Auli - Kuari Pass - Tapovan Trek

"Standing at the Kauri- Pass facing north, the vision sweeps from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath in the west -the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkhantha, Kamet, gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli, Dunagiri- all arranged in a stupendous arc--- Southwards the foothills stretch wave upon on to dim haze of the distant plains". Lord Curzon went upto the Kauri-Pass in 1905 and hence the trek is named after him as Curzon Road.  One can approach the pass from Tapovan via Khulara, or Joshimath via Auli, Gorson,Chitrakhantha,or Joshimath via Mrig, Tugasi, Khulara.

All the above treks meet at Gailgarh, only 5 kms north of Kauri-Pass(Khal). From the south the pass can be reached from Ghat via Ramni but it is longer than the other three of which Tapovan route is the shortest (21 kms). Auli and Gorson bugyals are charming meadows and the nature lovers prefer to use this route for outward trek and the return by Tapovan route. The Ghat route is rich in exotic flora and fauna besides primitive jungles with associated hazards. The beautiful range of Delisera is only a day's trek from the Kauri-Pass. On the far side of it is the Nandadevi sanctuary. Snow on the range is visible till August when it melts entirely and await the next winter.

General Information

Location: Garhwal Himalaya
Type: Moderate
Altitude: 4265 mts.
Best Season: April & October
Duration: 08 Days
Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Rishikesh - Nandprayag
After breakfast 191 kms. drive to Nandprayag with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in TRH or Hotel Nandprayag.
Day 2 Nandprayag - Ramini
20 kms. Drive to Ghat and 10 kms. Trek to Ramni with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 3 Ramni - Jhenjipatni
After breakfast 13 kms. trek to Jhenjipatni with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 4 Jhenjipatni - Sinyartoli
12 kms. trek to Sinyartoli with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 5 Sinysrtolu - Dhakwani
10 kms. trek to Dhakwani with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 6 Dhakwani - Tall
12 kms. trek to Tall via Kauri pass with pack lunch. Dinner and over night in tents.
Day 7 Tall - Auli
14 kms. trek to Auli with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in TRH Auli.
Day 8 Auli - Rishikesh
272 kms. drive to Rishikesh. Lunch en route. Arrival Rishikesh. Departure to Delhi by night train.
Required Trekking Gear
* Trekking Shoes.
* Warm Clothes including Inner, Pullover, Jackets and Cap.
* Trousers, Shorts and T-Shirts, Cotton Socks.
* Wind and Rain Suit.
* Personal First Aid Kit & Personal toiletries.
* Backpacks for Clothes, water bottle, Torch & Camera

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