Snow sheet
Winter Trek
White Trail
Glimpse of Mt. Dronagiri
Dronagiri & Nandadevi
Upclose with Mt.Nandadevi
Hathi Ghoda peaks
Hathi Ghoda & Barmai
Mt. Kamet
Volunteer for CYT
Crisp view

Kuari Pass




Easy +

Highest Point

3876 m 

Base Village



6 days

Trek Distance

33 km

Start/End Point



Winter: 12°C/ -10°C
Summer: 18°C/ -5°C


Throughout the Year

Winter: Nov - Mar

Summer: Apr - Oct

Brief Overview

  • Located in Chamoli district in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India; nearest town is Joshimath, just 12 km from base

  • Rated as one of the most popular treks for beginners and named after Lord Curzon, then Viceroy of India. He crossed this magnificent pass and since then it has also been known as the Curzon’s trail

  • As you make your journey, the old oak, rhododendron and deodar forests sporadically give way to remarkable meadows of Gorson Bugyal, providing alluring views from every turn

  • Behold the beauty with the delightful glimpses of 7000 metres club of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi (7817 m), Kamet (7756 m), Trishul (7120 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) and Dronagiri Parvat (7066 m)

  • Not just one pass, you’ll be crossing 2 other pass’ other than Kuari Pass, which are Tali Top and Vinayak Pass and will witness a terrific picturesque view from the top

  • Best time to visit is between Apr to Jun & Sept to Nov, unless one is interested in a snow trek, then the best time is Dec to Mar

  • Last ATM point is available in Joshimath


  • Day 1 - Pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station (6:30 AM), drive to Joshimath by taxi – 295 km drive (10/11 hrs)

  • Day 2 - Drive to Dhak village & then trek to Gulling Top from Joshimath – 12 km drive and 6 km trek (5/6 hrs)

  • Day 3 - Trek to Khullara Top from Gulling Top – 7.5 km (6/7 hrs)

  • Day 4 - Trek to Kuari Pass from Khullara Top and descend to Chitrakantha/Tali campsite – 12 km (8/9 hrs)

  • Day 5 - Trek to Auli from Chitrakantha/ Tali campsite & drive to Joshimath – 7 km (5/6 hrs) & 13 km drive (1 hr)

  • Day 6 - Head back to Dehradun from Joshimath by taxi – 295 km drive (10/11 hrs)

How to Reach

By Train
Overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Train 1 - Recommended – Nanda Devi Express – 12205 - runs daily
    Dep. Time – 23:50
    Arr. Time – 5:40

  • Train 2 - Dehradun Express – 12687 - runs on Tuesday & Friday
    Dep. Time – 21:10
    Arr. Time – 4:45

By Road
Overnight bus to ISBT, Dehradun from ISBT, Kashmere Gate, Delhi (see bus chart)
Suggestion: To take Uttarakhand Govt. buses from Delhi ISBT as they are punctual and quicker to reach than Pvt. Buses. They will drop you at Dehradun ISBT which is 6 km from Railway Station

By Air

Direct flights are available from-

  • DEL - DED

  • BLR - DED

  • BOM - DED

Airport is around 35 km from Dehradun railway station (meeting point). Daily schedule of flights from Delhi to Dehradun


  • Accommodation at hotel in Joshimath on twin sharing basis

  • Forest permit and entrance fee

  • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis

  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, tea, coffee and soup

  • Camping gear like – spacious tents, sleeping bag, liner, mattress and pillow

  • Micro crampon, gaiters & oxygen cylinder, if required

  • Separate toilet tents – gents and ladies

  • Kitchen team, dining tent and table

  • Porters, helpers and mules for common camping materials

  • Trek expert

  • Tour leader from CYT


  • Government tax – GST 5%

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Transportation between Dehradun and Joshimath

  • Meals during transit

  • Personal insurance

  • Personal toiletries and personal medication kit

  • Porter or mules to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions


  • Smoking cigarettes makes you lethargic & can potentially shortened your breath during the trek, we recommend not to smoke for your own good

  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed since it results in dehydration and can cause AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), it eventually reduces the oxygen level from the body

  • Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited

  • Instructions from guide should be paid attention to and followed

Do's & Don'ts

  • Don't carry denim - they are uncomfortable for treks and add weight (unless you want to do modeling :p)

  • Don't carry cola, alcohol and personal food

  • Do not litter - leave the surroundings clean and beautiful for next generation

Trek Essentials

  • Rain wear/poncho (must) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking shoes (with good grip) [recommended : Forclaz Trek 100/500 - available at Decathlon]
  • Backpack + raincover (50 - 60 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Day pack + raincover (20 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Head torch or LED torch (with pair of extra batteries) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sun cap (UV protected or SPF 40+) [available at Decathlon]
  • Buffs/bandanas [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen cap/balaclava [available at Decathlon]
  • Neck warmer/scarf [available at Decathlon]
  • Light towel [available at Decathlon]
  • Thermals (upper + lower) [available at Decathlon]
  • Undergarments
  • Quick dry shirt or T-shirt (full sleeves) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pants (light weight) [available at Decathlon]
  • Fleece jacket [available at Decathlon]
  • Down jacket (light weight feather jacket) [available at Decathlon]
  • Hand gloves (warm + waterproof) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pole/walking stick [available at Decathlon]
  • Quick dry socks (preferably thick to prevent blisters) [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen socks [available at Decathlon]
  • Toiletries
  • Energy bars, dry fruit pouches
  • Water bladder or water bottle [available at Decathlon]
  • Slippers or sandals [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunscreen, cold cream and lip balm
  • Dry bag/extra poly bags for wet & dirty clothes
  • Whistle [available at Decathlon]

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness)

  • Dexamethasone – one strip (breathing disorders)

  • Nifedipine – 5 tablets (high blood pressure & chest pain)

  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)

  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)

  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)

  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (pain killer)

  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)

  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)

  • Domperidone – 6 tablets (vomiting)

  • Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)

  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters

  • Gauze – 1 small roll

  • Band aid – 10 strips

  • Cotton – 1 small roll

  • ORS – 10 packets

  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream

  • Moov spray (aches & sprains)

  • Knee cap, if you are prone to knee injury

  • Anti fungal powder

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made 10 days before the commencement of the trip, 100% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 5-9 days before the commencement of the trip, 50% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 0-4 days before the commencement of the trip, a bit too late for any return
Refund will be processed within 7-10 working days