Auli Snow Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This snow trek in Auli takes you over a fairly easy, snow-covered trail to small villages around Auli, through dense alpine jungles of deodar and rhododendron. Apart from hiking past roaring waterfalls and snowy landscapes, you'll grab enchanting views of mountains peaks like Dronagiri, Barmal, Kamet and even Nanda Devi, the tallest mountain peak in India. This trip also takes you over the Auli chair car to the Gorson Bugyal, one of the most breathtaking meadows in Uttarakhand. Apart from trekking, you'll also visit the natural hotsprings at Tapovan and the ancient, heritage temples of Joshimath.

    A mix of adventure and sightseeing, this relatively easy trek is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for the classic winter experience in Uttarakhand.

    Destination

    Located in the midst of Uttarakhand's Garhwal Himalayas, Auli is popular winter destination attracting travellers from all around the world. Here, the winter season brings with it adequate snowfall, blanketing every meadow and mountain in sight with a thick layer of snow. The smooth powder of snow over the slopes of Auli have also turned it into a popular skiing destination. Surrounded by sprawling acres of overgrown forests, with nature trails meandering through the Himalayan wilderness, the town of Auli offers multiple, amazing treks.

    During this Auli snow trek, you'll stay in hotels for three nights and dome tents for one night. This ensures a great trekking experience by combining the comforts of staying in a hotel with the adventure of camping in tents.

    Destination highlights

    • Experience Uttarakhand's winter and snow on this Auli snow trek.
    • Spot beautiful, snow-covered mountain peaks while trekking.
    • Camp in tents for a night, pitched at a picturesque campsite.
    • Visit the hot-springs of Tapovan and ancient temples of Joshimath.
    • Take a ride on the Auli chair car and trek to the Gorson Bugyal.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to sign a liability/disclaimer form before beginning the snow trek in Auli.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the snow trek in Auli.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Auli snow trek: 85% refund.

    For cancellations made 11-15 days before departure of the Auli snow trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 11 days before departure of the Auli snow trek: no refund.

    In case of now show: no refunds.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    At an additional charge, travellers can also avail a pick-up and drop-off service from Haridwar to Auli on the first and last day of the trek. These additional charges are: INR 12,000 per vehicle for Tata Indigo and INR 20,000 per vehicle for an Innova or Tempo Traveller. In this case, travellers will be picked-up from the Haridwar railway station by 06:30 hrs on day 1 and dropped-off at the Haridwar railway staion by 20:00 hrs on day 5.

    During the Auli snow trek, travellers will be accommodated in the Mountain Rover hotel in Auli. In case of any alternate arrangements, travellers will be informed before arrival in Auli.

    Check-in time of 16:00 hrs and check-out time of 10:00 hrs are reasonably flexible up to a certain extent.

    The winter season in Auli brings temperatures ranging to a maximum of 10 degrees in the afternoon. Travellers are advised to carry enough warm clothes and sweaters with them.

    At an additional charge of INR 200 per day, travellers can also rent snow shoes during the trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life while trekking in Auli.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this snow trek in Auli depending upon weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Auli, Uttarakhand
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    End point
    Dhak, Uttarakhand
    Time of departure
    04:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    16 hrs
    Total distance covered
    28 kms
    Start point elevation
    8218 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10006 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6150 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of the Auli Snow Trek: Arrive in Auli

    Arrive in Auli and check into your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Relax in your hotel rooms and lose yourself with the breathtaking views of Uttarakhand's mountains, seen right from your private sit-out at the hotel. You can also venture out in the city to stroll the streets or visit the local marketplace. Overnight in a hotel at Auli.

    Day 2 of the Auli Snow Trek: Day trek to Gorson Bugyal

    Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the mass of snow-capped peaks outside your window. Today, you'll be trekking to the nearby destination of Gorson Bugyal. You'll begin with a with a chair car ride from Auli to reach the location where the trail begins. You'll trek across alpine forests of deodar and rhododendron trees and bushes.

