10 Things to Do in Joshimath 2020 (Starting from ₹3199 Only)

Joshimath, a quaint town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is a prime religious and pilgrimage destination. Also being one of the finest hill stations nestled amid the snow-capped Himalayas, trekking, biking, hiking, camping, and skiing are some of the Best Things to Do in Joshimath. Perched at a height of 6000ft, this enchanting town boasts of salubrious weather all year round emitting serenity away from the humdrum busy life of cities.

Overlooking the tinsel town of Joshimath are the two mighty rivers, Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda, who meet at the convergence of Vishnuprayag. It is nicknamed Jyotirmath- the winter seat of Lord Badri, since it is just 44km away from Badrinath, one of the famous Char Dhams founded by Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century. This holy town is revered by Hindus all over the world.

24km away from the city center is the Nanda Devi National Park, bordered on 3 sides by the magnificent Nanda Devi Mountains. Sprawled across a massive area of 630 sq km, its rich flora and fauna is seventh heaven for all nature enthusiasts. Tapovan, mainly known for its hot springs is situated 99km away from Joshimath, and offers pictorial views of mountain peaks like Nanda Devi and Dronagiri Chaukhambha and grasslands locally used for step farming. Joshimath is the base point for the famous Ski resort of Auli and the transit spot for trekkers to the Valley of Flowers.

It is also the route to the Sikh Pilgrimage Centre of Hemkunt Sahib, the ‘lake of snow’, located on the banks of River Alaknanda in Govindghat, about 19 km away from Joshimath.
Blessed with lush green beauty and an exceptional view of landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and countless lakes, rivers and streams, Joshimath is a beautiful little town. Visiting places like Chenab Valley, Thaing Village, Chenab Lake and Vishnuprayag are some of the Best Things to Do in Joshimath.

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Skiing Experience in Auli Flat 27% off Featured
Skiing Experience in Auli Flat 27% off

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Auli

Check In - 01:00 PM on Day 1Check Out - 11:00 AM on Day 3 Auli, the paradise for ski lovers awaits your presence. Enthral in this extreme level of adventure with friends and family for a completely ravishing experience. With its idyllic conditions and amicable environment, Auli, has earned the reputation of being one of the best skiing destinations in South Asia continent. Embark in this adventurous ride for a completely unparalleled experience! Enjoy skiing on the longest and finest slopes of Indian Himalayas in the shadows of Mt. Nanda Devi (7817 meters), one of the highest and most fascinating peaks in the world. The sheer vertical drops provide you with ideal conditions for perfect skiing experience and amidst random trees makes your landing smooth. Delight in the serene calmness while enthralling in this thrilling adventure ride. Crowned on the pinnacle, the skiing ground is enveloped with thickets of snow further glorifying your experience here. For beginners – this is your chance to learn basics of skiing. Know more about the techniques required for standing, balancing while on skies. The trained professional will make sure about your safety and will assure you have the fun of your lifetime while embarking on this unparalleled experience of Skiing in Auli.Available Booking OptionsAuli Skiing Tour for 2 peopleAuli Skiing Tour for 3 peopleAuli Skiing Tour for more than 3 people
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Eco Hut Stay in Auli Flat 12% off New
Eco Hut Stay in Auli Flat 12% off

