Kuari Pass Trek

8 Days

The Kuari Pass trek is at an altitude of 12,516 feet and is a 33 KM long trek that also provides you beautiful views of Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba, and Tali Top, Meadows and beautiful forests blooming with rhododendrons, oak trees make your trek path more beautiful. While on the trek, you can also catch mesmerizing views of holy rivers like Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.
The trek starts from Pipalkoti in the Chamoli district of the Himalayas, which has developed into a hub for trekkers and pilgrims in this part of the Himalayas. Rare Himalayan flora and fauna are found in abundance on the trek. Even in the summer, you can begin your trek from Auli Bugyal via Gorson Top.
Our camp is located in excellent locations on this trek. Be it the jungles of Chitrakanth or the open grasslands under the shadow of Mount Dronagiri, each stay at the camps gives you a new experience of being in the lap of nature.


The really refreshing part of the trek is the walk through the luxuriant Himalayan grasslands, called Bugyal in the local language. The beauty and calmness of the Himalayan meadows are an experience that one should not miss. Most notable is Gorsan Bugyal, which has vast rolling green pastures. This trek will also take you to Auli, famous for its beautiful skiing slopes at Kuari Pass in winter


After breakfast, we will reach Joshimath (1890mt) via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluence of Garhwal Himalayas, which will be a journey of 8-9 hours. Lunch will be on the way and upon arrival at Joshimath check in at the hotel and then visit the small hill town, Joshimath, which is the winter seat of Lord Badrinath. After dinner rest at the hotel

After an early morning breakfast, we will leave for Auli which will be a 13 km drive, and later start our trek to Chitrakantha, from where one can have a spectacular view of the Nanda Devi peak. On the way, we will cross the famous Gorson Bugyal (meadows of Grass) and from here we can see the whole range of Nanda Devi Sanctuary on the banks of Rishi Ganga. Overnight stay in tents.

In the morning after breakfast, we will starts trekking to Kuari Pass (3850m). The trek is a gradual climb up the ridge to Kuari Pass with views similar to those of Gorson Bugyal. Enjoy the panoramic view of the great Himalayan peaks, then trek till Dhakwani (3100 m), after reaching Dhakwani, take dinner and rest in the tents.

After breakfast, start the trek to Pana. The entire trek goes through a beautiful forest with up-and-down paths, on the way we will see lush green meadows, waterfalls, snow-clad mountains, and much more. Arrival and camping at Pana, having meals and overnight stay in tents.

In the morning after breakfast, we will trek to Seemkhark via Jhinjhi village, today trek is first descending and then proceeding through the village, reaching Seemkhark and camping, having food, and overnight stay in camp.

In the Morning after breakfast 2 and ½ hours trek up to Chachnivinayakpass(3400mt) Later trek down to Ghunni village on the way enjoy the view of Ghat valley, Arrive at Ghunni and camp, have Meals, and overnight tents.

After breakfast trek to Ghat and set up camp, today camp is on road, you can take bath in Nandakini river or take rest in camp. After dinner rest in the camp.

After breakfast departs for Rishikesh, and have lunch on the way, after arrival at Rishikesh our journey will end.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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