Duration: 6 Days | 5 Nights
Area Covered: Deheradun - Auli - Khulara - Kauri Pass - Pangarchulla - Auli - Dhak - Auli - Deherdun
Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
Total Distance: 24 km
Maximum Elevation: 4700m Pangarchulla Peak
Weather: The nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Getting From/To: Auli is connected by road from Haridwar and is about 10 hours drive. Ghat is short distance from Nandprayag, which is on the Haridwar-Joshimath road.
Equipment: None for walking
This beautiful trek is very popular. The Kuari pass is also known as Curzon's trail since the British viceroy, George Curzon, attempted crossing it and loved exploring this area. Though the pass is not very high it offers excellent views of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri and other Himalayan peaks. The Nanda Devi national park and the Rishi Ganga gorge are visible from the first day itself.
Dep. Date from Dehradun
Mar: 17, 24, 31
Apr: 7, 14, 21, 28
Day 01 : DEHRADUN - AULI (2450 M) DRIVE/280 KMS/8-9 HRS
Drive to Auli via Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Overnight in pvt guesthouses.
Day 02 : AULI (2450 M) - KHULARA (3225 M) TREK/6 HRS
We start trekking towards Khulara campsite via Gorson top, tali campsite and finally the open meadow of Khulara. Overnight in tents.
Day 03 : KHULARA (2550M) - KUARI PASS (3650M) - BASE OF PANGARCHULA PEAK (3650M) TREK/6-7 HRS
We trek towards Kuari pass and then onwards to the base of Pangarchula peak. Overnight in tents.
Day 04 : BASE CAMP (3650M) - SUMMIT OF PANGARCHULA PEAK (4700M) & BACK TREK/7-8 HRS
We start at 5am. And head towards the bolder and scree dominated path leading to the top of Pangarchula. A 4 hour climb later we reach the top to commanding views of the Himalayan peaks. We start our descent by noon and reach campsite by late afternoon. Overnight in tents.
Day 05 : BASE CAMP (3650M)/KHULARA (3225M) - DHAK (2000M) - AULI TREK/3.5-5.5 HRS & DRIVE/45 MINS
Today we walk all the way down to Dhak and then drive a short while to Auli. Overnight in pvt guesthouses.
Day 06 : AULI - DEHRADUN DRIVE/280 KMS/8-9 HRS
Post breakfast drive down to Dehradun.
Comfortable Trekking Boots
Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
Specific Medication Medicine
The nights can be cold (5-0°C). Day temperatures are pleasant during the season.