Auli Kauri Pass Trek

Standing at the Kauri- Pass facing north, the vision sweeps from the gorges of Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath in the west -the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkhantha, Kamet, gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandadevi, Bethartoli, Dunagiri- all arranged in a stupendous arc--- Southwards the foothills stretch wave upon on to dim haze of the distant plains. Lord Curzon went upto the Kauri-Pass in 1905 and hence the trek is named after him as Curzon Road.

One can approach the pass from Tapovan via Khulara, or Joshimath via Auli, Gorson, Chitrakhantha, or Joshimath via Mrig, Tugasi, and Khulara. All the above treks meet at Gailgarh, only 5 kms north of Kauri-Pass (Khal). From the south the pass can be reached from Ghats via Ramni but it is longer than the other three of which Tapovan route is the shortest (21 kms). Auli and Gorson Bugyals are charming meadows and the nature lovers prefer to use this route for outward trek and the return by Tapovan route. The Ghat route 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 Kauri-Pass. On the far side of it is the Nandadevi sanctuary. Snow on the range is visible till August when it melts entirely and awaits the next winter.