Kuari Pass Trek-
The Kuari Pass Trek is also known as the “Lord Curzon Trail” because the Kuari Pass trek was first discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905 during British rule in India. Kuari Pass Trek, one of the most loved trekking spots by many trekkers, is located in Uttarakhand. Kuari Pass Trek consists of a large number of flora apart from oak trees are the rhododendrons growing on the mountain trails, the conifers, the birch trees all combined in one gives an aura of blissfulness to Kuari Pass Trek.
To reach Kuari Pass Trek:
You can introduce your Kuari Pass Trekking journey from Delhi to Dehradun or Haridwar. Though all the routes will take from Rishikesh towards Devprayag. From Devprayag you will pass by Srinagar on the route and then move towards Karnaprayag towards Nandprayag. The nearest airport to Kuari Pass is the Jolley Grant Airport Dehradun which is 208 kilometres away from Nandprayag and 268 kilometres away from Joshimath. And if you are looking for railway stations then the Rishikesh Railway Station is situated 191 kilometres away from Nandprayag and Joshimath, it is situated at a distance of 251 kilometres.
Kuari Pass is a winter trekking spot as well. Filled with immense pleasure and beauty at Kuari Pass, it becomes a hotspot for many trekkers flocking here, especially; in the winters. Kuari pass Trek is a must visit destination where trekkers of all kinds can trek at ease without any hurdles and hassle on the route. It is one of the easiest spots for trekking and Kuari Pass Trek will offer you a beautiful view of the two most famous mountain peaks: one being Mount Nandadevi and another, Mount Dronagiri. But you can have a glance at Mount Nandadevi from Joshimath; the starting point of the Kuari Pass trek. You must go on a trekking at Kuari Pass due to the presence of various beautiful mountain views and the ivory white snowy trails in the forests and the mountain pathways.
The famous mountain, Nandadevi is not much visible from other trekking spots but it is easily and clearly visible from Kuari Pass summit. You will be offered a clearer view of Mount Dronagiri as well that stays with its majestic aura side by side with the eye-catching Mount Nandagiri.
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The forests of Kuari Pass Trek are extremely glorious and will absorb anybody visiting it. These forests contain a large number of oak trees along with other mountain region trees. You will find the oak forests in the region where the mountain discontinues to be a steep and sloping one; so, without any hassle, you will be crossing the oak tree forests. And not only that, when white snow lands on the leaves and branches of the oak trees it doubles up the glory of the place and it is one of the most unusual things to notice as well.
Gorson Bugyal at Kuari Pass will be mesmerizing you with its beauty as you step at Gorson Bugyal you will be dazzled by the two great summits: the Nandadevi mountain and the Dronagiri mountain on either side with the convergence of lush green meadows in the middle and this provides one of the best panoramic views of the place with their bewitching powers. The meadow-ridge of Chitrakantha which is located at a height of 12000 feet will be enchanting you in no time. You can see the wonderful Mount Nandadevi, as you trek at Chitrakantha. And the meadows of Kuari Pass never stop amazing you whenever you are visiting. For, if you are visiting Kuari Pass in the summers and monsoons; the meadows bursts in vast vibrant greenery, and if you are trekking in the autumns then the golden hue of the meadows will sure to amaze you with all its affiliates and the winters will prepare a blanket of white snow covering the grasslands that will amaze you on your visit.
Route of Kuari Pass Trek (what to do) –
1.Your Kuari Pass trek will be starting from Tapovan which is a small village near Joshimath in the Garhwal region and it is also located at the Nanda Devi National Park.
- Kuari Pass Trek is a four days journey for trekkers of every kind. The pristine snow-clad lakes of Kuari Pass Trek are also one of the reasons why trekkers are enchanted.
- Do not miss Auli on your Kuari Pass Trek after all Auli is such a place where you can partake in snow skiing. You can also set up a tent for camping amidst the lofty mountains of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding wild woods.