Overview

Wish to bag an everlasting experience being in snow but avoiding it because of the long duration of the trek, long exhausting walks or tenting out in glacial nights? Welcome to Auli-Gurson Meadow. A trek that than spans only 4 days in Auli, arguably the Skiing capital of India, coupled with the fact that the stays are going to be in very comfortable lodges, makes it an ideal trek for someone who wants to have a snow-experience but not ready to compromise on urban comforts.
While on the trail, witness the majestic views of India’s second highest mountain peak, Mt. Nanda Devi, as well as enjoy your cup of tea at the lodge looking at the mighty Himalayan ranges.
This trek is located around Joshimath and Auli in the state of Uttarakhand. The drive from Haridwar to Joshimath is beautiful and runs along the banks of Ganga and Alaknanda.

 

6 Nights 7 Days 10 Feb
Camp Category
Treks - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages
Route Map
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Camp Category
Treks - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport: Delhi - Dehradun - Delhi by AC Vehicle.
  • Local Transport: Dehradun - Auli - Dehradun by chartered non AC vehicle.
  • Accommodation at Auli (in Hotel) during the trek on twin sharing.
  • All meal charges - from Dehradun to Dehradun.
  • Trekking arrangements as per the itinerary.
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
  • Services of a Camp leader from Foliage Outdoors.
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flight / Train arrangement up to New Delhi. 
  • Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks / any other beverages purchased during the journey or at the Destination.
  • Personal expenditure of any kind (personal porterage, telephone, laundry, room service etc.).
  • Charges for Cable Car at Auli.
  • Medical Expenses if incurred.
  • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond the control of the organizers.
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.
Highlights
  • Majestic views of the second tallest peak in India, Nanda Devi.
  • Short duration and non-tiring trails yet the good experience of snow.
  • The thrilling experience of Asia’s highest & longest cable car ride after Gulmarg offering magnificent Himalayan views.
  • All the stays in comfortable lodges and no chilly camping in glaciers.
  • Beautiful views of mountains from the scenically located lodge and lush green trails around.
  • Enjoy the views of lush green landscapes, coniferous forests, high altitude meadows and snow clad peaks.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Overnight to Haridwar
Arrive at Delhi and head overnight to Haridwar.
Day 2 : Haridwar - Auli (2450m) | 280 km | 8-9 hours drive | Overnight at Auli
From Haridwar, we will start for Auli in a private vehicle. The drive passes through the holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and the four out of the Panch-Prayags, namely- Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and Nandprayag. The route runs along the banks of Ganges at first and later along the Alaknanda river.
Arrive in the lodge by evening and soak in the beautiful views of the Alaknanda valley and the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Depending on the time of arrival, you could take a walk in the apple orchards that encircles the lodge or relax in the lodge itself.
Overnight stay at Auli.
Day 3 : Auli - Parsari (3000m) - ITBP - Auli | 4-5 hours trek | Overnight at Auli
After breakfast, we will begin our day hike to the beautiful village of Parsari and ITBP camp.
By afternoon we will reach back to Auli.
During the trek, you would have wonderful views of the mighty Himalayan giants, including Nanda Devi (India’s second highest peak), and sweeping views of Auli, the Joshimath town and the Alaknanda valley.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Auli.
Day 4 : Auli - Gurson meadows (3350m) - Auli | 5-6 hours trek | Overnight at Auli
In the morning we will drive to Auli and further will take a cable car ride to reach the topmost level of the cable car. From there we will start our trek towards Gurson top. Gurson top offers an extraordinary view of the great Nanda Devi. After some time at the top, we will return to the lodge by afternoon and have rest.
Overnight stay at Auli.
Day 5 : Auli - Dhak towards Khullara - Auli | 7-8 hours trek | Overnight at Auli
Post breakfast we drive to Dhak village and from there trek towards Khullara. This is an excellent trek which will take you through the aesthetic Himalayan settlements. In the afternoon we will trek back to Dhak village and board the vehicles and then proceed towards the hot springs at Tapovan. Later we will drive back to the lodge.
Overnight stay at Auli.
Day 6 : Auli - Haridwar | 280 km | 8-9 hours drive
After breakfast, start the drive to Haridwar. Arrive at Haridwar in the evening and proceed for an overnight journey to Delhi.
Day 7 : Arrive at Delhi
Arrive at Delhi and its time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers till we meet again to share the images and memories of your time spent in the Garhwal Himalayas.