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  • Nestled amidst the lap of the snow capped peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas and one of the highest & finest ski slopes in India, Auli should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

    This adventure hotspot is a famous destination for adventurous brave hearts.Located in the Chamoli district Auli is a paradise for snow-lovers, with blankets of soft snow ideal for skiing and other adventure sports. Featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the stunning Himalayan range trekking enthusiasts also frequent this hill station for views they won’t find elsewhere.

    Auli is the kind of escapade where pleasure and adventure, pleasant climates, wild and exotic beauty of snow filled slopes and nature in its best form comes alive. The abundant and well-spaced out deodar and oak trees cover the slopes and reduce the velocity of the strong gusts winds to the minimum. Auli isn’t shy of things to do, it’s a never ending playground for adventure lovers and offers endless opportunities.

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

  • 01Stay at the Himalayan Eco Lodges in Auli

    Stay at the Himalayan Eco Lodges in Auli
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    About the Activity:

    • Experience a fun stay at the Himalayan Eco Lodges in Auli ; nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.
    • While Skiing is what put Auli in the international tourist map, there is so much more to this unique place and you can spend time indulging in this activity.
    • Come to Auli for the quintessential Himalayan experience of towering peaks, rich and unique flora and fauna of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary
    • Spend a day in sightseeing; enjoy the Valley of Flowers, and revel in the spiritual significance of Badrinath & Hemkund Sahib.

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  • 02Camping in Auli

    Camping 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 

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    Camping in Auli, Uttarakhand

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  • 03Skiing in Auli

    Skiing 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 it’s 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 equipments and easily accesibility 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 practise 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


  • 04Auli Artificial Lake

    Auli Artificial Lake

    Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic and 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.

  • 05Auli Gorson Trek

    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 .

  • 06Ropeway Ride

    Ropeway 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 

  • 07Kuari 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.

  • 08Visit Trishul Peak

    Visit 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. 

  • 09Visit Joshimath

    Visit Joshimath
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    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.

  • 10Visit Nanda Devi National Park

    Visit Nanda Devi National Park
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    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.