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Kuari Pass 9D/8N

Uttarakhand, Rishikesh
INR 41,800.00
Holiday Overview

The pass is probably the best window to view the high Himalayan peaks. The views are simply breathtaking, facing north the vision sweeps from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath in the west - the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Kamet, Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli, Dunagiri – (all high 6000ers or 7000 m peaks) lined one after the other in a magnificent arc. Southwards the foothills stretch wave upon wave on to the dim haze of the distant plains. Dotted by some remote villages one also gets good insights into the local life.

START POINT DELHI
END POINT DELHI
TRIP GRADE MODERATE
Holiday Highlights
  • Attend the Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh
  • Descend gradually to the grazing meadows of Sem Kharak.
Getting There
By Air

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.

By Rail

The railway network connects Delhi to the all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road

Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services.


Day 1
Delhi-Rishikesh (Approx 6Hrs)

This morning board a Shatabdi Express departing New Delhi at 7am. Reach Hardwar at 11:30 am. On arrival your will be greeted by our local representative who will transfer you to Rishikesh, a bustling pilgrim township, a popular meditation centre and the Yoga Capital of the world. Post lunch, you can opt for rafting on the Ganga till short of Rishikesh. Evening explore the township and attend the aarti (evening prayers) by the banks of the river Ganga. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.

Meals - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2
Drive Rishikesh to Ghat

The drive takes one into the rugged country of the Garhwal along the Alaknanda river. Going past a few holy confluences and then finally into the narrow valley of Nandakini we reach Ghat, the road head for the trek in the evening. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3
Ghat–Ramni / Ghunni (Approx 7Hrs)

For the first half the trail goes along the river and then finally starts climbing from the river bottom, some parts being quite steep. We camp just above the fairly large village of Ramni in a nice grassy patch and visit the village in the evening.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4
Ghunni–Sem Kharak (Approx 6Hrs)

The trail starts climbing up to the pass, crosses a lot of small tributary rivers and waterfalls including one which offers a great opportunity for a shower. After a steady climb we arrive a small pass called Ramni pass (3060m) which offers views of Kuari Pass and then we descend gradually to the grazing meadows of Sem Kharak.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5
Sem Kharak – Pana (Approx 6Hrs)

From Sem kharak we descend down to the suspension bridge over the Birthi Ganga then climb up again to another prosperous village of Pana. Overnight stay at Pana.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Pana – Dhakwani (Approx 7Hrs)

Option of camping at Sartoli an hour and a half short of Dhakwani. A few ascends, descends and traverses bring us close to the foot of the Kuari Pass. The trail comes out of the tree line and goes through the grazing grounds in the meadow country to reach Dhakwani.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7
Dhakwani – Tali (Approx 5Hrs)

The trail is steep up to the Kuari Pass and it takes about 2-3 hours to get there. Once we are up on the pass, the views are simply breathtaking, a wide panorama of high Himalayas - the Chaukhamba range, Nilkanth, and Abigamin extend to the Tibetan border. In the middle foreground, the main Himalayain chain in the vicinity of the Bhyundar valley & Hemkund includes Nilgiri parbat, Rataban. We walk down the beautiful ridge heading towards Auli and camp at the small campiste of Tali in the woods.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8
Tali – Auli (Approx 4Hrs) and drive to Birahi

Morning after breakfast climb out of the woods into the meadowland with wide views of the high mountains right infront. The walk finishes as Auli before going through the wide rolling meadows of Gorson. Later proceed towards Birahi which is a 3 hour drive. Overnight stay at Birahi.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9
Birahi - Delhi

After an early morning breakfast set out for the long 8 hr drive to reach Haridwar in the evening to board the evening Shatabdi Express leaving at 6:10 pm to be back in Delhi by 10:30 pm. Trip ends with woncerful memories.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/07/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe
Rishikesh
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Ghunni
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
Sem Kharak
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
Pana
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
Dhawani
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
Tali
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
Auli (Birahi)
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
  • Campsite Tent
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Private Bus/Cab
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned
  • If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure
  • If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited
Terms and Conditions
  • Rates & Bookings are subjected to change without prior notice.
  • Package valid up to 31st December 2018.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Check In / Check Out time at all hotels is – flexible as per arrival schedule.
  • We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost.
  • As per Govt norm you are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
  • The rates are valid for Indian National only.

**Kindly Note

  • Change in the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause.
  • In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.
Areas Covered

Kuari Pass trek is the most famous trek which start from Auli. Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900’s when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.The Kuari Pass trek is known as The Curzon Trail.

Rishikesh - Rishikesh is a holy town that is situated 24 Kms upstream on the banks of the Ganga. The banks are lined with ashrams, where saints and holy men rested before beginning their arduous pilgrimage up into the snow-covered land of the gods. Today Rishikesh has become the world capital of yoga & white water adventure sports of Rafting & Kayaking & Much more. In recent past Rishikesh has become favorite destination for peace seeker through yoga and meditation, adventure lovers. Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late '60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers.

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