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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Auli and Gurson meadows is an exceptional winter trek with lots of great sights. We trek in the day, and use our beautiful mountain lodge at Auli as our base camp, where the nights are spent in the comfort of warm and inviting rooms.

    This trek can be undertaken by anyone who loves the idea of being in the mountains and is reasonably physically fit, and is perfect for trekking newbies or families looking for that quick slice of adventure.

    Destination

    Be it short summers or beautiful winters, the Auli region is spectacular when it comes to mountain landscapes and trekking trails. There are superlative sights all along the trail. Also one gets to enjoy trekking in the snow with uninterrupted views of the great Himalayan peaks. Auli is a popular vacation and trekking destination and came into prominence for the beautiful meadows which provide excellent views of the greater Himalayas and also provide ample opportunity for skiing lovers to glide down powdery mountain slopes.

    Our lodge here is spectacularly set in an apple orchard facing the mountain ranges. As this trek is based around the lodge and does not require camping out in the cold, you can reserve all that extra energy to enjoy some skiing.

    Destination highlights

    Walk through thick snow on the scenic trek route | Enjoy spectacular views of high Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi | Photograph the majestic landscape and local flora and fauna | Ski down powdery Himalayan slopes

    Activity Details

    8500

    10990

    8000

    36 kms

    20 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Haridwar – Auli

    We meet in Haridwar and drive to Auli. This is a beautiful drive during which we drive through the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and later through Deoprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag and Nandprayag. The route is along the Ganges at first and later along the Alaknanda. We arrive in the lodge towards evening and soak in the beautiful views of the Alaknanda valley and the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. 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

    00:00 AM

    Food

    None | None | None | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Auli – Parsari – ITBP – Auli
    Day 3: Auli – Gurson Meadows – Auli
    Day 4: Auli – Khulara – Auli
    Day 5: Auli – Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere 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. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Do keep in mind that transport is a very critical component of your trek. This aspect is most often not given proper attention and can result in lot of discomfort especially in the mountains. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. We only use quality vehicles like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller, etc. and no local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except where there are short transfers from the lodge to the trek points, etc. The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.
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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
    • 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 single/double occupancy 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

    • 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 having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters 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 (imp 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