Trek to Kuari Pass
If you’re looking for an easy trail to start your Himalayan journey, look no further, Kuari Pass is the just the right trek for you. This easy to moderate trail was discovered back in early 1900s by the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. The trail then got named after the keen trekker and has been called the Lord Curzon trail ever since. Located at an altitude of 13,989 ft (4,264 m), this trail is blazing with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, mystical forests and breathtakingly gorgeous meadows.
Situated in the heart of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, this trail offers a diverse terrain that is perfect for a beginner to explore the Himalayas and fall in love with it.
The winters are a great way to explore the Garhwal region when it is drenched entirely in snow. The forests would be making way to the autumn and the meadows would be carpeted in snow. For a first-timer, this is a brilliant opportunity to trek through the thrilling terrains of the Himalayas. If you’ve trekked to the Himalayas before, this trek will surely be an epic snow adventure waiting to happen.
All through the trail, you get to trek through the mystical and ancient forests adorned with Oak and Rhododendron trees. The forests are a perfect treat for photography lovers with tall trees touching the sky, the rays of the sun making its way through the canopy to the ground and a trail with a clearing leading to a magical meadow.
The trail to Kuari Pass goes through Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The entire trek route gives you a good close up view of the revered Mt. Nanda Devi along with other peaks such as Mt. Chaukamba, Mt. Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghoda Parvat, and Trishul Parvat. All of this makes this trek a perfect escapade from the monotony of daily life. The landscapes will surely make you fall in love with photography.
Picture Perfect Campsites
Ever imagined what it would feel like to wake up with a view of the snow-capped mountains? This trek is all about picture-perfect campsites and great camping experiences. Cozy up in your camps with blankets or brave the snow and chat the night away in front of a bonfire, make new friendships and be a true nature’s nomad. When you camp in the Himalayas, you’ll get to experience what a nomadic life feels like. Making this wild enough for an unforgettable experience.
Travel via the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas. Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, and Vishnuprayag in the ascending flow sequence of their occurrence.
Devprayag is the confluence of the two holy rivers, the Bhagirathi - the chief stream of the Ganges and the Alaknanda. It is the first Prayag on the way to Badrinath. Beyond this confluence, the river is known as the Ganges.
Rudra Prayag is the confluence where the river Alaknanda meets the Mandakini River. The confluence is named after god Shiva, who is also known as Rudra.
Karn Prayag is the location where Alaknanda River is joined by the Pindar River that originates from the Pindar glacier, below the Nanda Devi Mountain range.
Nandaprayag is the confluence where the Mandakini River joins the main Alaknanda River.
Vishnuprayag - The Alaknanda River, which originates from Satopanth glacier is joined by the Dhauli Ganga River near Joshimath (on Joshimath - Badrinath route). Alaknanda flows in front of the Badrinath temple, one of the most revered Hindu shrines.
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