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  • As one of the premier and upcoming ski resorts of the country, there are plenty of fun things to do in Auli. Situated in the upper Himalayas of the state of Uttarakhand, Auli has emerged out to be the new favorite skiing destination for Indians, and also, for foreigners. The reasons behind that are Auli being much cheaper than its obvious and commercial counterparts like Manali, Gulmarg and Kufri, and also because the facilities here are sometimes compared to many famous international names. Apart from skiing, there are many other things that one can do here.

    You can take an amazing ropeway ride that travels for slightly over 4 km and gains an elevation of more than a km during the course. This cable car is one of the two ways of getting to Auli from Joshimath and is obviously the one which is more fun. Apart from this, another adventurous activity that you can take here is trekking. The most famous treks that you can take here are the Auli Gorson Trek and the Trek to Kuari Pass. While the former takes you on an amazing trek through snowy lands, the other takes you through alpine forests to a height from where you can see the most amazing view of Nanda Devi.

    Speaking of Nanda Devi, the highest mountain in the country which is entirely inside its boundary, Auli offers breathtaking views of this giant from almost anywhere you go in the region. Taking a picture with the Nanda Devi peak in the background is sure going to be one of the most memorable things that you would do here. With all this being said, Auli is a full package of adventure and peace, packed in a snowy packaging and presented to everyone who chooses this place over any other Himalayan escape.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Auli:

  • 01Skiing in Auli

    Forget about skiing in the Swiss Alps and head over to Auli, a charming destination with towering snow-covered slopes and stunning landscapes which has recently risen to fame as India’s Ski-Hotspot. Featuring the longest and finest slopes under the shadows of Mt. Nanda Devi.

    After gaining immense popularity Auli lived up to its reputation by operating as a world-class ski resort with impeccable facilities, state of the art accommodation facilities, exciting ski lifts, amazing and easily available ski shops with ski equipment and easy accessibility to the destination from Dehradun airport or Haridwar Railway station. 

    The slopes of Auli cater to novice skiers as well as experienced skiing enthusiasts. You will come across plenty of opportunities of learn and practice under experienced guides as well. 

    Best time to visit: January to March

    Approximate Price: Price of accommodation in ski lodges and rental of skiing equipment can cost around 6000 INR to 22000 INR

    Click here to book a snow skiing tour in Auli!

     

  • 02Auli Artificial Lake

    Known to be one of the highest man-made lakes in the world, the Auli Artificial Lake was built by the government to provide for snow when the snowfall by the season was scanty for skiing purposes. Apart from that, the lake obviously also has a scenic purpose.

    The mere presence of the lake in the region makes it all the more beautiful. Whether it is covered in snow in the winters, or is surrounded by a green landscape in the summers, the lake is one of the best spots in the region to spend some time with your loved ones, or even with your own self. And one of the best things to do in Auli is to spend time watching a sunset from the lake. Imagine the sun going down over some of the highest peaks of the country

    Location- Near Clifftop Club Auli, Uttarakhand

    Best Season- Throughout the year

    Distance from Auli- 5 km

    Explore more about best Auli Packages!

  • 03Visit Joshimath

    Image Credit : Corby Ziesman-flickr

    A quaint town located in the Chamoli District, Joshimath is a famous and frequently visited pilgrimage destination in the country. This town sees a steady influx of Hindu and Sikh worshippers flocking to the stunning temples of Badrinath and Hem Kundh during the months of May to October.

    Joshimath also serves as the base or starting point for the famous Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek and Auli hence attracted tonnes of adventure enthusiasts all year round. 

    The town is home to a few hotels and Dharamshala to provide a retreat for tired travelers.

    Although there isn’t much to catch in this laid-back town it’s a cable car ride away from Auli. 

    Best season to visit: Between the months of April - May, and September - November.

    Know more about this beautiful city Auli, and indulge yourself in the breath-taking views of the magnificent Himalayan mountain ranges

  • 04Ropeway Ride

    Every ski destination prides itself in its cable car rides to get you to the peak of the long slopes. Joshimath to Auli Gorson ropeway system is the highest ropeway of India. This ropeway has two cable cars and has 10 towers.

    It covers a slope distance of 3.96 KM and a track distance of 4.15 KM. This ropeway takes you up by 1110 meters. Propelling you higher and higher this ropeway ride entitles you the most stunning scenic views of the Himalayan range in the front and  scintillating views of thickets of oak forests below. The cable cars and chair lifts  are equipped with a remote breaking and storm warning system.

    Approximate Price: Price for cable car is around 750 INR and for the chair lift is around 300 INR 

    Check the list of places to visit in Auli, explore some of the most scenic locations of the Himalayas.

  • 05Camping in Auli

    Who wouldn’t love waking up to the stunning views of the towering majestic snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range, abundant greenery and the fresh crisp air of Auli? Camping in Auli is ideal for large groups and should be experienced during the summer when meadows of snow are converted into lush greenlands. 

