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Kuari Pass


Summer :Dhak (-2°C to -5°C) Kuari pass (-5°C to -10°C) December to Jan


06 Days Rishikesh to Rishikesh


The Trek Experience, Easy

Welcome to Team – Har ki dun Protection & Mountaineering Association – Kuari pass Trek , In Uttarakhand (India) – The best Summer and winter trek in the Himalayas Uttarkashi District (Uttarakhand)

Kuari Pass is in Garhwal Himalayas, it is one of the most entrancing treks and the views from this place captures the attention of many people, the views are magnificent and alluring. This trek is not tough, so if a person wants to start in Himalayas he can start with Kuari Pass this trek is from easy to moderate with inherent beauty.


The trail of Kuari Pass is through lush green forest there are mostly trees of Oak and Rhododendrons. There are meadows in between of the forest and the mountain views are enthralling, if you go on Kuari Pass trek you will get the mountain views from day 1 Mt. Nanda Dev can be seen in front as you go upwards the views get better, there are beautiful sights and the trails are interesting.


This place is rich in Flora and Fauna and has got amusing scenic views, the inherent beauty of this place makes this trek an interesting one. Kuari Pass can be done by beginners in Himalayas.

Trek Information

Duration: 6 days


Best Season: Throughout the year


Level: Easy


Highest Points: 12,516 ft


Trekking distance (total): (56 km.)


Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.


Temperature:  Dhak (-2°C to -5°C) Kuari pass (-5°C to -10°C) December to Jan



Short Details for Kuari Pass Trek



Day 1: Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath (10-12 hours)


Day 2: Joshimath to Dhak (6,956 feet) Dhak to Guling (9,832) feet (5/6 hours)


Day 3: Guling (9,832) feet to Khullara (10,492 feet) (4-5 hours)


Day 4: Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (12,519 feet) (8 hours)


Day 5: Chitrakantha/Tali (11,031 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet) (4-5 hours) Drive to Joshimath


Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar/Dehradun


Kuari Pass Trek Details Itinerary


Day 01:- Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath


Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station or from Haridwar and en routes to Joshimath. The drive is along the rivers like Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini. You pass through Devprayag and the drive is a beautiful one as you are driving along the rivers and beautiful places.


It takes 10 to 12 hours to reach Joshimath, visit Devprayag this town is situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which makes River Ganga. You will not get bored during your journey as we go through different places with different sceneries.


Reach Joshimath explore the place in the evening after relaxing then dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


Day 2:- Drive to Dhak, trek from Dhak (6,956 feet) to Guling (9,832) feet (5/6hours)


From Joshimath drive towards Dhak village, distance is 12 km. Dhak is a village where you can come across life of villagers and know about their traditional values, this is the starting point of our trek.


the trail is not steep but here are ascents which can be crossed with no difficulties on the way you will see shepherd huts the trail takes you through forest of Oaks, Deodar and Rhododendrons and walk under the shade of these trees. Below you can have a glance of Dhauli Ganga River near Hydro power plant. This trail will take you to Tugasi village, the walk is not tough you have to walk on levelled ground some ascends and you will see farms of villagers.


Now, the trail is over a ridge when you descend down after sometime you will reach your campsite from here you can see Chaukhamba peak, there is a stream nearby. To reach Guling the trail is moderate after passing that trail you will enter a thick forest and the campsite is in between of the forest. Set your tents here relax then dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 3: Guling (9,832) feet to Khullara (10,492 feet) (4-5 hours)


Have your breakfast and start your trek, today’s trek is an easy one, the way is upwards there are only ascends and no descends but the trail isn’t steep as it was yesterday.


When you ascend you will see you are surrounded by Oaks and Rhododendrons, you will enter the forest as you go further the forest ends and you come across many streams which you have to cross, after crossing these streams keep walking and soon you will reach your campsite which is in a clear area.


From starting you will have the views of Dronagiri Mountains and not all the way but glimpse of Hathi ghoda peaks in some places. The views are clear from this campsite.  Dinner and overnight stay in camps.


Day 4: Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (12,519 feet) 8 hours


You can see that the treeline recedes when you go higher and today the climb is steep as you continue walking you come to a ridge from here you can have panorama views of Himalayan ranges. In front of you there are Nanda Devi and Mt. Trishul which looks magnificent.


