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Kuari Pass Trekking Expedition (KPTE)

Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Winter Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900’s when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.

Kuari pass trek height of 4264 mtr. above sea-level, the Kauri Pass Trek brings the high altitude meadows of Gorson Stunning views of the big Himalayan peaks.

The views on the Winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Winter Kuari Pass trek is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border.In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

 Duration & Trek Date

Duration Seven Days / Six Nights
Date 19-25 Jan, 2018 | 26 Jan - 1 Feb 2018 |9-15 Feb, 2018
Leaving Date & Time Leaving one day before Morning 7.55 am train (Flight people Same date morning flight)
We will Help you for Train /flight booking wel in advance for hassle free travel
Level : Easy / Moderate
Height : 13989.501 feet (4264 meter) ASL (Approx)
Type Hill Peak - Higest point Reach 12,763 Ft Approx
Best Time to Visit Winter and post winter is Best season
How to Reach Start / Finish : Dhak
Nearest Town : Joshimath

By road: Haridwar/Joshimath
By rail: Haridwar/Dehradun
By Flight: Dehradun
Motto Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation

 


 Trek cost

Plan   Standard (S)        

Mumbers   Rs.9950/-*   Non _ Members   Rs. 10450/-*


 Package Inclusive*

stay Stay in Haridwar Triple/ Four sharing basis

mmi_car Road Travel
stay Tented on triple sharing basis during the trek

stay Guest House / Hotel in Joshimath on sharing basis.

mmi_car All necessary fees and permits.

mmi_car Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

mmi_car All camping logistics.

mmi_car Basic First Aid Kit

Tea and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Package Exclusive*

All personal expenses


Train Mumbai - Haridwar - Mumbai

Flight Mumbai - Dehradun -Mumbai

Any cost incurred due to natural reasons.

Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above or left program.


 Itinerary For The Tour

Day 0 Start form Train Mumbai to Haridwar (7.55 am)

Day 1 Flight People start mumbai to Dehradun Reach Dehradun/Haridwar (13.50pm) tranfer to hotel Haridwar checkin hotel rest after freshup enjoy sighting in Haridwar you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri.

Day 2 Haridwar to Joshimath (260 kms drive) : Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours travel by Pvt Vehical/ Bus. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to the guest house at Joshimath. Enjoy explore Joshimath

Day 3 Joshimath – Dhak Village - Gulling (12 kms Drive, 6 km Trek) :
To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking
adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km
before a short descent to the meadow and the campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The mpressive
snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze
flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the
meadow for replenishing your water supply.

Day 4 Gulling to Tali top (4 kms trek) : We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the orested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.

Day 5 Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back (11 kms trek): We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savor the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks, including the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi (7816m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy the camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.

Day6 Tali to Joshimath via Dhak(10 kms trek / 12 kms drive) : After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Joshimath to Haridwar: Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time, then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Catch Train (18.45pm) / Flight (after 20.00pm) trek end

Day 0 Train people reach Bandra 22.00 pm trek end


 Things To Carry

Things to Do/Carry
   
Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter
 
Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must
 
Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc
 
Medicine those if u require usually
 
Extra Pair of clothes and towel
 
Good trekking Bag & shoes
 
Warm cloths/sweater/ Jacket for cold ice area climate
 
Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt
 
 
Things to avoid
   
Wearing Gold and other ornaments
 
Chapels and sandals
 
Alcohol / Cigarette
 
Plastic Bag (if need protection from water)
 
Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths
 
Hand Bags
 
Overload bag and things
 

 How To Register

1

Minimum 90 day's advance booking mandatory for hassle free travel


2 Kindly mail Us (trek@mymeraindia.com) /call us ( +91 77189 80081 - 82 ) for seat availability & cost

3

For Registration to book your seat kindly send details ( Name, Mobile no., Age, Gender, Email id, Photo Id no., Emergency contact number)either mail (trek@mymeraindia.com) or whatsapp ( +91 77189 80081) or sms ( +91 77189 80081 - 82 )


4 Kindly make the payment either bank deposit or online transfer

5 Cost in INR valid for Indian Nationals and for Foreigner's Trekker/Tourist please call/mail us for cost & booking

6 *The cost for per person

7 *The Cost may change if any change in Govt fees/park fees.

