Indulge in a Wide Variety of Beautiful Scenery: The Kuari Pass Trek, or “Lord Curzon Trail,” is renowned for its abundance of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. You’ll get views of mountains like Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri as you go through forested areas, quaint towns, and open meadows. Everywhere you look on the trail, you’ll get a different perspective of the Himalayas.
Typically, hikers set out from Joshimath, and make their way through the beautiful landscape of Auli to begin their journey. The hikers’ path rises slowly while passing through beautiful groves of rhododendron and open fields. Crossing the Kuari Pass at an altitude of around 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level, trekkers are treated to a beautiful view of the surrounding peaks.
Undoubtedly, the most exciting part of the hike is the ascent to Kuari Pass. At the pass, hikers may take in panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, explore huge stretches of untracked snow, and feel a true feeling of achievement. Seeing the snowy peaks and the natural splendor of the area from this pass is an unforgettable experience.
The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its vast biodiversity and diverse ecosystems, and the Kuari Pass Trek brings hikers through this remarkable area. Animals such as the Himalayan monal and the blue sheep are just a few of the plants and animals that may be seen during a trek.
In the villages and towns along the trail, travelers may meet friendly locals and feel the genuine warmth of Garhwali hospitality. A glimpse into the local culture may be found in the villages of Joshimath, Auli, and others like them.
To get the most out of your trip, plan to hike the Kuari Pass during the months of April and June, or September and November. During these times, the weather is mild and the paths are open. Springtime ushers in flowering plants and verdant scenery, while fall allows your view of foliage’s dramatic transformation.
The Kuari Pass Trek is a photographer's and adventurers’ dream come true. With its gorgeous scenery, snowy landscapes, and dramatic light, the area is ideal for capturing unforgettable images.
The journey is named after the British Viceroy Lord Curzon, who was instrumental in promoting the route and leaving his mark on it. Lord Curzon was so taken by the area’s natural splendor that he decided to go along this path, furthering the journey’s place in history.