"The best view comes after the hardest climb."
Location of Kugti Pass Trek
Trek starts at Bharmaur and after 13 km comes Hadsar, from where you will be reaching Kugti Village after climbing and descending trail. To reach to the Kugti Village, you need to go through the village. Cross a side-stream and climb along the Budhil Gorge. Along the route, you will come across the Keylong Temple and the temple of Murkula Devi (who is considered as the goddess of Kugti Pass). Hike towards the high meadows will begin from the temple. The vast and stony Duggi Grassland is located at the point of union of Budhil River and Duggi river.
Bharmour to Kugti Village
Try not to miss to visit the Kartik and Mata Marala temples on your way from Kugti town to Duggi; the residing divinities of these temples are considered to be deeply sacred for the Gaddi folks, who trust them to be the saviour of their herds and steers. As you enter the Duggi valley arranging narrow trails, stone-strewn moraines and crossing water streams, the views of hanging glaciers, magnificent mountain crests, gushing rivers and lush meadows blow your mind for a couple of minutes. Further, as you move to your destination, hills covered with vivid blossoms, shimmering rivulets and huge spreads of snowfields welcome you during the journey. At last, prompting the Kugti Pass; a little shrine with various prayer flags, chimes and trishuls will be waiting for you here.
View from Kugti Pass
Perfect Time to Visit Kugti Pass
In the last period of the season (Sept to mid-October), some amount of snow around the trail lessens, and the climate is lovely with some possibility of snowfall. Days relish abundant sunshine with temperatures between 12 and 18 degrees Celcius and the evenings get colder with -6 to 4 degrees Celcius.