Brief Description

In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass (3757 m). Kuaripass means "door way". He made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail.The main attraction of it is the imposing view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, oak and deodar forest.The Kuari Pass trek is a highly varied & scenic trek.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.


Show detailed itinerary
1 Day 1
Day 1: Arrive in Joshimath (6696 ft.)
2 Day 2
Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak Village (via car) and trek to Tali Forest Camp (11,031 ft.) – 8 KMs/7 hours
3 Day 3
Day 3: Tali Forest Camp to Kuari Pass to Tali Forest Camp. (11,031 ft. to 12,516 ft to 11,031 ft.) – 12 KMs/ 7 hours
4 Day 4
Day 4: Tali Forest Camp to Auli. (11,031 ft. to 10,003 ft.). Drive to Joshimath. – 10 KMs / 7 hours
5 Day 5
Day 5: Travel from Joshimath to Dehradun (9-11 hours)

Big Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Kuari pass is an easy level trek ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For novice, it is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively about the trek. Any experienced trekker would love to go on this trek for the love of its views and trekking.

Eligibility: Experience required

Should have done a small trek of 3-5 days before and have hiked to an altitude of more than 3000 meters.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds.
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

Dhak Village is the last point on road for trek which is about 10 kilometre away from Joshimath. Joshimath is a small town, 290 km away from Haridwar, Uttrakhand. There are direct buses to Joshimath from Dehradun & Haridwar/Rishikesh. They leave early in the morning. One can also hire a private taxi from Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Dehradun to get to Joshimath.
Haridwar is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport.
By Road:
There are no direct buses to Joshimath from Delhi. There You can take overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Haridwar. The distance from Delhi to Haridwar is about 222 km. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Haridwar.
By Rail:
The nearest railway station to Joshimath is 187 km away in Haridwar. There are a number of trains running between Delhi and Haridwar like Dehradun Express, Nanda Devi Express. It is advisable to make your train bookings a month in advance.
By Air: The nearest airport from Joshimath is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 272 km away from Joshimath. You can reach Dehradun from New Delhi by flight.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Once your trek is completed, there are many places in Joshimath that you can visit. Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, is where you get to spot some of the endangered species. Narsingh Temple is a sacred place in Joshimath visited by pilgrims in huge number. The temple is a part of Sapt Badri. Visit Shri Shankaracharya Math which is one of the four monasteries founded by famous Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharya. Kalpvriksh in Joshimath is a 1200 year old Mulberry is considered to be the oldest in India. The tree remains evergreen throughout the year and never sheds a leaf.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

December to March when the trek is covered with snow.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tent, toilet tent.
2. Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails
3. Basic mountain mannerisms

Packing List: What to pack

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek (Starting Lunch on Day 2)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats,Technical equipment
  • Safety Equipments.
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage.
  • Services of a Trek Leader.
  • 2 Nights Hotel stay in Joshimath.

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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