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Auli

Location: Auli, JoshimathCheck In : 1:00 PMCheck Out : 11:00 AMA short drive from Joshimath brings wanderers to another world full of surprises to eyes. This stay offers the panoramic views of the beautiful snow clad mountains, vast acres of orchards, deodar groves and beautiful Auli lake promises to offer a soothing experience to its guests. Let go off the burden and unwind in the ornately crafted Resort, trendy rooms with a touch of nature in its wooden flooring overlooking the scenic Himalayas. Rest in rich and stunningly designed interiors or sit by the apple orchards and savor the delicious cuisine or laze around by the outdoor terrace and garden admiring the views, this stay offers a lifetime experience. This cottage stay also provides a guided walk till Auli lake which is just 2-3 km from the location, lake is famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic, and a transcendent lake is a must visit. Auli, the ski capital of India is same to what Scotland is to Europe, experience the thrilling skiing to revive and energize yourself. One can spice up their tongue by having veg and non-veg delights of Uttarakhand based dishes in the food court. The rooms offer 24-hour room service. All rooms provide a breathtaking view of the Himalayan mountain range making sunrises almost magical.  The offers various amenities along with free WiFi, private parking that can be arranged at an extra charge, room heater, etc. Rooms in the resort are fitted with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning with attached private washroom facilities. Available Package Variants :There are 4 huts available at the site on double occupancy basisLuxury Huts : This hut has a 1 King Size Bed which can accommodate 3 person at a time, this has basic facilities like running hot water along with a beautiful vie of snow capped mountains.Super Deluxe Huts : This hut has a 1 King Size Bed which can accommodate 3 person at a time, this has basic facilities like running hot water along with a beautiful vie of snow capped mountains along with wooden floors and Flip Flops.How to Reach?This site at Auli Rd and can be reached by cable car or private cab from Joshimath.
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Pangarchulla Peak Climb, Joshimath
Pangarchulla Peak Climb, Joshimath

7D/6N

Joshimath

About the Activity: Pangarchulla Peak Climb, Joshimath is one riveting trek that has been known for enticing trekkers from all over the world. One of the most fascinating thing about this unique trek is its well-rounded trail that provides you with a fun-filled trekking experience. Delight in this easy trek that provides you with bounties of natural beauty accompanying you throughout your journey. This stunning Pangarchulla Peak transforms from a lush green beauty in summers to a snow enveloped ground as soon as the winter approaches. An idyllic trek that assures you with a mesmerizing experience no matter which season you choose to travel – get ready for an exhilarating experience. Delight in the panoramic views of the surrounding Garhwal ranges while you make your way through rhododendron and Oak thickets. Take a break from the cobwebs of routine life and enthral in this perfect thrilling escapade. Enjoy the vivid flowers that adorn Pangarchulla Peak throughout the spring season- rivet in the experience of walking through a colourful paradise. Witness wide diversity of flora – delight in the blushing beauty of rhododendron and gigantic Oak thickets embracing this stunning peak. Make some wonderful memories with rest of the group members while enthralling in this gorgeous trekking experience to Pangarchulla Peak.  Pangarchulla Trek Highlights:- On this trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the valleys and the verdant mountains.- You will trek across plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way.- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.- Pass through the small streams and witness the Pangarchulla Peak which is quite an adventure.- You will pass across a steep ridge which will take you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek.- The friendly local here will treat you with the best cup of tea while you make a stop.Quick Facts:Temperature: Day: 14°C-18°C and Night: -3°C-6°CTrekking Distance:  34kmMaximum Altitude: 15,069ftDifficulty Level: Moderate-DifficultRailway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, DehradunBase Camp: Joshimath (10 hrs drive from Dehradun
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Kuari Pass Trek For 6 Days
Kuari Pass Trek For 6 Days

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About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 19-02-2017, 26-02-2017, 02-04-2017, 09-04-2017, 12-03-2017, 19-03-2017, 26-03-2017Kuari Pass is a splendid serenity in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. A trek to Kuari Pass indeed is a short one. The trail allows you to relish the undulating nature prevailing in the region along with a few snow-capped mountains.During this 6 day trek, you will be passing through the stunning small villages like Jhinji and Pana. Also, get amused by the incomparable beauty of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Kamet, Dunagiri, Haathi Ghoda Parvat, Chaukhamba, Mana Parvat, Rishi Parvat etc.Get ready to climb 2000 feet height everyday during the trek in which you will have to switch the track from soil to the snow.Witness other attractions like Auli or the hot spring of Tapovan or the holy shrine of Badrinath from Joshimath.Short itinerary is as follows:Day 1: Haridwar To Joshimath Or Auli (Camping)Day 2: Auli to Tali Forest campDay 3: Tali forest camp to KhularaDay 4: Khulara to Kauri pass and Back to Tali forest campDay 5: Tali forest camp to AuliDay 6: Auli to HaridwarHow to reach:By air: - Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50 kms from Haridwar.By train: - An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.From Delhi Ddn Nzm Ac Express (12205) Arrival At 4 Am Haridwar JnFrom Delhi Mussoorie Express (14041) Arrival At 6 Am Haridwar JnFrom Mumbai Dehradun Express (19019) Arrival At 3.20 Pm Haridwar JnFrom Chennai Dehradun Express (12687) Arrival At 3.15 Am Haridwar JnBy Road: By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. Haridwar is located at 235 km from Delhi.  While NH 58 connects Haridwar with the country's capital - Delhi, NH 72 connects it with Uttarakhand state's capital - Dehradun.There is also good road connectivity between Haridwar and Rishikesh (25 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.
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Winter Kuari Pass Trek
Winter Kuari Pass Trek

6D/5N

Chamoli

About the Activity:Fixed Departures in November and December of 2016, and January of 2017.Invoke in this exciting 6 days 5 nights exciting winter trekking expedition in Kuari Pass and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting driven Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag from Haridwar. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the valleys and reach Joshimath.The next day, after enjoying a delicious breakfast drive to Auli, from where you will begin your trek, marvel at the sight of the Nanda Devi peak on your drive.Start trekking from Auli and en route cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson witness the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga.Hike through the lush green vegetation and rhododendron flowers with Mt. Nanda Devi Mt. Doonagiri and cover a distance of 6 kms.Camp for the night at the head of the Tali Top which lies on the North Face of Mt. Nanda Devi.Continue trekking to the Kuari pass and reach the top of the Khullar. Enjoy the magnificent views from this here and then trek to the top of the Kuari Pass.Marvel at the sight of the Nanda Devi sanctuary and the Bugyals as you descent from Auli thorugh the woods and the pastures.Reach Auli and then drive back to joshimath by a car while enjoying the stunning view of the region.Delight in  refreshing breakfast in the morning and then drive back to Haridwar.
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Winter Trekking in Kuari Pass
Winter Trekking in Kuari Pass

3D/2N

About the Activity:Embark in this exciting trekking expedition in Kuari Pass and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Arrive at Joshimath at anytime during the day and check into hotel with a introduction to your team in the evening.Start at around 7.00 AM and reach the Dhak village after covering a distance of 10 kms.Trek through the stunning feature of the Dhak at about 9.00 AM and pass the Karachi village .Hike through around 500 metres and pass through the Tugashi village wwhile enjoying the daily life of the people.Pass through the rocky terrain and reach the forest which offers a best view of the vast greenary.Hike to your campsite at Gulling and walk for about 4 kms and enjoy a delicious lunch.Reach Tali and start trekking through the jungles consisting of several patches of snow. reach Chritakantha and ascent the Kuari Pass after trekking for 4 kms.Beware of the ice as you trek as this can be very slippery and witness some of the most famous peaks Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha and Bharirath.Reach the highest altitude on this trek which is 3876 M is reached about 700 Meters before the Kuari Pass (3754 M). After spending some time at the pass we retrace on the same route to reach Tali by late afternoon.
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Trek to Kuari Pass
Trek to Kuari Pass

6D/5N

Joshimath

About the Activity:Fixed Departure: 01-12-2016Join this six days long trek to Kuari pass near Khullar in Uttarakhand and then enjoy the complete trekking experience.Arrive at the base camp in Joshimath, feel calm with an overnight stay there and get prepared for the exhilarating trip to Chitrakhana the next day.Start the original trek from Chitrakantha to Tali top from where you will get an enhancing view of the mountain peaks.Reach Kuari pass via Khullar from Tali top, spend some magnificent time there and trek back to Tali top.On the fifth day, trek from Tali to Jshimath via Auli and your trekking trip ends there but you will be driven to Haridwar from Joshimath on the last day.This package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.Starting Point: Haridwar Railway Station at 10:00 A.MEnding Point: Haridwar Railway Station at approximately 4:00 P.M
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Trek to Pangarchulla Peak
Trek to Pangarchulla Peak