    At Gorson Bugyal, spectacular views of mountain peaks like Barmal, Dronagiri, Kamet, Mana and many more will be waiting for you. Spend some time in the beautiful scenery of the meadow, painted white with thick snow in the months of winter, and retrace your steps back to Auli. Overnight in a hotel at Auli.

    Day 3 of the Auli Snow Trek: Auli to Tugasi

    Begin an adventure-packed day by heading towards the village of Tugasi. Extending a short distance of 8 kms from Auli, the trail to Tugasi takes you through dense forests, interrupted by small villages and roaring waterfalls. With magnificent views of peaks in the distance, you'll arrive at Tugasi by late afternoon. Here, you can help in pitching the dome tents, if you'd like to do so. Spend the evening admiring snowy views of the Himalayan wilderness. Overnight in tents at Tugasi.

    Day 4 of the Auli Snow Trek: Tugasi to Joshimath

    In the morning, you'll begin the downhill hike from Tugasi towards the village of Dhak. After a short trek, you'll reach the village, where you'll board vehicles and travel to Joshimath. En route, you'll stop to visit the massive hot-springs at Tapovan. At Joshimath, you can explore the town and visit some of its heritage attractions like the temples of Shankaracharya, Kalpavriksha or Narsimha. Overnight in a hotel at Joshimath.

    Day 5 of the Auli Snow Trek: Depart from Joshimath

    Post an early breakfast, check-out of the hotel. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    04:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Tugasi
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tugasi
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Joshimath
    End point
    Joshimath
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in a hotel for 3 nights in Auli and Joshimath on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents for 1 night in Tugasi on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: sleeping bag, mattresses, dome tents
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent while camping
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5 (including evening snacks)
    • Travel arrangements from Dhak-Joshimath in shared, private vehicle
    • One round ticket of the Auli chair car
    • Services of experienced, English-speaking trek leader and support crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage while trekking (maximum of 10 kgs soft luggage)
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements from home city to Auli and Joshimath to home city
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Wind/water-proof jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Thermal wear (top and bottom)
    • Trekking shoes
    • Cap/hat and monkey cap
    • Quick-dry t-shirt/shirts and track pants
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Sweater
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases or trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for transport from Dhak-Joshimath
    • All equipment required for camping: sleeping bag, mattresses, dome tents
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Water bottle
    • ID proof
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars, chocolates etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion and moisturizing cream
    • Personal toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Power bank
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Auli Snow Trek: Arrive in Auli

    Overnight in a hotel at Auli.

    Arrive in Auli and spend the day at leisure. You'll be accommodated in the Mountain Rover hotel or similar on a twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants and eateries in Auli to have additional meals at your own expense. At an additional charge, you can also avail a pick-up and drop-off service between Haridwar railway station-Auli.

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    Day 2 of the Auli Snow Trek: Day trek to Gorson Bugyal

    Overnight in a hotel at Auli.

    Take a ride on the Auli chair car and embark on a day trek to the Gorson Bugyal. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch may be a packed lunch, served during a rest stop while trekking. While all meals will be vegetarian, egg preparations will also be available in most meals. You'll also be served some evening snacks by late evening.

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    Day 3 of the Auli Snow Trek: Auli to Tugasi

    Overnight in tents at Tugasi.

    Trek from Auli to Tugasi. You'll be accommodated in dome tents at the Tugasi campsite on twin-sharing basis. You'll be given a sleeping bag and a mattress for a restful night's sleep. The campsite is also equipped with a common kitchen/dining tent to prepare and serve meals and common washroom tent in a dry-pit style. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Auli Snow Trek: Tugasi to Joshimath

    Overnight in a hotel at Joshimath.

    Trek from Tugasi to Dhak, and travel from Dhak to Joshimath in a private, shared vehicle. Throughout the entire trek, you'll be accompanied by an experienced, English-speaking trek leader and a support crew of helpers, porters and cooks. You'll be accommodated in the Himalayan Abode hotel or similar on a twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Auli Snow Trek: Depart from Joshimath

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Check-out of the hotel and depart for your next destination. Today's meal package includes breakfast only.

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