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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!


The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”


First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates


Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)


To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.


Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho


Clothes to Carry On A Trek


Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)




Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.


-Trekking Pants


You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.




At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.


-Warm clothes


Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.


-T- shirts


To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.




They are useful during rain and snowfall.


Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)


(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)


Medical Kit is Mandatory


(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)


Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit


  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe




  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.




  • 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)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.


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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




This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy


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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