"Nature in Different Moods" 
Kuari Pass Trek
 
Nanda Devi(7818 mts),the beloved mountain goddess of Garhwal Himalayas,whose territories mark one of the highest national parks in the world,abounds some of the most fascinating mountain peaks e.g Dunagiri(7066 mts),Changbang(6864 mts),Kalanka(6932 mts),Rishipahar(6992 mts),Bethartoli Himal(6352 mts),Trishul I & II (7210 & 6319 mts),Mabganaon(6765 mts),Nandakhat(6611mts),Maiktoli(6303 mts).Mrigthuni(6565 mts),and some of the rare himalaya fauna e.g Snow leopard,musk deer,monal pheasant ,with great variety of birds and butterflies and rare Himalayan flora.

All this can be encountered at its best on Kuari Pass trek,which starts at Auli,one of the best sking slopes(in winters)in Asia.The entire trek goes through excellent meadows and thick forests of Oak,and fir(cedar),with breathstopping views of Mt.Nanda Devi_In different moods.The trek also involves negotiating a high pass i.e Kuari(4268 mts.)

ITINERARY
 
Days >> (6N/7D)
Day 1

RISHIKESH /JOSHIMATH. DRIVE:9-10 HRS OVERNIGHT : HOTEL
Morning start drive towards Joshimath.The entire drive is along the Alaknanda river till we reach Joshimath. Enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag,karanprayag,and Nandprayag,the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas.Arrive Joshimath and transfer to hotel for meals and overnight Hotel.

Day 2

JOSHIMATH/AULI. TREK:4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT:CAMP 
Morning after breakfast proceed for sighting of Shankracharya temple and other places of Joshimath.Afterwords we proceed Auli.Arrive Auli and camp.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 3

AULI/GORSON. TREK: 4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT:CAMP 
Get up early morning to view the mountain Godess,Nanda Devi.She is most difficult to view,because the sentinel peaks compose a curtain 
,Shielding her from view.After breakfast start trek to Gorson.Arrive Gorson and camp.Meals and overnight camp

Day 4 

GORSON/TALI. TREK: 4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT :CAMP 
Early morning after breakfast trek to Tali.the entire trek is above the timber line.In the beginning there is gradual climb through the meadow,right up to the ridge above Tali.The last stage of the trek is steep decend upto Tali.Arrive Tali,and cmap.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 5

TALI/KUARI PASS BASE. TREK: 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT :CAMP 
After breakfast trek to kuaripass base.The entire trek is along the ridge.Arrive Kuari pass base and camp.Meals and overnight camp

Day 6

KUARI PASS BASE/KUARI PASS/KHULARA. TREK:7-8 HRS. OVERNIGHT :HOTEL
KHULARA/TAPOVAN/JOSHIMATH DRIVE:02 HRS 
Early morning start trek to Kuari pass.Often known as Curzon,s trail.The trek to Kuari pass is considered by many to be the most characerstically beautiful in the Garhwal Himalayas.At Kuari pass one stands at the divide Line of middle and Greater Himalayas.The towering peaks are merely a footstep away.The blinding vision of the snow clad peaks makes all the effort worth its while,as this beyond dispute one of the greatest mountain views in the world.After this grand feast for the eyes,trek down to Kuari pass base.After a breakstart trek to Khulara.Arrive Khulara and camp.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 7 JOSHIMATH/RISHIKESH. DRIVE:8-9 HRS. 
Return drive .Arrive Rishikesh . 

ALTITUDE : JOSHIMATH:1969 MTS., AULI : 3030 MTS, GORSON :3484 MTS, KUARI PASS :4268 MTS 

BEST TIME : Mid may till October Last Grade: MODERATE.