• 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.


    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.

    Activity Details




    28 kms

    16 hrs

    9 kms

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone



    16:00 PM



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    Day 2 of the Auli Snow Trek: Day trek to Gorson Bugyal
    Day 3 of the Auli Snow Trek: Auli to Tugasi
    Day 4 of the Auli Snow Trek: Tugasi to Joshimath
    Day 5 of the Auli Snow Trek: Depart from Joshimath
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • 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


    • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    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.