzon's Trails. The trek's highest point is 12,763 feet above sea level. The trek is made even more alluring and engaging by the local flora and animals. 

The journey begins at Joshimath, which is located in the Himalayan region of Chamoli. In the Gharwal area of the Himalayas, Joshimath has gradually gained popularity as a gathering place for pilgrims and hikers. The Pancha-Prayag, or Devprayag, Karnaprayag, and Rudraprayag are among the region's many permanent rivers, which are in addition to the area's powerful mountain ranges. The Himalayan peaks, which unquestionably make up the trek's heart, can be seen in all directions from various points along the route. The little rural towns you will pass through on your trip uphill are a cultural gem that this trail also contains. Your understanding of mountain folks' culture and way of life will be enhanced.  

The trek passes through pristine, snow-covered oak, rhododendron, and deodar forests. Watch for the Mounts Kamet, Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Nanda Devi Dawn vistas while on this trek. There have also been reports of leopard paw tracks and Himalayan black bears on the ascent. Nearly the whole length of the path has a deep forest cover with a mixture of oak, rhododendron, and various coniferous trees. peeks of pink and white cherry blossoms may be seen in March. The path is nothing less than a trekker's heaven with its mix of flat and mountainous terrain that is mostly covered in snow. Come join us on a trek to Kuari Pass!


Altitude: 12520 Ft.

Base Camp: Joshimath

Duration: 6 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy To Moderate

Trek Length: 28 Km



Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath 

Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to Tugasi; followed by Trek to Guling

Day 3: Trek from Guling to Khullara 

Day 4: Trek to Kuari Pass and descend to Khullara 

Day 5: Trek from Khullara to Tugasi and Drive to Joshimath 

Day 6: Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh 


Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Accommodation: One night in a hotel or homestay with three or four other people. Three nights in a tent with 3 persons sharing it.
  • Transportation: Sumo, Bolero, or Tempo Traveler will take you from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun (Depending on the number of travelers).
  • Meals: All meals are included, from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 5. Every day of the trek, we serve simple, healthy vegetarian food.
  • Snacks: Tea or coffee in the morning and evening, along with small snacks and soup, while on the trek.
  • Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, a dining tent, and a tent with a toilet.
  • Trek leader and support staff who are trained and have a lot of experience.
  • Permissions: All fees and permissions.
  • Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and a Rope, if needed, are needed for trekking.
  • Basic first aid kit with an oxygen metre and a cylinder of oxygen.
  • Guide ratio: 1:10


  • Any personal expenditures.
  • Meals while travelling.
  • any kind of insurance.
  • The unpredictable delay brought on by a landslide.
  • Cost escalation as a result of "Force Majeure and Evacuation fees".
  • anything not specifically mentioned in the aforementioned programme.
  • *Ahead of the trek, you can apply for travel insurance.

Detail Itinerary

Lunch, Dinner

Private Vehicle | (Car or Sumo or Tempo Traveller)

Homestay | (Twin sharing rooms for both men and women)


Distance: 255 Km

Time: 10 Hours

Between 5:30 and 6:00 AM, the group shall gather at the pickup location. As soon as we get to Joshimath, we'll check into the homestays. The remaining hours of the day are free. In the evening, there will be dinner served, and then you'll stay the night.


All Meals

Private Vehicle | (Car or Sumo or Tempo Traveller)



Drive from Joshimath-


Distance: 14 Km

Time: 1 Hour

Leave towards Tugasi Village after breakfast. We shall begin our trekking expedition once we get to Tugasi. Dirt paths will take you through the Himalayan Towns that line this track in place of the roadways. 


Trek to Guling

Distance: 4 Km

Time: 5 Hours

As you get closer to Guling, the view gradually gives place to the lush canopy. We'll have lunch when we get to Guling. We'll have some activities and games for the evening, before dinner and an overnight camp stay.


All Meals

Travel Not Applicable



Distance: 6 Km

Time: 7 Hours

From Guling, begin your trek to Khullara and have lunch on the way. We will settle into our camping at Khullara base later in the evening.  You will be able to see the enchanted starry skies above as dawn begins to break. After dinner, spend the night in Khullara base camp.


All Meals

Travel Not Applicable



Distance: 6 Km

Time: 7 Hours

Our ascent to Kuari Pass will now commence. Watch the sunrise over the vast Himalayan mountains, giving you a view of the Nanda Devi Peaks, Nilkantha Peaks, Chaukhamba Massif, and many more. We will descend toward the Khullara basecamp after taking quality time at the peak admiring the beautiful mountains' breathtaking splendour. At Khullara, there will be dinner and an overnight tent stay.


All Meals

Private Vehicle

Homestay | (Twin sharing rooms for both men and women)


Trek from Khullara to Tugasi

Distance: 12 Km

Time: 6 Hours


Starting from Khullara, we will hike to Tugasi Village. We shall have our lunch on the way. 


