Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destionations: Delhi - Haridwar - Joshimath - Auli – Gorson Top - Khulara - Kuari Pass - Dharansi Pass - Dhakvani - Hitoli Sinyartoli – Jhanjipani - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh.
In 1905 this trek was first visited by the then viceroy general of India Lord Curzon. Since then it has come to be known as Curzon's trail. It is very popular trek amongst all including European and American travelers, but most of them travel during the summer season of april to June. October is just the right time to do this trek as after the monsoon its lush green meadows and high Himalayan views are simply breathtaking and beyond descriptions. Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass from Ghat via Ramni. Today many trekkers also prefer to undertake the trek in the reverse direction. They climb the ridge above Tapovan, and reach Gailgarh, where the trail coming from Gorson meets.
One can also reach Kuari Pass from Auli Bugyal through Gorson Top. The main attraction of Curzon's Trail is the majestic view of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi along with Kamet, Dronagiri, and Hathi- Ghodi Parvat. Along the trek we will pass through pristine Rhododenron, Oak and Deodar forests. Rare Himalayan flora and fauna are found aplenty on the trail. At Tapovan there is a massive sulphur spring. The waters of the spring are said to have excellent medicinal properties.
Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board train to Haridwar. On arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit Chandi Devi temple by cable car and then visit the Temples of Daksha Mahadev and Mercury Shivlingam. Later spend some time relaxing at the health Spa in the hotel and then in the evening attend Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri which is a daily ritual in which the river is worshiped with thousands of lamps Floating in the leaf boats at the time of sun set. Simply a spectacle in itself. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After early breakfast leave for Joshimath. Enroute stop at Devprayag to witness the confluence of holy rivers Alaknanda & Bhagirathi to form holy river Ganga. Stop for lunch in Srinagar. Reach Joshimath in the evening. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast visit Adi Guru Shankracharya temple and witness Amar Kalp Vriksha (a tree which never dies and under which if someone asks for anything it is fulfilled) where he meditated for years. After lunch go up by cableway to Auli. Move on to Gorson Top (trek 3 kms) to camp for overnight. Today is the first day at high altitude in lush green surroundings of deodar and Rhododendron Forest. Now on we will get grand Himalayan Views of peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet (all 7000 mts plus) and Hathi Parvat, Trishul etc. Overnight in camp.
After breakfast wind up camp and leave for Tali which is another high altitude meadow. The trek all along the ridge on this day and magnificent high Himalayan views are the highlight of the day. On arrival camp overnight.
Once again a great day on the trek to take you to the base of Kuari Pass at Khulara. Camp overnight.
Morning after breakfast start trekking (5 km) to cross Kuari Pass (4268 Mt). From the Pass you can have a breathtaking view of Nanda Devi and other numerous peaks. Proceed on to reach Dhakvani 5 kms on the other side of the pass. Overnight stay in tents on the other side of the pass.
Morning after early breakfast start trekking (10 km) to reach Sinyartoli (2486 Mt) and stay overnight in camp.
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Jhanjipani (2015 Mt) by covering approx 12 kms. Overnight stay in tents.
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Ramni ( 1982 mts ) via Semikharak by covering approx 13 kms. Overnight stay in tents.
After breakfast trekking to reach Ghat (1900 Mt) by covering approx 10 kms. Arrive and transfer to Nandprayag and onto Rudraprayag to check in tourist rest house / Hotel. overnight stay in tents.
Morning after early breakfast drive for Rishikesh. On arrival have lunch and drive on to Haridwar. Visit Hari Ki Pauri ( which is also the most sacred place on River Ganges for all Hindus. Take the evening train at 6.00 pm for Delhi ( Shatabdi Express ).