ROOPKUND AND KUARI PASS TREK (CURZON’S TRAIL)

Roop Kund the mystery lake having human skeletons & Kuari pass Popularly known as Curzon’s trail after Lord Curzon’s trek to this region in 1905, this trek still remains amongst the most popular in Garhwal. We pass through dense forests of oak, pine, rhododendron, deodar and bugyals – wide open meadows with flowers which are typical of this region. Enroute, we also get to see the high snow clad Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Kedarnath, Kamet, and Chaukhamba being among a few and of course the famous Nanda Devi is viewed clearly from a point below Kuari pass and Auli. On this journey you get to see a variety of India – travelling by train to the hill stations, driving through picturesque countryside, trekking through villages and pastures, meeting with simple villagers and finally ending at the religious site of Rishikesh – a truly colorful experience of Northern India.

Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 16 Nights & 17 Days / 4 Nights Hotel, 11 Nights Camping, 1night train journey, 10 Days Trekking
Best Time: April may, June & Sept, October

Highlights:
Roop kund, the mystery lake having human skeletons & bones dating back to a 14th century disaster
Stunning views of some of the famous Himalayan giant peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaukhamba & Trishul from Kuari pass and around Hill station of Kausani and Auli
Expansive meadows and panoramic views of the Himalaya
Trekking through villages
Views of Nanda Devi
Rishikesh and River Ganges