For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun. Train or bus travel to Haridwar is highly recommended, as there are multiple options from Delhi.
If you want to know what it feels like to trek in the snow, but are not too keen to camp out in tents in the cold, this 5-day adventure is perfect for you! You'll use a wonderfully cosy lodge in Auli (Uttarakhand) as your base-camp, and head out every morning to explore the winter wonderland that surrounds you.
You'll be exploring meadows filled with snow, trekking to vantage points to get views of the Himalayan peaks around, and walking through apple orchards. You'll also go on a cable-car ride to get to Gurson meadow, trek through quaint Himalayan settlements and villages, and take a dip in the hot springs at Tapovan.
This trek to Auli can be undertaken by anyone with reasonable fitness, who loves the idea of being in the mountains during the snowy season. It's also a great trek for couples and families with young children.
Auli is known for its short summers and beautiful, long winters. As an adventure destination, there are stunning mountainscapes, trekking trails, apple orchards, meadows and forests to be explored. You'll trek to Auli in the snow, and watch skiiers flying down the slopes around.
The lodge you'll be staying at is set in the middle of an apple orchard, with views of the mountain ranges around. This lodge has cosy interiors, with deluxe rooms, running hot water, balconies with stunning views, and queensized beds.
See what winter looks like on this snow trek in Auli. | Build a snowman, make snow angels, have a snowball fight, and enjoy the snowy landscape. | Drink your morning cuppa with spectacular views of towering Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi. | Ride in a cable car over snowy landscape. | Explore the hot springs of Tapovan.
You'll meet your guide in Haridwar and be driven to Auli. This is a beautiful 8 or 9 hour drive, taking you through the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and later through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. The route is along the Ganges at first and later along the Alaknanda. By evening, you'll arrive at the lodge and can spend the evening relaxing, and maybe take a walk through the apple orchards around. Overnight in the lodge.
Himalayan Eco Lodge
Tonight you'll sleep in a cosy Himalayan lodge in deluxe rooms, with queensized beds, attached washrooms with running hot and cold water, and balconies with mountain views.
See more: http://www.himalayanecolodges.com/auli.php
For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the 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 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 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 trek to Auli: No refund.
No show: No refund.
Payment for this trek to Auli will not be adjusted towards any future trips.
The operator has a set of guidelines for the trek to Auli 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 on this trek to Auli.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the winter treks.
While on the trek to Auli, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.