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YOGA RETREAT ON KUARI PASS TREK Featured

Himalayas has been a center of Yogic practices since time immemorial. The great sages, saints and Yogis chose Himalayas to learn and master the art of Yoga and meditation. The awe-inspiring nature’s beauty and serenity provides an automatic source of inspiration for yoga and meditation practices here. Join our yoga trek on the famous Kauri Pass trail and get connected to the mother nature, breathe in fresh air with magical Himalayan Views. On the retreat we have combined  yoga programs such as asanas, pranayams, meditation along with trekking and camping to help you reach a state of being when you are just your true self.

Area: Garhwal Himalayas

Duration:   05 Night / 06 Days

Best Season: September – April

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude:  3890 mts

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation in the Himalayas
  • 360 ° View of Stunning Himalayan peaks
  • Best Camping Experience
  • Lush green meadow of Gorson Bugyal
  • Auli Ski Resort
  • Scenic trekking trails

DETAILED ITINERARY

  • In the morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Later check out the hotel stat driving through the winding Himalayan roads to reach Joshimath. On the way stop at Devprayag to see the confluence of holy rivers Alaknanda & Bhagirathi to form Ganga. You will be driving through the narrow streets of quaint towns of Garhwal Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Karanprayag. Arrive Joshimath in the evening and check in at hotel.Dinner & Overnight: Hotel

Early morning, wake up with a hot cup of herbal tea. Later enjoy breakfast and get ready for the first day of the trek to Kuari Pass. You start with a short drive to reach Dhak village (12 Km/ 1 Hrs.

trek starts from Dhak Village to Guilng Top Campsite which will be the destination for today.

The trail is a mix of gradual and steep ascent and a delightful experience as you walk through several villages, beautiful forest of Oak and rhododendron and you will witness the mesmerizing views of mighty Himalayan peaks such as Dronagiri, Chaukhamba peak, Hathi Ghori and some other. We will reach Guling top by passing through open meadows and oak forests.

Upon arrival we will pitch the tents and get our campsite ready for our overnight stay. Enjoy hot cup of tea / coffee while enjoying the best views of Himalayas.

 

Dinner & Overnight: Camps

Your day will start by a wake up in the morning with a hot cup of pure herbal tea. You will then follow your the instruction of your yoga instructor, who will be guiding you through the important practices of meditation, yoga and pranayama.

After Yoga session enjoy the breakfast prepared by trekking chefs and get ready for today’s trek to reach Tali Forest Camp site. It’s a delightful walk through serene beauty of the hills and the trail comprises of dense mountain forests rhododendrons, silver birch, and spruce. The magnificent alpine meadows will fill your heart with joy. We cover a total distance of 06 km to reach the Tali forest Campsite.

The awe inspiring views of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, and Chang bang will make you wonder about your existence.

Upon arrival at the campsite tents will be pitched, evening snack and tea will be served as you create memories that will last for a lifetime. Retire to your tents after a hearty dinner and re-energize yourself for the day to come.

Dinner & Overnight: Camps

Early morning wake up with a hot cup of herbal tea. Later proceed for a guided meditation session followed by Yoga and Pranayama. Post yoga session enjoy the breakfast and get ready to visit the main highlight of the trek i.e – Kuari Pass.

First 3.5 km trek is a moderate ascent up to the Khulara top. We then traverse on a broken bridge over a stream (remain frozen at the heights of winter), followed by a short ridge climb to the high pass.

Take plenty of break as you go higher and catch your breath. You can afford to have a long break at Jhandi Dhar

The main attraction of this trip is the magnificent view of Garhwal Himalayan peaks, unveiling—Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, NeelKantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Changabang, Nanda Devi and Nanda Ghunti.

Take pictures, record videos and make reels as the mountain views from Kuari Pass is just incredible and incomparable.

We then return back to our Tali Forest Campsite for the overnight stay.

Overnight: Camps.

Morning a session of Yoga, meditation and Pranayama. Later enjoy hot breakfast and get ready for the last day of trekking to reach the Auli – also known as Ski Capital of India.

The walk through the high alpine meadow with Jaw dropping views scenic mountain ranges all along the route from Tali forest Campsite to the Auli Ski resort is the most amazing walk you will ever have.

Exploring the beautifully snow patched rolling valleys of Gorson Bugyal, we will come down to Auli through a sweetly enjoyable journey.

Upon reaching Auli, you can take a cable-car ride on direct payment basis to reach Joshimath, or our cars will be ready to take you down to our next stop at Rudraprayag.

Arrive & Check in at Hotel

Dinner & Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast drive to the spiritual capital of the world – Rishikesh.

 

End of Our Himalayan journey.

