Total no. of days: 7days/6 Nights
Type of Trek: Moderate
Total no. of trek days: 7days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Joshimath
End point of trek: Tapovan
Location Chart: Rishikesh - Auli - Tali - Bagarbudda - Kuari Pass - Tapovan - Rishikesh
Average Walking time : 5 - 6 hours per day
Best time to Visit: Summer
Lord Curzon made the trek to Kuari Pass, and since then
it has come to be known as Curzon's Trail. It is at an
elevation of 4265m in the heart of Chamoli District of
Uttaranchal in the northeastern part of Garhwal and is
very popular among European and American trekkers. From
Gorson, one can have a breathtaking view of the eastern
part of Garhwal Himalayas. The prominent peaks visible
from Kuari Pass are the twin peaks of the Nanda Devi,
Kamet, Dronagiri, the Hati-Ghodi Parvat, Dunagiri, Bethartoli
and the Devasthan.
Tapovan : This is the meditation ground of the Gods at
the base of divine mountain "Shivling". Quite
some time can be spent at Tapovan soaking in the spiritual
atmosphere and undertaking treks to the bases of various
majestic peaks. The sunrise and sunset on Shivling and
Bhagirathi group of peaks is an experience in itself.
Auli : Joshimath which is 47km from Badrinath was founded
by the Adiguru Sankaracharya and the snow-covered mountainous
vicinity of this town is well known for its winter sports
activity, especially skiing. The famous skiing resort
of Auli is at a distance of 12km from Joshimath. The scenery
of these mountains is extraordinary and a multitude of
treks can be undertaken in various directions.
Rishikesh, the Garhwal Himalayas, India
Arrival at Rishikesh. Interaction with the trek organiser
and if the trekkers wish, local sight seeing in Rishikesh.
Hot dinner and a cosy overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Drive to Auli/Joshimath 272 to 260km with lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight stay at Auli/Joshimath
A 14km trek to Tali via Gorson through beautiful and
lush Himalayan trails. Lunch packed/prepared by the cook.
By evening one approaches Tali for an overnight stay and
A 9km trek to Bagarbudda/Khulara with packed lunch. Dinner
and overnight stay in Bagarbudda.
An early morning trek to Kuari Pass which is 4km with
packed breakfast. Lunch at Kuari Pass. Late afternoon
trek back to Bagarbudda. Dinner and overnight stay at
Day 6 involves trekking down to Tapovan for 14km. A bath
can be taken in the sulphur springs at Tapovan which have
medicinal properties. After spending some time at Tapovan
a further 15km drive to Joshimath. Dinner and overnight
stay at Joshimath.
Rishikesh, Garhwal Himalayas, India
256km drive to Rishikesh. Lunch en route. Arrival at Rishikesh.