Lord Curzon Trek

8 Days

Kuari Pass Trek Lord Curzon Trail

Lord Curzon, the British statesman, was an avid explorer with a passion for trekking in the remote and uncharted regions of the world. One of his most remarkable journeys was his trek in the Himalayas, which came to be known as the Lord Curzon Trek. This challenging route took him through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the region, presenting him with not only physical obstacles but also a deep sense of awe and wonder.

Lord Curzon Trail Trek 2023 – Auli to Ghat

Duration – 8 days Trek Rishikesh to Rishikesh – Max Altitude 3650meter

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The Lord Curzon Trek begins in the hill station of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, India, and stretches through the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. It covers a distance of roughly 55 kilometers and offers trekkers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of the mountains. The route takes trekkers through dense forests, picturesque alpine meadows, and tranquil glacial lakes, providing them with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and towering summits.

This journey not only challenges trekkers physically but also allows them to reconnect with nature and find solace in the serene surroundings. Landmarks along the route include beautiful villages and towns, ancient temples, and remote monasteries, all of which add to the cultural charm of the Lord Curzon Trek. Lord Curzon’s passion for exploration and his dedication to the journey serve as an inspiration for adventure enthusiasts to follow in his footsteps and embrace the spirit of discovery and adventure.

Lordcurzon Trek

lord curzon trail trekThe Lord Curzon Trail, located in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand in India, is a magnificent trekking route encompassing stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rich cultural experiences. Named after the British statesman Lord Curzon, who was captivated by this region’s beauty during his tenure as Viceroy of India, the trail takes adventurers through evergreen forests, picturesque meadows, and enchanting villages. Along the way, trekkers are greeted by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, and pristine lakes, immersing them in the natural wonders of the Himalayas. Moreover, the trail offers opportunities for cultural exploration, passing through remote communities that offer a glimpse into the traditions and lifestyle of the local inhabitants. Truly a paradise for trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike, the Lord Curzon Trail promises an unforgettable journey through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery India has to offer.

Lord Curzon Trek Highlights

  • Lord Curzon Trek, located in the Indian Himalayas, is a remarkable experience that combines breathtaking landscapes, cultural wonders, and an adventurous spirit.
  • This extraordinary trek showcases the magnificent beauty of the Garhwal region, capturing the essence of the snow-capped mountains, picturesque valleys, and stunning meadows.
  • As adventurers will encounter remote villages, interact with local communities, and witness their unique traditions and customs.
  • Throughout the journey, trekkers will be awed by the majestic views of peaks like Kamet, Trishul, and Nanda Devi, offering a sense of awe and humility.
  • Lord Curzon Trek is truly a pilgrimage for nature enthusiasts, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines physical challenges and serene solitude in the lap of the Himalayas.

Trek Itinerary

Drive to Nandaprayag and to Ghat and then to Chefna (the starting point of the trek). Night stay in camping. Dinner and Campfire

After Breakfast and begin the trek. It’s a nice walk next to the river followed by an ascent through coniferous and mixed forests. The walk by a wooded ridge takes us to a village called Ramni (2550m). It is a typical Garhwal village with friendly people and attractive houses with heavy slate roofs and paved alleys surrounded by fertile fields. It has a solar-powered electricity scheme. Night stay and meals in camp at Ghuni.

This is a long but rewarding day. From the campsite you climb steeply for 1,000ft/300m on a good zigzagging track to emerge on open grassy grazing meadows. Snow peaks begin to emerge above the forest to the north. The path continues up through forests of rhododendron, pines and oak with more pastures for summer grazing with shepherds huts. You may meet flocks of sheep and goats moving along the track. The highest point, reached in 2¼ hours from the camp, at 3,064m/10,053ft, is the Ramni Pass, also called Binayak Top. From here it is possible to make out the Kauri Pass, which we will cross on Day 8. From now on there may be a chance to see the multi-coloured monal pheasant but they are very shy, being hunted by the locals for the pot. You then trek gently down across more pastures and open glades, then into lovely forests of horse chestnuts and walnut trees with waterfalls. From here, the trek is a zigzag descent to Camping place. Camp overnight at Semkherk.

