Kuari Pass trek is another popular trekking route in Uttarakhand. This trek takes place in the Tapoban region. The experience of getting close to the Himalayas through dense forests can be stored here.
Kuari Pass is a high mountain pass in the Garhwal region, which lies on the southern side of the Indo-Tibetan border. The beauty of this region reveals many incredible scenes of nature before your eyes.
The word Kuari means a gate and this pass is mainly famous for trekking, which many adventure enthusiasts try again and again.
This trek starts from Joshimath where you will find lots of trekkers, adventure seekers and devotee pilgrims like you. This trek is a great opportunity to enjoy the boundless sky and mighty Himalayan mountains so there is every reason not to miss it.
And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare Himalayan bear or leopard footprint. So, we won’t blame you if you are interested in traveling here, but in that case the best time to visit Kuari Pass would be March, April and May.
How to reach Kuari Pass:
To reach here, you first need to visit Rishikesh which is a popular spiritual destination. Most people travel to Rishikesh in order to discover inner peace, but occasionally people go there in search of adventure and a quick rush.. Rishikesh is sited at a distance of approximately 241, 1,641, 1,494, 2,356 km from Delhi, Mumbai. Kolkata, and Bangalore respectively.
The route is from Rishikesh goes something like this: Rishikesh – Joshimath – Chitrakhana – Tali Top – Khullara/Tali Top via Kuari Pass.
See details below on how you can reach here by public transport:
Sky is on the way:
To reach here you need to land at Dehradun Airport aka Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is 20-30 km from Rishikesh. If you plan to travel here by air, it is recommended to take a connecting flight from Delhi or Chandigarh. From these two points, Rishikesh enjoys good flight connectivity with major airlines When you land at the airport, consider booking a cab or take a locally available transport to reach Rishikesh and from there travel further as per the above mentioned route.
From Chandigarh – Air India Board, Indigo flights via Chandigarh Airport. Approximately it will cost you between INR 5,000 – INR 8,000
From Delhi Airport, take an Air India or Indigo flight.. Air tickets to Dehradun will cost between INR 2,000 – INR 4,000
On the train:
If you plan to travel by train, get down at Haridwar station which is about 20-25 km away. Haridwar has good train connectivity to several Indian cities and to Varanasi, Lucknow and other cities. When you get down at the station, consider booking a taxi or any other available mode of transport like a bus to get to Joshimath.
By the way:
When you first arrive in Rishikesh, which is well connected by road to other areas. But to travel here by road, you must have some prior experience of mountain travel/driving. Apart from self-driving here, you can book a taxi or board interstate/private buses to reach here at affordable rates.
From Jalandhar – 44 km via NH349
From Aligarh – 334 km via NH322
From Sirsa – 344 km via NH375
Kuari trek guide’s does and don’t:
Each track has guidelines that should be followed for a safer and more convenient ride. Here are the dos and don’ts you must follow while traveling:
What is necessary:
When you are on this trek carry a safety kit with you.
Bring reusable water bottles and disposable items.
Be extremely responsible during your track.
Always wear comfortable trekking shoes for a comfortable trip because you will never know what will be the next climate.
Keep an extra pair of thermal or wool wear in a plastic bag in your bag.
Carry a headlamp or torch with extra battery.
What not to do:
Don’t overpack; Always be prepared with only the essentials.
Always stay with your group, and don’t wander off into remote areas, especially during treks.
Avoid any alcoholic drinks and smoking, it may cause your sudden illness.
Don’t rest too much or push yourself too hard; Try to strike a balance to reach the end point on time and comfortably.
Do not touch any tree or eat any wild fruit on the way because of your own safety.
Avoid wearing cotton clothes even in the spring season because the winter will be chilled.