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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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!

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    4 hrs

    Not included

    Included

    No

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    10010 feet

    1312 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of skiing in Auli: Drive to Auli

    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

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Auli

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of skiing in Auli: Basic skiing lessons
    Day 3 of skiing in Auli: Learn to stand and brake
    Day 4 of skiing in Auli: Slope skiing and mastering turns
    Day 5 of skiing in Auli: Advanced ski day!
    Day 6 of skiing in Auli: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the skiing in Auli without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    The operator is not liable or responsible for any injury, accident or death during this Auli skiing trip.

    The cost for this Auli skiing trip does not include any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Participants below the age of 18 years old must provide a valid school/college ID proof or else will be charged the full amount.

    Participants are requested to carry two passport size photographs for the Auli skiing course and must have their ID proof handy whenever requested for.

    For any damage or loss of the ski equipment, the cost will be borne by the participant with a penalty cost charged extra.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Haridwar in shared private vehicle (for 7-8 pax)

    • Accommodation for 5 nights in a guesthouse on triple/quadruple sharing basis (couples will be given twin-sharing rooms)
    • In-room amenities: heater, running hot water, TV, geyser and an attached washroom
    • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
    • One way chair car transfers from day 2 to day 5
    • Basic skiing equipment: ski boots, skis and poles
    • Trained and qualified instructors and support crew
    • First aid kit

    Excludes

    • Meals during transit

    • Snow boarding (can be arranged for INR 1500 per person, per day, with advanced notice)
    • Winter wear and equipment hire which includes jacket, trouser, ski goggles and gloves (can be arranged for approx. INR 700 per person, per day and is payable on the spot)
    • Personal expenses like extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, telephone calls, tips, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 non-cotton full sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 fleece t-shirt
    • 1 woollen or fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather/hollofil jacket
    • 1 pair of wind and waterproof jacket and pants
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 woollen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • 1 pair of waterproof trekking shoes
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks (for the night)
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
    • Not to wear - Shorts, jeans, light jogging pants, etc.
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Slippers

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Haridwar-Haridwar in a shared private vehicle for 7-8 pax
    • Accommodation for 5 nights in a guesthouse
    • Chair car transfer (one-way) from day 2 to day 5
    • All basic skiing equipment: ski boots, ski and poles
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof (compulsory)
    • Backpack (50-60 ltr) with rain cover
    • Daypack for essentials, with rain cover
    • 1 ltr water bottle
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturiser
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Quick dry towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Sweater
    • Woollen gloves
    • Muffler or woollen hat/headband
    • Floaters/slippers for after skiing hours
    • Down/Hollofil jacket
    • 1 fleece sweater
    • Long-sleeve winter shirts -2
    • Windproof and waterproof pant/ski pants
    • Thermal upper and lower
    • Warm trekking socks
    • Woollen socks for the night

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry a specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.