    During the day enthrall in a plethora of fun activities or engage in a refreshing trek or hike. End your eventful day while you set up camp amidst nature’s best and warm yourself by a bonfire and dig into a scrumptious dinner before you retire into cozy tents under the starry sky.

    Approximate Price: 8000 INR - 9000 INR

    Best season to visit: Summer months between March to June 

    Auli has great accommodation and helps tourists do a lot more. Check out best resorts in Auli!

  • 06Visit Nanda Devi National Park

    Visit Nanda Devi National Park
    Image Credit : Daniel Cooney-Flickr

    Located amidst the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi,  is the outstanding Nanda Devi National park with houses some of the most spectacular species of high altitude flora and fauna in the region.

    Blessed with stunning views, mountainous atmosphere, abundant greenery and rich biodiversity this national park stands out from other wildlife sanctuaries. UNESCO has awarded the Nanda Devi National Park the title of a world heritage site. From the park you can marvel at the views of The Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and the Hem kumb Sahib Temple.

    Best season to visit: Between the months of April to June. Other months witness severe snow and heavy rainfall. 

    Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek 2018

    Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek 2018

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  • 07Auli Gorson Trek

    Some of the places in the Himalayas are famous for their untouched beauty. And one such place is the Gorson Bugyal in the higher Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The word ‘Bugyal’ in Pahari means ‘meadow’, and that is exactly what Gorson is; a beautiful high altitude meadow of Alpine vegetation. 

    And you can trek from Auli to Gorson for an amazing offbeat experience of some of the most amazing experience of trekking and the sights of some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas, with an ever-looming presence of the Nanda Devi, throughout the trek. And at the end of the 6 km trek, the meadow that awaits you seems to be worth all the efforts put in. And oh yes, there will be a lot of walking on the snow in this trek.

    Location- Gorson Bugyal, Auli Laga Salude, Uttarakhand

    Best season- Throughout the year except for July and August

    Distance from Auli- 4.7 km

    Price- INR 9000/- to 10000/-

  • 08Kuari Pass Trek

    Kuari Pass Trek

    The alpine meadows and majestic snow-capped mountains of Kuari Pass have been attracting trekkers and backpackers alike from around the world for decades. Although it’s only at an altitude of 12,000 ft it makes up for it with unparalleled stunning views. Apart from endless blankets of snow you will come across thickets of grand green forests.

    Originating in Joshimath, a meeting point for many, the path gives you a brief stopover at Devaprayag, before it gradually ascends to take you to heights that end with a breathtaking view of the Mt. Nanda Devi summit in all its glory. Abound with tributaries of the Ganges, dense mountain forests, and a meaningful interaction with the local tribes. 

    Approximate Price: 700 INR to 8000 INR

    Best season to visit: The best time to do the Kauri trek is in the winter months from November to January.

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2018

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2018

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  • 09Visit Trishul Peak

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    Amongst all the major peaks of the Himalayan range, Trishul is one of the most famous and challenging climbs for an avid trekker or trekking enthusiast. Looked from a distance, the beauty of Trishul along with the other mountain peaks in this range, is simply breathtaking and its pristine beauty draws tourists from all over the world.

    Climbing Trishul is not an easy task as it is mainly accomplished by experienced climbers.

    Treks to the summit of mt Trishul are held every year and experienced guides will lead you. Although it is highly recommended that seasoned trekkers and not beginners attempt this herculean trek.  For a nature lover,  marveling at this majestic mountain during sunrise or sunset is a pure thrill.

    Best season to visit: Ascending Mt Trishul is viable in the months of July, August and September. 

  • 10Rishikesh Auli Package: 6 Days 6 Adventure, Awaits You

    Rishikesh Auli Package: 6 Days 6 Adventure, Awaits You
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    The package is available on all dates from December 2018 till February 2018 with minimum people required to book this package is 2.

    Pickup and drop point: Haridwar Bus Stand/ Railway Station

    Multi-Adventure Package without Bungee Jumping: INR 14890/- pp
    Multi-Adventure Package with Bungee Jumping: INR 18350/- pp
    Asia Largest Cable Car Ride and Gorson Bugyal Trek are in operation on December and Skiing activity is in operation from January.
    About the Tour:

    Rishikesh is an adventure lover’s delight and when combined with Auli, it becomes a power package that no one can resist. Rishikesh is a wonderful land where a lot of different kinds of experiences are possible. From bungee jumping to mountain biking to body surfing to river rafting, there is a lot to enjoy here. Add to this camping around bonfires in the midst of the majestic mountain scenery, and you have an experience which promises to be very memorable. Auli, India’s most famous skiing destination, is another great place to enjoy in Uttarakhand. The slopes of this place are one of a kind, and both beginners and professional skiers find a lot to do here.

    Enjoying the experience of Rishikesh and Auli together is best done through a good package which takes care of all the supernumerary details of the trip, leaving you to simply participate in the adventures and create lasting memories. This Rishikesh Auli tour package aims to do just that. It includes all the things that make a trip great- accommodation, food, transport and guides are all taken care of within this package.