6D/5N

About the Activity:Enjoy this 6D/5N trekking tour to Pangarchulla peak near Khullara in Garhwal ranges.Reach Joshimath in the afternoon where you will meet your group mates for trekking and check in at the hotel, relax thinking about an eventful trekking.Start your journey from Joshimath around 07:00 AM next morning and then you will travel to Dhak village from where the invigorating trekking commences.Trek to reach Khullara, the campsite from Dhak village at 09:00 AM after breakfast and pass through many cedar forests and sights in between.En-route find the local lifestyle of mountain villages such as Karachi and Tugashi, also have a halt at Gulling to have lunch.Spend some time in Gulling and continue trekking to reach the campsite in Khullara which is covered by thick forests and chilled breeze will sooth your heart.Khullara to Gelgad is a short trek the next day and you will take rest for the whole day to wake up for a triumphant trekking the next morning.Start trekking around 04:00 AM to reach Pangarchulla peak to see the majestic sunrise and spend time in the serenity, then trek back to Khullara for camping.Enjoy the next day trek to Auli through beautiful Gorson Bugyal and you will reach Joshimath for an overnight stay.Checkout the guest house the next morning and then your trip ends.
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Kuaripass North Face Winter Trek, Joshimath
Kuaripass North Face Winter Trek, Joshimath

3D/2N

Joshimath

About the Activity: Rivet in this enthralling Kuaripass North Face winter trek, Joshimath with friends and family for an unparalleled experience! Delight in the beautiful environs of this serene land as you make your way through winding trails. Enjoy the beautiful greenery and colossal mountain ranges accompanying you throughout your stay. Crowned at a soaring altitude of around 4264m, Kuari Top is best known for providing beautiful amphitheatre views of the surrounding Himalayan Ranges. Enjoy the magical skyline of the mighty mountains while trekking through this enchanting land. Witness luxuriant greenery as make your way through rhododendron and oak forests. Witness beautiful majestic Himalayan peaks such as the Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba and the great divine peak of Nanda Devi and its twin Nanda Devi East. Make your way through zig-zag trails and witness the virgin beauty of Kuaripass North Face winter trek with friends and family like never before! Meal Types: Vegetarian: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (3) Accommodation Types: Guest house / Camp, Tents on triple sharing bases Transportation Types: Local Transport Activities: Trek to Tugasi village Guling Camp side. Trek to Kuaripass and back to Guling Camp. Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
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Newly Added Joshimath Experience
12 July 2018
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This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid weather, a great company of cousins, new friends we made and the team who lead the trek made a perfect mixture to cherish. While the chirpy young kept the team charged, the conviction of the others was inspirational to the rest. I am also glad that Thrillophillia conducts this trip which I came to know after reading thrillophilia reviews. The field team lead by Yogi and Sandeep was awesome. At some point or other everyone in the group were amazed with their knowledge, patience, perseverance, untiring efforts to make the trip a memorable and comfortable one for the entire team. Their daily briefing was quite interesting. Valley of flowers amazed us with the nuances it offered every minute. The continuous rain, the chill of the breeze, narrow steep path, rolling stones, changing landscape every minute, moving clouds around you, crossing the river over narrow bridges…. The list goes on and on Hemkund Saheb is another marvel. This place left most of the team members ecstatic. What a bliss. The only place I have seen made many people cry with joy. A place that one must visit atleast once in their lifetime. The trek(mule ride), the hospitality at the Gurudwara were breathtaking. It was a testimony to what faith can bring out of people. We could see people of all age groups from 3 to 70+ trek all the way from Govindghat to Hemkund Saheb, carrying children and luggage on shoulders and sometime on mules. Wow… We were exposed to a new world of Ghangaria which come alive in March and sleeps over from October. A town that has everything active only for 4 months.
"it was incredible experience. VOF is famous for its 80 and more rare flowers species. trek was 12000 ft above from the sea level. It was not easy but when I saw the colors of flowers it inspired me to go ahead and explored more.."
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"once in a lifetime journey, must visit place and wonderful experience with Thrillophilia"
17 August 2019
Excellent
So we were a group of 10. First were skeptical about how the trip would be manged by them as it was our first time plus everyone was about 50 year age but once we reached there evrything looked well managed and the staff was very nice and friendly. They explained everything to us very nicely. When the trek got a bit difficult for couple of them, subhash and jaydeep were very helpful. Special thanks to them. Ofcourse the trek is beautiful and no doubt about that.
"If a passing cloud, a sight of a waterfall, lush green landscape, or a cool breeze makes you crazy, then this is the perfect trek for you. If you dream about walking through green forests, valleys, trekking by the side of flowing rivers, touching mountain tips and snow peaks enveloped in rain and clouds, then this trek will make all your dreams come true. No camera or video cam can catch even 10 percent of the actual beauty of the pure serene wonderful landscape created by God with special care to be a feast for the eyes of nature lovers. So all you see in photos and videos is nothing when compared to what actually one feels during the trek. Don't forget to taste the purest coolest tastiest spring water which takes away the strain n tiredness from your body. But don't worry. a guide is always with you throughout the trek to tell you all the details and to watch your every step. Thanks to Thrillophilia for making the trek most comfortable and memorable. But more care can be taken about the food provided during the stay. Overall it's a compulsory trek which none of the nature lovers can miss."
13 March 2020
Excellent
Thrillophilia had arranged a private departure for our group as we only want to visit the valley of flowers as we do not have 6 days time with us. The trek was very well coordinated and perfectly arranged. We had enjoyed our time during the trek.
22 February 2020
Excellent
We had visited the trek in August month which was the peak time to go there and it was raining heavily during the trek. Thrillophilia has experienced guides and even in that heavy rain, we were able to complete the trek. The hotel stay during the trek was decent and the food provided was nutritious and good. Overall the trek was worth a visit and Thrillophilia arranged it very professionally.
05 March 2020
Superb
The trekking experience to Valley Of Flowers Trek was amazing and tiring also. The trekking terrain is easy no doubt but the trekking kilometers are many. Visiting the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib was a great lifetime experience we had.
13 September 2019
Excellent
We were 60 plus a couple and decided to go to the valley of flowers and was in good physical health. We had a call with Udgeeth and he let us know about the availability of mules if at any point we are unable to trek and we hired them and had great experience of trekking and visiting the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib without any hassle.
10 April 2019
Excellent
The valley looks so beautiful and has a great variety of flowers to see. The valley is also so big that we can not cover the entire valley as we get tired. It was worth the efforts of trekking to see the beautiful flowers.

