Winter trek to Auli is probably one of the best ways to explore the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas. Auli, which is reckoned to be the wintersport destination in India, is indeed a land full of adventures. It’s not only fine powder skiing that has made Auli popular but it’s also the varied treks that pass through this mesmeric place. The Auli Snow View Trek is one such trek though being an easy one helps adventurists and nature lovers enjoy the unmatched beauty and thrill of this place. Relish the picturesque drive through the winding roads Devprayag, which is the confluence of two prominent rivers of Uttarakhand, Bhagirathu and Alaknanda. Other smaller trekking ranges are Gorson, Tali, Kuari Pass, Khulara and Tapovan. Joshimath is also a base camp for many treks.
Some of the Highlight of Auli are:
- Drive through the picturesque roads of Devprayag, which is the confluence(Sangam) of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
- Enjoy cable car ride in Auli
- Get the opportunity to catch the magnificent view of Nanda Devi Peak, Hathi-Ghodi Peak, Dronagiri Peak, Chaukhamba Peak
- Walk through the dense Oak and Rhododendron Forest
- Enjoy interaction with locals and observe their simple lifestyle
- Visit Auli Artificial Lake
- Visit Nanda Devi National Park
- Camping in Auli
- Enjoy the Local Cuisine
Best Time to Visit Auli
The best time to for Auli is between Mid Nov – Mid March. It is in these months that Auli receives heavy snowfall and one has good opportunity to enjoy skiing and other winter sports here. The beauty of the place also increases during the winter, while everything is covered in snow, the monochrome does have its own charm. Carrying of heavy woolens is advisable.
How to Reach Auli?
Auli is in Chamoli district of Garhwal Region of the state of Uttarakhand. It is a highland pasture and lies at an elevation ranging between 2500 and 3500 metres. The ski slopes in Auli are located at an altitude of 3,048 mts. This beautiful town is situated 16kms from the famed Joshimath. One can either drive to Auli or take a cable car ride.
The nearest airport to Auli is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, which is at distance of about 275 kms away from Auli. Flights from Delhi are at regular intervals and the airport is well connected to other major cities of India.
The nearest and most convenient railway station is at Haridwar, which is situated at about 285 kms away. Regular trains play between several major Indian cities and Haridwar.
Joshimath, which is 16kms from Auli is well-connected by road with Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun. There are also buses from places like Chopta at regular intervals. Private taxis are also available between Auli and major places in Uttarakhand along with Delhi.
This 06 Nights and 07 Days of trekking is a tour to carry out Auli Snow View trek to raise charity funds. Major halts and destinations coming in the route are Rishikesh, Joshimath, and Auli. The trek starts from Auli. Enjoying the ropeway ride is an additional and congenial aspect of this trek.
|Day 01||Arrive Delhi
Delhi – Rishikesh
|B – L – D||
We will board an AC train from Delhi for Haridwar in the morning on day one to reach our first destination. On reaching at Haridwar railway station, meet our travel representative who will be there for your warm welcome and thereafter to transfer you to Rishikesh by road. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel in Rishikesh and rest for some time. The evening is free at leisure.
|Day 02||Rishikesh – Joshimath||B – L – D||By Road||245 Kms. / 08 hrs. appx.|
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel in Joshimath and rest for a while. Later in the evening, we will leave to visit Shankaracharya Math and Narsingh Temple, two of the major attractions of the place and spend some quality time. Afterwards, we will return back to the hotel for dinner.
|Day 03||Joshimath – Auli||B – L – D|
The day is fixed for adventure and fun to make your tour more exciting. We will get an opportunity to enjoy cable car ride from Joshimath – Auli. The ropeway is one of the Second largest and highest ropeways in India. It allows riders to witness the stunning views of the beautiful Himalayan Mountains. On reaching Auli, check in at the already booked hotel and have a relaxing overnight stay.
|Day 04 & Day 05||Auli||B – L – D||By Trek|
we will have early morning breakfast and leave for trekking to Gorson Bugyal, which is about 3 kms away from Auli. This short trekking will provide trekkers an opportunity to witness the astonishing Himalayan ranges and lifetime trekking experience. Also, one can enjoy skiing here. An overnight stay in the hotel in Auli.
|Day 06||Auli – Rishikesh||B – L – D||By Road||245 Kms. / 08 hrs. appx.|
Today we will start our day a bit early in the morning and have breakfast to head to Joshimath by ropeway. On reaching Joshimath, we will drive to Rishikesh. On arrival, check in at the hotel in Rishikesh for a night stay.
|Day 07||Rishikesh – Delhi
|B – L – D||By Train|
We will leave from Rishikesh early in the morning after breakfast to Haridwar railway station to catch AC train for Delhi.Departure transfer to onward destination.
END OF TOUR