The Kauri pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal mountains. The trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests. The Gohna Tal lake is a special attraction on the route. The close range view of Mt. Nanda Devi along with numerous other peaks is the reward that awaits the trekker a top the Kunwari pass.\''
Location: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration of The Trek: 12 days
Haridwar & Rishikesh: The two holy towns of the Hindu's - centres of ' Vedic' learning and Yoga & Meditation. Badrinath: One of the Four 'Dhams' (pilgrim centres) of Garhwal, Badrinath is the most important. Auli: A popular winter Ski resort, Auli offers spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh : (220/6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Rishikesh takes about 6 hrs. Rishikesh is one of the best located pilgrimage centres along the Ganges. Arrive & check into the hotel. Evening, visit the holy town and attend the evening aarti (Hindu worship) ceremony at riveni Ghat on the Ganges. You can also visit the Lakshman Jhula Temple. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Rishikesh – Joshimath (245kms/8-9 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Auli (2750m) via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Auli by evening. Upon arrival at Auli check in to Tourist Rest house. Dinner and overnight stay at TRH.
Day 03: Joshimath - Auli (14kms Drive and 2hrs Trek to Gurson Buygol
After leisurely breakfast a short drive of 14kms to Auli, from hear you will have your first views of the mountain goddess-Nanda Devi, meet trekking crew and porters and begin our 2hrs trek a gradual ascent through vast meadow to Gurson Buygal (Meadow) camp near the small temple. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Gurson Buygol - Chitrakantha (3310 mts/10857 ft) 15 kms/6-7 hrs
Early in the morning one can see the magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak. After breakfast we will start our trek from Auli. Enroute we will cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson and from here we can see the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 05: Chitrakantha - Kuaripass (3640 mts/11940 ft) Dakhwani (3300 mts/10824 ft) 14 kms/5 hrs
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Dakhwani via the Lord Curzon trail Kuaripass. The route is full of thrill. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 06: Dakhwani - Pana (2450 mts/8036 ft) 14 kms/5-6 hrs
In the morning after breakfast trek to Pana. Enroute we will find lush green meadows, water falls, snow clapped mountains and much more. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 07: Pana Village - Jhangi Rani (3/4hrs).
Easy start and trek on the main trail taking us to Jhangi, crossing the bridge take lower trail ( main), trekking through the woods we will be greet by Himalayan Languor's, today walks is easy descents and ascents until we cross the suspension bridge over Brithi Ganga River and the gradual up of about 200mts to our campsite above Jhangi Village, looking back we can have fine views of our days trek. Afternoon visit to the village, meets villagers, see nice garhwali houses. Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Jhangi Rani to Guni (7hrs).
We will continue trekking up through the forest for 450 metres to Brithi Ganga and the Nandakni valleys. The alpine flora is super through out the trek. Camp at Guni.
Day09: Guni- Chepna / nandprayag
Today after breakfast we trek on through the forested ridge and then decent through the mixed forest crossing nandakani river over a bridge to Chepna road head. Arrive Chepna and drive about Two hour on a rough road to Nandprayag for overnight in Tents just across the Alaknanda River. Today people can enjoy a nice dip in the river. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Nand Prayag to Shiv Puri ( about 5/6hrs drive).
After breakfast drive along the mighty river Alaknanda and then from Dev Prayag along the Ganges to our Deluxe Rafting camp on the Beach near Shiv Puri. Overnight on lovely sandy beach, afternoon swim.
Day 11: Shiv-Puri to Rishikesh (Rafting for about 3/4hrs).
After breakfast we set out for our rafting on the Ganges, a fantastic finish to the Spectacular trek in the lest spoilt corner of the Himalaya, to Rishikesh for overnight in Hotel. Evening experience aarti ceremony (offering of Fire to the water) on the Ganges. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Rishikesh – Delhi (220 kms)
Drive to Delhi and drop at airport.