People Also Ask About Joshimath Things To Do

  1. What are the activities that we can do in Joshimath?

    The holy town of Joshimath is one of the best hill stations in India offering a multitude of adventure activities you can engage yourself in:

    •    Trekking: Joshimath allows various summer as well as winter treks to nearby valleys. Most popular of them being in Govindghat- the Valley of Flowers trek that is merely 26 kms away from Joshimath. Other famous treks include Auli meadow, Kuari Pass, Hemkund Sahib, and Bagini Glacier.
    •    Camping: Camping accounts for another popular activity in Joshimath. Tents are available with an abundance of level ground in places like The Himalayan Abode and Auli which are close to nature and makes for a quality fun-filled adventure.
    •    Skiing: The Auli Ski Resort provides one of the greatest skiing tours in India. Both professionals and amateurs can enjoy the snow slopes during winters. Special certification courses of 4 days to 2 weeks are also available.
    •    Ropeways: The Auli Ropeway provides a panoramic view of the oak forests and Himalayas around. It is the second longest and highest ropeway in Asia.
    •    Festivals: The Auli Skiing Festival near Joshimath held every year during February/March projects the competition between skilled skiers from all over the world. Social projects presenting the rich legacy of Uttarakhand are also showcased.
  2. Which are some famous camping sites in Joshimath?

    Base camps make for one of the most fun-filled adventures in Joshimath.

