Kuari Pass & Pangarchulla Peak Trek

5 Nights, 6 Days (ex-Joshimath or ex-Haridwar) #

Kuari Pass & Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Brief Trip Facts

Trip length:
5 Nights, 6 Days (ex-Joshimath or ex-Haridwar) #
Trek Days:
4 days trekking
Grade:
Easy
Maximum Altitude:
Pangarchulla Peak 5100 mtrs,
Kuari Pass 4268 mtrs
Season:
Round the year
(Winter/Snow trek from January to March)
Temperature:
Maximum 200C to Min-100C

Deluxe Package - Summarized itinerary for April to December 2022 season

An Adventure Trekking Company - Himalayan Snow Runner

Day 01

Arrival Joshimath#

Reach Joshimath in your own vehicle and evening free to relax and acclimatize. Joshimath (Altitude 1800 mtrs) is a small town in the Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the banks of Alaknanda River. This place is very famous for Sankracharya temple and is also a hub for many mountaineering and trekking expeditions in Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath
#Note: Alternatively, opt for our ex-Haridwar package and drive in shared private vehicle from Haridwar Railway Station to Joshimath (290 km, approx. 8-9 hrs drive)

Mode Meal Accommodation
#290 km drive (for ex-Haridwar) D Himalayan Abode Homestay www.himalayanabode.in Joshimath Ranked #1 property in Joshimath Winner of TripAdvisor's 2015, 2016 & 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Day 02

Joshimath to Dhak village (drive) Dhak village to Gulling (trek)

Post breakfast, drive from Joshimath to Dhak village. Then start your trek from this small but beautiful Himalayan village. Today you trek from Dhak village to Gulling. The trail passes through small hamlets. See the lush agricultural fields a typical terrace agriculture in Himalayan region. See spectacular Dronagiri peak as you walk. Packed lunch on the trail, freshly cooked dinner and overnight stay at campsite.

Mode Meal Accommodation
Drive 15 km 45 mins Trek 5 km B,L,S,D Camp / tent

Day 03

Gulling to Gorson to Tali

Post breakfast, trek from Gulling to Gorson meadows and onward to Tali. Today the trail crosses lush green sprawling meadows and leads to a beautiful small lake at Tali surrounded with vast pastures as grazing grounds. We set-up up our tents around Tali lake and enjoy the evening with camp fire and hot meals. Overnight at campsite

Mode Meal Accommodation
Trek 8 km B,L,S,D Camp / tent

Day 04

Tali to Kuari Pass to Pangarchulla to Khulara (Maximum Altitude 4268 mtrs Kuari Pass and 5100 mtrs Pangarchulla)

Post breakfast, trek from Gulliing to Khulara to Kuari Pass, climb Pangarchulla and back to Gulling campsite. Full day to explore Lord Curzon Area. Kuari Pass is formed by two ridges bent in an arch shape. The expansive views of magnificent snow-clad Himalayan peaks and far-stretched alpine meadows open up with magnificent views of mighty Himalayan peaks - Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Kedarnath, Neelkanth and twin peaks of HathiGhoriParvat. Packed lunch on the trail. Freshly cooked dinner and overnight stay at campsite.

Mode Meal Accommodation
Trek 12 km B,L,S,D Camp / tent

Day 05

Khulara to Tapovan to Joshimath / Auli

Post breakfast, trek downhill from Khulara to Tapovan. See massive natural sulfur hot springs. The waters of this spring are said to have excellent medicinal properties. See village Lata and Reni (famous for Chipko movement). Lunch enroute. On the way back stop at Joshimath town and visit famous Shankaracharya math, Narsimha mandir, Kalpavriksha etc and stroll in the small but busy market area. Visit MeroPahad (???? ????) first souvenir shop in Joshimath-Auli area. Buy souvenirs for your near and dear ones, take some memento home - organic local agricultural produce (rajma, red rice are the most famous), handicraft, handloom, apricot oil, local honey, pure rose water and more! Dinner and overnight stay in Joshimath / Auli (as you have opted at the time of booking)

Mode Meal Accommodation
Trek 8 km Downhill Drive 25 km 1 hr B,L,S,D Himalayan Abode Home Stay, Joshimath www.himalayanabode.in Ranked #1 property in Joshimath Winner of TripAdvisor's 2015, 2016 & 2017 Certificate of Excellence OR Mountain Rover, Auli@ www.mountainrovr.in Casa Himalaya, Auli@ www.casahimalaya.com @ (At the time of booking, option for this 1N stay in Auli, available at extra cost)

Day 06

Check-out & departures#

Post early breakfast, it's time to check-out and start your journey back. Trip ends with fond memories
#Note: Alternatively, opt for our ex-Haridwar package and drive in shared private vechicle from Joshimath/Auli to Haridwar, with late evening drop at Haridwar Railway Station (290 km, approx. 8-9 hrs drive)

