The Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara
You don't have to be a pantheist. If you are an atheist but ardent admirer of the mountains the Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara is surely going to beat your pulses at every stretch and turn. You discover a person in yourself a pilgrim who believes in serene skies, lush green meadows, streaming rivers and snow clad mountains. 'Nature', that is what all about in one of the most popular spiritual treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara. So if you are searching for a silent blue sky and parallel to it a horizon that lays out the hulking high peaks of the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara hones your dream.
An abode of several Sadhus at an elevation of 4,463 meters and shadowed by the Shivling peak, Tapovan foliated with emerald green meadows, which are dotted with several flowering plants, and crisscrossed by steams and rivulets is a divine hub for the pilgrims and paradise for trekkers and mountain lovers. Beyond the unequaled scenic beauty, a short trek to Nandanvan, which is located at the base of the Bhagirathi massif, opens up the door to step on to a spacious meadow that is considered as one of the best high altitude meadows in India.
The trek from Auli, which is at an altitude of 2,450 meters, follows the footsteps of Lord Curzon who once travelled to Kuari Pass in the year 1905. The windy trail whirls from Auli to Garson, at an altitude of 3,510 meters and descends to Khulara at an elevation of 3,225 meters. The journey passes through a chirping wood of oak, deodar, maple, and chestnut trees, which is a home to varied species of avifauna and thereafter heads up to Tali before you unload at the Khulara campsite. From Khulara the route climbs up to Kuari Pass, at an elevation of 4,268 meters that is the base camp of the summit of Pangarchula. Trekking along the ridge towards Tapovan one steps on to a large meadow affording spectacular views of the Himalaya. The region is secluded by the peaks like Nilkanth at 6596 meters, Narayan Parbat at 5965 meters, Mana at 7272 meters, Kamet at 7756 meters, Abi Gamin at 7355 meters, Nilgiri Parbat at 6474 meters, Rataban at 6166 meters, Ghori Parbat at 6708 meters, Hathi Parbat at 6727 meters and Dunagairi at 7066meters. The Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara further enriches the journey when one encounters the shepherds and live a moment of their lifestyle. The 5 days trek in the Garhwal Himalaya descends from Tapovan to Joshimath.
A perfect trek in the Garhwal Himalaya, the Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek via Khulara is ideal for intermediates and beginners. Moreover, before starts his journey into the Kuari Pass - Tapovan trail, the program is designed with a small course on climbing techniques provided by the guides. Further, during the summers and autumn one gets a click of the best view of the Himalayan panorama.
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Arrive at the Delhi International Airport where our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar (By AC Train)
After the hearty breakfast, board an AC train for Haridwar. After arriving in Haridwar, our representative will drive you to Rishikesh. Check in to your hotel. In the evening, get ready to visit the sacred city of Rishikesh, famous for temples, ashrams and awe-inspiring nature. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Rishikesh - Joshimath
After the breakfast in the morning, proceed for a drive to Joshimath via divine towns of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. Arrive in Joshimath in the evening and check into your pre-booked hotel. In the evening, visit the local vibrant market of Joshimath. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Joshimath - Auli - Tali
In the early, drive to Auli from Joshimath. The trekking starts from Auli and takes you the enchanting meadows at Gorson. From Gorson, the stunning Nanda Devi peak can be seen clearly. After Gorson, trail to the campsite at Tali. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 05: Tali - Kuari Pass - Khulara
Early in the morning, undertake trekking from Tali to Kuari Pass. During the course of the trek, see the prominent Himalayan peaks such as the Dronagiri, Hathi Ghora, Kamet, Neelkanth and many more. Later, carry out trekking to Khulara. Overnight stay in the tents at Khulara.
Day 06: Khulara - Tapovan - Joshimath
In the morning, start a journey to the Tapovan Village, which is the road head. From here, board the vehicle for a memorable drive to Joshimath. Upon arriving Joshimath, check into your hotel and rest of the day is free for your own leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Joshimath - Rishikesh
After the hearty breakfast, drive to Rishikesh from Joshimath. During the drive, get mesmerized by the beautiful locations and splendid beauty. Check into your hotel and enjoy a comfortable stay.
Day 08: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
In the morning, drive to Haridwar and board an AC train from here to Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, our executives will take you to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to give your body some rest. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Delhi Departure
Transfer to the Delhi International Airport for your onward destination.