Photographer's Note

The trek to Kuari Pass is part of Lord Curzon's trail. A well laid out trek, it goes through dense jungles of Garhwal Himalayas which continue right upto the treeline. The views from the top of Kuari Pass are some of the best in the Himalayas.
Standing at the Kuari Pass facing north, one can see from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath in the west - the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Kamet, Ghori Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandaghunti, Bethartoli, Dunagiri - all arranged in a stupendous arc.
From the North, one can approach the Pass from Tapovan via Khulara, or Joshimath via Auli, or Joshimath via Mrig, Tugasi, Khulara. All the above three treks meet at Gailgarh, only 5 kms. north of Kuari Pass. Of these the Tapovan route is the shortest (21 kms.). Auli and Gorson Bugyals are beautiful meadows and the nature - lovers prefer to use this route for outward trek and return by Tapovan route. From the south the Pass can be reached from Ghat via Ramni but is longer than the other three ( 80 kms approx ).This route is favourite with trekkers. The entire area is rich in exotic flora and fauna besides primitive jungles with associated hazards.
The beautiful range of Delisera is only a day’s trek from the Kuari Pass. It presents a spectacular sight. On the far side of it is the Nandadevi Sanctuary. Snow on the range is visible till about August when it melts entirely and await the next winter.
We started our trek from Chefna – which is an hours drive from Ghat. The trek starts from bridge on the river Nandakini.
This photograph was shot from Dakwani (12000 ft.), which is just across the Kuari Pass.

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  • Copyright: Somak Gupta (somak_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 4 N: 48] (497)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-06-10
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/4, 1/1000 secondi
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-09-18 9:39
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