Himalayan Treks : Kuari Pass - Curzons Trail


The Kuari Pass trek is perhaps the best known treks in the Garhwal Himalaya. The history of this trek dates back to 1905, when Lord Curzon, then Viceroy of India, trekked to Joshimath from Ghat while crossing over this magnificent Pass. It has been known as the Curzon’s Trail since then. Extremely popular amongst British and American trekkers, the Kuari Pass trek offers majestic views of the Twin Peaks of Nanda Devi- (7816 mtrs.), and the Nanda Devi East (7434 mtrs.), Kamet (7756 mtrs.), Dronagiri (7066 mtrs.), Hathi Parbat (6727 mtrs.) and GhoriParvat (6708 mtrs). The Curzon’s Trail has something for everyone. For the nature lovers, it has rich flora and fauna and for the star gazers, the campsites of Tali and Gorso Bugyal offer a star platter. For those interested in extreme adventure, Auli is known for the best ski slopes in India. Yuvashakti has modified the traditional trek route slightly to make it a relatively moderate one so as to accommodate trekkers of all sorts, beginners as well as experienced.


Pune To Pune: ₹ 20,000
Delhi To Delhi: ₹ 17,500

Trek Schedule: Kuari Pass - Curzons Trail

Boarding Preference:
Day Schedule


Report at 2.00pm on New Delhi railway station and proceed to Haridwar by Train No 12055 Janshatabdi Express at 3.20 pm. Overnight halt at Haridwar.


Haridwar – Joshimath. Full Day Journey through the ghats of Garhwal.


Joshimath - Karcho - Gulling - A short jeep ride takes us to Karcho.which is the starting point of the Kuari Pass trek. From Karcho we follow a small dotted route through beautiful alpine meadows and this trek route is marked by forests of oak and rhododendrons. As the trek becomes tiring, we are rewarded by impressive ridges of the snow – capped mountains. A small spring line continuously keeps our company till we reach Gulling for night halt.


Guling – Lower Khulara - The first glimpses of Kuari Pass are visible from the Khulara top form where the route traverses through snow patches that lead to our campsite for the day.


Lower Khulara – Kuari Pass – Lower Khulara - We continue the ascent till we reach the windy Kuari Pass. One can witness sheer magic of this beautiful mountain from the top. We prefer to camp at a nearby snout after a safe descent.


Lower Khulara– Pangharchulla Peak – Lower Khulara - This day has been reserved for the mountain enthusiasts to dare the Himalayas further to the top of Pangharchula where the Himalaya stands tall – all 360 degrees. We return to Khulara camp for nighthalt


Lower Khulara – Karcho – Joshimath - A slight twist to the route as we climb down towards Karcho from where vehicles ply us back to civilization – Joshimath.


Joshimath – Haridwar : Full Day journey.


Full day free at Haridwar or an optional sightseeing tour or a rafting adventure. Night halt at Haridwar.


Proceed for Delhi by Train No 12056 Janshatabdi Express at 5.55 am. Arr. Delhi at 11.30 am and proceed for your onward journey back home.

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Things to Carry: Kuari Pass - Curzons Trail

A list of things to be carried

  • Backpack (40 to 60 Ltrs)
  • Trekking Shoes (with rubber sole)
  • 3-4 Cotton shirts 
  • 2 Trekking Pants or track pants
  • Sweater / Pullover / Jacket
  • Thermal wear (optional)
  • Daypack (optional if your offloading the backpack)
  • Waist Pouch (to keep important things handy)
  • Woolen Scarf or Buff
  • Woolen & Cotton socks (4-5 Pairs)
  • Chappals 
  • Gloves (1 pair wollen, 1 pair waterproof)
  • Light raincoat or Poncho
  • Headlamp or Led Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking Pole (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Box
  • Electoral Powder or ORS or Glucon-D
  • Sewing Kit (Thread, Needle, Buttons)
  • Sun glasses (Avoid Blue Shade)
  • Note book & Pen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, Cold Cream, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.)
  • Small and big plastic bags
  • Backpack Raincover
  • Personal medical Kit (Pain Killer, Band-aid, antiseptic cream, cotton)

Important Notes: Kuari Pass - Curzons Trail

The Fees include

• Transportation & common accommodation from Pune to Pune.
• Vegetarian meals along the trek route from the Base Camp to Base Camp.
• Sleeping bag, mattress, tents, kitchen tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
• Professional outdoor experts, guide, cook and support staff.
• All necessary entry fees and permits.
• First aid medical kit.
• Porters/mules to carry common equipment.

The Fees does not include

• Clothing of personal nature like trek shoes, kit bags, day packs, down jackets and other special clothing etc.
• Meals during transit from Pune to Base Camp and back,
• Medical expenses (apart from first aid).
• Insurance.
• Any kind of shopping, mineral water, optional sightseeings, and any other expenses of personal nature.
• Bag offloading charges.
• Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
• Any other item not mentioned in the cost include section.

Kindly Note

The railway reservations begin 120 days prior to the date of departure. Hence, all the participants who wish to join this programme from Pune are requested to confirm their participation immediately to facilitate railway reservations.