Haridwar is easily accessible via the well connected railways from across many cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. You can also opt for overnight buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to Haridwar.
Head to the Himalayas to experience Auli, one of the best winter sport destinations in India. This is where you'll take your first shaky steps on skis, slipping and sliding as you struggle to keep your balance. But four days later, you'll glide down the same slope with ease, admiring your own skills and how great it feels to ski. This 6 day skiing adventure in Auli involves 4 days of skiing lessons, where you'll learn the basics, like how to stand, balance, apply brakes, and manage runs and turns. There are experienced instructors to guide you through each step, although they can't prevent you from falling over many times during this course.
On this skiing trip, you'll be staying in Joshimath and taking the daily chair car to Auli for your skiing lesssons. After the lessons are over, you'll walk back to Joshimath. The chair car takes you over 3.5-4 kms, with spectacular views of the white slopes and the peaks all around, especially Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri.
NOTE: This trip requires no previous experience and can be undertaken by enthusiastic beginners.
Located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Auli is a prominent ski destination in India. With its high altitude and mammoth meadows, Auli's white undulating slopes are perfect for a thrilling ski adventure with the Himalayas towering in the background. There are nursery slopes for beginners to practise on, but when you're ready for it, the 3 kms slope is the ultimate thrill!
Every day, you'll hitch a lift from Joshimath to Auli in one of the longest and highest chair cars in India, riding high above the tree tops and slopes. It's a fun way to get a bird's eye view of the gorgeous landscape, so don't forget to carry your camera!
Spend 6 days in the snowy paradise of Auli. | Learn to walk all over again, only this time with ski boots. | Take a ride on one of India's longest chair car rides, covering 3.9 kms in about 20 mins. | Enjoy 4 hours of skiing lessons, and spend the rest of your day making snowmen or going for walks in the snow.
Arrive at Haridwar railway station by 06:00 hours and meet your operator. You'll be driven to Auli from here, in a shared private vehicle. It is an 8-hour long journey, and you'll be able to see the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River flowing alongside, as well as the confluences of Devprayag and Rudraprayag. You'll get to Joshimath by evening and will settle into a comfortable guesthouse. You can go for a walk or spend a relaxed evening here. Overnight in guesthouse.
Overnight stay in guesthouse.
You'll be picked up at 06:00 hrs at Haridwar railway station and will be driven to Auli. There are no meals provided during transit and you can order and pay for your own breakfast and lunch on the way. You'll reach the guesthouse by evening and eat a delicious dinner here. You'll be staying in a cosy guesthouse on triple/quadruple sharing basis (couples get twin-sharing rooms). Your rooms are well-equipped with an attached washroom, geyser for running hot water, in-room heater, TV and comfy bed
For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of Auli skiing course: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can book any other trek within a year.
For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Auli skiing course: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can choose to go for the same trek with any other batch within a year.
For cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Auli skiing course: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can choose to go on the same trek in the same season.
For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Auli skiing course: No refund, but you can transfer the trek to a friend, for the same date.
In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements of the operator.
Participants will only be able to change their dates/batch of the trek depending on the seats available.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the skiing in Auli.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs and cigarettes during the Auli skiing course is strictly prohibited.