(1)It is very risky to walk alone in these dense
jungles. So always walk in group as I have seen active
wild life .
(2) It is better to take porter(s),they serve as guide
also and are good source of information about tribal
culture and life.
(3)Do not stay at pass area for long time.Unpredictable
change in weather has resulted many casualties of trekkers
HISTORY:- Kuari pass trek came in existence
when Lord Curzon visited this area .It is well laid
trek,created by then enslave indian for their mountain
lover "ruler". It goes through one of the dense jungles
of famous Gharwal Himalayas.
Reaching Ghat now is very easy and comfortable. Jeeps
and buses are available from Nand Prayag which is enroute
to Badrinath-Hemkund national highway. After reaching
Ghat, and after being refused by forest rest house(better
get booked in advance ), stay for a night in school
buildingis best option. Do not litter. If you want to
arrange for oprters..ask same Tea shop wala...or inquire
the only house adjacent to school building. If Gabbar
Singh is at home..take him. He is good.
(1) Start early, as soon as possible, as direct sun
creates lot of heat and moisture which ultimately effects
your very first day in Gharwal Himalayas. As soon as
pine jungle starts..it is cool and comfortable. Scented
air and shelter from Sun makes a trekker "all happy".
You can prepare breakfast or lunch where ever you find
running source of water ,which are in plenty. Trek is
well laid and an average pace will take 4 hrs. to reach
Ravani. You have to cross whole village...go bit high
and there is a ruined building...yes, don't stay there
as it is packed with animal waste...pitch your tent
in open gound.
It is hight gaining day. But trek goes though dense
jungle, heavy scented air, thick growth of trees and
bushes. Darkness and original jungle sounds creates
enough "scene" for a memory. It is untouched nature
but do not walk alone...active wild life !! For an average
pace,it is 4-5 hrs. walk.
Again it is dense jungle but near Pana,you will slowly
slowly come out of it. Type of growth also changes..and
one finds himself walking in bushes.Very soon,open ridge
comes and well laid trek goes down to traverse for Pana.
Pana is a tribal village with typical old fashioned
people. Few people are serving in Indian army and they
are are source of info from outer world. I saw
colorful spring festival which generates lot of energy
in performer and viwer...It could take 5 Hrs to reach
Trek rise upward as son as you leave Pana..zig-zag take
you on top of the mountain and then it is sheer down.
Cross a stream and again zig-zag ascending. It is steep
hight gain.Ultimately it ends up in foot of the pass.
A moderate level of scree slope...if you are new to
trekking then take your time in ascending. Sudden change
of altitude can create some chest pain/dizziness/upset
stomach/weakness.....on a clear sunny day,one can see
BandurPunch ,Nanda Devi (East),and sometimes Nand kot
also. DO NOT STAY FOR LONG TIME. Just at other
side of the the pass,there is plenty of place to pitch
tent but better walk for two hrs. more..in the main
time you will see caves...DO NOT TRY TO GO INSIDE .
As soon as jungle strats...there is pasture with lot
of clean water...pitch your tent.This is Domabita.
Domabita can be accessed through Auli also. Where it
is very easy to reach it also very refreshing as you
will not see much of any human beings arround you. Depends
on, how remote you wish to pitch your tent..BUT it;s
one of the few peaceful and very relaxing camping place.
From Kuari pass...it is gradual climb and then some
descending which takes you to straight ...slopes of
Auli. It is India's famous ski resort. Cemented stairs
will take you st. down to Joshimath. Catch
a bus for Haridwaar-you are in "civilized world".