Kuari Pass Winter Trek

Located in the depths of Garhwal Himalayas and nestled on the western rim of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is Kuari Pass, the only trekkable mountain pass in the winters with its summit located at an altitude of 12500 ft.

Kuari Pass trek is one of the most sought after treks in the winter season. A trek that enchants any mountain lover with its mesmerising views of the mighty Himalayan Mountain peaks, thick, dense and ancient forests with their healing energies, and exotic wildlife interactions along the trail. Whether you are a beginner getting comfortable with the cold breeze of the mountains or a pro looking to explore the depths of your limits, Kuari Pass has something to offer to everyone.

And to top it off, you will be led and guided by a team of elite SF veterans from the Indian Armed Forces. An opportunity to learn from battle hardened adventurers and walk shoulder to shoulder with them, to explore your limits, and your true potential.

Trek Details

Altitude:  12500 ft
Base camp:  Tugashi village, Joshimath, Uttarakhand
Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate
Batch:  Max 15 persons

Schedule – Day 1

Arrival at Buddy Hikers (Tugashi Village, Joshimath)

Rishikesh to Tugashi village is a 266 km journey by road. It takes approximately 09 hrs to reach Tugashi base camp. Participants will travel by either a Tempo traveller which costs Rs 12000/vehicle or 5-6 seaters which costs Rs 8000/vehicle. Transport will be arranged at sharp 09 am from Rishikesh.

09:00 AM

Departure from Rishikesh

07:00 PM

Arrival at Tugashi base camp

07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Meet & Greet + Dinner at Buddy Hikers

Schedule – Day 2

Move from Tugashi to Gulling

07:00 AM

Morning tea

08:30 AM

Breakfast at Buddy Hikers

09:30 AM

Trek towards Gulling – 3 KM – 2 hrs

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Lunch at Gulling base camp

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Rest / Sightseeing

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Survival training session

05:30 PM 

Evening Tea / Soup

07:30 PM

Camping & Dinner at Gulling base camp

 

Schedule – Day 3

Move from Gulling to Khulara base

07:00 AM

Morning tea

09:00 AM

Breakfast at Gulling base camp

10:00 AM

Trek towards Khulara base camp – 4 KM – 3 hrs

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Lunch at Khulara base

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Rest / Sightseeing

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Jungle walk, navigation and plant identification

05:30 PM 

Evening Tea / Soup

07:30 PM

Camping & Dinner at Khulara base camp

Schedule – Day 4

Khulara to Kuari Pass summit

04:00 AM

Morning tea

05:00 AM to 08:00 AM

Trek towards Kuari Pass summit – 4 KM – 3 hrs

08:00 AM

Summit of Kuari Pass

09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Breakfast at Kuari Pass

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Move towards Khulara base camp

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Lunch at Khulara base camp

02:00 PM

Move towards Tugashi village

07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Bonfire, experience sharing and dinner

Schedule – Day 5

07:00 AM

Morning tea

08:30 AM

Breakfast at Buddy Hikers

12:00 PM

Return to Rishikesh

Inclusions

  • Meals: veg only – Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits
  • Medical Amenities – First aid kits, oxymeters, oxygen cylinders
  • Sanitised and Hygienic campsite, Dome Tents, and sleeping bag

Exclusions

  • Transport back and forth from Rishikesh to Tugashi
  • Any kind of personal expense
  • Personal porter/mule charges
  • Cost of Evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Single tent supplements (optional at extra cost)

Items to carry

Basic Gear

  • Backpack (60 – 70 ltr) – Must have comfortable shoulder straps, frame and backpack cover.
  • Waterproof trekking shoes that are high ankle and have a good grip

 

Clothing

  • Synthetic/waterproof track pants – 2 ; T shirts (full sleeve) – 3
  • Fleece jacket – 1 ; Woollen sweater – 1
  • Windproof jacket – 1 ; Heavy jacket – 1
  • Thermal inners – 1 pair ; Cotton socks – 3 pair ; Woollen socks – 2 pair
  • Woollen cap – 1 ; Waterproof hand gloves – 2 pair

 

Personal utilities

  • Sun cap – 1 ; Head torch – 1
  • Sun protection cream – 1 
  • Sun glasses (Dark with side cover & UV protection) – 1
  • One litre water bottle – 2
  • Lip balm / cold cream – 1
  • Toiletries – As required
  • Quick dry towel – 1
  • Personal medical kit – As required
  • Walking stick – At least one
How To Reach

Participants must arrive at Rishikesh by 07 am.

 

Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant – 30 mins to Rishikesh

Nearest Railway station – Rishikesh Railway station

Nearest Bus stop – Rishikesh ISBT



Pickup point for CLAW Expedition trekkers – Natraj Chowk

Tugashi village, Joshimath, Uttarakhand