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The Guide to Kuari Pass Trek in Garhwal Region

by Geetika Gautam

This winter the Kuari Pass trek is a perfect choice to explore and trek through the snow laden peaks of Uttarakhand. This journey up to the pass will be a challenging one. But it will also offer breathtaking views of ravines and valleys which are only available in winter. The access to villages from the Uttarakhand Doon Valley across all seasons. This is why it makes this trek as well as a perfect break for city dwellers who want an escape from their daily routine. The 8-day trek from Uttarkashi to Gaurikund passes through the Panchachuli, Pindari and Sashankar’s Passes. After traversing the Sashankar’s Pass, the trekker can choose to go either way (Sutlej valley or Garhwal valley).

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Routes to Reach Kuari Pass Trek 

Interested in trekking to kuari pass but not sure on the best route to take? During your journey, you might have come across information about mountain passes, travel time, and different paths. But what is the best one to choose? Let’s find out!

Since there are different routes available, what should you look for when deciding which path to take? Some of them include:

  • The distance between your destination and the start point.
  • The difficulty of the trail.
  • The travel time.

In this article, we share details on all the four routes to reach kuari pass in Uttarakhand. These routes are based on the different time and distance needed to reach the pass. Also, we provide details about which route to take if you want to travel in a group or solo.

To reach kuari pass trek, you will have to cover a total distance of 24 Kilometres from the starting point of Ukhimath station.

Here is a detailed list of distances on each route:

Route 1: Distance: 5 km

The distance between Ukhimath station to Sabalghat is 5 km. This route is suitable if you want to travel solo or with a group of four people.

Route 2: Distance: 10 km

This trek is perfect for a group that ranges from three to six people. If you are travelling alone, do not consider this journey as the distance between Sabalghat and Kurmukh is 10 km.

Route 3: Distance: 12 kms

This route will take 12 km from Kurmukh to Kuari Pass. If you want to travel with a group of four people, do not consider this route as there is no accommodation available at Kurmukh.

Route 4: Distance: 20 km

This is the best route to take if you are travelling in a group of three to five people and prefer staying in one place. If you are travelling solo, the distance between Kuari pass and Ukhimath will be 20 kilometers.

If you are planning to travel in a group, you should go for routes 1 or 4. Both these routes have a distance of 15 kilometers. Do not consider route 2 as there is no accommodation available at Kurmukh. Route 3 is not recommended and it is better to avoid it if travelling in a group of six persons.

More Details About Kuari Pass Trek in Uttarakhand

If you are one of those people who love to explore and discover unexplored places, then you should know that Kuari Pass trek is one of the best treks in Uttarakhand. For most people, this was not even a place where they had heard about. But for the last couple of years, Kuari Pass trek has made its way into the top 10 lists of most popular treks in Uttarakhand. Because it offers some spectacular views and breath-taking moments for travellers. Many people often ask us and our teams about the importance of this trek and what makes it different from other treks in Uttarakhand. So, in order to answer your queries, we have decided to discuss snippets of information about Kuari Pass Trek, which you can use as a guide.

What Are The Reasons Why You Should Visit Kuari Pass?

The most popular places for staying in the Kuari Pass trek are Lohachaur, Gaderi and Dhakuri. All these places offer good locations, excellent mountain views and basics. But comfortable accommodation facilities like food, bathrooms etc. Other than this, if you want to stay at a place with attached rooms then we recommend staying at Lohachaur or Dhakuri. You can also rent jeeps and stay at a place like BhimTal or Ghat.


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