Kuari Pass Trek, himalaya

Haridwar, Uttara khand – India  


Duration: 6 days
Maximum Number Of Travelers: 9

Prices Start At                 ₹ 12,000  INR / 173 $ USD







Brief Description

Mt. Deo Tibba at 6001 M is the second highest peak of the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu valley, lying to the southeast of Manali above Jagatsukh village. As per local beliefs, Deo Tibba is the assembly site of the gods and the ‘Devtas’ are believed to sit on this peak. Although it qualifies as a serious mountaineering expedition with a huge ice cap on its summit, it has a relatively easy approach and logistics. Being just over 6000 M, Mt. Deo Tibba has an extensive ice cap at the peak but the actual summit happens over a snow hump located at the edge of the ice plateau. This expedition involves crossing over an icy pass, towards a glacier with a rocky moraine at a steep slope of about 55 degrees which requires fixed ropes to traverse this obstacle safely. Due to its challenging terrain and expedition style trekking, Mt. Deo Tibba expedition is meant for experienced trekkers with prior knowledge of mountaineering techniques such as the use of ice axes, crampons and roping up procedures. This expedition is perfect for any aspiring mountaineer intending to train for 6000M+ peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Mt. Deo Tibba expedition including route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews.



Kuari Pass today is recognized as a spectacular snow trek but only six years ago it wasn’t

such a sought-after winter adventure. The trail, chockablock with powdery slush snow in

the winters was casted out as an option for obvious reasons. Since no snow safe itinerary

was sketched out, not many people ventured in these parts until Trek the Himalayas

founders Rakesh and Sandeep brought together a group of four to explore the depths of

Kuari after snow.

This is an event of March 2011.

Opening the Reverse Route

Trekkers to Kuari usually started from Ghat village before Rakesh and Sandeep’s winter

trail came into force. The former route passed through a series of hamlets and winded

away in the lush bugyals of Gorson and Auli.

Though the former route has always been a success in summer, TTH navigators weren’t

sure of it in heavy snow. Attempting to find a safer and better way to snow summit, the

TTH recce team for the very first time in organized trekking history hiked the reverse

route to Kuari during winters.

Gaining a head start in the trek starting from Dhak Village near Joshimath, they ambled

up a rough trail to first camp. Right beside a sweet flowing stream at Chitrakhana and

exposed to a gallery of glittering snow peaks, it was quiet a site to camp at! Watching the

sun rise and set over Dronagiri from this point had been an affair of absolute ecstasy!

Later, on their after-lunch stroll, Rakesh and Sandip chanced upon the Talli Top

highland. The walk fitted perfectly for an ideal acclimatization activity according to the

“climb high, sleep low” credo. From up here, the Garhwal Himalaya peaks shone like a

dream and there was so much bliss radiating from Talli Lake!

Next morning, they found their way through thickets of oak and rhododendron inside

Talli forest and discovered a clearing by waters. What a perfect place for second

campsite by God’s design!

A Safe Snow Trail

Summit was kept for day 4. As the team moved through Talli Forest, snow started to

thicken. To ensure safety, crampons were strapped on. The cliff side was submerged in

soft snow but chances of accident were next to nothing as the cliff did not have a steep


The recce team okayed the trek for an easy level one after examining the safe snow trail

and connectivity to local villages. Tugasi, the village nearest to the Kuari trail is 4-7 km

on mixed terrain from where snowline starts in the winters. This means, fast evacuation

and SOS to villages is certainly possible in times of emergency.

Temple Sites and Rest Points

Snowfields go on far and wide never seeming to end. The only points of mark our recce

men could find were scattered sites of worship. One such welcoming site was chosen for

having lunch on the way. There, a bright yellow flag was waving in the air. “Jhandidhar”,

the local guide related the name of the place.

Way Back through Bugyals

After an exhilarating summit, coming back to the forest camp was mildly tiring but the

next day’s relaxed descent through the rolling bugyals of Gorson to Auli made up for it.

The burnt sienna grass of the bugyals highlighted starkly against the whiteness, making a

splendid canvas of contrasting colors. March marked a beautiful turn in the seasons and

our TTH explorers were really glad they had chosen this time for the trek.

The recce men concluded that Kuari Pass trekked in the winters from the reverse end of

the familiar trail is all about the quintessence of a snow trek. There was snow laden

forest camping grounds, snow fields to play in, and a vivifying panorama of snow peaks

surrounding throughout the trek. You get to experience trekking in crampon and other

snow gear and soak in the beautiful feeling of standing in falling snow. What else is there

to ask for? Today, our trekking community knows it by the name of “Winter Kuari `Pass

Trek”— a complete experience of winter in the Himalayas!