  1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  7. Daily Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama Practice with Qualified Yoga master.
  8. Transport from Rishikesh to Joshimath & return (According to itinerary)
  9. Mules to carry the central camping equipment & personal baggage of 12 Kg each.

Exclusions:-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

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FAQ

Q – Where is Kuari Pass situated?

Kuari Pass is located near the famous ski resort of Auli, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Q – From where the Trek to Kuari Pass Starts?

The Kuari Pass trek starts from the famous Joshimath town, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Q – What is the best time to go for Kuari Pass trek?

The best season to visit Kuari pass is from April – June & September – November.

Q – What is the height of Kuari Pass?

The height of Kuari Pass Trek is 3890 Meter.

Q – How long will be trek each day?

The trek will last for a total of 4 days, and each day, the number of hours you spend trekking will range anywhere from 3-4 hours to 5 -6  hours.

Q – How difficult is the Kuari Pass trek?

Kuari Pass trek is an easy to moderate one and hence anyone without prior experience can also take part in this trek.

Q – What is the level of fitness expected from the participants? Is there a minimum age?

A nominal level of fitness is however mandatory to cover the whole distance. You are required to be physically as well as mentally fit to complete the whole trek.

Q – What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?

Please check the below list you are expected to carry from your side.

Carry trek pants

shirts or T-shirts

windproof jackets

warm and thick fleece

woolen sweater

thermal innerwear

socks, scarfs

woolen gloves

Comfortable trekking shoes

lightweight floater or sandals

raincoat

water bottle

caps and hats

sunglasses

torch

medicines

personal toiletries

comfortable

backpack bag

waterproof covers or bags

Q- Will there be snow on this trek?

December to April is the winter season when the entire region near Kuari Pass will be covered by thick snow cover. The cold climate will be making the trek somewhat challenging at some points. In April, the snow cover will be at the campsites or may be at the pass only and these are varying each year according to the snowfall.

Q – I’m a first-timer, should I go for Kuari Pass Trek?

Kuari Pass Trek is situated in Garhwal Himalayas and this route will pave the way for exploring the gigantic Himalayas in a splendid manner. It is a easy to moderate level trek and as a first time trekker you can definitely go on this trek.

Q – Will there be porters to carry my luggage?

Yes one luggage bag (less than 12 Kg) from each participant will be carried by the ponies. Your day sack and pack lunch will be carried by you.

Q – Can I have liquor or smoke while we’re on the trek?

As we are trekking, control is much obvious here. One should have a sound mindset to make through the difficult forest phase and there would be blind curves while in the trek. Making use of smoke and alcohol will seriously damage the overall function of the body to lose control and you may face some serious consequences.

So, while you are in the Kuari Pass Trek, smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Q-  What kind of food and drinking water will be provided on the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

We will provide boiled water for drinking at the campsite. You are requested to keep water bottles with you as suggest in the list of equipment. You will be provided boiled drinking water every morning and evening at the campsite.

Q – What type of shoes should I carry for this Trek?

Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you start your holiday.

Q – What kind of transport will be provided for transfer to & from Base camp?

Transport option will depend on the group size. For a group size of 06 People Tata Sumo / Bolero will be provided and for a group size over 06 Pax – we provide Tempo Traveller.

Q – What about the Breakfast, lunch and Dinner on the trek?

We always have a dedicated kitchen team (Cook, kitchen assistant, utility boys) that prepare fresh Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for us.

We provide Hot Breakfast & Dinner at the campsites. While during the day time, we will be trekking and will give you Packed lunch.

Q – What will be the Packed lunch like?

Generally, the Packed lunch have the following items.

1 – One Chocolate bar

2 – One Juice Cane

3 – Some cookies

4 – One boiled potato / boiled egg

5 –  Fruit (Banana, Apple, orange etc.)

6 – Aloo parantha or Chapati with Vegatable or Sandwich or Poori -Bhaji etc.

 

 Q – What about the yoga classes on the trek. How many classes are we going to have and when?

You will have a dedicated yoga teacher with you throughout the journey. During the transit to & from the base camp, you will not have yoga classes. But during the trek, we have planned for morning and evening yoga classes daily. However, if the trekking day is long, we may have only one yoga class.

 Q – Can we bring suitcases or trolleys on the trek?

Suitcases and trolley bags are not suitable and comfortable to carry by mules/horses or by porters. Therefore, you are requested to avoid bringing suitcases and trolley bags on the trek. We suggest you bring duffel bags or Rucksacks for your trekking trip in the Himalayas because they are easy to load and carry by mules/ horses and porters.

Q – Do we have to carry our own luggage or will you provide us horses or porters to carry luggage?

Our porters or horses will carry your luggage bag (should not weigh more than 12 kg) whereas you will have to carry a day sack / backpack (40 – 60 liters) that will have your stuff you will use during the day.