Kuari Pass was my first trek to the Himalayas. Naturally, I was jumping up and down in my room with excitement, until the day arrived for the trek. The beautiful Himalayas had been on my mind since I had read about them in schools.
Kuari Pass is a breathtaking pass located amidst the majestic Himalayan mountains, spread across the northern part of the beautiful state – Uttarakhand. It was popularised by one of the Governor General Trail – Lord Curzon of the pre-Independence era. Ever since this place has been drawing travelers from all across the globe. Kuari Pass trek is done mostly during winter, making it a popular winter trek in the Himalayas
The trek to Kuari Pass was to start from Haridwar, and our group reached Haridwar at night. We stayed overnight in Haridwar after catching up on a simple yet delicious dinner.
Kuari Pass Trek Day 1 – Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath
The next day began early at 5.30 in the morning. After meeting the other trekkers, our journey began. It is an entire day journey from Haridwar to Joshimath. Having lost my excitement briefly – thanks to the adverse cold weather – I had no high anticipations today and had planned to catch on my sleep until I reached. But, it was not long before that I got to know what a foolish thing that would have been! The views were so breathtaking all along that I never did once try to fall asleep. The landscape was amazingly beautiful with each passing town looking more and more brilliant.