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Programs > Treks > Kauri Pass & Pangarchula Peak

 
The Kuari pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas and rightly so. To add on to the adventure element in this trail, we present an exciting stage to this trek where you get to climb a challenging but doable Himalayan peak called Pangarchulla (4700 m). This peak can be climbed by fit first time trekkers also, with some hard work put into it.

For mountain lovers the trek to Kuari Pass offers king size views of Himalayas and an opportunity to be transported into inner Himalayan region in a very short duration. The trek is not only spectacular but very different from anything else. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise - sunsets one simply can't miss, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make Kuari Pass trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their way of life. Highlight of the trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more.

Information:
Region: 
Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Duration: 6 days
Grade:
Moderate +
Best season: May – June, Sep – Nov
Start/end point: Haridwar
Highest altitude: Pangarchula peak summit (4700m)

Activities: Trekking

Eligibility:
16 Years above

Please Carry:
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. 

*Jeans / Trekking Pants-2

*Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
*Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
*Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
*Good quality jacket
*Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
*Woolen cap
*Woolen gloves
*Woolen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
*Scarf/muffler (optional)
*Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
*Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
*Raincoat / Poncho
*Small light weight towel
*Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
*Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
*Sun glasses
*Walking stick / Trekking pole
*Sunscreen Lotion
*Lip Balm
*Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
*Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
*Personal toiletries
*Book, if you like reading
*Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.
*Carry rain cover for your bags
*Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
*Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

All the items : Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trip. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip.
Batch Dates
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Itinery:

Day 1 : Haridwar-Auli (2450m) (Drive/280 Kms)(8-9 Hrs)
We will meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m and from here board a vehicle and be driven up to Auli. This is a long but interesting drive. You will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda rivers. Enroute you will be crossing the holy towns of Devprayag & Rudraprayag. Evening relax at the beautiful lodge.

Day 2: Auli (2450m) – Tali (3200 m) ( Trek 5-6 Hrs)
After an early breakfast we drive a short distance (5 kms) to reach the starting point of the trek. From here we start hiking through the Auli meadows (popular for skiing) and get very close views of the famous Nanda Devi Peak and many more big Himalayan giants. After the Auli meadows we get into a forest section and will walk through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life. Once out of the jungle we will walk on the beautiful meadows of Gurson, every moment in this place is going to delight you. Beauty of these meadows is something to be experienced. From Gurson we descend for a short time and again get into a beautiful forest section having oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees. We will reach Tali and camp here for the day. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Tali(3200 m) – Kuari Pass (3650 m)-Base of Pangarchhula Peak (3650 m)  (Trek / 6 – 7)
Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. Walking on golden, green and other hues of grass is just bliss. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! You are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Do spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. This Kuari pass trek route can be completed  in about 3 hours or so. Our guide might give you the option of not going to the actual pass (which is nearby) and instead climb another vantage point with better views so take a call depending upon what you feel like doing. After spending sometime at the vantage ridge/Kuari pass we will start walking towards our base camp for the climb to Pangarchulla peak. Today you will witness many big and renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet.
 
Day 4: Base Camp (3650 m)-Summit of Pangarchula Peak (4700m) –  Khulara (3225 m) (Trek / 8 - 9 Hrs)
We will wake up early (depending upon the conditions and the season, the lead guide will take a call on what time we start but usually it will be 5:00 a.m) and after a quick breakfast start climbing up the slopes of the mountain to reach a ridge which will lead us to the top. The climb is demanding but not technical in nature. You will in patches be walking on uneven terrain of boulders, scree and rocks. Early season we will have to negotiate through deep snow that's why we recommend an early start as it is easier to walk on hard snow. But the effort is going to be rewarded manifold with views which are surely unparalleled. Views around dawn are the best which is why we insist on an early start today. From the route leading to the summit and the top you get to see a set of big mountains which you otherwise don't get to see from Kuari pass region, mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and many more. Also very attractive is the views of the surrounding valleys in all directions. After capturing the views in our camera we start walking down to Khulara. After reaching Khulara we celebrate our success and relax. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Khurala (3225 m)- Dhak(2000 m)-Auli(Trek /3.5-5.5 Hrs) (Drive 45 Mins)
After a leisurely breakfast we start climbing down towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley. We will walk all the way down to Dhak a small market place on this road. Walk today is again a completely enjoyable experience with us walking through interesting forest sections and couple of scenically located villages. We will make short stops at Tugasi & Karchi village and spend time interacting with people and getting to know more about their way of life. From Dhak we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Auli where a hot shower followed by a sumptuous meal awaits us. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Auli - Haridwar (Drive /280 Kms /45 Mins)
After breakfast drive down to Haridwar. Trip ends here

Rates: (From Haridwar to Haridwar)
Rs. 10,500/- On Double sharing + 2,900/- Transportation
(All charges are per person)

We will pick up the participant on the first day of Trek from Haridwar and drop them on the last day of Trek at Haridwar.

Registration:
Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.7500/- to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey.

Cheques or DD should be in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED, payable at VADODARA only.

What’s included?
Accommodation: Stay on Sharing basis in Tents while camping.

Meals:
 All vegetarian meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner.

Professional guide(s) to 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

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. 
Following equipment is provided on the trek:
3/4 season imported alpine tents, Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality, Comfortable camping mattresses, Mess Tent, Camping stools & tables.

There will be 2 toilet tents [separate for gents and ladies] having portable toilet seats

Forest entry charges: permits & Camping fee (if any)

Porter / Mule:
 chargesfor carrying camping equipment & rations

First Aid / Medical kit: First aid would be available throughout the programme.  All emergences would be treated by the nearest available doctor/medical facility

What’s not include?
*Accommodation in any other location not mention above
*Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag

Any meals/services not mentioned above

*Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

*Insurance

GST


Cancellation Charges*:

Minimum: 10%
between 45 to 30 Days: 25%
between 30 to 15 Days: 50%
Last 15 Days: No refund

* Cancellation charges will be applicable on total Program cost.
* Please note that the booking is not transferable.
* Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.
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