    •    The Himalayan Abode: The ideal destination for nature enthusiasts, it provides a wide range of facilities amid the scintillating views of the extensive Himalayan Ranges and narrow streams and rivers. Snowboarding, rappelling, yoga training and mountaineering are some of the other activities you can take part in apart from the mesmerizing night sky view and welcome drinks.
    •    Auli Adventure: Tranquil surroundings, jungle walks under starry skies, bonfires, deluxe tents, and buffet meals make for the amazing Himalayan Snow Runner adventure camp at Auli. Rafting, hiking, and biking are some of the additional activities offered.
  3. Which are some famous winter treks in and around Joshimath?

    Some of the most favored winter treks in Joshimath include:

    •    Bagini Glacier Trek: The Bagini Glacier, towering 14816 feet above sea level, is situated in the Garhwal region of Himalayas. Amidst the raw natural beauty of the rare alpine flowers, fresh and clean air, serene atmosphere and crystal clear waters, it is the dream trail for every trekker.
    •       Winter Kuari Pass Trek: Winter’s icy spell of Kuari Pass works as a magnetic pull for Himalayan lovers. The divine snow peaks of Kamet, Chaukhamba, Trishul and Nanda Devi along with the sparse green meadows and ever-changing sky makes for the perfect trek thrills and skiing slopes.
  4. Which are some famous summer treks in and around Joshimath?

    Summer treks with their fun-filled and colorful adventures include:

    •       Valley of Flowers: The striking dewy land with around 300 types of colorful flowers, carpet green landscape, and snow-capped hills make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must trekking experience.
    •       Pangarchulla Peak Trek: An idyllic trek packed with delightful views of the Garhwal ranges and blushing beauty of Oak thickets and rhododendron, it is ideal for beginners for an enthralling trek experience.
  5. How long is Kuari Pass trek in Joshimath? How much time will it take to reach the top?

    Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Kuari Pass Trek starts from Rishikesh, about 256 kms from Joshimath, with an average elevation of 3650m.

    With an approximate trek of 50 km, it takes about 10 days in winter to reach the top.

  6. Where can I enjoy skiing in Joshimath?

    Famous for its 3km long skiing slope, Auli is the favorite skiing destination in the Garhwal Himalayas and is located about 16 km from Joshimath. Sited 3000m above sea level, the potential of vast open spaces and sheer height of the snow-clad slopes provides the adrenaline rush to all ski enthusiasts- beginner or professional.

    Run by skilled instructors and professional supporting and cooking staff, Auli ski resorts offer the thrill of fresh powder snow and long distance skiing. The best time to visit is from January to April.

  7. Which is the best time for Pangarchulla peak climbing in Joshimath?

    The best time to trek Pangarchulla Peak is in:

    •    Summers (May-June): The weather remains pleasing with cool breezes, and the Himalayas are noticeable.
    •    Post-monsoon (September-November): Though accommodation options are few, with the blissful snowfall and serenity around, it looks like paradise on earth.
  8. Where can I experience ropeway in Joshimath and how much will it cost me?

    The Auli ropeway starts from Joshimath and ends at Auli and is the second highest ropeway in Asia with a height of 1110m. With 2 cable cars (locally called Gondola) and 10 towers, it covers a track distance of 4.15km and offers majestic and grandiose 180-degree views of the Himalayas.

    With a travel time of 25 minutes, tickets are priced at Rs 500 per person including the return journey. Kids above 5 years of age are charged fully.

  9. Which are some famous temples in and around Joshimath?

    Primarily a sacred town and one of the top pilgrimage destinations, some of the famous temples of Joshimath are:

    •    Narsingh Temple: Dedicated to the Hindu God Narsingh, the half-man and half-lion are regarded as the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is about 12000 years old and is believed to have been the abode of Saint Shri Badrinath. With the famous Narsingh statue shrinking day-by-day, the local belief is that a major landslide would block the road towards Badrinath the day it falls.

     

    •    Vasudeva Temple: Situated about 30 yards away from the Narsingh Temple, it is one of the most popular Vishnu temples of North India and considered a supremely sacred temple by the Tamil Vaishnavite Saints. The presiding deity is Lord Vasudeva, identified with Lord Vishnu. The idol measures 6 feet in height and is carved out of a shiny black stone, making it a sculptural marvel to look at.