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  • Trip introduction

    This winter trek in Auli is perfect for those who want to experience a Himalayan winter, without camping in the outdoors. You'll trek in the day, and spend nights in a beautiful snow lodge in Auli. Every day, you'll head out to a new location, from apple orchards and pine forests to the gorgeous Gurson meadow.

    This winter trek to Auli can be undertaken by anyone who loves the idea of being in the mountains and is reasonably physically fit. Trekking newbies or families with children will enjoy the conveniences of the lodge, and the wilderness of winter in the Himalayas.

    Destination

    Auli is beautiful in summer or in winter, with pretty pine forests, gentle slopes, and sweeping views of the mountains around. However, in winter, Auli will take your breath away. The slopes here are famous for skiing and winter sports, and for the cable car ride that is one of the longest in India.

    Your lodge in Auli is set in an apple orchard, with views of the apple trees that are weighed down with snow. You'll be able to watch the sun rising or setting over snowy peaks, and enjoy hot meals, delicious soup, and cosy beds at night.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy all the fun of a winter trek in Auli, with the conveniences of a warm room at night. | Stay in a cosy snow lodge with great views of mountains and apple orchards. | Trek to Gurson meadow to see the pristine snowfall. | Watch the sun setting over spectacular Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi. | Build a snowman or have a snowball fight.

    Activity Details

    8500

    10990

    8000

    36 kms

    20 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of winter trek to Auli: Drive to Auli

    You'll be picked up in Haridwar and will be driven to Auli. It's a long drive of 8-9 hours, with the road winding along the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and later through the confluences of the rivers here. By evening, you'll arrive at the lodge and will check in and spend the rest of the evening as you please. Overnight in the lodge.

    Himalayan Eco Lodges and Camps

    Nestled in the lap of snow peaks, the Himalayan Eco Lodge in Auli, has some spectacular views and stellar service that is sure to keep you coming back for more.

    http://www.himalayanecolodges.com/auli.php

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Auli

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2 of winter trek to Auli: Trek to Parsari village and ITBP
    Day 3 of winter trek to Auli: Trek to Gurson Meadow
    Day 4 of the winter trek to Auli: Trek to Khulara
    Day 5 of the winter trek to Auli: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the winter trek to Auli: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-45 days before the departure of the winter trek to Auli: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the winter trek to Auli: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the winter trek to Auli: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Payment for this Auli winter trek will not be adjusted towards any future trips.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during this winter trek in Auli.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during this winter trek in Auli.

    While on the Auli winter trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients during the Auli winter trek. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the winter trek to Auli. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Haridwar Adventure Snow Trek
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge and camp in Auli on double occupancy basis.
    • Transport in Tempo Traveller/Xylo
    • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 5 as well as snacks, tea and coffee
    • First aid kit
    • Service tax

    Excludes

    • Porter charges to carry your personal bag on the trekking days

    • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
    • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
    • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, cost incurred due to sickness etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack
    • Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge and camp in Auli on single/double occupancy basis

    You need to get

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 3/4
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T-shirt
    • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent and with inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy windcheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Down jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Camp shoes (sneakers/sports shoes)
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Small light weight towel
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (important when traversing through snow)
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books, if you like reading
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in
    • Rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only
    • We carry a first aid or medical kit