On arrival in Haridwar, board a vehicle and drive to Joshimath. The distance between the two towns is roughly 275 km, and it can be covered in about 7-8 hours. Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Karnaprayag and Devprayag are some of the places that you will pass by on the way to Joshimath. After you arrive here, transfer to your lodging for overnight stay.
Day : 2
Joshimath to Dhak 4 hours | Dhak to Chitrakhana
Relish a scrumptious breakfast at your lodgings and then drive to the village of Dhak. Begin your Kuari Pass trek after you arrive in Dhak village, which is approximately 12 km from Joshimath. You first encounter a steep climb through forests of oak, rhododendron and hemlock. After a while, the trail enters a picturesque valley. Enjoy lunch on the way, and later make for Tugasi village, which is about 6 km from Dhak.
You walk on terrain with gentle slope, and beyond Tugasi, the track starts descending. After walking for sometime, you will reach the meadow of Chitrakhana. The meadow gives panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, and you will also see huts of shepherds here. There is even a mountain spring here, which will serve as a source of clean drinking water for you. On arrival at Chitrakhana, have a nice dinner and then stay overnight in camps.
Day : 3
Chitrakhana to Tali Top
This is a rather gruelling section of the Winter Kuari Pass trek as it involves a lot of ascending. Throughout the approximately 6 km journey, your eyes will treat themselves to the sight of lush green grass and red rhododendron bushes. It will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to meander through the forests of rhododendrons, silver birches, and morinda spruces. Once the forest is crossed, walk for another hour to reach the top of the ridge, which is about 3500 metres above sea level. Another short walk of about half an hour takes you to the gently sloping meadow of Tali Top, where you will stay overnight. All along the journey, the peaks of Nanda Devi and Dunagiri will be clearly visible to you.
Day : 4
Tali Top to Kuari Pass | Kuari Pass to Tali Top
The following is the longest phase of Kuari Pass trekking because it takes you to the pass, and then back to Tali Top. In all, you will hike for about 15 km, and the total time taken will be around eight hours. An easy hike of about an hour will get you to Khullar, from where the track again becomes steep. From Khullar Top, it is a long journey to the crest of Kuari Pass.
The pass is encircled by towering mountains, with Nanda Devi being the highest and most prominent among them. Due to its altitude, it is extremely windy and cold up here. Post looking at the scenery and taking pictures, follow the path to Tali Top. On arrival in Tali Top, set-up your tents and stay overnight.
Day : 5
Tali Top to Joshimath via Auli
Relish hiking down the mountains on this last day of your wonderful Himalayan excursion. This phase of the journey is almost 8 km long and takes approximately four hours to complete. You will trek through the lovely meadow of Gurson, where you will see huge boulders scattered here and there. Here you may also get to see long-haired sheep and goats, grazing on lush grass. Hiking down from here, you reach the famous ski resort of Auli, where you board a vehicle and drive down to Joshimath. On arrival in the holy town of Joshimath, travel to your lodging for overnight stay.
Day : 6
Joshimath to Haridwar
Early in the morning, leave Joshimath and drive back to Haridwar.
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