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Snow trek to Kuari Pass - 5 Days

Snow trek to Kuari Pass

The Kuari Pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas. The trail gives you some of the finest views of Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and Trishul. In the winter, it’s even more magnificent, thanks to the blankets of snow covering everything.

On this 5-day trek of moderate intensity, you will climb through beautiful mountain villages and see their culture and hospitality. You will walk through flawless meadows, and stay at gorgeous campsites, but most of all, you’ll get the full winter mountain experience.

The Kuari Pass trek is one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas for a reason. You get to stay in the snow capital of Uttarakhand, walk through endless meadows covered with snow, photograph panoramic views of some of the best Himalayan mountains, and do a lot more.

There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, sunrises and sunsets to die for, and the opportunity to trek through the iconic Kuari Pass.

Destination highlights

  • See magnificent views of famous Himalayan peaks
  • Trek in snow and see how winter transforms the mountains
  • Stay at one-of-its-kind campsites in the Himalayas
Trip requirements

Health conditions – A basic level of fitness is required for this trek. Patients with asthma, blood pressure, heart ailments or any other medical issues are advised to consult with their personal physicians before joining the trek.

Day 1
Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Auli

You'll have to report to Our Rishikesh Office by 07:00 hrs. From here, you'll be driven to Auli. It's a long drive of about 8-9 hours, but it takes you past scenic locations like Devprayag and Rudraprayag, as well as along the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda. By evening, you'll reach Auli, in time to check in to your lodge. Relax here for the rest of the evening, and enjoy your first glimpse of the snow. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 2
Day 2: Auli to Khulara

After an early breakfast, you have a short drive to the start point of your trek. From here, you begin to walk through a misty Himalayan village. The trail winds upwards through an enchanting forest, and finally into the alpine meadows of Khulara. Here, your team sets up camp while you walk around and explore the spectacular views of the Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight in tents.

Day 3
Day 3: Kuari Pass

Today it's Kuari Pass day! You'll go through a series of ascents to reach meadows where the fresh snow crunches under your boots. The mountain air is crisp, and the views are unforgettable. After about 3 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Kuari Pass. From here, you'll see the snowy peaks of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Mana, and Dronagiri. You'll return to Khulara for the night. Overnight in tents.

Day 4
Day 4: Return to Auli

You'll have a relaxed morning today, to give you time to admiret the views before you head back to civilization. After lunch, you will begin your trek past Dhak, through charming mountain villages where you'll get to meet the locals, and then onward to your awaiting vehicles. You'll be driven to Auli where you check into the lodge and enjoy a hot shower and a delicious meal. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5
Day 5: Drive from Auli to Rishikesh

After breakfast, you'll check out and begin the drive to Auli. After all these days of trekking, these 8-9 hours are very welcome! You'll reach Haridwar by evening. Trip ends here.


  • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12.
  • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Auli on single/double occupancy basis for 2 nights.
  • Camping in high quality tents for 2 nights.
  • Camping gear: sleeping bags, mattresses, stools and tables, mess tent, toilet tents with portable toilet seats.
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 5 as well as snacks, tea and coffee.
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations.
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees.
  • First aid kit.
  • All applicable taxes.


  • Transport from Rishikesh-Auli-Rishikesh (can be arranged for INR 2415 per person).
  • Porter/mule for personal bags (can be arranged for INR 1260 per person, per bag)
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Insurance

Frequently asked Questions

What to Wear ?

Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)/ Trekking pants/ Good quality windproof jacket.

What not to Wear ?

Expensive watches or jewellery/ Unnecessary electronic devices/ Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack/ Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage!

What We Provide ?

Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents with: Fresh and clean sleeping bags/ Camping mattresses/ Stools and tables/ Mess tent/ Toilet tent with portable toilet seats/ First aid or medical kit.

What You need to Get ?

Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3, Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T-shirt, Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2, Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood, Down jacket (with min 600 fill power rating), Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater, Thermal inner wear (upper and lower), Woollen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer waterproof gloves, Woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs), Scarf/muffler (optional), Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended), Camp shoes (sneakers/sports shoes), Raincoat / Poncho, Gaiters, Small light weight towel, Insulated water bottle and hydration pack, Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face, Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow Walking stick/Trekking pole Sunscreen lotion Lip balm Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries) Medicines, if requiring any specific medication Personal toiletries Books, if you like reading Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in Rain cover for your bags Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Medical Kit ?

Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From INR14,500 INR13,000/person
Total 13,000 INR

Trip Facts

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Contact Us

Address: WildHawk Adventures (p) Ltd – On Neelkanth Road, Next to Phoolchatti Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand (India).

Contact Number: 09718200365/ 09990666420

eMail: sales@wildhawk.in