Adventure in Auli

Attractions

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Joshimath

A quaint town located in the Chamoli District, Joshimath is a famous and frequently visited pilgrimage destination in the country. This town sees a steady influx of Hindu and Sikh worshippers flocking the stunning temples of Badrinath and Hem Kundh during the months of May to October. Joshimath also serves as the base or starting point for the famous Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek and Auli hence attracted tonnes of adventure enthusiasts all year round. 

The town is home to a few hotels and dharamshalas to provide a retreat for tired travelers.

Although there isn’t much to catch in this laid back town it’s a cable car ride away from Auli. 

Best season to visit: Between the months of April - May and September - November.

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Auli Gorson Trek

Trekking in the snow comes with a lot of perks, especially for adventure lovers, the endless meadows of blankets of snow prove to be a fun challenge.

You begin the Gurson and Auli Trekking Expedition on a spiritual note as you drive through the holy towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh and along Ganges. The experience includes sauntering off for a trek to charming Parsari Village, ambling through the apple orchards, getting a glimpse of Nanda Devi, making way along snow covered meadows with great Himalayas ahead of you and unravelling the hot springs at Tapovan.

Approximate Price: 9000 - 10,000 INR.

Best season to visit: The months between January to March .

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Vishnuprayag

Ideally placed in the mountains, Auli is also the base town to travel to the holy town of Vishnuprayag, where one can clearly see the two tributaries of Alaknanda and Dahuliganga merging together to form one single river. Vishnupruyag is actually one of the five places (Panchprayag) where the river meets its sister tributaries before transforming into the mighty Ganga River. 

Vishnuprayag lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at an elevation of 1,372m above sea level. At the banks of this majestic sight, one can also see a famous Vishnu temple that was built by the Maharani of Indore way back in 1889. You can spend hours here as you marvel the confluence point of these two water bodies which appear clearly in distinct colours. 

This sight bordered by the tall Hiamalayan mountains and meadows is indeed a must visit on Auli Sigtseeing tour as it is just about 25km away! In the vicinity, you can also be charmed by the sight of the Kagbhusandi Lake, which is a stunning water body filled with emerald green water.

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Auli Artificial Lake

Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic, and a transcendent lake is a must visit and definitely should be added to your list of things to do in Auli. This serene lake is located right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. 

The government developed this lake in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snowfall during certain seasons hindering the tourism for this Ski-Hotspot. The water from this lake is strategically used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provides a smooth skiing surface and extends the popular ski season.

Click here to book Auli Snow Skiing Tour Package!

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Chenab Lake

In the Garhawal Himalayas, there are still some areas which are virgin and unexplored. One such trail is the one that will lead you to Chenab Lake. It is here that you can embark on serene and stunning trekking roads; it is especially perfect for those adventurists who love the company of untouched nature. 

The area is off the beaten track and is almost inaccessible by motor vehicles or bikes. The best way to experience the untouched beauty of its serene nature is to start off on a trek of the valley or set up camp amidst the greenery.

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Nanda Devi National Park

Located amidst the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi,  is the outstanding Nanda Devi National park with houses some of the most spectacular species of high altitude flora and fauna in the region.

Blessed with stunning views, mountainous atmosphere, abundant greenery and rich biodiversity this national park stands out from other wildlife sanctuaries. UNESCO has awarded the Nanda Devi National Park the title of a world heritage site. From the park you can marvel at the views of The Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and the Hem kumb Sahib Temple.

Best season to visit: Between the months of April to June. Other months witness severe snow and heavy rainfall. 

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Gurso Bugyal

For those who are looking for an offbeat options for places to visit near Auli. A short but adventurous trek of 3km will land you at the mysterious Gurso Bugyal.  The trail passes through the valleys between the mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. The views of these majestic mountains while walking along the nature trails is truly majestic! 

During the spring season, the region transforms into a huge green carpet under your feet and the clear blue sky over your head. Rising at a level of 3056m above sea level, it is decked up in pine, oak, rhododendron and conifer. Being just 1.5km from the last stop of the Auli Ropeway, it is an easy travel up to this gorgeous meadow which should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Auli.

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Trishul Peak

Amongst all the major peaks of the Himalayan range, Trishul is one of the most famous and challenging climbs for an avid trekker or trekking enthusiast. Looked from a distance, the beauty of Trishul along with the other mountain peaks in this range, is simply breathtaking and its pristine beauty draws tourists from all over the world.

Climbing Trishul is not an easy task as it is mainly accomplished by experienced climbers.

Treks to the summit of mt Trishul are held every year and experienced guides will lead you. Although it is highly recommended that seasoned trekkers and not beginners attempt this herculean trek.  For a nature lover,  marveling at this majestic mountain during sunrise or sunset is a pure thrill.

Best season to visit: Ascending Mt Trishul is viable in the months of July, August and September. 

Missing

Chattrakund

Walk into this stunning watershed of crystal clear blue waters, the lake of Chattarkund is located just minutes ahead of Gurso Bugyal. 

This fairytale place of picturesque views will enchant you to no end as it will enchant you with its peace and serenity. Put this place on your map of Auli Sightseeing and feel the calm and placid landscape.

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