Whatever you are, the Kuari Pass trek you need, whether you are a professional trekker or a novice. It is an indispensable opportunity to see some of the most prominent mountains in India – Mt Nanda Devi (25.673 feet) and Mt. Dronagiri (23.182 feet) – every year. There is an extra attraction in winter. The snow in its nearly perfect woodland. Snowflakes on the Oak leaves over the white carpeted floor of a forest lead you straight into the envy of Santa Clauses.
What’s the Kuari Pass Trek I like and don’t like
Mt Nanda Devi’s rare view
What I love about Kuari Pass is its easy access to this incredible view. From Auli to Gorson Bugyal, you see Mt. Nanda Devi. The view disappears after you cross the Bugyal Gorson.
Nanda Devi’s view is one of the key reasons I’d go on the Kuari Pass trek.
You see other large mountains, including Dronagiri Mountains, and not just Nanda Devi. Dronagiri and Nanda Devi are standing next to each other. They are all fairly similar to you, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Hathi Ghoda.
The picturesque oak forests
The second reason I like this trek is the magnificent oak forests of Kuari Pass. These forests are common in the area of Uttarakhand, but are only found on some treks, such as Roopkund, Brahmatal and Dayara Bugyal.
I like Kuari Pass’ oak forest the most compared to the others. That’s just because the oak trees are so beautifully situated on this walk. These oak forests are situated in a not-so-slope region. You’ve got a quick walk in the oak forest.
Besides the look, Kuari Pass trekking has stunning scenery, where oak woods melt into the wetlands. It’s gradual here, unlike the steep parts of the forests on Roopkund and Brahmatal. Thus, you can enjoy beauty like a flat forest walk in oak. And it’s not that long this segment. You meet it between an hour and a half and two hours on Day 3 and Day 4 of the trek.
The unforgettable walks in the meadows
The Gorson Bugyal is the next big reason for the Kuari Pass Trek. The Gorson Bugyal stretches in front of you once you reach the tree line. This isn’t Ali Bugyal like this. But after you return from the trek, the location of this bugyal remains in your mind.
On one hand, you’ve got the grand Dronagiri and Nanda Devi when you enter into Gorson Bugyal. And then, on the other hand, in front of you are these lush wildernesses.
One part of it is the lovely Gorson Bugyal. Chitrakantha is the other part. This is a 12,000-foot meadowy ridge. It’s also a treasure to walk on this ridge.
What’s nice is the beautiful meadows of Kuari Pass every season. It’s lush green when you go in early autumn. It is also particularly stunning in late autumn. And winter has a solid, white atmosphere.
The meadows and the mountain views are very impressive in all conditions, in comparison.
It’s a meadow through and through. You begin with Auli, a prairie. Gorson Bugyal, Tali forest then Chitrakantha again. Then again.
It’s an iconic route. You walk through the Lord Curzon Trail. It is an old trek to Kuari Pass.
Kuari Pass in March and April
The arrival of Spring is marked by Kuari Pass in March and April. The melt of snow, vibrant wilderness and woodland marks spring. It’s milder than the tough cold winter. Beyond the high altitudes of the climb, you can find snow. It’s also the flowers season. At this time you’ll see flowering meadows and Rhodes blooming.
Briefly speaking, spring is the best time to go for a trek, the time to see fresh blooms and the still snow to enjoy trekking in the snow.
Kuari Pass in May and June
The morning becomes bright and sunny during the summer season. During the day of May, temperatures are warm. The cold is not as hard as the other months after sunset. This change of weather marks the end of the Kuari Pass trekking season.
Summer is deep in June and occasionally you get summer temperatures. These are just the pre-showers, though. Only in July arrives Monsoon, making the trek luxuriant green.
In May and June, the walk is less busy, since many walkers prefer to walk higher. It’s also a perfect time to walk if you want to go more lonely.
This is also the time for trekking in Pangarchulla. Even Pangarchulla begins from Dhak, passes Kuari Pass and leads you up to the summit of Pangarchulla at 15,069 ft. If you’re looking for a difficult climb, then choose Pangarchulla.