The mountains have always had a calling for mankind. A calling to come & see first hand the beauty & grandeur of nature, time to challenge yourself or to explore within. In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass (4652 m). Kuari pass means "door way". He made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail. The main attraction of it is the imposing view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi,
Kamet, Dunagiri, Trishul, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, and Nilkanth peaks. The trek passes rare Himalayan flora and fauna which are found in plenty on this trail.
"Kuari Pass" known as "Lord Curzon Trail"
A winding road will bring you to a bell hung on a tree, ring it & enter the unblemished village of Wan (7800ft). Overnight in camping tents.
Wan - Sutol (7200 ft) 6hrs trek:
Climbing & descending through timeless cypress trees & resting meadows, you reach the confluence of two rivers. Overnight camp below Sutol village.
Sutol - Ghunni (8200 ft) 9hrs trek:
Trek for Ghunni starts after breakfast. A short climb will bring you to a letter box at Sutol village, should you wish to post letters to your loved ones. Trek through an enchanted forest of fir & than a sharp climb to a temple on Col. Cross a small river, reach the village of Dekhandhar (7,000 ft). Reach our camp by the small village of Ghunni, overnight in tents.
Ghunni - Kaliaghat (7550 ft) 10 hrs trek:
Post breakfast, start a trek on a twisty trail through rhododendron, oak & pine forest to Ramani Pass (10,053 ft) from where Kuari pass is in visible distance, than trek down across grass lands into astonishing horse chestnut & walnut forests to reach the colorful village of jhi-jhi. Cross the Birehi Gorge, climb to Kaliaghat. Over night in tents under a million stars.
Kaliaghat - Dhakauni (11,000 ft) 6 hrs trek:
Early morning trek through a rhododendron forest to Col (9,482 ft). Start a gentle descent. Journey along the valley & open meadows with views of Kuari Pass. A final climb brings you above tree line to our campsite at Dhakauni, amid broad pastures, with Kuari Pass towering above.
Dhakauni - Kuari Pass (12,000 ft) - Kullara - 3 hrs trek:
This trek gifts you with one of the greatest panoramic views of the Himalayas. Walk along the ridge offers majestic view of peaks like Kamet (25,446 ft), Nilkanth (23,425 ft), Dunagiri (23,182 ft), Changabang (22,516 ft) & Nanda Devi (25,646). Trek down to our camp at Kullara. Overnight in tents.
Kullara - Auli (8550 ft) - Joshimath - 4 hrs trek:
A steep descent through woods & grass lands of Auli where the vehicles await for a short drive to Joshimath. Joshimath is the winter seat of lord Badrinath; this is the place where Adi Guru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment. Overnight in tourist rest house.
Joshimath - Rishikesh: Drive (248 km) to rishikesh.
Witness the evening aarti (prayer with ceremonial lamps) at the banks of the sacred Ganges.