Day 1: From Haridwar To Joshimath

Stop At: Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers, Devprayag India

After the pickup from Haridwar Railway Station, we will begin our journey towards Joshimath. While capturing the beautiful views and stopover at Devaprayag, to witness the holy confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers
Duration: 1 hour 

Stop At: TCP Market Joshimath, Chamoli 246443 India

The road goes along hugging the mountain side and you see the forests and valleys of Garhwal below you. Then we will reach Joshimath and stay there overnight
Duration: 14 hours 

Meals included:

• Breakfast: Oat meal /Parantha/Puri Sabji/Bread sandwich served with seasonal fruits/Boiled egg.

Same Menu will be Served all Days.
• Lunch: Veg Biryani/Allo sabji-Chapati
Juice,choclate/biscuits with seasonal fruit some days.
Same Menu will be Served all Days.
• Dinner: Matar Paneer /Seasonal mix, Tawa Roti (Chapati), Steamed/fried Rice
Same Menu will be Served all Days.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Joshimath in Guest House/ Lodge.

Day 2: From Joshimath To Chitrakantha

Pass By: Chitrakantha Peak, Raigari, Uttarakhand 246483, India
Day 2 begins with a short drive towards Dhak village which is around 11 km from
Joshimath. Dhak Village has few grocery stores and some dhabas as well. The trail goes
through a series of level walks and gradual ascents along farms. Look below to watch the
Dhauli Ganga River force its way to the nearby hydro power plant. Follow the trail to
cross dense forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendrons. At the end of the descent is
Chitrakantha, our first twilight camping site. This is an impressive snow-capped ridge
with views of the Chaukhamba Peak.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Accommodation included: Overnight at Chitrakantha in Twilight Camps.

Day 3: Trek From Chitrakantha To Tali Top

Pass By: Chitrakantha Peak, Raigari, Uttarakhand 246483, India


We will start our day early with little warm up & acclimatization followed by a
wholesome breakfast. An interesting and magnificent trail taking you through dense
mountain forests filled with rhododendrons, spruce, and silver birch before reaching a
prominent ridge. The forest is so dense that hardly any sunlight reaches in. The Tali
forest camp is around 40 minutes ahead on this trail. The campsite is located right in the
middle of the forest, with a stream flowing close by. You are surround by tall trees on all

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tuli Top in Twilight Camps located right in the middle of the Forest.

Day 4: Trek From Tali Top To Kuari Pass Via Khullar And Trek Back To Tali Top

Stop At: Kuari Pass, Salud Dugra 246443 India
Now this is going to be a strenuous day so, be prepared. We have a long way to go
towards Khullar and to savour the mystic views of the imposing Himalayas, we will
traverse over snow-filled patches to arrive at Kuari Pass. WE will be greeted by the
gushing chilled wind waves. Gushing chill top winds greet you here. But the adversity is
barely a hindrance for the view of the towering Nanda Devi Peak from here is truly
phenomenal. We will be then surrounded by an unending wall of mountains. On the way
find the Rishi Ganga River force on its way from the only available outlet to meet River
Alaknanda. Spend quality time here. Prepare for a return trek to Tali Top along the same
path and settle down under warmth of twilight camping.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tuli Top Camps.

Day 5: Trek From Tali To Joshimath Via Auli /Via Same Route


Stop At: TCP Market Joshimath, Chamoli 246443 India
On day 5th we will follow the downhill trail alongside the Rishi Ganga River. Arrive at a
motorable road and board vehicle to reach Joshimath. Along the way pass by Auli, a
popular hill station and a very renown skiing destination. During winter months, you
could also opt for a skiing experience here. Finally, overnight stay at Joshimath.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Accommodation included: Overnight at Joshimath in Guest House/ Lodge

Day 6: Drive From Joshimath To Haridwar

Stop At: Har ki Pauri, Upper Road, Haridwar 249401 India


Someone has rightly said, “Nothing stays forever”. And same is the case with our
trekking expedition and we have to say good bye. Though we can definitely meet up in
our next trek if the adventure bug bites you again.
Duration: 2 hours 

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

No accommodation included on this day.

Important Information:

  • Departure: Haridwar Jn, Purusharthi Market Road, Shikhu Pur, Devpura, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401, India

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommened for travellers for people who has no previous trekking experience or who has not induldged before in any kind of physical activities.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Accommodation during trekking in Twilight Camping on twin or triple sharing basis along with all the camping gears like sleeping mattress, blankets and other related items.
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • First aid Medical kit is provided.
  • Permits of treks where permission is to be taken.
  • Qualified & experienced Trek leader, Guide and support staff.


  • No kind of insurance or medical expenses are included.
  • Any kind of personal expenses or for porters or ponies are not included.
  • Transportation charges Before and After the Starting and Ending Points of the Excursion Respectively
  • Any other food & beverage charges other than food menu are not included.
  • Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances are excluded

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

Terms of Use

Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading “Important Information”. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:

  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.




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