Trekking in India – Kuari Pass
Expedition Type: Trekking Region: Asia Season: Year Round Duration:12 Days
Trekking in India should be high on everyone’s bucket list! This 12 day expedition including six days of trekking in the Indian Himalayas in warm weather with amazing scenery. Each day offers a new and exciting route as we pass through some beautiful hamlets, flower-filled pastures, mixed forest, waterfalls and streams.
The highlight of the trek is reaching the Kuari Pass (3840m) where we will be rewarded by an impressive panoramic view. Your eyes will be drawn to the sweeping arc created by the incredible line-up of giant peaks: Chaukhamba (7140m), Nilkantha (6597m), Kamet (7756m), Gauri Parbat (6727m), Nanda Devi (7817m), Bethartoli (6352m) and Dunagiri (7066m).
The region is one of the most culturally significant in India. We trek near the source of the Ganges which is one of the world’s most famous rivers with huge religious and cultural significance in India. You will get the opportunity to meet plenty of friendly locals and learn about the Himalayan culture and way of life.
As well as enjoying six fantastic days of trekking in India you will also have the opportunity to go white-water rafting and explore the wonderful bustling city of Delhi.
Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight to Delhi.
Day 2: In Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi. Rest for the day or go sightseeing & shopping.
Day 3: Delhi to Rishikesh (330m), 2 hrs rafting.
Morning train to Rishikesh, afternoon optional rafting on the Ganges river.
Day 4: Rishikesh to Ghat (1330m).
Drive from Rishikesh to Ghat.
Day 5: Ghat to Ghunni (2550m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Ghat to Ghunni.
Day 6: Ghunni to Sem Kharak (2400m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Ghunni to Sem Kharak.
Day 7: Sem Kharak to Pana (2450m), 5 hrs trekking.
Trek from Sem Kharak to Pana.
Day 8: Pana to Dhakwani (3341m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Pana to Dhakwani.
Day 9: Dhakwani to Kuari Pass (3840 m) to Khulara (3180 m): 5 hrs trekking.
Trek from Dhakwani over the Kuari Pass to reach Khulara.
Day 10: Khulara to Pipalkoti (1330m): 5 hrs trekking.
Trek to Tapovan and then drive to Pipalkoti.
Day 11: Pipalkoti to Delhi.
Drive to Haridwar and then catch the train to Delhi.
Day 12: Delhi to Dublin.
Fly Delhi to Dublin.
Area: 3,287,263 sq km Population: 1,210,193,422
Official Languages: Hindi & English
Religion: Hinduism 80.5%, Islam 13.4%, Christianity 2.3%, Sikhism 1.9%, Buddhism 0.8% & Jainism 0.4%
Local Time: GMT +5.30
Local Currency: Indian Rupee
Currency for Exchange: EURO, USD$ & GBP.
Where to Exchange: Most major towns – your Expedition Leader can advise you on arrival. Worn or ripped Rupee notes may prove difficult to use, so beware of this when accepting notes.
ATMs: Available in larger towns and cities.
Credit Cards: Accepted in larger outlets.
Up-to-date information concerning global exchange rates can be obtained at www.xe.com.
Temperatures vary from 10°C to 30°C during the day and -5°C to 10°C at night. It’s best to be prepared for lower temperatures due to wind chill or the weather turning bad. Usually the days are hot and the nights are cold. You should be ready for inclement weather in any case as the weather changes rather quickly, especially at high altitude. Up-to-date information on the weather can be found at www.wunderground.com.
At time of writing, Single entry visas are required by IRE, UK, AUS, NZ, USA, CAN citizens – other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate.
Please contact your local consular office for particular information regarding travel from your country. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure. Visa requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.
Vaccinations & Prophylaxis
We recommend consulting your GP or The Travel Health Clinic (www.travelhealth.ie) for the most up to date travel health advice.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.
Electric Supply & Plugs
230v, 50Hz. A variety of electrical plugs are found throughout India, so an all-around adaptor plug set is recommended. Type D is most common. Some hotels have desks and workstations which accept a variety of plug types. But no matter what type of plug, voltage in India is 230V, 50 Hz.
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