Mode Meal Accommodation
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* Important Note:

Max 20 trekkers can stay at Satopanth Lake on any night. Accordingly, when your 1st group will stay at Satopanth lake,2nd group will stay back at Chakratirth. After 2nd group stays at Satopanth all trekkers will return to Laxmivan together.(ie group 2 will have to return from Satopanth to Laxmivan same day)

Important Advisory

  • All clients will have to mandatorily abide by the rules and guidelines issued by the Central and State Government in relation to Covid-19 from time to time and provide us required documentation/declarations, etc before arrival. Also, clients will have to abide by all instructions in relation to the same as advised by us on site and for entire duration of the trip
  • Weather in Auli, Gorson meadows and Kuari Pass region could be cold, with temperature ranging from max 10 degrees celsius to min-10 degrees celsius. It is recommended that clients carry suitable heavy warm clothing, adequate protective gear for snow and good shoes
  • Clients are advised to consult their physician and take suitable preventive medication (if prescribed) as a precaution for high altitude sickness
  • During trek days, we provide comfortable and quality tents suitable for season, sleeping bags, freshly cooked meals and natural stream water (boiled) for drinking. Camping chairs, separate kitchen tent and toilet tent facility will be available. Please note that water for bathing/washing clothes cannot be provided during trek days
  • Trekking on any particular day may be aborted or cancelled in case of extreme/unfavourable weather conditions, keeping in mind safety of the clients. Himalayan Snow Runner trip leader's decision on this will be final and binding on clients. No refund of costs or any compensation will be paid to clients in such case on on this will be final and binding on clients. No refund of costs or any compensation will be paid to clients in such case
  • All clients will have to complete and sign Himalayan Snow Runner's mandatory Client Information and Waiver Form before starting the trek
  • We expect clients to respect local culture and traditions, particularly when visiting temples, Holy places or interacting with locals
  • Himalayan Snow Runner promotes ecologically sensitive responsible tourism and we seek our client's support to help us leave minimum ecological footprint
  1. All land transfers in shared private vehicle as per package you opt for (ex-Joshimath or ex-Haridwar) (For ex-Haridwar trip, Innova for 4 to 5 pax and Tempo Traveller for 6 to 10 pax, subject to rules issued by State authorities in relation to Covid-19)
  2. 05 night deluxe accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary (2N Joshimath, 3N Tents). One room/tent on triple occupancy basis if the group size is an odd number
  3. Veg & egg meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner) for the trip duration as per itinerary (from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6)
  4. Conservation and trekking permits as applicable to Indian nationals
  5. Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local trekking guide (01 guide for upto 08 pax), porter, cook, helper
  6. Trekking crew charges (attractive salary and wages), equipment charges and other facilities to Uttarakhand trekking staff
  7. Charges for mules/porters for trekking client's soft luggage (1 piece of soft luggage, max 10 kg, per client)
  8. All charges for weather suitable tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen tent, toilet tent, camping chairs, walking sticks etc
  9. Joshimath sightseeing on Day 5 as per itinerary (time permitting)
  10. Goods & Services Tax (GST) at applicable rate (currently 5%)
  1. Travel from City of Origin to trip start point as you have opted (ie Joshimath or Haridwar) and back
  2. At extra cost, we can arrange for private vehicle exclusively for your round trip travel from Haridwar/ Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Joshimath/Auli and back
  3. Accommodation at Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh. At extra cost, we can arrange for the same
  4. Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance(Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on own)
  5. Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason
  6. Any accommodation, travel or transport (or any change/upgrade) outside of itinerary for any reason Request for single occupancy will be charged extra Rs. 7,000 for trip duration (ex-Joshimath) and Rs. 10,500 extra if 1N at Mountain Rover, Auli is opted for or Rs. 20,500 extra if 1N at Casa Himalaya, Auli is opted for
  7. Hire charges for mules/porters/equipment if hired by trekkers for personal ride or extra personal luggage
  8. Meals other than B,L,S,D as indicated in the itinerary or charges for mineral water, other beverages or drinks (please note that certain meals on Day 1 and Day 6 are not included in the price)
  9. Charges for ropeway, chair-car, helicopter ride or any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  10. Any expense of personal nature or any gifts, sightseeing, tips or donations
  11. Any drinks, tips for the guide, porters, cook, helpers, drivers, etc
  12. Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion
  • If cancelled before 30 days of start date - 100% refund
  • If cancelled before 15 days of start date - 85% refund
  • If cancelled within 15 days to 11 days of check-in -50% Refund
  • If cancelled within 10 days of check-in date or for no show or early departure for any reason- No Refund
  • No refund of costs/any compensation if trekking or any activity on any day is aborted or cancelled due to extreme/unfavourable weather conditions, keeping in mind safety of the clients, or if the client has to opt out onsite due to any health issue or medical condition for any reason. Himalayan Snow Runner trip leader's decision on this will be final and binding on clients

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