8 Be in touch with us for more information

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 Terms & Conditions

1

Email/sms Confirmation is compulsory with payment for booking


2

Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ only.


3 My Mera India reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.

4

Kindly obey / follow the Tour/Team leader instructions


5 Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.

6 If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

7 We all are going for an adventurous/expedition and interesting trekking /expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

8 Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.


 Who Can Take Part

1

Anyone can Join the trek/expedition (Filling up proper infomation form and payment)


2 It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female you're alone or in group no issue you can join the tour without any tension and fear.

3

Minor can join tour with proper permission from their home.


4 Physical fitness is mandatory so start walking /excise 30 mint. mimium for make yourself fit for trek


 Do's & Don'ts

 

Do's


 
  •   Carry clothes that will help you camouflage with the surroundings.
  •   Always carry original identity proof.
  •   Follow strict timings as given by your team leader to avoid delay in any activities and groupevents.
  •   Enjoy nature and surrounding area in the jungle while you in trek/expedition with your group.
  •   Always keep your phone on silent or airplane mode when entering trek/expedition.
  •   Also carry extra batteries, memory cards for camera
  •   Option to Carry Sunscreen (fragrance-free).
  •   Always remain in group
  •   Your guide/mentor/leader know the area inside the routes better than anyone, so do co-operate with     them.
  •   Always respect your local and their knowledge about the routes during the trek/expedition.

 

Don'ts


 
  •   Do not litter in forest and surrounding areas.
  •   Do not throw anything in the route.
  •   Do not wear brightly colored clothes or apply any kind of perfumes or deodorants.
  •   Never feed any animals.
  •   Do not play any loud music in vicinity of the trek/expedition area.
  •   Do not argue with any person like forest guards, guides, locals or even travellers from another group     during the trek/expedition.


 Groups / Corporates / Institutes Enquiry

 

We also organize special Trek, adventure activies, leadership activies, Team work workshop for group / Corporates / Institutes


  We also organize special trek for group / Corporate / Institute



 Bank Details

 
Bank Details
Bank Name : Union Bank of India
Account Name : MY MERA INDIA
Account No. : 582201010050456
IFS Code : UBIN0558222
Account Type : Current
Branch : Ghatkopar

 




 FAQ

 
  1. What is the Kuari Pass Trek?
    Kuari Pass Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

  2. When is the best time to go to for the Kuari Pass Trek?
    Trek can be done throughout the year. The best time for Kuari Pass Trek is during the during the months of December-October.

  3. How difficult is the Kuari Pass Trek?
    Kuari Pass Trek is considered as a Moderate by comparison an Easy high altitude trek.Doing regular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek. and keep good physical fitness to complete this trek.

  4. What are the temperatures during the Kuari Pass Trek?
    During the Kuari Pass Trek temperatures vary between -15 to 10 degree celcius during winters and 0 to 20 degree celcius during summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

  5. How much distance we do trek each day?
    An average trekking distance is roughly 6-8 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance. Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time.

  6. Who will company with us and who will lead us?
    All our treks are lead by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

  7. How big are the groups?
    Minimum 6- 25 maximum people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

  8. I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe?
    Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.We generally have a ratio of Male : Female of about 2:1.

  9. Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?
    When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

  10. Which type of shoes should I buy?
    Good trekking shoes are a must

  11. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
    We generally accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

  12. What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
    Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Kuari Pass Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.

  13. What kind Food during a trek?
    The food is vegetarian. We server nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

  14. Is the water on the trek safe?
    The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Our trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

  15. What type of vehicles are used for transportation?
    We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo/Bus for transportation.

  16. What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
    Our team is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

  17. Can you customize the Kuari Pass Trek?
    Yes Kuari Pass Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

  18. What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
    All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

  19. What is your Rescheduling Policy ?
    We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
    Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 40% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
    Less than 7 -15 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.

  20. What medicines should I carry during the trek?
    Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.

Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets (Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it)




     
 

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