Day starts with a descent to the colourful village of Jhinjhi. The trail carries on down past small farms through woods to the spectacular suspension bridge at 1,840m/6,037ft across the Birehi Gorge, currently inhabited by a large number of monkeys. From here its a very steep climb back to 7,382ft/2,250m, where the track eases after a one and a half-hour ascent. From here the path is almost flat passing through fine rhododendron forest with long-tailed magpies flitting about. There are many streams and waterfalls as the route contours round many deep ravines. If you look down to the deep gorge below you can see the landslide and the Gauna Lake, which burst and flood the whole of the Ganga Valley down to Rishikesh in 1898. After going round the head of a horseshoe valley you reach two lovely rivers cascading down under the path. From here there is a short climb to a spot called Kaliaghat, which is a good campsite near the village of Pana. Camp overnight.

This is another long, but spectacular day. The route traverses above the village and then starts a steep climb up into a rhododendron forest with many zigzags. It is a broad, well made track and after a number of small summits a Col is reached at 9,842ft/3,000m. The path now descends gently, traversing along the valley to open meadows with views across to the Kuari Pass. The track then traverses down around the side of the valley, across several streams, before it plunges down a very steep and loose section, much of which has been washed away by the monsoons - an awkward and loose descent. At the bottom, you will see that the river has cut through a deep rocky, dramatic gorge to your right. This is wild country and there are no settlements where blue sheep and the Himalayan black bear are said to be roaming here. From the river, it is a very steep climb of about 3,000 feet (900 m) with a small break about half the way up to cross a large stream. A final climb brings you above the tree-line to the campsite on the large pastures where sheep and goats graze in summer, with the Kauri Pass towering above. Camp overnight.

It is a short day today so that we can take lots of breaks on the pass to enjoy the spectacular views. We aim to cross the pass so that you will have the benefit of the clear early morning the following day. The climb up to the pass is made on a zigzag track to the top. We still have little more to walk and gain height. Highest point the trail is 4000m which is half an walk from the pass towards Tali. Here we await the spectacular views of the morning. After seeing the view and spending little time at the top, we walk down to our camp which across the small stream. Camp overnight.

Most of summer treks finish in Auli and early summer/early winter treks finish in Tapovan because of the icy conditions on the trail to Auli. It is a 3-4-hr walk to either place. It is a gradual descent to Auli down through woods and pastures and we meet our car waiting for us at Auli to drive us to Joshimath which, although having none of the elegance of its sister hill resorts, does have a charm and beauty of its own. It is the site where the famous Adiguru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment before beginning his campaign for the unification of India and the revitalization of Hinduism. There is a temple here called the Na Singh where the statue of Na Singh involves a legend that when the arm of the idol finally breaks, the road to Badrinath will be blocked. The arm gets smaller every year! It is the centre of the Indian ski scene, and the cable car up to the resort of Auli starts in the middle of Joshimath. Overnight in the Hotel.

Breakfast and drive to Rishikesh. Drive 8/9hours.

Trip ge end here.

List of Items and Preparation of Lordcurzon Trek

– A complete medical check-up prior to start trekking.
– Toning up of the body and acclimatization should be strictly observed.
– Patients of asthma and diabetes should restrict their climb up to 3000 meters above sea level.
– In case of any severe sickness, provide first aid and then make arrangements to bring the patient to lower area and to hospital.
– rotect the body from changing weathers.
– Use well broken comfortable walking shoes.
– Collect maximum information about the trek.
– Keep all the equipment and food stuff in order.
– Camp site should be preferably near the source of drinking water.
– Do not camp under trees.
– Pitch the tent on an inclined surface and dig a small trench around.
– Set off for trek early in the morning, fording a stream will be easier at that time.
– After finishing cooking or after packing up the kitchen, extinguish fire completely, especially while camping in forests.
– Clean the camp site before setting off and dispose off wastes and litter to protect the natural beauty of the area.
– Check the first aid kit before starting off.
– Keep a handsome amount of medicines to be distributed in local people.
– Appoint a tour leader of group.

Trekking Equipments :
The following list only mentions the essential elements. You have to prepare a list of clothes and small personal articles you will need during the trek.

– A small backpack. About 40 l. It will contain all what you need during a trekking day and carried by you.
– A kit-bag with padlock or a big backpack. It will contain the 12 kg personal belongings, which will be carried by porters. We advise you to protect the inside of the kit-bag with a plastic bag.
– A a good sleeping bag.
– A a walking stick optional.
– A frontal lamp or an electric torch.
– A foam mattress is provided, but if you have a self-inflating mattress, we advise you to bring it.
– Hiking shoes.
– A sweater
– A fleece jacket
– A a waterproof jacket preferably Gore-Tex
– Good trousers
– Waterproof trousers preferably Gore-Tex
– Gloves and cap
– Sunglasses
– Sun cream
– A water bottle

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