08 Days Kuari Pass - North Face Trek

08 days Easy Trek
Uttarakhand, India

• 05 days of classic Himalayan Trekking
• Spectacular views of Nanda Devi
• Various Confluence points
• Devprayag and river Ganges

Best Time To Go: Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov

Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand, the northwestern part of the state is also called ‘The Abode of the Gods’. Kuari Pass is probably the best window to view the high Himalayan peaks. The views are simply breathtaking with the Himalayan giants lined up in one magnificent arc easily making it one of the most wonderful views in the Himalaya. Some of the giants seen are Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli and Dunagiri (all high 6000ers or 7000 m peaks). Southwards the mountains stretch wave upon wave into the dim haze of the distant plains. Starting from the famous ski resort of Auli the trek reaches Kuari Pass and ends at Tapovan completing a big semi-circle.

Day 01: Overnight train from Delhi

Day 02: Arrive Haridwar. Drive to Pipalkoti

Day 03: Drive to Auli and trek to Gorson

Day 04: Trek to Tali (3310m)

Day 05: Trek to Khulara (3395m) via the Kuari Pass

Day 06: Rest Day at Khulara (3395m)

Day 07: Trek to Tapovan (1905m) 4-5 hrs. Drive to Pipalkoti (1330m)

Day 08: Drive to Haridwar. Board train to Delhi

KUARI PASS – NORTH FACE TREK

Day 01: Overnight train from Delhi
Board the overnight NDLS DDN AC Express departing New Delhi Railway Station at 23:55hrs.

Day 02: Arrive Haridwar. Drive to Pipalkoti
Arrive Haridwar at 04:00 hrs. Hop into your cars and drive first along the Ganga and then along the Alaknanda river passing many holy confluences till we reach the small township of Pipalkoti. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Auli and trek to Gorson
We drive 60kms ahead to the winter ski resort of Auli. After meeting the crew we hike through the forests of oak and rhododendron to reach the meadows of Gorson. Overnight Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Tali (3310m)
The day’s walk starts with a long diagonal traverse of the Gorson meadows, with the high mountains of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri, Hathi, Ghori right in front. We camp in the woods a little ahead of the small water body at Tali. Overnight Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Khulara (3395m) via the Kuari Pass
Today the trail ascends the ridge above Tali with cairns marking our track. Just below the pass, the trail leads through a large meadow affording spectacular views of the Himalaya. The Kuari pass (3650m) is by no means demanding. Descend for an hour to the base camp at Khulara. Overnight Camp.

Day 06: Rest Day at Khulara (3395m)
Depending on where the snow line is we hike up to play games in the snow. Hot lunch at camp, evening campfire. Overnight Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Tapovan (1905m) 4-5 hrs. Drive to Pipalkoti (1330m)
The last day of the trek is all the way down to the Tapovan, the roadhead. It’s about 3 hours drive from here to the hotel in Pipalkoti. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Drive to Haridwar. Board train to Delhi
After an early morning breakfast set out for the long 8 hr drive to reach Haridwar in the evening to board the Shatabdi Express leaving at 6:10 pm to be back in Delhi by 10:45 pm.

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $ 1280
Tour Code: IND-KPNT-08
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare: SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 450 + taxes

LAND Price includes

  • New Delhi – Haridwar – New Delhi Train Fare
  • All transport in a non AC car as per the itinerary above
  • 02 night accommodation at Pipalkoti hotel on full board
  • Accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads & sleeping bags for 4 nights on the mountain
  • All meals on the trip
  • All permits & camping fee
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • Local Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guides.
  • Porterage of luggage & camping gear.
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees