Kuari pass trek
Kuari pass trek
Kuari pass trek
Kuari pass trek

Kuari Pass Trek


Kuari pass trek is fondly called the Lord Curzon trail, named after the Viceroy and Governor-General of British India. Lord Curzon mapped this trail over some high passes and remote villages way back in 1900’s. The trek is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, with Ghat as the main bazaar of the region.

For an adventure enthusiast, the Kuari Pass trek is no less than a dream adventure journey. Kuari Pass trek is a classic example of outdoors, Himalayasnegotiating high mountains – going to an elevation of 4000 meters – and survive in remote areas.The trek will give you a fair share of experience of all the kind of terrain you can the Himalayas. For first 2-3 days you move through the dense forest of Himalayas, and then you spend a day or two in the open grazing grounds of high Himalayas, especially at Dhakwani and Khullara campsites.

The information on this article has been incorporated by travel writers of HelpTravelerOnline, who have experienced Kuari Pass personally. The information about Kuari Pass cannot get any more accurate.


  • Difficulty: MODERATE
  • Trek Distance: 60-km
  • Trek Duration: 09 Days
  • Location: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
  • Best Time: May-June and mid-September till mid-October.
  • Nearest international airport: New Delhi, India
  • Nearest domestic airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh

Equipment list for Kuari Pass Trek

  • Footwear: Trekking Boots (snow and water proof), normal walking boots, and floaters. Few pairs of warm/woolen socks.
  • Luggage: Backpack (50-60 liters), Daypack, Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Jacket (synthetic or fleece of down feather), insulated pants (Synthetic), Poncho, Sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts.
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Bandanna, Sun hat, Woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Trekking Gears: Emergency tool kit, etc.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, Toiletry kit, Water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, Ear plugs, First-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius) with liner, trekking poles, water bottles, Sleeping mat, etc.

Information about Kuari Pass Trek

It is not advisable to plan Kuari pass trek on your own. Rely on an experienced trekking company who can arrange all the necessary logistics for the trek. The stay during the trek will be in dome tents out in the open. Get warm clothing as it gets cold in the Himalayas very quickly.

Kuari pass trek is ideally for some who have done a few light treks and hikes in past, and are now looking for something more adventurous. Kuari pass is highly recommended. On this trek, you get the great view of Nanda Devi peak in its full glory. Also visible are Haathi Ghori peaks, Neelkanth, Changbang peaks during the trek.

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