About Kuari Pass Trek
The trek over the Kuari Pass was the route followed by Shipton and Tilman on their way to the Rishi Gorge and by other mountaineers en route to the peaks on the Indo-Tibetan border. It is also called the Curzon Trail, as the famous former Viceroy of India also travelled this route.
The trail was named after Lord Curzon who was a keen trekker and it is said that the path was specially improved so that he could do the trek. The crossing of the pass is a fitting conclusion to a trek that takes in three lesser passes and five major rivers – the Pindar, Kaliganga, Mandakini, Bheriganga and the Dhauliganga.Lord Kurzon made the trek to Kuari pass , and since then it has come to be known as Curzon’s trail. It is very popular among European and American Travelers.
IN 1905 LORD CURZON REACHED KUARI PASS FROM GHAT VIA RAMNI. TODAY MANY TREKKERS PREFER TO UNDERTAKE THE TREK IN THE REVERSE DIRECTION. THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF CURZON’S TRAILS IS THE MAJESTIC VIEW OF THE TWIN PEAKS OF NANDA DEVI , KAMET , DRONAGIRI AND HATHI-GHODI PARVAT.