Drive to Joshimath

Distance: 14 Km

Time: 1 Hour

We'll begin the journey to Joshimath once we get to Tugasi. Arrive at the homestay we have arranged for in Joshimath, where we will eat dinner and rest the night.



Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


Distance: 255 Km

Time: 10 Hours

After breakfast, we will depart from our lodge. From Joshimath, we'll go by car to Rishikesh. You may take in the beautiful scenery at certain Prayags, including Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Karn Prayag. The group will disperse and go their separate ways after arriving in Rishikesh, parting with happy memories.


Things To Carry

Backpack (Minimum 55 Ltrs with rain cover): Choose a high-quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that do not cause shoulder pain. For a quality trekking backpack, you can visit the nearest Decathlon location.

Daypack (20 - 30 Ltrs): When ascending to the summit, you are required to carry only a few essential items; therefore, you will need a daypack since you will leave your larger pack at the campsite.

Floaters or sandals: Although the entire trek requires sturdy footwear, your feet must be able to breathe to prevent chafing and blisters. A good pair of sandals and floaters will allow you to move freely in the camp.

Good trekking footwear is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has excellent traction. Instead of being bulky, they should be lightweight and durable.

3 Pairs of Quick-Dry T-Shirts: You must carry at least three pairs of quick-dry t-shirts so that you can launder them between stops for the sake of hygiene.

Quicky DryTrek Pant: A high-quality pair of polyester track pants will allow your skin to breathe. They are lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable for walking. You can avoid chafing and rashes by purchasing a quality pair of track pants.

3 Pairs of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely lightweight and comfortable to move around in, so you can always rely on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, remember to replace them frequently and avoid wearing them when they are wet.

1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A quality pair of woollen socks, preferably merino, is comfortable, inhibits odours, and provides sufficient insulation from the cold so that they can be worn at night.

1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that protects both your body and your belongings from the rain.

Padded/Heavy Jacket: It is emphasized that you must bring appropriate layers to avoid getting cold; therefore, you must bring a heavy jacket that can be worn over your other clothing.

Thermal is a type of clothing that aids in keeping the body warm during cold weather. A high-altitude trek necessitates the use of this essential item.

A towel that dries quickly will aid in maintaining proper hygiene. The wet fabric increases the likelihood of bacterial growth; therefore, it must dry quickly.

Windbreaker Jacket: As you ascend to a high altitude, you are subjected to chilly winds, which a windbreaker jacket is designed to repel. They are made of lightweight synthetic fibres.

Woolen Cap: When ascending to a high altitude, a woollen cap will help prevent the onset of frostbite. When travelling at high altitudes, you can also cover your ears to prevent any pain and discomfort you may experience in them.

Insulated gloves help maintain proper body temperature in the hands and provide a better grip on trekking poles.

Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is ideal for preventing sunburns and keeping your head cool on sunny days.

1 Scarf or Balaclava: In addition to sun rays and chilly winds, you are also exposed to dirt and grime during treks; therefore, it is essential to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when necessary.

Lip balm: Due to the harsh cold winds, your lips may become chapped, so it is important to keep them moisturized.

Cold Cream & Sunscreen (SPF 40+): To prevent sunburns and chafing, you must apply both cold cream and sunscreen.

Antibacterial powder: To prevent rashes caused by a bacterial infestation in your armpits and elsewhere on your body, Use antibacterial powder.

 Water Bottle: The importance of hydration during hiking cannot be overstated. It is essential to carry a water bottle that can be refilled with Himalayan water.

Torchlight and Headlight: A flashlight or even a headlamp with fresh batteries should always be brought along.

A ziplock bag containing all of your toiletries, including napkins, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, and paper soap, should be carried.

Personal Basic Medical Kit: A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable on a hike, so it is necessary to carry a medical kit containing bandages, Dettol, etc.

Dark Sunglasses / Spectacle Wearers (Instead of Contact Lenses, Use Photochromic Glasses): Photochromatic glasses are designed to transform into anti-glare tints in response to sunlight exposure. They are effective eye protection, but clip-on glasses, etc., are also available.

The trekking pole provides assistance in multiple ways. It conserves energy while providing stability and aiding in maintaining balance.

Extra Polythene: If your clothes become wet or do not dry, you can transport them in polythene. However, ensure that all plastics you bring into the woods are taken out with you. Do not litter in mountainous areas.

Camera: This should go without saying. To ensure that you capture all the memorable moments of your hike. Make sure you have sufficient storage space and extra batteries.

Policy and Terms

Here's the cancellation policy for Himalayan Treks/Backpacking Trips/Road Trips

  • If you cancel before 30 days - 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 20 -30 days - 75% % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 15-19 days - 50%  will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 7-14 days - 25 % amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0- 7 days before the departure date - No amount would be refunded.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Additional Information

How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)

Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC-certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.

Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.

Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU

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