When you cross that ridge you will reach Kuari Top when you climb that ridge there is descend now from where you will reach Kuari Pass. Go back to the ridge and then there is a moderate climb till Jhandi Top, it is at top of the ridge the views from here are captivating much better than Kuari Pass. Spend some time there at this spot click pictures and capture these moments.


Now, to reach Chitrakantha you have to descend down, Chitrakantha is a meadow and the trail is through forest and there are tall and thick trees so mountains are no more visible from here. When you reach Chitrakantha now again you can see the mountains and Dronagiri can be seen clearly.  Setup your tents and dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 5:- Chitrakantha/Tali (11,031 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet) (4-5 hours) Drive to Joshimath


Start your trek and go to Tali Lake you can see the reflection of mountains on that lake. After a steep climb from Tali Lake you will come to another trail continue on that trail and from above villages are visible.


Then you reach Gorsan Bugyal from where you have clear mountain views in front of you and at the back. You have to descend down and it will take two to three hours but the walk isn’t tiring. Enjoy the views as today is the last day of your trek. When you come down and here is temple on the way, you can take a break or can visit it.


Now the trail is descending one and after few minutes you reach upper Auli, trek down after 1 hour you will reach Auli, it is tourists attraction many people visit here to experience snow, this place is populated. From here we will drive back to Joshimath then dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


Day 6: Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar/Dehradun.


Leave early morning after having breakfast and you will reach Haridwar between 6.00 – 6:30 pm.


Our service ends here.


Thank you!


PARTICIPANTS:-  What to take on the  Mountain

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the below documents.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- ( Adhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  3. Risk Certificates

Participants must bring:
Sturdy hiking boots:

preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.

  1. Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  2. Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  3. Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  4. Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  5. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  6. Warm shirts & pants for camp: 1 each
  7. Rain cot 1 each
  8. Warm Jacket: 1
  9. Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  10. Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  11. Under wear: 2-3 changes
  12. Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  13. Sun hat: Cotton or nylon.
  14. Sun Glasses:Preferably with an anchor
  15. Sun Protection Lotion: optional
  16. Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  17. Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  18. Head lamp / flashlight:  Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  19. Toilet articles: Tooth brush, Tooth Paste  etc
  20. Packet Knife : Optional


How HPMA- is making your trek safe in mountain and Our Team Experience:- 

Note: – Important:-   our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid” and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself. This is very important for us nothing else! We are help you all time –



Specially H.P.M.A

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association  trekking Company  in uttarakhand ,Himachal , india that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition  rafting, s . Featuring More Than 100 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, .7 High Altitudes Expedition .  For Schools, family package and Colleges beside other outdoor activities. Only for Customized package



Technical Safety in the mountain:- 

We have a huge team of more than 100 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi and Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie , we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.



With our local knowledge and fluent hindi and English, we will ensure your trip runs smoothly and that your health and safety is our number one priority. All our team leaders have under gone professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, Environmental Awareness Training, Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine and CPR. We carry a comprehensive first aid medical kit on all our trips as well as Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC Bag) and medical oxygen for all high altitude treks.

We specialize in all sorts of group adventure holidays – be it family groups, friends, or school groups. We have a wide range of travel options to suit all travelling styles and fitness level. We lay much emphasis on group size so that every individual gets personal attention




The team for last 29 years has been dedicated to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and Customized trekking package , adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly in Uttarkashi, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks.
  2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable porters guides, instructors, equipments and management services.
  3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.
  4. To explore new trekking routes and tourists places and popularise them.
  5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.
  6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights and social justice.
  7. To facilitate strengthening and protection of local culture through organizing songs and dance competitions, mela (fete) showcasing woodcraft, local food preparations, costumes & soon.


  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 15,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek) (5% GST Extra)

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.


Up to 30 Days:  90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days:  50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 –  No Refund


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Short Itinerary

Day 1:-Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath (10-12 hours)


Day 2:- Joshimath to Dhak (6,956 feet) Dhak to Guling (9,832) feet (5/6 hours)


Day 3:- Guling (9,832) feet to Khullara (10,492 feet) (4-5 hours)


Day 4:- Khullara (10,492 feet) to Chitrakantha/Tali (11,032 feet) via Kuari Pass (12,519 feet) (8 hours)


Day 5:- Chitrakantha/Tali (11,031 feet) to Auli (8,625 feet) (4-5 hours) Drive to Joshimath


Day 6:- Joshimath to Haridwar/Dehradun








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We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association in India that has been in the field of Adventure, Trekking, Tourism, Social Work, Trek in india , for the past 26 years.

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