Kuari Pass – The Lord Curzon Trail

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Across the Kuari Pass – The Lord Curzon Trail

The Kuari Pass trek is also known as the Lord Curzon Trail being first achieved by Lord Curzon. After a hill station warm-up, we follow a series of wild ridges and steep wooded valleys to reach “the finest view in the Himalayas” (Frank Smythe, 1930’s explorer). From the Kuari La (3640m), a breath-taking panorama of Himalayan peaks stretch out before us, in the direction of Tibet. Beneath us, the Rishi Ganga river cleaves through the rock, as it roars down from the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, – a few miles east.

An overnight train whisks us from Delhi to the foothills of Kuari La. Here we spend time acclimatising to the altitude and local culture, before the proper trek begins. On the trail, we follow the old pre-war expedition approach to Nanda Devi, Trisul and Kamet. Inquisitive langur monkeys follow our progress, as we walk through wooded hillsides and colourful parakeets who screech overhead. We camp for two nights in a beautiful high meadow with enchanting views of Trisul.

The Ganges, the holy river of India, rises in the mountains of the Garhwal Himalaya. It is an area of steep alpine valleys and great peaks – Nanda Devi, Kamet, Trisul. In the foothills the British built their hill stations to escape from the monsoon heat of the Indian summer and from here our early mountaineers, Longstaff, Shipton, Tilman and Smythe made their great journeys and ascents. This classic route follows the historic approach made by these early expeditions to Nanda Devi and the peaks of east Garhwal.

what clients say…

“The scenery and the change in culture was amazing, The assistant guide was a great help”

Ron Davis, Across the Kuari La 2014

It is the client’s responsibility to obtain their visas before the intended date of departure.
View the detailed itinerary for more info on acquiring an Indian visa.


Route Map

In Delhi and Nainital we stay in comfortable hotels and on the journey to and from the trek we stay in simple hotels or guesthouses, all rooms with ensuite facilities. On trek we camp in two person tents, with a larger communal tent for meals.
April to June and September to November

What is included in the price?

  • Accommodation (2 Nights Delhi,1 Night Nainital, 1 Night Kasauni, 1 Night Wan 1 night Rishikesh, 9 Nights Campig)
  • Meals (All meals during treks. Hotels accommodation on Bed & Breakfast in Delhi, Nainital, Kasauni, Rishikesh)
  • Guide (English speaking Leader)
  • Transfers (All transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary)

What is not included in the price?

  • Indian Visa Charges
  • Insurances
  • Tips for the local staff

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