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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    8500

    10990

    8000

    36 kms

    20 hrs

    12 kms

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

    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

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Auli

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the trek to Auli: Explore Parsari Village
    Day 3 of the trek to Auli: Gurson Meadows
    Day 4 of the trek to Auli: Trek to Khulara Village
    Day 5 of the trek to Auli: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients on the snow trek in Auli. 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 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 Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
    • Auli Trekking Himalayas Uttarakhand Adventure Snow Trek
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

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

    • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge on twin-sharing basis.
    • 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

    • Transport from Haridwar-Auli-Hariwar (can be arranged for INR 2800)

    • 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
    • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • 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

    • Technical equipment, if required for the activities

    You need to get

    • 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

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